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.
Chief Product Officer
As Chief Product Officer 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 invents tools and platforms for Khan Academy, like our programming environment, exercise framework, and internationalization framework.
Chief Marketing Officer
Elizabeth and the marketing and business development teams focus on growing our reach and impact so we can make a meaningful difference for more learners, teachers, school leaders, and parents in the US and around the world
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Colin is a biologist turned data engineer who loves using data to tackle challenging problems, loves singing, and loves eating beets.
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.
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.
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.)
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 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.
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 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.
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).
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 is passionate about math, computing science, and education in general. He likes building new things and wants to help transform education.
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 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 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.
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 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 thinks he likes doing outdoorsy things like hiking, biking, climbing, and swimming. But if that were true, he'd probably actually do those things.
Studies suggest that it's much more likely that Sergei likes staying inside, eating cookies, and coming up with creative explanations for why this bit of code really doesn't NEED to be tested.
One time, he was thrown headfirst off a horse who decided it was finished galloping. This is more or less his relationship with computers too.
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 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 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 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 loved his internship with Khan Academy, so, after finishing his Rice CS degree, he came back.
This should be fun.
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.
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.
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 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.
Bryan works on Khan Academy's mobile apps, and loves pixel-nudging them until they're perfect!
He lives in Seattle, and enjoys cooking, running, and taking his son to the zoo. Before joining Khan Academy, he was a mobile designer at Starbucks.
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 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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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).
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 is a former artist that's excited to be helping develop the future of education. In their spare time they enjoy chasing pigeons and reading comics.
Nick's working on new tools that support teachers and classrooms. Previously, Nick helped build and grow products at betaworks, Techstars, and Canvas Networks.
A fan of wordplay and creativity, Nick is interested in inventing new interfaces for expression.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Software Engineering Fellow
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.
Like Otis Redding, Ravi left "…his home in Georgia, headed for the 'Frisco bay.'" Unlike Otis Redding, Ravi has had the pleasure of working at Khan Academy with incredible people eager to make a readily-available, world-class education a reality for everyone.
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Tatiana is at her happiest with her work when she can empower people to discover their potential. Previously, she has worked as product designer for leading edTech startups in China. She studied engineering in Colombia and fell in love with design when she was an exchange student at the Stanford d.school.
World History Content Fellow
Eman is a teacher, writer and artist with a passion for history and anthropology. She studied philosophy, English, and history at the University of Michigan and has taught in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. She aspires to share her enthusiasm for history with Khan Academy learners through her role as World History Content Fellow.
President & COO
Ginny joined Khan Academy in December 2016 to help Sal realize his vision of creating free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Ginny spent the bulk of her career at Intuit running various business units and functional groups. Ginny holds a dual-BA degree from Brown University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
World History Content Fellow
Steve taught high school history, government, and economics for six years. He is excited to be a part of Khan Academy, where instead of teaching a few students in one place, he can teach a whole lot of students all over the world!
He spends most of his free time trying to keep up with his toddler son and reading (what else?) history books.
He enjoys collecting non-remunerative degrees and has thus far obtained a BA and MA in History, and an MEd in Social Studies Education.
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.
China Content Fellow
Coco is thrilled to join Khan Academy as the China Content Fellow. Prior to Khan Academy, Coco has worked in several education start-ups in China and earned her B.S. from Peking University and M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College.
Content Operations Specialist
Before coming to KA, Jessica served as the director of two academic programs for international college students (at Case Western Reserve and Columbia University, respectively). She has an MA in Linguistics, a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition, and, from another life long ago, a BA in Biological Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys reading science fiction, running after her children, and telling them to put their toys away.
Software Engineer Fellow
Ruchira is excited about working on products that provide accessible and high quality education to millions around the world. She became passionate about working in education after TAing for computer science classes during her undergrad. KA has provided her the perfect cross-over of education and software engineering.
She is a recent University of Washington grad with a BS in Electrical Engineering.
Kairui (pronounced “kai-ray”) wants to help everyone get access to free, quality learning experiences. He is most interested in the potential for the right learning experiences to transform people into curious, lifelong learners.
A math and science geek at heart, Kairui had previously used his powers to fight fraud and to build an automated factory. At Khan Academy, he uses the power of computers, statistics (and heart) to understand how people can learn most effectively and have fun while doing it!
Jangmi found the joy of programming in Khan Academy all the way from Korea. Prior to Khan Academy, she was an elementary school teacher in Korea while she taught herself to code.
She loves learning new things and being a creative human being. With her free time, she paints, exercises, translates novels, and reads about cutting-edge tech.
A perpetual learner, Josh is atingle with enthusiasm that he gets to help build a product that provides education for all.
When he isn't building software things, he can often be found watching cats playing the piano on YouTube.
David started his career in educational software and is excited to get back into it at Khan Academy. He has worked at MIT and Mozilla and also spent many years as a self-employed technical writer.
VP Consumer Marketing
Nancy heads up the effort of figuring out "how do we make students aware of Khan Academy's excellent stuff?" She gets to create fun things like TV ads and School contests.
Before joining Khan Academy, Nancy worked at Intuit, Good Technology, and Mattel, and has an MBA from University of California, Berkeley. In her spare time, she watches reality TV and hunts Pokemon with her 8-year old daughter (gotta catch 'em all!)
Career & Personal Finance Content Fellow Lead
Jacque’s goal at KA is to develop content that will help young adults navigate important life decisions, from choosing a career to planning for their financial future. Prior to joining the KA team, Jacque worked as community college program manager and completed a Master’s in Comparative Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh.
Damianne has been breaking things for almost 8 years now, both for games like Mass Effect and The Sims and at companies like GE and RetailMeNot. She also sometimes makes things, like really good food or crocheted hats.
Software Engineer Fellow
Jacqui is joining the Khan Academy infrastructure team following several years at IDEO.org, where she crafted online learning experiences for a global community of human-centered designers. She shifted career paths with the desire to help bridge the gap between technology solutions and mission-driven organizations.
In her spare time, she enjoys going on long distances bike rides, hiking/camping, doing crossword puzzles, and making chocolatey baked goods.
Although Scott loves writing software and helping open up access to free education, his secret reason for joining Khan Academy is to learn their bread-making secrets.
Scott formerly worked as an Adjunct Professor at Queen's University in Canada, spent time at Google and Electronic Arts, and is elated to find a home at Khan Academy.
David is a problem solver and an optimizer. He is always looking for alternate routes to take.
David spends his free time hiking or skiing the mountains of Colorado, depending on the season. When it's rainy, he enjoys board games with friends.
Joshua interned twice at Khan Academy, and is now a full-timer.
He studied Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and enjoys piano, cycling, and Mario Kart.
Cora took a long and fruitful detour through the study of music and culture (with a side of data science) before returning to their roots coding in Python.
Outside of work, Cora likes to sing, read and write poetry, and enjoy the company of their partner and two cats.
VP of Engineering
Marta leads the engineering team in building learning experiences that provide a world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Marta taught math before developing software and is excited to now combine her passions in service to the Khan Academy mission. In the meantime, she held multiple leadership roles at HP, Intuit, and SCI Solutions. Marta holds a BA in Mathematics (Kent State University), an MS in Mathematics (University of Illinois), and an MS in Computer Science (University of Minnesota).
Senior LATAM Market Associate
Kristine is interested in how technology can be used for social good and loves contributing to projects with strong missions. She works on bringing Khan Academy to more people in Latin America with a specific focus on Mexico.
Previously, she was at Duolingo bringing free language education to millions of people around the world. Her first job was as an English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand where she taught 140 energetic third and fourth graders at a full inclusion school and learned the art of improvisation. Kristine has spent most of her career creating strategies for technology companies entering the market for the first time and designing global marketing campaigns. Kristine graduated with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Colgate University and has studied in Mexico and Spain.
Community Support Associate
Having used Khan Academy for years as a learner and a coach, Tracee has joined the team to support and advocate for educators. She is a former editor, math teacher, and nonprofit program manager who is passionate about learning and about breakfast food. Originally form Indiana, she is a permanent resident of St. Louis, Missouri, where she spends her free time eating, outdoorsing, traveling, and going back to school every few years. She would very much enjoy being on your trivia team, but wants you to know that the only category she will be of any use in is 90s-or-Earlier Country Music Lyrics.
Julia is a Product Manager, focusing on scaling the impact of Khan Academy. She was previously a Product Manager at Edmodo. Julia has a BA from UC Berkeley, an EdM from Harvard, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Julia started her career in education as a classroom teacher.
Physics Content Fellow
April studied at MIT where she received her BS in Physics and MS in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Prior to Khan Academy, April worked as an Astronomer at the local observatory and a Physics Professor at Siena College. Her passion for science education and technology makes Khan Academy a perfect fit.
In her free time, April enjoys running, reading, and playing any of the Super Mario Bros. games. She lives in upstate NY with her husband, three kids, two cats, and two guinea pigs.
Physics Content Fellow
Sean is a former Mechanical Engineer turned teacher. He has spent 10 years teaching and 7 years teaching various levels of physics at the high school level ranging from conceptual physics to calculus based physics. He also teaches computer science and is an advocate for computer science education in Idaho.
Sean lives in Boise, Idaho with his young family where does his best to balance and blend together work, family, fun, and community.
US Government and Politics Fellow
Before Khan Academy, Leah earned a B.A. in Political Science and Women's Studies and taught for U.S. History for two years at a charter high school in Houston. When she's not spending her time listening to podcasts about the Supreme Court, she spends her free time playing any and every card game out there and watching a whole bunch of superhero movies.
VP of Content
Katherine Morris is Vice President of Content at Khan Academy. In this role, she leads the team responsible for creating instructional videos, articles and practice exercises worldwide.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Katherine was Director of Product Management in the small business division at Intuit. Her roles included leading the QuickBooks International, Payroll and Self-Help Content product management teams. Before joining Intuit, Katherine worked as a business analyst in Accenture's Strategic Services Group and co-founded Bayshore Consulting, a boutique consulting firm focused on the credit card industry.
Katherine received her undergraduate degree at Stanford, where she majored in Human Biology. She also attended Harvard Business School, where she received a Masters in Business Administration.
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.
Director of Efficacy and Research
Kelli is a researcher who is passionate about solving problems by gathering and analyzing data. Prior to joining Khan Academy, Kelli spent 10 years at Pearson researching the impact of professional development on teacher practice and student outcomes. She also headed up international impact evaluation studies for K12 at Pearson. Before Pearson, she spent a few years at one of the Regional Educational Labs and a small edtech consulting firm conducting program evaluations 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.
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.
Carter was a KA intern in the summer of 2016, but is now back as a full timer!
In his spare time, Carter likes to explore San Francisco, play the keyboard, and watch cat videos on the internet.
Jeff has been developing software since he was ten (with breaks for food, sleep, etc.). His aim when engineering is to make things easy to get right and hard to get wrong.
Originally from England, Jeff is based out of Austin, TX, where he lives with his wife and two cats. When not writing code, Jeff enjoys playing videogames, writing songs, and talking about going to the gym soon.
Stuti is constantly learning ways to enhance search traffic acquisition and is passionate about discovering creative go-to market initiatives. Prior to Khan Academy, she was an SEO Manager at ModCloth. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and playing with her 3-year old daughter.
Before becoming a product designer at Khan Academy, Vivek worked on anti-discrimination and growth at Airbnb, design systems at PayPal, and visual design at Barnes & Noble College. He's especially passionate about the intersection of design and social good. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, basketball, making loud music with his friends, and spending time with his wife and giant Saint Bernard.
Math Content Creator
Jeff taught high school math and AP Statistics for 10 years in Kalamazoo, MI before coming to Khan Academy to join the content team. When he's not creating math and stats content, he enjoys playing and watching soccer, cooking, learning new things, playing fetch with his cat, and solving math problems for pure fun and glory.
Humanities Content Manager
Brian graduated from Montana State University with a B.A. in English literature teaching, with a minor in religious studies and a M.A. endorsement in library and media studies. Brian then spent a few years teaching humanities in grades 6-12, before going on to complete two master's degrees as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University (in medieval literature and cultural anthropology). His PhD from Stanford University was interdisciplinary, based in the departments of literature, history, communication, and education.
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Brian founded and directed a digital humanities education research lab at Stanford, where he designed digital tools and curricula for humanities learning in K-12 and higher education. Outside of work, Brian spends most of his time cooking needlessly complicated recipes.
Shawn first developed a passion for education by watching Sal's TED talk, leading him to become a TA at a coding bootcamp, which then lead to teaching a course on Web Dev at Simon Fraser University. Coming full circle, he now leads a team of Engineers building amazing education software for learners around the world!
Prior to joining Khan Academy, Shawn lead Engineering at Mobify in Vancouver, growing it from a tiny startup to a large 100+ person team. When he's not building products, Shawn likes to go cycling, play hockey, read, play video games, travel and try new food! He received his Bachelors in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.
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.