Our team knows education and development. We are teachers, communicators, and innovators who bring powerful insights into pressing problems. 



Perpetual brings experience in machine learning, data analytics, and education research. Previously, she was a data analyst for the Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability at the School District of Philadelphia. She also served as a research associate at the Center for American Progress and an Emerson Fellow of National Policy for the University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center for Community Partnerships.

Perpetual was recently selected as one of Worth Magazine's Worthy 100, a distinction honoring 100 people making an impact across various industries and sectors. She received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her master's degree in Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. She can be reached at perpetual@the-learning-agency.com.



Meg Benner brings experience in strategy, program development, and policy. Previously, she worked as a senior director at Leadership for Educational Equity where she oversaw a team that managed policy workshops and fellowships.

She worked on Capitol Hill on education, disability, and labor policies for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT). She started her career teaching first- and second- grade in the Bronx. Meg received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Georgetown University and a master’s degree of science in teaching from Pace University. She can be reached at meg@the-learning-agency.com.



Ulrich Boser is the founder of The Learning Agency and the author of "Learn Better," which examines the new science of learning and was listed as Amazon's “best science book of the year.”

Ulrich has served as an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, and the Charles Butt Foundation. He has also been a contributing editor for US News and World Report and a reporter for the newspaper Education Week. His work has been featured in many outlets including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and the front page of USA Today. He has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other outlets. He can be reached at ulrich@the-learning-agency.com.



Kent Fischer brings experience in communications strategy, education improvement, and media relations. Previously, he worked in senior communications roles in higher education, consulting, and at education non-profits. For 17 years prior, he was a reporter covering education, and for a decade served on the Board of Directors of the national Education Writers Association.

As Communications Director at the National Center for Teacher Residencies, Kent oversaw strategic communications, branding, social media, and marketing efforts for NCTR and its partner network. As a Vice President with the communications firm GMMB, he helped lead the firm's K-12 and higher education work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This involved developing and implementing strategic communications and issue advocacy campaigns, reputation management, and media strategy. As a reporter, Kent’s was regularly recognized as one of the best education journalists in the country writing for The Dallas Morning News and the St. Petersburg Times.

Kent is a graduate of the SI Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He can be reached at kent@the-learning-agency.com.


Jules has a strong background in research, development, and project management. Prior to joining the Learning Agency, she worked in different analyst roles across the federal, state, and non-profit sectors. Her work has informed the heads of government agencies and has even been included in the Presidential Daily Briefing.

Jules found her passion for education while advocating for student veteran and career counseling programs at UNC Wilmington, where she received her B.A in Criminology and Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. She additionally has a love of travel and foreign languages and can speak Spanish, French, Arabic and Darija. She can be reached at jules@the-learning-agency.com.


Matthew brings experience in accounting, nonprofit financial management, budgeting, and grants management and writing. Previously, he was the Finance Manager for a Louisiana-based nonprofit dealing with public arts, food insecurity, and workforce readiness.

Matthew received a BA in French Studies from Louisiana State University. He is now back at his alma mater pursuing a MA in History. He can be reached at matthew@the-learning-agency.com.


Tor graduated from university with degrees in computer science and electrical engineering, but shifted focus to help modernize education for the 21st century. He went on to earn a master's in instructional design and technology and gain experience building learning solutions for schools and businesses.

Now, Tor combines his mixed backgrounds to bring self-directed learning models to schools so students can take control of their academics and reach for meaningful goals. He can be reached at tor@the-learning-agency.com.