Educational media expert Lauren Speeth holds a BA from Mills College of California, an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California, a DBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and a DMin from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, as well as an Advanced Computer Security Professional Certificate from Stanford, where she also studied philanthropy and chaplaincy. Speeth, who holds a California Community College Teaching Credential in three areas, brings knowledge gained from a lifetime of work in the Silicon Valley – from the startup to the Fortune 50 levels – to our projects. An award-winning filmmaker and writer, she also brings a musical eye honed by years of musical performance, primarily as a classically trained violinist. Music is a thread that runs throughout her works. A full voting member of NARAS and former member of the First Violin section of the Peninsula Symphony, Speeth has produced and played on many albums, penned numerous musical compositions, conducted for a film score, and performed for fundraisers all over the Bay Area. She was privileged to play three times at President Carter’s church in Plains Georgia. Having been mentored by many musical and philanthropic greats, Speeth now enjoys paying it forward, using her skills and affinities to teach and uplift. Speeth, who received an honorary doctorate from Golden Gate University for her commitment to poverty law education, is also an External Advisor for The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, a Lifetime Member of The Carter Center’s Board of Councilors, and a former Trustee of Mills College.