Elise Smith is the CEO of Praxis Labs, a social impact venture that advances diversity and inclusion outcomes through Virtual Reality based learning experiences. Prior to this work, Elise invested in and coached entrepreneurs developing diversity and inclusion solutions and published diversity and inclusion research and resources on the Diverse Leaders team at NewSchools Venture Fund. Elise began her career at IBM Watson where she developed Watson for Education products, led B2B sales, as well as edtech partnerships for the Watson platform. Elise holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and is pursuing an MBA/ MA in Education at Stanford University. Elise is passionate about scaling access and opportunity with the goal of creating a more equitable society.