Stanford University, School of Medicine
As an instructional designer at Stanford University School of Medicine, Lani Matsumura is passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences that promote success for learners. Her passion lies at the intersection of education, technology, and healthcare, where she uses her expertise as an educator, researcher, instructional designer, and eLearning developer to shape innovative and impactful medical education for clinicians and healthcare professionals around the world.
As a first-generation college student, she earned her BA in education sciences from UC Irvine, where she became a published researcher in the Digital Learning Lab. She then earned her MA in education from Stanford University, and a few years later, her MEd in instructional design from Western Governors University while actively working. Throughout her career, in addition to her full-time positions in K-12 public schools and higher education, she has spent her time presenting at various education conferences throughout California, guest speaking—recently being interviewed on the Sacramento CBS News, and volunteering at several nonprofits as an instructional designer, eLearning developer, learning designer, and instructional design mentor. Recognized nationally as a LifeChanger of the Year in 2021, she is committed to advancing learning and making an impact in education through the effective integration of technology and design.