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.
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 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.
Rachel is a colorful nerd who loves making bad jokes, drooling over robots, and wearing outfits that match her bicycle, Sunshine.
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 loves making things look neat and orderly. He's usually either wrangling with CSS or tidying his desk up.
Teddy is a former founder who loves strategic planning and process design for scaling businesses. He is fueled by burgers and big ideas.
Jen is a former science educator passionate about helping us run efficiently. She’s an avid musician, reader, and sea otter spotter.
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 spent time wrangling Google Spreadsheets into project management tools before realizing they'd rather write code than spreadsheet formulas.
A former architect (of buildings), Rob realized he enjoyed fiddling with his computer more than drawing up construction documents.
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 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 has a passion for problem-solving and improving efficiency. Also, he loves discovering new recipes, music, and travel destinations.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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!