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Nate Long

Administrative Lead Organizer

Nate Long is the lead organizer for the Boston EdTech Meetup. With a longstanding interest in education, he hopes technology can improve learning for everyone. During the day, he works as a Software Engineer at HubSpot in Cambridge.

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Alan Foster

Administrative Co-Organizer

Alan Foster was a co-organizer for the Boston EdTech Meetup and now sits on the board of directors for the Boston EdTech Foundation. He currently works out of the MIT Game Design Lab as the CEO of an augmented reality startup focusing on mixed reality publishing by creating seamless experiences between the physical world and digital content. 

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Adriana Heredia

Events Lead Organizer

After starting a career as a strategy consultant, Adriana found her passion in the power that results from merging the Education and the Technology industries. From expanding access to education to the innovation opportunities it provides, Adriana believes EdTech will open up and democratize education. 

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Pooja Prasanna

Event Organizer - Marketing

Pooja graduated from Babson College with her MBA and is currently working as a Product Manager for Examity. She is highly passionate about education and believes strongly that technology will change the way we learn! She has previously worked with the education eco-system in India, and has found that there are multiple ways to make a huge impact.

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Robyn Belair

Event Organizer - Marketing

I design and build online and hybrid courses for undergraduate and graduate programs. By incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) core principles with user experience (UX) and accessibility concerns - in a pedagogical framework I've come to think as "learning experience design" (LX) - I partner with faculty and instructional librarians or other academic staff to develop a rigorous and engaging learning experience. 

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Peter Atwood

Event Organizer - Marketing

Peter Atwood is an adjunct instructor at the Boston Architectural College. He focuses on design technology education and researching new pedagogical models to better prepare future designers for the world of tomorrow. Educated as an architect, he is engaged in a variety of productive activities which explore the space between technology and information.

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Laura Gifford

Event Organizer

An MBA graduate from Hult International Business School, Laura’s passion for life-long learning and fascination with technology’s role in education saw her enter into the world of EdTech. Having spent 6 years as an ESL teacher internationally she believes that education opens doors for students and technology can facilitate their transition into a global society.

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Jeff King

Event Organizer

Jeff was a chemistry and Chinese teacher at a high school serving students of Camden, New Jersey for five years. During that time, he started learning to code to create more engaging lessons for his students. Now he’s a software engineer who hopes to leverage his teaching experience to create meaningful learning opportunities for teachers and their students.