Our Team

Aaron Hobson

Curriculum Writer

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 Lynch

Finance Associate

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.

Alana Aaron

Regional Manager, Northwest

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 supports Code.org’s partners in the Northwest.


Alex Brenner

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.

Alexis Harrigan

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.

Alice Steinglass

President

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.


Amy Cox

Program Coordinator

Amy is the Education team’s communications coordinator, and specifically focuses on supporting the 6-12 Teacher and Facilitator Development Programs. Previously, Amy taught high school English and college composition, and worked in the nonprofit sector. She earned her Masters degree in English from the University of Oregon, and brings with her an enthusiasm for Victorian literature and the hit musical Hamilton.

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.

Ann Puckett

Regional Manager

Ann has over 20 years in the Tech industry where she has worked in a variety of areas including software development, database admin, web design, education and project management. She has her Bachelors in Computer Science from Ohio University and a Masters from Central Michigan. For the past 2 years she has been a Computer Science Fundamentals facilitator and is happy to support partnerships in parts of the Midwest and Southeast.


Anthonette Pena

National Program Manager

Anthonette joined Code.org in 2018, bringing her combined experiences as a middle school science teacher, Program Director of the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, and Director of Education at the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS). At EIS, she also served as the program manager for the Code.org Regional Partnership Program. Anthonette holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Nova Southeastern University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence Science. Anthonette is passionate about providing educational equity for all students, especially for underrepresented minorities.

Anthony Suarez

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.

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.


Ben Brooks

Data Scientist

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.

Brad Buchanan

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 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.


Bria Barry

Regional Manager, MidAtlantic

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!

Brook Osborne

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.

Cameron Wilson

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.


Carina Box

Director of Outreach

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

Carol Meadows

Controller

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.

Caroline Herman

Events Coordinator

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 Soskin

HR Generalist

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 Constantine

Software Engineer

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 LaMarca

Curriculum Development 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 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.

David Bernier

Fundraising Manager

David is in charge of connecting and collaborating with donors and partners to bring computer science education to all students.

Don Miller

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 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.

Elizabeth Bacon

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 Neiman

Program Associate

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.


Eric Fershtman

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.

Erin Bond

Software Engineer

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 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


GT Wrobel

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.

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 Walden

Curriculum Writer

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 Topek

Videographer

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.

Jake Bell

International Program Associate

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.

Jordyn Seni

Program Coordinator

Jordyn supports Code.org's teacher and facilitator programs.


Josh Caldwell

K-12 Curriculum Lead

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 Lory

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.

Josh Schulte

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.


Katie Hendrickson

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.

Kirsten O'Brien

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 Neibert

Office Manager

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.


LeoLin Bowen

Regional Manager

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.

Lian Halbert

Executive Assistant

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.

Maddie Kasula

Software Engineer

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.


Maggie Osorio

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 Acuff

Marketing Associate

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.

Marina Taylor

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 Barrett

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.

Megan Godwin

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 Hochstatter

Program Manager

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.


Mehal Shah

Software Engineer

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.

Mike Harvey

Curriculum Writer

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.

Min Yoo

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.


Nimisha Ghosh Roy

Outreach Program 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.

Pat Yongpradit

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.

Poorva Singal

Senior Product Manager

Poorva is a Senior 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-12 students. She is currently teaching Intro to Computer Science remotely to a school in Bronx, NY as part of the TEALS program.


Rachel Barta

Administrative Assistant

Rachel works as an administrative assistant for the People Operations team. She is enthusiastic in a support role and loves to assist in other's success. Rachel is originally from Hawaii, the island of Oahu. She is passionate about the mission of furthering computer science education for children, women and underrepresented minorities.

Reena Chaudhary

Senior Accountant

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 Sloan

Product Manager

Ryan is a Product Manager at Code.org. After growing up in small town Kentucky without a computer science class, he was motivated to help bring computer science to every student. Before joining Code.org, Ryan worked at Coding with Kids and MIcrosoft, where he volunteered in the TEALS program. Ryan works on the Computer Science Fundamentals program and the Hour of Code tutorials.


Sarah Fairweather

Program Manager

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.

Sarah Filman

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.

Sean Roberts

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.


Sheela VanHoose

Director of State Government Affairs

Based in South Florida, Sheela leads Code.org’s policy work in multiple states. Prior to joining Code.org, Sheela served in similar capacities for Charter Schools USA and Broward County Public Schools, and brings with her extensive legislative, political and advocacy experience.

Suky Kang

Director of International Partnerships

Suky is thrilled to be working with Code.org's international partners. Before joining the Code.org team, she taught youth and adults in art museums, Spanish classrooms, after-school coding camps, and equity and social justice workshops.

Sung Kim

Regional Manager

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.


Tanya Parker

Technical Product Manager

Tanya is a USC Computer Science graduate who oversees the development of the tools used in Code.org's professional learning program. She also manages the Code.org website and coordinates website updates for the Hour of Code.

Tawny Bradley

Program Associate

Tawny is a Program Associate 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.

Vinh Luong

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 Jordan

Software Engineer

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


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

  • Adriel Tam - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Alexandra Vlachakis - Educator
  • Alicia Rinehart - Office Manager
  • Amy Hirotaka - Government Affairs
  • Andre Stackhouse - Software Engineer
  • Andrew Oberhardt - Software Engineer
  • Anthony Bau - Engineering Intern
  • Asher Kach - Data Engineer
  • Audrey Clark - Curriculum Intern
  • Aydin Ghajar - Branding/Design for original code.org Website
  • Beth Boatright - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Bow Jones - Videographer
  • Brad Porter - Amazon
  • Brent Van Minnen - Software Engineer
  • Brian Jordan - Software Engineer
  • Brittany Scheuch - Operations Team Intern
  • Caley Brock - Engineer
  • Carly Gliva - Opersations Coordinator
  • Charley Williams - Regional Manager, Midwest
  • Charles Dick
  • Cody Edmonds - Program Coordinator
  • Corey Morrison - Curriculum Writer
  • Daniel Apone - Technically Learning Board Member
  • David Ollodart - Curriculm Intern
  • Elaine Kao - Senior Program Manager, Google
  • Emma Achberger - Government Affairs Intern
  • Eric Hilton - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Eric Jordan - Software Engineer
  • Eric Oemig - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Erin Purcell - Accountant
  • Jake Baskin - Computer Science Advocate
  • James Gwertzman - Evangelist
  • Jeffrey Loppert - MathWorks
  • Jenna Garcia - Program Manager
  • Jessie Opaleski - Education Team Intern
  • Joanne Polsky - Software Engineer
  • Joe Basirico - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Jon Lanthier - Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Jon Smith - Manager
  • Kate Brunette - Partnerships and Campaign Coordinator
  • Katie Apone - Program Manager
  • Katie Kurtz - Grant Writer
  • Kiki Prottsman - Curriculum Development Manager
  • Laura Kline - Marketing & Product Manager
  • Lauren Selig - Producer
  • Lesley Chilcott - Filmmaker
  • Maddie Mador - Marketing Associate
  • Mara Downing - Curriculum Intern
  • Marc Wautier
  • Margot Grant - Government Affairs Intern
  • Maria Choi - Vice President, Fundraising & Partnerships at Fast Forward
  • Mary Magellan - Grant Writer / Fund Development
  • Mary Pelfrey - Events Manager
  • Matt Oshry - 24/7 Inc.
  • 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
  • Paul Carduner - Software Engineer
  • Phil Wagner - Instructional Designer, Google
  • Rachel Klein - VP of Professional Learning & Community
  • Rachel Phillips - Research and Evaluation
  • Ram Kandasamy - Software Engineer
  • Rebecca Deutsch - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Roxanne Emadi - Marketing & Communications
  • Sarah Chow - Customer Support and Fundraising Associate
  • Scott Bailey - Audio Producer / Sound Design
  • Scott Isaacs - Amazon
  • Shelby White - Program Coordinator
  • Stacy Hsu - Graphic Designer
  • Stephanie Chiang - Program Manager, Google
  • Stephen Styrchak
  • Susan Evans
  • Tessa Wiedmann - Data Intern
  • Thi Phomprida - Customer Support
  • Trevor Berg - Software Engineer