RACHEL SMITH is a Senior Consultant and the Director of Digital Facilitation Services at The Grove Consultants International. A specialist in project coordination and user interface design, Rachel develops ways to integrate technology into visual practice. She has a deep understanding of new media and its application to education through her previous role as Vice President for Services of the New Media Consortium, and prior experience leading her own graphic design company, Indigo Gecko Design. She holds a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis on educational technology from Stanford University and a BA in Art Education from Florida State University. She is recognized for her work in making new technologies approachable through talks, trainings, and written materials and has authored instructional materials, guides, and monographs on the creative and technical aspects of teaching with technology.