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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

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

David Kam

Isaaca Hoglen

Keanan Koppenhaver

Matthew Felz

Rahul Devathu

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
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Ali Karbassi
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David Kam
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Brett Kellgren
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Ian Mason
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Matthew Felz
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Daniel Conrad
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Shawn Wilkinson
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Patrick Sier
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Kayla Nimis
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Saba Jamalian
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Isaaca Hoglen
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Michael Vanderwood
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Matt Nicholson
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Ken Ballard
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Kapil Garg
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Jason Lehmann
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Linda Ramos
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Adam Smetana
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Scott Rasche
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Keanan Koppenhaver
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Anna Kronauer
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Michael Parekh
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Katherine Evans
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Robert Groves
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Andrew Johnson
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Kayle Drucker
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Ryan Yost
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H Kapp-Klote
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Anna Deng
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Adam Lurie
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Corey Kellgren
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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
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