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Georgia Thompson has played a pivotal role in the development of the Institute since 2015. She is a Political Science alumnus of the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu where she was first introduced to Dr. Louis Herman’s model of the truth quest as a basis for personal development, political transformation, and cosmology-building. After graduating she continued to practice the principles of the model in her work around the world in Japan, the U.S., and England. Georgia has worked predominately as a Community Readiness Consultant for the U.S. military. While in England she also served as Partnerships Director for ThisWay Global, an artificial intelligence startup launched at the University of Cambridge Enterprise incubator.
As Communications Director for the Institute for a New Political Cosmology, Georgia represented the Institute at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaiʻi in 2016. She also accompanied Dr. Herman on research trips to South Africa in 2017 and 2018 to develop partnerships with organizations such as the Sea Change Project, Organization for Noetic Ecology, Greyton Transition Town & Valley Food Gardens, and the WILD Foundation. In 2019, Georgia co-presented “Repairing the Ecology of Consciousness” with Dr. Herman at the Global Earth Repair Conference in Port Townsend, Washington.
Georgia is currently working on an M.A. in Communications and Journalism at the University of Hawaiʻi–Mānoa. Fun fact: Georgia had the privilege to experience cold water diving in South Africa with naturalist and filmmaker Craig Foster and consult on the Oscar-winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher, directed by Pippa Ehrlich of the Sea Change Institute.