Jessica Pater is the Associate Director of the Foundations for the Future (F3) program at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) where she holds the rank of Research Associate II. Pater is the Project Director for several educational programs, including the Direct to Discovery (D2D) and Georgia CyberSafety Initiative (GaCSI). She has taught courses in the areas of digital citizenship, cybersafety and cyberethics, technology applications in the classroom, and virtual worlds in education. Her areas of expertise include social media technologies, technology transfer, and curriculum integration. Her current research activities focus on the role of technologies in educational motivation and identity development. Pater is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education, the Consortium of School Networking, and IEEE. She currently serves on review panels for CoSN and the Information, Communication, and Society journal.