About Us

                Our Vision: Improved decision making is the key to a better collective future.

                Our Mission: To equip youth with skills to be better decision makers throughout their lives.

How I Decide equips youth with skills to be better decision makers throughout their lives.  Rather than telling youth what to decide, we teach them how to think clearly to make their own decisions.  We create innovative programs and instructional content to develop students’ critical thinking, social, and emotional skills.  In addition, we support research to develop new products, interventions, and instructional methods, and advocate for change in what students are taught.

Founded in 2014, How I Decide is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) based in Philadelphia.  Our team is composed of academics, educators, and business professionals, and our instructional content synthesizes insights from multiple disciplines ranging from mindfulness to neuroscience to the behavioral sciences.  We currently work with urban, disadvantaged communities in the Philadelphia area and we’ve reached approximately 3,000 students.  Our programs have also scaled globally in large part due to our online learning management system.

Our Goals for Youth

Our Team

Our Board

Instrumental in our founding as you’d expect, our Board brings a wide range of experience and skills to How I Decide.

Annie Duke

Eric Brooks

Don Mahoney

Bob Adelson

Victoria Gray

Andrew Gilbert

Chris Rush


Sam Barnett

Our Advisory Council

Coming from a wide range of backgrounds, our Advisory Council is instrumental in providing us with expertise in psychology, decision sciences, education methods, curriculum development, educational games, research and evaluation.

Jim Leckman

Michael Mauboussin

Barbara Mellers

David Samuelson

Phil Tetlock

Our Staff

Our staff come from a wide range of disciplines such as education, non-profit management, and computer science.

Dave Lenowitz

Executive Director

Ramin Mohajer

Director of Operations

Jillian Hardgrove

Educational Content Developer

Adriana Massara

Partnership and Training Manager

Joe Sweeney

Director of Learning & Innovation

Dylan Gordon

Marketing Operations Specialist

Dan Donaldson

Art Director

Our Collaborators