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The Team

Our dedicated team works hard to keep We All Code classes safe, supportive, and largely free. Our leaders, instructors, mentors, and volunteers work to help every child explore their kid creativity through coding.

Team work makes the dream work

Leadership

Our full-time leadership staff works tirelessly toward one purpose: bringing STEM learning opportunities to every kid in Chicago and giving them the tools they need to excel.

Ali Karbassi

Ali Karbassi

Founder and CEO of We All Code

Board

Our dedicated board includes leaders from diverse backgrounds and fields across Chicago.

Dave Hoover

Chair

Founder & CEO, Red Squirrel Technologies

Jose A. Duarte

Treasurer

Founder & Principal, Blackwood Group LLC

David Lewis

Director

Managing Partner, Circumspect Capital

John Cain

Director

Principal at Sideriver Ventures

Neeta Upadhyay

Director

Director of Advanced Analytics, Cardinal Health

Associate Board

Our Associate Board of young professionals fuels our big ideas and is dedicated to We All Code's growth.

Carolyn Potts

Chair

Anna Kronauer

Treasurer

Linda Ramos

Secretary

Courtney Kameros

Director

Daniel Conrad

Director

Joseph Fowler

Director

Kyle Wetzold

Director

Lauren Garatoni

Director

Maria Ptouchkina

Director

Matthew Felz

Director

Samuel Rall

Director

Stelios Constantinides

Director

Instructors

These highly-trained volunteers come from tech backgrounds and are skilled in creating a supportive, experiential learning environment to help every kid code.

Ali Karbassi

Ali Karbassi

David Kam

David Kam

Isaaca Hoglen

Isaaca Hoglen

Keanan Koppenhaver

Keanan Koppenhaver

Matthew Felz

Matthew Felz

Omar Jamil

Omar Jamil

Rahul Devathu

Rahul Devathu

Saba Jamalian

Saba Jamalian

Mentorship makes all the difference

Our volunteer mentors help students feel supported as they learn to code. We're proud of our exceptional 2-to-1 mentor-to-student ratio, ensuring your kids will always have a friendly face to turn to with questions.

mentors
Ali Karbassi
178
classes
Ali Karbassi
David Kam
70
classes
David Kam
Brett Kellgren
38
classes
Brett Kellgren
Ian Mason
37
classes
Ian Mason
Matthew Felz
34
classes
Matthew Felz
Daniel Conrad
32
classes
Daniel Conrad
Patrick Sier
29
classes
Patrick Sier
Shawn Wilkinson
29
classes
Shawn Wilkinson
Kayla Nimis
28
classes
Kayla Nimis
Saba Jamalian
25
classes
Saba Jamalian
Isaaca Hoglen
23
classes
Isaaca Hoglen
Michael Vanderwood
22
classes
Michael Vanderwood
Ken Ballard
17
classes
Ken Ballard
Matt Nicholson
17
classes
Matt Nicholson
Kapil Garg
16
classes
Kapil Garg
Linda Ramos
16
classes
Linda Ramos
Jason Lehmann
16
classes
Jason Lehmann
Adam Smetana
15
classes
Adam Smetana
Keanan Koppenhaver
14
classes
Keanan Koppenhaver
Anna Kronauer
14
classes
Anna Kronauer
Scott Rasche
14
classes
Scott Rasche
Andrew Johnson
13
classes
Andrew Johnson
Michael Parekh
13
classes
Michael Parekh
Katherine Evans
13
classes
Katherine Evans
Robert Groves
13
classes
Robert Groves
Kayle Drucker
12
classes
Kayle Drucker
Athina Verroiopoulou
12
classes
Athina Verroiopoulou
Ryan Yost
11
classes
Ryan Yost
Anna Deng
11
classes
Anna Deng
H Kapp-Klote
11
classes
H Kapp-Klote
Matthew Lei
10
classes
Matthew Lei
Adam Lurie
10
classes
Adam Lurie
Corey Kellgren
10
classes
Corey Kellgren
Joy McCaffrey
10
classes
Joy McCaffrey
volunteers

Volunteering for a better tomorrow

Volunteers make our mission a reality! We rely on them to keep sessions running smoothly. Interested in volunteering?

Become a Volunteer
Rahul Devathu
9
classes
Rahul Devathu
Natalie McCroy
9
classes
Natalie McCroy
Max Steele
9
classes
Max Steele
Ryan Durling
8
classes
Ryan Durling
Arelia Jones
8
classes
Arelia Jones
Teresa Chen
8
classes
Teresa Chen
Clayton Reynolds
8
classes
Clayton Reynolds
Sam Rall
8
classes
Sam Rall
Emilio Gordon
8
classes
Emilio Gordon
Kendrick Hillian
8
classes
Kendrick Hillian
Jenelle Birchmeier
7
classes
Jenelle Birchmeier
Carolyn Potts
7
classes
Carolyn Potts
Aggie Pietrzak
7
classes
Aggie Pietrzak
Trevor Clifford
7
classes
Trevor Clifford
Omar Jamil
7
classes
Omar Jamil
Stelios Constantinides
7
classes
Stelios Constantinides
Brian Pastor
7
classes
Brian Pastor
Zach Attas
7
classes
Zach Attas
Sean Neilan
6
classes
Sean Neilan
Ian Pierce
6
classes
Ian Pierce
Laura Quintero
6
classes
Laura Quintero
Sadie Parker
6
classes
Sadie Parker
Husein Kareem
5
classes
Husein Kareem
Tavasya Agarwal
5
classes
Tavasya Agarwal
Camila Pineda
5
classes
Camila Pineda
Pavel Patino
5
classes
Pavel Patino
Rahim Mohomed
5
classes
Rahim Mohomed
Kirsten Anderson
5
classes
Kirsten Anderson
Michael Akinlosotu
5
classes
Michael Akinlosotu
Olivia Lucaciu
5
classes
Olivia Lucaciu
Matthew Epps
5
classes
Matthew Epps
Braeden Norris
4
classes
Braeden Norris
Wesley Sutton
4
classes
Wesley Sutton
Karen Liu
4
classes
Karen Liu
Mickey Schwab
4
classes
Mickey Schwab
Ovini Silva
4
classes
Ovini Silva
Megan Bubley
4
classes
Megan Bubley
Natale Anfuso
4
classes
Natale Anfuso
Andra Roxana Stanciu
4
classes
Andra Roxana Stanciu
Mohammad Salehi
4
classes
Mohammad Salehi
Lynza Sprowl
4
classes
Lynza Sprowl
JoAnna Park
4
classes
JoAnna Park
Mara Ulloa
4
classes
Mara Ulloa
Morgan Wilson
3
classes
Morgan Wilson
Yohei Kanehara
3
classes
Yohei Kanehara
Diana Steakley-Freeman
3
classes
Diana Steakley-Freeman
Erin Kenney
3
classes
Erin Kenney
Andrew Kos
3
classes
Andrew Kos
Terrence Truax
3
classes
Terrence Truax
Dan Cortes
3
classes
Dan Cortes
Pat Morad
3
classes
Pat Morad
Surya Dutta
3
classes
Surya Dutta
Scott Evard
3
classes
Scott Evard
Maryam Hedayati
3
classes
Maryam Hedayati
Anthony Bronzo
3
classes
Anthony Bronzo
Mudafar El Halabi Al Halabi
3
classes
Mudafar El Halabi Al Halabi
Dongkeun Lee
3
classes
Dongkeun Lee
Chad Wilson
3
classes
Chad Wilson
Brian Holdren
3
classes
Brian Holdren
Evan Curtin
3
classes
Evan Curtin
Yadira Estrada
3
classes
Yadira Estrada
Pascual Lopez
3
classes
Pascual Lopez
Nate Arnold
3
classes
Nate Arnold
Alex Melehy
3
classes
Alex Melehy
Dana Om
3
classes
Dana Om
Cady Patio
3
classes
Cady Patio
Hollie Lambert
3
classes
Hollie Lambert
Tyler Trinkle
3
classes
Tyler Trinkle
Chrissy Laing
2
classes
Chrissy Laing
Marcelo Sacchetin
2
classes
Marcelo Sacchetin
Isabel Kaufman
2
classes
Isabel Kaufman
Lauren Zajaczkowski
2
classes
Lauren Zajaczkowski
Shellie Hall
2
classes
Shellie Hall
Neal Gurung
2
classes
Neal Gurung
Gino Paul Mendoza Capio
2
classes
Gino Paul Mendoza Capio
Michael Smith
2
classes
Michael Smith
Gina Djekkoun
2
classes
Gina Djekkoun
Lokesh Gupta
2
classes
Lokesh Gupta
Zach Buchar
2
classes
Zach Buchar
Kamry Bowman
2
classes
Kamry Bowman
Mission Marcus
2
classes
Mission Marcus
Kristopher Craw
2
classes
Kristopher Craw
Benjamin Nober
2
classes
Benjamin Nober
Heitor Tashiro Sergent
2
classes
Heitor Tashiro Sergent
Nathan Peace
2
classes
Nathan Peace
Jim Kyle
2
classes
Jim Kyle
Pranay Nanda
2
classes
Pranay Nanda
Rojin Babayan
2
classes
Rojin Babayan
Ignacio Martinez
2
classes
Ignacio Martinez
Bettina Nicholson
2
classes
Bettina Nicholson
Ayushee Singhal
2
classes
Ayushee Singhal
Abril Vela
2
classes
Abril Vela
Emma Drisko
2
classes
Emma Drisko
Courtney Kameros
2
classes
Courtney Kameros
Shaoyu "Zoe" Huang
2
classes
Shaoyu "Zoe" Huang
Erica Sosa
2
classes
Erica Sosa
Johnathan Kupferer
2
classes
Johnathan Kupferer
Askar Issayev
2
classes
Askar Issayev
Saundra
2
classes
Saundra
Tatyana Shestopalova
2
classes
Tatyana Shestopalova
Daanyal Mansour
2
classes
Daanyal Mansour
Safia Abdalla
2
classes
Safia Abdalla
Pavan Mahtani
2
classes
Pavan Mahtani
David Shrader
2
classes
David Shrader
Purvi Dave
2
classes
Purvi Dave
Chris He
2
classes
Chris He
Tim Swast
2
classes
Tim Swast
Hugh Bien
2
classes
Hugh Bien
Zach Schneider
2
classes
Zach Schneider
1
classes
Nora Regis
1
classes
Nora Regis
Eugene Westbrook
1
classes
Eugene Westbrook
Sean Cronin
1
classes
Sean Cronin
Kael Shipman
1
classes
Kael Shipman
Spencer Neilan
1
classes
Spencer Neilan
Jonathan Martinez
1
classes
Jonathan Martinez
David Barnhart
1
classes
David Barnhart
Jennifer Pelaez
1
classes
Jennifer Pelaez
Daniel Kim
1
classes
Daniel Kim
Matt Hein
1
classes
Matt Hein
Tyler Keating
1
classes
Tyler Keating
Burton Kent
1
classes
Burton Kent
Kenny Kessler
1
classes
Kenny Kessler
Scarlet Vaickus
1
classes
Scarlet Vaickus
Carl Mapada
1
classes
Carl Mapada
Arnav Passi
1
classes
Arnav Passi
Tom Coughlin
1
classes
Tom Coughlin
David Stuart
1
classes
David Stuart
Marcos Alcozer
1
classes
Marcos Alcozer
John Scott
1
classes
John Scott
Eric Sherman
1
classes
Eric Sherman
Kelsey Morse-Brown
1
classes
Kelsey Morse-Brown
Liliana Allen
1
classes
Liliana Allen
Bradley Sklenar
1
classes
Bradley Sklenar
Kathryne Dunlap
1
classes
Kathryne Dunlap
Chris Lusk
1
classes
Chris Lusk
Hanna Mendyuk
1
classes
Hanna Mendyuk
Andrew Massari
1
classes
Andrew Massari
Nate Ford
1
classes
Nate Ford
Sean Farnsworth
1
classes
Sean Farnsworth
David Wanner
1
classes
David Wanner
Jessica Chung
1
classes
Jessica Chung
Josh English
1
classes
Josh English
Jennifer Hatton
1
classes
Jennifer Hatton
Marvin Cespedes
1
classes
Marvin Cespedes
Spencer Look
1
classes
Spencer Look
Dragos Stancu
1
classes
Dragos Stancu
Francis Runzel
1
classes
Francis Runzel
CJ Karl
1
classes
CJ Karl
Matthew Ferrera
1
classes
Matthew Ferrera
Nazanin Makkinejad
1
classes
Nazanin Makkinejad
Jack Lowrie
1
classes
Jack Lowrie
Kevin Kelly
1
classes
Kevin Kelly
Elizabeth Carter
1
classes
Elizabeth Carter
Juan Lucio-Vega
1
classes
Juan Lucio-Vega
Andrew Campos
1
classes
Andrew Campos
Pelin Cox
1
classes
Pelin Cox
Kathya Chavez
1
classes
Kathya Chavez
Elizabeth Shkiler
1
classes
Elizabeth Shkiler
Andrew Pratt
1
classes
Andrew Pratt
Yanhao Wang
1
classes
Yanhao Wang
Tomas Bohorquez
1
classes
Tomas Bohorquez
Todd Sherman
1
classes
Todd Sherman
David Wolgemuth
1
classes
David Wolgemuth
Katie Dill
1
classes
Katie Dill
Rebecca Patterson
1
classes
Rebecca Patterson
Amelia Padua
1
classes
Amelia Padua
Stacy Marshall
1
classes
Stacy Marshall
Lindsay Mecher
1
classes
Lindsay Mecher
Arielle Besyk
1
classes
Arielle Besyk
Alexandra Medina
1
classes
Alexandra Medina
Taras Skavinskyy
1
classes
Taras Skavinskyy
Miranda Zhao
1
classes
Miranda Zhao
Mike Pottebaum
1
classes
Mike Pottebaum
Muhammad Zeeshan
1
classes
Muhammad Zeeshan
Ella DeBode
1
classes
Ella DeBode
David Wells
1
classes
David Wells
Patrick Ferris
1
classes
Patrick Ferris
Heather Randall
1
classes
Heather Randall
Candela Lloret
1
classes
Candela Lloret
Joseph Steelman
1
classes
Joseph Steelman
Panagiotis Kostouros
1
classes
Panagiotis Kostouros
Samuel Okrent
1
classes
Samuel Okrent
Alvin Chang
1
classes
Alvin Chang
Trevor Conrad
1
classes
Trevor Conrad
Molly Risley
1
classes
Molly Risley
Matthew Reed
1
classes
Matthew Reed
Anthony Abbinanti
1
classes
Anthony Abbinanti
David Tallon
1
classes
David Tallon