Our Team

Our teaching team is comprised of 600+ professional software engineers and computer science university students from around the U.S.

From over 85 universities and 60 companies, our teachers study at Harvard, Stanford and Columbia; work at NASA, Facebook and Fidelity; and have developed cybersecurity programs for the U.S. military, written code for life-saving procedures used by poison control centers, and sent satellites into space.

As we strive to empower the next generation of coders, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our team, who will be paired with students based on similar backgrounds and serve as relatable role models and mentors for our students.

46% female

40% minorities

18% first generation students

If you’re interested in joining our teaching team, click here.

Kiera Peltz

Kiera Peltz

Founder

Kiera Peltz is a Gates-Cambridge and Schwarzman Scholar, receiving master’s degrees from both the University of Cambridge (with Distinction) and Tsinghua University. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a double degree in Political Science and Happiness (with Honors). Previously, she has worked for the White House’s Innovation and Technology team.

Our Advising Team

Eva Manolis

Shutterfly

Eva Manolis

Board Member

Eva Manolis is Co-Founder of Shutterfly and a former VP at Amazon.

Gisele Ragusa

USC

Gisele Ragusa

Dr. Gisele Ragusa is a professor at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Division of Engineering Education. She co-chairs and directs USC’s STEM Education Consortium.

Jessica McKellar

Pilot / Dropbox

Jessica McKellar

Advisor

Jessica McKellar is the the founder of Pilot and the former Director of Engineering at Dropbox.

Pamit Surana

Alvarez and Marsal

Pamit Surana

Board Member

Pamit Surana is Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal and a former Managing Director at Accenture.

Ravi Pendse

Brown University

Ravi Pendse

Board Member

Ravi Pendse is VP Chief Information Officer at Brown University.

Our Teaching Team

Abhi

Facebook

Ajit

University of California, Santa Barbara

Alejandro

University of Michigan

Alex

Colorado School of Mines

Allison

University of California Riverside

Angela

Colorado University

Anna

Google

Arav

Moody Analytics

Barron

Harvard

Christopher

Altman Vilandrie/Yale

Colin

US Navy

Connor

Harvard

Dana

Duke University

Diego

Gonzaga University

Diego

Columbia University

Elon

Spotify

Eva

University of California, Santa Cruz

Evan

MIT

Ezekiel

Columbia University

Gabriella

Dimagi INC

Gavin

College of William and Mary

Helen

Cornell University

Imani

Univesrity of Illinois at Urbana Champagne

Isabella

University of Florida

Jennifer

University of Mississippi

Jerry

Vanderbilt

John

Harvard

Jonathan

US Bank

Julia

Johns Hopkins

Junius

University of Michigan

Karlly

Brown University

Kim

Wesleyan

KJ

Howard University

Larry

WH Trading LLC

Leya

University of California, Santa Cruz

Lian

George Washington University

Loten

Duke University

Luis

Standford University

Mary

Duke University

Matthew

IBM

Matthew

University of Puget Sound

Mike

Johns Hopkins

Montana

Brown

Nadani

Middlebury College

Nhan

Colorado School of Mines

Ramya

Caltech

Sam

Wesleyan

Shravya

Standford University

Tanvir

Amazon

Wesley

University of Michigan

...and many more!