Digital Media Academy

About Digital Media Academy

Digital Media Academy was founded in 1999 on the campus of Stanford University to provide technology education to K12 teachers and develop technology immersion courses for students. In 2002, the Academy for New Media became Digital Media Academy and greatly expanded its technology education programs and operated in the most prestigious universities: Stanford University, Oxford University, NYU, UPenn, U Chicago, U Washington, UCLA, UC San Diego, UBC, U Toronto, and others. Since then, Digital Media Academy has delivered applied technology education to over 500,000+ students in 1,100+ schools in 125+ countries online and in-person.

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Proven Track
Record

Our programs are taught at premier schools in over 125 countries and have been verified by multiple independent researchers, associations, and universities

Applied
Technology

Prepare students for careers in Game Design, Computer Science, Music Production, Filmmaking, Creative Design, Digital Storytelling, and Entrepreneurship

Broad Learning
Experiences

Our focus on Project-Based Learning gives students practical, hands-on experience with a combination of in-person and online coursework for levels K-12

Mission

To be a learning community of diversity and excellence through memorable and innovative educational experiences led by the highest-quality instructors building skill and confidence to empower life-long learners to follow their dreams and make a lasting impact.

Proven Track Record

Our programs are taught at premier schools in over 125 countries and have been verified by multiple independent researchers, associations, and universities

Applied Technology

Prepare students for careers in Game Design, Computer Science, Music Production, Filmmaking, Creative Design, Digital Storytelling, and Entrepreneurship

Broad Learning Experiences

Our focus on Project-Based Learning gives students practical, hands-on experience with a combination of in-person and online coursework for levels K-12

Meet The Team

David Crozier

Director of Teaching & Learning

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David Crozier

Director of Teaching & Learning

At the heart of David’s practice is the belief that tomorrow’s biggest problems will be solved by today’s trailblazing young people. Leveraging his experience in education management, he is responsible for our instructors, curricula, industry partnerships and technology. He cares deeply about learners’ holistic wellbeing, socio-emotional development and industry readiness. What does this all add up to? Long, happy, healthy careers.

Previously, David was a founding teacher at East London Arts & Music, leading the college to an Ofsted Outstanding in All Areas in its fourth year and winning Outstanding School Music Department in its sixth. Before this, he established his teaching career at the acclaimed BRIT School. David attained First Class Honours in Music Production at Leeds College of Music before qualifying as a teacher at the Institute of Education.

Olivia Carrion

Director of Operations

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Olivia Carrion

Director of Operations

Olivia joined Digital Media Academy officially in February of 2016 within the Customer Service Department. With her, she brought a true desire to be part of a company that is making a positive difference in the lives of today’s youth through the power of STEAM education. Olivia is passionate about consistently delivering high-quality programs to all of our affiliates and enjoys being at the forefront of change.

Jamie Turner

Director of Education

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Jamie Turner

Director of Education

Jamie was appointed Director of Education for the global leading STEAM curriculum company Digital Media Academy in December 2019. Prior to joining Digital Media Academy, Jamie taught for four years at East London Arts and Music Academy in London, UK, a world-class 16-19 Academy offering young people everything that they will need to lead successful lives within the music, games design and film and television sectors. Jamie trained as a Music Educator and has worked in various curriculum development and design roles, including curriculum design for the Royal Opera House in London, over his 10+ years in the education sector. Jamie’s passion is authentic learning experiences and innovative educational design.

Bruno Gomes

CEO

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Bruno Gomes

CEO

Bruno started at Digital Media Academy in 2019 as the Director of Business Development and in 2020 became the CEO.

A passionate entrepreneur, an educator and an innovative leader with over 20 years’ experience in planning, evaluating and commercializing new products and services. Bruno’s passion is innovative learning  experiences and entrepreneurship.

Luiza Alton

COO

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Luiza Alton

COO

Luiza is a US and Canadian CPA in charge of operations, finance, HR, and compliance at Digital Media Academy. Her team works cross-functionally to support the success of our employees, partners, programs, and ultimately our students. 

Luiza’s favorite part of her job is watching our student showcase at the end of a camp. She is passionate about creating a culture supportive teamwork at DMA.

Rafaela Tundisi

Director of Marketing

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Rafaela Tundisi

Director of Marketing

Internationally educated in Canada and Brazil, Rafaela brings extensive leadership experience to Digital Media Academy as Director of Marketing. Before joining Digital Media Academy, Rafaela worked for several years as a Marketing Manager, where her creativity, marketing plans, and strategies have resulted in significant impacts on metrics. Rafaela’s leadership philosophy includes substantial results-oriented work focused on developing team relationships based on mutual trust across departments, stakeholders, and partners. Her passion for excellence and superior relationship-building prowess will be invaluable to inspiring life-long learners.

Bahar Khazei

Education Lead

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Bahar Khazei

Education Lead

Bahar is the education lead and K-12 partnership manager at Digital Media Academy. She is also a certified educator in British Columbia, Canada. Her role at Digital Media Academy (DMA) allows her to work directly with DMA partner schools and help educators and school administrators better incorporate technology courses into the school curriculum.

She has taught in formal and informal settings for many years and has been trained as a Montessori teacher. Her graduate research work was centered around inclusivity and curriculum design. She is passionate about working with educators across the world and improve the experience of all students.

Janet Martinez

Senior Customer Service Specialist

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Janet Martinez

Senior Customer Service Specialist

Janet started at Digital Media Academy in 2019 within our Customer Service Department, and has quickly risen to become our Senior Customer Experience Specialist.

She carries with her a passion to deliver the highest level of support to all of those connected with Digital Media Academy. A true joy for Janet is found within witnessing students pursue their dreams through technology and art. She is most excited to see the future of technology unfold through the courses we are providing to today’s youth.

DMA Worldwide

DMA New Zealand

Ben Soltani

Managing Director

[email protected]

DMA Bahrain

Latifa Al-Khalifa

Managing Director

bahrain@digitalmediaacademy.org

DMA Saudi Arabia

Rani Matar

Managing Director

saudiarabia@digitalmediaacademy.org

DMA Vancouver - Canada

Jack Liu

Managing Director

vancouver@digitalmediaacademy.org

DMA UAE

Deniz Kara

Managing Director

uae@digitalmediaacademy.org