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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

Blaine Rothrock

Blaine Rothrock

Isaaca Hoglen

Isaaca Hoglen

Keanan Koppenhaver

Keanan Koppenhaver

Mara Ulloa

Mara Ulloa

Matthew Felz

Matthew Felz

Omar Jamil

Omar Jamil

Rahul Devathu

Rahul Devathu

Ramir Aguilos

Ramir Aguilos

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
212
classes
Ali Karbassi
David Kam
70
classes
David Kam
Saba Jamalian
40
classes
Saba Jamalian
Brett Kellgren
38
classes
Brett Kellgren
Ian Mason
37
classes
Ian Mason
Matthew Felz
34
classes
Matthew Felz
Omar Jamil
33
classes
Omar Jamil
Daniel Conrad
33
classes
Daniel Conrad
Shawn Wilkinson
29
classes
Shawn Wilkinson
Patrick Sier
29
classes
Patrick Sier
Kayla Nimis
28
classes
Kayla Nimis
Ramir Aguilos
27
classes
Ramir Aguilos
Isaaca Hoglen
23
classes
Isaaca Hoglen
Michael Vanderwood
22
classes
Michael Vanderwood
Kayle Drucker
21
classes
Kayle Drucker
Brendan McLaughlin
20
classes
Brendan McLaughlin
Matthew Lei
19
classes
Matthew Lei
Matt Nicholson
17
classes
Matt Nicholson
Ken Ballard
17
classes
Ken Ballard
Blaine Rothrock
16
classes
Blaine Rothrock
Kapil Garg
16
classes
Kapil Garg
Linda Ramos
16
classes
Linda Ramos
Jason Lehmann
16
classes
Jason Lehmann
Aaron Shin
15
classes
Aaron Shin
Adam Smetana
15
classes
Adam Smetana
Keanan Koppenhaver
14
classes
Keanan Koppenhaver
Anna Kronauer
14
classes
Anna Kronauer
Scott Rasche
14
classes
Scott Rasche
Rahul Devathu
13
classes
Rahul Devathu
Andrew Johnson
13
classes
Andrew Johnson
Michael Parekh
13
classes
Michael Parekh
Katherine Evans
13
classes
Katherine Evans
Zach Buchar
13
classes
Zach Buchar
Robert Groves
13
classes
Robert Groves
Athina Verroiopoulou
12
classes
Athina Verroiopoulou
Anna Deng
11
classes
Anna Deng
Mara Ulloa
11
classes
Mara Ulloa
H Kapp-Klote
11
classes
H Kapp-Klote
Ryan Yost
11
classes
Ryan Yost
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
Victoria Nunez
9
classes
Victoria Nunez
Natalie McCroy
9
classes
Natalie McCroy
Ian Pierce
9
classes
Ian Pierce
Max Steele
9
classes
Max Steele
Clayton Reynolds
8
classes
Clayton Reynolds
Emilio Gordon
8
classes
Emilio Gordon
Sam Rall
8
classes
Sam Rall
Ryan Durling
8
classes
Ryan Durling
Teresa Chen
8
classes
Teresa Chen
Bobby Rein
8
classes
Bobby Rein
Arelia Jones
8
classes
Arelia Jones
Kendrick Hillian
8
classes
Kendrick Hillian
Brian Pastor
7
classes
Brian Pastor
Chrissy Laing
7
classes
Chrissy Laing
Trevor Clifford
7
classes
Trevor Clifford
Zach Attas
7
classes
Zach Attas
Carolyn Potts
7
classes
Carolyn Potts
Nathan Nowack
7
classes
Nathan Nowack
Aggie Pietrzak
7
classes
Aggie Pietrzak
Stelios Constantinides
7
classes
Stelios Constantinides
Jenelle Birchmeier
7
classes
Jenelle Birchmeier
Laura Quintero
6
classes
Laura Quintero
Lily Ge
6
classes
Lily Ge
Drake Bott
6
classes
Drake Bott
Jay Grieve
6
classes
Jay Grieve
Thomas Moncrief
6
classes
Thomas Moncrief
Sofia Alere
6
classes
Sofia Alere
Luz Cano
6
classes
Luz Cano
Tavasya Agarwal
6
classes
Tavasya Agarwal
Sean Neilan
6
classes
Sean Neilan
Sadie Parker
6
classes
Sadie Parker
Greg Sercombe
6
classes
Greg Sercombe
Pascual Lopez
5
classes
Pascual Lopez
Nate Arnold
5
classes
Nate Arnold
Charley Grossman
5
classes
Charley Grossman
Camila Pineda
5
classes
Camila Pineda
Olivia Lucaciu
5
classes
Olivia Lucaciu
Michael Akinlosotu
5
classes
Michael Akinlosotu
Rahim Mohomed
5
classes
Rahim Mohomed
Maryam Hedayati
5
classes
Maryam Hedayati
Kirsten Anderson
5
classes
Kirsten Anderson
Anish Mirjankar
5
classes
Anish Mirjankar
Matthew Epps
5
classes
Matthew Epps
Pavel Patino
5
classes
Pavel Patino
Yurii Herasymchuk
5
classes
Yurii Herasymchuk
Husein Kareem
5
classes
Husein Kareem
Michael Smith
4
classes
Michael Smith
Trent Brew
4
classes
Trent Brew
Lynza Sprowl
4
classes
Lynza Sprowl
Nelofer Arjumand
4
classes
Nelofer Arjumand
Abbie Coghlan
4
classes
Abbie Coghlan
Shankar Kalidindi
4
classes
Shankar Kalidindi
Natale Anfuso
4
classes
Natale Anfuso
Mudafar El Halabi Al H.
4
classes
Mudafar El Halabi Al H.
Alvin Chang
4
classes
Alvin Chang
Braeden Norris
4
classes
Braeden Norris
Ovini Silva
4
classes
Ovini Silva
Andra Roxana Stanciu
4
classes
Andra Roxana Stanciu
August Damiani
4
classes
August Damiani
JoAnna Park
4
classes
JoAnna Park
Megan Bubley
4
classes
Megan Bubley
Mohammad Salehi
4
classes
Mohammad Salehi
Mickey Schwab
4
classes
Mickey Schwab
Wesley Sutton
4
classes
Wesley Sutton
Andrew Griffin
4
classes
Andrew Griffin
Karen Liu
4
classes
Karen Liu
Chad Wilson
3
classes
Chad Wilson
Morgan Wilson
3
classes
Morgan Wilson
Samuel Okrent
3
classes
Samuel Okrent
Zeinab Serhan
3
classes
Zeinab Serhan
Andrew Kos
3
classes
Andrew Kos
Anthony Bronzo
3
classes
Anthony Bronzo
Cady Patio
3
classes
Cady Patio
Diana Steakley-Freeman
3
classes
Diana Steakley-Freeman
Dongkeun Lee
3
classes
Dongkeun Lee
Dan Cortes
3
classes
Dan Cortes
Dana Om
3
classes
Dana Om
Yadira Estrada
3
classes
Yadira Estrada
Scott Evard
3
classes
Scott Evard
Tyler Trinkle
3
classes
Tyler Trinkle
Paul Hinze
3
classes
Paul Hinze
Lisa Brown
3
classes
Lisa Brown
Yohei Kanehara
3
classes
Yohei Kanehara
Kenzo Murray
3
classes
Kenzo Murray
Erin Kenney
3
classes
Erin Kenney
Terrence Truax
3
classes
Terrence Truax
Brent Zey
3
classes
Brent Zey
Rob Weddell
3
classes
Rob Weddell
Marcelo Sacchetin
3
classes
Marcelo Sacchetin
Hollie Lambert
3
classes
Hollie Lambert
Alex Melehy
3
classes
Alex Melehy
Surya Dutta
3
classes
Surya Dutta
Pat Morad
3
classes
Pat Morad
Evan Curtin
3
classes
Evan Curtin
Brian Holdren
3
classes
Brian Holdren
Neal Gurung
2
classes
Neal Gurung
Safia Abdalla
2
classes
Safia Abdalla
Jim Kyle
2
classes
Jim Kyle
Kamry Bowman
2
classes
Kamry Bowman
Johnathan Kupferer
2
classes
Johnathan Kupferer
Pavan Mahtani
2
classes
Pavan Mahtani
Lauren Zajaczkowski
2
classes
Lauren Zajaczkowski
Zach Schneider
2
classes
Zach Schneider
Molly Risley
2
classes
Molly Risley
Bronson Allen
2
classes
Bronson Allen
Wynn Drahorad
2
classes
Wynn Drahorad
Grace Simunek
2
classes
Grace Simunek
Zachary Lederman
2
classes
Zachary Lederman
Rojin Babayan
2
classes
Rojin Babayan
Askar Issayev
2
classes
Askar Issayev
Yunsheng Wei
2
classes
Yunsheng Wei
Bettina Nicholson
2
classes
Bettina Nicholson
Lokesh Gupta
2
classes
Lokesh Gupta
Purvi Dave
2
classes
Purvi Dave
Tatyana Shestopalova
2
classes
Tatyana Shestopalova
Isabel Kaufman
2
classes
Isabel Kaufman
Saundra
2
classes
Saundra
Gino Paul Mendoza Capio
2
classes
Gino Paul Mendoza Capio
Benjamin Nober
2
classes
Benjamin Nober
Cameron Khare
2
classes
Cameron Khare
Nathan Peace
2
classes
Nathan Peace
Abril Vela
2
classes
Abril Vela
Hugh Bien
2
classes
Hugh Bien
Erica Sosa
2
classes
Erica Sosa
Heitor Tashiro Sergent
2
classes
Heitor Tashiro Sergent
Pranay Nanda
2
classes
Pranay Nanda
Shellie Hall
2
classes
Shellie Hall
Chelsea Marx
2
classes
Chelsea Marx
Mission Marcus
2
classes
Mission Marcus
Ayushee Singhal
2
classes
Ayushee Singhal
Emma Drisko
2
classes
Emma Drisko
Shaoyu "Zoe" Huang
2
classes
Shaoyu "Zoe" Huang
David Shrader
2
classes
David Shrader
Tim Swast
2
classes
Tim Swast
Chris He
2
classes
Chris He
Courtney Kameros
2
classes
Courtney Kameros
Daanyal Mansour
2
classes
Daanyal Mansour
Kristopher Craw
2
classes
Kristopher Craw
Ignacio Martinez
2
classes
Ignacio Martinez
Gina Gonsen
2
classes
Gina Gonsen
Spencer Neilan
1
classes
Spencer Neilan
Jessica Chung
1
classes
Jessica Chung
Todd Sherman
1
classes
Todd Sherman
Kaelyn Ellison
1
classes
Kaelyn Ellison
Katie Dill
1
classes
Katie Dill
Nazanin Makkinejad
1
classes
Nazanin Makkinejad
Nate Ford
1
classes
Nate Ford
Kelsey Morse-Brown
1
classes
Kelsey Morse-Brown
Kevin Kelly
1
classes
Kevin Kelly
David Wolgemuth
1
classes
David Wolgemuth
Hanna Mendyuk
1
classes
Hanna Mendyuk
Pelin Cox
1
classes
Pelin Cox
1
classes
Chris Lusk
1
classes
Chris Lusk
Kenny Kessler
1
classes
Kenny Kessler
Tyler Keating
1
classes
Tyler Keating
Chris Impicciche
1
classes
Chris Impicciche
Liliana Allen
1
classes
Liliana Allen
Ella DeBode
1
classes
Ella DeBode
Gian Carnero
1
classes
Gian Carnero
Matthew Ference
1
classes
Matthew Ference
Marvin Cespedes
1
classes
Marvin Cespedes
Eric Sherman
1
classes
Eric Sherman
Luke Kiowski
1
classes
Luke Kiowski
Joseph Steelman
1
classes
Joseph Steelman
Stacy Marshall
1
classes
Stacy Marshall
Elizabeth Shkiler
1
classes
Elizabeth Shkiler
Dragos Stancu
1
classes
Dragos Stancu
Burton Kent
1
classes
Burton Kent
Matthew Ferrera
1
classes
Matthew Ferrera
John Scott
1
classes
John Scott
Matthew Reed
1
classes
Matthew Reed
Maia Jacobs
1
classes
Maia Jacobs
Bryan Valencia
1
classes
Bryan Valencia
Alexandra Medina
1
classes
Alexandra Medina
Andrew Massari
1
classes
Andrew Massari
Kathryne Dunlap
1
classes
Kathryne Dunlap
Miranda Zhao
1
classes
Miranda Zhao
Bradley Sklenar
1
classes
Bradley Sklenar
Matt Hein
1
classes
Matt Hein
Tyler Tremper
1
classes
Tyler Tremper
Yanhao Wang
1
classes
Yanhao Wang
Mike Pottebaum
1
classes
Mike Pottebaum
Max Chiswick
1
classes
Max Chiswick
David Stuart
1
classes
David Stuart
Sean Cronin
1
classes
Sean Cronin
Hannah Studd
1
classes
Hannah Studd
Tom Coughlin
1
classes
Tom Coughlin
David Tallon
1
classes
David Tallon
Taras Skavinskyy
1
classes
Taras Skavinskyy
Andrew Campos
1
classes
Andrew Campos
Heather Randall
1
classes
Heather Randall
Lindsay Mecher
1
classes
Lindsay Mecher
Mehmet Kerem Aydin
1
classes
Mehmet Kerem Aydin
David Barnhart
1
classes
David Barnhart
Amelia Padua
1
classes
Amelia Padua
Tomas Bohorquez
1
classes
Tomas Bohorquez
Nora Regis
1
classes
Nora Regis
Kael Shipman
1
classes
Kael Shipman
Amanda Egan
1
classes
Amanda Egan
Arnav Passi
1
classes
Arnav Passi
Daniel Kim
1
classes
Daniel Kim
Anthony Abbinanti
1
classes
Anthony Abbinanti
Muhammad Zeeshan
1
classes
Muhammad Zeeshan
Rebecca Patterson
1
classes
Rebecca Patterson
Eugene Westbrook
1
classes
Eugene Westbrook
Sean Farnsworth
1
classes
Sean Farnsworth
Jennifer Hatton
1
classes
Jennifer Hatton
Jennifer Pelaez
1
classes
Jennifer Pelaez
Scarlet Vaickus
1
classes
Scarlet Vaickus
Shawon Crosen
1
classes
Shawon Crosen
David Wanner
1
classes
David Wanner
Andrew Pratt
1
classes
Andrew Pratt
Linda Tran
1
classes
Linda Tran
Carl Mapada
1
classes
Carl Mapada
CJ Karl
1
classes
CJ Karl
Trevor Conrad
1
classes
Trevor Conrad
Candela Lloret
1
classes
Candela Lloret
Jonathan Martinez
1
classes
Jonathan Martinez
EJ Ulloa
1
classes
EJ Ulloa
Patrick Ferris
1
classes
Patrick Ferris
Marcos Alcozer
1
classes
Marcos Alcozer
Kathya Chavez
1
classes
Kathya Chavez
Josh English
1
classes
Josh English
Matt Hayes
1
classes
Matt Hayes
Pedro Mata
1
classes
Pedro Mata
David Wells
1
classes
David Wells
Arielle Besyk
1
classes
Arielle Besyk
Jack Lowrie
1
classes
Jack Lowrie
Elizabeth Carter
1
classes
Elizabeth Carter
Francis Runzel
1
classes
Francis Runzel
Ben Zifkin
1
classes
Ben Zifkin
Juan Lucio-Vega
1
classes
Juan Lucio-Vega
Panagiotis Kostouros
1
classes
Panagiotis Kostouros
Spencer Look
1
classes
Spencer Look