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Sal

Founder & CEO

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.

Jason

Lead Designer

As Lead Designer for Khan Academy, Jason's responsible for how things on the site look and how users interact with those things.

Prior to joining Khan Academy, Jason headed up the design team at Fog Creek Software (and worked with Ben).

John

Frontend Inventor

John invents tools and platforms for Khan Academy, like our programming environment, exercise framework, and internationalization framework.

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

Elizabeth

VP, Learner Strategy & Operations

Elizabeth leads our direct to learner initiatives. She works with colleagues across KA and several partner organizations to dream up and develop products, content, and programs that help people learn all kinds of things and achieve their goals.

Maureen

Education Partnerships

Maureen works with teachers and students to redefine what it means to be a successful learner.

Before joining Khan Academy, Maureen was a Teach For America teacher at a charter school on the border of Texas and Mexico. She is an alumna of Brown and Stanford's School of Education.

James

Software Engineer

James keeps improving site performance and creating new features for Khan Academy.

Previously James was a lead engineer at education.com, ran a non-profit delivering an email system to the developing world, and was a math teacher in the Peace Corps in Tanzania. He received two degrees from CMU in Physics and Computer Science.

Tom

Software Engineer

Before joining Khan Academy, Tom studied Mathematics and Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley, then developed cutting-edge technology for video games and virtual worlds.

Ben

Software Engineer

Before joining Khan Academy, Ben worked at Google for several years where he contributed to a number of projects including Google Calendar and Android. He received a Bachelor of Software Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Ben

Engineering Manager

Ben joined the Khan Academy team in 2011 as lead exercise developer, building over a hundred interactive math exercise modules.

He now manages the web, support, and QA teams, helping the team make all aspects of the website delightful for learners. Before joining Khan Academy Ben worked on networking hardware at his own startup and previously at larger tech companies. In his spare time he enjoys flying airplanes and sharing his passion for learning how things work through his own instructional videos.

Chris

Software Engineer

Chris wields his experience with highly reliable, multilingual websites to support lifelong learning through Khan Academy.

Before joining, Chris spent a few years building the Yahoo! homepage. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Brit

Faculty

Brit has been making educational videos since he was 10 when he got hooked on Carl Sagan, Bill Nye & James Burke and his mom agreed to buy him two VCRs for editing purposes.

He's excited about combining video and interactive software to create novel learning experiences online. He holds degrees in Integrated Engineering and Computer Science from UWO and McGill (oh, Canada!)

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.

Kitt

Designer

Kitt uses a simple design process:

1) Travel to the future.
2) See what he did.
3) Come back and do it now.

He's done time at Pixar, Disney Animation, and as a Hollywood peon.

Esther

Special Assistant to the CEO & Chief Happiness Officer (CHO)

As the Special Assistant to the CEO, Esther provides Sal with the support he needs to do what he does best. As the Chief Happiness Officer (CHO), Esther seeks to spread joy to the entire Khan Academy team.

Esther holds a B.A. in American Studies from Occidental College. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Esther was a classroom teacher and private tutor in Philadelphia, and an administrative coordinator at a community non-profit in Boston.

James

VP, Educator Strategy and Operations

James leads Khan Academy’s work with educators and education institutions. He works with internal teams and partners to develop products and programs for and with teachers, schools, districts, and other education networks.

Alex

Software Engineer

Alex believes in interactive, immersive education. Every day he brings science fiction just a bit closer to reality.

Prior to Khan Academy, Alex worked on peer-to-peer car sharing with Getaround. He graduated from UCSD with degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science.

Justin

Content Fellowship Manager

Born and raised in Minnesota, Justin studied physics at Gustavus Adolphus College and materials science at the University of Minnesota.

He used to look at tiny things with electron microscopes, but working with Khan Academy sounded even cooler!

Eliana

Data Scientist

Eliana wants to make a teaching system so adaptive it can love you. She's a sci-fi reading nomad who writes poetry in Python and climbs ALL THE MOUNTAINS.

Before Khan Academy, Eliana was a PhD student in Machine Learning at UT Austin. She dropped out of that to make real things and solve tangible problems after a totally rad internship at Khan Academy.

Tabitha

Designer

Tabitha loves designing things so that they're accessible and fun to use. In her free time she enjoys learning about people, traveling, doodling, and dancing terribly. She studied at RISD and Brown University and has previously interned at Apple and Amnesty International Thailand.

Tom P

Product Marketing

All Tom dreams about is getting more people on Khan Academy.

Tom is the youngest of seven in a patchwork family that has given him 16 sweet nieces and nephews and umpteen million laughs. Tom comes to us via the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, LeapFrog Investments, McKinsey and a U.C. Berkeley MBA. His dream is to one day open a chain of innovative schools back in sunny Australia.

Murrayl

Education Partnerships

Murrayl helps teachers and out-of-school time coaches integrate Khan Academy in to their daily work.

Murrayl comes to Khan Academy from The Bridgespan Group where she consulted with a variety of nonprofits and philanthropies.

Karina

People Ops-Specialist

Karina focuses on our HR/People Ops needs here at KA! Prior to Khan Academy she was operations manager for a startup in San Francisco where she honed her skills in office operations, event management, and building company culture. She graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Sociology.

Mia

Content Partnerships

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.

Becca

Designer

Becca is thrilled to be joining the Khan Academy team as a product designer.

Previously, Becca worked as a communication designer in Austin, TX and graduated with a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.

Annie

VP of Product Management

Annie works with the product team to make great experiences for everyone who uses Khan Academy. She’s excited to help people find wonder in what they learn and achieve their goals.

Previously, Annie worked at software and hardware startups, as well as Microsoft and MSR. She studied CS and design at MIT, where she made apps to help designers learn about programming and share the process behind their work.

Lauren

Data Scientist

Lauren just finished up her Ph.D. in Physics at Harvard and is super excited to be working on data science at Khan Academy. She loves physics, machine learning, camping on or near tall mountains, and cookies.

Colin

Data Scientist

Colin is a biologist turned data analyst who loves using data to tackle challenging problems, loves singing, and loves eating beets.

David

Software Person

David is a human being currently living on Earth.

While studying Software Engineering at uWaterloo, David interned twice at Khan Academy, twice at machine learning startup Sift Science, and twice at Google.

David regrets that he was not also named Ben.

Oliver

Software Engineer

Oliver enjoys making cool things that help people and hiking out into the middle of nowhere.

He spends a lot of time thinking about how to make Khan Academy even better and loves that he gets to work with such an incredible team.

Andy

Lead Mobile Developer

Andy's working to bring Khan Academy and learning to life under every student's fingertips.

Previously, Andy helped build iOS at Apple and studied computer science at Caltech.

May-Li

Director of Design, Co-Director of Long-term Research

May-Li is excited to help people learn using the power of thoughtfully designed interactions.

She’s dedicated to helping build a diverse and vibrant community of inventors who question everything and are prepared to redesign the world.

Previously, May-Li invented future user interfaces at Apple.

Cam

Math Content Manager

Once upon a time, Cam was stranded on an island with Justin and a pirate puzzle master named Tomer. Tomer lined up 100 treasure chests in a cave, labeled 100 coconuts from 1 to 100, and placed one coconut in each chest. Tomer then led Justin into the cave and allowed him to look inside the chests and even swap the contents of two of them. (What a nice guy!) Afterwards, he hit Justin over the head with a wooden plank to knock him out. (Not a nice guy!) Tomer then led Cam into the cave, gave him a random number, and said, “You may open 50 chests. If you find your number, I'll help you off the island.” Thankfully, Cam and Justin knew about Tomer's crazy riddle ahead of time, which allowed them to devise a surefire strategy. That is, they knew for sure that Cam would be able to find his number. What was their strategy? (Cam now works for KA as a math question writer, as do Justin and Tomer.)

Jordan

Software Engineer

Jordan is a recent Stevens Institute of Technology grad who can't stop open-sourcing his code.

Previously, Jordan interned at Medium and Evidon, working with the Ghostery team.

His dream is to ship code from space.

Natalie

International

At any given point, Natalie is absolutely 100% down to talk about the latest public radio show or podcast you heard. A fan of pun-making, language-learning, and Caltrain people-watching, she unabashedly still wears her retainers and cuddles with her pillow.

Natalie graduated from the University of Chicago and worked in Turkey as a Fulbright Scholar. She now helps make Khan Academy available and accessible to people all over the world.

Emily

Software Engineer

Emily graduated from the University of Rochester with a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Math. She enjoys playing the ukulele, baking pies for Tau day, and deciphering ancient TeX programs. She likes programming languages with types.

Emily interned at Khan Academy twice before joining the team.

John

Software Engineer

John likes to build things that help people learn.

In his spare time he juggles, practices magic, and flies through the air on silks. Occasionally a puzzle appears and he is lost to us.

Nick

Senior Financial Analyst

Nick regularly sits down with the finance team to make sure that the financial numbers stay classy.

Previously, he spent time at Kiva.org and Starting Arts. He received a B.A. in visual arts & political science from UC San Diego and an MBA through UC Davis.

Natalie

Designer

Natalie is a designer and digital illustrator who loves creating things that don't yet exist and making them as beautiful as they are functional. For fun, she likes live music, indie movies, comic books, and cooking.

Before joining the team, she earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art and worked with Cartoon Network and JibJab Media.

Yin

International Market Development

Yin works on international market development at Khan. She lives for radical ideas that change the world through technology, goodwill and education at colossal scale.

Prior to Khan Academy, Yin spent time at Coursera, Google and Microsoft. She loves high elevation (which means skiing, mountain biking, hiking) and high notes (which means singing).

Diane

Strategy Associate

On the content team, Diane works on content quality analytics and expanding the reach of Khan Academy's content.

Diane previously worked at Coursera, McKinsey, and earned a B.A from Stanford.

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.

Matthew

🙇💥💻

Matthew was once Head of Product at Flickr and Bitly, but is now better known for building open-source digital art projects of dubious value.

Long before that, he researched the social impacts of technology at NYU and UC Berkeley, and is still primarily interested in exploring all the messy potential that can happen when people and computers meet.

Riley

Software Engineer

Riley falls somewhere between a toymaker and a software dev, and wants to make education natural and fun. He dreams of one day strapping on goggles and learning Kung-Fu like Neo did.

In his spare time, Riley spends a lot of time reading and getting injured.

Kevin

Software Engineer

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.

Sharon

Privacy Expert

As Khan Academy's privacy expert, Sharon helps build and maintain trust with our learners through first-rate privacy practices.

Sharon has been Chief Privacy Officer for numerous companies. When she's not advising Boards and companies on privacy, Sharon enjoys SCUBA diving and chocolate chip cookies, not necessarily in that order.

Mike

Engineering Manager

Mike helps our infrastructure, mobile and data engineering teams be and achieve their best.

Before joining Khan Academy, he led teams at Mozilla, Amazon, HP, and Palm.

He enjoys music, exploring nature, and spending time with his wife.

Sergei

Space Wizard

Sergei's one superpower is also his curse. Able to binge-watch any tv show to exhaustion at the pace of one season per day, he has fully absorbed the nuances of the L-Word, One Tree Hill, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

One time, he was thrown headfirst off a horse who decided it was finished galloping. This is more or less his relationship with computers also.

Arif

Strategy & Programs

Arif works on strategic initiatives at Khan Academy.

Before Khan Academy, Arif worked for many years in the global energy industry and was also an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. He's been a speech writer, a professional bag-carrier and helped designed the K-12 education system for a country, He has degrees from the University of York and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, he makes tiramisu, reads the latest Game of Thrones novel in his hammock and plans his next scuba diving trip.

Benjamin

Software Engineer

Benjamin worked for a very long time for Fog Creek Software in New York City, until he decided he wanted a quieter life, moved to North Carolina, and joined Khan Academy.

When he's not coding, Ben's usually writing for his blog, hiking, singing, or playing with his cats.

Ben

Software Engineer

Ben studied math with a side of physics and computer science at MIT. When he's not busy learning, teaching, or writing education-related software, he enjoys hiking, folding origami, and making smoothies.

Anju

Product Manager

Anju spends her days working cross-functionally with devs, designers, partners, teachers and learners to help shape and build a fantastic product.

She comes to the Khan Academy product team by way of McKinsey and Microsoft.

Santhosh

Product Manager

Santhosh focuses on improving our content creation platform so that we can share even more exciting ideas with the world.

Before Khan Academy, Santhosh worked as a product manager at Google and studied computer science and biology at Princeton.

Matt

Software Engineer

Matt loved his internship with Khan Academy, so, after finishing his Rice CS degree, he came back.

This should be fun.

Amy

Data Scientist

Before joining the Data Science team, Amy was at Harvard/MIT analyzing neuroimaging data. Though she still thinks brains are very cool, Amy is psyched to now be using data to understand and improve the learning experience of millions of students around the world. When she is not playing her computer, Amy likes to climb rocks and rock-shaped polyurethane.

David

Physics Content Fellow

David creates physics videos, articles, and questions to help Khan Academy users learn physics. He also curates the physics material on the site.

When David isn’t doing these things he is probably either getting into trouble with his two sons, traveling around the US looking for the best pizza, trying to figure out ways to make physics class better for his students, or watching Dr. Who with his wife.

David studied particle physics at UC Davis and also had fun doing research on carbon nanotubes.

Kim

Humanities Content Manager

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

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.

Yuki

Science Content Manager

Yuki is excited about helping make chemistry content on Khan Academy even more awesome. She recently finished her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Cornell, and one of her favorite games is to guess what kind of polymer different things are made from. She also enjoys running, Brazilian jiujitsu, and putting hats on her giant hamster (guinea pig).

Caroline

Adoption

Caroline works to drive meaningful use of Khan Academy’s killer content. Before joining the team, Caroline spent two years in the classroom teaching the coolest third graders on the planet. She obsessed over the power and promise of a growth mindset while completing her M.A. in Education and working on a national education policy commission.

When she is not shamelessly reading young adult fiction or treating her 115-lb dog like a body pillow, Caroline is stalking her six (soon to be eight!) nieces and nephews by air, land and sea.

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.

Charlie

Software Engineer

Charlie spent last summer as an intern at Khan Academy—and had so much fun that he couldn't help but come back full-time.

A Princeton grad, he's also interned at Microsoft and Facebook. When he's off the clock, you might find him grinding away at today's Times crossword puzzle or writing for his blog.

Ben 5

Data Scientist

Ben thinks that education is a great tool to empower people. He also likes scratching his head over data problems and building robot dinosaurs. So, naturally, Khan Academy is the place for him.

Irene

China Development

After painstakingly learning Chinese for many years, Irene joined Khan Academy to work on cracking the China market.

In a previous life, Irene was immersed in the education space in Beijing, first founding BEAM, an edtech nonprofit, then serving as the International Lead at VIPKID. Irene loves ballet and board games, and she is always down to discuss the logistics of time travel. Irene received her A.B. and Ed.M. from Cornell and Harvard respectively.

Muneerah

Head of Philanthropy

Muneerah has worked for over 20 years in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. For the first half of her career, she worked as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Parthenon Group specializing in corporate restructuring and operations management. For the last 10 years, Muneerah has held development leadership roles in the non-profit education sector in the Bay Area at the Palo Alto Partners in Education and The Nueva School.

Muneerah holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Smith College, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Northwestern University, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

David

Programs Associate

In college, David majored in creative writing and ancient literature, topped off by computer science. When confined to bed by an illness in high school, David discovered e-learning and has since spent countless hours teaching and learning online. He can also be found directing films, and thinking deep thoughts.

David

Grammar Content Fellow

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.

Grant

Multivariable Calculus Content Fellow

To know Grant, you need only know that he has a passion for math, although this love occasionally strays towards the mistresses of computer science and music. Prior to Khan Academy, he studied math and computer science at Stanford.

Sweta

VP of Finance and Strategic Planning

As VP of Finance and Strategic Planning, Sweta is responsible for all financial, legal, and strategy operations at Khan Academy. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Sweta held multiple finance leadership roles at NetApp, Inc. and was a management consultant at McKinsey. She has an MBA and MS from Stanford University and an engineering undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Eric

Program Associate

Eric works on the Adoptions Team to bring great content to more students and classrooms.

Before Khan Academy, Eric was a consultant at BCG and completed a Fellowship with Spire Education in Kenya. He enjoys hiking, tennis, and is always up to dabble in something he has never done before.

Angela

Junior Accountant

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.

Cory

QA Tester

Cory has one of the best jobs at Khan Academy which includes making friends with bugs and breaking anything she comes across. Before Khan Academy Cory studied Symbolic Systems with a concentration in learning at Stanford. She hopes that she can help all people understand that they can learn anything!

Jenny

Director of Strategy and Operations, Educator Channel

Jenny helps the Khan Academy team build and deepen relationships with thought leaders and experts across industries, ranging from education to design, and math to international relations. She also leads partnerships and initiatives that help students and teachers use Khan Academy’s tools and resources in U.S. K-12 classrooms.

Additionally, Jenny plays an active role on the Khan Lab School (KLS) Board of Directors - and is 'all in', with all 3 of her children attending KLS!

Ben

Math Content Fellow

Ben works on math content at Khan Academy.

Before joining Khan Academy, he studied quantitative things at the University of Wisconsin, was a high school math teacher with Teach for America in Eastern North Carolina, and spent a year traveling.

Lindsay

Math Content Fellow

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.

Tomer

Math Content Fellow

Tomer develops high school math content. His goal is to make math classes more interesting so those who love math will love it even more, and those who don’t might get a chance to change their mind.

Before Khan Academy, Tomer was busy teaching math and earning his B.A in Mathematics and M.A in the History and Philosophy of Science from Tel Aviv University.

Tina

Financial Controller

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.

Caroline

Content Project Manager

Caroline likes making everything as efficient, effective, and equitable as possible. Before joining Khan Academy, she was at Teach For America - first as a middle school science teacher in the South Bronx, and then as a member of the national organization's staff. She is a Ravenclaw, studied Brain & Cognitive Science at MIT, and spends her free time cross stitching personalized and sometimes odd samplers for loved ones.

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.

Jake

Content Localization Coordinator

Jake is a bald bard, chronic impersonator, and new-language-learning recidivist. At Khan Academy, he coordinates content localization and supplies poetry for the weekly bread. In former lives, he was a Fulbrighter in Germany and a student of Middle Eastern, South Asian Studies and Linguistics at Columbia.

Lizzie

Donor Services and Database Associate

Lizzie works on the Sustainability team as the donor database master and helps with community campaigns. As a personal challenge, Lizzie completed the swim from Alcatraz back to San Francisco last summer.

Before joining Khan Academy, Lizzie worked at several museums across the country 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.

Julie

Partnerships Associate

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.

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.

Deborah

Product Analyst

Deborah joined Khan Academy as a Product Analyst. Prior to Khan Academy, she was an analyst at Google and graduated from Cornell with degrees in Economics and Information Science. When she's not analyzing Khan Academy data, you can find her trying to do 100 push ups, optimizing her croissant recipe, or denying how many hours of Taylor Swift she's listened to.

Jason

Software Engineer

Jason works on the iOS apps at Khan Academy.

Before joining Khan Academy, Jason worked on iOS apps for uShip and Phunware. He studied Computer Science at UT Austin.

Jason is passionate about learning how to make things, and enjoys working with logic, electrons, steel and wood.

Dhruv

Software Engineer

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.

Celia

Software Engineer

Celia works on the infrastructure team at Khan Academy. Prior to Khan Academy, she co-founded Write/Speak/Code, built integration services for EdTech publishers at Knewton, sat on the board for the Metro NY Chapter of UN Women USNC, performed jazz professionally, and studied Computer Science at UC Berkeley.

When not coding, Celia enjoys cooking, biking, and spending time with her husband, daughter and curmudgeonly cat.

Cassey

Administrative Assistant

Cassey is part of the dynamic duo that runs the Office of the CEO. She uses her OCD-like organizational skills to make sure Sal’s day runs as smoothly as possible.

Before Khan Academy, Cassey worked as the office manager of a private clinic in Palo Alto for two years - mainly working with children with attention difficulties and academic struggles. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in psychology and outside of the office, she can be found binge-watching Netflix, hanging out at Dolores Park, and dancing to Top 40.

Brian

Software Engineer

Brian is a Frontend Developer in Ann Arbor, MI who loves to hack and solve problems. He is the co-organizer of Southeast Michigan JavaScript (semjs.org) and loves to build robots with JavaScript in his spare time.

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, or goofing around with his kids.

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).

Madeleine

Content Producer

Madeleine works on the content team at Khan Academy and manages the College Admissions resource and any of our film production needs. You can often find her being closely followed around the office by her golden retriever, Doodle...it's a family name.

Kelly

Senior Major Gifts Associate

Kelly works with philanthropists to ensure the long-term sustainability of Khan Academy. Kelly has ten years of development experience from a variety of museums and national non-profits. She excels at relationship building and strategic planning to increase funding and efficiencies across development operations. Kelly is a rocket flow yogi and doggie lover. Kelly holds a B.A. in Art History and a Museum Studies Certificate from the University of Iowa.

Laurie

Community Support Manager

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.

Julie

Recruiting Coordinator

Julie is the Recruiting Coordinator on Khan Academy's People Ops team. She is a member of an awesome team working to bring top talent to Khan Academy by providing a world-class candidate experience. She strives to not only make every experience personalized but build long lasting relationships with every candidate.

Prior to joining Khan Academy, Julie spent some time as a Talent Operations Coordinator at SugarCRM. She graduated from Carrington College with an A.S. in Criminal Justice.

When Julie isn't at work, she's busy volunteering at her son's little league and teaching her puppy, Chewie.

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.

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.

Mopewa

Software Engineer

Mopewa is excited to be back full-time on the mobile team after an amazing internship.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching too much TV, and hanging out with her crazy pup.

Hannah

Software Engineer

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.

Sophie

Programs Associate

Sophie works to get educators using Khan Academy in classrooms and community organizations everywhere. She gets bucketloads of joy from hearing how Khan Academy is helping people.

Dave

Programs Associate

Dave is on the Adoption Team, where he thinks about how to help teachers and schools inspire a lifetime love of learning.

Prior to joining Khan, he studied International Politics and Mandarin at Georgetown University and taught high school algebra, calculus, and statistics to tenacious teenagers in Texas and California.

For fun, he loves adventure races, narrative non-fiction books, and moderately competitive lawn games.

Diedra

Software Engineer

Diedra is a former artist that's excited to be helping develop the future of education. In her spare time she enjoys chasing pigeons and reading comics.

Norman

Senior Content Manager

Norman works with Khan Academy's partners to produce awesome content that serves KA's learners. He is an Emmy-award winning producer and writer who spent years working on TV and online documentaries on history, art and science for PBS, History, National Geographic and the National Science Foundation. He helped start NBC Learn, an educational platform at NBC News that reaches schools nationwide. He's a firm believer that media can be a positive force for learning. He has a BA from Oberlin College.

Amy

Software Engineer

Amy loves learning new things, and helping others learn new things. She currently does that by helping build Khan Academy! In her spare time Amy likes to make art in bright colors, visit museums, and hang out in parks. Before joining Khan Academy, she was an engineer at Etsy and studied Computer Science at UMBC.

Alli

Data Engineering Fellow

Alli has always been passionate about education, both as a teacher and as an autodidact. Before Khan Academy, she studied Early Childhood Education and taught preschoolers. After that, she taught herself computer science and started working as a software engineer.

In her spare time, she loves to play music, sing, dance, act, and learn new things!

Nabil

Software Engineer

Nabil is a former math teacher who is excited to contribute to the education of more students than ever. He studied math and computer science at NYU, attended the Recurse Center twice, is one of the organizers of !!con, and previously worked at a medical startup called Betterpath.

Kimerie

Engineering Fellow

Kimerie is passionate about leveraging technology to increase equity in education and expand opportunities for students in underresourced communities. She has worked for several education non-profits in both institutional and individual fundraising. After winning an ed tech hackathon in Oakland, Kimerie decided to learn how to code so that she could work on the front lines of education innovation. In her free time, Kimerie enjoys writing, baking treats, and djing.

Amos

Software Engineer

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.

Ragini

Data Engineer

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.

Aasmund

Software Engineer

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.

Jen

Administrative Partner

Jen provides administrative support to the VPs of learner, educator, finance, and international development so they can focus on Khan Academy’s awesome mission.

Prior to joining us, Jen worked in several community-based social service organizations and libraries. She earned an MLIS from San Jose State and also studied at UCLA. She enjoys historical fiction, quirky comedies, and watching everything with the subtitles on.

Ruth

Program Associate

Ruth Mesfun is the Program Associate in the Adoption team. Prior to Khan Academy, she was the sixth grade computer science teacher at Excellence Girls Middle Academy in Brooklyn, where she created and piloted the charter network’s first middle school computer science curriculum. She is also the co-founder and editor of the blog POCIT: People Of Color In Tech.

Eunice

Administrative Partner

Eunice supports the Office of the CEO as the Administrative Partner. She uses her master tetris skills to manage moving calendars, meetings, and ensures that everything runs smooth as silk. In her spare time, she enjoys watching re-runs of Parks & Rec, listening to Taylor Swift, and finding the perfect latte in the Bay Area.

Scott

Long-term Research Associate

Scott enjoys thinking deeply about education, mathematics, and technology. He works on linking the realities of today with the possibilities of tomorrow.

Before joining Khan Academy, Scott taught high school math in Oakland, CA and researched the implementation and pedagogy of technology in classrooms. He completed a M.A. in Math Education at SFSU and a B.S. in Math at UCSB.

Odelia

Junior Accountant

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.

Lilly

Donor Relations Associate

Lilly works on the Sustainability team at Khan Academy. Prior to joining KA, she worked at a museum and before that she spent many years at a private foundation. She even had a previous career working in public interest law. Lilly holds a B.A. in Art History from Yale. In her free time, she is dedicated to being the coolest Tia ever to her nieces and nephew and to embracing all that the beautiful state of California has to offer.

Sanyukta

Designer

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.

Ashley

Content Fellow

Joining Khan Academy as a content fellow, Ashley is a former educator, turned ed-tech wizard, who admittedly still thinks she is an educator.

Besides loving all things biology-related, Ashley rides horses, runs, bikes, reads, and writes - though never all at once. She's also an animal mom to two horses, three wily cats, and a dog named Bucket.

Lauren

Growth Marketing Manager

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.

Aanand

India content manager

Aanand spends his time thinking about how to make learning more effective, enjoyable, meaningful and accessible, to everyone. He has a long standing love affair with physics and before joining Khan Academy, he taught high school physics for about a year in classrooms and made physics videos for middle and high school for 3 years while leading a content team. He finds himself dreaming about self paced education that is fun and immersive.

He spends his spare time dancing, trying to play the bamboo flute and working on secret learning projects.

Toby

Director of Wellness

Toby works closely with everyone at Khan Academy to make sure they get daily doses of companionship and stress-relief. He makes this happen by standing close to people and quietly requesting body hugs and face smushing.

In his previous life, Toby roughed animal shelters and even a gunshot before earning a doctoral degree in human-animal connection and finding his home with Maureen. He enjoys being surrounded by very soft things.

Fleetwood

Chief Laziness Officer

Fleetwood helps make sure we laze, lounge, relax, chill, and generally take it easy every day. She's deeply driven to make sure everybody at Khan Academy is well-rested and has always been one to lead by example.

Fleetwood is friends with all the other office dogs but mostly because when she acts cute with them she gets fed carrots.Her favorite quote is from 'Marcel the shell with shoes on,' when Marcel says, 'Treats and snoozin', snoozin' and treats.'

Pippy

Head of Food Safety

Driven by a great passion to taste every food that has ever graced the earth, Pippy has found a fulfilling career in food safety. At Khan Academy, Pippy takes pride in ensuring that his teammates have only the highest quality of foods available to them. He is often found begging — er — requesting food to double check that everything has been properly handled, prepared, and stored to prevent foodborne illness.

During his off hours, Pippy loves to chase squirrels, hog tennis balls, and generally enjoy life with great exuberance.

Khan Academy has also received the time, energy, and expertise of many past team members, volunteers, and part-time contributors.