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Lara is a rising senior majoring in computer science and minoring in business at the University of Michigan. She enjoys sailing, playing tennis, writing, and traveling. She has used Khan Academy extensively as a student in New Zealand and in the US! She is excited and honored to intern at Khan Academy this summer.
Ishani is a rising senior at UC Davis and is back for her second internship at KA! She is excited to be a part of the Districts team this year. She is passionate about fitness, cooking, and helping out her community.
Madeleine is an undergraduate studying computer science at Stanford. She is passionate about educational equity and making quality education accessible with technology. In her free time, Madeleine enjoys reading, exploring nature, and trying new foods.
Ying is a rising senior at UC Berkeley, where he is pursuing a major in computer science and a minor in education. Beyond school, his interests include psychology and human-centered design. He also loves to cook, watch basketball, and explore nature in his free time.
Angel is a rising junior at Caltech studying computer science. She plays on the Caltech volleyball team and also enjoys playing tennis, singing, cooking/baking, and hanging out with friends. She's very excited to be working at Khan Academy!
Peter is an undergrad at Brown University, where he studies computer science and performs in a lion dance troupe. He also likes design, computer graphics, and fantasy books. He's very excited to be here!
Gina is a senior at Stanford where she studies computer science and creative writing. She loves word games, exploring the outdoors, and trying out new vegetarian recipes. She's stoked to be joining such a vibrant community of people at Khan Academy.
Ishani is a rising junior studying Computer Science at UC Davis. She is eager to learn as much as she can during her internship! Aside from work, she loves fitness, healthifying food (featuring several failed attempts), and dancing.
Hunter is a rising senior studying mechanical engineering at UPenn. He loves climbing and talks about it too much and wants to learn about coastal foraging. He’s really excited about the opportunity to learn and contribute at Khan Academy!
Carlos is a rising junior studying computer science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When not coding, he loves to play competitive first-person shooter games, attempt to cook 5-star meals, and watch all kinds of YouTube videos.
Chase is back for his third internship! After deciding to take a gap year from UC Irvine, he is excited for the opportunity to return to Khan Academy.
Wendy is a rising senior at Georgetown University studying Computer Science, Economics, and Japanese. Outside of work, she can usually be found singing and jamming out on the ukulele, drawing, reading comics, playing tennis, or trying to climb the ranked ladder in League.
Lucia is a rising senior at Stanford University, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Math. She is passionate about educational equity and applications of technology to the political/policy space. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, discovering new music, and drinking coffee.
Matheus is one of the few born in Brazil having access to high-quality education, and he’ll try his best to change that reality. He’s studying Business at the University of São Paulo, and he’s very interested in the growing start-up ecosystem in his home city. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing games, watching movies, and listening to music.
Thomas is a rising junior studying Computer Science at Caltech. He is a devoted student-athlete on the Caltech varsity swim team. In his free time, he likes to drink coffee, explore new foods, and pick up new programming languages and technologies.
Chase is a rising senior at UC Irvine studying Computer Science. He interned at Khan Academy last year where he wrote code and developed a passion for bread baking. Chase also still enjoys spending time out in nature, hammocking, hiking, and playing beach volleyball.
Stanley is a rising senior at Brown University studying Computer Science and Music. He’s passionate about the ethical responsibilities of tech and computing in society. In his free time, he enjoys drinking coffee, playing video games, and playing piano.
Back for another round! Nisha graduated from UC San Diego with a major in Math-CS. She likes metal model kits and puzzles.
Laker got hooked on math because he needed it to program video games. Now he’s helping expand Khan Academy’s college math courses. He also enjoys morning hikes, foreign languages, pickup basketball, and all kinds of cheese.
Cyrus is a law student at Santa Clara University. He enjoys traveling, soccer, playing the guitar, live music, and most importantly — coffee.
Shayna is a rising junior studying Computer Science and Human Rights at UC Berkeley; she's passionate about education, inequality, and Trader Joe's. She can usually be found buying books, listening to podcasts, or looking for aesthetically pleasing cafes!
Jaclyn is a rising junior at Carnegie Mellon University, where she studies design and human-computer interaction. Her interests include coffee, national parks, design ethics, and using the WhatFont Chrome extension on everything.
Salman is a SWE intern who, like many students his age, grew up on Khan Academy. He is a rising senior at Rutgers University studying Computer Engineering. His favorite activities include playing basketball, squash, volleyball, and Switch games.
Kumail is a rising senior studying Computer Science at McMaster University. He enjoys reading books, playing table tennis & board games, and watching math videos on YouTube in his free time.
Matthew is a rising senior at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science and Public Policy with specializations in AI and education, respectively. He's not really sure what this "spare time" thing is, but he'd like to try it sometime.
Chase is a rising junior studying Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. He first learned how to code on Khan Academy in middle school and has been passionate about Computer Science ever since. When he’s not coding, Chase enjoys spending time out in nature, hammocking, hiking, and playing beach volleyball.
Yash is a rising senior studying Computing Engineering at Rutgers University. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling the world, learning about technology, and spending too much time on Netflix and YouTube.
Cathy is a rising junior studying Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo. In her spare time, she enjoys developing for social good, traveling, and buying things she doesn't need.
Alexander is a rising junior studying Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. In his spare time, he likes to watch dramas and drink flavored water.
Yan is a rising junior studying Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. During his spare time, he enjoys watching cheesy dramas, playing video games, and making terrible coffee.
Dasani is a rising senior at Case Western Reserve University and studies Computer Science and Philosophy. Having access to good educational resources changed her life and she hopes to use her skills in technology to extend that privilege. In her spare time Dasani can be found hiking, crafting, eating icecream or bingewatching Netflix.
Stephanie is a rising senior Stanford University, where she studies computer science and education. In her spare time, she likes to sing, read, and spend time at the beach.
Kelsey studied computer science at MIT, where she also dabbled in teaching middle and high school students how to program. Despite her lack of height, she enjoys playing volleyball, and although she is a terrible singer, she can somewhat play the clarinet.
Nisha studies mathematics and computer science at UC San Diego. She's the president of Triton XR, UCSD's virtual and augmented reality club, and her hobbies include playing video games and traveling.
Jennie studied computer science and statistics at UC Berkeley and will continue studying computer science at Stanford in the fall. When she has time, she likes to do puzzles and try out various kinds of arts and crafts.
Mary is a rising senior at MIT studying computer science and math. She plays ultimate frisbee and basketball, and she also enjoys playing guitar. Mary can often be found drinking lots of coffee or boba.
Yeva studies computer science at the University of Waterloo. Her hobbies include badminton, hiking, and spending days at a time obsessively trying to master new games she picks up.
Anesu is a Computer Science student at Duke University. In his spare time he enjoys watching and playing basketball, watching TV shows, and reading books
Yes, that is also me two photos over.
Samuel is a California native & graduate from Cal State Monterey Bay. His thirst for adventure is unrivaled. When he isn't backpacking across seas or trying to save the world, he can be found strumming away on his guitar.
Nada studied Computer Science and Engineering at the German university in Cairo. She persued her Master's degree in Computer Science from Johannes Kepler University in Linz. When Nada is not coding or studying, she loves hanging out, board games, video games and coloring.
Ioana is studying Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. She loves developing for social good, online shopping, and poutine.
Sophie studies computer science and linguistics at MIT. Her goal is to use computer science to improve education and natural language understanding. She loves puzzles, crosswords, languages, reading, paper folding, and public transit systems.
Slim, a rising senior at Northwestern, loves sea creatures and functional programming. In her spare time, she enjoys playing Oregon Trail for Windows XP.
Audrey is a rising junior at MIT studying Computer Science. She loves to dance, play pool, and jam with her more musically talented friends.
Anesu is a Computer Science student at Duke University. In his spare time he enjoys watching and playing basketball, watching TV shows, and reading books
Yejia studies (and teaches) Computer Science at UC Berkeley. She has an interest in education and social equality, and outside of school, enjoys cooking, working out, and watching waaaay too many vlogs.
Kasra is a computer science student at the University of Pennsylvania interning on the backend team at Khan Academy. He grew up in Toronto and is a big fan of math, pomegranates, and hip hop. He loves using Khan Academy to learn about things like human physiology and finance.
Veena is studying Mathematics and Education Studies at Yale University. She is interested in data science and the ways that it can be used to improve education. Outside of class, she enjoys painting, playing table tennis, reading, and going for walks.
Emily is a rising senior at Stanford studying computer science. She loves exploring new places, taking pictures, singing, hiking, and adding more and more books to her never-ending reading list.
Gustavo grew up in Brazil, where he found his passion for playing the guitar, listening to rap, and working for education. He's currently studying Computer Science at Stanford.
Samantha is an alumni of the Recurse Center. She enjoys programming, getting lost, and reading up on old hardware.
Meet Joy. Joy graduated from University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University, studying developmental psychology. She is passionate about education and personalized learning. She enjoys painting, acting, designing and table tennis. She is also a big fan of board games.
David is an information Engineering student at the University of Cambridge. He is excited to be working with so many people enthusiastic to change the future of education. Outside of work, he enjoys playing tennis, reading, as well as the occasional card game.
Nick is a CS student at Cal Poly SLO. He can usually be found programming, playing the cello, or jamming out to Taylor Swift.
Shadaj is a high school student in the Bay Area who loves coding. When he isn't doing that, he loves to play the sitar and challenge friends to races in Mario Kart.
Débora is supporting Khan Academy's growth in her home region, Latin America. She came to the Bay Area to do an MBA at UC Berkeley with the goal of learning business skills that she could apply to create social impact at scale, and also to enjoy California's forward-thinking and outdoorsy lifestyle.
Becca is a native Philadelphian studying History at Claremont McKenna College. When she's not over-annotating primary sources, Becca runs a branch of a nonprofit that provides hip-hop dance classes to youth without access to engaging after school activities. She also loves hiking, saag paneer, and The Beatles.
Ryan loves doing things with other people: programming, playing music, shooting photography, cooking, hiking, and more! He loves spreading his passions through education and is excited to be working on the infrastructure team at Khan Academy.
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.
Abdul studies CS at UC Berkeley. In high school, he enjoyed learning on Khan Academy much more than he did in school, so he would like every student with a smartphone to be able to bring Khan Academy to their classroom.
Alex is a Computer Science student at MIT working on a Master's degree focusing in machine learning. Outside of that, he enjoys DJing and producing electronic music.
Thomas is a PhD student at North Carolina State University where he researches ways to integrate artificial intelligence and data into educational technologies. He’s thrilled to be working with so many bright folks at Khan Academy who are dedicated to improving education for all.
George believes that connecting progressive pedagogy enabled by technology with social movements for economic and educational justice can—and <em>will</em>—profoundly transform education for the better.
George is a student of Cognitive Science and Education in the Critical Education Policy Studies group at Swarthmore College.
Shiranka is a Software Engineering student from the University of Waterloo. He loves reading fantasy novels, especially those written by Brandon Sanderson, and his goal is to write code that is an absolute delight to work with.
Kejia is working on designing the SAT experience this spring. When she’s not working, she’s typing on her blog while petting her cats at the same time. She graduated from University of Michigan and Fudan University and has helped design fridges and dashboards.
Evy is a Computer Science student at the University of Waterloo. She loves developing technology for social good and talking about education and other social issues. When she's not coding or hanging out with friends in her awesome communities, she's probably singing or conducting choral music.
Karl is a fourth year student from the University of New South Wales in Australia. He enjoys skiing, playing video games, scuba diving, travelling, referring to himself in the third person, and performing various other standard human activities that don't implicate him as an undercover alien from another planet.
Will is a data science intern from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He will be graduating in the fall with a major in Applied Math and a minor in Computer Science. When not working on his latest math problem, Will likes to wander around forests and experience the outdoors, with the occasional climb involved. Will is excited to be out in California for the summer and is still perplexed by the fantastic Californian trees.
Ian has found himself a slice of ed-tech heaven at Khan Academy. At MIT his research is in artificial echolocation for the blind, but you may also catch him on a run along the Charles river or engaged in some armchair urban planning. He's saving up for a trip to Antarctica to meet the emperor penguins.
Paige is a rising junior at UC Berkeley majoring in linguistics. At Khan Academy she works as a content intern for Team Grammar, and she can't wait to see what great things will come out of her summer here at KA! Apart from school and work, she is busy exploring her newfound love of cats, watching Suits, and eating lots of cereal. Her favorite day of the week is Bread Day.
Meredith just graduated from Stanford but is going back to get a Master's degree. She is a born explorer, traveler, eater, and adrenaline junkie. She loves watching TV, and she is particularly fond of Doctor Who, Parks and Rec, Friday Night Lights, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Vishesh loves learning and is interested in understanding and improving the systems around us! When he's not learning/building things, he can be found meditating, running outside, playing music (jazz, mostly), or giving free hugs to people.
Juliana rhymes with banana is incredibly excited to be interning on the web frontend team at Khan Academy! In her free time she loves playing boardgames, singing while playing her ukulele, and being outdoors. This fall she will be returning to Stanford to finish her master's degree in computer science.
David studies computer science at Stanford, after dabbling in psychology, philosophy, and linguistics.
William is a computer science major at Carnegie Mellon. He enjoys trying to learn as much math and computer science as is humanly possible, and digging tunnels with his dog at the beach.
Sherman is studying Computer Science at Stanford University and working on the Mobile! team this summer. He's broadly interested in applying technology to healthcare and education and plays basketball, piano, and multiple episodes of TV shows when he's not working on learning something new.
Chelsea studies computer science as a master's student at MIT. She enjoys learning the world's writing systems, inventing new writing systems, exploring the Curry-Howard isomorphism, reading sci-fi short stories, learning, teaching, and working to make the world a better place.
Anastassia is a rising senior at Carnegie Mellon, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Language Technologies. She loves math, education and brains, so she is super excited to be joining Khan Academy!! In her free time, she enjoys hiking, getting lost in new cities and taking lots of pictures.
Mopewa is a rising senior with a double major in computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. She enjoys watching TV, drinking tea, knitting, reading, and other activities that don't require much movement.
Hannah is a rising senior studying computer science at Harvard College. She fell in love with Khan Academy while designing a CS curriculum for middle school students. Her favorite activities include biking and baking.
Sam is a student at UC Berkeley working on Khan Academy's article system. He does a lot of learning and teaching and hopes do to even more of it at Khan. Sam loves shared meals, adventure, and looking at bodies of water.
Alex is a rising senior at UC Berkeley, doing a CS major and a kind-of math major, depending on if he ever finishes the major requirements or not. He works on the infrastructure team, plays card games, and reads web fiction.
Phillip is a computer engineering student at the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys programming, math, and Star Trek. He also has interests in data science and artificial intelligence.
Monica is an aspiring dashboard wizard for the International Market Development team. When she's not at Khan Academy, maxing out Google Sheets' capabilities or mapping out K-12 curricula around the world, you can find her at Stanford, pursuing her MBA and Master of Education.
Neel, a member of Harvard's Class of 2018, enjoys teaching computer science, watching baseball, cracking jokes, saying 'yo,' and trying to avoid falling off his skateboard.
Shannon studies Computer Science at Harvard College, and is interning on the web frontend team at Khan Academy. She loves dancing, traveling, and drawing animals, and has been excited about and dabbling in teaching and education for years!
Shyan is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, where he studied Anthropology, Political Economy, and Environmental Design.
Shane has started a tutoring business and done research in education psychology. Now he's working with Khan Academy to provide a life-changing education for anyone, anywhere, forever. When he's not learning, building things, or pondering, he's playing outside.
Alex is a student at the University of Waterloo studying Mechatronics engineering. He is passionate about FIRST robotics and working on making education more efficient. He also shows a surprising propensity for body surfing.
Madeleine studies Film and International Relations at the University of Southern California and is interning for Khan Academy as a video content producer. When she's not in school, she enjoys jungle trekking, writing music, making dumb films with friends, and helping people learn new and exciting things!
Vivek believes in bringing a world-class education for anyone, anywhere; he's working on Khan Academy's iPad app so you can learn math even while sitting on your couch. When he's not reading, building things, or leading the various organization he's a part of, he studies Computer Science at Rutgers University.
David is a senior at Princeton majoring in Everything, with excursions into computer science, creative writing, and ancient literature. 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 shooting portraits, directing films, and thinking deep thoughts.
Jessie studies applied math and computer science at Stanford. She'd like to save the world - or at least help someone (anyone!) learn. She is working on the user experience team this summer, and also enjoys running, exploring, and wandering the great outdoors.
Jonathan has just graduated from UC Berkeley majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration and interned on the internationalization team at Khan Academy, where he had the privilege of bringing education to people around the world. He devotes himself to his Christian community at Gracepoint Fellowship Church. He likes music, photography and talking about life. He dislikes talking about himself in third person.
You are Ilan, a rising senior from Stanford University majoring in Physics and coterming in Computer Science. You enjoy hiking, rocking out on the piano and guitar, playing Ultimate and ping pong, and sleeping. You can sing any Disney song on command and your spirit animal is a grizzly bear. You are an avid Giants fan, you love <i>Harry Potter</i>, and you know more than anyone should about The Who.
Ben studies 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.
Miles studies a computer science and stuff at MIT. When he isn't coding he likes to unicycle, fly drones, and code more. He hopes to one day be able to do all three at once. He is excited to help make the user experience of Khan Academy even more awesome!
Charlie is a computer science major at Princeton University with a passion for both learning and teaching. His research interests focus on machine learning, and he's previously interned at Microsoft and Facebook. This summer, he'll be working as part of the Content Tools team to improve Khan Academy's exercise experience.
Jared wants to change the world, so he joined Khan Academy to intern for the summer. He enjoys singing, hiking, making things, and deep conversation. He is helping improve the experience for teachers and parents on Khan Academy.
Kevin studies computer science at the University of Illinois and enjoys using technology to improve life in creative ways. He is excited to make Khan Academy's user experience more awesome as part of the Content Tools team this summer.
Meet Peter. Peter is a level 14 Neuromancer at UC Berkeley. He somewhat enjoys reading, writing, running, ice cream, robots, kittens, artificial intelligence, natural stupidity, economics, Freakonomics, swimming, biking, Hunter S. Thompson, oranges, coding, philosophy, fancy sodas, and long lists. Peter works on Data, where he regularly refers to himself in the third person.
Elizabeth studies computer science at Cal with a focus in design. She loves high fashion, ampersands, and sushi. This summer, she's working on designing exercises for the iPad app!
Kasra studies computer science at the University of Toronto. He is working on the Khan Academy iPad app this summer.
John likes making software and infecting others with his love for Computer Science. He is very excited to harness the powers of the coffee bean in order to make Khan Academy's search tool amazing.
Colin is a biologist turned analyst who loves using data to tackle challenging problems, loves singing, and loves eating beets.
Justin works on the Content Tools team to help content creators write questions. He goes to the University of Waterloo and likes writing Vimscript (for some reason).
Theo is a student from the University of Waterloo, where he studies Combinatorics and Computer Science. He's working to improve subtitles and internationalization by hacking in Python at Khan Academy. He also enjoys functional programming, vim, and Khan Academy's board game night.
Richard likes the winters in California more than the winters at the University of Waterloo, where he is a third-year student (though converting to Fahrenheit is difficult). He hopes to make Khan Academy even bigger while on the growth team.
Tal is a lover of learning. How cliche. But seriously, one time, he underwent a surgical operation to have his feet webbed just to see if he could swim faster! But seriously, that's not true.
Tal taught high school math in Philadelphia before moving out west to beautiful California in order to obtain a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. For the foreseeable future, he will divide his time evenly doing the following: research in a lab, playing outside, and helping teachers effectively implement Khan Academy in their classrooms.
As a teaching fellow, Suney supports the Educational Partnerships team at Khan Academy. Suney shares her Khan Academy experiences with teachers and helps to support them as they start their Khan Academy journeys.
Suney has been a teacher for 15 years. She is currently at Eastside College Preparatory School where she has fully implemented Khan Academy into her math curriculum.
Ben wants to help bring education research online. He's a Chicagoan with a keen interest in learning, statistics, and sandwiches.
Tommy wishes to help increase the reach and impact of Khan Academy this fall. He is a native of Toronto who craves new experiences through learning, art, food, and adventure. He studies Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo and has previously interned at Twitter and VMware.
Leif loves learning! He also enjoys overcast weather, Chicken McNuggets, and fireworks. He's working on the Computer Science team.
Sophia will be working on the CS team. She studies Computer Science at Stanford University and interned previously at Google and Palantir. She cares about using programming to make the world better -- she also enjoys sports and playing guitar.
Brie's mission is to design and develop experiences that bring happiness to people's lives. Brie's work at Khan Academy fulfills this mission because it helps empower others to learn, among the greatest forms of happiness.
Sam will be working on the learning interface and will be a senior at Brown University in the Fall. In his free time he enjoys cooking, biking, and drinking good tea. He's excited to spend his first summer in San Francisco.
Julia loves building things - both virtual and physical - and going on adventures! In her spare time, she is most likely exploring the outdoors, playing soccer, or eating fruit.
The pinnacle nerd, Damon enjoys coding and video games (League of Legends and, less frequently now, Super Smash Bros. Melee). In his other time, you might find him playing frisbee or screaming furiously at the LSU Tigers or New Orleans Saints through the TV. He is studying Computer Science at MIT and will be working on the Growth team.
David Bieber enjoys mathematics, puzzles, and tennis, and he's a big fan of online education. He likes using programming to simplify life and figure things out, and he generally enjoys making things like games and puns. He spends his time thinking about thought, how fortunate he's been to have had such amazing teachers his whole life, and how to tell a good story.
Jake likes to build things and dream up ideas about the future. Besides his passion for programming, he enjoys music, board games, and running. He is working on the Interactive Content team to help content creators make exercises.
Sitan is excited to work with the Analytics team this summer to design models for better understanding how people learn. He's a second-year math and compsci concentrator at Harvard College and enjoys piano, singing, and food.
When Annie isn't battling the forces of darkness with her D20s, she collects novelty socks. She is deeply passionate about puzzle solving and education and is eager to help make content management more user friendly this summer.
Matt loves making things. He just can't help it. He's spending the summer helping students identify what skills they should learn and better master those skills-vicariously, of course, through the system he's making.
He's a Computer Science major at Rice University and has a deep, abiding love for learning, discovery, and building tools that help real people solve real problems. In other words, he's right where he belongs.
Robert is working on data analysis and visualization to make drawing insights a pleasure. He has passion for highly efficient and beautiful programs. He definitely spends too much time practicing ballroom dancing.
Previously he interned at an investment bank which he helped move to a web-oriented architecture. He is currently a student at Imperial College London.
Aatash really believes in the idea that schooling shouldn't interfere with your education. It's why he is so excited to be helping Khan Academy reinvent learning.
Aatash is an Electrical Engineering/Computer Science major at UC Berkeley. He's an avid basketball fan, and is always down for a 1-on-1 challenge. LeBron?
Jocelyn helps teachers trick students into learning.
Jocelyn is studying Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo and has previously interned at a major Canadian fruit company, where she made the web faster.
Eliana wants to make a teaching system so adaptive it can love you. They're a sci-fi reading nomad who write poetry in Python and climb hella mountains. Right now, they're a PhD student at UT Austin studying machine learning.
Michael has a passion for good food and board games. He was previously an intern at Google and Facebook before being recruited by University of Waterloo Software Engineering classmate David.
Tabitha loves designing things so that they're accessible and fun to use. In her free time she loves learning about people, reading angsty literature, traveling, doodling, and eating cheesecake. She studies at RISD and Brown University and has previously interned at Apple and Konami.
Drew is committed to developing tools that will help students share their knowledge with one another. He's worked on the software behind the KA community, email subscriptions, and translations.
Drew is also an avid learner himself as a rising senior at Gunn High School. Prior to joining Khan Academy, he built mobile apps as an intern at Sony Ericsson. He's also a runner and a cellist.
Omar makes useful things that work. He started working on exercises way back in high school; he's been hooked on the vision ever since.
In his free time, depending on when you ask, he might be a student at Stanford, a Thiel Fellow, or something completely different. He likes puns, Pokémon games, history, and prime-numbered phones.
Sophie does her best to be everywhere at once and tries to fix problems wherever they pop up.
When she's not working on things for Khan Academy, Sophie studies at Carnegie Mellon, where she's double-majoring in computer science and math.
David is a human being currently living on Earth. He was born after the Big Bang and before the heat death of the universe.
David has also interned twice at Khan Academy and twice at Google.
David regrets that he was not also named "Ben".
Jamie works with John to build the infrastructure for the computer science curriculum.
Jamie was previously an intern at Facebook before being recruited by University of Waterloo Software Engineering classmate and programming contest teammate David.
Josh is helping to collect more data on how people use Khan Academy so we can see how changes we make to the site affect what users do on it. He's also helping to use the data we collect to improve users' experiences while visiting the site.
Josh is a Computer Science major (class of 2015) at Carnegie Mellon University.
Ankit loves to create new things. At Khan Academy, he is working on building up the community.
He is currently doing a Masters in Computer Science at Virginia Tech, specializing in human computer interaction. Previously, he has participated twice in the Google Summer of Code program.
Emily is a Computer Science and Math major in the University of Rochester class of 2015. When not found hunched over her computer installing a Linux distro or learning an obscure programming language, she also enjoys bike rides, cooking, and playing video games.
Arun builds tools to make your exercise experience better. He is studying electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. He spent some time at Google, Intel and Procter & Gamble, as well as two social enterprises in India. He loves music and plays many different instruments.
Carved from the marbled cliffs of Elysium by the roaring surf below, Mark prefers his sandwiches open-faced. He works on exercises.
Leah is a computer science major at MIT in the class of 2013. She's working on improving coach reports at Khan Academy. She's had internships at Google and Rapleaf and enjoys softball, ice hockey, rock climbing, board games, and traveling.
Jessica eats tons of candy and teaches compooter science at Khan Academy!
She is a senior at Brown University, where her favorite things are baking pies and making silly skits about programming.
Mary is the design intern at Khan Academy, and currently attends the Rhode Island School of Design (conveniently shortened to RISD; pronounced "riz-dee"), located in Providence, Rhode Island (which is 3% larger at low tide). In her free time, she likes to design custom lettering, make books, and pump iron.
Dylan is spending the summer on Khan Academy's App Engine team helping to make the site faster and more reliable for everyone.
He will graduate in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science from UCLA. Prior to Khan Academy he worked at the UCLA Center for Embedded Networked Sensing.
When he's not hacking on cool stuff at Khan Academy, working on his thesis in Cognitive Science at UCSD, or helping to create thisCourse.com, Jamie loves to travel. He has slept overnight in a temple in Taiwan, in a monastery in Austria, in a cave on the Acropolis in Athens, on a staircase, on top of a volcano, on the roof of a train station, in a garbage bin, in a playground in Hiroshima, and in numerous closets.
Julian was a Fall 2011 intern who worked on exercises, Sandcastle, and Gandalf. He's had internships at Facebook and Arista Networks and really likes salsa dancing.
Jeff spent the summer helping build Khan Academy's exercise framework and working with its community of open-source developers. Jeff obsesses over Zelda and Digimon, is one of the few left-handed color-blind redheads, and studied Computer Science and Math at Wesleyan University. Khan Academy lent him his first Mac, and he now works at Apple.