Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard is Vice President for Research to Practice at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), where she leads the organization's grant making in education. These grant programs support researchers, educators and policymakers in their efforts to bring a more holistic approach grounded in the science of learning and development to schools and classrooms. She has led work within multiple sectors of US education including the New York City Department of Education, as co-founder of a charter school and as a senior advisor for national non-profits. She regularly authors opinion pieces and speaks at education conferences including keynotes at SXSW EDU, Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL), and Fusion. Stafford-Brizard holds a doctoral degree in Cognitive Science in Education from Columbia University.