Our Team

Faculty Leadership

John
Gabrieli
Director of MITili

John Gabrieli is the director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. He is an Investigator at the Institute, leading the Gabrieli Laboratory, with faculty appointments in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where he holds the Grover Hermann Professorship.

Parag
Pathak
Deputy Director of MITili

Parag A. Pathak is the Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics at MIT, founding co-director of the NBER Working Group on Market Design, and founder of MIT's School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), a laboratory focused on education, human capital, and the income distribution. Parag is also the recent recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal. 

Staff

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Eryn
Heying
Assistant Director, MITili / SEII Programs

eheying@mit.edu

Eryn Heying is the Assistant Director of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), a MITili research effort that seeks to evaluate and improve education policies and programs. She brings experience in education, research, and nonprofit management to her role with MITili.

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Anna
Vallee
Program Manager, SEII

avallee@mit.edu

Anna is a program manager at the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), working with senior leadership to manage grants, research, communications, and external partnerships. Her background is in education policy and research, non-profit management, and education technology.

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Jeff
Dieffenbach
Associate Director

jdieff@mit.edu

Jeff Dieffenbach is the Associate Director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili). Prior to joining MIT in that role, he worked in strategy, product management, business development, sales, and marketing roles for a range of traditional and digital education companies. 

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Steve
Nelson
Program Manager

smnelson@mit.edu

Steve Nelson is the Program Manager for MITili. He’s responsible for compiling MITili’s resources around personalized learning as well as managing MITili’s budgeting, grant process, communications and events.