Meet The Team
Founder & President
Laura has worked with teachers and students and technology for over thirty years. An early interest in LOGO programming led Laura to the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she collaborated on projects with the MIT Media Laboratory and the mathematician and educator, Dr. Seymour Papert, the founder of LOGO programming and one of the world’s foremost experts on instructional technologies. Prior to founding Vision Education, Laura directed the Computer Department at The Buckley School in Manhattan for fourteen years and was Director of the Technology Program at the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School for two. Laura was named as one of the Enterprising Women of the Year in both 2006 and 2008 by Enterprising Women magazine.
Associate Director of Off Site Programs
Alex has a passion for education and providing students with the opportunity to discover their own passions. She has worked in the education field in NYC for the past 6 years. She previously oversaw arts education programming at LeAp and teacher residency programs at Success Academy Charter Schools. Alex is currently enrolled in a MBA program at Fordham University and enjoys learning something new everyday!
Associate Director of Onsite
Leah has over 12 years experience working with families in schools and library services. Most recently she has worked as a library branch manager and school library media specialist. She holds a Masters of Science from Simmons College and a BA in Fine Arts From the University of South Australia. As an artist and educator Leah enjoys igniting creative discovery in kids of all ages.
HR & Recruitment Manager
Kelly has over 8 years of experience working in education. She has taught English as a second language in China and Vietnam, and managed ESL schools in Indonesia and Brazil. She is passionate about making high-quality education accessible to all students and connecting teachers with rewarding work that allows them to use their creativity. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, and practicing Portuguese.
Jessica’s interest in the youth development field began early in college when she interned for The Child Center of New York in Flushing, Queens. After earning her B.A. in Psychology from Queens College University in 2006, she worked as a Site Manager for The Princeton Review, running successful after school programs throughout the city. Jessica eventually returned to The Child Center of New York, where she was promoted through several positions until she became Program Director at PS 223Q. She spends her spare time hiking, traveling, sketching, snapping photos everywhere she goes and making music mixes for her loved ones.
Off Site Program Manager
Mason has a passion for youth development with 8 years experience in the nonprofit sector. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and is a practicing artist. He has recently graduated with a Masters of Arts Therapy (Clinical) degree from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, New Zealand which focussed on the benefits of art making when working alongside young people. Mason enjoys traveling, reading and hanging out with friends and family.
Dalia joined the RoboFun team in early 2018. She is a graduate from Adelphi University with a Bachelor’s in anthropology, and has recently completed an AmeriCorps term in Montana. Dalia has always enjoyed working with kids and has had a range of experiences from having taught introductory music classes to children to being a summer camp counselor for an amazing group of 10-year olds. Dalia loves hands-on activities like puzzles and Lego building, and admires RoboFun’s personal, interactive approach to teaching. In her free time, Dalia enjoys hiking and the outdoors, listening to music, taking photographs, and traveling.
Hilda has a love for non-traditional education and gaming. Upon earning her B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz, she joined the New York Public Library and assisted patrons of all ages with research. Here she realized she wanted to continue on a path of educating masses, and combining her love for education as well as her ever growing passion for gaming and technology, she joined the Robofun team in the Fall of 2017. Hilda enjoys playing video games, solving puzzles, reading graphic novels, and is always open to learning about something new.