CEO K. Rocco Shields
Our fearless leader and Founder/CEO of Genius Academy, K. Rocco Shields, was recently named one of the Top 20 "Most Dynamic CEOS of 2021". For more than 15 years, Shields has collaborated with top-tier universities to create revolutionary immersive curriculum that heightens student engagement through experiential learning and narrative pedagogy. Shields saw a need to democratize online education, so she launched Genius Academy to provide affordable access to dynamic experiential learning assets for all learners.
Shields has received many awards internationally, but is most proud of the Certificate of Merit she received from the United States Congress for her work coupling cinematic arts and social change for her internationally acclaimed film "Love is All You Need?". Shields has developed a following as a thought-leader regarding the impact of media on the individual and on society, which has made her an in-demand public speaker on multiple topics, including experiential education, cinematic engagement, and anti-bullying..