Victoria Van Voorhis

Second Avenue Learning

Victoria Van Voorhis

Second Avenue Learning

Biography

Victoria is the founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning, an award-winning education technology company based in Rochester, New York. As a leader in the development and design of serious games, software, and interactives, Second Avenue Learning blends pedagogy and technology to serve the K-12, higher education, healthcare, and corporate markets. Victoria has been a thought-leader in the education and technology industry for over a decade. She has had the honor of presenting for both TEDx and Google Tech Talks, and has served as the principle investigator for the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Her other achievements include: 2017 ITSEC Award Winner; 2015 International Serious Play Bronze Medal Award; 2014 SIIA Innovation Incubator Runner-Up for Most Innovative; 2013 edWeb Top Ten Webinar; 2012 Harvard Innovations in America Government Award Finalist; 2011 Digital Rochester Woman of the Year; Google TechTalks featured guest; and 2008 CODiE Award Finalist, Best Science Instructional Solution. Prior to founding Second Avenue, Victoria was a teacher at the K-12 and college levels. She played a leadership role in evolving the Xerox Corporation’s business and innovation strategy. Victoria received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and her master’s degree from New York University.