Krista Marks

Krista Marks

Chief Product Officer

Saga Education

Krista is the Chief Product Officer of Saga Education. She came to Saga through its 2020 acquisition of Woot Math where she was the CEO and Co-Founder. Saga plans to continue to support Woot Math, a research-backed platform designed to help teachers deeply engage and delight students through teacher-led, self-paced and peer-to-peer activities. Prior to Woot Math, Krista was a Vice President at Disney. She came to Disney through its 2008 acquisition of Kerpoof where she was also CEO and Co-Founder. The tools created at Disney and Kerpoof allowed millions of children to create, save and share artwork in safe online environments. Krista was honored with the Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) award for “Emerging Pioneer” at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show. Prior to Kerpoof, Krista worked as a manager and hardware engineer. During this time, she managed products and product teams at Xilinx, a programmable logic semiconductor company. (All of the Woot Math co-founders worked at Xilinx for five or more years). Krista’s team won many awards during this time for delivering innovative networking solutions. Prior to Xilinx, she worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she won the lab’s highest achievement award for her contributions to high energy physics instrumentation. Krista proudly serves on the board of directors for the National Center for Women & Information Technology and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Entrepreneurship (Univ. of Colorado). She is heavily involved in the Boulder startup scene and has been a Techstars mentor for many years. She holds multiple U.S. patents and a Bachelor’s in EECS from the University of South Carolina, where she was proud to be asked to give the 2011 Commencement Address for the College of Engineering and Computing.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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Tutoring as the Key to Educational Equity

Karly Hou
Audrey Wisch
Justin Serrano
Joel Hames
Krista Marks
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