Terry Nathan has co-founded and participated in early-stage start-ups in both the software and learning spaces. From 2004-2018, he was president of IYRS School of Technology & Trades, an industrial arts, post-secondary school for makers and builders. Prior to IYRS, he co-founded and served in executive positions for two software companies - one in the publishing industry; the other related to digital asset and content management systems. During this period in the 1980s-90s, he worked with both start-up publications and many of the largest publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Reed Elsevier, Forbes Media, Transcontinental Media, Condé Nast, and Hachette Publications. He has a BA in humanities from Shimer College, formerly part of The University of Chicago, and a MFA in literature and writing from the University of Montana’s Writer’s Workshop.
Marito Garcia currently serves as Fellow and Adjunct Faculty at Center for Global Initiatives at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA. He is also adviser to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank in education technology and online learning, and digital credentialing employing blockchain technology. As a former World Bank Sector Manager for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean Region, he was responsible for a $2.8 billion portfolio of education programs in 32 countries, covering K-12 education, skills and workforce development, and higher education. In addition, he spearheaded program innovations in skills and workforce development as Lead Economist and Manager for the New Economy Skills for Africa Program, which introduced online learning and MOOCs for training, business process outsourcing (BPOs) and online outsourcing. Marito is author of several books in consumer economics, conditional cash transfers, and education technology. He holds a PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and completed an Executive Program at the Harvard Business School.
Paulette has extensive experience in the high-tech industry. Prior to turning her focus to education and edtech, she held senior executive positions in leading high-tech companies, as VP and General Manager in Dell’s Software Group, Executive Vice President at Juniper Networks, and Vice President and General Manager at Cisco Systems where she was responsible for leading and innovating a $1.5 billion business. She currently serves as a board member/advisor to several ed tech companies.
June has been in the Vodafone Americas Foundation’s leadership role for the past 20 years, where she led the Foundation’s transition towards “Mobile for Good” programs, a strategy to better align with Vodafone’s expertise in technology & innovation. She also developed the Foundation’s Wireless Innovation Project, a competition designed to seek the best wireless technology to address critical global issues; it has identified several winners poised to impact poverty, health, environment, disaster relief and technology access. June served on boards and as advisory capacities for several foundation and nonprofit organizations, most notably on the advisory committee of the Vodafone Group Foundation & United Nations Foundation Technology Partnership. June received her teaching credential & liberal studies degree from San Francisco State University, masters & specialist credential at the University of San Francisco.
Nathan Gloier is a Group Vice President and technology leader at CBRE, a global commercial real estate services company. Previously, he led technology product teams at Capital One, consulted for Fortune 500 companies and built software and product strategy for several early stage startups in Southern California. Nathan has an MBA with emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University and a BS in Cognitive Science with specialization in Computation from the University of California, San Diego. At UC San Diego, he was involved with the Interactive Cognition Lab and the lab's research of Online Learning delivery.
Sarah Loos is a software engineer at Google Research who has worked on logical analysis and formal verification of distributed hybrid systems, and deep learning for theorem proving. She completed a Ph.D. in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, creating differential Refinement Logic for comparing and verifying hybrid systems. During her time at CMU, Sarah was a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Sarah has previously served on the board of trustees and board of advisors for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.
Mr. Rowe assisted in forming Learning Equality as a nonprofit corporation and continues to act as our legal counsel, in addition to being a member of our board of directors. Mr. Rowe has over 50 years of experience as a business attorney. He is general counsel for more than 100 corporations, limited liability companies, and nonprofit corporations. He has been named by the San Diego Magazine and the Los Angeles Times as one of the top attorneys in California each year during the past 20 years. He is a former Superior Court Juvenile Court Referee (Judge), former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego and Associate Professor at San Diego State University. Mr. Rowe’s past experience working with troubled youth as a Juvenile Probation Officer, and later as a Juvenile Court Judge enables him to make unique contributions as a member of our board of directors.