I work at the intersection of technology and human development.
Duke University, SBSI Summit Keynote
The story of my work in education and why I believe new learning technologies are the key to unlocking student potential.
A Look Inside mSchool
Kids and parents talk about the impact of having adaptive learning technology in their local community center.
I build and lead teams that engineer world-class mobile experiences with over 1.5M app installs and counting.
I'm currently building a new product as the Director of Technology for Kids at the New York Times.
I was named to Fobes’ 30 Under 30, Education Week’s "Nine People Who Will Shape Education in the Next 10 Years”, and awarded Teach for America's National Social Innovation Award for my work creating first-to-market tech for kids. The things I value most in my work are the experiences of my teammates and the experiences of our users— the job is solving engineering challenges in ways that reflect those values.
I started my career as an alternative school math teacher in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, but I've also worked in political, government, and non-profit roles before moving into technology – all focused on helping people reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances.
I occasionally present my work in distributed learning systems and adaptive game-based assessment.
"Microschools: A New Model? Will it Last?"
College of William & Mary
Innovating the Industries Series
"Technology and Human Development"
San Francisco, CA
Summit on Improvement in Education
"Education Rising: Collaborative and Strategic Approaches to Talent"
ASU Global Silicon Valley Summit
Presenter, Featured Venture
San Francisco, CA
Software and Information Industry Association Summit
"Assessment Types and Application in Learning Systems"
Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit
Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference
"Adaptive Personalization as a Democratizing Force in Education"
Teach For America Alumni and Educators Conference
"Technology and the Future of Teaching (Why This Time is Different)"
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Talk to you soon,