Amanda McAlpin

amanda standing in front of plants and a small river

Amanda serves as Associate Director of DISI, focusing on administration. She holds an MA in Social Science and has worked in UCLA administration for nearly a decade.

Kensy Cooperrider

Kensy serves as Associate Director of DISI, focusing on content and outreach. In addition, Kensy hosts DISI’s Many Minds podcast.

Erica Cartmill

I study the acquisition and evolution of human language. My work bridges anthropology and psychology and involves both comparative and developmental approaches to communication.

Jacob Foster

I am interested in the birth, life, and death of ideas. Fundamentally, I aim to understand the social world as constituted by, and constitutive of, ideas, beliefs, and practices.