Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Education and Psychology, and a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty, at the Brain and Creativity Institute and at the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. A former public junior high school teacher, she earned her doctorate emphasizing Mind, Brain and Education at Harvard University in 2005 and completed her postdoctoral training with Antonio Damasio in 2008. She has received numerous awards for her research and for her impact on education, among them the AERA Early Career Award, the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, the APS Rising Star Award, the Cozzarelli Prize from the PNAS editorial board, an Honor Coin from the U.S. Army and a Commendation from the County of Los Angeles. In 2008 she was the inaugural recipient of the IMBES award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience. She is a founding associate editor of the IMBES journal, Mind, Brain and Education, and was elected to the governing board of IMBES in 2011.