Judging Panel

To support the diversity of perspectives and regions participating in the Tools Competition, we’ve pulled together a judging panel of experts in the education field. Our judges are venture capitalists, philanthropists, teachers, researchers, and doers who bring a diversity of opinions and viewpoints to our selection process.


Kumar Garg

Vice President of Partnerships
Schmidt Futures

Julia Quinn

Deputy Director of Philanthropy


Peter Bergman

Assistant Professor of Economics & Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

Matt Dalio


Gouri Gupta

Central Square Foundation

Katy Knight

Executive Director
Siegel Family Endowment

Lydia Logan

Executive Director,
Verizon Innovative Learning Schools directed by Digital Promise

Anu Malipatil

Vice President, Education
Overdeck Family Foundation

Roggers Mayero

Instructional Coach
Education Development Trust

Frank Odayo

Talent Development Manager, Education Expert, & Lecturer
Zeraki Company & Maseno University

Jason Palmer

General Partner
New Markets Venture Partners

Tory Patterson

Managing Director
Owl Ventures

Bryan Richardson

Senior Program Officer:
Data Infrastructure, Gates Foundation

Katrina Stevens

Director of Learning Science
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Gregory Stoddard

Senior Research Director,
Crime Lab New York

Carina Wong

Deputy Director & Senior Advisor For Innovation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation