Meet Our Team

As part of the Fullstack Academy family, the Grace Hopper Program benefits from a large pool of dedicated staff supporting everything from Admissions, to Academics, and Career Success.

Here are just a few of the people you'll meet when you join us on campus:

David Yang
David Yang

Co-Founder

Nimit Maru
Nimit Maru

Co-Founder

Michele Cantos
Michele Cantos

Program Director

Jessica Wein
Jessica Wein

Program Lead (NYC)

Cang Truong
Cang Truong

Admissions Lead

Malcolm Evans
Malcolm Evans

Admissions Associate

Matthew Short
Matthew Short

Head of Academics

Karen MacPherson
Karen MacPherson

Instructor (NYC)

Daniel Sohval
Daniel Sohval

Instructor (NYC)

Jessica Bracht
Jessica Bracht

Instructor (NYC)

David Adewoyin
David Adewoyin

Instructor (NYC)

Geoff Bass
Geoff Bass

Instructor (NYC)

Q Liu
Q Liu

Instructor (NYC)

Corey Greenwald
Corey Greenwald

Instructor (NYC)

Nicholas Tucker
Nicholas Tucker

Academic Operations Manager

Rachel Fogel
Rachel Fogel

CAREER SUCCESS COUNSELOR (NYC)

Natalie Giuliano
Natalie Giuliano

Career Success Counselor (NYC)

Jacqueline Ore
Jacqueline Ore

Career Success Counselor (NYC)

Trent Rhodes
Trent Rhodes

CAREER SUCCESS COUNSELOR (NYC)

Elle Yeung
Elle Yeung

Regulatory Operations Associate

Chris Thieke
Chris Thieke

Campus Manager (NYC)

Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Campus Ops Associate (NYC)

Olga Bartnicki
Olga Bartnicki

Managing Director, NYC

Ben Neiswander
Ben Neiswander

CHICAGO CAMPUS DIRECTOR

Brett Kurtz
Brett Kurtz

CAMPUS OPS & STUDENT EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST (Chicago)

Priti Patel
Priti Patel

Instructor (Chicago)

Ben Wilhelm
Ben Wilhelm

Instructor (Chicago)

Collin Miller
Collin Miller

Instructor (Chicago)

Finn Terdal
Finn Terdal

Instructor (Chicago)

Holly Valenty
Holly Valenty

Career Success Counselor (Chicago)

Teaching Fellows

In addition, our Teaching Fellows--Grace Hopper grads who excelled in the program--remain on campus for an additional 17-weeks supporting the next round of bootcamp students and working on internal engineering projects.

Through this program, our exceptional alumnae assist instructors, host review sessions, help manage student projects, and provide 1-on-1 support and mentorship to struggling students.

If you’re interested in joining us as a Software Engineering Instructor or as part of our program staff, please visit Fullstack Academy’s Career Webpage.

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