Our team

Technologists, tinkerers, bookworms, subway surfers, and real people who are definitely not dogs that make the Socratic app and website

  • Chris Pedregal
    Chris Pedregal
    Founder, Product


    Google PM, Stanford

    When I was in school, it was the teachers who made me feel like I could learn who helped me the most. Turns out that if you believe you can learn something, you're much more likely to learn it. My teachers helped me build that confidence.

  • Shreyans Bhansali
    Shreyans Bhansali
    Founder, Engineering


    Venmo 1st employee, UPenn

    Our society is learning to collaborate in ways that the world has never seen before. The technology community has been transformed by the power of collaboration over the Internet, and I believe the same ideas apply to every field of human endeavor. I also believe that education, and amazing teaching, are the root of all good, and through Socratic I want to bring the power of collaborative communities to teaching.

  • Becca McArthur
    Becca McArthur


    Crowdtap, Colgate

    I've always subscribed to the notion that the knowledge we carry around with us is our greatest asset; it's something no one can take away. For me, that's why education - the collection of that knowledge - matters, and I love that online communities can make what matters to us easier. I'm at Socratic to connect teachers with students and students with knowledge, making learning an accessible, powerful tool for everyone.

  • Kuba Dolecki
    Kuba Dolecki


    Lore, Harvard

    As immigrants, my family emphasized education as the only way to take advantage of the opportunities presented by our move to the US. Thanks to the continuing spread of the internet around the world, more and more of those same opportunities will be available to those outside of the US. I am building Socratic to provide people everywhere the education necessary to explore those opportunities in addition to creating their own.

  • David Yen
    David Yen


    Google, Carnegie Mellon

    I'm inspired by communities on the web (Wikipedia, StackExchange, Quora) that work together to create a valuable resource for the world. I think of my own education experience and see an opportunity for the internet to step in and connect students with better teaching, understanding peers, and answers that keep them moving forward.

  • Ahmed Elnaiem
    Ahmed Elnaiem


    Google, Waterloo

    Like every child, I was curious about how things worked and I was fortunate to have teachers that cultivated that curiosity. My passion for education and teaching has continued to grow over the years. I believe that Socratic has the potential to bring the impact of amazing teachers to students everywhere through a dedicated global community.

  • Serdar Karatekin
    Serdar Karatekin


    CP+B, MIT

    I've always been passionate about education and giving people more ways to empower themselves with knowledge. The Internet is an amazing medium that can facilitate self-education and allow everyone to realize their potential in life no matter where they are. I'm at Socratic to be part of and contribute to this exciting revolution in how we learn.

  • Lili Dworkin
    Lili Dworkin


    Pulse, UPenn

    I discovered my love for education when I had the opportunity to teach my own course during graduate school. There is nothing quite like the feeling of helping a student finally understand some challenging concept. Socratic is building a global community that makes it possible for students to experience these "aha" moments every day.

  • Rosie Talcott
    Rosie Talcott
    Growth and Operations


    Success Academy, WashU

    I believe that every person should have access to knowledge that allows them to discover new interests, gain an advanced understanding of any topic, and grow as a person. Socratic is harnessing the internet to create a welcoming community of scholars dedicated to helping students learn.

  • Tyler DeWitt
    Tyler DeWitt


    MIT, Kaplan

    I love to teach, and I love to think about what great teaching looks like. Whether it takes place in a classroom, on a website, or in an app, great teaching must be relevant, accessible, engaging—even elegant. For me, it's an absolute joy to think about how to apply principles of great teaching to very novel modes of education.

  • Genevieve Stahl
    Genevieve Stahl
    Content and Teaching


    Teach for America, UW

    As a former teacher, I believe that every student deserves access to a quality education. At Socratic, I am able to scale my contribution by ensuring students not only in my classroom, but all over the world, have the opportunity to succeed academically.

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