Todd Rose is the Co-Founder and President of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  He is also the Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he teaches a course on Personalized Learning and leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual.  Todd is the author of The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness.

Parisa Rouhani is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  She is also a Research Fellow with the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her work focuses on issues at the intersection of individuality, design and technology.  Parisa received her Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Technology, Innovation, and Education in 2009.

Brian Daly is Senior Strategic and Communications advisor for CIO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors.  He is currently CEO of Daly Enterprises which is the holding company for his investment, consulting and non-profit initiatives.  Previously, he was the founding partner of Mob Scene Creative & Productions, an innovative and leading entertainment advertising and production company that marketed films and shows including Avatar, Entourage, True Blood and the X-men franchise.  Mr. Daly has served as Vice-President of Creative Advertising for Columbia/Tri-Star and Senior Vice-President of Creative advertising for 20th Century Fox.  He is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the arts, a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, a member of YPO Los Angeles, and is on the board of the Santa Monica based New Visions Foundation.

Tricia Saxler is a Research Associate at the Center for Individual Opportunity.  She is also a Research Fellow with the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A Montessori teacher prior to graduate studies, her research focuses on the development of self-regulation in early childhood.  Working at the intersection of education and cognitive neuroscience, Tricia conducted her research at the Gabrieli Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT, where she collaborated with colleagues investigating self-regulation in relation to early life stress, experiences and neural development. Tricia earned her Master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education in 2007, and her Doctorate in Human Development and Education in 2016.

Ogi Ogas is a Senior Scientist at the Center for Individual Opportunity.  Dr. Ogas received his PhD in computational neuroscience from Boston University, where he developed neural models of memory and vision.  He was a Department of Homeland Security Fellow and conducted research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory applying brain-based algorithms to biodefense systems. 

Dewey Rosetti is a Founding Director and Chair of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  She is also the founder of Parents Education Network (PEN).  Previously, Ms. Rosetti has served as a Trustee of the Charles Armstrong School, a board member of Burkes School, and the President of the Little Sisters of the Poor Auxiliary.  Ms. Rosetti retired from Levi Strauss as Merchandise Manager responsible for $125 million in business.  Prior to that, she was a Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co. Ms. Rosetti received her M.B.A. from University of California at Berkeley in 1976, and her B.A. from the University of Florida in 1967.  In 2011, she received the Heroes and Hearts Award sponsored by San Francisco General Hospital

Debbie Newhouse is a Director of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  In her professional life she is a Learning & Development Manager at Google responsible for programs for Google managers.  Earlier in her career, Debbie was a Product Marketing Manager associated with the launches of Gmail and various advertising products.  Her team’s innovative approaches were described in the article “Training Secrets from Inside the Googleplex” on FastCompany.com.  Debbie attended Harvard University and holds an MBA from Stanford.

Walter Haas is a Founding Director of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  He is a digital marketer by training and an accredited producer of Cannes-winning campaigns.  Walter received his B.A. from Stanford in 2007 and his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 2014.

 

Scientific Advisors

Kurt W. Fischer is Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard Graduate School of Education.  He has done pioneering work in the new Science of the Individual, and helped establish the field of Mind, Brain, and Education (or Educational Neuroscience).  He is the founding president of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society and founding editor of the new journal Mind, Brain, and Education. 

Paul van Geert is a Professor of Developmental Psychology.  His work involves longitudinal research into childhood, paying particular attention to cognitive changes, language and socio- cognitive developments.  He tries to predict and explain aspects of development on the basis of chaos theory.  Van Geert gained his PhD in Developmental Psychology in 1975, and has worked at the University of Groningen since 1976. 

Ralph H. Abraham is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1960, and has taught at Berkeley, Columbia, and Princeton before moving to Santa Cruz.  Ralph has been active on the research frontier of dynamics -- in mathematics since 1960, and in applications and experiments since 1973.  He has been a consultant on chaos theory and its applications in numerous fields, and is an editor for the technical journals World Futures, and the International Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos.