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Lisa Quay

Executive Director

Lisa Quay is the Executive Director of the Mindset Scholars Network. Prior to her role with the Network, Lisa was a consultant specializing in strategy development and implementation, research and analysis, and business planning for non-profits and foundations. Lisa also served as a Program Officer for the Stupski Foundation, where she played a key role in creating its strategy to help students develop learning mindsets and skills. She has also held positions at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the Berkeley School of Law, The Bridgespan Group, and Mathematica Policy Research. Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.

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Jess Hennessey

Program & Communications Associate

Jess Hennessey is the Program & Communications Associate for the Mindset Scholars Network. Before starting with the network she received her master’s in the Mind, Brain, & Education program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. While studying she worked in the Margaret Sheridan Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital, focusing on a study of the development of inhibitory control. Prior to attending graduate school Jess taught elementary school in Chicago. She graduated with her B.A. from Clemson University in 2011.

The following contributors have authored content for the Mindset Scholars Network’s website and blog:

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Allison Master

Contributor

Allison Master received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Stanford University working in the Dweck/Walton lab. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington working with Sapna Cheryan and Andrew Meltzoff. Her research examines motivation, identity, and social cognitive development.

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Carissa Romero

Contributor

Carissa Romero is Co-Founder and Senior Adviser to the Project for Education Research That Scales PERTS, Stanford University.  She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Stanford University, where she worked with Professor Carol Dweck. Dr. Romero also serves as a consultant to the tech industry on how research on mindsets can be applied to increase diversity and inclusion in the sector.