Jim Larimore is the Chief Officer for Equity in Learning at Riiid (pronounced “rid”) Labs, where he leads strategy, programs and partnerships to leverage Riiid’s strengths in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to close gaps in educational opportunity, achievement and student success.
Jim previously led ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning, served as deputy director for student success at the Gates Foundation, and has been a student affairs leader at campuses including Stanford, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, and NYU Abu Dhabi.
Jim has served on the Gates Millennium Scholars Advisory Council, the Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors, the International Student Affairs Advisory Board for the Universidad de Monterrey in the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and the Advisory Board of the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice.
He currently serves on the advisory councils of the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, the Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success at American University, the EdTech Advisory Council of the Educating All Learners Alliance, and the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Iowa’s College of Education. Jim also serves on the Stanford Associates Board of Governors, and on Board of Directors of the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, which is based in Austin, and the NROC Project, based in Monterey, California, which works with educational organizations to promote student success in math and English at scale.
Jim is a first generation college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University – Commerce, and a Master’s degree from Stanford University.