johannes demarzi

Co-founder & President

Working with school districts and private entities, Johannes coordinates the national, at-scale implementation of researched interventions that reduce chronic absenteeism.  He is also a licensed attorney in California.  In his spare time he plays soccer for San Francisco City FC in the USL PDL.  


todd rogers


Todd is a behavioral scientist who studies how mobilizing and empowering students’ social networks can increase student success.  One of the aims of the research lab he founded, the Student Social Support R&D Lab at Harvard, is to develop and evaluate scalable interventions that leverage positive communications and behavioral science insights to reduce chronic absenteeism. 


john ternovski

data and analytics consultant

John is a data and social scientist who has worked in the field of data analysis and analytics since 2009.  He has worked on projects that include predictive models, phone survey analyses, market segmentation, regression discontinuity analyses, and randomized field experiments.  

He is currently working on his PhD at Yale and was also a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School (Student Social Support R&D Lab), a lab specializing in large-scale field experiments in the field of education.  Prior to this position, he served as the Director of Analytics at the Analyst Institute, a company that designed, implemented, and analyzed large-scale field experiments for a variety of major non-profits and political campaigns.  He received his BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.  He also holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Oxford.


Santi dewa ayu

project manager

Santi manages school and district partnerships to leverage the power of behavioral insights and build positive change in the world.  As former Director of Education for Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Santi has over a decade of experience serving youth and communities.  She is a first-generation college student and holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Boston Honors College.  She is also a proud alumni of the Community Fellows Program at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice.  Her passion is to merge her years of education experience with her love of behavioral science to address issues of inequality.  In her spare time she enjoys crafting pottery and going on long-distance bicycle tours.


monica lee

Project manager

Monica manages a portfolio of school districts and their chronic absenteeism interventions.  Formerly, she was a Research Fellow at the Student Social Support R&D Lab at Harvard Kennedy School.  She earned her M.Ed. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently earning a doctoral degree in education at Stanford University.  In her spare time she enjoys doing graphic design work and hiking in the redwoods.

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emmanuel jimenez

Community and Project Success Coordinator

Emmanuel works with all of ICT's school district partners to implement and manage absence-reduction intervention programs.  He holds a BA in Criminal Justice, and as a first-generation college graduate, he is passionate about improving opportunities for all students, with a focus on the school-to-prison pipeline.  In his spare time, he is an assistant soccer coach for the San Francisco State Men's Soccer team.


jessica lasky-fink

data analyst

Jessica works with all of ICT's districts and their data, and is also a research fellow at the Student Social Support R&D Lab. Previously, Jessica was an analyst at the Boston-based non-profit organization, Partners In Health, where she worked on designing monitoring and evaluation systems for international health projects in Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa.  She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, southern Africa, and has worked in the Washington, DC, and San Diego public school systems.  Jessica holds a Master's Degree in International Economics and International Development from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from U.C. San Diego. 


gonzalo pons

data analyst

Gonzalo Pons holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and is interested in behavioral sciences interventions and field experiments.  Before joining ICT, Gonzalo worked at the Student Social Support R&D Lab.  He also worked as an RA managing field experiments in the Peruvian Ministry of Education, and previously at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).  Gonzalo is fluent in Spanish and a native of Lima, Perú.