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Our team

works to impact education

Who are we?

We're former teachers, administrators, architects, instructional designers, technologists and finance execs that have all found a passion for helping communities traditionally underserved by technology.

Our founders


Sarah Chou, CEO

Sarah previously managed a $8.5 million professional development program for all staff in an urban school system serving 24,000 students. Prior to school district administration, she taught in a family literacy program, directed development initiatives for nonprofits, counseled low-income first-generation students for Upward Bound, and organized displaced residents of post-Katrina New Orleans.


Qian Wang, CTO

Qian left a career as a quantitative developer/trader in finance to pursue a path in education. In her volunteer work, she drafted policy recommendations for the Illinois Education Commission on Economic Recovery and led an open data initiative that coordinated with over 30 public agencies to release their data to the public. She is passionate about social justice and building a different type of tech company.

Meet the team

Justin C, Partnerships

Justin graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Economy. When he is not formulating new recipes for his next big cookout, he's outdoors fishing and playing tennis.

Ben, Engineering

Ben loves making things look neat and orderly. He's usually either wrangling with CSS or tidying his desk up.

Jen, Business Operations

Jen is a former science educator passionate about helping us run efficiently. She’s an avid musician, reader, and sea otter spotter.

Tyler, Engineering

Tyler spent three years at YouTube, and built a karaoke app for Android. He went to M.I.T. where he had the highest average in intramural bowling.

Rob, Engineering

A former architect (of buildings), Rob realized he enjoyed fiddling with his computer more than drawing up construction documents.

Lupe, Partnerships

Lupe is always looking for the next adventure that will test her endurance and will. She prides herself on her resourcefulness and would be a serious contender on The Amazing Race! Most importantly, she’s driven by causes that speak to her heart.

Bridget, Customer Success

Bridget is a former educator who loves efficiency, organization and excellent middle school English instruction. She is inspired by her former students, her son and opportunities to strategically rethink systems in education.

Marlon, Customer Support

Marlon has a passion for problem-solving and improving efficiency. Also, he loves discovering new recipes, music, and travel destinations.

Joran, Customer Success

Joran is a former management consultant with business strategy and transformation experience in tech and healthcare. He enjoys hiking, photography and touring historical sites all throughout California, but especially in the Bay Area.

Rachel, Product Adoption

Rachel is a former physics teacher who has also supported hospitals in using healthcare technology. She is passionate about data, process improvement, and working against educational inequity. She enjoys spending time at the rock climbing gym and at home watching British baking shows.

Stef, Partnerships

Stephanie loves people, process, and snacks. When she's not visiting school districts, she enjoys planning tiny adventures, sewing quilts and organizing her family's budget.

Natalie, Customer Success

As a former HR advisor, Natalie has a passion for maximizing the potential of people and processes for an organization. She can be found hiking with her dog, trying new food, or planning her next travel adventure.

Elena, Operations

Elena previously worked in community relations at a nonprofit before joining the team at InformedK12. When not diving into Salesforce at work, you can find her skiing, rock climbing or reading and/or writing science fiction near Lake Merritt.

Juan, Engineering

Juan recently graduated from UC Berkeley. He likes to chug caffeine, plays video games, competes on Apple Watch, and keeps his teammates up to date on meme culture.

Ethan, Engineering

Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing: Ethan delights in getting teams to bring out the best in each other. He's coached engineering teams at CBS, Trulia, and Twitter, and, outside of work, a variety of Ultimate Frisbee teams. In early mornings he finds comfort in baking and would love to share recipes.

Lindsay, Customer Success

Lindsay is a Stanford human biology graduate and a former Project Manager for a SaaS company excited to combine her love for tech, people, operational efficiency, and education all into one! Outside the office, you’ll find her teaching dance fitness, reading in a coffee shop, dogsitting, or slowly but surely learning how to drive on freeways.

Avery, Designer

Avery gets very excited when technology does something useful. Outside of work, he enjoys playing soccer, making art, reading books on random topics, and doing puzzles.

Maya, Customer Support

Maya is a former admissions counselor and academic advisor with a passion for education. She loves exploring the Bay Area music scene, spending time around Lake Merritt, and ant collecting

Lucy, Customer Success

Lucy is a former educator who has also designed educational toys for the classroom. She enjoys color-coded to do lists, traveling to new places, and crafting while listening to musicals.

Serena, Customer Solutions

Serena is passionate about using education technology to create equitable education opportunities for all students and is excited to combine her experience in student success and her passion for technology to drive solutions at Informed K12. Outside of work, she loves to bake and dance, and she hopes to own a corgi some day.

Tamar, District Partnerships

Tamar is passionate about education, social justice, self compassion, holistic health, nature, and oat milk lattes - not necessarily in that order. She loves to laugh hard and often, and when she does, it literally sounds like "hahaha." She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and more than 70 stuffed animals

Mike, District Partnerships

Mike previously worked with schools to assist with copyright compliance and updating their technology. He has a passion for helping others and loves to challenge himself with endurance races and triathlons.

Briana, Customer Solutions

Briana is a former IT/management consultant with experience in business analytics, strategy, operations, and change management. From creating training materials to developing infographics, Briana loves helping people and making processes easier. Briana considers herself an aspiring foodie, so in her free time she likes to try new foods and restaurants. She also likes exploratory walking/running, catching up on Netflix, and hanging out with her cat--Peanut!

Nick, Customer Success

Nick is a former university administrator with a passion for helping students reach their full potential. He can most often be found soaking up the sun on mountains, beaches, and trails alongside his dog, Sebastian. When not outside, Nick loves to indulge in documentaries, board games, books, and banana milkshakes.

Anna, District Partnerships

After 19 years of working in public and private education, Anna was recruited out of the classroom as a math consultant for a large education company. After 15 years of that work, she combines her experience in the classroom with education management to create partnerships with school districts. Anna is beyond thrilled and proud to represent InformedK12 look forward to the many new partnerships that lay ahead!

Emily, Customer Success

Emily has spent the last 9 years working with organizations on a mission to get good food into school cafeterias and on family dinner tables through access and education. She is excited to continue working with a mission-driven team, passionate about serving school districts at Informed K12. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, eating, traveling to see great friends scattered across the country, and the endless entertainment from her kittens Parsnip and Pecorino.

Madison, Engineering

Coming from an economics background academically, Madison decided to pursue software development in order to be able to build things that would help other people

Preeti, VP of Customer Success

With 10 years of experience designing and executing enterprise post-sales solutions at SaaS companies, Preeti is excited to bring her experience to InformedK12 and contribute to the mission of building capacity for education. When not working, you can find Preeti hiking, gardening, or doing puzzles (escape rooms!).

Join our growing team

We're looking for talented product, business, support and design professionals that share our passion for education and helping school districts operate at their best.

Work at Informed K12