Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard is Vice President for Research to Practice at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), where she leads work to support bringing inclusive and evidence-based whole child practice to learning environments. This grant portfolio supports researchers, educators and policymakers in their efforts to bring a more holistic approach grounded in the science of learning and development to classrooms. Dr. Stafford-Brizard has also led the development of a community of hundreds of these partners fostering unique partnerships and collaborations leading to breakthroughs and innovations in whole child practice. She regularly authors opinion pieces for outlets, most recently at The 74, NBC's Parent Toolkit, and EdSurge. She also speaks regularly at a number of education conferences, and she has been a keynote speaker at events such as SXSW EDU, Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL), and Fusion.