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Sal

Founder & CEO

Sal Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. He is also the founder of Schoolhouse.world, Khan Lab School and Khan World School, all nonprofits focused on making world class, personalized mastery education accessible.

Sal’s interest in education began while he was an undergraduate at MIT. He developed math software for children with ADHD and tutored fourth- and seventh-grade public school students in Boston. He holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

John

Chief Architect

John manages the architecture function of Khan Academy and manages the frontend infrastructure team. He's worked on the CS platform, accessibility, internationalization, performance, and many other parts of the site.

John is the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library, amongst a number of other Open Source projects, and the author of three books on JavaScript development.

Tom

Data Architect

Tom is the resident Khan Academy company historian, having witnessed its most humble origins and impressive growth. He now heads the Data Infrastructure team, enabling the team to use data to improve the product for learners all over the world.

Craig

Dean of Infrastructure

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.

Charlie

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Principal Math Content Creator

Charlie is an educator at heart and in practice. They thrive on the moments when a learner (of any age) catches on to a pattern or understands why something works. They bring empathy and content knowledge from K-12 classroom teaching together with evidence-based practices to meet the needs of Khan Academy's learners. Charlie advocates for accessibility and for removing barriers to equity.

When Charlie isn't creating math content or analyzing learning data for Khan Academy, they're dancing folklórico, worshipping with their local Deaf church, or working to make their community a safer place for marginalized folks.

Kevin

Software Engineer

Kevin is passionate about math, computing science, and education in general. He likes building new things and wants to help transform education.

Jared

Software Engineer

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

Software Engineer

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

India Country Manager

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.

David

Grammar, English Language Arts, History, and Test Prep Content Specialist

David loves language, and his goal at Khan Academy to present traditionally dry or intimidating topics as fun and approachable.

To do this, he leans on his training: David has a B.A. in English Literature and Film Studies, and he's a trained voice actor and sound designer with years of experience hosting and making podcasts and short films.

Originally from Chicago, David now lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their dog. There, they enjoy visiting museums, going on hikes in the Virginia Piedmont, and having marvelous food adventures. He is the author of over a dozen books for children, some of which are available on the Khan Kids app!

Angela

Finance & Accounting Manager

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.

Lizzie

Community Giving Manager

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.

Nicholas

Mobile Engineer

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

IT Administrator

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

Director of Community Support

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.

Cassey

Associate Product Designer

Cassey lives in San Francisco. She's worn many hats at Khan Academy and is currently a designer on the Learner Experience Team.

Brian

Engineering Manager

Brian is a Full-stack Developer and Manager 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

Manager, Philanthropy

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

Software Engineer

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

Software Engineer

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.

Dave

Director of US Content

Before joining Khan Academy in 2016, Dave ran a test prep and college counseling firm in New York, and worked with students all over the world. He led the development of our SAT, LSAT, and Praxis Core prep offerings, and now is thrilled to have the privilege of serving and supporting the entire US Content team. He loves to work with Khan Academy's cross-functional teams of educators, instructional designers, and other creative problem-solvers, and is passionate about empowering our learners to build their confidence and achieve their goals with content that is warm, rigorous and candid, and inspiring.

Caroline

VP of Khan Academy Kids

Caroline Hu Flexer is the vice president of Khan Academy Kids. She leads the team developing Khan Academy Kids, an educational program that is designed to inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for children ages two to eight. The app includes interactive and original content across early literacy, language, math, and social-emotional skills.

Prior to Khan Academy, Caroline was the CEO and cofounder of Duck Duck Moose, which joined Khan Academy in 2016. Duck Duck Moose is the creator of 21 award-winning educational apps for children that have been downloaded over 100 million times. Before Duck Duck Moose, Caroline worked in product management and as a design consultant at IDEO.

Caroline has an AB in architecture from Princeton, attended the masters in architecture program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has an MBA from Stanford.

Queeny

Design Director

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

Program Manager

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

Senior Software Engineer

Philip is working on Khan Academy Kids, and he loves coding and developing valuable applications. He is working remotely from Changsha, China.

Dave

Senior Illustrator

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

CTO Khan Academy Kids

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.

Kim

Lead Animator

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

Sr. Financial Analyst

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.

Amos

Software Engineering Manager

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.

Alice

Software Engineer

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.

Felipe

Videographer/Editor

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.

Austin

Product Analyst

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.

Diana

Security Architect

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

Director of School Partnerships

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

Head of Data Insights

Kelli is a research scientist 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 of 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

Illustrator

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.

Jeff

Senior Software Engineer

Jeff wrote his first program when he was ten. His aim is to make things easy to get right and hard to get wrong.

Jeff is based out of Austin, TX, where he lives with his cat, Barry. When not writing code, Jeff enjoys playing videogames, writing songs, and talking about going to the gym soon.

Shawn

Shawn Jansepar

Director of Engineering, Learning Platform

Shawn first developed a passion for education by watching Sal's TED talk, which led him to become a TA at a coding bootcamp and teaching a course on Web Application Development 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 led Engineering at Mobify in Vancouver, growing it from a tiny startup to a large 100+ person team which was eventually acquired by Salesforce. When he's not building products, Shawn likes to go cycling, play hockey & video games, try new plant-based food, and travel! He received his Bachelors in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University.

Paul

Product Manager

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.

Sujata

Engineering Director

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!

Paul

CTO and VP Engineering

Paul Morgan serves Khan Academy as CTO and VP Engineering. He is responsible for overseeing the technical direction and implementation and data insights team.

During the past 30 plus years, Paul has proven himself as an innovations catalyst in roles of CTO, Chief Architect and engineering leader. He has founded several companies building consumer facing web applications, serving them in technical executive roles culminating in IPO preparation and acquisition as well as serving as a strategist and change agent in established enterprise companies. At Intuit he was Chief Architect of Hosting and led the transition to private and public clouds.

Paul joined Khan Academy in 2017 as Director of Engineering to lead Infrastructure to ensure that the site runs really well and learners can count on it being available. Over the past two years he has additionally been leading our Goliath services transformation work. He is thrilled and honored to have this opportunity to work more closely with the product teams and to get back to building inspiring, efficacious and engaging product.

When not working with computers he pursues his passion of Squash, Windsurfing, 3D printing and flying Paramotors!

Mita

Senior QA Engineer

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.

Jeremy

Jer

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Ghislaine

Head of Partnerships Latam

Ghis dreams that all 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, had a Master degree in UPF Barcelona and participated in the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program in Georgetown University and in the Women Emerging Leaders in London School of Economics.

Amanda

Amanda Campos

International Content Lead

Amanda believes that education is the key to a better future. She loves Khan Academy and is excited about bringing this high-quality content to the world. She leads the international 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, a graduate degree in teaching from SENAC, and a graduate degree in technology applied to education from PUC.

Mark

Software Engineer

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.

Miguel

Senior Software Engineer

Miguel loves solving problems and writing software while listening to music. He also loves contributing to Open Source and spends a good amount of time trying to improve the JavaScript landscape.

When he is not writing code he is probably building or flying drones, BBQing, or watching Netflix.

Elle Van Buren

Marketing Manager

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.

Jordan

Head of Community Giving

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.

Adam

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Corey

Sr. Prompt Engineer

Before joining Khan Academy, Corey helped hundreds of students improve their standardized test scores. In his time at Khan, his focus has shifted from developing academic course content to building AI-powered tools for teaching and learning.

Corey enjoys fingerstyle guitar, time in the mountains, and stories of all shapes and sizes.

Russell

Software Engineer

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

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Mansi

Operations Specialist

Mansi joined Khan Academy India team in April 2018 as an Operations Specialist. Prior to Khan Academy, she has served as an Executive Assistant in the higher education sector for 8 years where she honed her skills in operations and event management, cross-departmental coordination, and helped in building organizational culture. In her free time, she likes to study culture as a concept and how it encompasses the range of human phenomena that cannot be attributed to genetic inheritance.

Sarah

Quality Engineer II

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

Learners Fund Manager

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.

Vijay

Quality Engineering Manager

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.

Lilli

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Angela

Production Artist

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

Staff Software Engineer

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

Senior Software Engineer

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

Senior Quality Engineer

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

Principal Product Manager

Susan loves working with others to turn visions into reality. Outside of work, she enjoys running local trails, hiking near the coast, consuming poetry, and editing photos on her phone. She wishes you well.

Natália De Nadai

Brazil Math Content Creator

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

Latam District Pedagogy Lead

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 focused on science content or professional learning, she’s usually playing with her dogs, bicycling, cooking, reading or going to the beach.

Sandi

Controller

Sandi leads the accounting and compliance team at Khan Academy. She is a strong believer in the power of education to change lives. A first-generation college graduate, Sandi holds a master's degree in accounting from North Carolina State University and a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

In her free time, Sandi enjoys traveling, playing flute and practicing yoga.

Jason

Group Engineering Manager

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.

Robert

Quality Analyst II

Robert is a software quality analyst with over 7 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.

Kami

Senior Content Creator, Math

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 spending time with her daughters.

Allison

ELA Content Creator

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.

Kathy

Software Engineer

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

Senior Quality Engineer

Ruslan is an automation engineer in the Quality Engineering team. Passionate about machine learning, blockchain and web developing.

Aric

Software Engineer

When not Python hacking, Aric can often be found hiking with a wolf pack.

Matt

Software Engineer

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

Biology Content Creator

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

Office Manager at Khan Academy Kids

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

Senior Software Engineer

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

Software Engineer

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 Weiss

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Teacher Products

I make sure teachers find a Khan Academy routine that works for them and their students.

Six

Michelle Six

Engineering Manager

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.

Liz

Senior Software Engineer

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

Software Engineer

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.

Irene

Designer

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.

Cat

Software Engineer

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.

Sidnei Shibata

Country Manager Brazil

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

Senior Manager Social Media

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

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Steve

Senior Software Engineer

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 [citation needed]. 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

Carolina Salazar

Caro Salazar

Localization Program Manager

Carolina holds a B.A. in Spanish from UCLA. She has worked in localization for over a decade and she's been interested in education her entire life. Starting her career as a translator, moving into project management and localization, she now works at Khan Academy managing localization, ensuring our content reaches learners all over the world!

Outside of work, Caro enjoys spending time with family (including her two cats, Oliver and Nene, and her dog, Milla), traveling, hiking and cooking.

Dave

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Ioana

Security Engineer

Ioana works on the security team, helping to keep Khan Academy's learners safe. She first interned at Khan Academy in 2017, then came back for another internship the following summer, and finally joined full-time in 2019!

Prior to joining Khan Academy, she studied Combinatorics & Optimization and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Outside of work, you'll probably find her either baking or eating baked goods.

Tony

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Jen

Software Engineer

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.

Phil

Sr. Efficacy & Research Scientist

Phil is a cognitive scientist by training, and conducts research on how students learn from their use of Khan Academy.

Outside of work, Phil is an avid pinball player and is ranked top 100 in the world. He also enjoys woodworking, traveling, and fostering dogs.

Nisha

Software Engineer

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).

Kristen

Kristen DiCerbo

Chief Learning Officer

Kristen DiCerbo, Ph.D. is the chief learning officer at Khan Academy. In this role, she is responsible for driving and communicating the learning strategy for Khan Academy’s programs, content, and product to realize deep engagement and better learning outcomes. She leads the content and product management teams, ensuring pedagogical coherence and a research-informed design across Khan Academy’s offerings.

Prior to coming to Khan Academy, Kristen was the vice-president of learning research and design at Pearson. Throughout her career she has focused on conducting and embedding learning science research into digital learning experiences, including work with the Cisco Networking Academy. She also served as a school psychologist in an Arizona school district.

Kristen has a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Hamilton College and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in educational psychology from Arizona State University.

Ben

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Crystal

Compensation and Benefits Manager

Crystal strategizes and leads total rewards programs to help the Khan Team be their best selves.

Outside of work, Crystal can be found spending time chasing after her toddler and attempting to train her husband to be a better Instagram husband. She enjoys going on photowalks, traveling, exotic birds, cooking recipes from NY Times, looking at art and design aesthetics, and gardening.

Kim

Kim Merrill

Kimberly Merrill

Senior Content Creator, Computer Science

Kim came to Khan Academy by way of Google, where she led teams in Google Cloud and Google Maps, and by way of Khan Academy itself, where she once worked as a software engineer!

She discovered programming in college only because she profoundly didn't want to take a math class, and to graduate, the intro to computer science class was the only alternative. She is excited to build engaging, approachable content to reach learners who similarly might not have considered computer science as an option for them.

In her spare time, Kim teaches dance fitness, bakes things, and attempts to make good use of Seattle's great outdoors.

Sam

Software Engineer

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.

Sara

Roster Operations

Sara works on the District Success team helping district partners set up and sync their rosters so teachers and students can easily access their Khan Academy accounts.

Sara spent eight years as a classroom teacher and brings her experiences of using technology in the classroom to her work with district partners.

Jeanette

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Alex

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Michael

Quality Engineer

Michael joins the team as a Quality Engineer having been a web and mobile automation engineer for several years prior. He has automated hundreds of tests for dozens of products and enjoys seeing green results. He has had a passion for teaching and learning since he was in elementary school and is excited to be able to contribute to that mission at Khan Academy.

In his free time, Michael has many hobbies including (but not limited to): playing the guitar, drums, 3d printing, photography, and videography - and enjoying/making memes. If given the opportunity, he would probably eat cheeseburgers every day.

Diana

Associate General Counsel

Diana participates in the Khan Academy community as a lawyer collaborating across teams, holding a BA in Sociology from Pomona College and JD from UCLA School of Law.

She gravitates towards the authentic connection cultivated in improv courses, the playful joy in dance like Zumba, the kinetic energy of immersion in live music, the glee of gazing at local birds, the constructive discomfort of vulnerageous learning, and the meaning created in intimate gatherings.

Emily

Emily Janzer

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Reid

Software Engineer

Reid cares deeply about education, accessibility, and building experiences that reach as many people as possible and make their lives easier – so he's thrilled to be working at Khan Academy!

He grew up in NY, studied film & computer science in school, and worked for a few big tech companies before joining Khan Academy. Outside of work, he likes word games, learning new things, building DIY projects, and exploring the city.

Mahtab

Mahtab Sabet

Software Engineer

Mahtab is a Software Engineer on the Content Platform team at Khan Academy. In their spare time they like to sing, play music, go on walks in nature, watch Star Trek, and find new vegan restaurants to try. Their dream job is to be on Broadway.

Jack Zhang

Zhiyi Zhang

Software Engineer

Jack has been working as a prolific software engineer in the North Carolina area and has worked on many enterprise web applications.

In his free time, Jack can be found cooking new things in his kitchen, lifting and putting down heavy objects at the gym, and catching up on his favorite NBA teams.

Gerardo

Senior Software Engineer

Walt

Staff Software Engineer

Walt is focused on maintaining and enhancing the data and ml infrastructure at Khan Academy. He has a background in data science, music, and nonprofits. In his free time Walt loves to read, travel, cook for his family, and listen to and write music.

Pepper

Senior Software Engineer

Pepper is a video game and sci-fi geek who loves spending time with his wife and four kids. He works as an engineer on the Classroom team helping to bring Khan Academy to more kids who need it.

Pratap Vardhan

Principal Data Scientist

Pratap is helping Khan Academy make better decisions with data to improve learner outcomes.

Pratap is passionate about building interfaces that help people tell stories using technology and data. Previously, he helped built data products for the likes of Reuters, Novartis and Govt. of India. In his free time, he loves exploring India through data.

Aditya

Ady

Senior Manager - Partner Operations, Khan Academy India

Ady is a tech nerd who leads projects in the Khan Academy India team that help scale the implementation programme with various State government departments. He has worked on creating the Khan Academy Support Hub for Teachers and Administrators in India.

Before joining Khan Academy, Ady has been a Math teacher to students aged 13 and above. He has also spent about 5 years working in the e-commerce sector in various business roles.

Away from work, Ady loves watching sports (Big fan of Liverpool FC), playing video games on his PS5, belting tunes at karaoke bars and tagging along for travel adventures with his wife.

Aakash

Bagga

Physics Content Creator

Makes: Physics content, poor life choices, trekking plans

Loves: board games, exploring eateries, playing with dogs, being home with a great book for company

Rohit

RT

Lead - Teacher Professional Development

Rohit loves training and facilitation, and he currently leads Teacher Professional Development at Khan Academy India. Before Khan Academy, he has worked in whole-school transformation, school leadership coaching, building the capacity of teachers, school leaders, govt officials, and volunteers.

In his free time, Rohit enjoys running, playing chess, singing, and listening to music. His simple pleasures include (but are not limited to) having masala chai around a peaceful place in the morning, organising his house & doing dishes.

Prachi Luthra

Senior Partner Success Manager, School Enablement Team

Prachi works for driving and deepening the usage of Khan Academy in government school systems in Indian States. Prachi is a policy graduate from IIM Bangalore, and has worked both at the policy-level with the Ministry of Education and at the ground level in Teach for India classrooms. Outside work, Prachi loves exploring new cuisines/places and is a plant and animal lover.

Victoria

District Success Manager

Victoria has supported students one-on-one and is now grateful to be supporting districts across the US with the implementation of Khan Academy. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she loves to go cycling and running. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (hook 'em, horns!) and wants to bring her love of learning, math, and science to learners!

Adrienne Hunter Wong

Adrienne accidentally fell into edtech after working in video games and virtual reality for many years. They are based out of Mammoth Lakes, CA and serve as the Design Director here at Khan Academy.

Ned

Edward Redmond

Ned Redmond

Software engineer

Ned is passionate about education and loves learning. Before he became a software engineer, Ned was a teacher. No longer limited to a classroom, Ned helps people learn all over the world!

Tim

Timothy

Tim McCabe

Timothy McCabe

Software Engineer II

Tim is a full-stack dev and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, who now lives in Columbus with their wife and cat. They enjoy making music (🎤🎸), playing video games (mostly indie titles and Nintendo games), helping with animal rescue (🐕🐈), and brewing coffee (usually iced). As a lifelong lover of learning and a longtime advocate for nonprofit organizations, they could not be more excited to write software for Khan Academy!

Aryasilpa

Arya

Aryasilpa Adhikari

Senior Philanthropy Manager & Analyst

Aryasilpa is a Development Finance practitioner with 10+ years of cross functional experience in philanthropy, partnership and coalition execution, CSR program design, resource mobilization (commercial and philanthropic capital). She is part of the Philanthropy team of Khan Academy India.She has experience in building & executing high quality partnerships with business stakeholders, philanthropic & commercial donors, private sector and Government bodies for local social and economic development. She is a graduate engineer and has a Masters Degree in Development Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management.

In her free time, she loves to write poems, paint pattachitra, explores forgotten Indian village food, mostly from ancestral kitchens and play basketball. She lives with her husband in New Delhi.

Zachary

Software Engineer

Zachary is a software engineer who loves solving hard problems and learning new things. They are excited to contribute to the Khan Academy mission by joining the test prep team.

When not coding, Zachary is playing music, designing games, searching for the best slice of pizza, and enjoying the now.

Josh

Josh

Joshua

Joshua Min

Josh Min

Senior Data Scientist

Josh is a data scientist at Khan Academy who works with the Content and Learner Experience teams to better understand our learners.

Josh graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Statistics and previously worked at companies like Reddit, Pinterest, and Brigade.

He currently resides in NYC with his beloved dog Dooly. Outside of work: Josh is a production potter, avid reader and movie-goer, and an occasional dinner club cook/host.

Sean

Sean McPherson

seanmcp

Software engineer

Sean is a software engineer and former educator. He likes soccer, LEGO, and replaying his favorite board games. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife, children, and dog.

Molly

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Molly is a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner on the People Operations team. She has the fortune of speaking to hundreds (if not thousands) of interesting humans eager to apply their skills to the mission of Khan Academy. Before stepping into the role, she worked in HR and talent at Harvard Business School Online and City Year.

In her spare time, Molly likes to listen to podcasts, take long walks with her pack, and find really good deals on things she doesn't need.

Rachel

Chief of Staff

Rachel Boroditsky is passionate about improving educational equity and excited to support Khan Academy as Chief of Staff. In this role, Rachel is accountable for driving the strategic planning process, providing strategic and operational support to the CEO, senior leadership team, and Board, and supporting special projects.

Prior to joining Khan Academy, Rachel was a manager at McKinsey & Company, where she worked with higher education institutions and systems on strategic and operational initiatives, and worked at a literacy and numeracy NPO, where she managed the implementation of tablet-based learning programs in Malawi. Rachel has a B.A. in economics and mathematical methods in the social sciences from Northwestern University. In her free time, Rachel loves hiking and spending time with her partner and their 12 year old chihuahua, Taco.

Renee

Southeast Regional Senior Sales Manager

Renee is a California native currently holding a North Carolina driver's license. After working in the classroom with middle school students, she transitioned to the edtech space working at McGraw-Hill, the Museum of Science, Boston, & IXL before joining the Khan Academy team. Renee is currently working to bring equitable access of Khan Academy content to districts across the southeast. In her free time, she is a mom-taxi to her two children while being in a constant search for the next best restaurant or place for her family to explore!

RJ (Steinert) Corwin

Software engineer

RJ works on the Classroom team helping to build tools for teachers. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, and taking his cat out for walks.

Dina

Dina Neyman

Leader of District Success

Dina Neyman is the Leader of District Success at Khan Academy. She brings over 20 years of experience in education as a secondary math teacher, site administrator, and district leader. Dina loves mathematics and believes all people can be math people with the right teacher. Her hobbies include adventures with her family, reading a good mystery, running, and Netflixing.

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Maddy

Software Engineer II

Jeremy

Software Engineer

Jeremy is elated to contribute to Khan Academy as a Software Engineer after having worked elsewhere in a variety of software engineering, QA, and support roles. He's lived about half his life in Montana and the other approximate half in Florida, where he currently resides with his wife and two dogs. Aside from spending time with family and friends, Jeremy's favorite non-work activity is to hit things while repeatedly counting to small integers. (He's been drumming for 25 years and counting!)

Elise

Elise McCrorie

Software Engineer II

Elise is a Software Engineer on the Content Platform team. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, reading, watching Star Wars, and baking cookies.

Shuchi

HRBP

Shuchi loves all things humanity so thought it was a good idea to get into Human Resources. She looks after (with a lot of love & care) our India employees, leading the HR function for Khan Academy India. She is an engineer with an MBA in Human Resources. She has worked in multiple industries such as automobile, oil & energy, healthcare and finally found her fam at Khan Academy.

She loves all things arts (even as she is as good at arts as Stephan King is at Romantic Comedies!). In free & in busy times, she loves reading books, arguing about the state of world affairs and wondering about the meaning of life.

Diego

Diego

Diego Rao

Software Engineer

Diego first interned with the Data Infrastructure team in 2022, and then started back full-time in 2023.

Outside of work, Diego enjoys watching and playing rugby, getting outdoors, and deep-diving into obscure history topics.

Jessica

Employee Experience Manager

A licensed mental health clinician with a passion and appreciation for the interconnectedness of technology and education, Jessica brings "blue" energy to the People Operations team. The calm in chaos, she supports the whole person, as Khan Academy's DEIB Employee Experience Manager.

Jessica proclaims to be undefeated in Scrabble vs. her husband and enjoys chasing after her two kids when she's not scanning the aisles of thrift stores, tuned in to an audiobook.

Carlos

Senior Data Scientist

Carlos is interested in everything. If you ever need someone to unload a bunch of useless (or useful) knowledge on, reach out!

Jeffrey

Senior Software Engineer

I'm just here to have some fun and try to be somewhat helpful!

Stacie

Leader of Professional Learning

Stacie started her career as a math and science teacher before moving into district administration. Stacie is passionate about supporting teachers and instructional leaders with creative solutions for reaching all learners. Stacie is passionate about animal care and loves working on the family hobby farm

Lan

Lan Borg

Senior Product Designer

Lan is a Senior Product Designer for the teacher and reports experience. She loves what she does and doing it with a group of amazing people is even better. Prior to Khan Academy, she has helped lead design for core products, build teams, and improve workflows. When she's not busy caring for her little humans, you can find her gardening, going for a long walk, or just contemplating our role in this big universe!

Hunter

Hunter

Hunter Liu

Software Engineer

Hunter is a middle child with a younger sister and older brother. He loves climbing and talks about it too much. He wants to learn about coastal foraging and get better at surfing. He’s excited to be alongside great people!

James

Legal Operations Manager

James is Legal Operations Manager at Khan Academy, helping to organize legal, security, and vendor processes across the organization. Prior to joining Khan Academy, he worked in nonprofit academic publishing on the legal team at JSTOR in and studied History and Art History at Grinnell College.

Born and raised in New York City, James is currently based in Brooklyn where he enjoys attending concerts, exploring Greenwood Cemetery, and letting his learner's permit expire for the third time.

Sarah

Senior Product Designer, Platform Accessibility

Sarah has a background in UX, product design, front-end development and designing for accessibility. She has a passion for learning how things are designed and built with accessibility in mind, and loves to bridge both worlds. She was born in England and came to the U.S. when she was a kid (7)! So, she still enjoys a good Cadbury’s chocolate bar. Her and her family are based in Groton, CT. They enjoy all the seasons in New England! You can find her walking in the woods with her dog Gingerbread, digging in the sand at the beach with her son, swimming at her in-laws pool, making blackberry jam in August, experimenting with making kombucha, escaping to Maine all year round (her favorite vacay spot), or drinking hot chocolate near the wood stove in the winter!

Sasha

Sasha Ban

Senior Content Program Manager

I am a Senior Program Manager on the Content team, helping to connect and coordinate Khan Academy's amazing content resources. Originally from New Jersey, I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. I love sailing, spending time with my family in Croatia, hanging out with my dog, spending time outdoors, and cooking and baking.

Chelsea

National District Sales Representative

Chelsea is a sales rep by day and Nextflix film critic by night. She spent eight years teaching grades spanning from preschool to sixth grade. She is passionate about supporting equity in classrooms and loves connecting with educators!

She lives in sunny California with her husband and they enjoy exploring new places in their free time. She hopes to one day visit all the national parks; currently Glacier National park is her favorite!

Deepak

Principal Efficacy & Research Scientist

Deepak has 10+ years of experience in k-12 sector and has primarily worked on English and Maths apps. I would describe myself as a self taught data scientist who is interested in working at the intersection of Product, Pedagogy & Data Science. I am currently based out of Gurgaon but natively belong to Lucknow.

Anne

Senior Technical Program Manager

Anne likes to organize and plan things, so she is excited to be driving initiatives, and helping connect people and ideas cross-functionally, as part of the data insights team.

Outside of work, Anne enjoys French, travel, personal finance, photography, Zumba, and a variety of puzzles and board games.

Chase

Software Engineer

Chase completed three internships with Khan Academy before joining as a full-time Software Engineer.

He first learned how to code on Khan Academy in middle school, which inspired him to pursue a Computer Science degree at UC Irvine.

In his free time, Chase enjoys volleyball, chess, hiking, and watching the sunset.

Ted

Theodore

Chen

Director of Engineering

Elly

Elvira Valdez

Content Creator, Financial Literacy

Elly has a math degree, a business degree, and a knack for teaching. She taught high school students in charter and public schools for more than 16 years, but also worked in financial advising for four years. Now she's bringing her skills and enthusiasm to Khan Academy, where she creates engaging and informative content on financial literacy. She was born in Bosnia, but has called Texas home for 25 years. She enjoys embroidery and archery, especially when her son is competing. She's sharp as an arrow.

Luke

Sr. Engineering Manager

Luke is working with the Learner Experience team to make the learning experience fun to use and easy to navigate around. Prior to coming to Khan Academy, Luke worked as a frontend web developer and Engineering leader at several companies across many industries. He was a core contributor to the YUI JavaScript library. These days, he focuses on collaborating with, coaching, and mentoring engineers, managers, and leaders of all types.

Evan

Director of Major and Individual Giving

Evan is passionate about education and learning. She started her professional career as a public librarian and now helps keep Khan Academy free for learners everywhere.

Josh

Learners Fund Manager

Josh helps Learners Fund supporters connect across Khan Academy and stay informed of our shared progress and strategic ambitions. 


He’s spent over a decade helping to expand the possibilities of education, beginning his career as a classroom teacher.

When away from the desk, he enjoys being a dog parent to his growing terrier Hendrix, occasional karaoke sessions, and spending time with friends and family.

Sam

Sam Mende-Wong

Email Marketing Manager

Sam is the child of a journalist and a community organizer. Early on, he recognized the importance of connection and the power of a good story. Throughout his career, he has sought to connect people to the right stories to improve their lives.

Sam loves thoughtful strategy, clean data, sharp copy, and good humor. He strives to lead with compassion and humanity.

📍: Oakland, CA

📖: On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

🎵: Breakdown by Mariah Carey ft Krayzie Bone & Wish Bone

📺: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

🥃: Old Fashion

Nick

Nicholas

Nick Kokkinis

Nicholas Kokkinis

Kokkinis

Content Creator, STEM

Nick is passionate about math, and a lifelong learner. Prior to Joining Khan Academy, he worked in education for the last 10 years, primarily as a one-on-one tutor with students all over the world.

When not writing STEM content, Nick co-runs a small art gallery. He loves to see exhibitions, go for outdoor runs, spend time at the beach, and explore New York City—where he was born and continues to live.

Heather

Senior Humanities Content Creator

Before coming to Khan Academy, Heather's career trajectory included teaching, studying evolutionary psychology, and getting a PhD in education. These days, she enjoys writing humanities content to support student learning and engagement.

Because Heather’s hobbies include writing, reading, singing, playing D&D, hiking, and hanging out with husband, two young children, and assorted friends, she never wants for things to fill her time with.

Lafeesah

STEM Content Creator

Lafeesah is a STEM Content Creator who is excited to bring the the joy of learning into this work. She brings nine years of experience teaching middle school in Philadelphia and looks forward to using that experience to inform her practice. Her love of learning and her desire to foster curiosity is what drives her in this work.

When Lafeesah is not working on content, she enjoys reading and going on adventures with her son (him leading, of course). Her mind often gets consumed with how and why things are, so she sometimes succumbs to rabbit holes of simple research.

Sarah

Senior Product Manager

Sarah is the Senior Product Manager for the Learner Experience at Khan Academy.

Sarah began her career as a middle-school teacher in Boston. Before Khan Academy, she was the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of the ELA-focused edtech nonprofit CommonLit.

Erica

Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging

Erica came to Khan Academy as Director, DEIB, with over 20 years of experience working in many facets of education. She is passionate about setting young people up for success and meeting people where they are. As a professional in the realm of belonging, she loves getting to know people and what makes them tick.

Erica's hobbies include puzzles, finding DIY projects to do around her home, and watching television. She also loves to spend time outside.

Tamara

Software engineer

Tamara arrived at Khan Academy via an internship arranged by Ada Developers Academy, a one year software developer bootcamp. Before that, she worked on Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions at an academic library. Moving from the West Coast to the East Coast was a big change, but she enjoys the snowy weather and beautiful trees on this side of the States. Some of her hobbies include video/board/tabletop games, anime, learning Japanese, reading fantasy/sci-fi books, and baking/cooking.

Sydney

Design Manager

Sydney is the Design Manager for the Learner Experience team at Khan Academy. Prior to joining the team, Sydney was a product designer and leader for organizations big and small, in multiple industries such as ecommerce, finance, and insurance.

She loves exploring big ideas, untangling complex challenges, and working with teammates to use design for positive change. Outside of work, you can find her hiking in the woods, reading a book, or trying out a new hobby.

Wieteke

Biology Content Creator

Wieteke develops videos, articles, and exercises for biology-related content at Khan Academy. She is especially passionate about ecology and environmental science (and, of course, birds!). Her goal is to make biology (and all of science!) fun, approachable, relevant, and engaging for anyone and everyone.

In addition to her work at Khan Academy, Wieteke is pursuing a PhD at the University of Tennessee. She is studying the ecological impacts of invasive house mouse population on islands and how to inform successful conservation interventions. With over a decade of field experience, Wieteke has extensive knowledge of wildlife monitoring, invasive species management, and restoration ecology.

Jake

Jake Englund

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

As an SRE, Jake's mission is to cultivate systemic resiliency: the ability to recover from a wide variety of unexpected failures. While that's typically related to code (what it does and how/why it changes over time), SREs care deeply about what people do and how/why they do it, too! When he's not dancing, swimming, baking pizza, or digging through code, you can probably find him in Etheirys playing his Lalafell Sage+Summoner, Lyll.

Maggie

Margaret

Software Engineer

Maggie is a software engineer on the Data Infrastructure team at Khan Academy. She has a background in Backend Development and DevOps, but is an admirer of all well written code and beautifully designed infrastructure. She is passionate about learning and loves working for an organization like Khan Academy!

When Maggie isn’t coding she loves wandering around outside, reading too many books at once, and lounging with her cats.

Audrey

Senior Software Engineer

Audrey is a software engineer with a background in library science. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her family, baking, gardening, rambling around in the woods, and dogs.

Sam

Sam Hays

Senior Software Engineer

Sam is a senior software engineer, proud to be working in the team responsible for keeping Khan Academy safe. He has a broad set of experiences in many verticals (manufacturing, entertainment, technology, retail) which inform his security worldview.

Outside of KA, Sam is an instructor of cyber-security at Vanderbilt University and is working to finish a PhD in Computer Science. During his free time, he loves spending time with his family, reading, and playing the piano.

Donna Fig

Donna Figenshu

Donna Fig

Fig

Content Creator

Donna (FKA Ms. Fig) creates chemistry content at Khan Academy. She uses her previous 12 years of teaching in Chicago to build content that is relevant and accessible to all of our learners. She is intrigued by concepts that provide explanatory and predictive power, such as those underlying weather patterns or how the brain learns. 


Now in Oakland, CA, she enjoys exploring the city and surrounding nature, playing basketball, soccer, gardening, building, hanging out/in with good food, good music, and good friends!

Candy

Candy Reyes

Legal Counsel

Candy is an in-house counsel providing legal support to the global Khan Academy community. I am a Los Angeles native with a BA in Psychology from CSU, Northridge and JD from Marquette University.

I am also a new mom to a beautiful, intelligent and actively curious daughter, Cheyanne. In my spare time, I love taking her out in the world to explore new adventures and foods. I'm also a huge foodie so I welcome all restaurant recommendations across the globe.

Alan

Sr. Software Engineering Manager

Alan, a 'nurse gone geek,' dedicated years to practicing as a registered nurse before making a significant career shift into the tech industry in 2014. As the founding engineer at a startup, he meticulously refined his technical expertise, deepened his knowledge, and cultivated strong leadership skills. Currently, he leverages these skills while acquiring new ones in his role as a Software Engineering Manager, serving and supporting the Marketing Philanthropy Product team.

Beyond the professional realm, Alan treasures moments spent with his family in Houston, Texas. You'll often find him immersed in books, engrossed in audiobooks, or enjoying video games. He also has a slight addiction to ordering gadgets to solve everyday problems, such as eyes burning while cutting onions.

Mason

Engineering Manager, Teacher Experience

Mason is an engineering leader and former teacher based in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He has worked in software engineering for longer than he should probably admit, and has taught in high school, university, and code schools. Beyond work, he enjoys time with his family (spouse and three boys!), outdoor activities like hiking, reading on a wide variety of topics, and playing all kinds of video and board games.

Henry

Software Engineer II

Henry has been working with teams of various sizes and building front end and back end services for 10+ years. While he is based in Toronto, Ontario, he frequently travels to the Rockies for skiing and climbing. He is super excited to be part of the Khan Academy team and its mission!

Isabel

Product Manager

Isa is a PM on the Khan Academy Kids team. She manages analytics, authors picture books, and programs educational activities on the app. Born and raised in Ecuador 🇪🇨, Isa started her career in education teaching 3rd grade at a public school in Quito. Her students from that first year of teaching are her biggest inspiration as she builds whimsical learning experiences at Khan Academy Kids.

Mark

Sr. Software Engineer

Mark is a front-end software engineer focused on accessibility. He also enjoys a good CSS challenge and pixel-perfect requests.

When not coding, he can be found kayaking, racing dragon boats, flying his drone, or occasionally attempting to eradicate wild blackberry and scotch broom from his yard.

Tiffany

Tiffany Chow McCandless

Design Manager

Aurora

Fundraising Operations Associate

Emily

International Districts Lead

Emily Goldman is Khan Academy's International Districts Lead and is passionate about providing educational experiences that transform learners’ lives. She works with global partners to bring Khan Academy into school classrooms across the world.

Prior to Khan Academy, Emily spent several years managing and evaluating education programs for universities, UN agencies, and humanitarian aid organizations across the Middle East, US, and Latin America. She later led portfolios of policy evaluations at the Puerto Rico Department of Education and at UC Berkeley’s Global Policy Lab. In her free time, Emily loves being outdoors and all things related to music.

Jenny

Jenny is a technical prompt engineer on the content team. Before Khan Academy, Jenny conducted design research on learning technologies at Stanford, built software for teachers and students at Replit and UC Irvine, and taught computer science at the high school, community college, and undergraduate level. She cares a lot about making CS personally meaningful for all.

A perfect Saturday afternoon for Jenny would be listening to a podcast on public transit in a new neighborhood.

Katie

Marketing Specialist

Katie is marketing specialist with the Consumer Marketing team who joined Khan Academy after spending one year as a contractor. Her actual Khan journey began when she was a sophomore in high school, studying for her Chemistry course. During her free time you can find her reading a good book, spending time with her family, and playing with her cats. She also loves to travel and explore new places.

Danielle

Senior Regional Sales Manager, Northeast

Danielle Sullivan is an unshakeable optimist who has dedicated over two decades to transforming classrooms worldwide. Danielle has experienced many aspects of education, from working on educational policy on Capitol Hill, to serving students as a middle school special education teacher and in the past 10 years, working in EdTech. Danielle is all about infusing the magic of human connection, the art of learning, and a healthy dose of humor into her mission of inspiring educators to forge strong bonds with both themselves and their students. As the Senior Northeast Sales Manager at Khan Academy, she channels that same energy and enthusiasm to champion Khan's Academy’s mission of providing a free world class education to all, regardless of location or circumstance. Outside her passions for education, she balances sunshine in St. Petersburg, Florida, and cool retreats in Upstate NY, enjoying travel, biking, beach days, hiking, reading, family time, and the occasional improv comedy gig.

Alex (Juan)

Juan Juy

Fullstack Software Engineer

Alex is a Full-Stack Software Engineer on the Product Growth team. His career history is in advertising at Hulu/Disney but he transitioned into software engineering once he realized how much he loves coding.

Some of his hobbies include cooking and trying food from various cuisines, collecting pins, and developing/playing video games!

Zaq? Wiedmann

Infrastructure Engineer

Charlie

Software Engineer

Charlie enjoys solving problems, going on adventures, trying new foods, and playing board games with friends.

Brian

Brian DiRito

DiRito

Software Engineer

Brian is a Software Engineer with a background in theatre, dance, and music.

He is a big music, board/video game, and D&D nerd.

Molly

Software Engineer

Molly is a full-stack developer based in North Carolina.

She has a love for adventure and balances time at her desk with time in nature. Outside of work, Molly can be found climbing, hiking, paddling, and learning to hang glide.

Maggie

Software Engineer

Maggie is a part of the amazing Tutor Platform team at Khan Academy. She went to UC San Diego for computer science and recently graduated March 2024. She was a summer intern at Khan Academy in 2023 and worked on awesome projects with the Content Platform team. In her free time, she loves to find Tiktok recipes and try to make them with the family, plan weekend getaways, and take scenic photos.

Amanda

Senior Content Manager – ELA, Humanities, and Test Prep

Amanda is passionate about creating world-class educational resources for students and teachers. Her previous experience includes developing ELA curricula, creating vocabulary resources, and teaching college-level literature and writing courses.

She lives in New York City with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys walking and hiking, reading, and devising increasingly Byzantine ways to organize her Goodreads shelves.

Cat

Catherine

Senior Frontend Engineer

Hello! My name is Cat, yes I do love cats, and I am a Senior Frontend Engineer on the LEMS team! During my day job I work mostly on React web components and focus on Accessible Technology. On my off hours I love talking about how to create more accessible and inclusive web applications and hosting a podcast discussing new technology creating positive social impact in our world today. I firmly believe technology can be used to create a more inclusive and equitable world as long as we keep it in check.

Jasper

Commeownications Specialist

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

Chief Engineer, Adventures

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.

Alfie

Official Treat Tester

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.

Shadow

Purr Programmer

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

CTO (Chewy Toy Obliterator)

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

Leader of the Pack

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!

Barry

Barry from EastEnders

Bazzer

Chief Opurrating Officer

Barry From EastEnders works with Jeff 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.

Leia

Hi! I am Leia. I am from India and I live with my mum, dad and sis.

Smokey

Chief Purrformance Analyst

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.

Didi

Chief Carrot Officer

Didi is a connoisseur of carrots and will not stop once he starts giving you kisses.

Hildie

Rescue Dog Ambassador

Hildie lives in Houston with her adoring pawrents, tolerant cat siblings, and occasional foster dog sibling. She splits her day between the dog bed and the human bed, advising on important issues such as whether it’s time for her walk and if it’s a good day to bask in the sun. She aspires to bring a smile to everyone she meets, and her dream is to be a spokesdog for rescue pets everywhere. Hildie enjoys travel, yoga (specifically, laying down on as much of the mat as possible), and learning new skills…but only because of the treats.

Loki

Handsome Rogue

Loki was found as an abandoned puppy in a box in Northern Quebec. When his Guardians adopted him from the shelter, he was a very anxious boy. With lots of love, training and hard work, he has grown into a very calm and mature dog - though he does still like to be a bit mischievous.

Yoda

Sr. Pawgram Manager

As the Sr. Pawgram Manager, he leads the distribution of treats within teams and makes sure everyone feels loved. Outside of Khan Academy, he likes to chase squirrels and boss his parents around.

Dooly

Chief Happiness Officer

Dooly is hungry all the time and really likes pets and cuddles

Kona

Senior Manager, Canine Resources

Kona is Khan Academy's Senior Manager of Canine Resources. Once a Resident Pooch at Harvard University, Kona brings many skills to his new role including negotiation (for Greenies), emotional support, and identification of stray food scraps. When he is not working or snuggling with his friends at daycare, Kona prefers to spend a quiet evening in with his pack.

Taco

Pawject Manager

Taco spends 80% of his time sleeping and 20% pawject managing his humans to make sure that the trains run on time at Khan Academy. 10/10 good doggo.

Gingerbread

Senior Good-est Best-est Girl

With one ear down, and one ear up, Gingerbread alerts Sarah B of any squirrels, skunks, or other small critters within a 100-foot radius. She's an all-around good-est best-est office mate, couch dweller, and snuggler.

Daisy

Daisy Ban

Loyal Coworker and Couch Potato

Hi, I'm Daisy! I am a rescue pit bull who had a hard start in life but is now living it up with plenty of couches to lie on and oodles of peanut butter-filled Kong toys. I will eat absolutely anything and everything, and I am a champion cuddler!

Zacy

Zacian Valdez

Trainer

Zacy, Napper and Foot Warmer. Zacy is a master of snoozing and snuggling, and never misses a chance to join Elly, our content creator, at her desk. She is also a fan of Pokemon, and was named after the legendary Zacian. She enjoys long walks, car rides, and exploring new places, like Pikes Peak, where she posed for this epic photo.

Edith

Pillow Quality Assurance Technician

Edith is dedicated to her job of testing all pillows and pillow-like objects for softness, fluffiness, flavor, nap support, and relative position to a beam of sunlight. She also manages her canine office-mate Arthur.

Arthur

Director of Frolicking

Arthur can most often be found bounding around outside. He has many responsibilities that he tends to tackle simultaneously in an impressive show of multi-tasking, including digging holes, barking at wildlife, chasing bumble bees, watching cars go by, and checking for new smells.

Luna Sullivancox

Puppers

Puppernutter

Butters

Senior Snuggle Manager

Meet Luna, a fierce mixed breed bundle of smiles. Luna is a fierce protector of Danielle's home office and will throw herself at the door to ward off Amazon deliveries or mail people. In her free time she loves snuggling, walking, playing with various toys, and chasing Geckos. She loves all humans, animals and especially kitty cats.

Anya

maltipoo+pomeranian

Kanna

miniaussie+pomeranian

Bochi

The doted son of the Liu Family

Hi, I'm Bochi! I'm the coolest dog on the street. I love stealing my family's shoes and chewing on them. It's funny when they get noisy and chase me. I also like chasing cats, squirrels, birds, and butterflies. Anything that moves requires my investigation. I have a very understandable disdain for baths. It takes away my au naturel scent.

Thor

Chief Roaching Officer

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.

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