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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

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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.

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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

Rachel, Engineering

Rachel is a colorful nerd who loves making bad jokes, drooling over robots, and wearing outfits that match her bicycle, Sunshine.

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.

Teddy, Customer Success

Teddy is a former founder who loves strategic planning and process design for scaling businesses. He is fueled by burgers and big ideas.

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.

Kai, Engineering

Kai spent time wrangling Google Spreadsheets into project management tools before realizing they'd rather write code than spreadsheet formulas.

Rob, Engineering

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

Leo, People Operations

Prior to joining Informed K12, Leo channeled his passion for people into defending immigrant rights. He enjoys watching college football, eating junk food, and keeping up with the latest pop culture developments.

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.

Kate, Engineering

Kate has a curiosity for understanding people, technology, and the ways in technology shape our society and lives. She loves pugs, baking, and bakeries. In her free time, she might be seen tending to her dough or wandering around in pursuit of pastries.

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

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