Full Team

Hadi Partovi

Co-founder, CEO

Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi is an entrepreneur and angel investor. Hadi was on the founding teams of Tellme and iLike, and was an investor or early advisor to numerous startups including Facebook, Dropbox, Zappos, and airbnb. His full bio is available here.

Ali Partovi


Ali is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He was a co-founder of LinkExchange and iLike, and investor or advisor to numerous startups including Dropbox, Indiegogo, and Zappos. He helped launch Code.org and the Hour of Code campaign, and continues to provide strategic advice to the team.

Cameron Wilson

COO & VP of Government Affairs

Cameron was previously Director of Public Policy for the Association for Computing Machinery. In 2010, he launched the Computing in the Core coalition to bring attention to K-12 CS education. At Code.org he manages operations (school district outreach, professional development workshops), as well as government affairs and policy work.

Mona Akmal

VP of Product / Engineering

Mona is a certified geek with a long history of building stuff for real people. Her goal at Code.org is to be a part of an awesome team that wants to build fun products that help kids learn computer science and embrace their inner geek! In her past life, she ran product management for the OneDrive (SkyDrive) experience at Microsoft, and she co-founded dreamfly.org in her spare time.

Michelle Page

Director of Finance & Administration

Michelle is a non-profit veteran, skilled in fundraising and organizational development. She was previously a successful grant writing consultant and the Executive Director of Technically Learning, a non-profit which brought robotics-based professional development to Seattle area elementary and middle school teachers. Michelle oversees Code.org's Finance, Administration, Human Resource, and Legal functions.

Pat Yongpradit

Director of Education

Pat is a former high school computer science teacher who specialized in creating authentic, project-based learning experiences. He has worked as a curriculum consultant for Microsoft, for Pearson, and also as a curriculum team lead for Montgomery County Public Schools. At Code.org he is responsible for creating (or curating) curriculum and professional development, to provide rich computer science opportunities to every school in the nation.

Katie Apone

K-8 Program Manager

Katie works on rolling out professional development and curriculum to K-8 schools nationwide. She previously worked at the Seattle-based nonprofit Technically Learning and also served in the Peace Corps as an education volunteer.

Dave Bailey

Software Engineer

Dave is a software engineer working on the Code.org K-12 Computer Science curriculum. Previously, he worked at Google on Gmail and Contact Manager.

Jake Baskin

Outreach Manager

Jake is a former high school computer science teacher and professional development provider. As a teacher he focused on increasing access to computing for underrepresented groups and more than doubled female enrollment in introductory computer science classes.

Carina Box

Operations Manager

Carina keeps the ship sailing for Code.org's education team. Previously, she taught 6th grade in Phoenix, AZ and worked at a large consulting firm training clients on new technology.

Brad Buchanan

Software Engineer

Brad lives to build great experiences. Following Entertainment Technology studies at Carnegie Mellon University, he worked on the Plants vs Zombies franchise at PopCap Games. Brad now works on the Code.org K-12 Computer Science curriculum.

Josh Caldwell

K-8 Program Manager

Before coming to Code.org, Josh was a Middle School teacher outside Seattle. He developed and taught a full spectrum of Computer Science and Robotics courses with a focus on using project based learning to connect CS to students' interests and local issues. At Code.org, Josh develops curriculum that brings the beauty of Computer Science to K-8 students.

Malorie Carlini

Operations Program Coordinator

Malorie supports the education operations team in coordinating teacher professional development workshops across the country. She is a former community college workforce advisor who provided guidance for at-risk students.

Maria Choi

Head of Fundraising

Maria develops partnerships with generous people, companies and organizations to support Code.org's mission. Maria also collaborates on marketing projects to drive awareness, growth and impact of Code.org's education programs. Previously, Maria worked for brands like Sesame Workshop, NFL, and UNICEF. Her other passion is volunteering for a non profit social enterprise called Nomi Network.

Sarah Chow

Fundraising & Marketing Associate

Sarah supports the fundraising and marketing teams by helping with things like the Hour of Code, K5 affifiliate program, PR, and development. Previously, she had worked at Vittana for two years where she served as an Office Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the CEO, then as Development Associate.

Cody Edmonds

Junior Business Analyst

Cody works to provide current data for teacher professional development and various other tasks. He’s a nerd about maps and navigated to Code.org by way of Google Maps contracting.

Geoffrey Elliott

Stunt Coder

Geoffrey wrote a best-selling young-adult zombie book, Scar and the Wolf. He was previously at Google, a founder at Phatbits, at Microsoft, and a founder at NEICO. At Code.org Geoffrey built Pegasus, our incredibly cool web development platform.

Roxanne Emadi

Social and Communications Manager

Roxanne writes, tells stories, and tweets for Code.org, working on grassroots marketing efforts. She's previously worked in media and policy.

Laurel Fan

Software Engineer

Laurel is a software engineer working on the part of the site that keeps track of user accounts, student progress and classrooms. She previously worked on 43 Things at the Robot Co-op. In her free time she implements gradient ascent algorithms to seek local maxima.

Sarah Filman

Product Manager

Sarah works on the Code.org K-12 curriculum. Before joining Code.org, Sarah was a Program Manager at Microsoft working on OneDrive. Passionate about encouraging kids (especially girls) to learn Computer Science, she has also been a teacher for Girls Who Code's Summer Immersion Program, as well as a TEALS teacher at Cleveland High School in Seattle.

Baker Franke

Curriculum Development Manager

Baker is a former high school CS teacher from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. He previously served on the leadership team of the Chicago CSTA in efforts to make computer science a requirement in Chicago Public Schools. At Code.org, Baker works primarily on the CS Principles project and evaluation of educational programs.

Melissa Glenn

Executive Assistant

Melissa supports the administrative needs of the code.org offices. Specifically, she handles scheduling for members of the Leadership Team: Hadi and Cameron.

Lian Halbert

Administrative Assistant

Lian is a recent History graduate from the University of Washington. She supports administrative needs to keep Code.org running smoothly. Her role includes scheduling for Leadership Team members Pat, Michelle and Mona.

Amy Hirotaka

Advocacy and State Policy Manager

Amy works on state policy and advocacy issues for Code.org. Previously, she managed outreach activities for a Seattle-area nonprofit, focusing on increasing the number of women and girls pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Bow Jones


Bow Jones is a jack-of-all-trades video shooter, editor and graphics animator living in the Seattle area. He has produced videos with TED, Edutopia and Storytellers For Good.

Brian Jordan

Software Engineer

Brian is a software engineer working on the Code.org K-12 Computer Science curriculum. He has prototyped games at PopCap SF, studied CS at Tufts University, and interned at TripAdvisor and One Laptop per Child.

Will Jordan

Software Engineer

Will works on the Code.org K-12 Computer Science curriculum. He recently completed a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, and previously worked as a software engineer for PopCap.

Laura Kline

Marketing and Affiliate Program Manager

Laura works on the Hour of Code campaign and K-5 affiliate program. She previously worked at a DC-based education consulting firm and as a 5th grade classroom teacher in Nashville, Tennessee.

Josh Lory

Software Engineer

Josh works on the Code.org K-12 Computer Science curriculum. Previously, he worked for two years at Microsoft.

Aimee Lynch

Bookkeeper/HR Assistant

Aimee supports the finance and human resource departments.

Maddie Mador

Operations Program Coordinator

Maddie works on the operations team to plan and execute the professional development workshops. She previously studied Women's Studies at The George Washington University and comes to Code.org with event planning and travel coordination experience. She is a life-long tap dancer and plays rugby with Seattle's local women's club.

Brook Osborne

High School Program Manager

Brook Osborne comes to us from Duke University where she teaches a service-learning robotics course. She has co-authored several publications related to outreach, robotics, and CS Principles.

Tanya Parker

International Program Manager

Tanya is a recent Computer Science graduate from the University of Southern California. She handles international partnerships, curriculum translations, and internationalization and localization.

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

District Outreach Program Manager

Nicole connects with Districts in the West to establish partnerships with districts to promote Computer Science at all grade levels. She comes to us from Salt Lake City, Utah where she was a former computer science teacher for grades 7-12. She is very passionate about equity in education and providing opportunities for students to be successful.

Brendan Reville

Software Engineer

Brendan is a software engineer who loves building user experiences. Since moving to Seattle from Sydney, he has worked at Microsoft on the Xbox 360, volunteered in a low-income after-school tutoring program, and played some ice hockey.

Andre Stackhouse

Software Engineer

Andre is a web developer for Code.org. Previously, he studied informatics at the University of Washington where he worked as a as a teaching assistant and as Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper The Daily. In his free time he enjoys fencing and has been a competitive fencer since he was 11.

Jenna Suarez

Chicago Regional Program Manager

Jenna comes to Code.org from years of experience in both the tech and education industries. Over the past decade, she has skillfully kept one foot in each sector while working at Deloitte, NYC Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools and BigMachines/Oracle. At Code.org, Jenna is the liaison for all things Chicago.

Brent Van Minnen

Software Engineer

Brent is a software engineer working on the Code.org tutorials, including the Flappy Bird creator. Previously, he worked for six years on Microsoft Office.

Extended Team

Thank you to our extended team of Lead Translators!