Dr. David Elkind
Early Childhood Education Advisor
Dr. Elkind is a professor emeritus of the Department of Child Development at Tufts University, where he taught for thirty years. He is the author of several books about the way young children learn, including Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk and The Hurried Child. David received his doctorate from UCLA and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Piaget’s Institut d’Epistemologie Genetique in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Meghan Marrero
Marine Education Advisor
Meghan currently sits on the board of the National Marine Educators Association and teaches science and oceanography courses at Mercy College. She also serves as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) adviser at various New York schools. Meghan earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from Cornell University and earned a Ph.D. in Science Education from Columbia University.
Early Childhood Science Advisor
Nermeen is a science teacher and coordinator at the Speyer Legacy School. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from NYU’s College of Arts and Science. In addition to her role as an educator, Nermeen is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University.
Children's Interactive Design Advisor
Mark is a well-known pioneer of the children’s multimedia industry. He is an expert in children’s interactive design with over 30 years of publishing, design, and creative management experience. He is the creator of the award-winning Living Books series, the first interactive animated storybooks, and his designs have won over 80 educational and entertainment awards.
Educational Game Designer and Research Advisor
Diane is an educational software producer with over twelve years of experience in children’s digital learning. She has worked on all aspects of app development, including curriculum integration, user experience, and research testing. Diane earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an Ed.M. in Technology in Education from Harvard.