Cristina Lindquist Heffernan BS ’89


Cristina Lindquist Heffernan BS ’89 and husband Neil have developed ASSISTments, a free online math platform that makes it easy for teachers to assess student progress. This past year, they founded the ASSISTments Foundation, a nonprofit to scale up and promote the platform. Heffernan serves as the foundation’s executive director. More than 20,000 teachers and 500,000 students across all 50 states (and 20+ countries) have been able to use ASSISTments to support distance, hybrid, and in-person teaching. For details, visit