At CIO, we’ve built our organization around personalizing all aspects of society, starting with the individual. New science has shown that people behave, learn, and develop their talents in distinctive ways, yet these individual patterns get lost in massive systems that play to averages. It’s long past time to unlock all the human potential that today’s outdated, average-based systems overlook.

It’s time for a personalized world, built on powerful insights from the science of individuality. To drive demand, we’re raising public awareness through a nationwide communications campaign. To stimulate supply, we’re convening changemakers in all fields—from education to the workplace to healthcare—to create solutions, tools, and policies that nurture individual potential and talent.


Our Team


Todd Rose

Co-FOUNDER & president

Todd is the Co-Founder and President of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  He is also the Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he teaches a course on Personalized Learning and leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual.  Todd is the author of The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness.

Parisa Rouhani 

Co-Founder and Chief operating officer

Parisa is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  She is also a Research Fellow with the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her work focuses on issues at the intersection of individuality, design and technology.  Parisa received her Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Technology, Innovation, and Education in 2009.

Brian Daly

Senior Strategic & Communications advisor

Brian is Senior Strategic and Communications advisor for CIO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors.  He is currently CEO of Daly Enterprises which is the holding company for his investment, consulting and non-profit initiatives.  Previously, he was the founding partner of Mob Scene Creative & Productions, an innovative and leading entertainment advertising and production company that marketed films and shows including Avatar, Entourage, True Blood and the X-men franchise.  Mr. Daly has served as Vice-President of Creative Advertising for Columbia/Tri-Star and Senior Vice-President of Creative advertising for 20th Century Fox.  He is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the arts, a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, a member of YPO Los Angeles, and is on the board of the Santa Monica based New Visions Foundation.


Tricia Saxler

Research associate

Tricia is a Research Associate at the Center for Individual Opportunity.  She is also a Research Fellow with the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A Montessori teacher prior to graduate studies, her research focuses on the development of self-regulation in early childhood.  Working at the intersection of education and cognitive neuroscience, Tricia conducted her research at the Gabrieli Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT, where she collaborated with colleagues investigating self-regulation in relation to early life stress, experiences and neural development. Tricia earned her Master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education in 2007, and her Doctorate in Human Development and Education in 2016.

Ogi Ogas

senior scientist

Ogi is a Senior Scientist at the Center for Individual Opportunity.  Dr. Ogas received his PhD in computational neuroscience from Boston University, where he developed neural models of memory and vision.  He was a Department of Homeland Security Fellow and conducted research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory applying brain-based algorithms to biodefense systems.


Our Board


Dewey Rosetti

founding director & chair

Dewey is a Founding Director and Chair of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  She is also the founder of Parents Education Network (PEN).  Previously, Ms. Rosetti has served as a Trustee of the Charles Armstrong School, a board member of Burkes School, and the President of the Little Sisters of the Poor Auxiliary.  Ms. Rosetti retired from Levi Strauss as Merchandise Manager responsible for $125 million in business.  Prior to that, she was a Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co. Ms. Rosetti received her M.B.A. from University of California at Berkeley in 1976, and her B.A. from the University of Florida in 1967.  In 2011, she received the Heroes and Hearts Award sponsored by San Francisco General Hospital.

Debbie Newhouse


Debbie is a Director of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  In her professional life she is a Learning & Development Manager at Google responsible for programs for Google managers.  Earlier in her career, Debbie was a Product Marketing Manager associated with the launches of Gmail and various advertising products.  Her team’s innovative approaches were described in the article “Training Secrets from Inside the Googleplex” on  Debbie attended Harvard University and holds an MBA from Stanford.

Walter Haas

founding director & chair

Walter is a Founding Director of the Center for Individual Opportunity.  He is a digital marketer by training and an accredited producer of Cannes-winning campaigns.  Walter received his B.A. from Stanford in 2007 and his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 2014.


Our Partners