Kirsty Bennett is the manager of the MIT Women’s League and the founder of MITell, a storytelling program for MIT. Previously, she spent seven years as a Producer and Director for the Peabody award-winning The Moth, designing and running The Moth College Program and teaching storytelling workshops for tech giants, literary festivals and high schools. For MIT, she has led storytelling workshops for MIT Museum, SHASS, Course 6, GE&CD and the ICEO, among others. In 2018, she curated and directed Synaptic Stories at the MIT Museum, as part of the Beautiful Brain exhibit. She thinks you have a story to tell.
Daniel Jackson is professor of Computer Science at MIT, a MacVicar teaching fellow, and Associate Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research focuses on new approaches to software design. Jackson is also a photographer, whose book Portraits of Resilience was recently published by the MIT Press.
Amanda S. Bosh is a senior lecturer at MIT in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. She teaches three classes in observational astronomy at MIT and studies the properties of small, icy bodies at the outer edges of our solar system. A frequent guest astronomer at large observatories world-wide, she has used facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO), as well as various observatories in Chile, Hawaii, and Australia.
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Susan Silbey is the Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences at Sloan School. She is a student of law and organizations, currently writing about the regulation of scientific labs and the careers of engineers. In general, she studies how law is made from the bottom up through the contributions of ordinary citizens, how everyday practices imprint the law as a set of texts, organizational routines, and historic institution.
Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and was honored with the Talent Award in 2017. She studies teaming, psychological safety, and leadership, and her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and California Management Review.
Regina Bateson is currently in her last year as an assistant professor of political science at MIT. She studies crime, security, and human rights in Central America and US politics. She earned her BA from Stanford University and her PhD from Yale University, and she was previously a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State. In 2017-2018, Regina moved back to her hometown and ran for Congress in California’s 4th District.
Combining her training as a journalist with a degree in physics, Marcia Bartusiak has been writing on science for decades. Currently a professor of the practice in Science Writing at MIT, she is the award-winning author of seven books on astrophysics and the history of astronomy, including The Day We Found the Universe, Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony, and Dispatches from Planet 3.