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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
189
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
Shawn Wilkinson
29
classes
Shawn Wilkinson
Patrick Sier
29
classes
Patrick Sier
Saba Jamalian
28
classes
Saba Jamalian
Kayla Nimis
28
classes
Kayla Nimis
Isaaca Hoglen
23
classes
Isaaca Hoglen
Michael Vanderwood
22
classes
Michael Vanderwood
Brendan McLaughlin
20
classes
Brendan McLaughlin
Matthew Lei
18
classes
Matthew Lei
Ken Ballard
17
classes
Ken Ballard
Matt Nicholson
17
classes
Matt Nicholson
Linda Ramos
16
classes
Linda Ramos
Jason Lehmann
16
classes
Jason Lehmann
Kapil Garg
16
classes
Kapil Garg
Adam Smetana
15
classes
Adam Smetana
Anna Kronauer
14
classes
Anna Kronauer
Kayle Drucker
14
classes
Kayle Drucker
Scott Rasche
14
classes
Scott Rasche
Keanan Koppenhaver
14
classes
Keanan Koppenhaver
Katherine Evans
13
classes
Katherine Evans
Andrew Johnson
13
classes
Andrew Johnson
Michael Parekh
13
classes
Michael Parekh
Robert Groves
13
classes
Robert Groves
Omar Jamil
13
classes
Omar Jamil
Athina Verroiopoulou
12
classes
Athina Verroiopoulou
Anna Deng
11
classes
Anna Deng
H Kapp-Klote
11
classes
H Kapp-Klote
Aaron Shin
11
classes
Aaron Shin
Ryan Yost
11
classes
Ryan Yost
Joy McCaffrey
10
classes
Joy McCaffrey
Adam Lurie
10
classes
Adam Lurie
Rahul Devathu
10
classes
Rahul Devathu
Corey Kellgren
10
classes
Corey Kellgren
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
Max Steele
9
classes
Max Steele
Natalie McCroy
9
classes
Natalie McCroy
Emilio Gordon
8
classes
Emilio Gordon
Kendrick Hillian
8
classes
Kendrick Hillian
Arelia Jones
8
classes
Arelia Jones
Ryan Durling
8
classes
Ryan Durling
Clayton Reynolds
8
classes
Clayton Reynolds
Sam Rall
8
classes
Sam Rall
Teresa Chen
8
classes
Teresa Chen
Jenelle Birchmeier
7
classes
Jenelle Birchmeier
Trevor Clifford
7
classes
Trevor Clifford
Brian Pastor
7
classes
Brian Pastor
Stelios Constantinides
7
classes
Stelios Constantinides
Zach Attas
7
classes
Zach Attas
Aggie Pietrzak
7
classes
Aggie Pietrzak
Ian Pierce
7
classes
Ian Pierce
Carolyn Potts
7
classes
Carolyn Potts
Lily Ge
6
classes
Lily Ge
Laura Quintero
6
classes
Laura Quintero
Sadie Parker
6
classes
Sadie Parker
Sean Neilan
6
classes
Sean Neilan
Victoria Nunez
6
classes
Victoria Nunez
Bobby Dickey
6
classes
Bobby Dickey
Michael Akinlosotu
5
classes
Michael Akinlosotu
Yurii Herasymchuk
5
classes
Yurii Herasymchuk
Kirsten Anderson
5
classes
Kirsten Anderson
Tavasya Agarwal
5
classes
Tavasya Agarwal
Matthew Epps
5
classes
Matthew Epps
Camila Pineda
5
classes
Camila Pineda
Husein Kareem
5
classes
Husein Kareem
Olivia Lucaciu
5
classes
Olivia Lucaciu
Pavel Patino
5
classes
Pavel Patino
Rahim Mohomed
5
classes
Rahim Mohomed
Mara Ulloa
5
classes
Mara Ulloa
JoAnna Park
4
classes
JoAnna Park
Karen Liu
4
classes
Karen Liu
Mohammad Salehi
4
classes
Mohammad Salehi
Michael Smith
4
classes
Michael Smith
Wesley Sutton
4
classes
Wesley Sutton
Braeden Norris
4
classes
Braeden Norris
Lynza Sprowl
4
classes
Lynza Sprowl
Mickey Schwab
4
classes
Mickey Schwab
Ovini Silva
4
classes
Ovini Silva
Megan Bubley
4
classes
Megan Bubley
Natale Anfuso
4
classes
Natale Anfuso
Mudafar El Halabi Al Halabi
4
classes
Mudafar El Halabi Al Halabi
Andra Roxana Stanciu
4
classes
Andra Roxana Stanciu
Chrissy Laing
4
classes
Chrissy Laing
Tyler Trinkle
3
classes
Tyler Trinkle
Greg Sercombe
3
classes
Greg Sercombe
Surya Dutta
3
classes
Surya Dutta
Chad Wilson
3
classes
Chad Wilson
Andrew Kos
3
classes
Andrew Kos
Brent Zey
3
classes
Brent Zey
Evan Curtin
3
classes
Evan Curtin
Cady Patio
3
classes
Cady Patio
Yohei Kanehara
3
classes
Yohei Kanehara
Yadira Estrada
3
classes
Yadira Estrada
Morgan Wilson
3
classes
Morgan Wilson
Dana Om
3
classes
Dana Om
Trent Brew
3
classes
Trent Brew
Pascual Lopez
3
classes
Pascual Lopez
Nate Arnold
3
classes
Nate Arnold
Alvin Chang
3
classes
Alvin Chang
Brian Holdren
3
classes
Brian Holdren
Maryam Hedayati
3
classes
Maryam Hedayati
Abbie Coghlan
3
classes
Abbie Coghlan
Pat Morad
3
classes
Pat Morad
Alex Melehy
3
classes
Alex Melehy
Hollie Lambert
3
classes
Hollie Lambert
Scott Evard
3
classes
Scott Evard
Erin Kenney
3
classes
Erin Kenney
Dongkeun Lee
3
classes
Dongkeun Lee
Dan Cortes
3
classes
Dan Cortes
Diana Steakley-Freeman
3
classes
Diana Steakley-Freeman
Terrence Truax
3
classes
Terrence Truax
Anthony Bronzo
3
classes
Anthony Bronzo
Zach Schneider
2
classes
Zach Schneider
Samuel Okrent
2
classes
Samuel Okrent
Askar Issayev
2
classes
Askar Issayev
Zachary Lederman
2
classes
Zachary Lederman
Daanyal Mansour
2
classes
Daanyal Mansour
Pavan Mahtani
2
classes
Pavan Mahtani
Purvi Dave
2
classes
Purvi Dave
Chris He
2
classes
Chris He
Gina Djekkoun
2
classes
Gina Djekkoun
Benjamin Nober
2
classes
Benjamin Nober
Courtney Kameros
2
classes
Courtney Kameros
Isabel Kaufman
2
classes
Isabel Kaufman
Marcelo Sacchetin
2
classes
Marcelo Sacchetin
Bettina Nicholson
2
classes
Bettina Nicholson
Neal Gurung
2
classes
Neal Gurung
Hugh Bien
2
classes
Hugh Bien
Tim Swast
2
classes
Tim Swast
Chelsea Marx
2
classes
Chelsea Marx
Gino Paul Mendoza Capio
2
classes
Gino Paul Mendoza Capio
Kamry Bowman
2
classes
Kamry Bowman
Lauren Zajaczkowski
2
classes
Lauren Zajaczkowski
Johnathan Kupferer
2
classes
Johnathan Kupferer
Shaoyu "Zoe" Huang
2
classes
Shaoyu "Zoe" Huang
Heitor Tashiro Sergent
2
classes
Heitor Tashiro Sergent
Blaine Rothrock
2
classes
Blaine Rothrock
Nathan Peace
2
classes
Nathan Peace
Erica Sosa
2
classes
Erica Sosa
Anish Mirjankar
2
classes
Anish Mirjankar
Nelofer Arjumand
2
classes
Nelofer Arjumand
Wynn Drahorad
2
classes
Wynn Drahorad
Kristopher Craw
2
classes
Kristopher Craw
Saundra
2
classes
Saundra
David Shrader
2
classes
David Shrader
Emma Drisko
2
classes
Emma Drisko
Thomas Moncrief
2
classes
Thomas Moncrief
Jim Kyle
2
classes
Jim Kyle
Ignacio Martinez
2
classes
Ignacio Martinez
Abril Vela
2
classes
Abril Vela
Tatyana Shestopalova
2
classes
Tatyana Shestopalova
Zach Buchar
2
classes
Zach Buchar
Shellie Hall
2
classes
Shellie Hall
Lokesh Gupta
2
classes
Lokesh Gupta
Molly Risley
2
classes
Molly Risley
Mission Marcus
2
classes
Mission Marcus
Rojin Babayan
2
classes
Rojin Babayan
Safia Abdalla
2
classes
Safia Abdalla
Ayushee Singhal
2
classes
Ayushee Singhal
Pranay Nanda
2
classes
Pranay Nanda
Nora Regis
1
classes
Nora Regis
Amelia Padua
1
classes
Amelia Padua
Marvin Cespedes
1
classes
Marvin Cespedes
Josh English
1
classes
Josh English
Kelsey Morse-Brown
1
classes
Kelsey Morse-Brown
1
classes
Tom Coughlin
1
classes
Tom Coughlin
Scarlet Vaickus
1
classes
Scarlet Vaickus
Kenny Kessler
1
classes
Kenny Kessler
Eugene Westbrook
1
classes
Eugene Westbrook
David Tallon
1
classes
David Tallon
Matthew Reed
1
classes
Matthew Reed
Anthony Abbinanti
1
classes
Anthony Abbinanti
Eric Sherman
1
classes
Eric Sherman
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
Carl Mapada
1
classes
Carl Mapada
Arnav Passi
1
classes
Arnav Passi
David Stuart
1
classes
David Stuart
Marcos Alcozer
1
classes
Marcos Alcozer
John Scott
1
classes
John Scott
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
Jennifer Hatton
1
classes
Jennifer Hatton
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
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
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
Trevor Conrad
1
classes
Trevor Conrad
Mike Pottebaum
1
classes
Mike Pottebaum
Max Chiswick
1
classes
Max Chiswick
Tyler Tremper
1
classes
Tyler Tremper
Hannah Studd
1
classes
Hannah Studd
Maia Jacobs
1
classes
Maia Jacobs
Rob Weddell
1
classes
Rob Weddell
Pedro Mata
1
classes
Pedro Mata
Amanda Egan
1
classes
Amanda Egan