Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD, is the Science Director at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). Trained in neuroscience and social psychology, she runs the GGSC’s research fellowship program, manages major research initiatives, teaches The Science of Happiness, and collaborates, partners, and advises on multiple projects aimed at providing insights and resources for understanding and improving well-being. Emiliana is an international expert voice on the foundations and advantages of social connection and prosocial states and behaviors (e.g. compassion, gratitude), the origins of well-being, as well as on the most promising strategies for enhancing it individually, in relationships, and collectively.