Partnership for After School Education

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Keynote Speakers


Dr. Christopher Emdin

Christopher Emdin is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. The creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement and Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S., author of the award-winning book Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation and the New York Times Best Seller, For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll Too. Emdin was named the 2015 Multicultural Educator of the Year by the National Association of Multicultural Educators and has been honored as a STEM Access Champion of Change by the White House under President Obama. In addition to teaching, he served as a Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the US Department of Energy.


Lisa Skeete Tatum

Lisa Skeete Tatum is founder and CEO of Landit, a technology platform created to increase the success and engagement of women in the workplace. The platform offers a turn-key "one size fits one" solution that enables companies to attract, develop, and retain high-potential diverse talent. Previously, Lisa was a General Partner for over a decade with Cardinal Partners, a $350M+ early stage healthcare venture capital firm. Lisa also worked for Procter & Gamble, GE Capital, and founded her own consulting practice.

Lisa serves on numerous high growth, public, and non-profit boards including Surgical Care Affiliates (NASDAQ:SCAI), Cornell University Board of Trustees, McCarter Theater, The Princeton Area Community Foundation, and the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors. Lisa received her BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the Kauffman Fellow Class 4 and the 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Inc., CNBC, BBC Business and named one of the Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016 by Inc. Landit was named one of the Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016 by Fast Company.