Our Team

Milena Batanova

Milena Batanova

Research and Evaluation Manager

Milena Batanova leads the Instructional Strategies to Promote Empathy project at Making Caring Common. She works with teachers and schools to facilitate and evaluate the implementation of low burden strategies to promote attitudes and behaviors related to empathy and caring.... Read more about Milena Batanova

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Kiran Bhai

Empathy Strategies in Schools Intern

Kiran Bhai is an Empathy Strategies in Schools Intern at Making Caring Common with a Masters in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education focused on childhood counseling. Prior to her time at MCC,... Read more about Kiran Bhai

Alison Cashin

Alison Cashin

Director

Alison Cashin is the Director of Making Caring Common. An award-winning communicator and advocate, Alison helps organizations put their ideas into practice, build and engage diverse audiences, and develop and communicate messages that change hearts and minds.... Read more about Alison Cashin

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Alexis Ditkowsky

Alexis Ditkowsky

Senior Communications Manager

Alexis Ditkowsky is the Senior Communications Manager at Making Caring Common. With a career spanning social impact, education, technology, and the arts, Alexis harnesses digital opportunities to build communities, connect people to resources, and amplify diverse voices.... Read more about Alexis Ditkowsky

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Danielle Fowler

Danielle Fowler

Special Projects Coordinator

Danielle Fowler is Making Caring Common's Special Projects Coordinator and an Ed.M. candidate in the Human Development & Psychology program at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).... Read more about Danielle Fowler

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Rachel Hanebutt

Research Intern

Rachel Hanebutt is a Research Intern for Making Caring Common, where she conducts literature reviews and develops resources for parents to have positive conversations with their young people ... Read more about Rachel Hanebutt

Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones

Senior Advisor

Stephanie Jones, senior advisor to MCC, is a developmental psychologist and the Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.... Read more about Stephanie Jones

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Eric Torres

Research Intern

Eric Torres is a Research Intern with Making Caring Common and a second-year PhD student in Education at Harvard University. His work with the MCC team focuses on promoting dialogue across political difference and the psychology of parental decisions related to school choice.... Read more about Eric Torres

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Julia Vitagliano

College Admissions Research Summer Intern

Julia Vitagliano, a College Admissions Research Summer Intern with Making Caring Common's College Admissions Campaign, is a junior at Connecticut College majoring in psychology and minoring in gender women’s studies. At school, Julia is a ... Read more about Julia Vitagliano

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Bene Webster

Empathy Strategies in Schools Intern

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College (‘13), Relay Graduate School of Education - New Orleans (‘16) and Harvard Graduate School of Education (‘18) Bene began teaching third grade in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans as a Teach for America corps member. ... Read more about Bene Webster

Richard Weissbourd

Richard Weissbourd

Faculty Director

Richard Weissbourd, faculty director of MCC, is a psychologist and lecturer at Harvard. He teaches at both the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he directs the Human Development and Psychology Program, and at the Harvard Kennedy School.... Read more about Richard Weissbourd

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