Who Is Stanford EdTech?

About Us

Their ability to think outside of the box, their expertise in design, and their passion for innovation have served to inspire me and make me a better teacher.

—Maya Adam, MD
Director of Health Media Innovation
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

What We Do

The Educational Technology (EdTech) team applies technology solutions that facilitate a positive learning experience for students, designs and produces high-quality curricular content, and empowers faculty to deliver efficient and effective teaching.

Our Vision

Our vision is to transform Stanford Medicine by acting as a catalyst for the adoption of evidence-based, emerging, and engaging educational technology solutions and to be a leader in the academic community by sharing best practices.

 

Our Partners

  • Stanford School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff
  • Stanford Healthcare
  • Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Stanford Center for Health Education
  • Digital MEdIC
 

Our Strategic Objectives

  1. Discover, research, and create new modalities to measurably improve teaching and learning.
  2. Foster and maintain relationships to increase collaboration at Stanford and beyond as educational technology leaders on a global level.
  3. Maximize educator and learner outcomes and experience.
  4. Design, produce, and assess innovative, effective education content to support the missions of School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care.
  5. Provide educational technology and pedagogical solutions to faculty, staff, students, healthcare workers, and patients.

Our Team

Teggin Summers

Assistant Dean and Director of Educational Technology

Teggin (pronounced with a short ‘e’ as in  ‘yes’) Summers  is the Assistant Dean and Director for EdTech.  She supports this dynamic team across all areas of its programs and services, including classroom support, innovation, and course and content production.  Teggin fosters strategic growth and translation, supporting Stanford Medicine’s full portfolio of programs spanning UME, GME, CME, and clinical care, advancing leading edge teaching and learning for Stanford Medicine.  Teggin has over 20 years  of experience engaging faculty with emerging technologies and professional development, supporting media  production,, and promoting equity and excellence in teaching and learning.

In her free time, Teggin enjoys running, hiking, and wakeboarding with her family and black lab, Sky.

William Bottini

Creative Director

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William Bottini is the Creative Director of EdTech. He has been with the team since 2015. 

Across William’s career he has been creating and leading creative teams to thoughtfully use art, design, filmmaking, storytelling, and emerging technologies in the pursuit of impactful positive change. Before his time at Stanford, he was a founding member of the wellness platform Grokker Inc. He was Head of Video Production there until 2015, when he pursued his Masters Degree in Design at California College of the Arts (CCA). William is based in New York City where he lives with his fiancé.

Pauline Becker

Strategy & Operations Director

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After 28 years in the Stanford academic and professional community, Pauline specializes in process management, connecting teams, customer service, compliance and implementing solutions to support teaching and learning. As EdTech’s Strategy & Operations Director she works to make sure the team has the resources they need to provide Stanford Medicine the best support and the most innovative and effective results.

Outside of work, Pauline is a Mom, cook, world wanderer and passionate connector of people.

Mike McAuliffe

Manager, Portfolio & Projects

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Michael McAuliffe is a program manager with Stanford Health Care's Office of Program Management & IT Governance. Michael's primary program management client is the Stanford Medicine Educational Technology team. He manages the team's academic technology and media production portfolios and provides project management for online course production. 

Beyond his roles with Stanford, Michael enjoys photography and serves as president of a non-profit organization that manages the town hockey facility in Middlebury, Vermont.

Bindu Madhava

Sr. Digital Media Specialist

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Bindu has extensive experience in multimedia, audio-video production and audio-visual design. He provides leadership and direction for video production design, implementation, operations, and support across the organization. In parallel, Bindu provides consultations about AV production for non-profit organizations globally.

Britt Carr

Sr. Academic Technology Specialist

Huy Tran

Lead Digital Media Specialist

Huy is the production lead of our production team. With his BFA in Animation/Illustration, Huy has been a key member of Edtech since 2015. With expertise in  both 2D and 3D, Huy provides the art direction, creative ideas, and technical knowledge in many of our innovative projects. He is currently overseeing the entire production cycle, that includes visual development, animation, motion graphic, 3D modeling, and more. 

When not working, Huy enjoys martial art, and is currently a Jiujitsu and Judo practitioner. He is also a casual gamer and a dog lover, with a Japanese Akita named Mitsu.

Lauren Watley

Digital Media Specialist

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Lauren joined the production team as a digital media specialist in 2015.  She enjoys experimentation and working on projects where it feels more like play than work and where she can try something new. You may find her designing graphics, recording sound on live production shoots, and animating characters and visuals for web-based courses and projects in production. She also likes to create simple interactive experiences using animation and code.

When not in a hermit mode learning  and experimenting with designs and sounds, she enjoys small adventures: like traveling to a new place, going to a concert, or visiting an amusement park on an off day. She also enjoys collecting seasonings and spices for cooking and playing many games involving rubber bands and corks with her cat.

Peter Nguyen

Learning Innovation Specialist

As the team’s Learning Innovation Specialist, Peter opts to leverage emerging technologies and learning design to create impactful educational experiences within biomedical education, and beyond. Prior to Stanford, Peter has worked as a computational biologist (ask him about evolutionary game theory!), a teacher (dare him to recite an excerpt from Campbell’s Biology, 8th Edition!), and an EdTech product implementation manager (reach out for tips and tricks on how to navigate vendors as an introvert!).

Outside of work, you can find Peter…absolutely nowhere outdoors! He is either championing escape rooms and playing board games, binging TV shows and marathoning movies, or dining at the trendiest, most overhyped eateries that Instagram influencers have convinced him are absolutely worth it..

Jessica Whittemore

Instructional Designer

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As one of EdTech’s Instructional Designers, Jessica combines a passion for science education, art, and learning new things, with an obsession with employing empathy and saying what we mean. She uses her background in theater and Environmental Justice to support Stanford Medicine’s continued efforts to deliver excellent digital content that improves health disparity outcomes.

Outside of work, she is probably at the theater, out vintage and secondhand shopping, or at home reading with her cats, plants, and partner.

 

Katherine Cao

Digital Media Specialist

Katherine has provided production support to the EdTech team as a Digital Media Specialist since 2019. She primarily creates illustrations and character designs for EdTech projects, and also dabbles in animation and motion graphics. Prior to joining Stanford, Katherine was a freelance artist.

Tela Caul

Learning Technology Specialist

Tela (Tee-la) joined the EdTech team in 2022 after more than 4 years teaching High School Life Science in Richmond, CA. With degrees in Human Physiology and Digital Learning, Tela has cultivated a passion for accessible, engaging health education through innovative technology tools. 

When she is not reading up on cutting-edge learning technology, Tela is likely out hiking with her two energetic Mini Aussies and her partner in the beautiful Bay Area wilderness.  

Fun fact: Tela was a soprano in her local choir for 12 years and loves to sing and play guitar and ukulele.

 

Claire Follis

Instructional Designer

Claire loves that her role as an Instructional Designer gives her the ability to utilize skills from her project management, learning science, and research background. She is especially passionate about educational equity, within healthcare and beyond, and looks forward to working with the team to use innovation to create learner accessibility. 

Outside of work, Claire is most likely on a plane en route to explore a city, backpack through the wilderness, or ski down a mountain.

 

Grace Sextro

Digital Media Specialist

Grace joined the team as a digital media specialist in 2022.

She has a passion for content creation with a focus on video production and editing. As a recent transplant from Iowa, Grace enjoys soaking in the California sun with her two cats and partner.

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Year Up Data Analytics Intern