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Emily Dalton Smith


Emily Dalton Smith
Program Officer
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation



Emily is a program officer at the Bill e& Melinda Gates Foundation, where she leads the foundation’s portfolio of digital courseware for middle- and secondary-school students.  Previously, Emily was the director of student services and engagement for Arizona State University’s online campus.  Before joining ASU Online, Emily was the special assistant and director of communications for the ASU provost, and led the development of ASU’s student social networking application.  She began her career in education as a speechwriter and policy analyst at the State University of New York and holds in a master’s degree in political science from ASU.