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.
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.
VP of Product & Marketing
Alice runs the product, design and marketing teams. Before Code.org, she managed the PM team for the UX Platform on HoloLens, designed APIs and developer client libraries for Xbox 360, ran an ecosystem outreach and UX team for Windows and built project management tools. Outside of work, she's volunteered teaching computer science, literacy and English to students and refugees.
Director of State Government Affairs
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.
A younger Andrew originally learned coding for fun, and he fondly recalls the reward of using software to solve problems and build things. He was pleasantly surprised to turn his hobby into a career, and is excited to share his passion with others who may not have the same access or inclination. He previously worked at Microsoft and AWS.
In a past life Asher was a professional mathematician, doing research (in computability theory) and teaching (both undergraduate and graduate students) at various universities around the world. Most recently, Asher was a software engineer at Google Chicago. Now he is excited about being a data engineer for Code.org. Outside of work, Asher is triathlete, a juggler, an uncle to twins, and an enthusiast of the outdoors.
Education Program 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Education Program Manager
Brook Osborne comes from Duke University where she teaches a service-learning robotics course. She has co-authored several publications related to outreach, robotics, and CS Principles.
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.
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.
Carly coordinates teacher professional development workshops and helps run logistics for events around the country. In college she studied at Western Washington University in her home town of Bellingham, Washington and recently relocated to Seattle. She is excited to be part of the operations team and loves working with such a dynamic group.
Case supports the administrative needs of the Code.org offices, including providing calendar support for leadership team members Pat, Rachel, and Michelle.
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.
Education Program 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.
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.
District Manager, California and Southwest
David works with school districts and other partners to bring computer science learning opportunities to all students. He brings extensive experience in education, having worked as a teacher, curriculum specialist, researcher, project director, and coordinator at the K-12 and university levels. As a district manager, David focuses on developing and supporting partnerships in California and the southwest.
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.
GT develops curriculum and facilitates professional development for both AP CS Principles and CS Discoveries. Prior to joining Code.org he taught high school computer science in his hometown of Chicago where he helped field test Code.org's CS Principles curriculum.
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.
Jael specializes in all aspects of video production with a special love for animation and design. Since the turn of the century he's worked on projects for SNL, Valve, AT&T, Microsoft, Shutterstock and too many political campaigns, startups and non-profits to enumerate here.
Director of District Management
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.
District Manager, Midwest
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 and the midwest.
Jeremy leads the engineering team at Code.org. He was previously the VP of Engineering at Clean Power Research where he built software products for the renewable energy industry. Prior to that he worked at Valve and Microsoft.
Education 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.
Josh works on the Code.org K-12 Computer Science curriculum. Previously, he worked for two years at Microsoft.
Josh is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he studied computer science and psychology. Before joining Code.org, he worked for eBay, Cracked.com, Phoenix Capital Management, and as IT Director for KRUI 98.7 FM in Iowa City. Josh is way too into music and has traveled around the country and across two oceans just to see his favorite bands play.
Advocacy and Policy Manager
Katie works on state policy and advocacy issues for Code.org, including state implementation of computer science education initiatives. She earned a doctorate in mathematics education in 2016 from Ohio University, and is a former secondary mathematics teacher.
Education Program Manager
Prior to her role at Code.org, Kiki was Founder and Executive Director of Thinkersmith, a non-profit on the cutting edge of K-8 Computer Science Education. As a champion for responsible computing and equity in both CS employment and education, Kiki works with many organizations to improve the experience of girls and women in STEM. Kiki works with the education team to develop innovative middle school and out-of-school-time curriculum.
Marketing & Product Manager
Laura manages marketing and partnerships for the Hour of Code campaign. Beyond the annual campaign, Laura oversees the operations, outreach and marketing for Code.org's K-5 Professional Development Program which trains over 2,000 elementary school teachers a month.
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.
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 Alice.
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.
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.
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.
Mary comes from the Bureau of Education & Research where she worked with districts in the USA and Canada to ensure successful professional development workshops. At Code.org, she coordinates computer science trainings for educators across the country.
Megan manages recruiting, hiring, onboarding, HR and employee development for the Code.org team. With a background in both startups and sales management, Megan is passionate about growing, supporting, and developing a successful team.
Mehal is a software engineer who enjoys building big systems that help people learn. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and competitive puzzle solving.
Melissa supports the administrative needs of the Code.org offices. Specifically, she handles scheduling for Leadership Team members Hadi, Cameron and Sarah.
VP 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.
District Manager, Northwest
Nimisha is a project manager and educator with experience in teaching youth and adults in formal and informal environments, curriculum development with an equity lens, cross cultural communication and developing collaborative partnerships. She is a Seattle-native and is active in the local Indian dance/performing arts community.
Chief Academic Officer
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.
Paul started programming in middle school after attending a summer camp where he learned to make games with LogoWriter and hasn't stopped programming since. In high school, he got his first taste of contributing to open source educational software by writing Guido van Robot, a pythonic version of Karel the Robot. Most recently, Paul spent 5 years at Facebook in both engineering and leadership capacities. He is thrilled at the opportunity to make the joys of computer science accessible to everyone.
Phil is the tech lead for the Code.org team. He was previously a staff software engineer and tech lead at Google, CTO and co-founder at Jobster, and an engineer at iLike, Avogadro, and Microsoft. He was also an early volunteer at Code.org and is thrilled at the opportunity to contribute full-time.
Poorva is a Product Manager at Code.org. Before Code.org, she worked on the Start user experience at Microsoft. Poorva is passionate about fostering excitement for computer science and engineering in K-12students. She is currently teaching Intro to Computer Science remotely to a school in Bronx, NY as part of the TEALS program.
VP of Professional Learning & Community
Rachel works to increase the number of skilled CS teachers in the country and make sure they feel connected to a community focused on quality, sustainability, and a passion for teaching.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Rachel received her doctorate in the Learning Sciences from the University of Washing in 2011. Her research has generally focused on underserved youth in the STEM fields. She will be responsible for research and evaluation at Code.org.
Ram is a software engineer working on the teacher dashboard and K-5 curriculum. Previously, he was in the SF Bay Area working on Google Wallet.
Reena is an Accountant who loves working with and analyzing numbers. Prior to joining Code.org, she worked in many different industries and roles as a Finance professional. At Code.org her main function is reconciling and analyzing all of the numbers that are the core of the financial statements.
Ryan is a Product Manager at Code.org. After growing up in small town Kentucky, he was motivated to help bring Computer Science to every student. Prior to joining Code.org, Ryan worked as Program Director at Coding with Kids, and as a Program Manager for the Microsoft Office User Experience. While at Microsoft, he found his passion for education through the TEALS and Hunt the Wumpus programs.
VP of Curriculum
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.
Technical Product Manager
Tanya is a USC Computer Science graduate who oversees the volunteer program and works as front-end developer on the website. She also leads the internationalization and localization of Code Studio, Code.org's online curriculum, into over 45 languages.
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.