Meet our team of designers, doers, storytellers, listeners, and problem solvers

Excel Buff. Podcast Enthusiast. Popcorn Fiend.

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Ademide Adefarasin

Senior Program and Business Design Lead

Canvas Surgeon. Rural Basquiat. Annoyingly Hilarious Comedian.

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Zack Adell

Senior Communication Designer

Behavioral Enthusiast. Avid Learner. Coffee-Holic.

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Don Adero

Design Researcher

Checklist-er. Philomath. Jigsaw Puzzler.

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Ridhi Arun

Program Manager

People Person. Organizer. Happy Soul.

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Jenevive Ayila

Community Engagement Coordinator

People Whisperer. Coffee snob. Apocalypse Survival Bestie.

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Larrissa Bachia

Senior Program Lead

Womb Warrior. Integrator. Bargain Hunter.

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Jessa Blades

Managing Director

Writer. Polyglot. Beach Bum.

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Shauna Carey

Executive Design Director & Chief Communications Officer

Sunshine Seeker. Water Warrior. Eagle Eye.

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Courtney Chang

Program Director

Pragmatic Idealist. NYC Native. Tree Hugger.

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Ben Chase

Chief Operating Officer

Tinkerer. Climber. Wonder Seeker.

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Nathalie Collins

Senior Design Director

Dot Connector. Avid Up-Cycler. Perpetual Surf Noob.

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Shesley Crustna

Design Lead

Concerned Citizen. Urban Gypsy. Girl Dad.

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Dave Dawkins

Senior Designer

Backpacker. Music Head. Art Maker.

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Noel Ekker

Senior Industrial Designer

HipHopHead. Stoic. Existentialist.

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Joan Encarnacion

Senior Communication Designer

Conundrum solver. Compassionate disher-outer. Chionophile.

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Ich Gichuki

Design Lead

Pattern Lover. Wikipedian. Spelling Bee Wannabe.

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Diana Haj Ahmad

Design Lead

Strategist. Dot Connector. Amateur DJ.

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Aditi Joshi

Senior Design Lead

Reggae Head. Modern Farmer. Sunset Chaser.

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Tosh Juma

Managing Director

Rain-Lover. Craft Queen. List-Maker.

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Mary Katica

Senior Program Director

Potter. Pun Maker. Happy Camper.

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Nicole Kraieski

Design Lead

Trail Blazer. Convener. Mountain Marmot.

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Michelle Kreger

Managing Director

Food lover. Band nerd. Existentialist.

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Aleena Kazmi

Senior Program Coordinator

Matchmaker. Subway Puzzler. Keeper of Cool.

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Brynn Kolada

Senior Partnerships Lead

Doodler. Running Addict. Tree Hugger.

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Allie Iaccarino

Program Manager

Logician. Reverb Lover. Dog Whisperer.

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Chris Larkin

Managing Director

Solution Spotter. Podcaster. Novice Yogi.

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Chardeney Mason

Studio Coordinator

Jersey Girl. Soul Seeker. Extroverted-Introvert.

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Tenise McCoy

Senior Business Operations Specialist

Spreadsheet Enthusiast. Father + Husband. Arsenal Fan.

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James McLean

Chief Financial Officer

Joy Cultivator. Southern Girl. Grammar Geek.

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Michelle Moore

Marketing & Communications Lead

Illustrator. Conjuror of designs. Sweet Tooth.

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Edwin Mwai

Senior Designer

Fiesty Soul. Cartoon Heart. Labyrinth Navigator.

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Eddah Mwakima

Senior Business Designer

Water-baby. Amateur DJ. Psychology Nerd.

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Alex Nana-Sinkam

Senior Program & Partnerships Lead

Unit Economist. Board Gamer. Amateur Chef.

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Adithya Narayanan

Business Design Lead

Outreacher. Puzzle solver. Multiculti.

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Luan Nio

Partnerships Director

Implementor. Country Girl at Heart. Ambivert.

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Celestine Njuguna

Project Manager

Singer. Scribbler. Storyteller.

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Chi Offomah

Senior Partnerships Associate

Great Organizer. Memory maker. Optimist.

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Esther Ondigo

Senior Coordinator

Numbers Gal. Mediocre Cook. BTS Fangirl.

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Ajo Penaflor

Finance Lead

Poet. Plant Mom. Organizer.

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Sommai Pham

Chief of Staff

Color Theorist. Intrepid Traveler. Hippie at Heart.

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Kristin Riger

Design Director

Cross-Pollinator. Resident Rollerblader. Jaded Optimist.

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Emily Sadeghian

Senior Writer & Editor

Connector. Sneakerhead. Reformed Perfectionist.

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Jordan Sanchez

Partnerships Director

Complex. Color enthusiast. Constant Giggler.

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Hitesh Singhal

Design Lead

Life Boat. Jeweler. Rug Collector.

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Cady Shadwick

Senior Partnerships Lead

Forest Dweller. Water Spirit. Hip Hop Dancer.

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Justine Sun Dela Cruz

Senior Interaction Designer

Partnerships Ninja. Chocolate Lover. Supermom.

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Shalu Umapathy

Managing Director & Director of Partnerships

Convener. Fresh Air Advocate. Blueberry Lover.

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Rika Viragh

Senior Talent & Operations Lead

Sociology Nerd. Systems Thinker. Game Enthusiast.

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Lauren Weinstein

Senior Design Research Lead

Entrepreneur. Frequent Flyer. Social Organizer.

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Jocelyn Wyatt

Chief Executive Officer

Maker. Eternal Optimist. Old Soul.

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Anna Zylicz

Senior Communication Designer
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