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.
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.
June has been in the Vodafone Americas Foundation’s leadership role for the past 18 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.
Mr. Rowe has 41 years of experience as a business attorney and has acted as general legal counsel for more than 100 businesses. Mr. Rowe is currently a partner at Rowe Mullen, LLP; and was formerly a partner at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP. His court admissions include the United States Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, as well as all California Appellate courts. In addition to his practice, Mr. Rowe formerly served as Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, and Associate Professor at San Diego State University. He has extensive experience in purchase and sale of business transactions.
Marito Garcia currently serves as Adjunct Faculty and Fellow at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and has experience working in 55 countries during his 18 years at the World Bank where he served as Senior Staff. While at the World Bank, Marito served in numerous capacities as Sector and Program Management roles with work focusing on education, orphans and vulnerable children, technical-vocational skill development, and early childhood development in Latin America and Sub-Saharan countries. He holds a PhD in Development Economics from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and completed an Executive Program at the Harvard Business School.
Bilal works in the EdTech sector and spends his time thinking about overcoming the global knowledge divide. He is currently Director Strategic Partnerships at Edmodo. Previously he was Dean of Translations at Khan Academy and VP Development for an international network of private schools. Bilal has an MBA and MA in education from Stanford University and a BS in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nathan Gloier is a technology leader for a Top 10 U.S. bank. Previously, he 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.