Meet Our Team!
Our 400+ volunteers hail from dozens of universities, including the following:
Our Advisory Board
VMWare Founder Professor Mendel Rosenblum is a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and one of the co-founders of VMware. Professor Rosenblum is also a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, and teaches the popular undergraduate Web Applications course at Stanford.
Stanford CS Professor Jerry Cain is a Sr. Lecturer in the Stanford Computer Science department. He was named on Business Insider’s list of “The Best Professors at Stanford University” in 2013, and is renowned for being the engineer who was responsible for implementing the transformative Facebook “Like” button.
Google Sr. Director of Education Mo-Yun Lei Fong is the Sr. Director of Google Technical Solutions supporting Learning and Education. She was previously the Director of Google K-12 Education Outreach which inspires underrepresented minorities to pursue computer science and other STEM fields and the Chief Compliance Officer of Google Wallet. She holds and MBA from Business School, an MA in Education and BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.
Adobe Director Program Management Bob Murata is Director of Program Management at Adobe, where he has worked for the past 22 years. He leads and coordinates technically complex projects that span numerous people and teams. In addition to breaking new ground, he has also helped fixed numerous strategic and high visibility initiatives over the years. Bob advises our executive team with strategies for growth and our internal operations.
Facebook Strategic Partner Manager Rosalyn Mahashin is a Strategic Partner Manager at Facebook, Health and Well-Being. In this role, she helps manage the company’s global COVID-19 response partner efforts. She was the first partnerships lead for Facebook’s Social Good team. She has previously worked at LinkedIn, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Google in roles that cut across technology, innovation, and social impact.
Oracle Senior Product Owner Michael is a Senior Product Owner at Oracle Corporation and currently leads a global TPM team. Additionally, Michael is the Founder of Digital Quality Management, where has experience in digital transformation having lead a $50 million budget programme. Passionate about giving back to the student population and connecting with nonprofits and based in the UK, Michael advises our executive team on expanding Develop for Good’s reach internationally.
Humanitas Founder Phil Chow is the CEO and co-founder of Humanitas Technologies. He is committed to socioeconomic mobility for all, and has been featured on the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), World Bank, and World Economic Forum. Phil advises our executive team with product vision, opportunities for growth, and financial sustainability.
Airbnb Design Lead Ryan Scott started his professional Design career in high school as a way to pay for college. In the years since he’s launched products at TechCrunch Disrupt and Dreamforce. As an early employee at DoorDash, he spearheaded initiatives to bring food photography, live-order tracking, and group ordering functionality to the company’s consumer products. Today, Ryan leads large redesigns for Airbnb’s most-used Guest and Host surfaces.
Stanford Grad School of Educ. Director Dr. Karin Forssell is the Director of Learning, Design and Technology and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. In her courses, students learn to use research from the learning sciences and learning-centered design processes to create effective digital tools. Dr. Forsell advises our executive team with opportunities for growth in the learning and education space.
Founder of Microsoft TEALS, Mentors in Tech Kevin Wang founded and built a national CS Ed program from the ground up. He transformed an idea to a structured and sustainable organization supporting thousands of schools serving tens of thousands of students powered by millions of volunteer hours from industry mentors. Kevin also founded MinT, the first systematic and sustainable mentoring and support program specifically aimed at smaller, less well known CS programs and their students.
Stanford Grad School of Educ. Director Josh Weiss is the Director of Digital Learning Solutions at Stanford University Graduate School of Education. There, he partners with professors, researchers, and practitioners to strategize, design, develop, and iterate digital learning experiences. Prior, he was an Education Technology Specialist at the Stanford GSE, where he designed and developed interactive education technologies.
Tax Leader & Educator Murray Buckman is a tax consultant and educator. He is a member of adjunct faculty at Golden Gate University and has previously headed the corporate tax functions at SYNNEX Corporation and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. A chartered accountant (Australia and New Zealand) he is a board member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide – USA Network
Our Industry Mentors
Google PM & US Olympic Athlete Erica McLain (www.ericamclain.com/) is currently a PM at Google, a former PM at Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Stanford University alum, as well as a professional track and field athlete on Team USA and the youngest triple-jumper to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics!
Netflix Senior UI Engineer Justin Munning is a Senior User Interface Engineer at Netflix, where he has worked for the past 8 years. Most notably, he has helped the UI engineering department make a transition from outdated legacy coding styles to cutting edge technology practices, which is very difficult to do without disrupting the user experience for Netflix's 200 million+ users. Justin has shared his learnings/provided training for DFG's UI/Frontend designers and developers.
Wing Tech Lead Manager Tech Lead Manager at Wing, Alphabet’s drone delivery company. Before joining Wing I was an Android developer on the Google Photos team leading third party partnerships. Prior to joining Google, I was a student at UC Berkeley where I double majored in Computer Science. Go Bears!
LinkedIn Product Designer I’m a product designer born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Beijing, China. Previously at LinkedIn SF, PayPal, Venmo and Apple. I’ve auditioned for Disney’s Mulan before! (Didn’t make it in the movie)
AWS Principal Product Manager Currently Principal Product Manager for the AWS Disaster Response Program with a focus on working backwards from disaster response stakeholders on how the AWS cloud can be a force multiplier across the disaster life cycle and enabling disaster response organizations to access cloud services at the edge, even in the harshest conditions.
Mercy Corps Tech for Development Mary works in Technology for Development at Mercy Corps, and has extensive experience as a Product Manager across health-centered organizations. Mary is also a Chapter Leader and Teacher at Girl Develop It, where she teaches adult women programming skills.
Google UX Researcher I’ve been a researcher for about 15 years. Currently I’m a Senior UX researcher at Google, studying how to help connect people with local businesses on Google Search and Maps. Previously I was at Facebook where I researched small and medium-sized businesses. We designed tools that helped them successfully market on Facebook..
Welcome Product Engineer I’m a PM with an eng background. I spent a long time as an eng at Google where I learned from amazingly smart people and also learned that you’ll only be good at what you do if you love it. So that’s why I’m in product now :)
Amazon Senior Product Manager I am a Technical Product Manager at Amazon Alexa and I build and launch music-related experiences on Alexa enabled devices worldwide. Prior to my current role, I built FinTech products for global sellers, corporate employees and wealth managers within Amazon’s Consumer Payments organization and Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management division. I care deeply about animal rights, women empowerment, mental health and gender justice issues.
Nordstrom Product Manager I’m currently a Product Manager at Nordstrom on the Apps team (iOS/Android). Before joining Nordstrom, I was a digital strategy consultant focused on HCD.
NinePointTwo Capital LLC Quantitative Investment Associate - Computer Science Teaching Assistant (Through Microsoft TEALS program) - Technology, Media, and Telecommunications - Investment Banking Analyst - Deloitte - Corporate Finance LLC - UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, BS - Business Administration - UC Berkeley, BA - Computer Science and Economics
AWS Sr Technical Product Manager I’m a Technical Program Manager at AWS and I work on building technology solutions for social impact and disaster response use cases. My projects cover a wide variety of tech and tools including fullstack app development, data analytics, machine learning, and edge computing. I worked as a software developer and data scientist supporting the US Government’s national security missions. I also served 8 years in the US Army as an intelligence analyst.
Adobe UX Researcher Before my career in UX, I was a city planner working on street design, transportation policy, and pedestrian/bicyclist safety. After grad school, I worked at Uber as a UX Researcher helping launch Uber Bus in Egypt and Ukraine. I now work at Adobe on the Creative Cloud for Business team. Happy to chat about international research, building products for developing countries, or a career in UX!
VEREIT CIO, SVP, Head of Information Technology Senior IT Executive with 24 years experience, mostly in Financial Services domain. Hands on manager, who loves to dabble with app dev, automation and data. My passion is to help non-profits and others who need.
Google UX Manager I’m an interaction designer and have gone back and forth between blue sky R&D work and applied product design throughout my career.
Our Senior Executive Team
Executive Director Co-Founder Computer Science Stanford '21 Amay has prior experience using AI/ML and data science for social good, and is primarily interested in using technology to aid low socio-economic areas. Having lived in several different countries, Amay enjoys learning new languages and traveling.
Executive Director Co-Founder Computer Science Stanford '21 Mary is a Computer Science major concentrating in Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction. Having grown up receiving government assisted care, she is particularly passionate about giving back and serving the economically disadvantaged. In her free time, Mary enjoys decorating cakes and trying different flavors of boba.
Chief Operating Officer PM - UNICEF PM - AARP World Health Organization Team Stanford '22 Isabel cares deeply about social justice, healthcare, understanding human behavior, and giving a voice to those who feel they do not have one. In addition to creating ideas for change, she loves acting, helping the elderly, and researching with Stanford psychology and educational equity labs. Isabel strives to innovate exceptional ideas to completion in an effort to improve the world.
Chief Marketing Officer The University of Sydney '19 Saurav is an Alumni of The University of Sydney where he studied undergraduate business and is currently doing a Master of Business Information Systems. Currently working as a consultant at VMware and originally from New Zealand, Saurav has high ambitions for DFG and hopes to drive the strategic growth for the organisation.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Program Officer PM - World Bank UC Berkeley '21
Chief Technology Officer PM - Ameliorate Computer Science Stanford '24 Tran is passionate about leveraging technology to enhance lives and empower the underserved. Inspired by her recent experience working with nonprofits like LifeMoves, American Red Cross, and STEMgirls, she is excited to apply her technical skills to help more nonprofits. In her free time, Tran enjoys yoga, podcasts, workouts, photography, road trips, and food.
Chief Community Officer Computer Science & Technology Information Management UC Santa Cruz '20 Tim Nguyễn is a recent graduate from UC Santa Cruz with a double-major in computer science and technology information management. He's passionate about web and mobile applications, the "Cloud," product management, social entrepreneurship, and civic technology, and is an incoming software development engineer at Microsoft.
Chief Legal Officer MD of UI/UX English & Economics Boston College '20 Victoria was the Product Manager for the CASA of San Mateo County project completed during the winter 2021 cycle. She is passionate about advancing the intersection of technology and social action. In her spare time, Victoria is probably learning about UX Writing and Microcopy, spending time outdoors with her dog, or trying to cook a new recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine.
Chief Prof Dev Officer PM - UNICEF Cognitive Science UC Berkeley '21 Resham Khanna is an aspiring designer studying Cognitive Science and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is particularly passionate about designing for health and wellness, virtual reality, and inclusion. In her free time, she enjoys singing opera and playing Beat Saber.
Our Executive Team
Managing Director of Product Design PM - Communication for Life Change Psychology Miami '20 Siriveena Nandam is a product designer passionate about creating engaging, impactful product experiences. She recently graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Miami and plans on getting a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction. In her free time, you can catch her scouting out local cafés, binging a new Netflix show, or making some sort of art.
Managing Director of Product Design Computer Science Georgia Tech '22 Salina Nihalani is a third-year at Georgia Tech majoring in Computer Science and minoring in the intersection between Technology and Management. She is passionate about using her knowledge and technology to create social impact, especially for increasing access to STEM resources for underrepresented demographics in the field. In her free time, Salina enjoys going on challenging hikes, painting, and baking.
Managing Director of UI/UX PM - Do For Children Computer Science Grinnell '21 Priyanka Dangol is passionate about environmental sustainability and youth empowerment; she has helped to serve weekly sustainable meals at her college and has designed interactive educational content for students in middle school. When she is not busy with work, she tries to learn her sixth language on Duolingo or edit cooking/travel videos for Youtube.
Managing Director of UI/UX PM - CARE Myanmar Biochemistry and Psychology UC San Diego '20 Amanda is an interdisciplinary UX/Product Designer and Researcher based in the Bay Area. She is passionate about designing to make positive and diverse impacts within the intersections of various fields, such as health, science, technology, and design for civic good. In her spare time, you can find her grabbing a cup of boba or going on a travel adventure.
Director of Strategy Business The University of Sydney '20 Alfie is an Alumni of The University of Sydney where he studied Finance and Marketing. He travelled over to Sydney in 2017 and is currently working as a Business Development Manager at Procter & Gamble. Alfie is passionate about the non-for-profit sector and is excited at the prospect of expanding DFG internationally to help even more great organisations globally.
Director of Prof Dev Computer Science Stony Brook University '23 Tina is a Sophomore studying Computer Science and History. What she loves about technology is that she can combine it with her interests in public policy and ethics to tackle the world’s most pressing issues. In her free time, she enjoys visiting art museums, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and volunteering at an animal shelter.
Our Current Product Managers
PM - Alabama Forward English & Business Communication UCSB Graduate Adrian is a recent UCSB English & Business Communication graduate. He is currently working as a Product Manager for Alabama Forward. Outside of Develop for Good, he serves as a Web Publisher & UX Consultant. In his free time, Adrian likes trying out new foods, window shopping, & binging new shows.
PM - Computers2Kids Design University of California, Davis 2020 Allyson Ko is a designer who recently graduated with a Design BA from U.C. Davis. She is working towards creating web and UX designs that uplifts people's stories and connect people through storytelling and visuals. In her free time, she illustrates, runs a custom card business, watches movies, and spends time with family and friends.
PM - Sambhali U.S. Global Citizen Year Team Computer Engineering Columbia '23 Ana Maria Rodriguez is a sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering and minoring in Education Studies at Columbia University. She is actively involved in ColumbiaVotes and Housing Equity Project, and in her free time, she likes to work on arts and crafts and puzzles.
PM - One Community Computer Science University of Texas at Dallas, 2022 Ankita is a computer science junior at The University of Texas at Dallas who also studies geographic information systems! She loves to experiment with matcha recipes and is a proud cat mom of 2 kittens. Her professional goal is to establish equitable resource distribution using geospatial analysis and public policy.
PM - Tax-Aid Economics and Computer Science Boston College 2020 Brian Ha is a recent grad who double majored in computer science and economics at Boston College. He currently works as a data & analytics consultant at FTI Consulting and is passionate about applying data science for social good. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports activities, video games, and building for a better future.
PM - Native American Rights Fund Tax-Aid Team Symbolic Systems Stanford '23 Cameron is a Sophomore studying Symbolic Systems at Stanford University. She is deeply interested in the intersection of public service, design and technology and is passionate about giving back to communities in need. Her favourite pastimes include baking, painting and cheering for the Toronto Raptors.
PM - Police Unions Exposed Dana-Farber Cancer Institute + Harvard Medical School Team Human-Centered Computing RIT '24 My name is Chelsea Bishop! I'm a left-handed snickers loving, doctor who fan, and a kitten rescuer. I'm currently pursuing my BS in Human-Centered Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology. Growing up in Miami, I fell in love with the incorporating bright lively colors into my black and white code since the age of 16. Now, I'm pursuing product design as a career!
PM - Communication for Life Change Cybersecurity Penn State '22 Clarissa Pun is a junior majoring in Cybersecurity at Penn State University. She is passionate about using her skills and utilizing technology to help/support others. She also works as a Learning Assistant at Penn State to help other students learn and understand object oriented programming. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and close friends and listening to music.
PM - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Environmental Studies, Computer Science Brown University, 2022 Dana is a junior at Brown University pursuing Computer Science and Environmental Studies. She sees environmental science as a systems thinking lens to craft frameworks and processes based on human-centered design, while using computer science to power and build thoughtful design systems and products.
PM - UNICEF Computer Science Hunter '22 Darren Zhang is a student at Hunter College. His primary interest is coding and has interned as a software engineer at Numina, NYC Department of Transportation, and is currently interning at VantAI. He spends his free time attending hackathons because he really enjoys meeting new people, coming up with ideas, and pushing those ideas to completion. Feel free to chat with him any time at: www.linkedin.com/in/darrenzhang2000
PM - Save the Children Computer Science SUTD '22 Daryll Wong is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in 'Design, Technology and Society' at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is passionate in identifying problems and building meaningful products that users love. In his free time, he enjoys learning new things, running and hiking mountains around the world, and contributing to his local community in education.
PM - Save the Children San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Team Computer Science Stanford '22 Eduardo is majoring in Computer Science and minoring In Mathematics. He is fascinated by The intersection of math and CS and plans on exploring this further at Stanford. In his free time, he enjoys leisurely riding his bike as well as playing video games.
PM - Terra Firma Computer Science Stanford 2020 Emily is a Stanford graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science. She is passionate about mental health issues and is interested in the intersection between technology and social impact. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, taking long walks, and playing violin.
PM - Akron Children's Hospital Computer Science & Cognitive Science University of California, Berkeley (2022) Hey there, I'm Izzie! I'm a Berkeley student fascinated by the intersection of data-driven software, product design, and social impact. I feel especially fulfilled when I learn as much as I can from my experiences and am so happy to be the PM for this partnership with Akron Children's Hospital. In my free time, I love doing graphic design and listening to or playing music.
PM - UNICEF U-Report Computer Science and Business Administration University of Southern California '22 Jack is passionate about building for social good and helping others. He spends his free time enjoying the Southern California beaches, skiing, and hiking the few trails LA has to offer.
PM - Computers2Kids Electrical & Computer Engineering The University of Texas at Austin, 2021 Janine fell in love with using her engineering skills to help humanitarian efforts when she spent a year working on a menstrual pad fabricator device to be used by women in refugee camps. Now she's helping her client give computers to low-income families! She loves collaborating with people from all backgrounds, and in her free time, likes to sew, watch Netflix, and explore Austin's outdoors :)
PM - Care Palestine Web Design Indiana University Bloomington 2022 Max is a Junior at Indiana University Bloomington studying Web Design. He aims to design products that will solve everyday problems in the world. Outside of work, he loves to spend his free time in photography, hiking and playing soccer.
PM - Sambhali U.S. Computer Science Carnegie Mellon '21 Radhika Gupta is a student studying Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Outside of academics, Radhika is involved in multiple organizations such as Global Business Brigades, Bhangra in the Burgh and Greek Life. In her spare time she loves to read, try new foods and spend time with her friends. She is really excited to work with Sambhali US.
PM - Ideas42 Computer Science Georgia Tech '22 Salina Nihalani is a third-year at Georgia Tech majoring in Computer Science and minoring in the intersection between Technology and Management. She is passionate about using her knowledge and technology to create social impact, especially for increasing access to STEM resources for underrepresented demographics in the field. In her free time, Salina enjoys going on challenging hikes, painting, and baking.
PM - OECD Finance University of British Columbia (UBC), 2019 A budding builder, writer, and improv comedian, Sam currently delights and excites millions of Canadians by launching innovative food products at Tim Hortons. On the side, he consults for non-profits and is a venture advisor. Sam is also passionate about mindfulness, productivity hacking, and nature adventures!
PM - Akron Cleft Care Information Science Cornell University, 2022 Sharon is a Junior at Cornell studying Information Science. She is passionate about designing accessible healthcare tools. In her free time, she likes to cook, journal, and talk about movies.
PM - Terra Firma Human Biology and Computer Science Stanford '20 Stephanie graduated with a B.S. in Human Biology and a minor in Computer Science. She is passionate about bridging educational and health disparities, giving back to her communities through community service, and using her knowledge, platforms, and resources to help advocate for and contribute to social and environmental change. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, practicing photography, and learning new languages.
PM - CARE Somali Computer Science & Business UC Southern California '23 Sumi is majoring in Computer Science and Business at the University of Southern California. She is interested in the intersection of technology, sustainability, and innovation. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing and experimenting with cooking.
PM - Tax-Aid Data Science Columbia '21 Tanya Hao is a Senior majoring in Data Science at Columbia University. She is passionate about creating and improving products to impact users' lives positively. In her free time she loves spending time with her dog, traveling, and exploring restaurants.
PM - Easterseals Computer Science UT Austin '22 Tejna Dasari is junior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Within in Computer Science, she is pursuing a concentration in ML/AI and a certificate in Statistical Modeling. After graduation, she would like to work in the intersection between Machine Learning and Software Engineering. She really passionate being socially responsible and helping others who need access to resources.
PM - One Life Counseling Business NYU '21 Tim Zhou is a recent graduate from NYU Stern where he concentrated in Finance and Management and minored in Computer Science. He's passionate in keeping up with the latest technologies such as blockchain and virtual/augmented reality and applying them to solve a variety of problems. In his free time, he enjoys going on hikes, boxing, and making videos! Check out Tim's website (https://timothyzhou.com) to stay updated!
PM - Climate Donor Business Administration and Data Science UC Berkeley '21 Tina Teng is a designer based in the Bay Area. She is passionate about creating experiences at the intersection of design, data, and social good. She cares deeply about sustainability and education, and hopes to help non-profits in magnifying their impact by contributing her skills. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing boardgames, and spending time with her family.
PM - WHO San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Team Computer Science Stanford '22 Yifei is a rising junior from China, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Psychology at Stanford. He also enjoys photographing nature and wildlife.