Army combat veteran, national bestselling author, and social entrepreneur
Wes Moore's first book, "The Other Wes Moore," became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller as a story that conveys the importance of individual decisions alongside community support.
Wes graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University. He completed an MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Wes served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in the United States Army and participated in a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Wes has been featured by USA Today, TIME Magazine, People Magazine, Meet the Press, The Colbert Report, The View, MSNBC and NPR, among many others. He is also a producer and has also hosted programs such as Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as two shows on PBS: American Graduate Day 2014 and Coming Back with Wes Moore, which focuses on the reintegration of veterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Today, Wes Moore’s mission is to help young people succeed and make the right choices through education and awareness alongside the support of their parents, teachers and mentors. Moore is the Founder and CEO of BridgeEdU, an innovative college platform that addresses the college completion and job placement crisis. BridgeEdU reinvents the freshman year in a way that engages students in real-world internships and service-learning opportunities in addition to core academic classes.
Wes is also the author of a new book, "The Work," which released on January 13th, 2015 as an instant New York Times Bestseller. "The Work" picks up where "The Other Wes Moore" left off and follows Wes’s journey to the point where he discovered meaning in his work through service. While detailing his own path to purpose, "The Work" also profiles a dozen other inspiring people who have found their mission by uplifting their communities.
Currently, Wes lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.