Marc Brackett is a founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. His research focuses on the role of emotions/emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance. Marc is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based, systemic approach to SEL, adopted by over 2,000 pre-school to high schools across the United States and in other countries. He has published 125 scholarly articles and received numerous awards. He also is on the board of directors for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Marc consults regularly with corporations (Facebook, Microsoft and Google) on integrating emotional intelligence principles into employee training and product design. He is the co-founder of Oji Life Lab, a corporate learning firm that develops innovative digital learning systems for emotional intelligence. He authored Permission to Feel.