Full Team

Hadi Partovi

Co-founder, CEO

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

Ali Partovi


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

Cameron Wilson

COO & VP of Government Affairs

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

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.

Sarah Filman

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.

Michelle Page

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.

Alice Steinglass

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.

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

District Manager

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.

Jake Baskin

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.

Trevor Berg

Software Engineer

Trevor is a software engineer at Code.org. Previously, he worked on web and server infrastructure at Dropbox.

Phil Bogle

Tech Lead

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.

Carina Box

Operations Manager

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

Brad Buchanan

Software Engineer

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

Josh Caldwell

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.

Malorie Carlini

Operations Coordinator

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

Reena Chaudhary


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.

Maria Choi

Head of Fundraising

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

Cody Edmonds

Operations Coordinator

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.

Roxanne Emadi

Social and Communications Manager

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

Laurel Fan

Software Engineer

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

Baker Franke

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.

Jenna Garcia

District Manager

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

Melissa Glenn

Executive Assistant

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

Carly Gliva

Operations Coordinator

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.

Megan Godwin

Human Resources

Megan manages recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and HR 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.

Nimisha Ghosh Roy

NW District 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.

Lian Halbert

Administrative Assistant

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

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.

Katie Hendrickson

Advocacy and Policy Manager

Katie works on state policy and advocacy issues for Code.org. She is a former secondary mathematics teacher and 2014-2015 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. She has led inquiry-based teacher professional development and served as a leader in Ohio during the state’s transition to new standards.

Amy Hirotaka

Advocacy and Policy Manager

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

Bow Jones


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

Melissa Jones

Community Development Manager

Melissa focuses on creating scalable interventions to help K-12 educators leverage coding to achieve their teaching and learning goals. Melissa comes to code.org from Adobe, where she led world wide education programs. Before that, Melissa worked as an English teacher in New York City and later as the National Director of Education for College Summit.

Brian Jordan

Software Engineer

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

Will Jordan

Software Engineer

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

Asher Kach

Data Engineer

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.

Laura Kline

Product & Marketing Manager

Laura manages the Hour of Code campaign, including domestic and international partnerships. Beyond the annual campaign, Laura oversees the operations, outreach and marketing for Code.org's K-5 Affiliate Program which trains over 1,000 elementary school teachers a month.

Josh Lory

Software Engineer

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

Aimee Lynch

Accounts Payable & Receivable

Aimee supports the finance and human resource departments.

Maddie Mador

Operations Coordinator

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

Mary Magellan

Fundraising Manager

Mary focuses on sustainable development by writing and managing donor content, strengthening donor stewardship, and forming strategic partnerships. She brings a passion for collaboration, facilitation, and achieving equal human rights for all. Previously, Mary was the Development Writer at Global Fund for Women and a Technical Software Instructor at LearniT!

Dani McAvoy

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.

Andrew Oberhardt

Software Engineer

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.

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.

Tanya Parker

Product Manager

Tanya is a recent Computer Science graduate from the University of Southern California. She works on the Contributors program, curriculum translations, and internationalization and localization.

Kiki Prottsman

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.

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.

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.

Brent Van Minnen

Software Engineer

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

Alexandra Vlachakis

District Manager

Alexandra establishes partnerships with districts in the Southeast to promote Computer Science at all grade levels. She taught technology courses for 19 years in Georgia and South Florida including AP Computer Science, web design/development and animation. Alexandra has facilitated writing new Animation, Gaming and Computer Science standards and courses for the Georgia Department of Education.

Extended Team

  • Avid Larizadeh - COO & co-founder, Boticca
  • Della Cronin - Vice President for Legislative and Public Affairs, Washington Partners, LLC
  • Kate Brunette - Hour Of Code Coordinator
  • Linnette Attai - Founder, Playwell LLC
  • Madeline Burton - Curriculum Writer
  • Matt Bauer - Curriculum Writer
  • Ross Hogin - Graphic Designer, Branding/Re-design of code.org
  • Irina Lee - Graphic Designer
  • Trent Kay Maverick - Curriculum Writer
  • Jessie Opaleski - Education Team Intern
  • Monica Parsons - Videographer
  • Patricia Phillips - Curriculum Writer
  • Thi Phomprida - Customer Support
  • Nicole Reitz-Larsen - District Manager
  • Brittany Scheuch - Operations Team Intern
  • Jael Topek - Vidoegrapher
  • GT Wrobel - Curriculum Writer
  • Dorsey Whitney - Legal Advice
  • Foster Pepper - Legal Team

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

Special Thanks to

  • Daniel Apone - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Katie Apone - Program Manager
  • Scott Bailey - Audio Producer / Sound Design
  • Joe Basirico - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Nichol Bradford
  • Nat Brown - Founder, An Engineering Guild
  • Beth Boatright - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Stephanie Chiang - Program Manager, Google
  • Lesley Chilcott - Filmmaker
  • Sarah Chow - Customer Support and Fundraising Associate
  • Rebecca Deutsch - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Charles Dick
  • Nicole Ehrlich - Producer
  • Susan Evans
  • Aydin Ghajar - Branding/Design for original code.org Website
  • James Gwertzman - Evangelist
  • Eric Hilton - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Stacy Hsu - Graphic Designer
  • Scott Isaacs - Amazon
  • Elaine Kao - Senior Program Manager, Google
  • Katie Kurtz - Grant Writer
  • Jeffrey Loppert - MathWorks
  • Eric Oemig - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Matt Oshry - 24/7 Inc.
  • Brad Porter - Amazon
  • Erin Purcell - Accountant
  • Lauren Selig - Producer
  • Jon Smith - Manager
  • Andre Stackhouse - Software Engineer
  • Stephen Styrchak
  • Adriel Tam - Technically Learning Board Member
  • Phil Wagner - Instructional Designer, Google
  • Marc Wautier