Tyler leads Clever to greatness through rousing speeches, innate product genius, and bold strategic decisions. Or, more likely, he is surrounded by brilliant coworkers who make his job easy. In recognition of Clever's impact on education, Tyler was named to Forbes' 2014 '30 Under 30' alongside Dan and Rafael. Prior to co-founding Clever, he was Vice President of Sales at PaperG. To the surprise of many, Harvard University once granted Tyler an MA degree in Statistics and a BA in Applied Mathematics.
As a science teacher turned tech director in Denver, Dan saw first-hand how data obstacles were quickly becoming the biggest barriers to innovation in education. When leading Clever's product team, Dan draws on the experiences and relationships he formed at STRIVE Prep and as a Teach for America Corps Member. Dan graduated from Harvard and spends his free time rock climbing and drinking craft beer (in that order) in San Francisco.
Part man, part wizard, Rafael leads the technical team and is in charge of all product engineering. Prior to co-founding Clever, Rafael worked at Jump Trading, where he specialized in machine learning and working with large volumes of data. Rafael holds a BA degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Harvard. He is a native of Naperville, Illinois, and lives in San Francisco, California.
With experience in ed tech, policy, and in the classroom, Matt leads business development for Clever. Previously Matt helped found a K-12 learning analytics company and worked on the prototype for School of One in New York. He attended Stanford Law School before leaving to start his first startup. Matt taught middle school English in Harlem for three years with Teach for America. Matt holds a BA in History from Yale and currently lives outside of San Francisco.
As a gentleman, scholar, and software engineer, Alex spends his time at Clever deep in code. Previously he worked at Google, where he built algorithms to keep their products personalized and social. Alex holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University. He is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and currently lives in Menlo Park, California.
In addition to having the fiercest name on the team, Cosmo Wolfe specializes in making tools for schools and applications to manage their data at Clever. In the beginning Cosmo won over the hearts and minds of the dev team with his crisp homemade waffles, and this continued as he quickly began churning out crisp homemade code. Cosmo hails from Duluth, Minnesota, but he has been enjoying the new San Francisco climate. In his free time he sails and sometimes bakes.
With a background in business and education, Jamila works on operations at Clever. Prior to joining the team, Jamila led national expansion efforts at the Level Playing Field Institute, a STEM education nonprofit organization. Jamila holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, an EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in Psychology and Studio Art from Stanford University. She calls Arkansas and Vancouver home, and in her spare time, you'll find her dancing, eating her way through SF, and fulfilling her quest to try every fruit in the world.
With experience in design research, technology policy, and software engineering, Mohit works on product engineering at Clever. Previously he worked at Location Labs, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Microsoft Research focusing on web infrastructure, data privacy, mobile geolocation research and map-based storytelling. Mohit holds a Masters from the UC Berkeley School of Information. He grew up near Delhi in India and currently lives in San Francisco.
Jonah likes to make things, learn things, and make things that help people learn things (i.e. educational technology). He works as a product manager at Clever, and also constructs crossword puzzles for the New York Times in his spare time. Originally from Los Angeles, Jonah studied Computer Science at Brown University and has finally migrated back to the best coast, residing currently in San Francisco.
Jeff is a Software Engineer and resident Windows evangelist at Clever. Prior to Clever, Jeff worked on projects for Boeing to more accurately calibrate moving lasers. When Jeff isn't slinging code at Clever, he can be found training robots to beat humans at console video games. Jeff holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and lives in San Francisco.
Full-time coder, part-time nerd (who are we kidding? Full-time nerd), Erica hails from sunny Southern California. After receiving a BA degree in Mathematics from UC Berkeley, Erica worked as a math and science tutor while honing her mad coding skills. She lives in San Francisco and is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area.
If you work for a school district or CMO, Aaron Sokol wants to talk. Aaron is now heading up district partnerships for Clever, helping K12 technology leaders design and implement great student identity solutions. Before getting Clever, Aaron taught SAT math, built schools, departments, and budgets in Oakland, and put together custom IT and finance solutions for education programs across California. Aaron holds a BA in Globalization from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Nathan is a Software Engineer at Clever who believes that coding and data analysis are powerful tools to effect scalable social change. Prior to Clever, he built healthcare information systems for rural hospitals in India and HIV testing labs in Haiti. From headphones to sousaphones, Nathan is happiest when there's music involved. He hails from Oak Ridge, Tennessee and holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Colin once tried to teach coworkers how to code, and in the process gained a new appreciation for great teachers. Originally from Northampton, Massachusetts, he is wicked excited to join Clever and is fortunate that what he is fascinated by can be used for such a good end. He graduated with a BA in Astrophysics and Computer Science at Swarthmore College, and currently lives by Dolores Park in San Francisco.
Still adjusting to the ocean being on the wrong side, Carrie is another East coast transplant in San Francisco. She previously worked in digital media and advertising, and joins Clever ready to help bridge the e-learning gap. Carrie holds a BS from Boston University and enjoys used bookstores and obscure Joss Whedon references.
A native New Yorker, Will brings a background in ed tech and a “get things done” mentality to Clever. He previously worked on connecting a global community of learners and educators, and he remains enthusiastic about making better technology available to more students. Will holds a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and currently resides in San Francisco.
Dan works on recruiting for Clever, scouring the Earth for brilliant engineers, creative product managers, and fearless astronauts (eventually). Previously, Dan worked, ate, and played dodgeball at Google. A native of Mission Viejo, CA, Dan holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University and enjoys baseball, stand-up comedy, barbecue, and petting other people’s dogs.
Eleanor joins Clever from the NYC Department of Education where she managed a middle school literacy initiative and supported the operations of large scale pilot roll-outs. As part of the Accounts team at Clever, she works to optimize the relationship between Clever and its partners. A DC native, she holds a BA from the University of Virginia which cultivated a lifetime love of learning, and Thomas Jefferson. She lives in San Francisco, and is really enjoying the weather.
Cortney helps the Clever team stay organized and happy. Previously, Cortney ran marketing and community relations for Earth-Baby and Jellyfish art. She received her BA in Environmental Studies from University of Colorado Boulder. When she is not in the office you can find her outside: camping, kayaking, running, biking, or swimming. She happily calls San Francisco home and is a passionate environmentalist.
Kyle brings experience with databases and distributed systems to the Clever engineering team. A believer in the power of education, he's excited to further enable technology in the classroom. Along with coding and reading, Kyle loves basketball and is always ready for a good pick-up game. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Despite holding UC Berkeley's most prestigious Mathematics award, "Sparks" (the 3rd Dan at Clever), considers himself a former mathematician. He advanced to Ph.D. candidacy before discovering that mathematical research wasn't the right career choice for him; now he’s happily immersed in code! In his spare time, he takes up a hobby and pursues it obsessively; examples include modern literature, painting, comic books, video games, and jazz. He's played guitar for over 20 years and authors the open source chess engine Exacto.
As a software engineer at Clever, Kevin is excited to be building tools to make the lives of students, teachers, and administrators easier. Kevin also claims credit for bringing bughouse chess to Clever, albeit in an attempt to relive the glory days of the peak of his chess career during the 5th grade. An East Coast native, he holds a B.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania in Digital Media Design, a computer graphics degree and a major reason for his love for animated movies.
Believing that everyone deserves a good education, Jian is excited to be building a brighter future for all at Clever. Growing up on the urban streets of New York City, Jian now enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding California's great outdoors. He has BSs in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ryan works closely with school districts around the country to realize the full potential of their digital learning resources. Prior to Clever, Ryan consulted for school districts in Indiana and New York on district redesign, school turnaround, and talent management. Ryan hails from Freeport, Maine and appreciates that despite being far from home, the ocean is still freezing cold. He holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University.
As part of the School Experience team, Maya works closely with Clever’s school and district users to make sure students have easy access to great classroom technology. Before joining Clever, she managed community engagement and ice cream runs at Performing Arts Workshop, a San Francisco-based arts education nonprofit. Maya graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Italian and International Literary and Visual Studies, and is excited to be back in her native land of fog and burritos.
Fed up with Chicago's frigid winters, Amelie took the first opportunity to flee to San Francisco in search of warmer shores. As a former University IT helpdesk technician and Box User Services specialist, she's excited to continue providing top-tier support as a member of the School Experience team. Amelie has a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and enjoys gaming and advocating for lesser-known technologies.
Stephanie is excited to be building the future of education technology to help make classrooms more efficient. Prior to Clever, she was an early engineer at Lumosity where she helped people unlock their full potential through cognitive brain training. Stephanie graduated Princeton University with a B.S.E. in computer science and a certificate in Theater and Dance. She currently lives in San Francisco and can also be found flying trapeze, spinning on aerial hoop, or dancing all types of dance.
Frankie keeps data flowing for Clever, managing partnerships with leading Student Information Systems across the country. Prior to Clever, he co-founded Revelry, an iOS app for outdoor gear, and was a Princeton in Africa fellow in Uganda. He received an MPA from Penn, an MBA from Pepperdine and a BA in Economics from Boston College. In his spare time, Frankie’s improving his chess game, honing his coding skills, and participating in MOOCs… As you can probably tell, he’s pretty into this learning thing.
Alexander is excited about the potential technology has to transform education, and as a full stack engineer, he works to make those improvements a reality. Previously, he founded Tunessence, a company that makes learning music easier with software. He received a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Alexander grew up in Miami, Florida, and lives in San Francisco, California.
As a School Experience Advocate at Clever, Megan enjoys helping facilitate easy access to education technology for schools. Originally from Southern California, she earned her BA in History from UC Santa Barbara, then continued migrating north to San Francisco (by way of year-long stints in both Spain and Argentina). Megan brings Spanish-speaking talents to the team, along with an ability to pack a year's worth of clothing into a single backpack.
Born and raised in the Great Tundra of Chicago, Aashay has worn many hats throughout his engineering career and is excited to bring his experience to the Developer Relations team at Clever. He is passionate about storytelling in all forms, from those on the silver screen to those involving polyhedral dice. Aashay received his BS in Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering from the University of Illinois and currently lives in San Francisco.
Mexican born and a Houston native, Pam had to compromise Tex-Mex cuisine for SF burritos. Pam is a software engineer at Clever and works to ship love to students and teachers. Previously, she launched Xbox One as a PM at Microsoft and conducted research on the value of virtual reality in education at Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford, where she led a class on the intersection of design and education reform. In her spare time, you'll find her drawing food, painting cameras, and taking photos of almost every meal she eats.
Abhinav is excited about enabling the use of technology to bring quality education to everyone. Before joining Clever, he worked on the personal search infrastructure team at Google. Outside of work, he is fond trying out new restaurants, rock music, watching e-sports, and traveling. He grew up in India and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi.
Prior to Clever, David spent 3 years working with school districts throughout the midwest. David's background includes a wide range of software implementations ranging from classroom instructional software to back end operational software and everything in between. He brings passion for education that has been cultivated by years of working directly with hundreds of school districts. David is a proud graduate of Ohio University and spends his free time walking his bulldog throughout the Mission District in San Francisco.
Jenn originally comes from the small resort town of Mammoth Lakes, where she grew up snowboarding and perfecting her love for school and education. Here at Clever, she is the "Gal Friday" to our CEO, keeping him impactful and beneficial to the entire organization. Jenn is an avid reader, full-time animal lover, and grammar purist, complete with a B.A. in History and English from UCLA and a M.S. in Criminology from SDSU. A proponent of being a permanent student and continuing her education, Jenn continues to take Animal Law classes and volunteers with organizations that benefit animal welfare around the country. She currently lives in San Francisco with her two fur-babies (cats), Kaiser and Isis. Meow.
Having taught high school math in Phoenix for two years, Tim experienced firsthand the power and the challenge of using technology in the classroom. He's thrilled to be at Clever where he works with districts to maximize the impact of their learning software. Before migrating west, Tim grew up in New Jersey and studied math at Duke University. Outside (and inside!) of Clever, Tim enjoys playing chess, learning to cook, and spending time with Amanda, who everyone can attest is his much better half.
One of few PC users in the office, Christina is excited to be a part of the Clever team and help ensure that all debits and credits are accounted for. When not immersed in spreadsheets, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling. Christina has a BA in Business Economics from UCLA and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Stephanie loves connecting people with their dream job, which makes owning Clever's non-tech recruiting a dream job for her. Catching the start-up bug after joining as one of Zynga's first recruiters, she was instantly drawn to Clever's culture of learning and fun. Stephanie holds a BS in Psychology from Berkeley, and enjoys cooking, eating, and talking about food.
Nikhil is a student who loves learning new and interesting things. At Clever, he is learning how to help schools, teachers, students, and app developers integrate technology into the education system. He is also learning how to be a better engineer and to play bughouse chess. Prior to Clever, Nikhil spent a few years learning about entrepreneurship by starting and working at a few startups. Nikhil has a B.S. and M.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where he learned Computer Engineering and Technology & Management.
Potluck’s experience tutoring first graders in SF helped him realize that education really is the industry he wants to spend the rest of his life in. He’s so so delighted to be at Clever building the tech layer that will enable the education revolution of the future. Under his former name "Pulak," he studied computer science and business at Penn and worked on Special Projects at Y Combinator. Now, as Potluck, he is Clever’s resident Soylent dealer. In his free time, Potluck enjoys listening to podcasts while riding his bike to improv comedy classes, as well as traveling (ask him about Cambodia!).
A former summer camp counselor, a lifelong band geek, and an avid amateur chef, Nic grew up in Sacramento and dreamt of living by the ocean. She made her first push westward to earn a Bachelor’s degree at UC Davis and is currently closer to the coast than ever before! As Clever’s Recruiting Coordinator, Nic delights in organizing interview schedules for coworkers and making candidates feel comfortable and appreciated. Forever a farm-girl at heart, Nic has a smile that won’t quit and, despite everything her mother taught her, loves to make friends with strangers.
Prior to joining Clever’s School Experience team, Mikayla helped start a charter school in Minneapolis, balanced the books at a youth development non-profit, and swam with a blue whale at a marine science summer camp. Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Mikayla survived a few Midwest winters and is happy to feel at home again out West. She loves bicycling, yoga, exploring the world’s wonders, and eating breakfast burritos. Mikayla holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Christina is a native Californian with a passion for improving education. Spending years as a tutor, teacher's assistant, curriculum developer, and student advocate, Christina knows firsthand the struggles, boundaries, and areas of possibility and potential in the educational world. When she is not helping Clever's users, you can find her exploring the city, hiking into the woods and along the coastlines, wandering galleries and museums, cooking, and getting her hands on as many creative, hands-on projects as possible. Christina holds a BS degree in Psychology from Tulane University with a concentration in Child Psych and Education and a minor in Studio Art.
Michael is a UC Berkeley graduate who is excited to make building and using education software easier with the Clever team. Prior to joining Clever, Michael practiced the art of product management at Google as part of the Google Apps team. After work you'll find Michael eating Korean food, exploring San Francisco by bike, and waiting in line for tickets to the latest musical.
Ben leads engineering at Clever. He's passionate about building great teams and applying technology to achieve positive social impact. Prior to Clever, Ben led seller engineering at Square and Identity engineering at Mozilla. When he's not working, Ben is playing soccer with his two sons or exploring new restaurants with his wife. Ben holds a BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from MIT.
Cat comes to Clever by way of Groupon, where she was among the first marketers through a period of exponential growth, owning customer acquisition and later product marketing for small businesses across the world. Before Groupon, she created digital marketing strategies for clients at DraftFCB, an advertising agency. She comes from a family full of educators, which makes it pretty easy to come to work fired up about Clever’s mission each day. Cat’s a midwesterner at heart: an Indiana native, one-time Chicago resident, and a die-hard Michigan fan. She loves documentaries, pie, and San Francisco “winters.”
The first program Brett wrote was for his high school CAM teacher, so it's no surprise he's now at Clever, where he works to craft software that helps students learn and teachers teach. An incurable hobbyist, he cooks, plays piano and guitar, and still programs from time to time on side projects.
A Detroit native and die-hard Michigan State Spartan (sorry Katy), Cate comes to Clever after holding sales management roles at Google, Square, and Nestle. Armed with unique leadership skills and an upbeat attitude, Cate leads the creation, development and management of Clever's district outreach team. Her mission is to deploy Clever into every school in America and beyond.
Megan grew up in New Jersey, which, contrary to popular belief, really is "The Garden State." She kept the family legacy alive by earning her Bachelor's degree from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania (Go 'Pards!). Looking for a change of scenery after spending the first 25 years of her life on the East Coast, Megan decided to venture West. After working as a paralegal in Manhattan and spending a brief stint as an executive recruiting coordinator in San Francisco, Megan is excited to say that she's finally found her dream job at Clever. When she's not in the office, you can find her outside exploring the city and talking about lizards, her favorite animal.
Roniesha partners with the country’s largest school districts to realize the enormous potential of digital learning software. Prior to Clever, she worked on technology and strategy projects at the Los Angeles Unified School District and consulted with digital learning providers on product and business development. Roniesha holds a BBA from Howard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School. You can find her in an SF barre studio or brunching around the Bay. Though a proud Detroiter, Roniesha is happy to call Oakland home now.
Andrew builds things at Clever. Before Clever, he lectured Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he spent a lot of time thinking about how to teach Computer Science at scale. Andrew spent the rest of his time explaining recursion to N freshmen, after which, N-1 freshmen usually remained confused. For fun, Andrew reads (mostly science fiction and fantasy), rock climbs, collects fountain pens, and dabbles in calligraphy. He also plays an unhealthy amount of Hearthstone. Andrew holds a BS in EECS from UC Berkeley.
Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, John graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Software Engineering and now resides in San Francisco. Prior to joining Clever, John worked as a backend engineer at Amazon Music, where he contributed to the digital music fulfillment platform. He is excited to work with such a large collective of people who are invested in public education. While he's not working, John enjoys spending time practicing jiu-jitsu, following the Toronto Raptors, and exploring the science of cooking.
Monica joins the Accounts team at Clever after spending most of her career investing in education, media, and business services companies at Providence Equity Partners and New Mountain Capital. She holds a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received her MBA and Master of Education from Stanford University. Originally from Miami, Monica is an avid baseball fan and can't wait for the Miami Marlins to be relevant again.
As a member of the Accounts team, Rob is passionate about helping partners bring best in class applications to the classroom. He previously worked on building new data products for J.P. Morgan and its clients. Rob graduated from Harvard with a BA in Economics. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he's hoping the Giants can serve as a surrogate home team in place of his beloved Red Sox.
Kevin works on communications at Clever. He joined Clever with communications experience from e-commerce startups to PR agencies, and from the Olympic Games to IBM. These experiences built in him a passion for applying technology to affect positive change in the world -- a passion that led him straight to Clever’s door. He grew up in the South, built his career in New York and is now a proud resident of San Francisco where he spends his free time cooking Italian food and riding Italian motorcycles...though only occasionally at the same time.
As part of Clever's Business Development team, Josie loves chatting about how Clever can make a difference in the classroom through technology. Originally from Sydney, Josie enjoys spreading rumors about Australian dropbears around the office (but not in the classroom). She loves Italian cooking, the Latin language, and believes she might be the biggest carnivore in the office. Josie holds a combined Finance and Law degree from the University of New South Wales, has a background in Management Consulting, and is incredibly excited about how education can make a positive impact in the world in a big way. Let's go!
Nate, a Washington native, comes to Clever after 4 cold years at Columbia in NYC and is excited to be back on the Best Coast. Nate works on the infrastructure at Clever to keep schools syncing. In his free time Nate likes to run, bike, and hike in the amazing wilderness surrounding San Francisco.
Ryan is passionate about distributed systems and mentoring other engineers. Previously, he led the Infrastructure Engineering team at Pixar helping create the film pipeline they use today. Ryan is originally from San Antonio, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. Depending on the day outside of work, you can find him designing and building everything from embedded devices to purely artistic endeavors (ask him about Totoro).
Christopher comes to Clever from South Africa via the East Coast, where he studied physics at Yale. Despite being almost as far from home as possible, he is excited to be in San Francisco improving education at Clever. Outside of work, Christopher enjoys playing sports, particularly soccer and squash, and is looking forward to exploring the Bay Area by bike.
As part of the District Partnership team, Emily works with districts to maximize the impact of technology in the classroom. Prior to joining Clever, Emily taught second grade as a Teach For America corps member in the Bay Area. She holds a B.A. from Scripps College and an Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Emily calls Berkeley home, where you can find her hiking, playing board games and learning new languages.
A returning intern, Jacob joins the Clever team as a full-stack software engineer. Originally from North Carolina, Jacob got his start by building computers for his parents' office in junior high. He went on to obtain a BA in Computer Science from Princeton University, where he also studied neuroscience and taught graphic design in the school's computer lab. Prior to Clever, Jacob researched open data initiatives as a product management intern at Yelp. When he's not pushing code or drinking coffee, Jacob enjoys playing the piano, photography, and watching dystopian sci-fi films.
Prior to joining Clever's District Outreach team, Angeli developed charitable and corporate social responsibility initiatives at United Talent Agency. Being mission driven and passionate about education, Angeli is excited to help schools make the most out of their learning software. Angeli holds a B.S. in Business Administration and International Relations from USC. When she's not at her desk, you can usually find her doing yoga, in pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee, or adventuring around her favorite city - San Francisco.
After teaching middle school English in Harlem, Mark realized the everyday challenges of offering his students a more personalized education. He now partners with districts to leverage technology and better serve their students. Prior to Clever, Mark researched social innovation in Poland and worked on education policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council. He studied Government and Literature at Claremont McKenna, and he's constantly experimenting in the kitchen.
Christian taught in multiple capacities for over six years, from tutoring physics at community college to teaching a Caltech accredited course in film, and is excited to be joining Clever to impact education at a large scale. In his spare time he writes music, breaks down film, avidly plays Scrabble and is an evangelist for the up-and-coming Chinese Open-face Poker. Before Clever, Christian was a quantitative trader in Chicago and as a new face to San Francisco plans to find (and eat) the best donuts the city has to offer.
As an Engineer at Clever, Dylan is excited to help change the way technology is used in the classroom. Originally from Connecticut, he recently graduated from the University of Michigan where he served as a Director of MHacks and taught Computer Security. Prior to Clever, Dylan interned at Microsoft working on Bing Ads. Outside of work, he loves to coach lacrosse and explore the Bay Area.
After growing up in some of the poor neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Peter is a firm advocate of education as a means of upward mobility. He has worked as a teacher’s assistant, tutor, and coder. While not working, you might find him on the tennis court or competing in gaming tournaments. Peter holds a BS/MEng in Computer Science and a Minor in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Peggy grew up in four states (mostly) on the East Coast, where she went to four elementary schools and five school districts during her K-12 years; she later studied Economics and Computer Science at Duke. Peggy is excited to work at the intersection of technology and education to help students, teachers, and schools get the tools they need to succeed. In her free time, Peggy enjoys reading about behavioral economics, doing jigsaw and word puzzles, and indulging her sweet tooth.
As part of Clever's marketing team, Renette wants to make sure school districts and app developers know and love Clever. She is passionate about building demand, brand awareness, highly targeted lead generation, working with sales to deliver revenue, and disrupting markets. Originally from Sydney, Renette spent over a decade in London and Copenhagen before settling in San Francisco. She is also a self confessed fitness fanatic, foodie, coffee snob, and fashion lover.
As a member of the District Success team, Kirstin collaborates with school districts to integrate education technology into the classroom as seamlessly as possible. Prior to joining Clever, Kirstin worked to advance educational equity through state legislation. Kirstin holds an MA in Education Policy from Stanford University and a BA in Political Science from the University of California: Davis.
Matthew is happy to be at Clever making a measurable, positive impact on technology usage in the classroom. Prior to joining Clever, he sold learning technologies at Pearson, published fiction and nonfiction books, and ran a small business, among other pursuits. He holds a BA from UC Berkeley and a MBA from UC Davis, and enjoys spending every minute of his free time with his wonderful wife and rambunctious sons in Oakland.
Omar is forever grateful for the care and guidance he got from his teachers, from his childhood in Cleveland to his graduation at Stanford (with a BS and MS in Computer Science). So, he’s returning the favor by reshaping the way people use technology in classrooms here at Clever. After work, you can usually find him running all day across San Francisco, dancing all night in front of a set of turntables—or playing the music behind them.
Evan is excited to have found a company that supports his interests in learning, eating, and (occasionally) writing code. His appreciation for education can be attributed to the stellar teachers who convinced him at an early age that learning is just another form of playing. Outside of work, Evan likes to read, go on hiking trips, and snowboard. He also nurses an unhealthy obsession with basketball, a sport that he still loves despite having claimed his ACL twice. He hopes to bring that same loyalty to his everyday work at Clever.
Prior to joining Clever’s engineering team Caroline was an engineer at Facebook working primarily on photos and sharing. Caroline has always held a strong love and appreciation for education, which was fostered in her hometown of Santa Rosa, CA. She holds a BA in Computer Science from Berkeley, where she got to experience teaching firsthand as a student instructor and peer tutor. Outside of work you can find Caroline doing yoga, going on hikes, playing board games with friends, or just snuggling up with her dog Eevee and a good book.
Jenna grew up in beautiful, sunny, Florida. She attended school in New York before returning south to teach English Language Arts to middle schoolers in Jacksonville, FL. for three years. She's thrilled to be at Clever and living in San Francisco with Mara, the cutest and best dog to ever exist. When she's not working, you can find her anywhere there's direct sunlight and sand.
As our receptionist, Ashley is the bright, sunny face who greets our guests and employees each day. Ashley grew up on the beach in Maryland and spent many years in Philadelphia before residing in San Francisco. Before joining Clever, Ashley worked in horticulture and taught environmental classes to youth and teens. She is passionate about sustainability, so much so that she earned her Master’s degree in the subject. Outside of Clever you can find Ashley gardening, hiking with her dog, or hula hooping.
Kristine joins Clever's School Experience team from Nashville, NC where she taught middle school math with Teach For America. She received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina, where she also played soccer for the Tarheels. When not working with school districts using Clever, Kristine spends her time reliving the glory days playing soccer around San Francisco, writing music, and acting as the proud mother of a very ill-proportioned dog. Although she was raised in Boston, she is open to the West-coast-best-coast theory.
After many years in snowy Vermont and a few in sunny Africa, Kate is excited to continue working to better education for all students and teachers at Clever. She joins the team after teaching English as a Second Language in Namibia. Prior to that, she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with The DREAM Program at Dartmouth College. Kate holds a BA in Global and Regional Studies from the University of Vermont. Outside of the office you can find her doing yoga, picnicking, reading or searching for the perfect breakfast sandwich.
Brill (short for Brillante) was born into a family of classical musicians, hence the musical name. He hails from Houston, TX, where he grew up enjoying cheap delicious food from its amazing Chinatown. Brill attended USC and actively participated in the community by teaching ex-homeless individuals, being a summer camp counselor, and volunteering as a butcher at a Mexican meat market. He then became a Teach For America Corps Member in Dallas, where he taught high school math and occasionally breakdanced for his students, if they deserved it.
Roli is passionate about building businesses, helping teams transform their careers and lives, and build an inclusive culture where all employees thrive authentically!! She has over 15 years experience in the Internet, Social Media and Enterprise Software industry with expertise is in Sales, Marketing and Customer Success. Roli graduated with MS in Management from Stanford Business School, lives in Mountain View with her husband and two teenage children. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking and watching romantic comedy movies.
Alex is a security-focused software engineer at Clever. He cares about usable security, privacy by design, smooth music, and fresh coffee. Before joining Clever, Alex "defended the bird" at Twitter as a Senior Software Engineer and tech lead for the Account Security team. He was also a Senior Security Consultant at Foundstone, where people paid him to break into websites and buildings. He received his BS in EECS from UC Berkeley, and liked Cal so much that he went back to the School of Information for a masters degree.
Born and raised in the Great State of New Jersey, Jon is part sales guy, part ops guy, and 100% nerd who is a shameless fanboy and promoter of all things New York City. Jon holds a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland - College Park and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California - Berkeley. Prior to joining Clever, Jon could be found helping to build the ultimate sales machine at LinkedIn and advising financial services clients as a management consultant for Deloitte. When Jon isn't helping Clever's customers transform education in the classroom or customizing our Salesforce instance, he can be found riding his bike, eating amazing food, or smuggling bagels from New York City back to San Francisco.
Jeff moved to San Francisco from New York 4 years ago and hasn't shoveled snow once since then. So, he's staying, and figures it would be a good idea to have a job, too. After a few Facilities gigs on the peninsula, Jeff is stoked to be joining a passionate, amazing company like Clever! As the Facilities Manager, Jeff tackles any issue large and small. Just take a quick look around the building and think, "Gee, somebody should really do something about that!" - and that somebody is probably Jeff.
Carolyn partners with School Districts around the country to help schools unlock the power of technology in classrooms. Prior to coming to Clever, Carolyn worked with organizations globally to drive adoption of new transformative technology. Carolyn is excited to now help facilitate schools in adopting technology to transform education. Carolyn has a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley and currently resides in San Francisco. When not at Clever, you can find Carolyn hiking around the Bay Area, running through Golden Gate Park or eating at one of the many amazing restaurants in SF!
Originally from Baltimore, Nate went to school in the South and has spent his career working in San Francisco and South Africa. Originally focusing his studies on a blend of engineering and business, he has continued to focus on growing technical products. After working at Google for 3 years, Nate moved to South Africa to help a local MedTech non-profit strategically grow and more effectively serve remote areas, outside of Cape Town. He is now thrilled to bring growth to Clever’s incredible education application partners, empowering schools with more in-classroom online resources. Outside of the office, you will find Nate road and mountain biking around the bay, skydiving /cliff & bungee jumping whenever possible, and hosting delicious Maryland-style blue crab feasts for friends and family (still representing his East Coast roots!).
Liz cares deeply that all students have an excellent and just education. At Clever, she helps districts integrate technology seamlessly into the classroom. In her former life, she captained boats with Outward Bound, spent four years teaching in the classroom, and worked as an attorney in Seattle. You can find her climbing up rocks, sailing downwind, and cycling loops on her bike. She’s an amateur storyteller and still loves SSR (sustained silent reading). She holds a BA in history from Dartmouth College, a Masters in Curriculum from the University of Colorado and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington.