Interview with Allison Ragasa

Allison Ragasa and her Actively Learn team are changing the face of educational technology. Here's what drives her on a day-to-day basis.

 

Q: Who are you? Introduce yourself as you would at a dinner party.

A: I'm Allison, and I'm the Director of Sales at Actively Learn. We have an online eReader that transforms learning so students understand more and think critically.

 

Q: What is your background? How does it differ from what you are doing now? 

A: My background is in edtech sales. While what I do now is very similar, I'm much more involved with product development and strategic planning than ever before. 

 

Q: What are you working on right now?

A: Right now we're taking a moment to set goals and plan for next year. Can't reach those goals if you don't know what you're reaching for!

 

Q: You have $10M to spend in the next year, and you can’t spend it on you, your friends or your family. How do you spend it?

A: If I had $10M to spend, I would donate it to the Goodwill Job Training Program, the King County Veterans Program, the Union Gospel Mission Men's Shelter and a few other veterans programs. Adults, specifically veterans and seniors, are one of the most underserved groups in need.

 

 

Two questions that we ask every member...

Q: What is something we don’t know?

A: I backpacked through West Africa. When I landed in Accra, I had no idea where I'd go; my friends and I simply opened a travel book, pointed at a place, and went!

 

Q: Give us your top three Seattle gems! 

A: My top three --

 

Contact Allison at allison@activelylearn.com.