Our Values

Grounded in our values, our team brings a diverse range of experiences and perspectives to the table.

Empathy

At Mursion, we cultivate empathy.

Empathy is at the core of all we do. We make time to communicate and listen before we take action. We make decisions based on reasoned analysis and authentic care for the aspirations of our partners and colleagues.

Paul Egan

Paul Egan

Marketing Manager

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Laura Vivio

Laura Vivio

Foreign Language Simulation Specialist & Trainer

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 Max Jackson

Max Jackson

Sr. Client Engagement Manager

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Charles Wright

Charles Wright

Simulation Specialist Manager & Designer

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Sarah French

Sarah French

Director of Simulation

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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
close
I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
close
I love how the leadership at Mursion is willing to take chances on their younger staff. I have been allowed to run some pretty incredible projects like taking on sales deals, even though I’m not a Business Development Director; there is so much work to be done which translates into great opportunities for growth, if you are willing to seek them out. Along those lines, empathy is a value that has helped me to grow at Mursion. It’s a skill you need in order to work across teams or when you need to make requests of another colleague’s time and attention. Empathy has also helped me to understand my clients’ pain-points and perspectives, so when I write marketing copy or run a demo, I do so with an understanding of my audience. When I’m not finding new opportunities to stretch and grow at work, I really enjoy cooking. I have a small apartment kitchen but spending a night making homemade tortellini with my girlfriend is one of the best memories I have of my time in Oakland.
I love helping people from all over the world approach and navigate difficult conversations with empathy and care, and I absolutely adore being able to do so in several languages. I am particularly proud when, regardless of the project I may be working on, my Learners seem to either discover new ideas in our simulations, or take the experience as an opportunity to reinforce something they already know in theory, yet sometimes forget to incorporate in practice: perhaps the importance of assuming best intentions, of coming from a place of understanding, or simply of asking questions and not being content with surface level responses, particularly during more challenging conversations. Empathy is a value that extends beyond my work at Mursion - I believe empathy should be directed not only towards every human being, but also towards other forms of life. Respect for people, non-human animals and the environment can only come from a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of our existence. I am an enthusiastic vegan and animal lover, and in my day to day I really try to do my best to create a world and a society that is fair to all living beings
Mursion really is an extraordinary company that hires exceptional, empathetic and hard working people. That commitment carries through to the services we provide, the ways we work with our clients, and the ways that we work with each other. I'm incredibly proud and humbled to have launched two large-scale projects, in the middle of a pandemic, to students whose career training has been greatly affected by COVID. We are working with active, licensed nurses and elementary school teaching students, all of whom have had to adapt to a new way of working in a very stressful and often dangerous time. The compassion and understanding that our Simulation Specialists bring to delivering our simulations and leading student reflections is noteworthy, and something that makes Mursion truly unique. I’ve loved working with the team and finding simple solutions to complex problems to ensure our Learners all have a great experience. When I step away from work to recharge, you’re likely to find me engrossed in a great video game, camping or hiking outdoors, obsessing over my dogs, or renovating my home.
I’ve played a variety of roles at Mursion, from designing scenarios to training simulation specialists and even assisting with sales leads. However, what I’m most proud of is the fantastic team I work with - I love seeing them grow into new roles. Our whole team is collaborative and supportive, even in the challenging times. It feels like we’re all in this together and I see everyone jumping in to support one another all the time. One of our values that speaks to me is “We Cultivate Empathy” - one thing I try to do everyday is truly listen to the people around me to understand their perspective - whether it is a client and we are working to solve a tricky design problem, or I’m listening to someone on my team who has a need or feedback to share, I do all I can to really hear them without judgement, with care. Outside of work, I find joy in my family, my animals (especially our chickens!) and spending time outdoors.
We are always thinking about a Learner’s experience when we design scenarios. It is important to us that our Learners feel heard and cared for, even when they feel challenged in a simulation. As we develop more complex scenarios around issues like challenging bias, addressing inequity, anti racism and inclusion- we invite our clients to have courageous and honest conversations with us about the challenges their organizations face, the resources their learners need, and authentic and thoughtful dialogue their learners need to practice. We ask hard questions to understand what our clients want to accomplish and we welcome diverse perspectives to share and inform the learning experiences to achieve the most sensitive, inclusive and impactful sessions for our learners as well as our SIM Specialists. This thoughtful partnership has led to Learners sharing with us very specific ways in which they are applying their takeaways from their Mursion sessions and how it has helped their work relationships (and sometimes their personal relationships!).
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We are results-oriented innovators who create dynamic solutions to complex problems by encouraging transparency, creativity, and iteration. We are energized by thought-provoking conversations and the diverse perspectives of our partners and peers.

Monika Jo

Monika Jo

Growth Marketing and Public Relations

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Candace Brown

Candace Brown

Director of People, Culture, and Talent Acquisition

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Sarah LePage

Sarah LePage

Business Development Director

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Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson

Director, Business Operations & Strategic Priorities

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Amy Parente

Amy Parente

Client Engagement Manager

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I’ve worn many hats in life, but one of my favorites was being a founding advisor for an indie magazine that highlights the voices of Black and brown creatives. I’ve brought my sense of creativity and curiosity into my work at Mursion through launching a roundtable series for our education partners and cultivating a community of clients who use Mursion in similar ways. Internally, one of my favorite recurring events at Mursion has been my team’s celebrations where I get to know my colleagues over Zoom lunches. I also love testing our latest features and learning about our newest product innovations - I recently got to see a Mursion environment in 3D and I’m sure I had a giant grin just below my VR headset!
I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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I’ve worn many hats in life, but one of my favorites was being a founding advisor for an indie magazine that highlights the voices of Black and brown creatives. I’ve brought my sense of creativity and curiosity into my work at Mursion through launching a roundtable series for our education partners and cultivating a community of clients who use Mursion in similar ways. Internally, one of my favorite recurring events at Mursion has been my team’s celebrations where I get to know my colleagues over Zoom lunches. I also love testing our latest features and learning about our newest product innovations - I recently got to see a Mursion environment in 3D and I’m sure I had a giant grin just below my VR headset!
I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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I’ve worn many hats in life, but one of my favorites was being a founding advisor for an indie magazine that highlights the voices of Black and brown creatives. I’ve brought my sense of creativity and curiosity into my work at Mursion through launching a roundtable series for our education partners and cultivating a community of clients who use Mursion in similar ways. Internally, one of my favorite recurring events at Mursion has been my team’s celebrations where I get to know my colleagues over Zoom lunches. I also love testing our latest features and learning about our newest product innovations - I recently got to see a Mursion environment in 3D and I’m sure I had a giant grin just below my VR headset!
I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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I’ve worn many hats in life, but one of my favorites was being a founding advisor for an indie magazine that highlights the voices of Black and brown creatives. I’ve brought my sense of creativity and curiosity into my work at Mursion through launching a roundtable series for our education partners and cultivating a community of clients who use Mursion in similar ways. Internally, one of my favorite recurring events at Mursion has been my team’s celebrations where I get to know my colleagues over Zoom lunches. I also love testing our latest features and learning about our newest product innovations - I recently got to see a Mursion environment in 3D and I’m sure I had a giant grin just below my VR headset!
I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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I’ve worn many hats in life, but one of my favorites was being a founding advisor for an indie magazine that highlights the voices of Black and brown creatives. I’ve brought my sense of creativity and curiosity into my work at Mursion through launching a roundtable series for our education partners and cultivating a community of clients who use Mursion in similar ways. Internally, one of my favorite recurring events at Mursion has been my team’s celebrations where I get to know my colleagues over Zoom lunches. I also love testing our latest features and learning about our newest product innovations - I recently got to see a Mursion environment in 3D and I’m sure I had a giant grin just below my VR headset!
I love building systems and policies using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens - even though Mursion is a startup, we have to design our growth to support and benefit all people. That’s why I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge one another, and think outside the box. We are all unique! We will all have different points of view and perspectives and being inquisitive is a way of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Being in a People, Culture, & TA role involves a lot of listening, asking thoughtful questions, and coaching. I’m proud of the mark I’ve already made in implementing a new ATS and in creating equitable hiring practices and interview questions. When I’m not at work, I love hanging out with my children, cooking, traveling and playing games. I love a competitive game night with great food!
I love imagining and bringing innovation to corporate training so that it inspires, delights, and entertains. I truly believe if you are able to crack the code to experiential learning in the virtual space, you’ve really got something special! I approach every conversation with Mursion’s partners, clients, or colleagues with a sense of curiosity so I can truly understand what motivates them, drives their passions and helps them achieve their purpose - by being partners in learning, we can unlock creative and lasting solutions. In my free time, I enjoy being in the mountains whether it's climbing to the tallest peaks, swimming in the high alpine lakes or skiing fresh snow - and when I need a short break during the workday, you’ll find me on Mursion’s #officemates Slack channel...because our furry friends give us unconditional love and are my source of wellbeing!
I love the flexibility of my job - being able to get my work done with a relatively lenient schedule is always a huge plus for me. I also love all of the problems I get to solve. Being at such an early stage company in my role, it’s really exciting to work with so many different people and functions across Mursion to help solve problems and make this place better every day. I truly try to go into every day leading with curiosity in order to solve our companies most pressing problems here at Mursion. With our team here at Mursion moving so fast to achieve our goals, it's imperative for us to be constantly looking for those "aha" moments if we're able to capture the potential we have as a company. By working across most if not all of our functions, I'm able to always go in with an open mind and find ways to improve how we run our business and improve it on a daily basis.
Before joining the Client Experience team at Mursion, I worked at an international education non-profit as a Senior Grants manager, responsible for the implementation of $20 million in funding towards international grants to address critical global challenges using science and technology. I’ve translated that experience into my work at Mursion, where being curious about your clients and their use cases is critical to addressing challenges and implementing new processes and procedures to create increased efficiencies. Asking lots of questions also helps me to identify new opportunities for how clients can use our technology to meet their needs - and curiosity about the world has also driven me to travel and work in many different places around the globe. At work, one of the groups I’ve joined is our Parenting-Guardians-Allies group: being a parent is so much of my identity, however it can sometimes feel so separate from my professional life. Following and contributing to conversations with other Mursion parents helps me to fuse these two sides of my identity.
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Morgan Russell

Morgan Russell

Director of Interactive Design & Performance

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Toni Bonaccorso

Operations Manager

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Rajesh Singh

Sr. Director of Engineering

Gerald Price

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Operations Manager, Staffing

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Eric Berger

Simulation Specialist

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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Immediately prior to joining Mursion, I was Director of TeachLivE Training at the University of Central Florida with focus on design development, performance and research in mixed-reality simulations. What started as a 3 week interdisciplinary research project to build a "simulator for teachers" grew to be the foundational technology that led to Mursion. As Mursion’s very first Simulation Specialist, I am so proud of my contributions toward establishing a team of excellent professionals. Today I support the whole Simulation Specialist team with a focus on QA, performance excellence, culture building, and creating ongoing learning opportunities. I love our team and the people we work with in and out of simulations; and I love always working on what's next and making it better - including developing a mentorship program and “SimGym” to support and nurture our marvelous Simulation Specialists in their ongoing work. In addition to Mursion, I love doing Shakespeare with Heart, an inclusive production camp, with the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every year. I’m always up for a spontaneous adventures and laughing, crying, or talking with family and friends, especially my husband Dave and our 2 young adult kids, Marina and Walker.
As an Operations Manager, I love that I get to communicate with everyone from different departments, discover challenges and create solutions to make internal relationships stronger. There is always a better path to discover when trying to accomplish something, and in my position, I get to investigate and connect ideas every day to make how we operate a whole lot easier. For example, I'm really proud of the Simulation Specialist Policies I have helped develop with my colleagues - the role of a Simulation Specialist is so unique and complicated, every day we continue to define it as we bring more and more talented professionals into our team. Having the basics of the position detailed and catalogued eases training and helps Simulation Specialists be more self-sufficient when navigating our policies and procedures. Outside of work, I love improv comedy and my cat, Keety! You can find pictures of her on our internal #officemates Slack channel - I can never get enough pics of our furry friends!
I have many years of experience building products in startups across Mobile, SaaS, and Enterprise domains, and I joined Mursion because I believe we are creating an amazing product with tremendous potential. I believe it’s important to always look for opportunities to raise the bar - whether it’s about finding an innovative solution to a difficult problem or re-architecturing the solution to provide a great product experience. As a manager, my goal is to understand my team’s priorities and perspectives. Even when you have a high bar, you can’t push people to do anything - my job is to understand how to get the best out of my team. We have a social Slack channel at Mursion called “Casual-Corner” where there are opportunities to get to know your colleagues - it’s like a virtual watercooler. If you meet me there, you might get to hear about how I’d want to be an interior designer, if I hadn’t chosen to be an engineer.
What I love most about working at Mursion, is the encouragement to be human as you show up to work. The staff is willing to acknowledge and embrace that life is constantly happening around us (particularly during these unprecedented times), and want you to feel empowered to call a thing, a thing. Coming from a corporate environment, this was unfamiliar territory to me. I'm elated I found a virtual place in the Mursion family! Since I started working at Mursion, I’ve implemented a recurring staffing meeting to consolidate information from our Engagement Managers and Simulation Specialist Leads. In addition, I’m working on a project to build a staffing spreadsheet that reflects supply and demand. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to improve systems - I strive to always create dynamic solutions to complex problems. When I’m not working, I find joy in performance: acting, singing, or dancing.
Once, in a reflection after a simulation, a Learner said: “This kind of situation happens a lot, and my staff never get to practice how to deal with it except in real life. They could really use this training.” In that moment I felt the impact of my work on improving workplaces around the globe. I always try to work toward creating an atmosphere in my sessions that is welcoming, powerful, and fun. It requires a level of vulnerability to create a human connection with someone you’ve just met - and you have to stay on your toes! One of my favorite virtual spaces to connect with other Mursion staff is our Anime Club channel on Slack. Anime is dope. It allows for such creative storytelling, absolutely beautiful art, the most epic fight scenes...It’s great that I have a space to talk about all of that with coworkers.
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Genevieve Perdue

Genevieve Perdue

Education Partners Sales Associate

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Elise Barberis

Lead Simulation Specialist

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Jordan Don

Jordan Don

Simulation Specialist & Scenario Designer

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Simulation Specialist - Sales

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Connor Hogan

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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.
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Prior to joining Mursion, I was an actor and have also worked in HR and operations. I first joined Mursion in a part-time position to complement my interest and training in theatre, and ended up finding a career that I love and have invested myself in more than any other job I’ve held in the past. To many people, acting is a job about pretending, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Acting is about learning, about understanding how someone who isn't you has come to where they are, makes the decisions they make, has the desires or the obstacles that they do, and recognizing where that is different and also the same to who you are personally. I bring this understanding to all my interactions with my clients in order to provide the best, most authentic care I can. At Mursion, when I’m not working with clients, you can find me on our #mursion-eats Slack channel where we share recipes and food pictures - it’s just delightful!
As a Lead Simulation Specialist I design scenarios with our clients, train my fellow Simulation Specialists on new projects, and support my team in their growth here at Mursion. My career path to get to Mursion has been varied - I’ve worked in an Emergency Department, as a GM of a restaurant, and as a program designer for a camp for children with disabilities, to name a few experiences! But my current job is really special - I love the impact we’re able to make in people’s lives. I truly believe in the power of this technology and have seen firsthand the growth opportunities it provides for our learners. There is no greater joy than watching a Learner really nail a tough conversation and I hope our Learners realize how much the folks behind our avatars care about them. When I’m taking a break from work, you’ll likely find me scrolling through Mursion’s #officemates page - I'm obsessed with seeing pictures of everyone's cute animals and have exercised incredible self-control in not getting a dog after scrolling through all the pup pictures!
It has felt rewarding to be part of Mursion’s early Spanish language deliveries. The work we do must be accessible to all and I was one of the first to be able to work on offering our simulations in Spanish. We have since expanded to include many languages, but I was incredibly proud to offer our training in the Learners’ native language in one of my earliest projects here. As a Simulation Specialist, I understand deeply the importance of my role in a Learner’s experience. I try to always lead with humility and am constantly thinking about how I can be more intentional and keep my work aligned to my ethics. Each of my co-workers and every Learner I interact with is on their own unique journey that is distinct and different. We are each full, complex human beings trying our best. Skills I use daily are assuming positive intent, listening to understand rather than to respond, and trying to have fun and create joy along the way. My favorite Slack space at Mursion is our Staff of Color group - it is a safe place to decompress, uplift each other, strategize on keeping the work aligned with our values and build community. I'm so grateful Mursion as a company understands the importance of PoC spaces.
There’s so much I enjoy about working at Mursion, but at the end of the day - what I like most are the incredibly talented people I work alongside every day. In my role, collaboration is crucial - as is valuing others’ perspectives and being open to feedback. I’ve gotten to learn new skills and benefit from hearing how my coworkers might approach a situation differently than I would have imagined. In turn, I know my coworkers also value my point of view - they demonstrate flexibility and care over and over again! Outside of work, I enjoy performing live on a stage and spending time with my family.
In addition to being a Simulation Specialist, I am a freelance creative strategist with a background in brand strategy, copywriting, and verbal identity. Additionally, I continue to create my own performance work as a devised theatre artist. I appreciate the flexibility of my role at Mursion that allows me to pursue other creative and career endeavors while still having a dedicated focus in my work within Mursion. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, helping them practice skills to stay grounded and centered in a work environment that seems to get more stressful by the minute. I enjoy helping people see the perspective of others and gain the confidence to tackle tough leadership challenges. I’m energized by the ability to create and make - whether I am making an elaborate dinner at home or developing an intricate performance piece, I get a lot of satisfaction from the process of creation; as a Simulation Specialist, I love that my role is all about making connections and experiences for our Learners.

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  • 10,000+
    Simulations a week
  • 50+
    Countries
  • 20+
    Languages

Mursion Board and Advisors

We have a talented board of investors and advisors who help us innovate and grow.

  • Mark Atkinson

    DIRECTOR

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  • Susan Cates

    DIRECTOR

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  • Ezra Field

    DIRECTOR

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  • Joseph High

    DIRECTOR

  • Arjun Nagendran

    DIRECTOR

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  • Alex “Sandy” Pentland

    ADVISOR

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  • Chris Dede

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  • Dr. William Follette

    ADVISOR

  • Jeremy Bailenson

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  • Walter Greenleaf

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  • Scott Compton

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  • Dr. Louis Gomez

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Senior Leadership

Our senior management team executes on Mursion’s vision, leading our departments toward success, daily.

Where We Work

  • We're a CA based company
    headquartered in
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  • 85%

    of our workforce work remotely across the United States

Careers

We believe the essential skills that guide us through conflict and stress can be learned, developed, and perfected. We bring together the best in technology and live human interaction to fulfill our vision of unlocking empathic potential through immersive practice. Each day and every person matters. To join us in our mission, visit our Careers page.

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“We all share a singleness of purpose--we want Mursion to succeed and become even more innovative. ”

Doug MacKay, Director of Business Development

“Our core value at Mursion is empathy. That doesn't mean we are all highly empathic beings at all times, but it does mean we strive for empathy, which makes for great working relationships. ”

Dr. Carrie Straub, Executive Director of Educational Programs and Research

“I love working with and for an organization whose goal is to help people have more thoughtful, courageous and thus productive conversations. I feel like I'm making a tangible impact on the world and with people. ”

Lorren Cotton, Lead Simulation Specialist

“I admire how passionate everyone is about working at Mursion. I am constantly inspired by their examples, and it is a place where everyone lifts each other up and our uniqueness is celebrated. I've never worked for a company that values authenticity so much, which really aligns with my own core values ”

Jenna Zhu, Simulation Specialist

“At Mursion, we empower people with the courage to be human. I’ve recognized the easiest way to create safe spaces with my colleagues and clients is to demonstrate authenticity and vulnerability myself. It can be scary to shed the shield of artifice and baseless niceties for truth, but there are few experiences more rewarding than truly connecting with those around you. ”

Elise Barberis, Lead Simulation Specialist

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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Ms. Cates has led growth and innovation in education through her work as an advisor, investor and business leader, with extensive experience within and in partnership with universities around the world. Cates has served as an advisor to public and private universities, education service companies and investors, and was previously the Chief Operating Officer of 2U, Inc., where she led a number of core functions critical to the growth of 2U’s university partner programs, including content production, technology, data analytics, marketing and student and faculty support. Prior to her tenure at 2U, Cates served as President of Executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and as founding Executive Director of MBA@UNC, the school’s ground-breaking online MBA program.
Ezra S. Field is a Senior Advisor of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm with over $10 billion in capital under management. He currently serves as a Director of Roark portfolio companies CKE Restaurants and Pet Retail Brands, and is a former Director of Roark portfolio companies Atkins Nutritionals, CyberCore Technologies, Driven Brands, International Car Wash Group, Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, Massage Envy, Miller's Ale House, Naf Naf Grill and Peachtree Business Products. He is also a Director of Business Executives for National Security, and is a former Trustee of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, Global Kids, and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. From 2007 - 2020, Mr. Field served in various roles at Roark Capital, including as a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director, Co-CIO and CIO. Prior to joining Roark, Mr. Field was a Managing Director at New York-based ACI Capital, where he played a lead role in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Mr. Field received a B.A. (Honors) from Wesleyan University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Mr. High is an accomplished C-suite executive with strategic and operational experience in several global Fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Joseph excels at building and sustaining strong cultures and selecting and developing leaders and teams that meet expectations of demanding customers with excellence to drive company success and shareholder value. He received recognition for his role in leading CEO succession and strategies to reposition assets and cost structure to better serve customers and increase growth at Grainger, led the multi-billion dollar people integration of Conoco and Philips Petroleum, was instrumental in Owens Corning exiting an asbestos-related bankruptcy with an investment grade credit rating and implemented high-performing manufacturing environments at Cummins Engine and Rockwell Automation.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. Some of his focuses include Machine Learning, Human Computer Interactions, Data, and Pattern Recognition. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy. Pentland advises Mursion in areas related to constructs and automated analytical measures that are potential indicators of human performance in simulations.
Dede (Harvard University Graduate School of Education) is a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. His fundamental interest is in developing new types of educational systems to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. His research focuses on emerging technologies for learning and assessment, leadership in educational technology implementation, and effective policy for educational technology utilization. His focus in emerging technologies includes multi-user virtual environments, augmented realities, transformed social interaction, and online professional development. Dede advises Mursion in the area of instructional design, assisting with the fundamentals of creating simulations within which human performance can be measured and altered.
Dr. William C. Follette received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Washington with additional specialty training in research design and quantitative psychology. Dr. Follette is a full professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has served as a member of multiple grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Follette has more than 200 academic papers, book chapters and presentations at professional conferences. Of special interest to Dr. Follette is the study of how individuals learn complex social skills.
Bailenson is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual Reality (VR), in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. He has published more than 100 academic papers, in interdisciplinary journals such as Science and PLoS One, as well domain-specific journals in many fields.
Dr. Walter Greenleaf is a research scientist trained in neuro and behavioral science and a medical product developer, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology. He is currently the Director of Technology and Strategy at the University of Colorado National Mental Health Innovation Center, and a member of the Board of Directors for Brainstorm: The Stanford Laboratory for Brain Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has consistently maintained a dual-role in academics and business–lecturing, conducting research and publishing, while concurrently developing and bringing medical products to market.
Compton, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Dr. Compton’s interest in advising Mursion is fueled by his interest in how to leverage technology to evaluate and improve complex interpersonal behaviors informed by basic principles of human behavior. Dr. Compton’s other research interests have focused broadly on child and adolescent psychotherapy treatment development and evaluation, with particular interest in pediatric anxiety and depressive disorders; multi-site comparative treatment trials; and translating efficacious treatments into community settings. Dr. Compton’s more general research interests include behavioral theory, philosophy of science, analysis of outcome studies and longitudinal data; clinical trial outcome research and design, and mental health policy issues relevant to clinical practice.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.
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Mark Atkinson is responsible for Mursion’s long-term strategic plan, capital requirements and key leadership positions. Mark has spent the last twenty years building technology ventures that support human capital development in K-12 education and corporate learning. Mark founded TeachForward, LLC a full service educational consulting firm with a proprietary web platform that delivers custom-developed, performance assessments to K-12 educators. Before working in education, Mark served as Senior Producer and Manager of New Markets for CBS News Productions, and was an Emmy award winning Producer for Peter Jennings Reporting, ABC News, where he produced a series of network specials on U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Yale College.
Arjun Nagendran is the founding visionary behind Mursion’s extraordinary simulation platform. He oversees all aspects of Mursion’s technology, product strategy, and it’s overall vision. Arjun completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Manchester, UK, specializing in landing mechanisms for Unmanned Air Vehicles. Prior to Mursion, he worked for several years as an academic researcher leading the ground vehicle robotic systems for Team Tumbleweed, which was one of the six-finalists at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Grand Challenge. During his academic career, he contributed to several projects and manuscripts including the development of a robot to explore the Great Egyptian Pyramid.
Dennis leads the operational functions of Mursion, is responsible for the long-term global operating plan of the business, and ensures Mursion can consistently deliver exceptional service to clients. Prior to joining Mursion in 2020, Dennis was the operations leader of General Assembly’s Enterprise business. During his time there, he managed the business through three years of double-digit revenue and profit growth, which led to a successful acquisition by the Adecco Group. Earlier in his career, Dennis spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group, and worked in Finance for the Related Companies and Boston Scientific. Dennis holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS from Bentley University.
Kimberly Cook is a 25 year technology industry veteran with roots in traditional and digital media.
After leading sales for two successful startups and developing new technology spaces around both location advertising, retail data feed analysis, Kimberly spent 5 years as an executive at Google after the successful Channel Intelligence acquisition and was promoted to lead a $1B DoubleClick Search team. Kimberly then joined Hookit, a data platform to allow brands to track and value their sports sponsorships, as CRO with 5x growth. She joins an extraordinary Mursion team as CRO with a vision to help uplift human interactions for better performance while overseeing the sales and marketing teams for this revolutionary startup.
Kimberly is a graduate of Michigan State University and is a sought after speaker sharing experience on how technology impacts performance at leading global conferences.
Strategic operations executive with demonstrated ability to drive high-growth businesses towards scale. Implemented strategies and processes to scale 2U from a team of 8 employees, through IPO, to a global multi-product corporation with more than 6,000 full-time employees in six international markets. Lead member of the due-diligence and integration teams for two industry defining EdTech acquisitions - $110M for GetSmarter, a short course business in Cape Town and $750M for Trilogy Education, a skills-based workforce accelerator based in New York - and guided 2U through a successful IPO and two follow-on offerings that raised more than $630M of capital to fuel 2U’s rapid growth initiatives and multi product line expansion
Nav leads Mursion Product Development, including Product Management and Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience in product management, engineering management, and entrepreneurship, he has launched products in many domains–enterprise, consumer, social, e-commerce, CRM, cloud, and SaaS. Nav was part of the initial G-Suite team at Google and, as an engineering leader, he helped to scale products for SAP, Asera, and Metro. Most recently, he helped to shape the product and engineering strategy for Software Growth Partners (SGP) Private Equity’s portfolio companies. Nav holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nikki Eatchel has built her career over more than 25 years in the assessment industry, serving in executive leadership positions in assessment development, psychometrics, business development, product and program management, customer support, documentation, training, software development, and QA for several leading global assessment organizations. She has worked in various testing segments, including education, certification, and pre-employment, and has designed and implemented assessment products in a wide variety of markets, including K12, higher education, healthcare, finance, professional associations, IT, and government.

Her responsibilities have spanned the full spectrum of assessment and learning activities, including research, assessment design and development, job analysis, global delivery, standardized scoring and reporting, and individual and organizational analytics. Eatchel has been personally responsible for ensuring the validity and fairness of large-scale global programs as well as statewide assessment products and services, working in some capacity with all 50 states within the U.S. She has also served as an assessment and business consultant for various national and global organizations, as well as worked in the arena of employment litigation support for pre-employment assessments.
People & Culture, Sara Bokhari champions Mursion’s culture and leads efforts in finding, developing, motivating, and retaining Mursion’s talented workforce. She transitioned to this role after serving as Mursion’s Director of Education Services, where she worked with her team to build out robust simulation offerings for Higher Education and K-12 Districts. Prior to joining Mursion, Sara was a Director of Academic Strategy at TNTP. In her role she worked alongside central office staff, school administrators, and teachers in developing leaders to be advocates for equitable systems and student achievement. Sara holds an MBA from The George Washington University, an MA in Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois.
Christina Yu overseas all aspects of Mursion’s brand identity and growth across verticals and is committed to unlocking human potential through emerging learning technologies. Prior to her current role, she was on the founding team of a new PaaS adaptive learning division at McGraw-Hill Education, working to open and license technology to enterprise learning partners. The role leveraged her experience managing a portfolio of adaptive products in the Higher-Ed division and guiding strategic communications. Earlier in her career, she worked at the edtech startup Knewton in a variety of product, learning, and business roles, and as a professor of English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State University. Christina holds an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Strategy, Brentt is responsible for expanding Mursion’s ground-breaking training platform to new verticals, securing partnerships to fund R&D efforts, and raising awareness about the power of virtual simulation for occupations that require complex interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Mursion, Brentt was the Director of Innovation at Pivot Learning Partners, a large professional learning and coaching organization in California. In this role Brentt was responsible for leading teams of experienced subject matter experts in designing, piloting and scaling new professional learning programs. Brentt has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California Berkeley, and has published numerous articles and research reports.
Sheryl Linsky Adam is passionate about empowering professionals to build skills and become leaders. After a career leading complex teams and projects in K12 education, she now focuses on delivering measurable outcomes to learners and organizations. Every day she aims to delight clients with authentic simulations that blend the best in live human interaction with artificial intelligence. Sheryl is a Bay Area native, a graduate of Yale School of Management, and currently lives in Oakland with her family of mischief-makers.
Katya has served as COO of Propel Capital, which invests in early-stage ventures and visionary leaders challenging the status quo and driving transformational change. Propel, founded in 2008, uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission. Portfolios include Propel Democracy to build progressive power in the US and Propel Opportunity to support economic opportunity and impact investing. Previously, Katya led her own consulting practice working with foundations, non-profits, and school systems and provided strategy and implementation support to Fortune 500 companies as part of the Human Capital practice at Deloitte.