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In the first episode of “Ed Influencers, ISTE Chief Learning Officer Joseph South sits down with Justina Nixon-Saintil, director for corporate social responsibility programs at the Verizon Foundation, to discuss her commitment to ensuring underserved and underrepresented students have access to tech-enabled learning and STEM opportunities. Nixon-Santil, an ISTE Making IT Happen Award winner, reflects on her work that includes overseeing the development, implementation and measurement of the Verizon Foundation’s philanthropic efforts. She also discusses her decision to train to become an educator after working as an engineer, what keeps her going toward her ambitious goals, what most excites her about edtech and when she’ll know that her work is done. Along the way, she shares the thrill she gets from visiting schools and seeing today’s learners immersed in digital creation and STEM learning.  

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