Team

Shirin Nikaein

Co-Founder & CEO
LinkedIn

  • 10+ years leading Product Management, Engineering, Data Analytics
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, USC
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, USC
  • MBA, UCLA Anderson

Eli Selkin

Co-Founder & CTO
LinkedIn

  • 10+ years as Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • BA in Psychology
  • Masters of Social Work
  • MS in Computer Science
    • Specialized in Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning

Lucinda Quintal

Software Engineering Intern
LinkedIn

  • Founder, Girls get Coding
  • BS in Computer Science, USC (in progress)

Gus Woythaler

Product Marketing Intern
LinkedIn

  • BS in Computer Science, Stanford
  • MBA, UCLA Anderson (in progress)

Chinmaya Pandit

Data Security Intern

LinkedIn

  • Bachelor in Engineering, Computer Science
  • MS in Cybersecurity, USC (in progress)

Expert Industry & Research Advisors

HR | DEI | Organizational Psychology

Angel Hu

Chief of Staff to the Chief People Officer, MongoDB


LinkedIn

  • BA in Psychology, UCLA
  • MA in Social-Organizational Psychology, Columbia University
  • Organizational Psychologist
  • Leadership Coach
Sales | Marketing

Jordan Knox

Product Manager, Thuma


LinkedIn

  • BA in Public Relations
  • Co-Founder of Butter.ai
  • Sales leader at Spot (chatbot for reporting workplace issues, like harassment, bias, discrimination, and retaliation)
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Heather Caruso

Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA Anderson School of Management

 

Bio & Research

  • Ph.D. Organizational Behavior – Social Psychology, Harvard University

  • M.A. Social Psychology, Harvard University

  • B.A. Psychology, Stanford University

Behavioral Science | Stereotyping

Margaret Shih

Associate Vice Chancellor, BruinX, UCLA Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

Bio & Research

  • Principal Investigator at the Social and Identity Lab (SAIL), UCLA
  • Ph.D. Social Psychology, Harvard University
  • M.A. Social Psychology, Harvard University
  • B.A. Psychology, with honors, Stanford University
Business Communications | Linguistics

Jolanta Aritz

Professor of Clinical Business Communication, USC Marshall School of Management

 

Bio & research

  • Ph.D. Linguistics (focus on Sociolinguistics), University of Southern California
  • M.A. Linguistics, University of Southern California
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Bias Prevention

Miguel Unzueta

Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs, Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management

 

Bio & research

  • Ph.D. Organizational Behavior, Stanford University
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at Austin