Angela Duckworth is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. She studies grit, self-control, and other attributes that predict success in life. Angela received a BA in Neurobiology from Harvard in 1992 and, as a Marshall Scholar, a Masters in Neuroscience from Oxford. She completed her PhD in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her career in research, Angela founded a non-profit summer school for low-income children which won the Better Government Award for the state of Massachusetts and was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study. Angela has also been a McKinsey management consultant and, for five years, a math teacher in the public schools of San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York City. Angela recently co-founded the Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development in children.