Meet Our Team

We're a group of educators, learning scientists, and software developers dedicated to improving student learning through responsive online technology that is teacher-paced and evidence-based.

Founders

Dr. Neil Heffernan
Co-Founder & Professor of Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Cristina Heffernan
Co-Founder & Executive Director
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Staff

Dr. Denise Barrett
Tutoring Program and Partnerships Manager
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Samara Bierria-Anderson
Marketing Manager
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Tom Bolton
Vice President of Product
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Dr. Li Cheng
Research Scientist
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Suzanne Donas
Finance Associate
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Chris Donnelly
Software Engineer
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Ryan Emberling
Director of Engineering
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Danita Forbes
Junior Software Engineer
The ASSISments Foundation
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Jack Manuel Gonsalves
Data Management Engineer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Dr. Neil Heffernan
Co-Founder & Professor of Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Cristina Heffernan
Co-Founder & Executive Director
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Cary Jim
Data & Analytics Manager
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Angela Kao
Grants Manager
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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David Magid
Software Architect
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Carrie Moy
Program Manager
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Britt Neuhaus
Vice President of Program and Partnerships
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Rownok Nowrose
Software Engineer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Dawn Peterson
Product Owner, Student Experience and Content
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Janet Pinto
Director of Growth and Impact
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Brian Rojas
Software Engineer
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Kyle Scheuing
Sr. UX Designer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Cathryn Shupert
Content Associate
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Cindy Starks
Product Owner
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Brian Story
Director of Teacher Engagement
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Jaime Torres
Software Testing Automation Engineer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Jose Velazquez
Software Engineer, Full stack
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Joan Wong
Senior Software Engineer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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WPI Graduate Students

Sami Baral
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Aaron Haim
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Morgan Lee
Research Assistant
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Wen-Chiang Ivan Lim
PhD Student (Data Science)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Abubakir Siedahmed
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Eamon Worden
PhD Student (Computer Science)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Teacher Trainers

Barbara Delaney
Teacher Trainer
Sarah Irish
Teacher Trainer
DonnaLee Tignor
Teacher Trainer