Amber K. Boyd worked in strategic planning consulting, marketing and graphic design before answering her life’s call to study the mind. She completed her Master’s in Mind, Brain and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2014. Growing up as a woman of color in Atlanta, GA, she believes that learning about how the mind works can be a powerful strategy for effecting change, and that art is one of the most accessible, provocating and inspiring methods to spark the crucial conversations that can lead to change at all levels. Before joining the PZC planning team as Educational Coordinator, Amber worked with PZ researcher Tina Grotzer as a research assistant in her lab, Causal Cognition in a Complex World and as a teaching fellow over several semesters for her course Applying Cognitive Science to Teaching and Learning. Last summer, Amber also began a year-long inquiry into PZ’s relationship to topics of diversity and inclusion. In addition to her work at PZ, Amber is the Project Coordinator for Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools, a new project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education spearheaded by professor Lee Teitel.