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Emily Bailard

CEO

As CEO of InClassToday, Emily is responsible for the organization’s vision, strategy and leadership.  The daughter of a first grade teacher, Emily is thrilled to marry her passion for improving educational outcomes with her experience in scaling behavioral science based programs. Prior to joining InClassToday Emily co-led Opower’s Home Energy Report business unit. Previously Emily was a consultant at The Bridgespan Group where she advised K-12 and early childhood education clients. Emily holds an MBA and Certificate in Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 

Santi dewa ayu

DIRECTOR, PROGRAM DELIVERY AND OPERATIONS

Santi manages InClassToday’s program delivery and operations.  As former Director of Education for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Santi has over a decade of experience serving youth and communities.  She is a first-generation college graduate 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 Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  As an alumni of the Community Fellows Program at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, Santi holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Boston University School of Management. Her passion is to merge her years of education experience with her love of behavioral science to address issues of inequality.

 
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EMMANUEL JIMENEZ

PARENT SUPPORT TEAM MANAGER

Manny is responsible for overseeing InClassToday’s team that communicates with the families it serves, answering their questions and connecting them to district and community resources. Manny 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 a soccer coach for the Lamorinda Soccer Club.

 
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KIDUS MEZGEBU

DISTRICT PARTNERSHIP AND PROGRAM MANAGER

Kidus manages the success of InClassToday’s programs and partnerships. Prior to InClassToday, Kidus worked at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he co-managed the Urban Superintendent Program. A first-generation college graduate himself, Kidus champions others following this path through his work on the Posse Foundation’s Advisory Board. Kidus holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A from Denison University.

 
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Katelyn Noderer

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND UX LEAD

Katelyn leads ICT’s product planning, vision and direction and product roadmap execution. Before ICT, Katelyn worked at Stanford Business School’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies mentoring startups and developing entrepreneurial curriculum. Katelyn has been mentoring at-risk youth for the past 15 years, including working in Ukraine as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the field of Youth Development, and currently through BUILD. She holds a M. Eng. in Technical Entrepreneurship and a B.A. in Psychology and Product Design. In her spare time, Katelyn can be found on her bike, in the pool or backpacking.

 

Chris Patton

Director, District Sales and Partnerships 

Chris is responsible for forging strategic partnerships with school districts to help them reduce absenteeism. Prior to InClassToday,  Chris’s entire career was focused on consulting and selling innovative solutions to the public sector. He’s worked with several successful start-up organizations in the education and resource sustainability spaces.  Most recently at Opower and WaterSmart, Chris utilized applied behavioral science, big data, and targeted communications to produce positive behavioral change and measurable outcomes for his clients. Chris holds a B.S. Marketing from Arizona State University.

 

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. Jessica leads InClassToday’s data analyst team, developing processes and algorithms underpinning the organization’s data cleaning, analysis, student selection, report generation, and results analysis. Prior to her work with InClassToday, 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 Masters 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 InClassToday, 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.

 
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monica lee

Project manager

Monica manages a portfolio of school districts and their chronic absenteeism interventions and is part of the R&D advisory group.  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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HAYLEY CROWN

GROWTH/STRATEGY INTERN

Hayley joined the ICT team in the summer of 2018 between her first and second year of graduate school at Stanford. At Stanford, Hayley is pursuing her MBA and MA in Education. Prior to ICT and graduate school, Hayley taught in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a full time teacher for two years before moving on to run Literacy Intervention at ReNew SciTech Academy. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in International Development. In her spare time Hayley enjoys yoga, hiking in Northern California, and skiing whenever possible.

 
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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.

 
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todd rogers

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF SCIENCE ADVISER
PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC POLICY, HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Todd is a behavioral scientist and who studies how mobilizing and empowering students’ social networks can increase student success.  He founded the Student Social Support R&D Lab at Harvard to use data and behavioral science to develop and prove scalable, high ROI interventions that mobilize and empower students’ social support systems to improve achievement.  As Chief Science Adviser, Todd leads InClassToday’s research and innovation, leveraging evidence from InClassToday’s RCTs, research from the Harvard S3 Lab, and academic research to improve the effectiveness of our programs.  Todd received his Ph.D. jointly from Harvard’s department of Psychology and Harvard Business School.

 
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johannes demarzi

Co-founder & Adviser

As a member of InClassToday’s founding team, Johannes built the organization and team to implement S3’s chronic absenteeism reduction program at scale and with fidelity, expanding to over 20 districts nationwide, serving more than 250,000 students and families.   Both of his parents are educators, which is a big part of why he is passionate about education and serving students and families. Prior to his work with InClassToday, Johannes was a civil litigator. In his spare time he plays soccer for San Francisco City FC in the USL PDL.