Laura Shefter is an Ed.D. candidate at the William Davidson School of Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she studies professional identity and professional development. She focuses on experiential education and has a background in Hillel work. Recently, Laura served as a coach for summer camp inclusion professionals who were doing action research. Laura has a B.A. from the University of Toronto, where she is originally from.
Shoshana Ross is a seasoned evaluation and statistical consultant. She is a master of survey development as well as an experienced data analyst. She has extensive experience in the Jewish non-profit sector, and most recently has worked with several organizations, measuring the impact of their programs. During 2017, she has measured impact for Livnot U’Lehibanot alumni, Wexner graduates, and Chabad on Campus yeshiva graduates. She has run program evaluations and measured success of Hebrew reading at Hebrew Home Page as well as the success of the Makom educational approach. Shoshana has developed, administered, and reported on many research measures to provide thorough data-based understanding of current practices and provided actionable recommendations to a wide range of stake holders in various fields. Shoshana holds an M.A. from NYU in Educational Psychology, Tests and Measures and a B.A. from Barnard College/Columbia University.