Susan Magsamen is the Senior Advisor on Community Partnerships. She guides and advises the institute on developing and maintaining strategic partnerships to advance the mission of connecting science to practice. Susan’s approach to creating effective learning models—at home, after school, and in the community—combine interdisciplinary, evidence-based research with practical, applicable ideas and programs. She brings together scientists, educators, parents, psychologists, advocates, policymakers, educational media, technologists, and others to share their perspectives and expertise on education, family life, and other topics. Then, through a series of communications platforms (books, radio programs, websites, workshops), Susan shares this insight and ideas to inform and inspire families. Her most recent project, Curiosityville, is a personalized digital learning world for young children and their families.