Niobe Way, Ed. D., is Professor of Developmental Psychology and the founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity at New York University (PACH). She is also past President of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) and co-director of the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education at NYU. She received her bachelors degree from U.C. Berkeley, her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, and she was an NIMH post doctoral fellow at Yale University. Her work focuses on the intersections of culture, context, and human development, with a particular focus on social and emotional development and how cultural ideologies influence developmental trajectories. She has published almost 100 journal articles and 8 books on the social and emotional development of adolescents. Her work is regularly featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, NPR, The Today Show, and the Huffington Post.