We are passionate about making a difference to college access, one student at a time. This is who we are.

 

Executive Team

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AMRIT KANDEL

Amrit graduated from the largest inner-city public school in Nebraska. He understands first-hand the need for a scalable web-based platform to address the unmet gaps in college preparatory services. He is passionate about using the power of CS and the Internet for social good. He is particularly interested in removing systemic barriers to basic universal needs such as high quality education, healthcare, opportunities and the pursuit of happiness.

 
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Nathan Novak

As a first-generation college student, Nathan understands first-hand how much of an impact a little guidance can have on the decisions a student makes when preparing for college. Through his experiences and through CollegePrep, he seeks to help future generations so that they don’t make easily avoidable mistakes that can be life changing.

 
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Raul Aguilera

Growing up as a DACA student in a small town, Raul understands the need for a scalable, technology-based solution that can deliver essential college preparatory resources to students even in the most underserved areas. He is devoted to removing all money barriers to high-quality college prep that can enable any student attend a college where she/he can realize her/his full potential.

 
Henry grew up in New Zealand and studied at Duke University. He is now working as a Software Engineer at Google in New York. Henry's passion lies in leveraging technology for expanding educational access and quality for all students, regardless of their background.

Henry Yuen

Henry grew up in New Zealand and graduated from Duke University, currently working as a software engineer at Google in New York. He has worked with schools in Nepal to develop experiential learning and mentorship curriculum. His passion lies in leveraging technology to expand educational access and quality for all students, regardless of their background.

 

 
Having grown up in a household where family members sacrificed their educational goals for the sake of working to bring food to the table, Rebecca learned at an early age that resources can be limited in any student's academic pursuits.  She currently studies computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and aspires to bring awareness and action to the resource discrepancies between all students.

Rebecca Zeng

Having grown up in a household where family members sacrificed their educational goals for the sake of working to bring food to the table, Rebecca learned at an early age that resources can be limited in any student's academic pursuits.  She currently studies computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and aspires to bring awareness and action to the resource discrepancies between all students.

 

Technical Volunteers

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Aaron Kirtland

After growing up in Kentucky, Aaron is studying Computer Science and Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis. Aaron's enthusiasm stands with allowing equal access to educational materials for all students, independent of geographic location or financial situation.

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Adnan Islam

Adnan is a New York native who is finishing his final year at New York University as a computer science major. He hopes to contribute his technical skills to the development of cool and innovative technologies that tackle some of the world's most pressing issues.

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Anusha Datar

Anusha Datar is a first-year electrical and computer engineer at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Before that, she went to Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. As an engineer, she hopes to use an analytical approach to solve human problems, especially those in the spaces of equity and education. When she's not writing code, making things, or helping in her community, she enjoys running and eating frozen yogurt.

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Camilla Moraes

Camilla is currently a Junior studying Economics and Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Her goal is to leverage her business acumen and technical skills to help companies deliver great user experiences and execute visual design strategies.

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David Yi

From New York City, David has flown across the country to study at University of California, Berkeley. Currently a freshmen in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, David aims to help implement and provide resources to help all students get into their dream colleges.

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Jeffrey J Rodriguez

Born and raised in San Diego, Jeffrey currently studies at Stanford University pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Growing up as a low-income person of color, Jeffrey found fulfillment and joy through education-related public service.

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Linda Vong

Born and raised in Seattle, Linda is currently a student at the University of Washington pursuing Computer Science. She is passionate about racially and socioeconomically equitable education, having worked closely with systematically underserved students in reading and math. Linda seeks to utilize her interests and skills in STEM to enact tangible change and enable individuals to pursue their goals without unfair barriers.

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Lucia G. Grandison

Lucia is a student at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology with a minor in Computer Science. In addition to being a performer and musical theatre enthusiast, Lucia is passionate about trailblazing pathways for students from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and ability backgrounds in STEM fields in which these backgrounds are chronically and systemically underrepresented.

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Michael Seleman

Born in Egypt, Michael currently studies Computer Science and Biochemistry at Tufts University, after which he had originally planned for a career in healthcare, prior to realizing his outstanding interest in software engineering. As he concludes his time at Tufts, Michael is dedicated to pursuing technical projects that have an outstanding impact on the community at large.

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Muhammad Murtaza

Having grown up in Pakistan, Muhammad is now studying Computer Science and Economics at Duke University. Muhammad's interests lie in working towards accelerating the pace of innovation and solving problems in the developing world using technology in a cost-effective manner.

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Peter Zhao

Peter grew up in Northern Virginia, and is currently a freshman at Williams College, studying Computer Science and Economics. Being a low income, first generation student, Peter hopes to give others like him an even better chance at achieving their dreams at a college of their choice.

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Renato Spacek

Born and raised in Brazil, Renato currently attends UMass Amherst, where he double majors in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics. Renato is passionate about teaching, and believes that everyone should have access to high quality education. His main goal is to spread knowledge and information as much as possible.

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Shuyi Qi

Shuyi is a second-year student majoring in Computer Science and French at Grinnell College in rural Iowa. Before college, she grew up in Shanghai and lived there for 18 years. Shuyi is passionate about using digital tools to make education more accessible and more efficient.

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Simon Zeng

Originally from Arizona, Simon studies Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University. In his free time, he loves to cook and work on side projects. With CollegePrep, he hopes to help create a world where anyone can attain quality education if he or she so desires.

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Thu Nguyen

Thu studies Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. Her vision is a world where education and health care are accessible to everyone. She also loves programming and playing video games.

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Weizhen Sheng

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Weizhen Sheng is studying networks/social systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She is passionate about the growing role of tech in education, social networking, and the arts.