Mary Jo Madda is currently the Creative Strategy Manager for the Code Next team at Google, where she works to create free computer science education programs for black and Latino/Hispanic students. She recently joined Google after four years at edtech news organization EdSurge, where she was the Director of Audience Development and Senior Editor. At the start of her career, Mary Jo taught middle school math/science with Teach for America’s Houston corps (specifically KIPP Houston) and later with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at St. Cyril of Jerusalem School, where she also served as an administrator, curriculum coordinator, and decathlon coach. Following her years teaching, she was a member of the ScratchED team at the MIT Media Lab, was an instructional coach with MATCH Charter Schools, and served as one of four founding Education Entrepreneurship Fellows at the Harvard University Innovation Lab while piloting an educational media start-up. She was also a fellow in the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute. Mary Jo has an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She was featured on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for 2016 for her work at EdSurge, and has presented at TEDx Chicago, SXSWedu, and Stanford University.

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