Aaron writes curriculum for Code.org's early elementary courses. In addition to computer science itself, Aaron is invested in social-emotional learning. Aaron has taught and written curriculum for a range of computer science subjects across the K-12 spectrum. When he's not working, Aaron enjoys playing computer RPGs, reading and writing fiction, and spending time with his two children.
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.
Regional Manager. Mid-Atlantic
Akiera comes to Code.org with a background in education technology, with a focus on marginalized young women and people of color. Prior to Code.org, she worked in India, South Africa, and Kenya to help girls gain access to education through mobile applications, and in New York City managing the use of tablets as a means of delivering education to incarcerated people. Akiera is passionate about promoting equity in the CS education landscape, and she serves as a Regional Manager for the Mid-Atlantic.
Regional Manager Lead
Alana is an educator and native Oregonian. She comes to Code.org from the NYC Department of Education where she most recently worked on the CS4All initiative. Previously, she was an elementary school teacher in the Bronx and Washington Heights and taught computer science to her fifth grade students. Alana leads Code.org’s team of Regional Managers.
Director of Accounting and Finance
Alex heads up the Finance & Accounting team at Code.org providing analysis and support across all groups in the organization. The team also provides audit compliance and legal support for Code.org. Before coming to Code.org, Alex spent the past 12 years in the Waste and Recycling industry holding a variety of roles throughout the Northwest. Prior to that he worked for a small education company in the Portland area and volunteered in the classroom with Middle School math students. Alex has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from U.C. San Diego and a Masters in Business Administration from Oregon State University.
Director of State Government Affairs
Alexis Menocal Harrigan serves as Director of State Government Affairs at Code.org where she works with law and policy-makers in multiple states to expand access to computer science education. Based in Colorado, Alexis' career in education policy spans local, state and federal levels. As the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, Alexis is passionate about Code.org's focus on increasing computer science participation by women and underrepresented minorities. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.
Before Code.org, Alice 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.
Amanda is a Product Manager at Code.org. Since she didn't get to learn about Computer Science until college, Amanda is passionate about making sure everyone gets the opportunity to learn CS in school. Before joining Code.org, Amanda worked at Amazon on the Kindle reading experience and at Google on the Duo video calling app.
Amy works on the Education team, and manages external communications relating to the middle and high school Teacher and Facilitator Development Programs. Previously, Amy taught high school English and college composition, worked in the nonprofit sector, and earned her Masters degree in English from the University of Oregon. She brings with her an enthusiasm for Victorian literature and the hit musical Hamilton.
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.
Andrew is a product manager working to support professional learning for teachers using Code.org in the classroom. Previously, he spent ten years in Berkeley and Oakland going to school, playing volleyball, and building standardized test prep products at Magoosh.
Anjali is a software engineer with a passion for CS education. She aspires to teach high school math and computer science some day. Prior to joining Code.org, she participated in Google's Engineering Residency program. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, board games, and swimming.
Chief Technology Officer
Anthony leads the engineering team at Code.org. He is passionate about making computer science education available globally and supporting STEM education for kids. Previously, Anthony led engineering and product development for Elastic Container Services at Amazon Web Services where his teams built and operated core cloud computing products.
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.
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 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.
Director of Individual Giving
Blake brings fifteen years of fundraising experience to the team, having worked with philanthropists, corporations, and foundations funding candidate campaigns for public office and nonprofits including The Nature Conservancy, Society of American Law Teachers, Boys and Girls Clubs, and most recently The Center for Justice & Accountability. His experience opening a Clubhouse and working with Las Vegas and San Diego based Boys & Girls Clubs highlighted the impact of Hour of Code on kid's lives, impassioning his work at Code.org. He holds a BS from Creighton University and a JD from Vermont Law School where he worked with associations and government agencies on civil rights and social justice initiatives.
Software Engineering Manager
Brad supervises development of Code.org tools including App Lab, Game Lab, and Web Lab. He previously worked on the Plants vs Zombies franchise at PopCap Games.
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.
Regional Manager, Mid-Atlantic
Bria is an equity practitioner and outreach specialist with 13 years of experience in higher education. She comes to Code.org from the University of Maryland's Women in Engineering Program, where she served as assistant director of outreach and recruitment. Bria is passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators through access to STEM education!
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.
Bryan is passionate about making Code.org more accessible internationally and also manages core components of the Code.org website. As a UW computer science graduate, he previously worked as a software engineer at Boeing and a curriculum writer/CS teacher at the Light and Leadership Initiative in Peru.
Chief Operating Officer and President of Code.org Advocacy Coalition
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 oversees government affairs and policy work, as well as regional outreach.
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.
As the event coordinator, Caroline works to create impactful events that support the Code.org mission and reflect her passion for the increased representation of women and minorities. Prior to joining the team, she worked in events for an artisan jeweler in Brooklyn, NY. Caroline has a Bachelor of Science in communication design and enjoys creating art in her free time.
Case supports the Code.org team in recruiting and hiring, onboarding, employee relations, benefits, and HR support. Case graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. She just received her SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) certification. Outside of work, Case spends her time volunteering through the Junior League of Seattle.
Clare is a software engineer with a passion for increasing access to computer science education and diversifying tech. Clare graduated from Stanford University. Prior to joining Code.org, they worked at Microsoft and Getty Images.
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.
Director of Partnerships and Development
David develops and supports corporate and foundation partnerships to further our mission. Prior to his current role he worked on the Code.org Outreach Team leading expansion efforts in California, Arizona, and Nevada. He also served as a Project Director for an NSF grant at UCLA, and a curriculum specialist, and middle school teacher in Los Angeles. David has an M.A. from New York University and a B.A. from UCLA.
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.
Regional Manager, Southeast
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.
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.
Curriculum Development Manager
Elizabeth is a former computer science teacher and administrator. Before coming to Code.org, she worked as the Dean of Studies at Pilgrim School in Los Angeles, supporting teachers in developing and implementing the secondary curriculum.
Emma is a Program Associate on the Education Team at Code.org. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Communication from Stanford University. Before coming to Code.org, she worked as the Program Director of a camp-style Jewish educational program in Atlanta. She has also freelanced for Newsela, making reading materials more accessible for all readers.
Marketing Program Coordinator
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.
With an academic background in neuroscience and education, Erin was previously an elementary school teacher and private learning specialist. She is a graduate of Ada Developers Academy and is excited to blend her long-term dedication to education and new-found interest in technology at Code.org.
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
Curriculum Development Manager
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.
Ha is a software engineer at Code.org. His interest in programing and computer science started when he learned to create a simple piano program using Pascal. Ha believes computer science is one of the easiest way to turn ideas into reality, to unlock creativity and to expand potential of everyone. He joined Code.org to pursue the mission of bringing computer science education to children worldwide. Previously, Ha worked at Microsoft on Windows Core team.
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 is a high school curriculum writer at Code.org. Prior to joining the education team, Hannah taught computer science in rural Maine and facilitated professional development. She enjoys reading, gaming, and building things. Hannah is passionate about finding creative ways to make computer science engaging for all students.
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.
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.
International Partnerships 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.
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 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.
Jordyn supports Code.org's teacher and facilitator programs.
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.
Software Engineering Manager
Josh leads the CS Fundamentals developer team, with a focus on building curriculum tools for the K-5 grade band. He loves to demystify programming and make it approachable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to Code.org Josh worked on web compatibility for the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft.
Support Program Manager
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.
Director of State Government Affairs
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.
Professional Learning Specialist
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.
PR & Social Media Manager
Kirsten is the public relations and social media manager at Code.org. Prior to joining the team, she spent several years as a journalist at both SeattlePI.com and The Seattle Times. She is a proud Western Washington University graduate and also holds a master's degree in communication from the University of Washington. She is passionate about challenging computer science stereotypes, building Twitter bots, drinking too much coffee and planning her next international trip.
Kristin ensures daily operations run smoothly by managing the day-to-day functions of the Code.org office. In her spare time, she provides administrative support to leadership team member, Sarah, and manages all things swag and inventory.
As the Administrative Assistant, Kristina works to support the People Ops team at Code.org. Kristina is a graduate from Montana State University and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business. Outside of work, Kristina spends her free time playing board games, testing new recipes, and spending time with her two small dogs.
LeoLin is a Regional Manager on the Code.org Outreach Team. She has always been passionate about the importance of STEAM subjects and programming and the need to increase the participation of underrepresented groups. LeoLin studied Psychology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
VP of International Partnerships
Leonardo’s role is to drive 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 skills they need to better understand this new digital world and succeed in it. Before joining Code.org, he held various communications, public affairs and corporate social responsibility roles at Microsoft Corp., the Mexican Federal Government and Edelman PR Worldwide.
Lian supports leadership team members Hadi, Alice, and Cameron. She also works with the fundraising team to support in-kind donor relations and donor communications. A born and raised Seattleite, she graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in history.
Liz Gauthier is the Project Manager for Teacher Recruitment. Prior to this role, Liz has been a System Engineer at Lockheed Martin, Data Analyst for Backroads, and taught high school science for one year. Liz enjoys most making elaborate spreadsheets to track and predict everything. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors with her husband and two young daughters.
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.
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.
Mariah graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Communications, focusing on diversity and media studies. As the Marketing Associate, she currently supports Code.org's campaign and fundraising initiatives and enjoys writing fresh content, testing digital marketing strategies, and developing creative campaigns.
Director of Product
Marina leads the Product team at Code.org which includes Product Management, Design, Data, and Customer Support. Prior to Code.org, she was Director of Product Management at DreamBox Learning where she found her passion for supporting teachers and bringing engaging learning experiences to students in all classrooms.
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.
Mary helps teams across Code.org make sense of how data informs the mission of the organization. She has previous experience creating teacher professional development programs at the University of Washington and as a museum educator. Embodying the ethos that ‘anybody can learn,’ she is currently studying Computer Science.
Director of People Ops
Megan manages administration, 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.
Megan is the K-5 Program Manager on the Education Team where she supports the CS Fundamentals facilitator community. A lifelong learner, and curious by nature, Megan is devoted to empowering educators and students today so that they can shape the future.
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.
Before joining Code.org, Mike taught elementary and middle school computer science classes in a district outside of Portland, Maine. His students discovered an excitement for technology through lessons in robotics, game design, 3d printing, and physical computing. He also facilitated professional development for CS Fundamentals and CS Discoveries. At Code.org, Mike works with the education team to develop curriculum for elementary students.
Director of Marketing & Development
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.
Strategic Development Manager
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.
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.
Regional Manager, Northwest
Sabine developed a passion for learning about Computer Science and Software Development after spending time at ADA Developers Academy. In her capacity of Regional Manager she is supporting Code.org’s regional partnerships in the Northwest.
Sarah is a program manager for Code.org's middle and high school programs, focusing on teacher and facilitator professional learning. She comes to Code.org with a background in educational equity and leadership development.
VP of Education
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.
Director of State 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.
Sung is a Regional Manager on the Code.org Outreach Team. She believes in the necessity of integrated STEAM learning and in closing equity gaps in education. Sung previously organized the Cambridge Science Festival and studied Urban Studies and Planning.
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. Screen reader support enabled.
Outreach Program Manager
Tawny is a Program Manager on the Outreach 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.
Regional Manager, Southwest
Vinh comes from the University of California, Irvine where he was the California Coordinator for the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance. He is focused on improving and broadening participation in computing education, especially amongst underrepresented groups.
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.
Winter is a software engineer working on Code.org's backend services, scaling, and deployment infrastructure. Before Code.org, she worked at Amazon. Despite initially viewing tech through rose-colored lenses, she eventually became interested in improving diversity in tech and using tech for social good. Outside of work, she enjoys games and music, and volunteers for the TEALS program as a remote AP CS teacher for a school in Vancouver, Washington.
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