Together, John and Laura believe that education, at its best, has the power to unlock children’s potential and create a better future for all of us. But in order to create the conditions for that to happen, we need to ensure that today’s children experience strong foundations for early learning, exceptional educators, student-centered learning environments, and engaging out-of-school opportunities.
John and Laura founded Overdeck Family Foundation in 2011. They live in New Jersey with their three children.
John Overdeck is the President of Overdeck Family Foundation and the co-founder and co-chair of Two Sigma Investments, LP, an investment management firm that follows the principles of technology and innovation to find value in the world’s data. Previously, he was a Managing Director at D.E. Shaw & Co. and a Vice President at Amazon. John received a B.S. in Mathematics (with distinction) and an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University. He is Chair of the National Museum of Mathematics, serves on the global advisory board of Khan Academy, and is a director of the Robin Hood Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study.
Laura Overdeck is the Chair of Overdeck Family Foundation and the Founder and President of Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that ignites kids’ curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math. She is an alumna and former trustee of Princeton University, where she earned a B.A. in astrophysics. She also holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and an honorary D.Eng. from Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to her leadership roles at Overdeck Family Foundation and Bedtime Math, Laura is a trustee of Khan Academy, Liberty Science Center, and The Pingry School, and serves on the advisory boards for Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), and Governor’s School of New Jersey.