Christa Simone

“This past year I spent a few months traveling around Central America. While I was there I learned to play the ukulele, because its tiny size and weight make it a perfect travel instrument!”


Christa Simone is a researcher with four years of experience in cognitive, social, and affective neuroscience. She is passionate about building connections between schools, academia, and tech in order to foster innovation in teaching and learning, and deliver quality education to all students. Prior to joining Digital Promise, Christa led research in learning and assessment at Lumosity, and studied cross-cultural emotional development at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC. She earned her B.A. in Neurobiology from Harvard University. You can reach Christa at