Jonathan Haidt
Director, Heterodox Academy

Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a social psychologist who studies morality; his current research investigates how to apply moral psychology to improve the functioning of companies, universities, and other complex social systems. He co-founded Heterodox Academy in 2015, and is also a co-founder of,, and Haidt is the author of two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006) and the New York Times bestseller, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012). Descriptions of his projects and lists of his publications can be found at

Caroline Mehl
Co-Director, OpenMind

Caroline has expertise in strategic planning, product management, and translating psychological research into innovative real-world applications. Caroline began her career at the private equity firm, Blackstone before participating in the CORE18 social entrepreneurship fellowship. She served as a Deal Flow Intern at the venture capital firm, OurCrowd and as a Fellow at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Caroline received her bachelor’s degree from Yale and her master’s degree from Oxford as a Blavatnik Foundation Scholar.

Raffi Grinberg
Co-Director, OpenMind

Raffi is an educator and product manager. After graduating from Princeton, he worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. He then managed the mental health product UpLift (an evidence-based self-help app for depression) and created DollarsEd (the app that teaches millennials everything they need to know about personal finance). He is the author of the published math textbook The Real Analysis Lifesaver and a part-time faculty member of Boston College.