About Us: The Vision Behind Moonlight

The Moonlight team is inspired by the growing focus and attention crisis in the U.S.

Our students have had the largest decline in learning outcomes ever recorded (via NAEP scores). Only 31% of 8th graders can read proficiently, effectively bringing us back to 2002 levels. Students are also less engaged than ever, with chronic absenteeism remaining high post-pandemic and 1.3M students having left the public school system.

Why? COVID exacerbated the issue, but it has to do with something deeper than that: our brains. Today, students are up against teams of hundreds of researchers + developers at big tech companies building the most addictive product possible. Another edtech tool, more tutoring, etc. won't cut it. The problem runs deeper than content. It's neurological.

Moonlight is a desktop app that helps students measure and train their attention. Our vision is to use neuroscience - the same tactics that social media and games use to get you hooked - to make studying more fun.

Our team met while in school at Stanford and USC and span a range of neuroscience, AI, strategy, and product. If you're interested in our product and vision, feel free to email siran@moonlightfocus.com.

Siran Jiang

Stanford MBA
Columbia BA (Financial Econ)

Activision Blizzard
MGM Studios
Warburg Pincus

Ayo Adedeji
AI and Tech Lead

Johns Hopkins MA (BME)
Stanford BA (Bioengineering)

Google Health AI
Stanford Neuro + Pain Lab

Kaeo Wongbusarakum
Medical Lead

USC BA (Neuroscience)

Keck School of Medicine
USC Stem Cell Lab

Medical Lead

USC BA (Neuroscience)
Incoming MD student

Children's Hospital Los AngelesScribe America

Annie Huang
Content Designer

USC MA(Engineering)
USC BA (Communications)