Geeta Verma is the founder of LivedX – a student success platform that accredits students lived and learned experiences into college credits focused on transferable skills. This enables youth to succeed in educational and workforce opportunities. LivedX was recognized by Forbes next 1000 companies in 2021, included in the GSV ASU Top 200 elite companies just graduated from the Techstars ‘23 Workforce Development Accelerator. Geeta is also a professor of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education at the University of Colorado Denver. In her work as a STEM education professor, she noticed success challenges faced by minoritized, underserved, and under-sourced students. Her desire to honor students’ backgrounds and create success pathways by translating their experiences into educational credentials was the impetus for LivedX. As an academic, her research interests focus on (in) equity issues in science education, and she creates equitable, imaginative, and innovative STEM learning environments. Professor Verma serves as the co-Editor in Chief for the Journal of Science Teacher Education, flagship journal for the Association of Science Teacher Education and serves on the editorial board of multiple academic journals. Geeta’s work has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) and other funding agencies.

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