President and Cofounder
Julia is a writer, blogger, and public speaker focusing on science and rationality, and the co-host of the official podcast of the New York City Skeptics, “Rationally Speaking.” She holds a degree in statistics from Columbia University.
Executive Director and Cofounder
Anna has previously done machine learning research for NASA and applied mathematics research on the statistics of phage metagenomics. She holds a degree in mathematics from UC Santa Barbara.
Curriculum Developer, Chief Financial Officer and Cofounder
Michael has extensive experience with teaching and curriculum design, both in and out of academia. He holds a masters degree in math from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in math & science education from the University of California at San Diego.
Curriculum Developer, Chief Marketing Officer and Cofounder
SPARC Program Manager
Paul Christiano recently finished an undergraduate degree in mathematics at MIT. His research on algorithms and cryptography has been presented at top conferences in theoretical computer science. In 2008 he was one of six students to represent the U.S. at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Read more…
Curriculum Consultant and SPARC Instructor
Yan Zhang is a graduate student in mathematics at MIT and co-founder of Vivana.com. He was the 2002 USA Computing Olympiad U.S. Open national champion, a member of the USA International Math Olympiad team, and captain of Harvard’s ACM programming team. Read more…
Leah graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in political science and previously worked in Washington DC doing statistical analysis for a policy firm. Read more…
Kenzi has worked as a professional stage manager throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BA in theatrical stage management from Stanford University and a BS in biology from the University of Oregon.
Dan has conducted research on the psychology of judgment and decision making and published a paper on the science of human rationality. He holds a master’s degree in social psychology from Cornell University and a BA in mathematics and statistics from Swarthmore College.
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