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The vision of Project Tomorrow is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.  We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century.

Project Tomorrow Office

15707 Rockfield Boulevard, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92618
Main Phone: 949-609-4660
Fax: 949-609-4665

Our Team

Julie Evans

Julie Evans
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 15 or

Julie Evans has been CEO of Project Tomorrow (, one of the nation’s leading education nonprofit organizations, since 1999. She developed the Speak Up National Research Project in 2003 and has served as the chief researcher on this project and other digital learning national research projects. Previously, Ms. Evans enjoyed a 17-year career in national and regional sales and marketing management with Unisys and two education technology startups. She is a graduate of Brown University and serves on the Board of Directors of Project Tomorrow, the Reaching At-Promise Students Association Advisory Board, and the TechSETS Advisory Board. She is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning. Ms. Evans was named in April 2008 as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology over the past 10 years by eSchool News.

Lisa Chu

Lisa Chu
Program Support Coordinator
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 12

Lisa joined Project Tomorrow in fall 2013 as an intern and now serves as the Program Support Coordinator for Project Tomorrow, where she manages the blog & social media accounts, as well as lends support for Speak Up and other programs. She is a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where she majored in Sociology and Economics. Lisa has a passion for education: she previously interned at Horton's Kids, a non-profit education geared towards helping and tutoring at-risk youth in Washington DC, and currently teaches high school freshmen about globalization/global issues through Global Connect at UC Irvine. In her free time Lisa enjoys running, trying new places to eat, and spending time with friends and family.

Jenny Hostert

Jenny Hostert
Speak Up Operations Manager
Phone: 949 609-4660, Ext. 17

Jenny Hostert is Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up Operations Manager. A native of San Clemente, California, Jenny grew up and attended college in Southern California, graduating with a BA in Sociology from UC-Santa Barbara in 2006. She joined Project Tomorrow in 2010 to lead the Speak Up National Research Project after spending 3 years working at Casa de Amma, a residential community for adults with disabilities. Jenny has a heart for non-profits, and is passionate about the ins and outs of making them successful. Jenny’s expertise includes Speak Up outreach communication and promotion efforts, technical issues and website management, and getting the Speak Up data back into the hands of the stakeholders. In her free time, Jenny enjoys weekends at the beach, traveling abroad, and spending time with family and friends.

Tina Kreditor

Tina Kreditor
Accounting Manager
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 14

Tina Kreditor is the Accounting Manager for Project Tomorrow, joining the team in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She earned her CPA certificate in 1990. After working at Price Waterhouse, Tina worked for a residential home builder, spent 10 years working in Real Estate Investments at Pacific Life in Newport Beach, and currently has her own business providing accounting consulting for closely-held companies. In her free time, Tina enjoys scrapbooking, reading and cheering on her USC Trojans!!

Judith Marciante

Judith Marciante
Website Designer and Developer

Judith Marciante has been the designer and front end developer of Project Tomorrow’s website since 2000. She has a BA in English and design, and has done post-graduate work in art, design and web development. Prior to starting her own web design business, she was a founding partner and Creative Director of Red Dot Interactive, one of the first interactive multimedia development companies in San Francisco. She focuses on responsive web site design, interface design, programming, web maintenance, and consultation for innovative businesses and non-profit organizations. In her free time, she enjoys playing mandolin and ukulele, urban walking, beach-going with her dog, and spending time with friends and family.

Kelly Stump

Kelly Moriarty
Program Support Coordinator — Special Projects
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 11

Kelly joined the Project Tomorrow team as a Program Support Coordinator in 2015. In addition to supporting education research and other projects, she also coordinates several events such as the annual Innovation in Education Awards and the Youth Leadership Summit. Kelly has always had a passion for education. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Southern California, she spent six years teaching an environmental science program with the Orange County Department of Education. At Project Tomorrow, Kelly hopes to continue to support and encourage students to pursue their passions through education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, and reading.

Greg Nicholson

Gregory Nicholson
Director of Advancement
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 13

Gregory Nicholson is Project Tomorrow’s Director of Advancement. He is committed to securing the resources needed to achieve our mission, through funds as well as partnership development. Previously, he was Assistant Director at the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING where he was responsible for the recruitment of districts, schools, and teachers into the ART of TEACHING, as well as communications and partnerships. In that role, he co-founded the Mathematics Leadership Corps in Culver City to promote improved teaching and learning in mathematics throughout the K-12 district. He holds a doctorate in English Literature from Michigan State University, where he was a University Distinguished Fellow and the author of the university’s decennial re-accreditation report. Prior to graduate school he worked in non-profit management in social services and education. He was graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.

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Tessa Pew
Project Assistant
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 19

Tessa Pew joined Project Tomorrow as a Project Assistant in 2016. She is a student at the University of California, Irvine who will be graduating in June of 2017. As an Informatics major and a Management minor, she focuses on how technology impacts organizations and people. At Project Tomorrow, she assists with a variety of projects with primary involvement in the Speak Up program. She is passionate about enhancing educational opportunities for students and optimizing methods for learning. Tessa aspires to make the world a better place by using technological development to improve education and organizations. She is also a Campus Representative at her university, which allows her to give tours and college fairs to students and create a path for them to higher education. She enjoys encountering students from a variety of different places and helping them get one step closer to reaching their academic goals. In her free time, Tessa likes to explore new places, hike, and spend time with friends and family.

Nayssan Safavian

Nayssan Safavian
Education Research Analyst
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 18

Nayssan joined the Project Tomorrow team as a Research Analyst in 2014. She recently earned her Ph.D. with an emphasis on Learning, Cognition, and Development from the School of Education at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). She also holds an M.A. in Education from UC Irvine and a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. Her research focuses on understanding how students’ attitudes towards learning differentially inform their achievement-related choices, aspirations, and long-term success. Nayssan lectures on the subjects of adolescent and social development at UC Irvine, as well as collaborates with the California Motivation Project (UC Irvine) and the Quantitative Education Study Team (California State University, Fullerton). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods.

Nayssan Safavian

Amber Taylor
Director of Communications & Collaborations

For 20 years, Amber Taylor has been providing strategic communications planning and execution for a wide range of organizations, focusing on launching and building communications programs for groups working on education, environmental, research, technology, labor and economic issues. Her areas of expertise include media relations, social media, video production, content creation and website development. She has worked for Child Trends, First 5 California, American Institutes for Research, Presidential Awards for Mathematics & Science Teachers, Cable in the Classroom, National Public Lands Day and Alliance for American Manufacturing. Amber has an M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, and a B.A in political science and a certificate in political communications from Ohio University.

Kathy Bihr, Ed.D.
Vice President and Executive Director
Vice President and Executive Director
The Tiger Woods Learning Center, Tiger Woods Foundation

Phyllis Blaunstein
Senior Counsel
Widmeyer Communications

Kevin C. Daly, Ph.D.
MAXXess Systems, Inc.

Julie Evans
Project Tomorrow

Eric Frazier
President and CEO
The Power is Now

Rajeev Kapur
1105 Media

Joel Slutzky
Chairman Emeritus
Iteris, Inc
Project Tomorrow Founder

Gretchen Valentine
Managing Partner
RSM McGladrey, Inc.

Speak Up Advisory Council

Kari Arfstrom
Arfstrom Consulting

Mark Beadle

Paul Caputo
Southern Columbia Area School District

Noelle Ellerson
Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
AASA: The School Superintendents Association

Lori Gracey
Executive Director

Lucy Gray
Independent Education Consultant
Lucy Gray Consulting

Tim Green, Ph.D.
Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education
California State University, Fullerton

Steve Hargadon
The Learning Revolution Project and Web 2.0 Labs

Jen Humke
Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur Foundation

Ryan Imbriale
Executive Director
Department of Digital Learning
Baltimore County Public Schools

Mike Kaspar
Education Policy and Practice
National Education Association (NEA)

Kris Linville
Educational Technology Coordinator
Irvine Unified School District

Maribeth Luftglass
Chief Information Officer
Fairfax County Public Schools

Holly Lynde
Research and Policy Coordinator
Fiscal Analyst

Governmental Services and Research
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
The University of Georgia

Patrick Martin
ISS Coordinator Education Technology
Department of Defense Education Activity

Ann McMullan
Educational Technology Consultant

Jenith Mishne
Educational Technology Services
Newport Mesa Unified School District

Barbara Moore
Technology Coordinator
Diocese of Wilmington

Tom Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
eLearn Institute

Kristy Sailors
Director of Educational Technology
Blue Valley Unified School District

Ben Smith
Edtech Innovators

Vickey Sullivan
Technology Integration Specialist
Madison County School District

Barbara Treacy
EdTech Leaders Online
Education Development Center (EDC)

Glen Warren
Coordinator of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries (LOL)
Encinitas Union School District

Mary Ann Wolf
Director of Digital Learning Programs
The Friday Institute

Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up Advisory Board

Steve Bautista
Santa Ana College

Joan Bissell
California State University

Dan Brown
Educators Rising

Jennifer Carinci

Wendy Cowan
Athens State University

Grace Doramus

Mark A. Evans
Klein ISD

Melinda George

Tim Green
California State University, Fullerton

Laurie A. Henry
University of Kentucky

Kimberly Hughes
UTEACH Institute

Justin Hultman
Arizona State University

Zachary Levine

Toni Jones
Eastern MI University College of Education

Wendy LaDuke
eSchool News

Rodrick S. Lucero

Ann McMullan

Jessica Mercerhill
Ohio Department of Higher Education

Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich
Indiana University

Sue Parsons
Cerritos College

Sandy Paxton
Ohio Department of Higher Education

Melissa Reed
Emporia State University

Justin Reich

Patrick Riccards
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Pat Stall
California State University San Marcos

Kim Tobey
National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs & Educator Preparation Field and Student Teaching Experiences

Steve Wojcikiewicz
Deans for Impact

Lauren Woolley
Shelby County Schools