Learning Minds

New LSX cohort to work on education solutions

Today the Jacobs Foundation, New America, and the internationally recognized research duo of Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff announced the third cohort of the Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX) Fellows at the live-streamed LSX summit in Washington D.C. These top-level, mid-career professionals—in journalism, entertainment, research, education leadership, and social entrepreneurship—hail from seven countries. They are all focused on how to support children’s learning, from ages two to twelve.

The 2022-2024 LSX Fellows are:

Jenny Anderson, freelance journalist, author, and podcast host (UK)
Mariam El Marakeshy, filmmaker and multimedia reporter (Egypt)
Benjamin Herold, education technology reporter, Education Week (USA)

Social Entrepreneurship
Emer Beamer, co-founder and program lead, Designathon Works (Ireland)
Elizabeth Kperrun-Eremie, CEO/Co-Founder, Zenafri Ltd (Nigeria)
Fernande Raine, founder, The History Co:Lab (USA)

Andrea Paula Goldin, researcher and professor, Laboratorio de Neurociencia, UTDT & CONICET (Argentina)
Oana Negru-Subtirica, associate professor, Department of Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University (Romania)
Deena Weisberg, assistant professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Villanova University (USA)

Bethany Koby – Chief Vision Officer (CVO) and co-founder of Fam Studio, a social innovation studio focused on designing experiences for kids and families to thrive in the next decade (UK)
Natasha Tarpley – Independent Writer/Entrepreneur (USA)
Henry Samson Mafulul – Executive Director-The Jos Film Initiative (Nigeria)

Education Leadership / Systems & Policy
Margaret Worthington-Smith – Research, Innovation and Development Strategist for the South African Department of Education E-cubed Programme (E³) (South Africa)
Jon Hutchinson – Director of Training and Development, Reach Foundation (UK)
Michelle Dinneen-White – Founder, Director Play Smart Literacy (USA)

We extend a warm welcome and congratulations to each of our fellows. More about LSX, the work of the first and second cohorts, and biographies of each of the news fellows can be found here.