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Our Team


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Aria Chernik, JD, PhD | co-founder and co-director

Aria is an associate professor of the practice in education innovation at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Social Science Research Institute. She loves co-designing solutions that make learning transformative, civic engagement participatory, and the world more equitable. 
Email: | Twitter @ariachernik

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Kevin Hoch | co-founder and co-director

Kevin is managing director for education at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. He designs and builds high impact learning environments. Kevin is passionate about coaching individuals and teams to achieve transformational success. He is excited about solving problems through co-creation, collaboration, and creativity. 


Bruce Grady, EdD
Director, NC Thrives Studio, Ormond Center
Duke University
David Yung Ming, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Duke University
Greg Victory
Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Duke University
Josh Yates, PhD
Executive Director, Ormond Center; Consulting Faculty
Duke University
Lalita Kaligotla, PhD
Associate Director and Adjunct Professor in the Hart Leadership Program
Duke University
Mary Hemphill-Joseph, PhD
Leadership Development Coach, Director of K-12 Computer Science, CEO of
The Limitless Leader, & Author of The One-Minute Meeting
Richard J. Chung, MD
Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Internal Medicine Doctor, Pediatrician
Duke University
Shannon Delaney
Design Strategist for the City of Durham