Join us and special guest, Shankar Vedantam for
Uplift Education's Dinner & Dialogue
NPR Correspondent & Host of The Hidden Brain
Shankar Vedantam is NPR’s social science correspondent and the host of the Hidden Brain podcast. His goal is to help people think about the world in new and interesting ways. He is endlessly fascinated by empirical research in fields ranging from psychology and neuroscience to sociology and economics.
Before joining NPR in 2011, Vedantam spent 10 years as a reporter at The Washington Post. From 2007 to 2009, he was also a columnist, and wrote the Department of Human Behavior column for the Post.
Vedantam is the author of the non-fiction book, The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. The book, published in 2010, describes how unconscious biases influence people.
In 2009-2010, Vedantam served as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
Dr. Remy Washington
President, Uplift Education
Remy L. Washington, EdD was announced as Uplift Education’s President in April of 2021, after a two-year stint as the networks Chief Academic Officer for Uplift Education. Before assuming the role in June of 2019, Dr. Washington was a Managing Director that supported the High School Division in Uplift. Prior to that, Dr. Washington was the High School Director of Uplift Peak Preparatory for two years. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she taught high school mathematics for seven years before moving into school leadership at Morgan Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University, participated in the Golden Apple Teacher Education Program, and subsequently earned a Masters of Arts of Teaching (Secondary Mathematics) and a Masters in Educational Leadership in Organizational Change. Dr. Washington completed her doctoral studies in the fall of 2018 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Her dissertation study included an analysis of the influence of teacher self-efficacy on teacher attrition in the charter school sector.