Our Team

Nearly 100 Code.org employees in matching blue and yellow t-shirts pose in a hotel conference room for the company's summer 2022 Codechella event.

Aimee Lynch

Finance & Accounting Operations Manager

Aimee supports the finance and human resource departments. A graduate of Washington State University, Aimee previously worked at (and has a passion for) Harley Davidson. Outside of Code.org, she enjoys spending most of her time with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Nikki.

Alekzandria Peugh

Development Operations Manager

Alekzandria, or Alek, is the Development Operations Manager, bringing her passion for database and systems management to the team after almost a decade of working in the arts. She is passionate about education, having pursued music education early on in her career. However, her talents are in non-profit administration, and she loves to share them with the non-profits in her community. Find her volunteering behind the scenes with organizations focused on animal welfare, food insecurity, neurodivergence, LGBTQ+ issues, social justice, and environmental preservation… or if you can’t find her, she’s probably in the middle of a long bike ride.

Alexis Harrigan

Director of Institutional Partnerships

Alexis Menocal Harrigan serves as Director of Institutional Partnerships at Code.org. Alexis' career has focused on coalition building and advocacy. She has worked on education policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Alexis is passionate about Code.org's focus on increasing computer science participation by women and students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children in her hometown of Denver, Colorado.

Ali Vira

Sr. Product Manager

Ali works on Code.org’s platform team - maximizing global equitable access to Code.org’s tools & curriculum. A Systems Design Engineering graduate from Waterloo, Ali has launched micro-satellites, built solar farms, wired arctic diamond mines, shipped startups, and led international teams of engineers, designers, and PMs. Whether teaching library computer lessons, helping aspiring professionals break into tech, or holding film lectures - Ali has always been driven by a desire to learn & share. On the side Ali is an avid player & maker of music as well as an offroading & hiking enthusiast.

Alice Fisher

Software Engineer

Alice Fisher was a classroom teacher for 18 years - 12 years teaching middle and high school math and 6 years teaching high school CS. She graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in history and teaching certification in mathematics. She completed a Master's degree in mathematics and then decided to earn a post-bacc in CS out of curiosity. She is passionate about education and excited to support the mission of expanding access to CS education as an engineer. Outside of work, she loves to climb with her husband and daughter, take walks and go on bike rides.

Alicia Modoor

Project Manager

Alicia is passionate about advancing equity in education and brings that to her role as Project Manager on the Education Operations team. Prior to Code.org, Alicia served as the Program Manager at Engaging Creative Minds and worked collaboratively with school districts across South Carolina to implement arts integration and STEM programs. Outside of her work, Alicia enjoys investing time in grassroots efforts in Charleston, SC and has served as an organizer for Carolina Youth Action Project and other community initiatives. She is excited to serve the mission of Code.org and help increase access to computer science for all students.

Allison Godfrey

Data Analyst

Allison serves as a data analyst on the research, evaluation and data team. Prior to joining the team, she has been on both the teaching and the administrative/data sides of K12 education. As a former educator (using code.org!) and a data fanatic, she gets to make sense of data in order to ultimately increase opportunity in CS education.

Amber Mariano Davis

Director of State Government Affairs

Amber is the Director of State Government Affairs at Code.org. Amber works to achieve Code.org's mission to have every student enriched by CS Education. She is a fierce advocate for students, and has spent her career in the Florida Legislature focusing on education policy. In her spare time Amber loves to golf, hike, and play with her Bernedoodle Luna.

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Amy Berkhoudt Woodman

Sr. Curriculum Development Manager

Amy is part of the Curriculum team, specifically focused on developing engaging and inclusive CS activities that integrate into other subject areas like math, science, and ELA. In addition to her dedication to CS curriculum writing, Amy has worked in multiple levels of education, spanning from classroom teaching, non-profit management, education policy, and academic research.

Amy Watson

VP of Finance

As the Director of Finance at Code.org, Amy leads the Finance and Accounting team. Her team is responsible for financial reporting, the annual audit, budgeting, managing cash and keeping the books in order. Prior to joining Code.org, Amy led Finance functions at small to medium size technology and software companies in the Seattle area. Amy holds a BA in Business Administration from Seattle University and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago. When not working, she is often planning for or enjoying travel adventures around the globe.

Andrea Robertson-Nottingham

Facilitator Development Specialist

As part of the Education team, Andrea focuses on the development and support of our amazing 6-12 facilitators. A National Board Certified teacher in CTE, Andrea has spent 26 years in secondary classrooms teaching mathematics, engineering and computer science. In her spare time, she works with a local youth development program as an adviser for their NSBE Jr. chapter.

Angela Kwon

Data Analyst

Angela is a data analyst on the Research, Evaluation and Data Team. Prior to joining Code.org, she was a data scientist in the healthcare industry. She deepened her passion for equitable computer science (CS) education—discovered in her first teaching role with Girls Who Code—through her involvement with CS education at UC Berkeley. She is excited to continue in the collaborative effort to improve CS education and research through her role at Code.org! Outside of work, Angela enjoys spending time with her favorite people, listening to music with lots of bass, and appreciating fresh produce.

Angelina Dominguez

Curriculum Development Manager

Angelina is a curriculum writer at Code.org. Prior to joining the team, Angelina taught Computer Science and Cybersecurity to high school students in Las Vegas, Nevada where she enjoyed empowering all students to learn CS and Cybersecurity, especially those traditionally underrepresented in those fields. She also facilitated professional development for CS Principles teachers in addition to leading a PLC (Professional Learning Community) for AP CS Principles teachers in her district. Angelina has also worked for the College Board creating AP Daily videos for AP CS Principles, as well as having been a part of College Board leadership as a Table Lead for AP CSP Reading. Angelina is passionate about Computer Science and Cybersecurity and excited to apply her creativity and experience to help further the quality of CS and Cybersecurity Education.

Anna Xu

Software Engineer

Anna is a software engineer who is passionate about increasing equity in education as a catalyst for social change. Prior to coming to Code.org, she worked at Amazon in Prime Video Personalization. Outside of work, Anna does photography, personal training, traveling, and dog-walking.

Anthony Owen

Sr. Director of State Government Affairs

Anthony Owen joined the Code.org team as a Senior Director of State Government Affairs. Anthony has unofficially worked with Code.org for many years in his prior role as State Director of Computer Science Education for Arkansas within the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). He was the first dedicated computer science supervisor in either a state’s Department of Education or Governor’s Office and served in this position from July 2015 until joining the Code.org team in July 2022. Anthony has been married to Michele Owen since 2000, and they have two sons. Anthony, a first-generation college student, earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a double minor in Education and Computer Science from Henderson State University (HSU) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 2005 and a Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership from HSU in 2007. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 2013 and gained admission to the Arkansas Bar in 2014.

Aryanna Trejo

Professional Learning Manager

Aryanna is a member of the Professional Learning Team. Before joining Code.org, Aryanna led computer science professional development for K-6 teachers and served as an instructional coach for new educators. She also taught fourth and fifth grade in New York City and Los Angeles. In her spare time, Aryanna loves taking advantage of the California sunshine, creating wheel-thrown pottery, and hanging out with her dog Lola.

Baker Franke

Research and Evaluation 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.

Becky Kenemuth

Program Manager

Becky serves as the Program Manager for the 6-12 Educational Programs. Prior to joining the Code.org team, Becky served in a variety of student support roles at the University of Maryland where she worked with college students and students in grades 6-12. Becky is passionate about advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM professions! She and her husband have two young boys, and they live in Washington, DC.

Ben Brooks

Software Engineer

Ben works to help better understand what and how much students are learning through Code.org’s curriculum. He has a background in data roles in public health research, web analytics, and city government settings.

Bethany Connor

Software Engineer

Bethany is a software engineer who is passionate about expanding CS education and diversifying the tech industry. Prior to Code.org, she worked at Google and previously volunteered with the TEALs program.

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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.

Brian Mesh

Software Engineering Manager

Brian leads the Platform Engineering team at Code.org. He loves helping people grow and finding ways to make the world a better place. With 4 kiddos of his own, he has a vested interest in helping teach them and others how to think and code... it also means he brings his own personal test team to the job. Prior to Code.org, Brian graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, was a Software Engineer at Microsoft, lead teams at SAP Concur, and worked as a Director at Olive to improve the US healthcare system. He lives in the greater Seattle area with his wife Megan, kids and a growing number of animals.

Bryan Djunaedi

Product Manager

Bryan leads product management for the Foundations team at Code.org, which supports core components for the site and furthers our international strategy through engineering. He is passionate about making computer science more accessible to all students, regardless of disability, native language, or technology access. A UW computer science graduate, former software engineer at Boeing, and former curriculum writer/CS teacher at the Light and Leadership Initiative in Peru, he has started an acclaimed band which you should totally check out: Midnight Daughter!

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Cameron Wilson


Cameron was previously COO and President of the Code.org Advocacy Coalition. Before that, Cameron served as 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. As president of Code.org, Cameron oversees all of Code.org’s teams to help guide the organization's efforts to expand access to K-12 computer science education.

Carol Meadows


Carol enjoys reviewing our financial information and explaining the monthly results. She prepares the monthly financials and narrative, as well as teacher and partner payments. She assists with the budget, audit, and month ­end close. Carol received her Bachelors from Western Washington University and Masters from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and has worked in different Finance and Accounting roles since graduating.

Case Soskin

Employee Experience Manager

In an effort to optimize and improve the employee experience at Code.org, Case manages the onboarding, employee relations, benefits, and HR support processes. She graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. She is SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) certified, and continues her HR education through virtual conferences. Outside of work, Case spends her time volunteering through the Junior League of Nashville.

Codeye Woody

Director of State Government Affairs

Codeye is the Director of State Government Affairs for Code.org. Codeye works with policymakers to ensure that each student has access to computer science curriculum in their schools. Previously, Codeye worked in legislative offices and in government affairs. He's a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

Dan Schneider

Sr. Curriculum Development Manager

Dan is a curriculum writer at Code.org. Prior to joining the education team, Dan taught computer science and math to high school students in Tucson, AZ. Dan is passionate about creating connections between our students' personal experiences and computer science, empowering them to use computer science to create change in their own communities and as a creative medium for self-expression.

Dana Cross

Program Coordinator

Dana is a Program Coordinator supporting the Education Projects and Operations Team. With a degree in History and Education Studies from UCLA, Dana has previously worked at a tech startup, as an AmeriCorps member, and in nonprofit fundraising. She is passionate about advancing equity in education, and is excited to support programs that help all students gain access to computer science. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring nature within and around Seattle, trying out new recipes and restaurants, and uncovering hidden gems at thrift stores.

Dani LaMarca

Product Manager

Dani comes from Worcester Academy where she was a Computer Science, Math and Design Teacher. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A in Computer Science and Math Education. At Code.org, Dani works with the education team creating innovative curriculum material for the high school level.

Danielle Boulden

K-5 Education Program Manager

Danielle is the K-5 Education Program Manager at Code.org. Danielle worked as a K-12 educator in North Carolina public schools as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school librarian for fourteen years where her passion was creating authentic technology-rich learning experiences for all students. For the past six years, Danielle has worked at North Carolina State University as an educational researcher on multiple grant-funded projects. Her work focused on forming research-practice partnerships with teachers and schools to bring innovative STEM and computer science technologies to students in underserved communities. She is thrilled to be able to focus on growing opportunities for students to learn computer science as part of their core education.

Danielle Kiser

Project Manager

Danielle is a Project Manager at Code.org, working with the Education Projects and Operations team. She has years of project management experience in the non-profit sector and is passionate about the importance of STEM and expanding access to computer sciences to all students. Prior to Code.org, Danielle worked in the Arts, managing multi-faceted large-scale projects and programs. She holds a BBA in business administration from Georgia State University and a Project Management Professional certification. Danielle enjoys traveling, gardening, museums, and exploring hiking trails in Georgia with her husband and two kids in her spare time.

Darin Webb

Software Engineering Manager

Darin is a software engineer who brings a spirit of collaboration and continuous improvement to everything he does. He was a full-stack developer consulting in a variety of industries prior to joining Code.org - for agriculture, media, insurance, theme parks, and more. He's excited to support the mission of expanding access to CS education. Outside of the office he organizes an annual charity hackathon, performs and teaches at the local circus studio, and teaches technical theatre alongside his wife, Amanda, to high schoolers.

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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.

Dave Frye

Director of Programs

Dave leads the Programs team at Code.org. He comes to Code.org from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, where he developed and supported strategic initiatives at the intersection of education policy, research, and practice for 17 years. He helped to create the CS education initiative in NC, has led over $5M in research projects, and collaborates with leaders throughout the country to grow CS opportunities for all students. Outside of work, he likes to spend his energy exploring the natural world with his son Max and wife Carrie

David Bernier

Director of Partnerships and Development

Dave leads the Programs team at Code.org. He comes to Code.org from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, where he developed and supported strategic initiatives at the intersection of education policy, research, and practice for 17 years. He helped to create the CS education initiative in NC, has led over $5M in research projects, and collaborates with leaders throughout the country to grow CS opportunities for all students. Outside of work, he likes to spend his energy exploring the natural world with his son Max and wife Carrie

Dayne Wagner

Software Engineer

Dayne is a software engineer with a passion for making the world a better place, self improvement, and playing games. Previously, he worked at Amazon and Twitch.tv.

Desiree Scott

Program Coordinator

Hello! My name is Desiree and I work as a program coordinator on the program development and operations team. My background is in youth development and community engagement. Prior to joining Code.org, I spent 4 years as the Out of school time Program Lead for The Precita Valley community center based in San Francisco. Here I worked with underserved urban youth and their families running the after-school, and summertime programs. We supported youth through social-emotional learning and empowered them to become leaders and agents of change in their own lives and communities. I've always found myself involved in different aspects of the education sector and I'm happy to continue my support for youth and their education with the Code.org team. I have a B.A. in art history/museum studies, as well as a diploma in professional pastry arts. You can often find me visiting local museums and galleries here in the Bay area or whipping up a batch of baked goods in the kitchen.

Doyeon Kim

International Partnerships Manager, APAC

Doyeon brings dedicated nonprofit experience in building and scaling programs and partnerships to Code.org as an International Partnership Manager, APAC. She is passionate about developing solutions for complex societal problems at the intersection of public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Before Code.org, Doyeon co-founded and nurtured two nonprofits - one for equity in education and the other for women's empowerment. Doyeon also had academic and work experience in computer science and IT, which can help bridge tech and non-tech teams. Outside of work, Doyeon loves running, traveling, and playing sports with her two boys and husband.

Elijah Hamovitz

Software Engineer

Elijah fell in love with programming with his first "Hello, World!" and he hasn't looked back. He's been making websites professionally since 2010. He particularly enjoys exploring the constantly-advancing cutting edge of the web and finding new ways to turn all the tools, languages, frameworks, and platforms out there into some really, really cool websites.

Emily Eastlake

Software Engineer

Emily is a software engineer with a background in bioengineering and a Masters in Math Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining Code.org, she worked at Ookla and taught high school calculus, computer science, and economics in New York City. She is passionate about computer science education as a tool for empowerment and social change. When she’s not working or wrangling her toddler boys, Emily swims with her local Masters team and volunteers leading support groups for new parents.

Emily McLeod

Director of Teaching and Learning

Emily leads the curriculum team at Code.org. She is an education program designer and manager specializing in equitable, high-quality STEM in formal and informal settings, and is passionate about engaging girls and youth from historically underrepresented groups in computer science. Previously, Emily was the Director of Innovation, Research, and Curriculum at Techbridge Girls, and was a curriculum designer at Education Development Center. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and playing board games with her husband and two children.

Emma Rodriguez

Sr. People Operations Manager

Emma Wingreen

Curriculum Writer

Emma is a K-5 curriculum writer at Code.org. Before joining the team, she worked as a 5th grade CS teacher in New York City and prior to that as an educator in the Dominican Republic. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy from Princeton and is working towards a Master's Degree in Computer Science Education. Outside of work, she enjoys running and biking around the city.

Eric Fershtman

Marketing Program Manager

Eric coordinates and supports various marketing programs, including Hour of Code. Before joining Code.org, he held a wide range of roles, from university instructor to corporate communications specialist to grocery manager. Most recently, he worked at Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, managing projects, relationships, and social media.

Erik Dillaman

Curriculum Development Manager

Erik is a Curriculum Development Manager at Code.org. A self-described creative coder, he sees the beauty within the binary and the algorithms within the arts. Previously, he worked at the University of Texas at Austin, designing engaging and transformative computer science learning experiences for high school students and instructors alike. Outside of work, you might find him cycling around town with his son, woodworking, or practicing photography.

Erin Peach

Software Engineer

Erin is a recent graduate of the University of Washington's Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and has a passion for making computer science education available to all. She is thrilled to be working as a software engineer on the Code.org K-12 curriculum. In her spare time, she loves to craft and travel

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Hadi Partovi

Founder and 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.

Hannah Bergam

Software Engineer

Hannah brings her background in AI Ethics and Data Security to the Engineering team. She worked for Amazon Marketplace for nearly two years before going back to school at Northeastern. She cares deeply about the mission to help girls and students from underrepresented groups thrive in CS. In her free time, she loves to jump at the trampoline park, read murder mystery novels, and play with her dog Shell.

Hannah Nees

Senior Customer Success Program Manager

Hannah is the senior customer success program manager, working to provide outstanding experiences for our teachers, administrators, and parents. Prior to joining Code.org, Hannah owned the operational and people management side of a customer service team, with specialized work in LMS administration and content creation. She received a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University, and loves spending time with her dog, Daisy, exploring new trails, and finding the best food in Richmond, Virginia.

Hannah Weissman

Director of Policy

Hannah is the Director of Policy, working to ensure greater access and participation in K-12 Computer Science. She graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A in Political Science and Computer Science and later received her M.Ed in secondary math and computer science education. When she is not thinking about education policy you can find her on an outdoor adventure, ideally which involves snow.

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Jake Bell

Senior International Program Manager

Jake supports Code.org's international partners in their efforts to bring computer science to the students in their countries. He previously worked as a web development instructor, where he discovered his passion for helping others learn computer science.

Jamila Cocchiola

Sr. Curriculum Development Manager

Jamila is a curriculum writer at Code.org. She previously taught computer science in Orlando, FL while also leading and participating in numerous professional and curriculum development opportunities and recruitment efforts. Jamila holds a doctorate in Computer Science and enjoys reading, gaming, and playing piano, ukulele, and bass.

Jenn Delacroix

Director of Philanthropy

Jenn Delacroix brings extensive nonprofit experience to her role as Director of Philanthropy at Code.org, given her flair for community building, individual giving, and grants. Her raison d'être is to do meaningful work that improves peoples’ quality of life, which tends to center around education. Jenn’s career began at an international nonprofit consulting firm before joining smaller organizations to increase impact through fundraising. To date, she has founded three nonprofit organizations, two in STEM. Jenn has a Masters of Public Administration from USF.

Jess Baker

Senior Professional Learning Specialist

Jess is a member of the Education team. She primarily focuses on professional development programs. Before joining the team at code.org, Jess was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at a school for girls in New Orleans. She has taught middle school science, high school Biology, and CS Principles.

Jessica Kulwik

Software Engineering Manager

Jessica is passionate about expanding access to computer science and demystifying technology. In her free time, she volunteers with local and rural high schools to teach intro computer science classes. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and worked at Microsoft prior to joining Code.org.

Jorge Castro

Project Manager, Localization

Jorge works with national and international partners to bring computer science education to underserved communities. Before code.org, he organized outreach campaigns with the Union of Concerned Scientists and taught marine science at a museum. Jorge studied chemistry and geoscience at Williams College.

Kacie Hackett

Event Manager

Kacie Hackett is the Event Manager at Code.org. Her prior experience includes overseeing the events at the Internet Association and managing the conference program at CES in Las Vegas. Outside of work, Kacie loves playing and hosting trivia and occasionally finding a spot to perform stand-up comedy around the Washington, DC area.

Karim Meghji

Chief Product Officer

Karim is a seasoned product, and technology leader and entrepreneur who has helped build and scale successful businesses based on the belief that a strong customer focus, an iterative approach to product and technology, and an empowering people culture are critical to an organization’s success.

Katie Frank

K-5 Curriculum Development Manager

Katie Hendrickson

Chief of Staff

Katie focuses on operations and strategy as Code.org's Chief of Staff. She works across the organization to inform leadership priorities and decision making. Her previous roles at Code.org include serving as the President of the Code.org Advocacy Coalition and Senior Director of Government Affairs. Katie holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio University and is a former secondary mathematics teacher.

Kaitie O'Bryan

Professional Learning Manager

Kaitie comes from Mounds View High School where she started her school's computer science program. Kaitie is also a Knowles Senior Fellow and has served 3 years on the local CSTA chapter's leadership team. She graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and Studio Art from Gustavus Adolphus College and earned a Masters in Math Education from the University of Minnesota.

Kelby Hawn

Web Designer and Developer

Kelby is a designer and front-end developer who loves translating design into code. Before joining Code.org, she co-founded two startups with successful exits. In addition to design and coding, she enjoys reading, tidying, playing Spelling Bee from the NYTimes, and seeing people’s cats on Zoom. She’s also a member and volunteer at the Seattle Insight Meditation Society helping with website updates and emails.

Ken Akiha

Curriculum Development Manager

As a part of the Curriculum team, Ken works on developing high school curriculum. Before joining Code.org, he taught science and computer science in Maine and Boston. He also facilitated professional development for CS Principles. He is passionate about empowering all students to learn CS, especially those traditionally underrepresented in the field. He enjoys running, outdoor adventures, watching sports, and spending time with his family.

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Kristin Neibert

Sr. Business Operations Manager

Kristin ensures the business runs smoothly by managing and optimizing various operational aspects of the organization. Kristin holds a B.S. in Business and loves to travel and garden.

Kristyn Palazzolo

Project Manager

Kristyn is an enthusiastic Project Manager at Code.org. Kristyn comes from a background in education and non-profit sectors. She taught at the elementary and middle school levels as a Library Media Specialist pushing STEAM initiatives and introducing engaging maker spaces to her school districts. Kristyn also proudly served as the Director of Fun for the non-profit Engaging Creative Minds' Summer STEAM Institute. Prior to joining the Code.org team, she focused her passion on transforming the design of learning experiences and accelerating innovation through maker learning, Edcamps, and the Reinvent the Classroom initiative as Project Manager of Professional Learning Networks with Digital Promise. Kristyn holds a B.S. in elementary education from College of Charleston and a M.L.I.S. focused in school library media from the University of Rhode Island.

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LeoLin Bowen

Strategic Partnerships Manager

LeoLin serves as the Strategic Partnerships Manager for Code.org. She establishes and manages high-value partnerships with organizations as well as designs and executes strategic plans to grow the adoption of Code.org products within districts. LeoLin is also a public speaker on K-12 computer science and equity in education. She is passionate about the importance of STEM subjects in closing the equity and wage gaps in historically underrepresented groups in CS. When she isn't working you can find her cuddled up in the corner of a library with a good book, playing video games with her son, or in dance class.

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Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta

VP of Development and International

Leonardo’s role is to drive fundraising and development strategies to enable Code.org’s growth and build partnerships with organizations from all over the globe --including governments, nonprofits, and private entities, to scale Code.org’s mission by equipping students with the necessary skills to understand this new digital world better and succeed in it. Before joining Code.org, he held various communications, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility roles at Microsoft Corp., including Global Field Director for Microsoft Philanthropies. He started his career in Mexico, serving as Deputy Press Secretary for the Department of Foreign Relations, Deputy Director for International Press at the Office of the President of Mexico, and Account Director for Edelman PR Worldwide. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Leonardo has a BA in Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana and a postgraduate degree in Political Marketing from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He is married, has three children, is fluent in Spanish and English, and has conversational skills in Portuguese.

Lindsay McLean

Video Producer/Editor

Maddie Kasula

Software Engineering Manager

Maddie is a software engineer currently working on K-12 computer science curriculum. She got her start coding through Girl Develop It, and has been passionate about teaching computer science and giving others the same opportunity to learn to code ever since.

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Maggie Glennon

Senior Director of State Government Affairs

Maggie works on state policy for Code.org across the western U.S. Previously, Maggie worked in grassroots advocacy and federal government affairs, as well as on political campaigns and in legislative offices. She's a graduate of Michigan State University.

Mandy Catullo

Marketing Projects Coordinator

Madelyn is part of the People Ops team providing support to Simon, Karim and the video department. Prior to Code.org she helped run a production company with her husband and has worked on live music events and documentaries. It was her love of computer science and education that brought her to Code.org. When she isn’t working, she is spending time with her family and friends in sunny California. She enjoys traveling, music, and the arts.

Mario Gil Correa

Software Engineer

Mario is a software engineer in the Platform team focused on making a positive impact in the world. With a background in biomedical engineering, he worked as a researcher in neuroimaging for a few years. Mario used his coding skills to analyze brain MRIs and help patients with neurodegenerative diseases. He switched from research to education when he immigrated from Spain to the USA, and taught AP CS Principles for a year using code.org's curriculum in a Charter School focused on underserved communities. He was inspired by code.org's impact and decided to contribute to our mission as a software engineer.

Mark Barrett

Principal Product Designer

Mark designs delightful and intuitive user experiences. After 10 years in the games industry, he is excited to apply his creativity and experience to the improvement of computer science education. He has been a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for 11 years, and volunteer teaches after-school workshops at different schools throughout the Seattle area.

Martina Pometlova

International Program Manager

Martina is part of the international team focusing on improving access to Computer Science education in countries around the world. Before joining code.org, she spent 15 years at Accenture managing business transformation projects as her day job and running pro bono programs with focus on digital skills education as her passion. Her enthusiasm for code.org dates back to 2016, when she, with a group of volunteers, initiated the first round of teacher trainings in Slovakia, her home country. She spent the next few years running the teacher training program, engaging volunteers, partnering with schools and inspiring other corporations to join forces and help improve CS education in the country. She is thrilled to continue this journey as part of he code.org team and help run code.org international program to impact even more students, teachers, and countries!

Meg Crenshaw

Software Engineer

Meg is a software engineer who loves learning with kids. Before joining Code.org, she was a high school teacher. When not at a computer, they might be found dancing along a sidewalk or singing while on a bike.

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Meghan Gannon

Marketing Associate

Meghan brings a passion for equity in education to the Marketing team, where she supports email, content, and messaging strategy. She studied communications and social entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, and most recently worked at World Education on the fundraising team. Most weekends you can find her exploring Seattle on bike or playing at an ultimate frisbee tournament.

Melissa Rocha

Video Producer/Editor

Melissa is a video producer/editor with a background in photojournalism and a passion for storytelling. Before joining Code.org she worked in higher education, most recently for Wesleyan University.

Michael Oneppo

Product Manager

Michael works on Code.org's programming tools. His passion for Computer Science education was kindled at Nabu.org, where he helped use technology to bring educational resources to classrooms in Haiti. A computer science major with a Master's degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, Mike brings over a decade of program and product management experience from Microsoft and FiftyThree. When he's not working, he spends most of his time parenting two awesome little kids. When he's not doing that, he's either catching up on sleep or making music.

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Mike Harvey

Software Engineer

Mike has worked at Code.org as a professional development facilitator, curriculum development manager, and, most recently, a software engineer. Before joining Code.org, he taught K-8 computer science classes in Maine.

Min Yoo

Director of Marketing & Communications

Min oversees marketing, communications, and fundraising at Code.org. A computer science major who has spent over 25 years in roles spanning product management, marketing, and business development, she is an ardent believer in the foundational nature of computer science and the need for equitable access.

Molly Moen

Software Engineer

Molly is a software engineer with a passion for increasing access to computer science and diversifying the tech field. As someone who did not take an interest in CS until college, she is especially excited about Code.org's mission of bringing computer science to every school. In her spare time she enjoys baking, playing board games, and crafting. Previously, Molly worked at Microsoft. She is a graduate of the University of Washington.

Molly Peredo

Product Designer

Molly is a designer, storyteller, and problem solver with a bias for action and a passion for accessibility. Before joining Code.org, she worked on design teams at Make-A-Wish Michigan and AKJ Education, where she enjoyed making a positive impact on the lives of children across the nation. In her spare time, you can find her reading, horseback riding, playing tennis, or crafting.

Natalia Zacipa Mejia

Program Evaluation Analyst

Natalia is a Program Evaluation Analyst in the Research, Evaluation, and Data Team. Prior to joining Code.org she evaluated child welfare and family strengthening services at Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services. Natalia is passionate about using data to ensure program outcomes are achieved, and to identify opportunities to strengthen initiatives and reach underserved communities. An Economist with Masters’ degrees in Public Policy and Business Administration from Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh, she lives in Pittsburgh, PA and enjoys parenting her two kids, playing sports with them, and reading.

Nick Lathe

Software Engineer

Nick is a Software Engineer on the Platform team. He loves building solutions and solving problems that help people. Prior to joining Code.org, Nick has worked at Olive AI, SAP Concur, and Microsoft on various projects and teams. From building dev and infrastructure tooling, CLIs, or designing/developing distributed systems, he loves tackling new challenges and the learning that comes with it. Aside from software, Nick enjoys playing in the mountains near his home in Seattle on a snowboard or mountain bike, and traveling as much as he can.

Pablo Mejia Minaya

Software Engineer

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Pat Yongpradit

Chief Academic Officer

Pat Yongpradit is Code.org's Chief Academic Officer and serves state and national education systems by building their capacity to incorporate computer science. He has been recognized as a Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Educator, featured in “American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom”, and has taught Science, Health, Technology, and Computer Science at the middle and high school levels.

Patty Izquierdo

VP of People & Culture

Robyn Speed

Director of Outreach and Adoption

Robyn serves as the Strategic Recruitment Program Manager where she drives national recruitment efforts in support of teachers, students, facilitators, and our Regional Partner network. She comes to Code.org with a background in teaching, global education development, and nonprofit leadership, with a passion for community engagement and collective impact. Prior to Code.org, Robyn led initiatives to develop libraries and expand youth workforce development programs in various African countries. When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, taking dance classes, and creative writing.

Samantha Urban Tarrant

Content Marketing Manager

As Content Marketing Manager, Sam shares stories of Code.org's work and impact across its website, blog, and social media channels. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she brings more than a decade of experience to the role. Sam's passion for storytelling began as a journalist at The Dallas Morning News and continued as she managed content at global nonprofit organizations like The ONE Campaign and World Vision. When she's not working, Sam enjoys yoga, gardening, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband, son, and dog.

Sanchit Malhotra

Software Engineer

Sanchit Malhotra is a software engineer and a musician, driven by curiosity and creativity. His interest in teaching and helping inspire others, particularly in tech and computer science, drew him to Code.org. He previously worked for Amazon and Harmonix Music Systems, and earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from Georgia Tech. He also holds a master's degree in music from Berklee College of Music, and regularly teaches and works on various musical projects outside of work.

Sariah Bujanda

Professional Learning Manager

Sariah is dedicated to creating inclusive, safe, and equitable futures for students. Prior to joining the team, she provided professional development as a K-12 science teacher support specialist and CS Discoveries facilitator in New Mexico. Her past roles also include secondary science and math teacher and school administrator. Before becoming a STEM educator, Sariah was a civil engineer. She has master’s degrees in civil engineering and educational leadership, both from The University of New Mexico.

Sasha Nouri

Director of Individual Giving

Sasha is the Director of Development at Code.org. A staunch advocate of equity in education, Sasha has worked in philanthropy in independent schools and higher education for the last decade. Sasha is passionate about expanding opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in computer science. In addition to fundraising, Sasha enjoys playing racquet sports, woodworking, birdwatching, and caring for plants and animals.

Sean Roberts

VP, Government Affairs

Sean leads Code.org's policy work in multiple states. A former classroom teacher, he has led state advocacy efforts in areas such as funding equity, teacher certification, and school accountability. Building strong partnerships is a hallmark of Sean’s work. Prior to joining code.org, Sean served as executive director of a school advocacy association and a district human capital consultant.

Sierra Michels-Slettvet

Director of Product Management

Simon Guest


Simon Guest is the CTO at Code.org, where he oversees the engineering teams responsible for the organization’s software products and tools, enabling millions of students globally to learn computer science. Prior to joining Code.org, Simon held software engineering leadership positions at Microsoft, Concur, and Amazon. He is passionate about giving back by teaching computer science to students of all backgrounds and is an active contributor to open-source projects, articles, and books. Born and raised in England, Simon has a HNC in Software Engineering from Plymouth College and a Master’s Degree in IT Security from the University of Westminster. He now lives in Kirkland, Washington, with his wife and their two sons.

Stephanie Halsne

Executive Assistant

Stephanie is on the People Ops team working as the executive assistant to Hadi, Cameron, and Pradnya. Prior to Code.org, she worked for the American Society for Radiation Oncology as an assistant in the Government Relations and Health Policy divisions. As a native Oregonian, Stephanie is excited to find herself relocated back to the PNW. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and hiking with her husband and pup.

Suresh Chanmugan

Software Engineer

Suresh was born and raised in Baton Rouge, but has called Seattle home since 1999. His interest in Code.org's mission was kindled by time he spent volunteering at Technology Access Foundation and the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. He previously worked at Liaison Technologies, a data integration company.

Tawny Bradley

Director of Projects and Operations

Tawny is the Director of Projects and Operations on the Education Programs team at Code.org. She has a master's degree from the University of Sheffield. Prior to Code.org, Tawny ran a vocational film program in Maine, worked in creative media skills-based curriculum development in London, and produced film festival programs across the UK.

Tess O'Brien

Product Manager

Tess is a Product Manager at Code.org working with the Curriculum and Professional Learning teams. Having learned computer science skills after college, she is passionate about increasing diversity in the tech field. Prior to working with Code.org, Tess worked to help build technology solutions for nonprofits including Slow Food USA, The Seattle Housing Authority and YWCA. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her pup.

TJ Carney

Recruiting Operations Manager

TJ works as part of the People Ops Team to understand hiring needs and provide an outstanding candidate experience. He has a B.A. in Political Science as well as an M.Ed in Psychology (CSPA), which he put to use working in Higher Education & Student Affairs. Discovering a passion for tech, TJ has also worked for small startups as both an iOS Developer and a Project Manager. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on his NY sports teams (Go Bills and Yankees!).

Travis Dodd

Associate Counsel

Travis is an experienced attorney with a passion for data privacy, security, and ethics. Prior to joining Code.org he worked in the technology, communications, retail, and non-profit sectors. Travis earned his BS in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Washington and District of Columbia bars.

Turner Riley

Software Engineer

Turner has lived all around Seattle, eventually landing in Capitol Hill after they received their B.S. in Computer Science from UW. They started doing projects as a contributor for Code.org. After a few months, this turned into an internship; and after a few more months, this turned into a job! Turner is excited to learn more surrounding the world of CS education and hopes to one day be a teacher. In their free time, they enjoy going dancing, photography, and playing board games!


Software Engineer

Wilkie has spent the last decade teaching university-level computer science and is quite happy to be continuing the trend as a software engineer at Code.org. They tote a collection of hundreds of floppy disks and cultivate a joy for preserving older hardware and software to ensure it is not lost to time. Their focus as a systems researcher is developing ways to increase the accessibility of computing and making the art it enables available to all.

Our Extended Team

Thank you to our extended team of Engineer Contributors and Lead Translators!

Our Facilitators

Our expert facilitators and professional learning partners are an extension of the Code.org team. This amazing team of experts are responsible for preparing the computer science teachers of tomorrow.

Special Thanks to

  • Aaron Waggener - Software Engineering Manager
  • Aaron Hobson - Curriculum Development Manager
  • Adriel Tam - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Akiera Gilbert - Outreach Manager
  • Alana Aaron - Director of Outreach
  • Alex Brenner - Director of Accounting and Finance
  • Alexandra Vlachakis - Educator
  • Alexandra Taylor - Events Intern
  • Alice Steinglass - President
  • Alicia Rinehart - Office Manager
  • Amanda Font - Product Manager
  • Amy Cox - Project Manager
  • Amy Gebhardt - Software Engineer Manager
  • Amy Hirotaka - Government Affairs
  • Amy Roberts - Director of State Government Affairs
  • Andre Stackhouse - Software Engineer
  • Andrew Gealy - Product Manager
  • Andrew Oberhardt - Software Engineer
  • Andrew Pottenger - People Partner
  • Anjali Pal - Software Engineer
  • Ann Puckett - Regional Manager
  • Anthonette Pena - National Program Manager
  • Anthony Bau - Engineering Intern
  • Anthony Suarez - Chief Technology Officer
  • Asher Kach - Data Engineer
  • Audrey Clark - Curriculum Intern
  • Aydin Ghajar - Branding/Design for original code.org Website
  • Beth Boatright - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Blake Johnson - Director of Individual Giving
  • Bow Jones - Videographer
  • Brad Buchanan - Software Engineering Manager
  • Brad Porter - Amazon
  • Brent Van Minnen - Software Engineer
  • Bria Barry - Outreach Manager
  • Brian Jordan - Software Engineer
  • Brittany Scheuch - Operations Team Intern
  • Brook Osborne - Education Program Manager
  • Caley Brock - Engineer
  • Carly Gliva - Opersations Coordinator
  • Carina Box - Director of Outreach
  • Caroline Herman - International Project Manager
  • Charley Williams - Regional Manager, Midwest
  • Charlie Forkish - Software Engineer
  • Charles Dick
  • Chris Pirich - Engineer
  • Clare Constantine - Software Engineering Manager
  • Cody Edmonds - Program Coordinator
  • Corey Morrison - Curriculum Writer
  • Daniel Apone - Technically Learning Board Member
  • David Ollodart - Curriculm Intern
  • Don Miller - Don is an artist and educator based in Gainesville, Florida. Before Code.org, he served as the Senior Director of Computer Science Academics for the NYC Department of Education, working on the Mayor's CS4All initiative. He has also worked as a Learning Designer at the Institute of Play in NYC, developing project-based and game-like curricula. Before that Don spent time teaching creative coding to undergraduate students at CUNY schools in NYC. Don graduated from NYU's ITP program in 2011.
  • Elaine Kao - Government Affairs Intern
  • Elizabeth Bacon - Curriculum Development Manager
  • Emma Achberger
  • Emma Collins-Brown - Administrative Assistant
  • Emma Neiman - Program Associate
  • Eric Hilton - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Eric Jordan - Software Engineer
  • Eric Oemig - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Erin Bond - Software Engineer
  • Erin Purcell - Accountant
  • George Zhang - Education Intern
  • Ghada Zribi - International Partnerships Manager, MENA
  • GT Wrobel - Curriculum Development Manager
  • Ha Nguyen - Software Engineer
  • Hannah Bergam - Engineer Intern
  • Hannah Walden - Curriculum Lead
  • Hannah Weissman - State Policy Intern
  • Jackie Smalls - Chief Program Officer
  • Jael Burrows - Creative Manager of Video
  • Jake Baskin - Computer Science Advocate
  • Jared Dozal - Curriculum Writer
  • Jared Fritz - Jared graduated from UIUC's Industrial Engineering program and spent nearly a decade developing software and technology partnerships before joining the Code.org team. He enjoys engaging and inspiring through STEAM-focused education and is focused on expanding access to computer science and increasing participation amongst underrepresented groups.
  • James Chen - Software Engineer
  • James Gwertzman - Evangelist
  • Jeffrey Loppert - MathWorks
  • Jeremy Stone - Chief Technology Officer
  • Jenna Garcia - Program Manager
  • Jenna Valkas - Development Coordinator
  • Jessica Harrington - Project Manager
  • Jessie Opaleski - Education Team Intern
  • Jillian Khoo - Engineer Intern
  • Joanne Polsky - Software Engineer
  • Joe Basirico - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Jon Lanthier - Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Jon Smith - Manager
  • Jordan Naini - Finance Intern
  • Jordyn Seni - Project Manager
  • Josh Lory - Software Engineering Manager
  • Josh Caldwell - K-12 Curriculum Lead
  • Josh Schulte - Senior Program Manager
  • Karis Kim - Engineer Intern
  • Kate Brunette - Partnerships and Campaign Coordinator
  • Katie Apone - Program Manager
  • Katie Kurtz - Grant Writer
  • Katie Shipley - Software Engineer
  • Katleiah Ramos - Software Engineer
  • Kiki Prottsman - Curriculum Development Manager
  • Kirsten O'Brien - PR & Social Media Manager
  • Kristina Pavlicek - Recruiting Operations Manager
  • Kylie Moden - Product Manager
  • Lara Sepulveda-Machado - International Partnerships Manager
  • Laura Kline - Marketing & Product Manager
  • Laura Schute - Program Coordinator
  • Lauren Selig - Producer
  • Lesley Chilcott - Filmmaker
  • Lian Swanson - Executive Assistant
  • Maddie Mador - Marketing Associate
  • Madeline Burton - Curriculum Writer
  • Malorie O'Toole - Program Manager, Education
  • Mara Downing - Curriculum Intern
  • Marc Wautier
  • Margot Grant - Government Affairs Intern
  • Maria Choi - Vice President, Fundraising & Partnerships at Fast Forward
  • Mariah Acuff - Marketing Associate
  • Marina Taylor - Chief Product Officer
  • Mary Barnes - Data Analyst
  • Mary Magellan - Grant Writer / Fund Development
  • Mary Pelfrey - Events Manager
  • Matt Bauer - Curriculum Writer
  • Matt Oshry - 24/7 Inc.
  • Maureen Sturgeon - Software Engineer
  • Max Vernikovskiy - Software Engineer
  • Megan Hochstatter - Program Manager
  • Megan Godwin - Director of People Ops
  • Megan Sullivan - Curriculum Team Intern
  • Mei'Lani Eyre - Curriculum Team Intern
  • Melissa Glenn - Executive Assistant
  • Melissa Jones - Community Development Manager
  • Michelle Page - CFO
  • Mike Finch - Designer
  • Minh Nguyen - Fundraising Intern
  • Monica Parsons - Videographer
  • Nat Brown - Founder, An Engineering Guild
  • Nichol Bradford
  • Nicole Ehrlich - Producer
  • Nicole Reitz-Larsen - District Manager
  • Nimisha Ghosh Roy - Strategic Development Manager
  • Patricia Phillips - Curriculum Writer
  • Paul Carduner - Software Engineer
  • Phil Wagner - Instructional Designer, Google
  • Poorva Singal - Senior Product Manager
  • Pradnya Haldipur - VP of Development
  • Rachel Klein - VP of Professional Learning & Community
  • Rachel Phillips - Research and Evaluation
  • Ram Kandasamy - Software Engineer
  • Rebecca Deutsch - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Reena Chaudhary - Accounting Manager
  • Rosie Sullivan - Project Manager
  • Ross Hogin - Graphic Designer, Branding/Re-design of code.org
  • Roxanne Emadi - Marketing & Communications
  • Ryan Sloan - Product Manager
  • Sabine Thomas - Outreach Manager
  • Sally Liu - Marketing
  • Sam Hutchins - Data Analytics Manager
  • Sandra Takamine - Director of Individual Giving
  • Sarah Chow - Customer Support and Fundraising Associate
  • Sarah Fairweather - Director of Professional Learning
  • Sarah Filman - VP of Education
  • Scott Bailey - Audio Producer / Sound Design
  • Scott Isaacs - Amazon
  • Sheela VanHoose - Director of State Government Affairs
  • Shelby White - Program Coordinator
  • Stacy Hsu - Graphic Designer
  • Steffan Musoke - Software Engineer
  • Stephanie Chiang - Program Manager, Google
  • Stephen Styrchak
  • Suky Kang - Director of International Partnerships
  • Sung Kim - Outreach Manager
  • Susan Evans
  • Tanya Parker - Technical Product Manager
  • Tessa Wiedmann - Data Intern
  • Thi Phomprida - Customer Support
  • Tim Plummer - Software Engineer
  • Trent Kay Maverick - Curriculum Writer
  • Travis Andrews - Office and Finance Coordinator
  • Trevor Berg - Software Engineer
  • Vinh Luong - Outreach Manager
  • Wendy Bunker - Marketing Programs Coordinator
  • Will Jordan - Software Engineer
  • Winter Dong - Software Engineer