Julia Reynolds-Cuéllar is the manager of MIT-AFRICA, which includes MIT-South Africa and Empowering the Teachers. Reynolds-Cuéllar recently returned to the US from a four year position in Rwanda as Country Manager and Field Learning & Development Coordinator for One Laptop per Child (OLPC). She worked alongside the Ministry of Education in numerous African countries as well as South America and the US, to improve the educational conditions of teachers, children, schools, and communities through the use of the XO laptop. During this time, she became passionate about empowering communities to use innovative approaches and technologies to address their local needs. Prior to her work at OLPC, Reynolds-Cuéllar founded Girls Preparing to Succeed (GPS) a state-renowned organization to empower young women through her alma-mater Simmons College.