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Sal started Khan Academy in 2005 to help his cousins (and soon other people's cousins). In addition to setting the vision and direction for Khan Academy, he still makes a lot of videos (although he's not the only one anymore).
Sal holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard.
John designs and builds the frontend architecture, and infrastructure, of Khan Academy. He's worked on the CS platform, accessibility, internationalization, performance, and many other parts of the site.
Tom studied Mathematics, Cognitive Science and Data Science at UC Berkeley, and has spent time in the computer games industry developing cutting-edge virtual worlds.
He now manages the Content Platform team, which builds next-generation tools for content creation and internationalization.
Craig is focused on the infrastructure that supports Khan Academy, from its databases to its developer tools.
Before joining, Craig worked for Google, where he was the first employee hired by Larry and Sergey.
Tomer loves being a part of Khan Academy's mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. As a math content creator, he's focused on the world-class part, constantly working on ways to make Khan Academy's content better.
Pamela was born to a duo of Computer Scientists who told her that she could learn programming without their help, thanks to the internet. Now that she's at KA, she creates the computing curriculum to make that true!
When Pamela's not coding or teaching, she's usually playing improv games. Before KA, she worked at Coursera and Google.
Mia works with a wide variety of organizations to create and launch new and exciting content on Khan Academy. Before joining the team, she completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and graduated with a degree in history from University of California, Berkeley.
Charlotte is an advocate of individually-paced learning and has applied that principal in her own life and throughout her teaching. She majored in puzzles and games for her first degree (although her Mary Baldwin College transcript calls it mathematics and computer science, and focused her M.Ed on mathematics and language arts for middle school students.
When she is not writing content for KA, Charlotte is an active member of her local Deaf community (although she is hearing,herself) and discusses theology or practices Spanish with her husband.
Rosie is the Program Manager for the Test Prep Content Team. Previously, she was a Content Contributor at Khan Academy, writing exercises and articles for SAT, LSAT, World History, US History, Grammar, and English Language Arts grades 3-5.
In her free time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, singing, and walking her dog.
Nefaur is a Product Designer based in Brooklyn. Previously, he lived in San Francisco and worked as a Creative Technologist at Square and as a Software Engineer at Apple.
Kevin is passionate about math, computing science, and education in general. He likes building new things and wants to help transform education.
Kevin has been developing and managing software projects for a long time, most recently at Adobe and Mozilla. He has been involved in open source projects for more than a decade and is known for starting CommonJS and TurboGears.
Beyond the realm of software development, Kevin has written a series of children's fantasy novels.
Bryan works on Khan Academy's mobile apps, and loves pixel-nudging them until they're perfect!
He lives in Seattle, and enjoys cooking, running, and taking his son to the zoo. Before joining Khan Academy, he was a mobile designer at Starbucks.
Leo is a product designer and manager that enjoys organizing messy things. He loves library science, behavior science, game design & video games, and spending time with his greyhound Bea.
Before joining Khan Academy, he studied information science and worked on native apps for Target and Starbucks.
Ben studied math with a side of physics and computer science at MIT; now he works on infrastructure at Khan Academy. When he's not busy learning, teaching, or writing education-related software, he enjoys hiking, folding origami, and doing puzzles.
Matt loved his internship with Khan Academy, so, after finishing his Rice CS degree, he came back.
This should be fun.
Kim gets away with spending her entire life telling ghost stories by calling it "history."
Before coming to Khan Academy she earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina and spent a few years teaching college in Virginia.
Her favorite things are tomatoes, cats, and Abraham Lincoln, not necessarily in that order.
Jared came to Khan Academy after finishing his BS in CS at Brigham Young University. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, singing, and opining about how to make the world a better place.
Sean's ridiculously excited to be working on education technology. He's been a security developer, an animation-tools specialist, a full-time traveler, a studious six-year-old, and a student at the University of Waterloo, in no particular order.
When he's not coding, he's probably seeking out nature, taking photos, cooking, or playing guitar.
Sandeep heads Khan Academy in India and dreams of providing every kid an equal chance in life.
Prior to Khan Academy, Sandeep spent several years at IFC investing in companies in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. He later founded an edtech startup that created communities for online learners in more than 80 countries, many more than he has traveled to.
Before coming to Khan Academy, David earned a B.A. in English Literature and Film and Media Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduating, he served as the editorial director of an educational games publisher in Chicago, and as a producer, writer, and voice actor on a science fiction podcast.
Some of David’s hobbies include: podcasting, cooking, and board games of intermediate complexity. David’s favorite words: Fjord, balalaika, chthonic, chicanery, bumbershoot.
Tina is responsible for making sure that all the numbers go into the right buckets and that the number trains are operating on schedule. While she’s not at work, she is shuttling around her two kids from school to the ball field to the pitch.
Angela is responsible for day-to-day financial transactions, ensuring that the bills get paid and accounting for all the dollars and cents.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Angela worked in cash operations at First Republic Trust Company and taught English to children in South Korea. When she is not busy reconciling bank statements, Angela can be found paddling in a canoe or going for a run around the city.
Lindsay studied Nonprofit Administration at the University of Notre Dame and sees her role with Khan Academy as the perfect marriage of her two professional passions: math education and the not-for-profit sector. Prior to Khan Academy, Lindsay taught secondary math and created graduate level coursework for math educators.
In addition to being an educator, Lindsay enjoys watching college football and basketball, running, and coaching four-year-old soccer.
Julie joined Khan Academy to help ensure its long-term sustainability. She’s excited to focus on making Khan Academy’s incredible content available to anyone, anywhere, for years to come.
Previously, she worked on improving educational equity at organizations such as NewSchools Venture Fund, where she raised funds to support early-stage education entrepreneurs. She was also on the founding team at Wishbone.org, a crowd-sourced fundraising platform that sends low-income high school students to summer programs.
Julie is an avid dancer and lover of Japanese food. She received her A.B. from Princeton University.
Lizzie works on the Philanthropy team as the manager of community giving. Lizzie is an avid open water swimmer and has competed in races on both US coasts.
Before joining Khan Academy, Lizzie worked at several museums in education, development, and visitor services. Lizzie holds a B.A. in Art History from Colorado State University and a M.A. in Museum Education from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Nick takes ideas and turns them into code. He works at Khan Academy on mobile projects.
In his free time you’ll catch him hiking through the hills of California or in the kitchen cooking up something tasty.
Anthony supports the staff at Khan Academy ensuring the technology is up to date and working reliably.
Before joining Khan Academy he worked in IT for 15 years implementing and supporting technology at public & private schools.
He has a passion for technology that started at an early age and built his first computer to play the latest games.
Learning new tech and solving problems are two things he enjoys. As a hobby he enjoys designing and programming iOS/Android games.
Laurie is a nerd for online communities, and at Khan Academy gets to work with one of the internet's finest.
Before Khan Academy, Laurie helped internal teams make sense of the strange and wonderful weirdness of internet communities at various gaming and social media startups. When she's not geeking out over the amazing ways that humans interact online, she can be found exploring some part of the world trying to collect good stories.
Dhruv works on the infrastructure team at Khan Academy.
Before joining Khan Academy, Dhruv built educational technology products at Zearn and Amplify, taught high school math in Brooklyn through Teach for America, and studied Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia.
Cassey is a member of the small but mighty People Operations team at Khan Academy. She supports Khan's Product (Eng, Design, Content/PM) Leads and is usually the go-to person for any product-related offsites and events.
On the side, she likes to work on small design projects and has worked on a few for Khan. On top of that, she enjoys long distance running and cooking. And underneath it all, she's just a girl living in the moment.
Brian is a Full-stack Developer Lead in Ann Arbor, MI who loves to hack and solve problems. He loves hard problems and learning new things.
Before joining, Brian worked in healthcare, education, research, load testing, military, and power management. When not hacking, Brian can be found riding his road bike, nerding out in the kitchen, camping, or goofing around with his kids.
Paul covers Khan Academy’s relationships with foundation and corporate supporters. He came to Khan Academy after working in both for-profit and policy organizations. Outside of work, he likes to spend time hiking, skiing, reading, and doing the Sunday crossword. Paul holds a B.A. in international relations from Brown and an M.A. in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Nick is super excited to be working with the great folks at Khan Academy to improve education for everyone, everywhere.
His professional history includes starting small businesses and writing clean code at startups. He's a big fan of being happy, technology and how it can help the world, reading, tea, and all situations that provide backdrops for exceptionally long conversations (camping, hiking, or hosting dinner parties).
Michael has joined Khan Academy after years of building all kinds of software, everything from embedded devices to video games.
He likes dodging trees and sharks while mountain biking and scuba diving, respectively.
Lauren leads marketing initiatives to spread the word about Khan Academy to people around the world. Prior to Khan Academy, Lauren developed marketing strategies for Woodside Hotels. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Communications from UC Davis and an MBA from UC Berkeley. In her spare time she loves cooking, reading, and watching Broadway musicals.
Before joining Khan Academy, Dave ran a test prep and college counseling firm in New York, and worked with students all over the world.
Our goal is to be equal parts coach, mechanic, statistician and guru, occasionally with a little firefighter and comedian thrown in. We love helping our learners build their confidence and boost their scores with concrete techniques, strategies, and explanations that are warm, rigorous and candid. We hope to inspire our students to reach their targets and pursue their dreams.
Caroline Hu Flexer leads the Khan Academy Kids team. Before Khan Academy, Caroline was the CEO and Co-Founder of Duck Duck Moose which joined Khan Academy in 2016. Duck Duck Moose is a creator of 21 award-winning educational apps with over 60 million downloads. Caroline also previously worked in product management and as a design consultant at IDEO.
Caroline has an AB in Architecture from Princeton, attended the Master in Architecture program at Harvard, and has an MBA from Stanford.
Queeny leads the talented design team at Khan Academy Kids! She helps to bring the visual vision of Khan Kids’ educational experience and original characters to life, so that kids around the world can fall in love with learning.
Queeny has a multidisciplinary design background in graphic design, illustration, web, and animation. She has a BA in visual communications from UC Davis.
Lorraine is a program manager for Khan Academy Kids specializing in social media marketing and customer support for the Khan Academy Kids community.
Lorraine has spent 10 years in the field of children's educational apps as a tech blogger and marketer. She's delighted to support Khan Academy Kids - the world's best educational app for kids. In her spare time, she parents two teen girls and spends as much time as possible in the local mountains - sun, rain, or snow!
Philip is working on Khan Academy Kids, and he loves coding and developing valuable applications. He is working remotely from Changsha, China.
Dave is an artist working on Khan Academy Kids creating illustrations and stories.
In his free time, he enjoys drawing, painting and going on adventures with his family. Dave collects vintage children's books and has illustrated a few children's books.
Michael is the CTO and Architect of Khan Academy Kids. Previously, Michael was the CTO and Co-Founder of Duck Duck Moose, a creator of 21 award-winning educational apps with over 60 million downloads. He was also a founding architect at C3.ai and Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle, and a software engineer at Skydata and Gain Technologies.
Michael has a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Dave leads a team focused on managing partnerships with school districts across the United States to support teachers and improve student outcomes.
Prior to Khan Academy, Dave was a high school math teacher in San Antonio and Redwood City. Outside of work, he enjoys visiting used book stores, exercising, and playing board / card games.
Hannah fell in love with Khan Academy while developing an introductory computer science curriculum for middle school students. She interned at KA in 2015 and is thrilled to be back full-time!
Her favorite activities include baking and biking.
Kim joined Khan Academy in September 2016, and now leads the Animation Team at Khan Academy Kids.
She enjoys using the arts to inspire learning and laughs. Before Khan Academy, she worked for TV production studios, including Bento Box Entertainment, Titmouse Inc., and DHX Media.
Kim also has fond memories of teaching after school classes through Root Division and the YMCA.
Odelia is super excited to be part of the Finance Team to help make sure all transactions, big and small, are accounted for accurately. Prior to joining Khan Academy, she was also working in finance at PG&E and Gap Inc.
Outside of work, Odelia enjoys reading, traveling to exotic and unexplored places, learning new things, visiting cute card and paper shops, admiring the color changes in leaves during fall season, and attending basketball games. She also volunteers at a mentorship program monthly to hopefully inspire and guide students to take charge of their learning.
Sanyukta is a designer who is excited to work on products that bring the world forward. She's had a mishmash of experiences - from working freelance, interning at a giant corporation and working at a design agency, to being an in-house brand and UX designer at a tiny startup.
Sanyukta enjoys cookouts with friends and family, traveling, collecting gorgeous cookbooks, putting a fried egg on everything and battling her Goodreads reading list.
Todd leads Khan Academy's user research efforts to help the team build empathy with, and design for, the students, teachers, district leaders, and parents who use Khan Academy. He's been in education on and off during his career with stints at DePaul University's teaching and learning center and as an education volunteer for the US Peace Corps.
When he's not on school visits with Khan Academy users, Todd enjoys riding bikes, boxing, learning piano, and a fine whiskey (single large rock in it please). He's also a part time photographer and full-time Christmas enthusiast.
Ragini works in the Data Science team at Khan Academy. She's a Virginia Tech alumnus and comes from OSIsoft where she created software for real-time data. She's fascinated by the impact Khan Academy has made and will make in uplifting the lives of so many people, worldwide. She loves Mathematics, playing badminton, swimming and eating desserts.
Amos works on the infrastructure team at Khan Academy. Previously he helped create the Zope web framework and did a bunch of public art projects. He likes building kites and horsing around with his daughter.
Aasmund is a geek of all trades who grew up in Norway (where winter isn't only coming, it's been there all the time). Since discovering programming at the age of twelve, it has been his greatest hobby. While studying at the university, he discovered his love for teaching, and started giving extra lectures to his fellow students.
When not teaching or programming, Aasmund enjoys reading, playing classical piano, hiking, and bragging about the three extra letters in the Norwegian alphabet: Æ, Ø, and Å.
Alice is an ardent believer in growth mindset, lifelong learning and quality education for all. Prior to Khan Academy, she specialized in marketing and business development before transitioning to software engineering.
Alice enjoys reading (especially SFF, Historical Fiction and YA, writing, traveling and being a foodie.
Ginny joined Khan Academy in December 2016 to help Sal realize his vision of creating free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Ginny spent the bulk of her career at Intuit running various business units and functional groups. Ginny holds a dual-BA degree from Brown University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Felipe joined Khan Academy after an almost 20 year career working for the NBC Television stations in San Diego and in the SF Bay Area. He's won seven regional and one national Emmy award for his sports and investigative work and he's honored by the privilege to now be sharing the stories of Khan Academy with you.
Ashish joined Khan Academy in 2017 with a dream of making world-class math content aligned to Indian curriculum. He tries to inspire students with his videos and exercises.
Before Khan Academy, he spent a few years mentoring school students for IITJEE and graduate students for CAT.
He never finishes any conversation without at least trying to be funny.
Nancy heads up the effort of figuring out "how do we make students aware of Khan Academy's excellent stuff?" She gets to create fun things like TV ads and School contests.
Before joining Khan Academy, Nancy worked at Intuit, Good Technology, and Mattel, and has an MBA from University of California, Berkeley. In her spare time, she watches reality TV and hunts Pokemon with her 8-year old daughter (gotta catch 'em all!)
Jacque manages partnerships and develops processes to help the content team scale. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Jacque worked as a community college program manager and helped young adults navigate life decisions, from choosing a career to planning for their financial future.
Katherine Morris is Vice President of Content at Khan Academy. In this role, she leads the team responsible for creating instructional videos, articles and practice exercises worldwide.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Katherine was Director of Product Management in the small business division at Intuit. Her roles included leading the QuickBooks International, Payroll and Self-Help Content product management teams. Before joining Intuit, Katherine worked as a business analyst in Accenture's Strategic Services Group and co-founded Bayshore Consulting, a boutique consulting firm focused on the credit card industry.
Katherine received her undergraduate degree at Stanford, where she majored in Human Biology. She also attended Harvard Business School, where she received a Masters in Business Administration.
Marta leads the engineering team in building learning experiences that provide a world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Marta taught math before developing software and is excited to now combine her passions in service to the Khan Academy mission. In the meantime, she held multiple leadership roles at HP, Intuit, and SCI Solutions. Marta holds a BA in Mathematics (Kent State University, an MS in Mathematics (University of Illinois, and an MS in Computer Science,(University of Minnesota).
Austin's self-stated life goal is to learn everything about everything. Since that might take a while, he's starting with the fun stuff.
Using skills acquired during undergrad at Stanford (game theory and risk aversion, a Masters of Analytics program at Northwestern (predictive algorithms, and a two-year stint as a Data Scientist at Facebook (Python programming, Austin spent a year-long sabbatical perfecting a model that helps him choose which kicker to draft for his fantasy football team. It performs 3% better than the baseline and is likely his crowning achievement.
Before Khan Academy, Leah earned a B.A. in Political Science and Women's Studies and taught for U.S. History for two years at a charter high school in Houston. When she's not spending her time listening to podcasts about the Supreme Court, she spends her free time playing any and every card game out there and watching a whole bunch of superhero movies.
Julia is a Product Manager, focusing on scaling the impact of Khan Academy. She was previously a Product Manager at Edmodo. Julia has a BA from UC Berkeley, an EdM from Harvard, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Julia started her career in education as a classroom teacher.
Diana helps keep Khan Academy and its learners safe. She is a problem solver and an optimizer. She is always looking for alternate routes to take.
Diana spends her free time hiking or skiing the mountains of Colorado, depending on the season. When it's rainy, she enjoys board games with friends.
Jason was a former classroom teacher and technology coordinator. He ran Yahoo!’s Kids and Education businesses after leaving teaching, and has been working at various education, gaming, and entertainment startups over the past decade.
Kelli is a researcher who is passionate about solving problems by gathering and analyzing data. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Kelli spent 10 years at Pearson researching the impact of professional development on teacher practice and student outcomes. She also headed up international impact evaluation studies for K12 at Pearson. Before Pearson, she spent a few years at one of the Regional Educational Labs and a small edtech consulting firm conducting program evaluations o f,various technology initiatives. Her Ph.D. and M.A. are in education from UCLA and her B.A. is in psychology and statistics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Joelle works on Khan Academy Kids as an illustrator for the in app books.
She is passionate about character design and illustration for mediums such as film, video games, books, and comics. She also has a love for dance, which she believes brings a unique point of view as she works! Along with dance, she finds inspiration among pastel colors, circus arts, astrology, and confectionaries (especially ice cream, which all make their way into her work in some form or another.
She considers the characters in KA Kids to be her children.
Grace is on the Khan Academy Kids team and is excited to build educational experiences for the youngest learners. She is passionate about early education and technology, eagerly combining the two to expand learning opportunities for all.
Before joining Khan Academy, she studied Cognitive Science, Japanese, and Early Education at UCLA.
Jeff has been developing software since he was ten (with breaks for food, sleep, etc.). His aim when engineering is to make things easy to get right and hard to get wrong.
Originally from England, Jeff is based out of Austin, TX, where he lives with his two cats, Barry and Shaun. When not writing code, Jeff enjoys playing videogames, writing songs, and talking about going to the gym soon.
Jeff taught high school math and AP Statistics for 10 years in Kalamazoo, MI before coming to Khan Academy to join the content team. When he's not creating math and stats content, he enjoys playing and watching soccer, cooking, learning new things, playing fetch with his cat, and solving math problems for pure fun and glory.
Shawn first developed a passion for education by watching Sal's TED talk, leading him to become a TA at a coding bootcamp, which then lead to teaching a course on Web Dev at Simon Fraser University. Coming full circle, he now leads a team of Engineers building amazing education software for learners around the world!
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Shawn lead Engineering at Mobify in Vancouver, growing it from a tiny startup to a large 100+ person team. When he's not building products, Shawn likes to go cycling, play hockey, read, play video games, travel and try new food! He received his Bachelors in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.
Erica believes in design as a tool for social change and seeks opportunities to work on things that make people’s lives better. Before joining Khan Academy, she served on the Hillary for America design team, built user-friendly government services at 18F, designed data literacy curricula at MIT's Civic Data Design Lab, and developed brands and interactive experiences at 2x4.
Diana is a member of the PM team, working with engineering and design to build out Khan Academy’s experience for users. She’s currently focused on enabling district leaders to accelerate Khan Academy in the classroom.
Before Khan Academy, Diana held software PM roles at ProQuest Ebooks, metromile, and Financial Engines. In her spare time she enjoys going low tech--baking, sewing, hiking, rollerblading and the occasional yoga retreat.
As VP of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Catherine leads the team responsible for expanding reach of Khan Academy via partnerships, including working with school districts and teachers to integrate Khan Academy into the school curriculum.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Catherine held leadership roles in sales & marketing at Quicken and at Intuit; she also previously worked in the strategy group at Charles Schwab and as a management consultant at McKinsey. Catherine has a BS in Chemical Engineering, a MS in Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, and a MBA from Stanford.
Paul works on the Khan Academy Kids team. He is thrilled to be creating fun educational experiences for little learners around the world. Paul's background includes a mix of product and classroom experience, and he's excited to bring those together at Khan Academy.
Allison works closely with colleagues across the organization to secure and manage the funding that allows Khan Academy to reach learners across the globe. She has been working in the non-profit sector for over a decade, first for USAID and more recently for research and implementing agencies in the public health sector. Allison joined Khan Academy after spending five years in India working on newborn health.
Danielle is a Product Analyst at Khan Academy. She uses data to help people make better decisions for our learners.
When not puzzling over analytical questions, Danielle enjoys reading, writing, and cooking. On the weekends you can usually find her playing outside: scuba diving, snowboarding, ATVing, or camping with her husband and cat. She is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sujata comes to Khan Academy after many years developing and managing software initiatives in fintech. She helps the Coaching & Coached Learning engineering team work on creating new, impactful ways for teachers and students to use Khan Academy in the classroom.
Outside of work you will find her at local famers markets or hiking one of the many glorious Bay Area trails!
Libby enjoys transforming complicated data into actionable insights. At Khan Academy, she helps the marketing team spread the word that anyone can learn anything. Outside of work, you can find her climbing rocks or attempting to surf.
Paul joined Khan Academy in 2017 to lead DevOps and to ensure that the site runs really well and learners can count on it being available to them.
Prior to Khan Academy, Paul lead the building of many Enterprise applications and managed Cloud initiatives and technology at companies such as Intuit and Novell. He also spent over 10 years founding and building his own Internet startup’s. When not working with computers he pursues his passion of Squash, Windsurfing and flying Paramotors.
Mita is excited to join the engineering team at Khan Academy where she will focus on tools, infrastructure, automation and quality. Prior to KA, Mita has spent several years in the tech industry at Mentor Graphics, HP, Yahoo, Symantec and a start-up called Fireclick (aka Digital River). Mita has a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University.
Mita is passionate about education and in her spare time likes to teach young children to code. She has been the co-coach of her son’s Robotic’s team for the past 5 years.
Mita loves to cook (only gourmet and preferably desserts!, exploring the world with her family and attending concerts - Lady Gaga, Sting, JT, Pink Flyod being her favorite ones.
Bharath joined Khan Academy in 2017 and heads the localisation efforts in India. Before this, he was teaching in the School of Continuous Education at the Azim Premji University.
He liaises with various Indian state governments and non-profit organisations to strategise and guide them in setting up teams & processes that make Khan Academy accessible in native Indian languages.
Carina is a program manager for Khan Academy in Brazil and she is enthusiastic about social transformation through education. She has worked with LearnStorm, the Ambassadors' program and BNCC at Khan, and today she's responsible for the district partnerships program.
She was a teacher for 11 years and although she misses being in classrooms, she's happy to bring quality education in scale to Brazilian classrooms.
Tom leads the Humanities Content team at Khan Academy, serving learners of history, English, government and politics, and more! Pre-Khan, he’s worked as a tech support lead, IB prep course manager, schools workshop facilitator, ESL teacher, and an actor and writer for theater and radio.
In his extra-Khan time, Tom enjoys spending time with his kids, playing guitar, running, cycling, and thinking about how it would be fun to write a novel one day.
Jeremy is a mobile engineer working on the iOS and Android apps at Khan Academy. He's been building software of one sort or another for over 20 years.
When he's not reading about the latest trends in computing he spends his time with his wife, snowboarding, or running.
Ghis dreams that all Peruvian students use Khan Academy to access a better world-class education. Therefore, she works building alliances with the public and private sector, encouraging schools to use the platform as a useful tool for teachers.
Before joining Khan Academy, Ghis worked in the Ministry of Education and NGOs in Peru, participated in the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program in Georgetown University and loves to travel around the world.
Anthony helps users across the world can find the free educational content on Khan Academy from search engines. Before arriving at Khan Academy, he spent time doing e-commerce SEO and consulting for a wide range of clients.
Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife Jenna and his two boys (Everett & Elias). Playing Nintendo, family board game night, watching a Vikings game or heading to the lake cabin are pretty typical plans for a weekend.
Amanda believes that education is the key to a better future for her country. She loves Khan Academy and is excited about bringing this high-quality content to Brazil. She leads the teams responsible for content localization and local content creation.
Amanda has been working in Education for over 10 years. She has experienced many different roles, from educational franchise manager to teacher trainer, as well as being a mentor for teachers and school coordinators. In recent years she had been focusing on course material development, being an editor and member of the R&D department of an EFL publisher and franchiser.
Amanda holds a BA from PUC, an MBA from FGV, and a graduate degree in teaching from SENAC.
Mark has always enjoyed learning, teaching and empowering others. Before joining Khan Academy, he designed and built software at companies such as Apple, TestFlight and Mobify. Mark is the creator of Factory Boy, a popular testing framework for Python, and has been published by the American Institute of Physics. He holds a BA in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.
When not at his computer, you will often find Mark hiking, biking or climbing.
When he is not writing code he is probably building or flying drones, BBQing, or watching Netflix.
Meaghan enjoyed nine years as a high school science teacher before coming to Khan Academy. She continues to support and advocate for educators by leading Khan Academy’s US Professional Learning.
Outside of work Meaghan enjoys learning about sharks and watching sports with her family.
Elle is a digital marketer with over 10 years of experience in web development, SEM, SEO, email and social media marketing. She also dabbles in product marketing and data analytics at Khan Academy.
Outside of work, she's a gardener, conservation advocate, and an aspiring outdoor adventurist. Elle loves nature.
Neha loves to learn new things and teach everyone. When she is not nerding out on her laptop, she can be found reading, or baking or gardening.
Jordan knows that people want to change the world. She heads up Community Giving so that more people can be part of our collective effort to provide a world class education for anyone, anywhere.
Prior to joining Khan Academy she was saving the world in a variety of ways and roles at The Nature Conservancy. She also has faint memories of years in public relations and communications for technology companies. She’s an addicted hiker and backpacker, intrepid traveler, serious shoe collector and strictly amateur wildlife spotter.
Ankita is a big believer in living with a healthy disregard for the impossible, and has always sought high-impact roles. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Ankita worked in various Silicon Valley startups and big-tech companies, was a product fellow at Kleiner Perkins, and spent several years in management consulting. She holds a B.S Electrical Engineering from UT-Austin and an MBA from MIT.
Outside of work, Ankita is a voracious book-worm (generally finishing ~1 book/week, weekend hiking aficionado, amateur chef, and most recently - has taken up acrylic & oil painting.
Anna is proud to work with a community of international volunteers and nonprofit organizations who translate and localize educational content to accelerate Khan Academy's mission of a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Anna held various product, program, and operations roles in the human rights, environmental, and global literacy programs at Benetech, and software consulting and data analysis roles at Manugistics.
Anna received a B.A. in Math, and a Master's degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, both from Cornell University.
When not working, Anna enjoys many types of music and dance, and spending time near the ocean whenever possible!
Adam enjoys making software bigger and faster. After working at Google and Microsoft, he's excited to help change the way eductation is delivered.
When not coding, Adam enjoys learning new things with his 5 kids.
Before joining Khan Academy, Corey helped hundreds of students to improve their standardized test scores. He is very humbled by the fact that, through his work here at Khan, that number is now in the millions.
Corey enjoys the ocean, blues guitar, and stories of all shapes and sizes.
Russell believes that good software can change lives. He strives to make his work fun to use and accessible to all. When not coding, he likes to go on trips and take many out of focus pictures.
Juan works on the Frontend infrastructure team. Passionate about Design systems, tooling and web performance.
Before joining Khan Academy, Juan worked in multiple companies in Colombia and Canada. When not coding, he likes biking, playing soccer and hanging out with his family.
Jordan is a life-long autodidact who would still be a rueful Starb*cks barista today if not for free and self-guided education. They are pleased as punch to be able to give back to this community.
When not coding, Jordan can be found flailing about gracelessly in a Vive VR headset.
Sarah believes in lifelong learning. She earned an MA in English at Tennessee Technological University and taught college English in both the US and Asia prior to her career as a quality engineer. She is thrilled to continue supporting education through attention to detail in quality engineering at Khan Academy.
Sarah enjoys hiking, reading all the exhibit signs in museums, singing, and playing cooperative survival crafting computer games.
Karla believes in the power of education to change lives. At Khan Academy she is able to partner with supporters who share that belief to help secure the funding that enables a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Karla spent time in college access and teaching. She’s an avid traveler who is always planning her next solo trip and an active volunteer in her community. You’ll often find her coaching aspiring first-generation college students or participating in local initiatives aimed at creating a more equitable society.
Alexis started making websites during the Flash and guestbook craze of the early 2000's and hasn't stopped since. In spite of those trying beginnings, today they focus on development to make the web and world a better place.
In the off hours, they enjoy Broadway shows, reading, and playing games of both the board and video variety
Warren is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, and tinkerer. He loves building things, tending to rare succulents, and spending time with his family.
Before joining Khan Academy, he helped lead design on projects at Vox Media, co-founded a non-profit newspaper, and built a civic startup called City2.
Sometimes he pretends to own single engine planes while chilling in Tehachapi.
Vijay joined Khan Academy in May 2018 to lead the Quality Engineering team. Prior to Khan Academy, Vijay has led Quality Engineering teams at companies likes Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente & Kodak.
Outside work Vijay is a nature lover and also enjoys listening to music.
Michael Johnson is the chief financial officer at Khan Academy.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Michael lead financial planning and analysis at Intuit for US channel sales and international business. He’s had a 20-year career in finance in various roles including Financial Planning & Analysis and finance operations at Intuit. Prior to Intuit, he held roles in internal audit at LSI Logic Semiconductors and external audit with Arthur Andersen. He is a CPA and has a degree in finance and accounting from Texas A&M University.
Michael serves as the treasurer on the board of directors for Farm Stay U.S., a nonprofit designed to connect guests to small, working farms and ranches across the United States.
Kat believes in education as a means to a better world. After earning her B.A. in Latin American Studies at Vassar College and working in education for over 10 years, she found a perfect niche at Khan Academy as its Spanish Content Manager. Having both taught in the classroom and worked in textbook publishing, she's delighted to be part of Khan's effort to bring innovative learning to students around the world.
Kat also believes travel is a means to a broader education and frequently embarks on trips with her family, who occupy the other half of her time!
Lilli is a Senior Software Engineer, maker, and artist. A mobile developer for over ten years, she joins Khan Academy to work on the iOS and Android apps.
In her free time, she's often playing on her phone, making something new, or taking her art installations on tour around the west coast and the world.
An loves to make data tidy.
Outside work, I ponder about why my two kids are unbearably adorable; am I biased or not?
Angela is a Production Artist on the Khan Academy Kids team. She helps ensure the design quality of the artwork and content going into the Khan Academy Kids app. She is passionate about working on a mission-driven team to help create a free, fun, and educational experience for kids around the world.
When she's not making gifs of the Khan Academy Kids characters, she enjoys film photography, petting cats, and short walks to a coffee shop.
Jason is a full-stack web developer working on the learning platform team at Khan Academy. Before joining he spent his time building websites and mobile apps for Mobify and TripAdvisor.
When he's not at his computer he can be found in the great outdoors rock climbing, skiing, or hiking.
Boris is a python developer on the infrastructure team. Passionate about education, he also teaches at a coding bootcamp in Vancouver, Canada.
When he's not coding, he spends time bike touring, rock climbing, exploring new documentaries, and playing bad music to experiment with his audience.
Hung has more than 17 years of experience in software quality assurance. Passionate and dedicated to releasing quality products, he is super excited to be part of Khan Academy and help give back to the community. He recently learned that his niece is actually using Khan Academy to prep for her SAT test. Prior to Khan Academy, Hung was a champion for product quality at LinkedIn for nearly 8 years. Outside of work, Hung enjoys spending time with his first baby boy and family,,followed by running, cycling and sipping on a cup of Philz coffee.
Susan loves working with others to turn visions into reality. Before joining Khan Academy, Susan helped shape new product concepts and technologies at Amazon Lab126. Outside of work, she enjoys running local trails, hiking near the coast, consuming poetry, and editing photos on her smartphone. She believes in the future.
Before Khan Academy, Natália worked teaching math to students of a Foundation in Brazil, she graduated in Physics and Mathematics at Unicamp, one of the most renowned universities in Brazil. Passionate about people, education and technology she always seeks to unite these passions and at Khan Academy this is possible.
Outside of work, Natália likes to spend her time with family and friends and she is always looking for the next travel destination.
Ana Lúcia holds a BA in Physics, a Master’s degree in Biophysics and a PhD in Biophysics and Biochemistry from USP. She has been working in Education as a teacher for over 15 years and with teacher training and capacity building since 2008.
When she’s not creating science content, she’s usually playing with her dogs, bicycling, cooking or going to the beach.
Dan’s responsible for getting the story about Khan Academy to teachers, parents, and learners around the world.
Outside of work Dan seeks adventure and learning. He enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and photography.
Sandi joined Khan Academy in August 2018 to head up the finance function in the Delhi, India office. Prior to joining us, Sandi was a consultant with Booksmart Solutions LLC and technical manager of the not-for-profit team at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). A first-generation college graduate, Sandi holds a masters degree in accounting from North Carolina State University and a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.
Outside of the office, Sandi enjoys travelling, playing flute and practicing yoga.
Nada is passionate about education since she was TAing for computer science classes during college. After completing her internship at Khan Academy, Nada was eager to continue working with an incredible team that wants to provide free, world-class education to everyone, everywhere.
When she's not coding, Nada loves hanging out and playing games.
Jason joined Khan Academy in 2018 and loves working with talented, fun people solving important problems that have positive impact for customers. Jason built Intuit's QuickBooks, has experience building startups and recently lead front-end engineering at Financial Engines.
Away from work you can find Jason playing tennis, golf, ultimate frisbee, and hanging out with his family.
Adam has taught science to high school students and teachers in Cameroon, to college students at Colgate University, and to students all over the world as a curriculum designer and manager at IXL Learning. He earned his Masters degree while studying how DNA methylation affects the structure and function of chromatin, and his Doctoral degree while investigating the ecological and genetic consequences of polyploidy in flowering plants.
At Khan Academy, Adam leads the US Academic Content Team’s efforts to create world-class courses on topics in ELA, the Humanities, Math, and the Sciences. When he’s not doing that, you’ll likely find him riding a motorcycle with his pup sidekick Pistachio, flying a drone, or planning for the next road trip.
Lauren is a scientist-turned-educator who is excited to be creating chemistry content at Khan Academy! Before coming to Khan, Lauren was a curriculum designer at IXL, where she developed fun and engaging science lessons for middle school. Lauren holds a PhD in chemistry from Caltech.
In her spare time, Lauren loves to travel (40 countries and counting!, hone her cooking and baking skills, and hike all over the Bay Area.
Robert is a software quality engineer with over 4 years of experience. Robert works with android, iOS and PC software and hardware.
He loves learning, is analytical, focused, and organized. When he is not working he loves spending time with his wife and son and playing obscure video games.
Ann loves working on teams to create impactful, beneficial web apps. She’s passionate about web performance and software engineering best practices.
Once a small-town farm girl, Ann now lives in a big, colorful city with her teenage daughter and partner. Her interests include music, literature, art, psychology and culture. She likes learning about all kinds of things.
Patrick feels incredibly privileged to be able to direct his obsession with data towards creating better content and learning experiences for Khan Academy learners on a daily basis.
After a decade-long career in big finance spanning London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Manila, and an MBA from London Business School and MIT, he's since worked his way through tech companies looking for creative ways to help people learn. Now in the Bay Area, he's found his home at Khan Academy amongst towering redwoods and eager, spirited minds.
When not exploring numbers, you'll find him exploring lands far and near, jungles natural and concrete, always intrigued with the varied people and cultures and places in this big small world of ours (and taking photos along the way).
Raph designs to help people make sense of complex problems. He currently leads design efforts for Khan Academy's learning platform team and where he helps frame Khan Academy's design approach to pedagogical learning. Before Khan Academy, Raph prototyped novel experiences for artificial intelligence at IBM Research, designed iOS apps with Apple, and taught Media Arts at USC.
Joe manages day-to-day office operations at Khan Academy including vendor management, events and real estate needs.
Away from the office he enjoys time with family, music, hobbies and yearly trips to his favorite beaches. Fan of breakfast burritos and proud minivan driver.
Erik loves technology, learning new things, and solving problems. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Erik was a Tech Lead and Engineering Manager at Morningstar where he helped build a retirement product that helped people reach their financial goals. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Loyola University Chicago.
Outside of work, he enjoys exploring the city, playing videos games, and trying new food.
Inessa focuses on supporting and growing relationships with Khan's strategic partners, such as test prep partners, NWEA, Google Education and many others in order to expand usage of Khan tools in the classrooms and independently.
Before joining Khan Academy Inessa spent 4 years building strategic partnerships with universities and companies at Coursera. Prior to that she had been working in communications for 8+ years, including 6 years at Google.
Inessa speaks English and Russian.
Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Kami joined the Khan Academy math team in 2018 from Erie, PA. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology at Allegheny College and received her M.A. in Education from University of Colorado.
Before joining the Khan team, Kami was a teacher and instructional coach in the elementary grades in Colorado and Philadelphia. Kami enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and chasing around her daughter.
Allison is part of the small but mighty team working to create ELA content. Before coming to Khan, Allison was a reading teacher, a literacy specialist, a librarian, and a literacy coach.
When she's not working, Allison loves to read (of course!, go to the beach, and cook.
Vicki leads Khan Academy’s Learning Sciences team, helping teams across the company incorporate best practices from learning science research into our daily work.
Outside of Khan Academy, Vicki is or has been a curriculum designer, elementary math teacher, mother, reader, hiker, meditator, and friend. She is currently learning to roller skate - we’ll see!
Pragya joined Khan Academy in 2019 and focuses on Automation and Quality. Prior to KA, she worked at VMware. She holds a Master's degree in Software Engineering from San Jose State University.
Outside work Pragya likes music, art and making trips.
Kathy is excited to work at a place that is re-imagining education. Prior to KA, she worked at Intuit, Kayak, created the iPad apps RetirePlan, MathGraph and FactFamilies, and taught AP CS A Java to high school students.
Outside work Kathy likes reading, hiking, and politics.
Ruslan is an automation engineer in the Quality Engineering team. Passionate about machine learning, blockchain and web developing.
When not Python hacking, Aric can often be found hiking with a wolf pack.
Matt has a lifelong passion for learning and education. His last gig before Khan Academy was at Ithaka, a not for profit serving academic institutions and researchers.
When he's not writing code, he can be found on the mountain bike trail.
Megan is a science content creator at Khan Academy, specializing in biology. She has a PhD from UC Berkeley where she studied the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria cause diseases in plants. Megan loves thinking about how best to teach biology concepts, and is excited to help learners discover a passion for science through her work at Khan Academy.
Aimee supports the Khan Academy Kids team as their Office Manager. She manages daily operations, snack stocking, and office organization. Aimee is a former Pre-K teacher and loves being on a team that's committed to equalizing educational opportunities for our youngest learners.
Aimee enjoys reading, cooking, and taking her dogs to the park. She is originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Angelo is a frontend focused engineer that is passionate about delivering awesome products that truly benefit users.
Outside of the office, you may find Angelo transmitting on Amateur Radio frequencies (KK6LDH, letting magic smoke out of electronics, futzing with his cars, or off in the mountains camping.
Adam is a software developer with a passion for building useful and understandable user experiences. Before working at Khan Academy he built software for several companies in the US and Germany.
In his free time, Adam likes to read, play video games, and travel.
Aviv works on strengthening, elevating and celebrating our community of practice through our Khan Academy Ambassador Program and Teach With Khan educator communities. Given her background teaching and coaching in the NYC school system, Aviv especially enjoys partnering with Khan educators to develop resources for differentiating instruction, engaging students, and driving both teacher and student ownership around learning and growth mindset.
When not in conversation with teachers, Aviv can be found on a yoga mat, running in the park, or reading.
As the daughter of a mad scientist, Six feels it's her mission to bring order to chaos while spreading fun. A long time Silicon Valley veteran, she's worked at diverse companies from Apple to Napster.
In her spare time, Six enjoys writing science fiction, making video games, and writing short autobiographies in the third person.
Albert is an advocate for education equality and volunteered in schools building tools with teachers for robotics and engineering education. Prior to Khan Academy, Albert was a chemical engineer developing process models, building databases, and managing large international industrial projects. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Outside of Khan Academy, Albert enjoys traveling, writing, hiking, and cooking.
Liz is a backend developer with previous experience working on large scale products at AWS. She's passionate about learning and excited to join the Learning Platform team at Khan Academy.
In her spare time Liz does search and rescue with King County, paints, and attempts to keep up with her massive backlog of books to read.
Salman is a Computer Engineering graduate from Rutgers University - New Brunswick. He loves to play sports like basketball, volleyball, and squash in his free time.
Carolina is excited to work on the Portuguese course in order to help Brazilian students increase their knowledge and gain confidence. She has degrees in both Portuguese and English and a Master Degree in Education, all from the University of Sao Paulo. Prior to joining Khan Academy, she spent 8 years working as a textbook editor and author.
Carolina is grateful for all of the educational opportunities she has had and wishes to help provide better educational opportunities to as many people as possible.
Irene is a designer on the Marketing, Product and Philanthropy team. She works on projects that help maintain and develop Khan Academy’s brand and visual language.
When she’s not giving her pup Didi belly rubs, you’ll find her selling second hand clothes on Postmark or watching anime on Crunchyroll.
Sophie works to make sure Khan Academy Kids is used by little learners everywhere.
Prior to this, she worked on scaling Khan Academy, and in between, she did a stint at grad school. For this, she has been crowned a Khan Academy Boomerang. Achievement unlocked!
She has degrees in politics, law, and public policy.
After receiving his M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Duo has been everything from a pastry cook to a futures broker. Right before joining Khan Academy, he was the Director of Curriculum at Academic Approach, a tutoring and test prep company in Chicago.
When he is not developing test prep content, Duo serves as board member and treasurer of the audio drama nonprofit HartLife NFP, cooks for humans (and sometimes cats, and tries to be low-key entertaining in life. He loves precise measurements and other people's secrets, and he probably likes you.
Cat has a degree in Psychology, and taught ESL in South Korea and worked in Special Education before beginning to study software engineering as a hobby. Working at Khan Academy allows her to develop her passion for software and continuous learning while still giving back to students.
Cat’s other interests include reading and listening to audiobooks, going on outdoor adventures with family and friends, picking up new hobby projects, and sometimes even finishing them.
Rachel is a backend engineer working on the Content Platform team. She loves coding and is thrilled that she gets to do it as her job.
In her free time she likes to travel, cook, and play with animals of all kinds.
Michael Chanover is the vice president of design. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Michael served as the vice president of design and user experience at NerdWallet, where he led a team of designers, researchers, and writers across product design, research, and brand toward solutions that enabled consumers to make financial decisions with confidence.
Michael also previously served as vice president of design at Shopkick, a mobile loyalty platform; chief creative officer for Fingerprint, a gaming platform; and vice president of product for the Alsop-Louie portfolio company, Kidlandia. Michael was the global creative director of web and brand at the educational toy company, LeapFrog Enterprises, where he led brand and user experience design. Michael spent four years in the San Francisco and New York offices of Frogdesign as executive producer and general manager.
Michael was the recipient of the UNESCO Design for Rehabilitation Award and has lectured, written, and taught on the subject of design. He holds a BFA in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design and is an adjunct professor in the interaction design department at the California College of the Arts.
Amy is a technical recruiter that loves all things food, cats, video games, and internet meme related. Before joining Khan Academy, she studied Psychology and also went to Culinary School for Baking and Pastry.
Sidnei has joined as Country Manager for Khan Academy Brazil to lead our local partnerships and programs and scale up our operation to reach increasingly more learners in the coming years. He brings experience from Telecommunications, Technology, and Management Consulting industries and holds an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School and a BS in Electronics Engineering from ITA.
Stephanie loves all things social media and online community. She leads the social team that brings out the joy for Khan Academy's virbant community of learners, teachers, and parents.✨
She gets to tell stories for her day job. Reads stories for leisure. Finds stories by exploring with her husband and their big, floofy dog.
Dave is a backend engineer working on the infrastructure team. He's an advocate of high quality comprehensive code. Before coming to Khan Academy, he worked at JSTOR
In his free time, you can usually find Dave playing with his kids, reading a book, watching a movie, playing video games, or cooking. Possibly all at the same time.
Sharon taught high school English for eighteen years before joining the curriculum/EdTech world. She has worked as a Curriculum Specialist and as a content manager at the Louisiana Department of Education where she set the vision for and supervised the implementation of for K-12 English language arts and social studies for the state.
At Khan Academy, Sharon leads the Humanities team’s efforts to create world-class courses in social studies and English language arts. When she’s not doing that, you’ll likely find her keeping up with three teenagers, planning fun activities in her community, and listening to podcasts while walking her dog, Shiloh.
Steve is a full stack developer working on the districts and rostering team. He brings an infectious enthusiasm, a commitment to continual learning, an empathic orientation, and a breadth of technical experience. He strives to make a safe, accessible environment, where everyone is appreciated for their contributions and can reach their full potential. Since building software is an inherently communicative art, he strongly believes sprinkling in bad puns makes for better software . Before coming to Khan Academy, he worked at JSTOR and the University of Michigan.
Outside of work, he has three wonderful kids and a room full of board games.
Caro has worked in localization for over a decade and she's been interested in education her entire life. Starting her career as a translator, she now works at Khan Academy managing the localization of our learning content into Spanish, ensuring it reaches students all over the world!
Outside of work, Carolina enjoys spending time with family (including her two cats, Oliver and Nene, and her dog, Milla), hiking and cooking.
Dave is a web developer who enjoys solving complex problems and working with smart, passionate people to get the job done. Before joining Khan Academy Dave has worked in the E-Commerce and Higher Education spaces.
When not working, Dave enjoys board games, DIY projects, and spending time with his wife and two kids.
Jeff is a product designer who loves trying to find elegant, intuitive solutions for complex problems. He loves working on Khan's mission of making high-quality education more accessible. He has previously worked as a visual and product designer at agencies and in-house. He studied design at the University of Michigan.
When Jeff isn't at work, he loves playing music, running, and hanging out with his little daughter, Lucy.
Tony is a web engineer on the Learning Platform team. His passion for education has led him to Khan Academy where he now helps deliver personalized experiences for learners everywhere!
When he isn’t building software, you may find him sketching, fiddling with photography, binge watching shows, or having the time of his life at the nearest Disney theme park.
Liz is a Designer on the Classroom team, supporting teachers who use Khan Academy in schools around the world.
Before Khan Academy, she worked on the Summit Learning Program at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and led Design at a small civic finance startup.
Liz spends most of her non-working hours outside with her husband and 2 dogs (Australian Shepherds, or with the many cacti and succulents they collect together.
Jennifer is a software engineer on the Districts team. Before joining Khan Academy she helped build mobile websites at Mobify.
When she's not working you can find Jennifer spending time with her family, re-watching one of her favourite shows or listening to true crime podcasts.
John is a software engineer on the Platform team, working on our data infrastructure. He's been working with the web since you could list all the websites in the world on a single page. Most of that time, he's been working with data in some form or another.
Outside of work, John enjoys tabletop games, cooking, and searching for the ultimate brownie recipe.
Alex is a developer on the Infrastructure team, working on developer tooling. As far as programming goes, he prefers to build things that let other people build things that make the world better. Before Khan Academy, Alex worked on the Workers product at Cloudflare.
Outside of work, Alex avoids computers as much as possible, preferring reading, mountain biking, hiking, and camping.
Desirée is excited to lead Khan Academy's development of high-quality science courses. She has a background in genetics research as well as science education, and she has worked and studied at UC Berkeley, UCSF, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and IXL Learning. In her free time, she's usually wandering around San Francisco, looking at birds.
Dave started his technical career in networking and internet security. Having always wanted to be an educator he has refocused his efforts towards online educational resources and he couldn't be happier! Dave studied math and computer science and is very excited to combine the two building data and analytics platforms.
When not at work Dave enjoys family time, board games, card games, tutoring, riding his bike. Dave is also an organizer the Detroit Devops Days conference and his neighborhood community theater.
Cat is a social&data scientist on the Efficacy team! She has a background in social science, quantitative research, and learning science, along with creative entrepreneurship.
She loves thinking about compassionate, rigorous data science. A driving question for Cat is: how can we measure things that matter, and use the power of data especially to uplift people who have not been given a voice?
Nisha is a software engineer who studied math and computer science at UC San Diego. She is enthusiastic about accessibility and internationalization.
Nisha also enjoys traveling, video games, and petting cats. You can catch her periodically trying to learn new languages (although she's still not fluent in any yet).
Ben previously worked at Pivotal, where he cultivated his enthusiasm for writing clean, well-tested programs. He's excited to be helping build the future of Khan Academy's test prep products. When he's not programming, he spends his time running, cooking enormous amounts of vegetarian food, drinking tea, and playing board games. He is the author of several unpopular open source projects.
Yash is excited to be back at Khan Academy as his first step into post-graduate life. Some of his hobbies include traveling and cooking, but mostly he loves to explore and learn new things. He is looking forward to working with this incredible team on impactful projects and to grow as an engineer along the way.
Jeremy has previously worked in e-commerce and fintech. Now looking for a career with more meaning, he works on delivering performant systems to power Khan Academy's free education platform. Outside of work, he enjoys building things out of wood for his kids and trying to produce edible nutritious food in the kitchen.
Kim came to Khan Academy by way of Google, with some side quests teaching with Girls Who Code, Google's Computer Science Summer Institute, and Fisk University.
In her spare time, Kim teaches dance fitness, reads things, and attempts to make good use of Washington's great outdoors.
Talia is a Senior Designer living in Portland, OR. Her interests outside of design include outdoor adventuring, nature stuff, eating a lot of food, art stuff, and hanging out with her dogs (Mabel and Trout).
Leith thinks that learning new things and writing software are difficult. At Khan Academy, he hopes to help both become more fun, more accessible and maybe even a tad bit easier.
Sam enjoys solving problems with people and, when appropriate, with computers. He has had the opportunity to devlop software for things separated by 10s of nanometers as well as 10,000s of kilometers.
Away from work you might find him enjoying doing just about anything outside.
Jeanette is a full stack web developer who loves bringing awesome and accessible user experiences to life.
Outside of work she is many things, including a cat parent, a beginner ice hockey player, and a board game enthusiast.
A Toronto-startup veteran, Dan has finally exhausted the list of local companies that will hire him, and is very excited and humbled to be part of the team.
When he's not designing backend systems or playing video games with his partner, Dan enjoys trying to balance his computer parts and pet budgets.
Alex is a full stack engineer interested in web performance and data visualization.
Outside of work she enjoys identifying native plants, admiring residential architecture and writing poems about bugs.
Eric enjoys solving problems, learning new things and helping others. At Khan Academy he is focused on devops.
Outside of work, Eric is active in his local community and schools. He enjoys running, hiking and sailing.
Emily is a software engineer on the learning platform team. Before joining Khan Academy, she was on the React Native core team at Facebook. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, baking bread, and playing video games.
Jasper facilitates a culture of open, continuous feedback on whether he has received enough pets and attention today (he has not). He's passionately committed to the Khan Academy mission of providing free, world-class snuggles to anyone, anywhere. His hobbies include napping in the sunshine, playing fetch, and experimenting with living room parkour.
Phryne, named for a character from Australian television, is a cattle dog/Catahoula mix who enjoys ADVENTURES. At Khan Academy, she heads up our Washington Bureau, leading teammates on long excursions into Rock Creek Park, from the Capitol Ruins to Peirce Mill. Possessed of inexhaustible energy, she always wants to explore, encouraging our learners and her reports to push themselves to discover new things and places.
In addition to running through the woods, exploring D.C., and barking at lobbyists, Phryne enjoys the art of the snug, and is learning to play what she thinks is football. She would love to meet you.
As the Official Treat Tester, Alfie takes pride in making sure that each treat is high quality and tasty. He even tests each treat several times before giving them the stamp of approval. He’s very detail oriented and thorough! Alfie also likes to check in with his teammates and go on walks to get exercise during the workday.
When Alfie is not in the office, he is making new friends, going on hikes, enjoying time in his backyard, and snoozing.
This is Sukie, Canine Team Lead - Los Angeles. Sukie joined Khan Academy Los Angeles in June 2019. She loves napping and belly rubs. She also leads the office on daily walking/sniffing tours of the neighborhood.
Seriously. This cat is the worst. That's how she got her title. Because she's literally the worst. When not stepping on her human's keyboard while he works or chewing on expensive computer cables, she's finding odd places in the house to sleep. Her arch nemisis is the dog known as 'Bell'. She has two times of the day that she particularly loves: 'Foot petting time' and 'Baby time' (when her human holders her like a baby and she purrs).
Bell, affectionately known as Fatty T (from her benign fatty tumor growing on her neck is a tiny beagle with a big heart. She loves being pet behind the ears, on her tummy, and would love it if her human would stay in bed all day because she'd prefer to live her life under the covers, snuggling. During the day, she can be found co-working in her human's office, wearing a hole in her pad with her tiny paws.
Shadow works with Nick at Khan Academy as a purr programmer. Shadow also ensures sustainable working practices through investing in breaks that involve lots of petting or playing a game of chase the laser.
Shadow models excellent sustainable behavior by thinking through hard problems with a good nap followed by a casual stroll around the house.
Alexander Mango Flexer, aka Sandy, performs double duty at Khan Academy Kids. He keeps the founders and their kids sane during the day, by providing much needed affection and entertainment. At night, he designs and implements most of the Khan Kids functionality, happily giving credit to his owners who can barely tie their shoe laces.
His father is the famed Australian labrador architect Atoni Daugi, while his mother is the platinum-selling hip-hopping poodle Beyonce Growles.
Barcelona AKA in the San Francisco dog parks as “Barci”, is half German Shepherd and half Siberian Husky. She likes to think she’s the Alpha of the #khanofficedogs. During the week you can find her underneath the desk of our Video Manager, kindly accepting belly scratches and giving hi-fives in return. On the weekends, she’s dragging her human through Golden Gate Park, chasing squirrels. She swears she’s gonna get one, one of these days!
Bo accompanies Katherine to the office, where his responsibilities are extensive. He oversees lunch room cleanliness and personally ensures no food scraps are left on the floor. He also believes that the best innovations happen when employees are pushed out of their comfort zone, which he implements by jumping in their laps, licking their ankles, and surprising them with joyful barks.
Bo models the effectiveness of power naps by laying down in the middle of whichever hallway is most convenient (for him providing opportunities for employees to seek new and exciting ways to navigate the office. Then he’s back to work with renewed enthusiasm for tackling his primary job obligation: distracting everyone with his cuteness and cuddling with his office-mate, Pistachio.
These are Nora and Astra. They work from home with Julia in San Francisco, making guest appearances in Google Hangouts.
Shaun Of The Dead works in Austin, Texas with his brother, Barry, and Jeff. When not extensively nap-testing space under the bed or atop the cat tree, Shaun prefers one-on-one time for extensive physical therapy primarily focused on the belly and ears. Shaun also likes to use his paws to provide arm with just enough claws to get attention. Shaun would like you to know, that chair is his.
Barry From EastEnders works with Jeff and Shaun from their Austin, Texas home. Barry ensures that important operational tasks are not forgotten, including but not limited to treat distribution, water fulfillment, and occupational therapy time. He also makes it a priority to check for cable manufacturing flaws through extensive chew tests, requesting that Jeff practice his sofa fort building, and overseeing all kitchen operations from his favourite stool. His office includes a, sofa fort, space on Jeff’s shoulders, and Jeff’s lap.
Smokey is Khan Academy’s Chief Purrformance Analyst, making sure that laps stay warm and treats get eaten. When he’s not making conference call cameos, he’s sleeping on the bed, sleeping on the window seat, or sitting perfectly still in Lilli’s lap as she’s working, happy to keep her company as she codes.
In his spare time, he likes to chase strings and beg for snacks. If he’s feeling ultra-mellow, you can find him sitting quietly, keeping an ever-watchful, unflagging eye on the snack drawer. A stoic fella in his older years, he will gladly welcome pets from anyone, any time, hardly moving an inch from wherever he may be lazing, and never, ever scratching or biting.
Pistachio is Khan Academy’s Pawgram Director for Morale, where she spends her days cultivating joy and coordinating khantentment. Usually, one look from her puppy dog eyes is all it takes to bring out the joy. But when needed, she’ll roll over for a belly rub or offer up a high-five and some cuddles to spread an extra dose of khantentment.
She spends her breaks napping in (or jumping into) laps, snacking on carrots, broccoli, and cheese, or playing with Chief Mischief Officer Bo. Outside of work, she finds happiness on motorcycle rides with Adam that end at new parks or hiking trails.
Didi is a connoisseur of carrots and will not stop once he starts giving you kisses.
This is Thor. He is a 6.5 year old retired racing greyhound. During his career as a professional athlete, he ran 82 races - placing 1st in 13 and 2nd in 10. He's thoroughly enjoying retirement and volunteering every Friday at Khan Academy.