Dr. Catalina Laserna is a social anthropologist who takes a socio-cultural perspective on how people learn. After completing a research fellowship at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, she took a position at HarvardX as one of their first Senior Fellows. Until 2011 she conducted policy-oriented research on innovations for online education at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education. At the Harvard Extension School she conceived and directed the Masters of Liberal Arts in Technologies of Education. Over the past decade, Dr. Laserna has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the Harvard Department of Social Anthropology and at Harvard Summer School Study Abroad program. She previously worked as a Development Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), where she advised the ministries of Education in El Salvador, Paraguay and Colombia on strategies for infusing information technologies to advance national educational reform. She currently works as a consultant for Parenting Journey and other organizations.