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. 

Samuel Madison  |  Research Fellow

Prior to his work at the S3 Lab, Sam was a teacher, coach, and leader in public charter schools in his hometown of Washington, DC. He earned a Master of Education degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a concentration in education policy and management, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at American University in special education, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Wisconsin.

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.

Rebecca Danning  |  Research Fellow

Prior to joining the S3 Lab, Rebecca worked as a research and data analyst at Mathematica Policy Research and Brigham and Women's Hospital. She holds a MSc in Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Mathematics from Amherst College, where she wrote her thesis on social network analysis. She is particularly interested in applying innovative quantitative methods to policy and program evaluation.

Carly Robinson  |  PhD Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Carly Robinson is a doctoral student 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 youth development, and her current research focuses on developing and testing interventions that improve adult-youth relationships and youth outcomes. 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