Karisa Tashjian serves as the Director of Education for the Providence Public Library. In this role, she leads the design and implementation of educational and workforce development programming across all ages that results in measurable engagement, value and impact to the community. Common themes in her work are the power of partnerships, technology, strategic vision and fostering opportunity for all. She has an M.Ed from George Washington University and has been a Civics and ESL teacher and Technology Coordinator. Karisa has been the Lead PI on three Institute of Museum and Library Service National Leadership grants over the past six years and has been successful in obtaining grants from a number of sources including state and national workforce development funds. She is a Partner of World Education’s EdTech Center, a Board Member of the New England Literacy Resource Center and a member of the Rhode Island Governor’s Workforce Board’s Career Pathway Committee.