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Audience in Lecture






Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder




Elisabeth Stock built PoweMyLearning from a nascent non-profit in 1999 into a national leader in the K-12 education space. Recognized as an expert in her field, Stock was invited to give a TEDx talk in April 2011 and was awarded a life-long Ashoka fellowship. She has been asked to give high-level briefings at the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Communications Commission, and she has served as an advisor to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the NYC Department of Education.

Stock has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio and has published Op-Eds in media outlets such as Education Week and the Huffington Post. From 1996-97, she served as a White House Fellow in the Office of the Vice President, where her experience as the principal architect of a government-wide education technology program led her to launch PowerMyLearning a year later. Stock was a high school teacher for two years while a Peace Corps volunteer and later worked for the World Bank on appropriate technology in Africa. She also worked at the Vera Institute of Justice and helped the Open Society Institute start the After-School Corporation.

Stock served as a member of the MIT Board of Trustees (1997-2002) and is the youngest individual ever to be appointed to the MIT Executive Committee (2000-2002). She continues to serve on committees for the Institute. She has earned four degrees from MIT. She also holds a patent for a medical device.

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