No longer with IARYD
Lori has left IARYD, as of February 2023, for a position with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. We wish her the absolute best on this next adventure.
Please contact Heidi Johnson for all things related to IARYD until we are able to hire a new administrative assistant to follow in Lori’s footsteps.
IARYD Managing Director
Heidi is the Managing Director at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. She oversees all administrative aspects of the Institute including grant management, grant writing and reporting, personnel administration, project management. Heidi joined the Institute in November 2006. She came from New York University, where she was the Associate Director for the Master of Science in Publishing, a graduate program that prepares students for careers in book, magazine and digital publishing. Her career at NYU spanned 12 years and included time at the School of Education as Project Manager for a professional development program for New York City school teachers and at the Office of the Dean for Science, where she was a grant administrator. Before living in New York, she was a program coordinator for a Ph.D. program at Harvard Medical School. Heidi holds a B.A. in English/Communication Arts from Emmanuel College in Boston and an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. She volunteers at a therapeutic riding farm, loves to ride horses, and has completed five marathons.
IARYD Managing Editor
Jarrett Lerner is a graduate of Tufts University, and now serves as the Managing Editor of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, where he oversees the Publications Department and manages the journal Applied Developmental Science. In addition, Jarrett writes and illustrates children’s books.