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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Karolina Wade

Speech Language Pathologist, Psychoeducational Evaluator

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Karolina Wade | Speech Language Pathologist, Psychoeducational Evaluator

Karolina Wade is the psychoeducational evaluator in the Gabrieli Lab at MIT. She oversees the educational assessment aspect of various literacy studies in the lab in addition to maintaining a database, organizing and helping to analyze data, as well as community outreach and recruitment. Karolina received her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University and worked with children in the clinic setting for several years prior to joining the Gabrieli Lab. Karolina’s interest in literacy has also led her to pursue further training in this area as she is currently completing the Literacy and Language Program at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

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Zhongyu Wei

Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant

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Zhongyu Wei | Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant

Zhongyu Wei is a doctoral student in the Human Development, Learning and Teaching program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She’s interested in children’s language and literacy development in early and middle childhood and the role of adult-child interactions. As a Research Assistant at the READS Lab and the PreK-K Home and Family Engagement project, she studies the dynamics of teacher-student and parent-child interactions. Zhongyu holds an Ed.M. from Harvard and a B.A. from Tsinghua University.