Justina Nixon-Saintil leads the strategic development, implementation and measurement of Verizon’s Corporate Social Responsibility global initiatives. Her specific area of emphasis is on designing innovative technology-infused programs within underserved communities in order to close the digital divide and prepare middle and high school students to be college and career ready.
Justina also played an important role in the company’s successful partnership with former President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, surpassing Verizon’s commitment and providing opportunities for STEM engagement and access to new technology and curriculum to over 300K students in a 3 year period.
Prior to joining the Verizon Foundation, Justina held several leadership positions within Verizon most notably as a member of the company's Broadband Product Development team, helping to launch the company's high speed internet product.
Before joining Verizon (then NYNEX), Justina worked as an Engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy in West Valley, NY. Justina earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Justina is an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow and was recently recognized by City & State CSR as a Responsible 100.