EdTech Hero: Barbara Soots paves the way for OER adoption in Washington
October 20, 2017
Soots “listens, advises and gently nudges” districts to understand and embrace open educational resources.
Vice President - Oracle Academy
Alison Derbenwick Miller is vice president at Oracle Academy, where she leads an international team at Oracle responsible for philanthropic outreach to advance computer science education. She also serves on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Education Board, the ACM Education Advisory Council, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Advisory Council, and as a Colorado STEM Champion Board member.
Most recently, she led Oracle’s commitments to two White House initiatives, Computer Science for All and Let Girls Learn, and championed Oracle’s involvement in the USAID-sponsored Build-IT project in Vietnam. She holds bachelor’s degrees in communication and in history with honors from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California at Berkeley.