As the Director of Research & Evaluation, Juliana Hess brings a unique background that combines strategic planning, research, design thinking, and relationship management. Her work at Classroom, Inc. focuses on using applied research methods to amplify the impact of Read to Lead and inform the design of new product creation. She is passionate about learning sciences research, and over the course of her career, she’s led large-scale education projects in New York City and internationally. She holds an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA with honors from the University of Kansas. In her spare time, she loves going to museums and spending time with her mini goldendoodle, Aris!