Get to know the Characters


Angela Duckworth

Founder and CEO

Sean Talamas

Executive Director

Julia Belsky

Finance & Operations Associate

Colleen Counihan

School Partnerships Manager

Ryan Dobran

Director of Communications

Rachel Dougherty

Communications Specialist

Meg Foran

Assistant Director of School Partnerships

Diana Gould

Director of School Partnerships

Patrick Kerr

Research Partnerships Manager

Ila Kumar

Junior Product Manager

Kelly Organ

Senior School Partnerships Manager

Michael Pih

Chief of Staff

Marissa Robinson

School Partnerships Manager

Emma Satlof-Bedrick

Director of Research Partnerships

Jim Schroder

Director of Finance and Operations

Tara Taylor

Director of User Experience

Amy Yang

Research Partnerships Manager

Scientists in Residence

Kyla Haimovitz

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tenelle Porter

Visiting Scholar

Danny Southwick

Research Scientist

Paolo Terni

Research Scientist

Expert Teachers

Phil Bressler

Calvert Hall College High School

K.M. DiColandrea

Achievement First Brooklyn High School

Jeff Li

KIPP Infinity Middle School

Alhassan Susso

International Community High School