Elisabeth Stock

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Introduction Elisabeth Stock built Computers for Youth from a nascent nonprofit in 1999 to a national leader in improving the home learning environment of low-income families. Recognized as an expert in her field, Elisabeth has served as an advisor to both the NYC Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio and has published a policy paper with the Benton Foundation. Prior to her work at CFY, Elisabeth served as a White House Fellow (1996-1997), where she was the principal architect of a program that enables Federal agencies to donate surplus computers directly to needy schools. She was a high school teacher for two years while a Peace Corps volunteer and later worked for the World Bank on appropriate technology in Africa, traveling extensively and publishing numerous articles. Elisabeth holds four degrees from MIT: two bachelor's degrees - one in engineering and one in writing - and two master's degrees - one in urban planning and one in technology and policy. She also holds a patent for a medical device.