Lea Downing is a Project Manager for ISTE's SkillRise adult learning and workforce development initiative. She is also a veteran adult educator who helped build eLearn at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA, which is a fully-online adult education program for students that was recognized as the 2019 COABE State Innovation of the Year. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (B.A.) and the University of New Orleans (M.F.A.), is a Level 1 and Level 2 Google Certified Educator, and has over 15 years of experience in adult education.