Lewis Leiboh

Senior Program Officer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he focuses on educational technology in K-12, particularly the application of emerging technologies to solving complex teaching and learning opportunities in math education. Lewis Leiboh has spent the past twenty years leading educational technology teams and programs, combining his experience as an engineer, a startup entrepreneur, and a middle school math teacher.Previously, Lewis worked at Google, leading partnerships and business development with top educational technology partners globally, supporting them in building great products, growing sustainable businesses, and reaching and impacting teachers, parents, and students.Before joining Google, Lewis headed up Teach For America's national team focused on educational technology and data systems initiatives. He spent ten years with Teach For America, including as a 7th and 8th grade math teacher in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to TFA, Lewis helped launch and manage wireless start-up software firm Lobby7, provider of a next generation multimodal application platform for mobile operators. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, and a Master of Education from Arizona State University.Lewis believes technology can play an important role in the incredibly hard work to improve academic achievement and put students on a different life path.