Context is an interactive mobile application that provides a story-based way to learn about cultures across the globe. The Context user gains cultural learning and sensitivity that goes deeper than language, and internalizes the tools needed to make long-lasting relationships across cultures. By building from a foundation of awareness, respect and humility, Context aims to lead the pioneers of the world in their journey for a wider and more reliable perspective on successful interaction across cultures.
Founder & CEO
Stewart is an undergraduate at Lancaster University who saw the need for cultural understand during a volunteering experience in Fiji. He is currently learning Mandarin.
Content Developer and Outreach
Alex is a politics and international relations undergraduate at Lancaster University, whose plans to travel to study in Australia were thwarted by the Covid-19 pandemic!
Jude is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa with a background in business management, as well as a love for traveling and culture. Jude is also a talented musician and is constantly refining his craft.
Partner Relations and Outreach
Caleb Woods is an Iowa State graduate. He defines culture as an atmosphere consisting of the arts, thoughts, habits and communication methods created and shared by a particular group of individuals.
Yuchen is a postgraduate student at the University of Iowa. She believes things are intertwined and co-exist - human beings, nature, culture, language, etc. They are embedded in and support each other.
Ben Dunn Flores
Ben is a Loughborough design student interested in the good startups can do. A fascination with culture comes from balancing British and Mexican families. I'd like to be able to use something like this when I travel.
Social Media and Marketing
Devika is a service designer and illustrator. She is studying at University of Arts, London. Having lived in India, Singapore and UK, Devika believes that the diverse cultures and experiences have helped shaped her life.
Kate is a Postgraduate student at University of the Arts London studying User Experience Design. As a native of culturally and artistically rich Russia and a travel enthusiast I see Context as a great opportunity for me to grow as a person as well as a professional.
Steph is an undergraduate at Lancaster University studying mechatronic engineering. Culture is important to her as she grew up in an asian English household and spent the last 7 years between Los Angeles and the UK. To truly travel is to become immersed in one's culture, their way of life.
Dimy Doresca, CGBP
Dimy Doresca is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), an International Business Specialist and Consultant, and an International Trainer in Entrepreneurship. He is the Director of the Institute for International Business and a Lecturer in International Business and Entrepreneurship at The University of Iowa. He is also the Academic Director of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program at the University of Iowa.