Our team

We're a diverse team with strong personal connections to TalkingPoints’ mission. We're committed to driving student success by building strong partnerships across families, schools, and communities.

Adam Carruthers

Adam Carruthers

Account Executive

Adam Carruthers

Adam Carruthers

Account Executive

Adam has witnessed firsthand primary and secondary education in Europe and higher education in the United States. This enlightening journey has led to an appreciation regarding the importance of reliable, accurate, and unlimited communication between students, families, and teachers. He is an avid devotee to sharing the positive message of change that comes with accessible technology for students of all populations.

He brings to TalkingPoints over 7 years of progressive consultative sales experience as a top-performer working in the K-12 educational content market serving school districts nationwide. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science & Global Studies from Benedictine University and is elated to be presented with the opportunity to connect students, teachers, and parents through the TalkingPoints platform.

Adrienne Luczkow

Adrienne Luczkow

Strategic Data Fellow

Adrienne Luczkow

Adrienne Luczkow

Strategic Data Fellow

Adrienne strives to use data and analytics to ensure accountability to beneficiaries and drive decision-making. Adrienne received a MASc in Data, Economics, and Development Policy from MIT. She has worked as a research assistant in impact evaluation at the World Bank and has led monitoring and evaluation for education nonprofits in the US, Tanzania, and Costa Rica. Previously, she worked as an EFL teacher.

Amy Bean

Amy Bean

Senior Director of Philanthropy

Amy Bean

Amy Bean

Senior Director of Philanthropy

Amy brings over 15 years of experience to her role as Senior Director of Philanthropy. She has dedicated her career to supporting education and workforce-development focused organizations and has seen first hand the life-trajectory changing power that education can have for young people.

As a fundraising professional, Amy has led annual development efforts, major growth and capital campaigns, and developed multi-tiered corporate partnerships that have raised over $100 million. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from San Francisco State University and currently serves on the Membership Committee for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Orange County Chapter.

Andrew Unrein

Andrew Unrein

Director of Sales

Andrew Unrein

Andrew Unrein

Director of Sales

Andrew spent the first 14 years of his career having a direct impact on student learning as a classroom teacher, coach, and building administrator. In 2015, he made the decision to take his knowledge of the education space to the private sector.

Andrew brings with him a wealth of knowledge related to the decision-making structure and process within a school district. Most importantly, he is passionate about making a positive impact for students and families. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansas State University, and Masters Degrees in Education and Educational Leadership.

Ángel Alvarado

Ángel Alvarado

Data Engineer

Ángel Alvarado

Ángel Alvarado

Data Engineer

Ángel has extensive experience in back-end development and data stream and batch processing using Ruby, Python, and SQL. He started his career in full-stack web development and has knowledge in DevOps and DataOps focused on Infrastructure as Code. Ángel holds a Computer Engineering degree from The National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Anke Weiss

Anke Weiss

Senior Product Designer

Anke Weiss

Anke Weiss

Senior Product Designer

As a parent in the public school system, Anke has experienced first hand the challenges teachers and parents of all backgrounds have to overcome to ensure an equitable education for all kids.

Anke brings almost 20 years of experience as a product designer to her role at TalkingPoints. One of her greatest joys and motivators has been creating products and services that make an actual difference in people’s lives. Anke has always been surrounded by educators and is most excited when helping companies and nonprofits in the education sector. Anke originally studied photography in Berlin before moving to California. In San Francisco she honed her design skills at SFSU Multimedia Studies Program long before UX design was even a profession.

Antonio Bracco

Antonio Bracco

Software Engineer

Antonio Bracco

Antonio Bracco

Software Engineer

Antonio is passionate about evidence-based work that can be used to help others. As TalkingPoints’ Software Engineer, Antonio develops new solutions and software for TalkingPoints’ partners.

Antonio has a degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on telecommunications from the Republic University in Uruguay.

April Beasley

April Beasley

Senior Partner Success Manager

April Beasley

April Beasley

Senior Partner Success Manager

April has over 20 years of experience in education. She started her career in secondary math and then moved to technology education. Partnering with Pitsco Education, she helped develop curriculum for students in elementary school to engage young learners in math, science, and technology through hands-on lab activities. After moving into leadership, she served as an Assistant Principal, Technology Director, and a Data Analyst prior to leaving K-12 education for the ed tech industry. Prior to joining TalkingPoints, she used her love of numbers and Big Data to provide support and guidance to districts across the country to identify and address achievement gaps and improve student success.

As a member of the Partner Success Team, April is responsible for guiding partners to effectively use the TalkingPoints solution to further improve educator to family communication and help build a sense of community. April earned her Master’s degree in Technology Education and her Educational Specialist degree in Leadership and Administration from Georgia Southern University.  April is driven to help others and loves being able to make an impact on her community through her work at TalkingPoints.

Aram Gugusian

Aram Gugusian

Head of Engineering

Aram Gugusian

Aram Gugusian

Head of Engineering

Aram is a full stack developer with over 10 years of experience developing software. He has extensive experience on Web infrastructure and Networking and has architected the TalkingPoints web and mobile app. Aram has a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Catholic University in Uruguay.

Ariadna Candir

Ariadna Candir

Translation Program Coordinator

Ariadna Candir

Ariadna Candir

Translation Program Coordinator

As a former teacher, Ariadna witnessed the struggles families in the US faced when their home world language was not English. After she moved on to become a District Translator in one of the nation’s most diverse school districts, she advocated for parents and students, created resources and provided professional development to teachers and administrators on translation technologies to bridge the communication gap.

Ariadna has 18 years of experience as a professional translator, editor and proofreader with over 15 translated books that have been published. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad del Valle de México, and speaks 4 languages.

Belén Grajales

Belén Grajales

QA Analyst

Belén Grajales

Belén Grajales

QA Analyst

Belén is an enthusiastic person who enjoys accepting new challenges and providing high-impact solutions. With more than 4 years in the IT industry, she specializes in solving problems related to product quality (QA).

Belén is currently studying for a degree in systems analysis at ORT University. Belén’s involvement in education includes teaching as a high school Chemistry teacher, and a degree in Dental Biochemistry that has allowed her to teach at the Universidad de la Republica (UdelaR).

Bethany Kreider

Bethany Kreider

Associate Product Manager

Bethany Kreider

Bethany Kreider

Associate Product Manager

Bethany is passionate about improving educational equity globally. She believes that the intersection of education and technology has immense potential to create a positive impact, and is thrilled to get to support students by increasing family engagement as part of the Product team at TalkingPoints.

Over the past ten years, Bethany has worked across the education sector, from classroom teaching in the U.S. and Indonesia to conducting educational research, to curriculum development and working in EdTech. Bethany studied Elementary Education at the University of Tampa and later earned a master’s degree in International Education Policy and Management from Vanderbilt University.

Brett Wheeler

Brett Wheeler

Account Executive

Brett Wheeler

Brett Wheeler

Account Executive

Brett has spent his career partnering with school districts across the country beginning with supporting curricular programs and most recently working with districts to help support equity and diversity via their literacy programs.

Brett holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University. Brett is passionate about helping reduce barriers for families to be actively involved in their student’s education and looks forward to positively impacting student outcomes through his work at TalkingPoints.

Bruno Galli

Bruno Galli

Junior Software Developer

Bruno Galli

Bruno Galli

Junior Software Developer

Bruno studied Electrical Engineering at Republic University in Uruguay and has over 6 years of experience in the technology sector. He is passionate about using his background to build a better future. Bruno joined TalkingPoints to collaborate on the development and maintenance of web and mobile apps.

Chris Dudak

Chris Dudak

Senior Product Manager, Translation

Chris Dudak

Chris Dudak

Senior Product Manager, Translation

Chris is passionate about bringing people together across language barriers. As a parent who changed school districts during the Covid pandemic, he has seen firsthand the importance of establishing communication between schools and families, and the trust that follows when this level of communication is maintained.

Chris has an M.A. in Translation (Spanish > English) from Kent State University. A linguist by training, he began his career in localization operations before moving on to implementing machine translation solutions and ultimately transitioning into product management. In his role on the Product team at TalkingPoints, he brings together this unique skill set to focus on quality and breadth of translation, ensuring successful communication and better outcomes for students and their families.

Claudine Ryan

Claudine Ryan

COO and Head of Product

Claudine Ryan

Claudine Ryan

COO and Head of Product

As a first-generation college go-er, Claudine personally experienced how invaluable education can be. As a parent and community member, Claudine believes that parents, regardless of their own backgrounds, can be tremendous champions in their children’s educational success.

Claudine has worked in technology her entire career, primarily focused on consumer digital media, in business development, product and general management roles. More recently, Claudine has turned to building technology for social good, supporting nonprofit education organizations. Claudine studied information technology at University of Virginia and has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business.

David Zhong

David Zhong

Accounting and Administration Associate

David Zhong

David Zhong

Accounting and Administration Associate

David is inspired by the positive impact that nonprofit organizations bring to our world. He has been working as an accounting professional in nonprofit organizations since the start of his career.

David graduated from the University of Houston and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting. As a former ESL student, he understands the importance of eliminating language barriers to strengthen student academic success. He believes TalkingPoints will bring positive change to the lives of many students, families, and educators.

Dimetri Duckrey

Dimetri Duckrey

Partner Success Manager

Dimetri Duckrey

Dimetri Duckrey

Partner Success Manager

Dimetri is passionate about improving outcomes for all students – regardless of what languages they speak at home or the zip code in which they live. During his time as a secondary teacher and in the ed tech space, he has seen what is possible when families are engaged and advocating for their scholars. He enjoys bringing families and schools closer together through his work with TalkingPoints.

Dimetri graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in Political Science and Spanish Linguistics and later earned his master’s degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Foreign Language Education. He is a Fulbright scholar and had the opportunity to teach English at a Brazilian university before teaching high school Spanish in Charlotte, NC and Camden, NJ.

Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson

Senior Finance & Administration Manager

Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson

Senior Finance & Administration Manager

Emily is passionate about education’s ability to open doors, open minds, and spark curiosity. She is excited by the endless possibilities that exist at the intersection of technology and social impact. At TalkingPoints, she manages finance and administration functions to help the team and its impact grow and thrive.

Emily has led financial strategy and operations across an array of organizations, industries, and teams. She is fulfilled by using her organizational management, business development, and financial operations background to make a difference in the world, particularly in the lives of children and youth. She studied Psychology at Virginia Tech, where she also received her MBA.

Emma Berry

Emma Berry

Senior Partner Success Manager

Emma Berry

Emma Berry

Senior Partner Success Manager

Emma is driven by student success — and knows that starts when schools and families work as a team. As a former English teacher in rural and urban multilingual communities, she grounded her instruction in the power of language and voice. Emma sees her role at TalkingPoints as a natural extension of her classroom experience to ensure all families and teachers have access to the tools to communicate effectively.

In addition to her time in the classroom, Emma is a graduate of the University of Richmond and worked as an instructional coach and learning experience designer for teachers. She is thrilled to be a Partner Success Manager at TalkingPoints to increase family engagement in service of students.

Gabriel Castiglioni

Gabriel Castiglioni

Software Architect

Gabriel Castiglioni

Gabriel Castiglioni

Software Architect

Gabriel is our lead iOS developer and designer with extensive experience in both areas. He studied Computer Science at Republic University in Uruguay and is passionate about building products that address social problems.

Gonzalo Silva

Gonzalo Silva

Software Engineer

Gonzalo Silva

Gonzalo Silva

Software Engineer

Since childhood, Gonzalo has been interested in using technology to make a positive impact in the world. At TalkingPoints, Gonzalo brings over 3 years of experience as a software engineer and is passionate about using his skill set to drive student success. Gonzalo holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Republic Uruguay.

Guillermo Siriani

Guillermo Siriani

Software Engineer

Guillermo Siriani

Guillermo Siriani

Software Engineer

Guillermo is passionate about using technology to improve education and helping parents stay engaged in their children’s education. After years working for financial institutions, he felt the need to move to a more fulfilling path and joined TalkingPoints so that he could use his skills to support teachers, families and students.

As our lead AI software engineer, Guillermo works on improving our machine translations and natural language processing capabilities. He is a first generation college graduate and has a degree in Computer Science at Republic University in Uruguay with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing.

Heather Dooley

Heather Dooley

Head of Marketing

Heather Dooley

Heather Dooley

Head of Marketing

Heather is inspired by how education can empower students to reach their potential and help build productive healthy communities. As a public school parent in a diverse district, she’s seen how fostering positive connections between schools and families can make a big difference in student learning and the important role that access and inclusion play in building these relationships.

She has spent most of her career in digital marketing, including nearly a decade working in the nonprofit education sector to advance the adoption of effective school practices and help parents understand and use education data. Heather is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, where she studied history and French.

Heejae Lim

Heejae Lim

Founder and CEO

Heejae Lim

Heejae Lim

Founder and CEO

Heejae Lim is the Founder and CEO of TalkingPoints. Previously, Heejae worked on education reform for public schools in the Middle East. She also served as chief of staff to a special advisor to the Secretary of Education in the UK. As a consultant at McKinsey, she advised the Gates Foundation and Teach First UK. Heejae is a graduate of Oxford, LSE and has an MBA from Stanford Business School where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and has been recognized as an Echoing Green Fellow, Stanford Social Innovation Fellow, Ashoka Changemaker and Forbes 30 under 30 to change education.

Ivan Solomon

Ivan Solomon

Associate Account Executive

Ivan Solomon

Ivan Solomon

Associate Account Executive

At a young age, Ivan’s mother, a middle school ESL teacher, instilled in him the value of education. Since then, he has viewed academics as a means for social advancement, and worked to include others in that vision. During college, he served as director of Young Men’s Circle, Pomona College’s only youth mentorship program, and founded an annual scholarship for the mentees. At TalkingPoints, he supports educators on a national scale.

Ivan earned a bachelor of arts in international relations and Middle Eastern studies from Pomona College before serving as a Fulbright English teacher in Rabat, Morocco. He is an Arabic speaker and is fascinated by intercultural communication.

Jamie Paulsen

Jamie Paulsen

Senior Manager of B2B Marketing

Jamie Paulsen

Jamie Paulsen

Senior Manager of B2B Marketing

With over 12 years of experience in marketing, Jamie loves everything about education and truly believes in the power of family engagement to promote student success. She began her career as an elementary teacher and technology coach in a public school in Tennessee before moving into EdTech marketing aimed at making classroom experiences more impactful and engaging.
At TalkingPoints, Jamie oversees B2B marketing and supports the partnership team in elevating TalkingPoints offerings among education leaders and decision-makers to have a greater impact on improving student outcomes through effective family engagement. Jamie received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Middle Tennessee State University and completed coursework in Economics from Tennessee State University.

Jeremías Casteglione

Jeremías Casteglione

Dev Ops

Jeremías Casteglione

Jeremías Casteglione

Dev Ops

Jeremías is passionate about using his technical skillset to build operating systems that help students and their families. Jeremías has worked in IT infrastructure since 2003, and is a natural born nomad who likes to try to understand how things work while traveling the world.

Jocelyn Gutierrez

Jocelyn Gutierrez

Customer Success Associate

Jocelyn Gutierrez

Jocelyn Gutierrez

Customer Success Associate

As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Jocelyn is passionate about ensuring everyone has access to an equitable educational experience. From both personal and professional experience, Jocelyn has seen the positive correlation between family engagement and student success. As a Customer Success Associate, Jocelyn brings the compassion and skill set needed to be the liaison between teachers and families at TalkingPoints.

Jocelyn is a graduate from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology with a focus on empowering marginalized communities to pursue active and healthy lifestyles. She also is a proud AmeriCorps Alumni where she supported families and students access mental health resources.

Joe Mueller

Joe Mueller

Data Integration Manager

Joe Mueller

Joe Mueller

Data Integration Manager

Joe is a Data Integration Manager who knows the power of connecting families and educators through technology. With nearly a decade of experience helping schools integrate their EdTech Solutions, he loves the challenges and problem-solving that are required to assist schools in overcoming integration hurdles.

José Soarez

José Soarez

Software Engineer

José Soarez

José Soarez

Software Engineer

José enjoys learning new technologies and using them to improve education for children. José brings over four years of experience as a full-stack engineer to TalkingPoints and worked in QA before becoming a developer. José has a Programmer Analyst degree from ORT University.

Juan Pablo Gonzalez

Juan Pablo Gonzalez

Data Quality Analyst

Juan Pablo Gonzalez

Juan Pablo Gonzalez

Data Quality Analyst

Juan Pablo is passionate about using data and technology to help families and students. He brings more than 15 years of experience working with databases like Microsoft SQL Server and Snowflake and is proficient with business intelligence tools such as Power BI and Tableau.

Juan Pablo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Analysis from ORT University Uruguay.

Kara Davis

Kara Davis

Institutional Philanthropy Manager

Kara Davis

Kara Davis

Institutional Philanthropy Manager

Kara is passionate about human rights issues and believes language access and human rights go hand-in-hand — access to information in your preferred language is critical to your livelihood, happiness, and success. That’s what inspired her to join TalkingPoints and drives her role as Institutional Philanthropy Manager. She brings nearly a decade of development experience in education, family engagement, and, most recently, the language industry, supporting the growth of a variety of entities reaching immigrant, refugee, and global communities.

Kara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish & Journalism from New York University and received a Master of Arts in International & Intercultural Communication with a concentration in human rights and migration from the University of Denver.

Kate Pechacek

Kate Pechacek

Senior Director of Partner Success

Kate Pechacek

Kate Pechacek

Senior Director of Partner Success

Kate has over 20 years experience in education. She taught secondary math for 15 years in Iowa, Oregon, Texas, and Minnesota along with about 10 years of experience working at the district level in curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development and MTSS. Her most recent role prior to moving to ed tech was as Director of Secondary Ed for Minneapolis Public Schools. She spent almost 6 years supporting districts in leveraging ed tech solutions to support equitable outcomes for students, prior to joining TalkingPoints.

At TalkingPoints Kate leads the Partner Success team in supporting school and district partners to ensure they are able to leverage the TalkingPoints solution with impact. Kate earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and worked with the developers of an equity-based Learning Supports model developed out of the UCLA School Mental Health Project. She is driven to ensure schools move toward an equity-focused, asset-based approach for all students.

Kelly O’Halloran

Kelly O’Halloran

Administrative Manager

Kelly O’Halloran

Kelly O’Halloran

Administrative Manager

Kelly is passionate about using her administrative and operations background to support mission-driven organizations actively working to build a more equitable and inclusive society. As a product of public schools and a child of public school teachers, Kelly recognizes the paramount importance that equity-driven approaches play in improving our education system.

Kelly comes to TalkingPoints with experience working in administrative and operations roles for social justice nonprofits and education settings. Kelly received her BA in Communications from St. Francis College Brooklyn.

Kevin Chavez

Kevin Chavez

Customer Success Associate

Kevin Chavez

Kevin Chavez

Customer Success Associate

Kevin is passionate about giving a voice to families who speak English as a second language. As a child of two immigrants, Kevin grew up acting as an interpreter for his parents and teachers.

As a Customer Success Associate, Kevin brings over six years of experience and is dedicated to helping teachers and families connect with one another. Kevin is finishing his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University where he is majoring in liberal studies and minoring in marketing.

Kevin Fosnacht

Kevin Fosnacht

Senior Research Associate

Kevin Fosnacht

Kevin Fosnacht

Senior Research Associate

Kevin aims to improve student success in education through discovering new and innovative practices. Kevin is a quantitative education researcher who uses various methodologies to identify best practices through analyzing large amounts of data.

Kevin received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Education from UCLA and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining TalkingPoints, Kevin was a research scientist at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. Kevin has published over 20 studies in a variety of peer-reviewed education journals.

Krystal Key

Krystal Key

Administration & Compliance Specialist

Krystal Key

Krystal Key

Administration & Compliance Specialist

Krystal has a passion for helping others and positively impacting her community. She values the role accessible technology has in allowing all families to be involved in and fuel their child’s education. Krystal graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S in Interdisciplinary Studies.

As an Administration & Compliance Specialist, she uses her combined experience to support internal operations so that the team can maximize its impact on empowering students, families, and teachers.

Lauren Fogel

Lauren Fogel

Senior Product Manager

Lauren Fogel

Lauren Fogel

Senior Product Manager

Lauren is dedicated to driving impact and social change by working at the intersection of technology and social service – she is excited to bring that focus to TalkingPoints. For over 20 years, Lauren held product development leadership positions in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She led the expansion of a resource information and referral platform that supports under-represented communities and led the development of online products in higher education STEM disciplines that are in use by millions of students around the world.

An experienced mentor and coach, Lauren co-founded a cross-functional mentor group and donates her time to different organizations. Earlier in her career, Lauren lived in Asia and those experiences of living in dramatically different cultures continue to influence her work and perspective. Lauren graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature and Women’s Studies.

Lucia Alfaya

Lucia Alfaya

QA Specialist

Lucia Alfaya

Lucia Alfaya

QA Specialist

As an academic researcher, Lucia has learned to be proactive and apply her analytical skills when facing challenges. Her work experience has also taught her to be inquisitive and adapt to different situations. She has seen how education impacts and opens doors and is excited to share this experience with others.

Lucia has a BA in biochemistry and is finishing her PhD in chemistry at the Universidad de la República. She has also studied Web Development and Big Data.

Majo Pais

Majo Pais

Office Manager

Majo Pais

Majo Pais

Office Manager

Majo is passionate about supporting student success through technology. Prior to joining TalkingPoints, she worked in the travel industry. Majo has a technical degree in accommodation and travel management and enjoys photography in her spare time.

Maria Nazarova

Maria Nazarova

Associate Solutions Engineer

Maria Nazarova

Maria Nazarova

Associate Solutions Engineer

Maria is passionate about empowering youth in their education and believes that family engagement is a huge stepping stone towards doing just that. Moving to the US from Russia with her family as a young child, she was aware of the role she had to play as an interpreter between her family and teachers.

She is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Cognitive Science, as well as a BA in Portuguese Language and Literature. As a Technical Partner Success Associate, she is able to use her interest in youth empowerment and education to help bring more access to schools and districts looking to break down the language barriers between them and the families they support.

Martín Calcagno

Martín Calcagno

Software Engineer

Martín Calcagno

Martín Calcagno

Software Engineer

Martin leads Android app development and works with AI that are integral to TalkingPoints 2.0. He studied Computer Science at Republic University in Uruguay and is passionate about mathematics.

Martín Mislej

Martín Mislej

QA Lead

Martín Mislej

Martín Mislej

QA Lead

Martín brings more than four years of experience in the testing field to TalkingPoints. He previously worked as a testing consultant, improving workflows and methodological processes for different organizations. In relation to education, Martín worked as a coach and professor teaching testing courses.

Mauricio Pastorino

Mauricio Pastorino

Senior Software Engineer

Mauricio Pastorino

Mauricio Pastorino

Senior Software Engineer

Mauricio has over 14 years experience working in the software industry. He has a passion for building and fixing software and working at mission-driven organizations.

Mauricio has a degree in software engineering, which he completed while working as a full stack developer. He understands first hand the importance of education and the many opportunities that it brings into people’s lives.

Michele Hughes

Michele Hughes

Sales Development Representative

Michele Hughes

Michele Hughes

Sales Development Representative

With 13 years of experience as an educator, Michele shifted to the educational technology field after seeing the positive impact that it can have on student achievement and growth.  Throughout her career, she has been an advocate for students, and is excited to be part of the TalkingPoints team to break down barriers between teachers and families and to help strengthen these important relationships for the benefit of students.

Michele holds a BA in History and Literature, a MA in Anthropology, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science.  As a lifelong learner, Michele is passionate about helping others reach their educational goals.

Nancy Lee Bromberger

Nancy Lee Bromberger

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Nancy Lee Bromberger

Nancy Lee Bromberger

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Nancy brings over fifteen years of experience in education to her role as Head of Partnerships. As a classroom teacher in Anacostia, Washington DC and head of a literacy program for low-income students in San Francisco, she witnessed the power of partnering with parents in their children’s education to support student success.At TalkingPoints, Nancy oversees all school and district partnerships nation-wide to support improving outcomes for students, especially in under-resourced communities. Nancy earned a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS) from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Boston University.

Nelson Campos

Nelson Campos

Senior Software Engineer

Nelson Campos

Nelson Campos

Senior Software Engineer

Nelson is our lead backend developer. He has extensive knowledge on SQL and Mongo databases and has worked on TalkingPoints SMS infrastructure and push notifications. He studied Computer Science at Republic University in Uruguay.
Pablo Márquez

Pablo Márquez

Software Engineer

Pablo Márquez

Pablo Márquez

Software Engineer

Pablo is passionate about using his technology background to improve education. Pablo studied Biochemistry at the Science University of Uruguay and computer science in the private sector. His academic work included combining biology and programming as a bioinformatician, and he tried to find key genes that help combat diseases caused by parasites, like Toxoplasmosis.

In addition to his academic work, he has worked as a game developer in several educational and children-oriented projects. Pablo joined TalkingPoints to collaborate on the development of the web and mobile apps, working on adding new features and improving the experience and accessibility for parents and teachers alike.

Paige DeLozier

Paige DeLozier

Community & Marketing Operations Manager

Paige DeLozier

Paige DeLozier

Community & Marketing Operations Manager

Paige has a passion for education that ranges from classroom instruction to student and family engagement and teacher advocacy. She finds great purpose and satisfaction in participating in the development and distribution of resources that benefit all stakeholders in the world of education.

She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a K-6 focus and is a licensed educator in the state of Tennessee with an ESOL endorsement. As Marketing and Community Associate, she gets to use her teaching experience, passion for communicating and building relationships, and belief in TalkingPoints mission to help teachers, students, and families find success.

Peter Montgomery

Peter Montgomery

Director of Revenue Operations

Peter Montgomery

Peter Montgomery

Director of Revenue Operations

Peter brings a strong background of operational experience supporting go to market and back office teams in the edtech space and has a passion in working for organizations that have a tangible impact on the development of our students and communities.

Peter has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s degree from Seattle University in Business Administration. In his role as the Director of Revenue Operations, Peter focuses on scaling the revenue teams around systems, processes, and data to help enable leadership to make data-driven decisions to help push for further impact.

Rade Obradovic

Rade Obradovic

Customer Success Associate

Rade Obradovic

Rade Obradovic

Customer Success Associate

Rade is devoted to removing obstacles and barriers when it comes to student success in the classroom as well as in life. Working as a teacher in a multilingual environment, as well as having been an EL student himself, Rade knows the importance and power of communication between teachers, students, and families.

Rade is a graduate from the University of Florida with a Masters of Science in Secondary Education and was previously an elementary school science teacher for four years.

Ramiro Moreira

Ramiro Moreira

Software Engineer

Ramiro Moreira

Ramiro Moreira

Software Engineer

Ramiro enjoys facing challenges and developing technological solutions that bring social impact. He believes education is the best way to provide equal opportunities and finds pleasure in developing software for educational purposes. Ramiro has a degree in computer analysis from the University of the Republic Uruguay. He is continuing his education in Robotics and Artificial intelligence. He also has experience as a Math teacher and semi-senior web developer.

Renée Murphy

Renée Murphy

Head of Operations

Renée Murphy

Renée Murphy

Head of Operations

Renée brings 20 years of technology start-up experience to TalkingPoints. She has deep experience scaling organizations, systems, and customer experience through rapid growth while providing outstanding service and internal and external support to partners and teams. As Head of Operations, Renée helps ensure that TalkingPoints can grow, scale, and directly impact students’ educational success.

Renée graduated from Harvard University Extension School and received her Compassion Teacher Certification from Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). She believes that compassion and interconnectedness are the paths to happiness, which is why she joined such an impactful organization.

Rina Park

Rina Park

Director of Research

Rina Park

Rina Park

Director of Research

Rina is passionate about aligning education technology to improving student learning. Rina is a quantitative education researcher who specializes in using data-driven methods to answer causal inference questions. At TalkingPoints, Rina helps teachers and parents communicate better and collaboratively work towards effective student learning.

Rina received a Ph.D in Economics and Education from Columbia University (Teachers College), M.S in Statistics from Stanford University, and B.S in both Economics and Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley with distinction in general scholarship. Prior to joining TalkingPoints, Rina worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Golub Capital Social Impact Lab, Stanford GSB and a Research Associate from Community College Research Center, Teachers College Columbia University

Santiago Espada

Santiago Espada

Engineering Operations Manager

Santiago Espada

Santiago Espada

Engineering Operations Manager

Santiago is an IT professional with over a decade of experience in DevOps, release management, and development work. He has also helped many organizations adopt DevOps and agile practices. Growing up in a family of educators, Santiago understands the importance of education and advocates for bridging the gap in education and technology. Santiago has a Systems Analysis degree from ORT Argentina University.

Sara Hathaway

Sara Hathaway

Product Manager

Sara Hathaway

Sara Hathaway

Product Manager

Sara cares deeply about connecting people with the information, resources and networks they need to thrive.  As a former children’s librarian in multilingual, resource-constrained communities, Sara worked closely with families trying to navigate the challenges of equitable access to information and education. Witnessing the immense impact moments of connection can have for an entire community, she moved into product management in 2018 to dive deeper into the possibilities at the intersection of communities, equity and technology.

At TalkingPoints, Sara’s background in public service and building technical products will help her as she works closely with our users defining and developing meaningful, user-centered solutions. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Miami University and a Master’s of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia.

Scott Odegard

Scott Odegard

Account Executive

Scott Odegard

Scott Odegard

Account Executive

Scott has been in education for over 20 years. His passion is to help every student have the support they need to learn, grow and succeed. He served as an elementary, middle, and high school Science teacher. While serving as a school board member and school site council member, Scott focused on making a positive impact on students and families. Leveraging this knowledge, he transitioned into EdTech sales, working with K12 Districts across the country.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Sacramento and a Professional Clear Multiple Subject, Science & Physical Teaching Credential from National University. He is proud to be part of the TalkingPoints team breaking down barriers of the many under-served and under-resourced communities.

Selina Macias

Selina Macias

Customer Success Associate

Selina Macias

Selina Macias

Customer Success Associate

Selina is passionate about removing barriers through yielding the power of communication to people. As someone who has worked closely with students from multicultural backgrounds and an avid language learner herself, she understands the importance of understanding one another to bring about engagement and understanding.

She is a graduate from the College of Mount Saint Vincent with a B.A. in English Literature and Minor in Spanish, where she has gone on to pursue opportunities in both classroom and online instruction for ELL’s and children from various social and economic backgrounds. As a Customer Success Associate, Selina gets to use her teaching experience, bilingualism, and zeal for building relationships to empower teachers, students, and families using TalkingPoints in the classroom and beyond.

Sergio Sánchez

Sergio Sánchez

Data Engineer

Sergio Sánchez

Sergio Sánchez

Data Engineer

Sergio is passionate about using his research and data skills to empower people who have historically been underserved by the traditional power structures. Sergio’s work lives at the intersection of public policy, data, and tech. Born to a family of educators, Sergio understands the impact education has on individuals, families, and communities.

Shawna Hemphill

Shawna Hemphill

Philanthropy Operations Manager

Shawna Hemphill

Shawna Hemphill

Philanthropy Operations Manager

As Philanthropy Operations Manager, Shawna manages the systems and tools that support the fundraising team. She brings over 15 years of experience in fundraising and finance and a commitment to equitable educational outcomes to the TalkingPoints Team.

Shawna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and certifications from the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations in Non-Profit Management and Accounting Fundamentals.

Simón Miera

Simón Miera

Senior Partner Success Manager

Simón Miera

Simón Miera

Senior Partner Success Manager

Simón has been in education for over 20 years. He has a passion for providing a voice for students as they learn to navigate their journey and discover their place in the world. He has served as a middle school and high school English and Social Studies teacher for 15 years in New Mexico and Oregon. He has also served as a school and district administrator and supported students in their pathway to college and career readiness.

Simón has a wide range of knowledge related to education and holds a Masters degree in Education from Lesley University. He has utilized his experiences to lead professional development for school districts throughout the nation and help educators build systems supporting their district’s multi-tiered system of supports goals.

Stephanie Kaufman

Stephanie Kaufman

Director of SaaS Products

Stephanie Kaufman

Stephanie Kaufman

Director of SaaS Products

Stephanie is all-in to help move the needle for social change. Closing the equity gap in education can have an immediate and drastic social impact in the US. Stephanie believes that the intersection of education and technology will make this possible. She is excited about the opportunities that TalkingPoints provides for students and families who face equity gaps every day.
Having come from a family of educators, Stephanie has spent the majority of her career in EdTech. Her experience in both sales and product management shaped Stephanie into a user-obsessed advocate for students and educators, and she will use that passion to impact and improve TalkingPoints. Stephanie graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in English Literature and Cinema Studies.

Sujeiry Gonzalez

Sujeiry Gonzalez

Partner Success Manager

Sujeiry Gonzalez

Sujeiry Gonzalez

Partner Success Manager

A former teacher and Parent Liason, Sujeiry believes in empowering multilingual families by equipping them with information and providing them with access. Born in NYC to Dominican parents, Sujeiry knows first-hand the importance of family advocacy and engagement. She has a passion for bridging the communication gap between multilingual families and school administrators.

Sujeiry is a graduate of Rowan University with an MA in Writing Arts and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BA in Communications and Psychology. She is also a New York State licensed ELA educator. Sujeiry loves being able to continue to make an impact through her work at TalkingPoints.

Veronica Tappe

Veronica Tappe

Senior HR & Operations Manager

Veronica Tappe

Veronica Tappe

Senior HR & Operations Manager

Veronica cares deeply about improving education and student outcomes in America. Education played a positive role in Veronica’s life and she has dedicated her career to working on mission-driven nonprofit teams.

Veronica has experience in operations, human resources, and development. Veronica studied Sociology at Southern Oregon University and received a certificate in Human Resources from California State University, East Bay.

Board of directors

Join us to make a difference, to change lives

Our team

Our fast-growing team is focused on the best experiences for our teachers and families.
At TalkingPoints, we are passionate about changing our education system for the better, and we believe deeply in the value of what we do. We bring an empathetic, entrepreneurial spirit to our work—and we have fun while we’re at it!

What we offer

  • An incredible opportunity to build a mission-driven, rapidly growing startup tech nonprofit
  • Competitive salary, full coverage health insurance, unlimited vacation, 401K, commuter and flexible spending benefits
  • Casual work environment in San Francisco Bay Area; supporting flexible/remote
Join us to make a difference, to change lives

Our organizational values

User & mission orientation

User & mission orientation

We are devoted to our mission with empathy towards the communities we serve.

All in together

All in together

We go above and beyond the job description, working together as a team.

Agile & action-oriented

Agile & action-oriented

We get things done, knowing that our progress is urgent to our communities.

Always learning

Always learning

We are always learning, with a growth mindset, to reach our our full potential.

Boldly courageous

Boldly courageous

We take risks in order to achieve big things.

Resourceful

Resourceful

We are creative, solution-oriented, and "Uruguayo" (which means "scrappy" in Spanish).