Adrian Ridner is co-founder and CEO of Study.com, a leading education platform helping over 30 million learners and educators a month in achieving their academic goals. As a Latino EdTech founder and first-generation college graduate, Adrian has spent the past two decades focused on making education accessible for under-supported learners.
Study has donated $24 million across social impact programs committed to increasing access and equity in education for underserved learners. These programs include the Working Scholars initiative, an accelerated pathway for working adults to earn their Bachelor’s degree at no cost – which won California Non-Profit of the Year. And most recently, Keys to the Classroom which addresses the teacher shortage and lack of diversity in the teacher pipeline by helping aspiring educators earn their teacher certification.
In 2019, Silicon Valley Business Journal named Adrian a 40 Under 40 honoree, and Silicon Valley Latino honored him with their prestigious Latino Trailblazer Award. He was selected to serve on Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Game Changers 2020 team to cast a vision of transformative learning and its social impact. Adrian serves on the board of the Riecken Foundation, promoting literacy and access to knowledge in Central America. He also serves as a board member for Cal Poly State University's Engineering & Computer Science advisory council, where he has helped transform the curriculum to prepare graduates for their fast-changing technology careers.
Adrian graduated from Cal Poly University with a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.