In this episode I speak with Octavia Abell. Octavia is the CS Lead for ISTE and Strategic Advisor for CS4RI. She previously served on Governor Raimondo’s policy team and as the Director of Strategy for the RI Office of Innovation where she led efforts to advance organizational effectiveness and catalyze innovation across Rhode Island. Her successes include leading the initiative to bring CS education to every public school, spearheading a redesign of the state’s digital presence, and launching a leadership development program for state employees. She believes that individuals can be powerful change agents, and is committed to connecting people with the resources necessary to scale impactful work.