Ross Lipstein


Ross is thrilled to be joining Transcend after nearly four years at Summit Public Schools. Ross led several components of Summit’s R&D work over the past few years, including compiling Summit’s annual R&D Agenda, managing a team of R&D project managers and site-based continuous improvement specialists, building out a user experience research function, collaborating with external researchers and practitioner partners, and directly leading R&D projects.

Before working at Summit, Ross worked in international development focused on both education and agriculture, spending time especially in Ethiopia, India, and South Africa.

Ross has an MBA from Stanford, an MPA/ID from Harvard, and an M.Ed. from the Broad Center. Ross shares Transcend’s core values, and he’s especially excited to help learning engineering go from promising concept to impactful reality in how it helps communities access learning experiences that enable them to equitably thrive in the 21st century. When Ross isn’t working, he enjoys playing piano (just started learning last year!), hiking and canoeing, personal growth, and doing anything and everything with his wife Carolina and dog Tango.


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