bio & awards

Jenny Buccos is a multi-award winning director and producer. She is the founder of the ProjectExplorer educational non-profit, a multimedia education strategist, and an agent for global citizenship.

She the Creator and Executive Producer of Crash Test World - a family-focused TV series with Kari Byron (Mythbusters) and Intuitive Content. (airing on Discovery in 2020.)


In 2003, before the existence of YouTube, she founded, a free multimedia website designed to educate primary and secondary school students about global issues and world cultures and histories. She has directed and produced over 500 short films working with leaders and visionaries including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Belize’s First Lady Kim Simplis Barrow, Ziggy Marley, and Anthony Bourdain.

An international specialist in video and media-focused curriculum design, Jenny provides consulting services for educational, cultural, and non-profit organizations focused on increasing student access and engagement.


Jenny has travelled to over 70 countries. When not travelling she splits her time between Brooklyn, New York and Amsterdam, Netherlands.



Three-time recipient of Parent’s Choice GOLD Award for Excellence in Educational Programming

Nat'l School Board Association's "20 to Watch"  within the EDTech community (2013)

NY1’s NYer of the Week (July 12, 2013)


Center for Digital Education's "Top 40 Innovator" 

in Education (2013)

White House Champion of Change (2012)

Recipient of a National Award for Citizen Diplomacy (2010)


© Jenny M Buccos, 2018. Images by Zoe D'Amato & Polly Rusyn