Todd Rogers  |  Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, S3 R&D Lab

Todd Rogers is a behavioral scientist who is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the Director of the Student Social Support R&D Lab. Please visit his personal webpage here to learn more about him.

Jessica Lasky-Fink  |  Research Fellow

Before joining the Student Social Support R&D Lab, Jessica was an analyst at the Boston-based non-profit organization, Partners In Health, where she worked on designing monitoring and evaluation systems for international health projects in Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, southern Africa, and has worked in the Washington, DC, and San Diego public school systems. Jessica holds a Master's Degree in International Economics and International Development from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from U.C. San Diego. 

Emma L. Starr  |  Research Fellow

A graduate of the Mind, Brain, and Education master’s program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Emma is interested in the intersection of psychology, education, and behavioral science. Before joining the S3 Lab, she researched topics such as how learning experiences can be made flexible and supportive for all learners using Universal Design for Learning, how multi-modal learning analytics techniques can be used to support and measure collaboration during learning, and how children develop and revise scientific beliefs in response to new information. Emma developed her interest in research while getting her B.A. in Psychology at Skidmore College, where she used eye-tracking to study cognitive factors in reading.

Carly Robinson  |  PhD Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Carly Robinson is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Human Development, Learning, and Teaching concentration. Her interests lie at the intersection of psychology, education, and policy. Currently, Carly is developing and testing interventions that target teachers’ and parents’ beliefs to improve student academic and motivational outcomes. These interventions shift teachers’ beliefs about their classroom practices to promote positive teacher-student relationships and parents’ beliefs about their role to help them more effectively engage in their children’s education. Additionally, her methodological work emphasizes open science practices, such as preregistering hypothesis-testing studies. Prior to starting her doctoral program, Carly worked as a Research Fellow in the S3 Lab, managing and implementing randomized field experiments, and as a third grade teacher. She received her Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Psychology from Williams College.


Other S3 R&D Lab Collaborators and Partners

  • Peter Bergman, Columbia University
  • Simon Burgess, University of Bristol
  • Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania
  • Avi Feller, UC Berkeley 
  • Hunter Gehlbach, UC Santa Barbara
  • Jon Guryan, Northwestern University
  • Matthew Kraft, Brown University
  • Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago
  • Michael Norton, Harvard University