Meet the Team

The Reach Every Reader Team

Reach Every Reader’s core team is comprised of literacy, early child development, cognition, technology, and product development experts from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT’s Integrated Learning Initiative, and Florida State University. We collaborate with many other educators, families, researchers, and industry partners to create, test, and implement our work.

Leadership Team: Joe Blatt, Rhonda Bondie, Hugh Catts, Elizabeth City, Chris Dede, Jeff Dieffenbach, David Dockterman, Jon Fullerton, John Gabrieli, James Kim, Eric Klopfer, Yaacov Petscher, Amanda Taylor

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Annie Lewis

Senior Project Coordinator

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Annie Lewis | Senior Project Coordinator

Annie Lewis is a Senior Project Coordinator at Reach Every Reader where she contributes to communications management, administrative support, and event planning.  Before joining Reach Every Reader, Annie spent several years supporting college student development through international student programs, academic support programs, and higher education administration. From 2018-2019, she travelled 12 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East as a Bonderman Fellow to explore how the U.S. education system can better create student-centered programs that holistically meet the needs of learners. Annie holds a Master of Education degree in Human Development and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from the University of Washington.

Colleen Desrosiers Laude

Administrative Assistant, MIT STEP Lab

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Colleen Desrosiers Laude | Administrative Assistant, MIT STEP Lab

Colleen joins the STEP lab as the Administrative Assistant, her responsibilities are to supervise equipment inventory, organize lab events, and manage the Director’s calendar. Prior to joining MIT she spent over nine years working at Harvard University. She holds a B.A. in English and Theater from Goucher College and earned a Professional Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Technology through the Harvard Extension School in 2018.

Grace Lin

Learning Scientist and Assessment Designer

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Grace Lin | Learning Scientist and Assessment Designer

Grace Lin is a learning scientist and assessment designer at MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program | The Education Arcade who is particularly interested in measurement and playful assessments for and of learning. In addition to her assessment work, her research focuses on the intersection between technology and cognition, especially language and literacy. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from UC Irvine, Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in Psychology from New York University.

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Ji Su Lee

Master's Candidate and Research Assistant

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Ji Su Lee | Master's Candidate and Research Assistant

Ji Su is a master’s student in the Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology program in HGSE. Ji Su has worked as a mathematics and science teacher and is passionate about enhancing mathematics and science education. She believes emerging technologies can be a powerful tool for innovating education where learning can be personalized and fun.