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Alice Ray has worked at the intersection of social emotional learning, social justice, trauma and technology for 20 years. Prior to becoming involved with technology, she engaged in non-violent activism in the US and Central America; conceived and supervised development of Second Step, the most widely used SEL program in the world, received an Executive MBA, provided consulting to 100+ nonprofits on making good works good business, and created a series of award winning films and videos. In 1997, she co-founded Ripple Effects, developing learner-directed software to address 400+ non-academic barriers to schools success, including trauma and injustice. It is listed on the National Registry of Evidence Proven Practices (NREPP) as a children's mental health and substance abuse intervention, with documented positive impact on resiliency assets, behavioral referrals, and academic achievement. Her action pledge has resulted in the creation and testing of an animatronic, breathing, plush personal service dog to help early learners deal with trauma and stress. Initial pilot testing has far surpassed expectations in reducing stress related behavior among very low income and special needs pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. A Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and a member of AGLN, she has received dozens of awards for humanitarian leadership, creative achievement and entrepreneurial success. This year she will be retiring from her formal work to pursue long delayed personal writing projects.