Ji Soo

Ji Soo Song

Digital Equity Advisor, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education


At the U.S. Department of Education, Ji Soo leads the Office of Educational Technology’s (OET) digital equity initiatives to expand adoption of reliable, high-speed broadband and digital tools for learning. He also develops intra- and inter-agency partnerships to close the digital divide for learners furthest from opportunities and provides subject matter expertise to external capacity building and technical assistance efforts.

Prior to OET, Ji Soo was the senior policy advisor at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), where he led the research, analysis, and communication of public policy issues concerning digital learning standards and frameworks, educator credentialing, and funding for professional development. Ji Soo represented ISTE as a board member for the Title IV-A Coalition and the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training.

Ji Soo holds a B.A. in biology and education from Dartmouth College and M.Ed. in education policy and leadership from American University. He was a 2021-2022 fellow with the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Education Policy Fellowship Program. Ji Soo served as a City Year DC AmeriCorps Member, where he taught third-grade mathematics and robotics and received the 2018 WilmerHale Civic Innovation Award, and is currently a member of City Year DC’s associate board.