Today, we are talking with Jordan Pedraza. After working at Google for five years, Jordan is currently head of community at Remind, Inc, an education technology startup in San Francisco that provides a messaging app for schools. She wears many hats in her role —business development, partnerships, marketing, product, and support. Jordan serves on the Pomona College Alumni Board and currently serves as president of the board for 2016-17. As a former Google employee, she leads Community for Xooglerpreneurs, a group of ~800 former Googlers who are involved with entrepreneurship as founders, consultants, or employees of startups across the world.
Here is what we talked about with Jordan.
- Tell us about yourself and what you do.
- One of the things we have been working on this year is to describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions we want our graduates to have leaving school to go on to college and career. Describe for us the work environment at Remind, and what are the required knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful?
- How important is the knowledge students learned in K12 and college when they walk in the door to work at Remind? How about skills and dispositions?
- What suggestions do you have for high school students wanting to pursue a career in the startup field? What experiences might they take advantage of now while in high school?
- Designing learning spaces is a hot topic of conversation in education right now. Describe the work culture at Remind. What does it look like? Sound like? How is it different from the traditional work culture, and are there any aspects you wish would have been a part of your K12/college learning environments?
- What beautiful questions are you thinking about these days? What are you working on? What’s inspiring you?
Join the Conversation
Each episode we leave you with a couple of questions to think about…with the idea of provoking conversation. This episode’s questions:
- What does the knowledge, disposition and skills profile of a graduate look like in your school? What would you like to change after listening to this podcast episode?
Explore Additional Resources
- Connect with Jordan On Twitter – @JordanPedraza
Ask us a question or suggest an idea for a future episode!
If you have a question or suggestion for a future episode, please click on the red Send Voicemail button on the right and leave us a message!
Subscribe to the Podcast
If you have enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes! We would really appreciate you leaving a review as we build our podcast show and listener base.