Gabrielle Kappes is an Account Manager on the Education Partnerships team at Lightcast where she works to maintain and serve the greater educational ecosystem and education-based industry relationships. Prior to joining Lightcast, she received her Ph.D. in English from The City University of New York Graduate Center and taught in the B.A. and M.A. writing and literature programs at CUNY. Her scholarship on how digital pedagogies and social media platforms can be used as tools for student-centered writing and social advocacy has been published in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. She is passionate about helping to cultivate EdTech opportunities that are inclusive and support diverse learner populations.