Laura Tierney

Laura Tierney

Founder and CEO

Combining her standout sports leadership experience with her career managing social media for world-class brands, Laura is driven to help teens navigate social media positively and thoughtfully. A digital native herself, she bridges the gap between adults and students as one of the nation’s leading pioneers in positive social media education.

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Maria Jankovics

Maria Jankovics

Cofounder and CTO

Maria leads The Social Institute’s technology vision for positive, gamified social media education in schools nationwide. A web developer specializing in front-end and with basic knowledge of backend, Maria is responsible for leading website development, digitizing our curriculum, and helping The Social Institute continue to be the gold standard in social media education.

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Shayna Heinrich

Shayna Heinrich

Senior Director of Operations

As Senior Director of Operations at The Social Institute, Shayna oversees the company’s operational needs including Human Resources, recruiting, sales operations, and the internship program.

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