Veronica is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also chairs the Future of Learning Institute. With a background in cognitive science and education, her research and writings examine how to prepare our youth to understand today's interdependent world and participate in it in informed and responsible ways. Veronica directs the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Project (IdGlobal). With her team, she examines the conditions that enable individuals to carry out quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary work and develop their global competence. Her most current research focuses on the role of new media and quality journalism in the development of global competence among youth in the US and abroad; the pedagogical tools and professional dispositions that enable teachers to nurture global competence in increasingly diverse classrooms; and the development of innovative approaches in global competence assessment.  Her research advances knowledge, usable frameworks and tools that directly inform practice in interdisciplinary and global education--inluding quality teaching, learning, curriculum design, assessment, teacher preparation, program development and research evaluation. Veronica serves as an advisor at a variety of institutions including the Asia Society, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Council of Chief State School Officers, the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, the International Baccalaureate, Harvard Center for Religious Literacy, WorldSavvy, Global Kids, and among others. She teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has taught at the University of Buenos Aires. She is the author of multiple papers and books including "Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our youth to engage the world" (2011) with Tony Jackson.