Ben is a former developer turned product manager. At Curious Learning, he manages open source projects, leads new product development, and oversees technology research collaborations. He has worked in product at several startups, including a technical role at Tech Stars Boston. Ben has an MS from Northeastern University.
Micah has a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab and is a member of the Affective Computing Group. A background in computational cognitive science and computer science has allowed Micah to create unique technologies for helping people learn. Micah's research has ranged from the development and application of machine vision and robotics for helping toddlers learn language, to digital-tangible puzzle games for teaching facial expressions to children diagnosed with autism.
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Tinsley holds a PhD from the Interactive Cinema Group at the MIT Media Lab and a ScM in computer graphics from Brown University. He has developed interactive technology projects for children with the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Science & Industry Chicago, Boston Museum of Science, Liberty Science Center, Georgia Aquarium, and SciTech Perth. He’s also developed media experiences for children through Disney, Warner Brothers, and an Emmy-nominated program for Discovery Kids. Tinsley is also a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab.
David has a Masters Degree in Computer Science with a focus in parallel and distributed computing. He has 10 years of software and systems engineering experience. He is passionate about designing elegant, scalable, and robust systems to support rapid growth and currently leads engineering for Curious Learning.
Co-Founder & Director of Content
Stephanie is a linguist specializing in the interaction between the acquisition of spoken and written languages. For the last 15 years, she has worked to find solutions for struggling readers, including developing efficacy testing of the RAVE-O reading program and working as Assistant Director for Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts.
Taylor co-founded PharmaSecure, a venture-backed mobile health company, in 2007, and has since worked as an advisor for startups, a consultant for mission-driven organizations, and a think tank researcher with Clayton Christensen and contributor to HBR.org. Taylor is an Echoing Green and Pop!Tech fellow, he serves on the boards of PharmaSecure and Vera Solutions, and he holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Eric has been a member of the CL team since he joined Maryanne Wolf’s Center for Reading and Language Research as a freshman research assistant in 2012. He completed his B.S in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Tufts in 2015. He is interested in cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics and game design, and excited by the vast potential for change their intersection presents.