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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

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

Maya Bennett
Teacher Engagement Manager, Louisiana
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Tom Bolton
Vice President of Product
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Jennifer Choi
Ux Designer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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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
Lead UX Engineer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Jack Manuel Gonsalves
Data Management Engineer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Cristina Heffernan
Co-Founder & Executive Director
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Dr. Neil Heffernan
Co-Founder & Professor of Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Angela Kao
Grants Manager
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Allishah Luke
Product Associate
The ASSISTments Foundation
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David Magid
Software Architect
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Carrie Moy
Program Associate
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Britt Neuhaus
Vice President of Program and Partnerships
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Hannah Pandolph
Product Owner, E-TRIALS
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Dawn Peterson
Director of Content and Partnerships
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Brian Rojas
Software Engineer
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Kayla Shippee
Sr. Operations and Finance Manager
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Joe St. Pierre
Software Engineer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Brian Story
Director of Teacher Engagement
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Melissa Swan
Marketing and Communications Manager
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Joan Wong
Software Engineer
The ASSISTments Foundation
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Cindy Starks
Product Manager
The ASSISTments Foundation
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WPI Graduate Students

Sami Baral
Computer Science

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Ashish Gurung
Computer Science

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Aaron Haim
Computer Science

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Russell Thompson
Computer Science

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William Hinkley
Learning Sciences and Technology

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Rahul Jakhmola
Data Science

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Xiwen Lu
Learning Sciences and Technology

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Ethan Prihar
Data Science

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Renah Razzaq
Learning Sciences and Technology

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Teacher Trainers

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