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 Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University and a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow. In addition to serving on the board of FLE, Sarah is a board trustee for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and she serves on the ACM-W Council.
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.
Marshall "Mike" S. Smith is retired and a Visiting Resident Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and a Visiting Scholar in Education at Harvard. His most recent full time assignment was as the Senior Counselor to U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, and Director, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Education. Earlier Dr. Smith was the Program Director for Education at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Yin is head of International Market Development at Khan Academy. Formerly the head of Marketing and Global Initiatives at Coursera, she led the partnership with the US Department of State to create the Global Learning Hubs initiative in over 50 countries, while localizing the Coursera platform into 20 languages. Prior to education technology, Yin led teams at Google and Microsoft to build scalable programs and products reaching audiences of 300 Million+. She sits on the board of several nonprofits including Learning Equality and Tech Impact, and serves as a TechWomen mentor with the Department of State’s ECA bureau.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Elman is Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is a well-known psycholinguist and pioneer in the field of neural networks. In recent years, he has been helping to coordinate UC San Diego's online education strategy and partnerships.
Formerly a tax accountant at Deloitte, a financial litigator at Bingham McCutchen, and advertising policy strategist at Google, Catherine recently founded a legal analytics startup. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, a B.B.A. and an M.P.A. in business and accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Her certifications include New York State Bar admission, C.P.A. license and Certified Information Privacy Professional.