McFarling has led Discovery’s affiliate marketing and distribution strategy, during which time she was recognized with NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Marketing. Since turning her sights toward Discovery Education, she has continued along the path to success. A focus of her work is to illuminate the direct connection between broadband, STEM, and college and career readiness. This year she led the strategic design, development and launch of many new Discovery Education initiatives, including partnering with MVPDs to support national and local engagement programs highlighting the importance of digital learning. “As we endeavor to create meaningful initiatives that help to close the divide and expand opportunities and access for all students, I’d love to see us use the megaphone at our disposal to tell the stories of innovation and achievement happening in American classrooms today,” she says.