Raafat Zaini is a research scientist at the Social Science and Policy Studies department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is currently working on simulation modeling of learning and cognition theory and exploring theory modeling in groups. His publications are in the area of organizational dissent dynamics, change, and strategy with a focus on higher education institutions. Over the course of his study, Raafat worked as a researcher at the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center and consulted for the Advance Management Group. He also served as a co-chair of the system dynamics society business special interest group 2013-15. He is a member of the policy council of the system dynamics society and serving as assistant vice president of marketing and communications.During his time at WPI, he cofounded the weekly Collective Learning Meeting peer mentoring group (CLM) and served as a president of the WPI System Dynamics club.