Zach Wissner-Gross, PhD

2007 Hertz Fellow
Zachary Wissner-Gross
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Zach is the Co-Founder and CEO of School Yourself, a publisher of digital math and science textbooks and online content that leverages a student’s computer or mobile device to provide an interactive and personalized educational experience. In 2015, School Yourself was acquired by Amplify Education, a digital K-12 education company, where he now works as a product manager for math curriculum and supplementals.

He completed his PhD in Physics at Harvard, where he studied the biophysics of neuronal symmetry breaking and won multiple awards for his teaching, including Harvard’s White Award for Excellence in Teaching. He attended MIT, where he majored in Physics and Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Mathematics.

Zach and his older brother, Alex, are the fourth pair of siblings to be named Hertz Fellows in the history of the Hertz Foundation.

Graduate Studies

Harvard University
Biotechnology, Biophysics
Symmetry Breaking in Neuronal Development

Undergraduate Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2012, The Newman Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund, Fannie & John Hertz Foundation

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