About Zithri

I am a researcher focused on achieving social equity and economic stability in marginalized communities. Over the past 20 years, my work in STEM education and technology workforce development has won national awards and garnered millions of dollars in investment including support from Microsoft, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Social Venture Partners (SVP), the Ashoka Foundation, Adobe, Facebook, and National Institutes of Health (NIH). My work focuses on how to design technology interventions (i.e., programs, products, initiatives, companies) in ways that achieve social equity and economic stability for marginalized communities. [Learn More]

“When I was the Sr. Program Officer for Education at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, we made a significant investment in the vision for TAF Academy. We invested in the people who would make that vision a reality; we invested in Zithri and his group. Thanks to his hard work, today that vision is reality. Zithri is smart, dedicated, visionary, strategic, humble, personable, and so much more. He is a role model to many, and I very much enjoyed working with him. Given an opportunity I would do so again with no reservations.”
— Anson Fatland, Chief of Staff, North Forty, LLC