Our team of interdisciplinary staff and scholars in the social and behavioral sciences have extensive experience collaborating with partners on the development, testing, and implementation of evidence-based, affordable and scalable strategies for creating learning and working environments where all individuals achieve their potential. 

We believe that sustainable, impactful change comes from inclusive and cross-disciplinary partnerships that center the expertise and experiences of the people closest to the challenges we’re trying to address. We value our team members and partners as individuals with personal goals, experiences, interests, and preferences, and we commit to creating a culture built on trust, transparency, and respect in all we do. Our respect and care for one another extends seamlessly to our clients and partners.

About Us

Data specialist

Jen Coakley, PhD

Senior project manager

Stephen Bernardini, PhD

Director of research

Kathy Emerson, PhD

Senior data analyst

Cassie Hartzog, PhD

research scientist

Sophie Kuchynka, PhD

Senior director of special projects

Christine Logel, PhD

project manager

Katie Mathias

Founder & CEO

Mary Murphy, PhD

Chief operating officer

Krysti Ryan, PhD

research scientist

Samantha Stevens, PhD

Senior Operations & Project Manager

Chaghig Walker

Consulting Chief of staff

Stephanie Schacht, PhD

consulting user Experience researcher

Ryan Hutchings, PhD

faculty affiliate

Victor Quintanilla, JD

Consulting Statistician

Nedim Yel, PhD

Director of development

Gerald Johnson, PhD