Our Team

Our Team

Jerelyn Rodriguez

Co-Founder & CEO

Joe Carrano

Co-Founder & CTO

Alejandra Araujo

Content Editor and Video Assistant

Alex Barrett

Senior Director of Strategy & Innovation

Alondra Diaz

Communication & Design Specialist

Alyssa Brogan

Executive Operations Manager

Ashley Ortiz

Employment Specialist

Camila Valentin

Program Manager for KKCF

Cesar Cruz

Innovation Manager

Claudia Garcia

College & Career Success Specialist

Cris Mercado

Senior Career Success Strategist

Cynthia Gurrola

LA Student Success Specialist

Daniel Adeyanju

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Daniel Park

LA Program Assistant

Ellen Luo

Senior Director of Development & External Affairs

Emilie Dionisio

Cyber Security & Networking Teaching Assistant

Farukh Saidmuratov

Data Science Lead Instructor

George Robbins

Cyber Security & Networking Lead Instructor

Jarvon Carson

Employment Specialist

Jessye Herrell

Director of Youth and Community Development Programs

J. Israel

Technical Project Manager

Jose Ortiz

Lead Web Development Instructor

Josue Ramirez-Romero

UX/UI Design Teaching Assistant

Joy Walsh

Digital Media Specialist

Khalid Bennett

Fiscal and Operations Manager

Kiaya Sechrest

Manager of Grants & Institutional Giving

Kim Marshall

Public Relations Director (Consultant)

Madeline Vera

Senior Manager of Data, Operations, and Technology

Malachi Rogers

Cyber Security Teaching Assistant

Mandy Seiner

NY Community Engagement Specialist

Maurice J Colon

Data Science Teaching Assistant

Merianelle Torres

Alumni Employment Manager

Michael Geddes

Teaching & Learning Specialist

Michael McCray

Web Developer

Monique Wise

Community Programs & Engagment Specialist (New Jersey)

Natasha Thomas

NY Program Assistant

Nickala Epps

Program Manager for Innovation Fellowship

Omar Felix

UXUI Lead Instructor

Remzi Gjikokaj

IT Specialist

Shaunya Brabham

ATL Program Assistant

Shetundra Pinkston

Community Programs & Engagement Specialist (Atlanta)

Stefanie Reyes

Careers Teaching Assistant

Sterlyn Borges

Senior People Operations Manager

Tea Melendez

LA Web Development Junior Instructor

Tionna Scott

Case Specialist

Walker Lance

NYC Special Assistant

Wren Purcell

Teaching and Learning Specialist

Zariya Howie

Careers Teaching Assistant (LA)

Join Our Team

The Knowledge House is anti-racist and anti-poverty. We are building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization for its staff and students. Over 90% of our staff identify as Black, Latino, or Asian and share participants' lived experiences. As we expand into Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Newark, we are committed to hiring staff that directly reflect each local community we aim to serve. TKH takes pride in being the only tech-training organization in New York City, founded and led by a Black woman. TKH is governed by nine Board of Directors, led by our Board Chair, Charizma Williams, an African American woman and Chief Financial Officer at the American Civil Liberties Union. More than half of our Board Members identify as people of color.

Our Board Members

Charizma Williams

Chief Operating Officer at American Civil Liberties Union

Matt Newton

Interim Board Chair

Engineering Manager at Bloomberg LP

Claire Godwin

Fundraising Committee

Chief of Policy and Public Affairs at at KIPP Foundation

Danielle Nicholson

Attorney and Startup Advisor

Founder & CEO at BuilderBloc

Jerelyn Rodriguez

CEO & Co-Founder at The Knowledge House

Ankur Crawford

Finance Committee

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager at Fred Alger Management, Inc.

Shyama Puliyanda

Senior Business Director at Beam Suntory

Ryan Daley

Finance Committee

Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Priscila de Pinho Hawthorn

Managing Director at Accenture

Terrill North

Partner at New Profit

Our Tech Advisory Members

"I am personally excited for TKH because their work is innovative and impactful. More importantly, TKH leads with a heart-centered and values-driven approach that stems from their lived community experience. I want to see TKH reach as many Bronx residents as possible and serve as a model for similar communities across the country.”

Lili Gangas

Chief Technology Community Officer at Kapor Center

"Partnering with TKH has been a tremendous honor for me, personally and professionally. The work they are doing to ensure diversity in tech is incredibly inspiring. Finding ways for our employees to be involved with such a meaningful organization through mentorship or speaking opportunities has left us all feeling hopeful and excited for the next generation of tech leaders."

Lindsey Robinson

Sr. Manager of People Experience & Operations at Cloudinary


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