Innovation at Google - Moline Dastrup

Moline Dastrup, Episode #126/127

Part One

Part Two

Sales Manager, Google

With all our technologies—from search to Chrome to Gmail—our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need and get the things you need to do done.

This means making search smarter and faster, so it can understand that when you type [jaguar] you’re looking for the car, not photos of the animal. It means showing you when your friends like an ad or a search result, so that you know it might be valuable. It means making our products work intuitively, so that you can share documents with Gmail contacts without having to copy and paste, and open the same tabs on your Android phone that you have open on your Chrome browser on your desktop. Above all, it means making our products work better so that people can spend time on the stuff they’re good at—like enjoying time with family, camping in the wilderness, painting a picture or throwing a party. We’re not there yet, but we’re working on it.


Education affects everything, and every child deserves to go to school. is incredibly unique in the non-profit space; we don’t operate like a traditional nonprofit. We think with business minds and execute with business precision, but we work with heart and love, dedicated to achieving what we say we will. 

Economies of the developing world are scaling rapidly, and promising a strong middle class in coming years. But the lower classes risk getting left behind, widening the gap between the rich and poor. Education will change everything, and it does. Everything we do, from leading Expeditions to planning logistics for a school opening, is for our end goal: Bringing quality, affordable education to every child in the world.