Reuben Thiessen

Emerging Technology Lead

Stanford University

Reuben Thiessen is a learning technologist at the Stanford Accelerator for Learning, where he conducts AI-related workshops and supports researchers and faculty in AI+Education and emerging technology projects, such as virtual media experiences. He is passionate about finding innovative ways to use technology in education. Prior to Stanford, Reuben was the Chief Technology Officer at, where he led the development and implementation of educational technology programs in low-fee independent schools spanning 15 countries across Africa and Latin America. He holds an M.A. in Education from Stanford University and a B.Sc. in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.