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Cherry Withers

Cherry is an educator, technologist and social entrepreneur. She is a co-founder of eKindling (Education Kindling), a fledgling non-profit in the Philippines bringing 21st century learning initiatives and curriculum integration in underserved communities in the country. She heads content/courseware development and designs the teacher training program for the organization. She also recently signed up to be the Director of South East Asian Operations for an organization called Seeds of Empowerment, a non-profit started by Stanford University.

She teaches an enrichment program for elementary school children in the use of Etoys with emphasis on digital media creation and Computer Science. She co-authored the Etoys User guide and is a member of Squeakland's education team.

A graduate of California Polytechnic University with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Cherry’s initial work experience was in the technology field and worked as a design and verification engineer developing solutions for a computer server company (Silicon Graphics, Inc.) for over four years.
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