Sally Pfitzer is a Project Manager for Frontiers of Innovation (FOI), and leads the Center’s work to better understand the science of play and its role in advancing children’s developmental outcomes and buffering them from the effects of toxic stress. She works with the FOI team and its partners to develop and translate evidence focused on play, coping, and resilience in an effort to improve program and practice as well as provide opportunities for shared learning. Sally has experience as a research assistant in numerous neuropsychology labs and science museums, and as an educator working with young children both domestically and globally. Sally holds a master’s degree in child development from Tufts University and a B.A. in psychology from Boston University.