John and Laura Overdeck founded Overdeck Family Foundation to celebrate the life-changing power of education while challenging the status quo of today’s systems.
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, innovative schools, engaging out-of-school opportunities, and evidence-based policy and decision making.
About John: 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s in Statistics from Stanford University. He is acting 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.
About Laura: Laura Overdeck is the Chair of Overdeck Family Foundation and the Founder and President of Bedtime Math Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to help children love math by introducing it in a non-academic setting. Laura holds a Bachelor's Degree in astrophysics from Princeton University and an MBA from The Wharton School. She is a trustee of Princeton University, Liberty Science Center, and The Pingry School, serves on the global advisory board of Khan Academy, and the advisory board for Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and Governor’s School of New Jersey.
John and Laura live in New Jersey with their three children.