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Vanessa Monterosa

Senior Program & Policy Development Specialist, L.A. Unified School District

Dr. Vanessa Monterosa is an expert in digital strategy and executive communications, with over 10 years of strategic programming and planning experience in the education field. She is a trained qualitative researcher passionate about collecting, synthesizing, and uplifting edtech narratives that impact K–12 and higher education. As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Monterosa received a doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Long Beach, where she conducted a qualitative case study examining system-level supports that cultivate digital citizenship practices from the district level to the classroom. She currently engages in praxis-oriented work within L.A. Unified, designing comprehensive edtech programs for educators district-wide.

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