Christopher A. Rice, MPA/MA is the Research Translation Communication Lead with the LASER PULSE Consortium. He is a passionate international development professional with experience in international programming on research translation, human rights, entrepreneurship, monitoring and evaluation, and communications. He has worked in nonprofit and university settings to implement U.S. government grants. Chris graduated from the #1-ranked Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and holds degrees in international development and communications.
Jim Ansaldo, PhD, is a Research Scholar at the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University Bloomington. For over 20 years, he has conducted research, supported school change efforts, and facilitated teacher professional learning around applied improvisation, coaching and consultation, culturally sustaining pedagogies, curriculum design, and online learning. Jim is a founder and co-director of Camp Yes And, an improv-based professional learning intensive for educators who support teens on the autism spectrum (http://yesand.indiana.edu).