Brittany Butler

Executive Director,
Character Lab

Brittany Butler is executive director of Character Lab, a nonprofit on a mission to develop, disseminate and support research-based approaches to character that enable kids to learn and flourish. They are a small team of researchers, designers and educators who are working to do three things: discover the ideas and strategies that build character; translate those good ideas to useful products and do everything they can to ensure that people who work with students do what the research says is best.

Prior to coming to Character Lab, Butler worked in a qualitative and quantitative research capacity at UCLA and the RAND Corporation and also in a management capacity as the founding Executive Director of a public health nonprofit in post-Katrina New Orleans. She studied Psychology at Yale and earned a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School as a Dubin Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership.