President and Cofounder
Julia is a writer, blogger, and public speaker focusing on science and rationality, and the co-host of the official podcast of the New York City Skeptics, “Rationally Speaking.” She holds a degree in statistics from Columbia University.
Executive Director and Cofounder
Anna has previously done machine learning research for NASA and applied mathematics research on the statistics of phage metagenomics. She holds a degree in mathematics from UC Santa Barbara.
Curriculum Developer, Chief Financial Officer and Cofounder
Michael has extensive experience with teaching and curriculum design, both in and out of academia. He holds a masters degree in math from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in math & science education from the University of California at San Diego.
Curriculum Developer and Cofounder
Director of Operations and Instructor
Kenzi has worked as a professional stage manager throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BA in theatrical stage management from Stanford University and a BS in biology from the University of Oregon.
Dan has conducted research on the psychology of judgment and decision making and published a paper on the science of human rationality. He holds a master’s degree in social psychology from Cornell University and a BA in mathematics and statistics from Swarthmore College.
Cat has started multiple businesses, including an art collective for women in Turkey and a comedy theater troupe in Taiwan. She has a particular interest in bridging between formal rationality and social cognition; she also works with Leverage Research.
SPARC Program Manager
Paul Christiano is a PhD student in computer science at UC Berkeley. His research on algorithms and cryptography has been presented at top conferences in theoretical computer science. In 2008 he was one of six students to represent the U.S. at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Read more…
Curriculum Consultant and SPARC Instructor
Leah graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in political science and previously worked in Washington DC doing statistical analysis for a policy firm. Read more…