A former educator and brand manager for consumer toys, Amy Braun combines her passion for education with her extensive background working with parents, teachers, and students. Braun began her career as a fifth-grade teacher in New York City, where she taught math and reading, and developed the grade-wide literacy curriculum that led to significant performance gains at her school. After, Braun joined the global marketing team at Mattel, Inc. There she developed global campaigns and marketing strategies to revolutionize play through speech recognition and interactive gaming in an effort to innovate the brand Barbie. Braun now serves as the Head of U.S. marketing and communications for Pai Technology. She leads the company’s communications initiatives for its augmented reality products and smart devices. Braun holds a Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with a focus in marketing, and a Masters in Education from Pace University in New York.