September 16, 2013
I'm new to SF via NYC. Currently at salesforce.com and formerly a technology banker. My personal background as a first-generation college graduate from a single-parent lower-middle income home and time spent working with youth programs in low-income neighborhoods got me interested in how public education facilitates social mobility. I'm also a startup enthusiast and enjoy learning about new technologies in education, retail, and e-commerce. Currently, I'm co-organizing a Startup Weekend EDU in Chicago and taking a web development course in my free time.
Edtech is the meeting point of my personal and professional interests. I'm specifically interested in administrative / data management tools and learning platforms. I'm interested to see how adapting tools and systems that are available to the enterprise can improve how schools are managed and help free up resources for the classroom. I'm also encouraged by in-class and supplemental learning platforms like Knewton etc. that can individualize education and begin to soften a rigid school structure.
EdSurge is supposed to be covering our SW EDU so will definitely begin catching up!
Young professional in tech via finance, interested in how tech can democratize education