CO-FOUNDER, TECHNICAL LEAD
I received my PhD from the MIT Media Lab in 2012. For the six years I was at the lab, I designed, built, and studied the use of what I called “complementary communication systems” — technologies that helped people have conversations around a shared experience like a conference call, panel session at a conference, or small classroom discussion. The most successful of these systems was backchan.nl, a service which has been used in over a thousand conferences, and generated nearly 25,000 real-time questions from over 16,000 users. Before coming to the Media Lab, I started a Y Combinator-backed startup called Thinkature. We built a web-based white-board platform where small groups could think together in the ways that a team might work around a whiteboard.
CO-FOUNDER, DESIGN LEAD
My career path is pretty varied, and I like it that way! I graduated from Harvard College in 2010 with a B.A. in Economics and a Secondary Field in Computer Science. My first job was writing SQL as a Business Intelligence Analyst. I quit after a year to design mobile apps, and discovered a love for user experience design and consumer products. I led the web and mobile app design of Careem, a private car booking service, Shop Together, a mobile app for shared shopping lists, and consulted on the product and design for several startups. I then worked as a User Experience Designer at Nokia, where I led the concept design of new product features, before leaving to co-found Six Questions.