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Nicole Shechtman SRI International, USA

Nicole Shechtman, Ph.D., is a senior education researcher at SRI International located in Menlo Park, CA. Her research and evaluation work explores the interplay between learning disciplinary knowledge and developing the critical social and emotional competencies people need to succeed—including effective communication, teamwork, and everyday problem solving. As research director for the Bridging Project since the start, her focus through the years has been on learning deeply from the teachers. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and still feels the improv course she took in grad school was one of the best experiences in her life.