Team

Here are all of the awesome people that make Teach LA happen! We're UCLA students who have dedicated themselves to empowering students through computer science.

General Board

Our directors, school leads, and curriculum leads. Feel free to reach out to any of our board for more information about what we do!

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Sophie Schoenmeyer (she/her)

President

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Chloe Uy (she/her)

Vice President

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Ava Asmani (she/her)

AI/ML School Lead

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Keertana Namuduri (she/her)

Advisor

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Milo Kearney (he/him)

Curriculum Director & Scratch School Lead

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Nikhil Kumar (he/him)

Curriculum Director & Emerson Friday School Lead & Social Chair

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Robert Tran (he/him)

Emerson Tuesday School Lead

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Christine Kim (she/they)

Jedi Director

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Ishani Sarkar (she/her)

Outreach Director

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Helia Woo (she/her)

Python Video Lead

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Chase Kapler (he/him)

React Native School Lead

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Advaith Gowrishetty (he/him)

Special Events Director

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Eden Yu (she/her)

Special Events Director & Scratch School Lead

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Kaitlyn Wang (she/her)

Special Events Director

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Nina Lu (she/her)

Special Events Director

Dev Board

Our dev consists of our team, training, learning lab, editor, design, and static site directors. Feel free to reach out to any of our board for more information about what we do!

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Divya Ponniah (she/her)

Dev Team Director

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Leo Krashanoff (he/him)

Advisor

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Archie Datta (she/they)

Design Director

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Ellie Cheng (she/her)

Dev Team Training Director

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Matthew Nieva (he/him)

Dev Team Training Director & React Native School Lead

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Regina Wang (she/her)

Dev Team Training Director

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Timothy Poon (he/him)

Editor Director

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Jiin Kim (she/her)

Learning Labs Director

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Vivian Ha (she/her)

Static Site Director

Instructors and Developers

Our team of instructors and developers teach in person at schools all throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District while developing new, interactive ways of making an education in computer science possible for everyone. Want to join our team? Find out more about how you can join us on our join us page!

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Alex Pun

Developer

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Allison Zhang

Developer

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Alyssa Wang

Cyber Lead & Developer

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Aman Oberoi

AI Outreach Officer

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Amanda Ung (she/her)

Emerson Instructor & Developer

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Andrew Gautier

Graphic Designer

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Anna Tong

Developer

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Ashley Ghodsian (she/her)

Python Instructor, Translator

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Austin Nguyen (he/him)

Python Curriculum Developer & Translator

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Bryan Luo

Developer & Instructor

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Celebi Law

Emerson Instructor

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Connor Daly

Developer

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Darren Zhang (he/him)

Developer

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Dominic Olson (he/him)

Emerson Instructor & Curriculum Developer

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Edmond Wen (he/they)

Developer & Emerson Instructor

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Einar Balan (he/him)

Python Video Team & Developer

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Evan Zhong

Developer & Instructor

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Getty George V

Developer

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Isha Shah (she/her)

Emerson Instructor

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Janis Chen

Developer & Instructor

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Jason Jewik

AI Outreach Officer

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Jonah Glickstein (he/him)

Scratch Curriculum Developer

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Jonathan Carlson

Developer

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Joshua Si

Developer

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Jun Ma

Developer

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Kai Tota

AI Outreach Officer

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Kara Levy

BEAM Liaison & Instructor

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Keona Mae Pablo (she/her)

Developer

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Lauren Nemeh (she/her)

Emerson Instructor

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Lisha Mohan

Lead Developer & Instructor

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Luke Dalton

Developer

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Lydia Xu

Developer

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Maggie Li (she/her)

Developer

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Mat Ruiz

AI Outreach Officer

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Matthew Yoshida (he/him)

Developer

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Maya Raman

AI Outreach Officer

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Michelle Zhuang

Developer

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Miles Kang

Developer

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Nathan Endow

Developer

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Nhi Van

Developer Liaison

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Nicolas Jeong (he/him)

Developer

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Nisha McNealis

AI Outreach Officer

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Oscar O'Brien (he/him)

Python Curriculum Developer

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Paige Brown (she/her)

Developer

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Pragathi Venkatesh

Advisor

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Prateek Sane

Developer

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Rachel Li

Developer & Instructor

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Saba Sharfuddin (she/her)

Emerson Instructor

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Seongbin Park

Video Producer & Instructor

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Shounak Kuiry

Developer

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Stephanie Wei

Developer

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Stephen Kelman (he/him)

Emerson Instructor

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Tomoki T. Fukazawa

Developer & Designer

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Trevor Ong (he/him)

Developer

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William Huang (he/him)

Python Instructor

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Zihan Xue (he/him)

Developer

Previous Boards

Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was Teach LA! Many thanks to our previous boards for steering our organization in the right direction.

2016-2017

  • Alejandra Cervantes (2019): Director of Pedagogy
  • Apurva Panse (2018): Director of Outreach
  • Enrique Segura (2017): Instructor
  • John Stucky (2019): Instructor
  • Michael Wang (2018): Instructor
  • 2017-2018

  • Apurva Panse (2018): President and Outreach Director
  • John Stucky (2019): Head Instructor
  • Krishna Babu (2018): Logistics Director
  • Richard Wen (2019): Curriculum Director
  • 2018-2019

  • Bonnie Lee (2021): Expansion Director
  • Christina Indudhara (2020): Curriculum Director
  • Connor Borden (2019): Dev Team Director
  • Furn Techalertumpai (2020): Logistics Director
  • John Stucky (2019): President
  • Michael Grieve (2019): Curriculum Director, Lead Instructor
  • Richard Wen (2019): President and Outreach Director
  • 2019-2020

  • Arjun Subramonian (2021): Logistics Director, NHHS Lead
  • Bonnie Lee (2021): Outreach Director
  • Christina Indudhara (2020): President
  • Malak Hmimy (2021): Activities Director, Sepulveda Lead
  • Matthew Wang (2022): Dev Team Director
  • Pragathi Venkatesh (2022): Brockton Lead
  • Shane Cho (2021): Activities Director, Emerson Lead
  • Sharvani Jha (2021): NHHS Lead
  • 2020-2021

  • Arjun Subramonian (2021): Advisor, AI/ML Lead
  • Ashley Ghodsian (2022): JEDI, Python Instructor, Translator
  • Bonnie Lee (2021): Advisor
  • Chase Kapler (2023): React Native School Lead
  • Chloe Uy (2022): Outreach Director, Interim Emerson Lead
  • Helia Woo (2023): JEDI, Python Video Lead
  • Kaitlyn Wang (2022): Special Events Director
  • Keertana Namuduri (2022): Advisor
  • Leo Krashanoff (2022): Dev Team Director
  • Malak Hmimy (2021): Sepulveda Lead, Advisor
  • Matthew Wang (2022): President, Interim Dev Team Director
  • Nikhil Kumar (2022): Curriculum Director, Python Lead
  • Nina Lu (2022): Special Events Director
  • Regina Wang (2022): Special Events Director, Dev Project Lead
  • Sharvani Jha (2021): Moonshots Advisor
  • Sophie Schoenmeyer (2023): Logistics Director
  • Graduating Greats!

    Teach LA honors its alumni who have stayed with the organization through graduation.