Diana Brazzell is the Co-founder and Executive Editor of Footnote, an online media company that brings academic knowledge to a broader audience. She collaborates with institutions and scholars to translate their research into accessible, engaging, original content for mainstream readers. Brazzell graduated from Brown University with a degree in public policy and worked as a policy researcher at the Urban Institute.
Dr. Connell is CEO of the educational technology company Native Brain, which produces adaptive learning technologies to support every childs success in math. He has been a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft Corporation, Sunburst Communications, Inc., and Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.; a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Dartmouth College (Educational Neuroscience program); and an educational consultant to schools, non-profit organizations, the federal government, and corporations.
Co-founder and Head of Operations & Business Development
In 2013, Sarah Haig co-founded Silverside Detectors, an early-stage company that develops innovative, low-cost nuclear radiation detectors. She draws on her deep policy expertise to connect Silverside to the international policy agenda around nuclear threat reduction.
Founder, iRhythm Technologies, Inc. Fellow, Biodesign Innovation
Uday Kumar is the Founder of iRhythm, which is a digital healthcare company that is seeking to redefine the way cardiac arrhythmias are clinically diagnosed by combining wearable biosensing technology with cloud-based data analytics and machine-learning capabilities. The Zio Patch is a discreet, comfortable, patient-friendly monitoring patch that resembles an adhesive bandage.
Joe Morone is the Co-founder & CEO of Footnote, a communications firm that increases the impact of academic research and expertise by sharing it with a broader audience. Joe partners with researchers and institutions to develop communication strategies for expanding the reach of their expertise through effective storytelling and media placement. He has collaborated on research communication campaigns at universities including ASU, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, and USC, translating scholarship into influential content for media outlets such as The Boston Globe, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, and Wired.
Joe also serves as the Co-founder and COO of One Nation Every Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that shares the experiences and stories of American voters and the history of voting in the US to encourage all Americans to exercise their right to vote. In 2020, he co-founded Rally Capital, a diverse investment network aimed at driving social impact, profitability, and professional connection. Joe has a BA in Political Science from Brown University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.