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Sylvia del Carmen Roberts  

Founder, Speaker & Consultant at A Learning Brain

Dr. Sylvia del Carmen Roberts is a Latina Founder, Speaker, and Consultant at A Learning Brain, LLC, where she provides professional learning services and research consulting on topics in psychology for educational and corporate clients in English and Spanish.

For over 15 years, she has presented to a variety of audiences on a range of research-based topics, including growth mindset, social-emotional learning (SEL), mindsets in the workplace, and STEM motivation and performance, among others.

In her prior role as the Director of Research and Implementation at Mindset Works, Inc., she provided program and research consulting to many schools, districts, and organizations across the U.S. and abroad. She also served as Co-Principal Investigator of a large-scale, $3,499,850 randomized-control trial to test the efficacy of a blended-learning program that teaches a growth mindset, the understanding that abilities are malleable, and study strategies to middle school students. Published results from the trial showcase some of the largest gains on achievement due to an educational intervention, especially for students from diverse backgrounds.

Roberts holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Spanish language from Princeton University. She was also the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes scientists for their contributions to STEM. As a published researcher, her work has been featured in various outlets including the New York Times and WNYC. She is also a proud first-generation Mexican-American, whose own experiences growing up and learning about growth mindset and SEL inspire her to connect with others around the important ways that mindsets can empower and shift the way we work and achieve. In her free time, Roberts enjoys karaoke (especially rancheras), writing poetry, podcasting, and volunteering for Princeton ASC as well as BIPOC youth mentorship.

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