Director of Research and Development
Susanna Brock is the Director of Research and Development at COGx. She has been committed to translating findings in cognitive science into practical applications in the classroom for the last 15 years. Susanna earned her A.B. in History and Science from Harvard College with a certificate in Mind, Brain and Behavior studies, her M.S. in Neuroscience and Education from Teachers College Columbia University and her Ed.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Education. She has worked as a mathematics teacher, science teacher, and learning specialist in middle and high schools in the New York City area. Susanna is also an adjunct professor and doctoral advisor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Susanna’s particular research interests include student self-efficacy and sense of belonging in mathematics, math anxiety, and the gender gap in math achievement.
Natalie Young is a Program Leader at COGx. She supports COGx Partner schools in adopting programs on the Science of Learning to ensure their fidelity and success. Natalie is an experienced educator who holds a master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University and has served over 350 diverse learners ages 3-13. Natalie authored curriculum that was recognized at regional conferences and on expert panels. In addition, Natalie has led and coordinated school- and state-wide professional development programming. After witnessing the power of the Science of Learning as a teacher and trainer, Natalie is devoted to making a difference for students globally by way of educators.