Dr. Cindy Blanco is a senior learning scientist at Duolingo and a former college instructor of Spanish and linguistics. She is an expert in language learning, bilingualism, and data analysis.
Editorial strategy at Duolingo
Sophie Wodzak is the Research Communications Specialist for the Duolingo English Test.
Hope Wilson is a Senior Curriculum Designer at Duolingo. She holds a PhD in Slavic studies and is a former Russian teacher. She works on our core course content.
Xiangying Jiang is a Learning Scientist at Duolingo, and works on learning assessment. She has a PhD in Applied Linguistics and was an Associate Professor of TESOL at West Virginia University.
Danielle Dionne is a learning scientist intern at Duolingo and a current PhD Candidate in Linguistics at Boston University. She specializes in sociolinguistics and language variation.
Luis von Ahn
CEO & co-founder of Duolingo
Emily is a Senior Creative Producer at Duolingo, working on building the world of Duolingo through Stories and podcasts.
Dr. Jacqueline Bialostozky is an Educational Content Developer at Duolingo with a PhD in Hispanic Languages & Literatures. Their interests include language pedagogy, reading comprehension, & writing.
Mykhaylo Zakryzhevskyy is a Curriculum Designer at Duolingo (MA in Linguistics and Instructional Design). He taught English as a second language and now works on our core course content and features.
VP of Learning & Curriculum at Duolingo. A scientist trained in linguistics and the cognitive science of learning. Works at the intersection of learning science, pedagogy, and product development.
Director of Research. Machine learning, music, & mischief. Natural language processing & learning science. He/him/yinz/y'all.
Curriculum Designer at Duolingo with a PhD in applied linguistics. Former TESOL and adult literacy instructor. Focused on sociolinguistics, teaching sound, and language pedagogy.
Jason is a Senior Product Manager at Duolingo focusing on Super, Duolingo's premium subscription product.
Elizabeth is a Senior Curriculum Designer with a PhD in linguistics and a former K-12 and university French teacher. She focuses on supporting courses that teach less-commonly-taught languages.
Kayti is a pop culture writer & editor with more than a decade of experience telling stories. Beats include working class representation in Hollywood, transformative fandom, and the rise of global TV.
Cassie is a Senior Learning Science Manager at Duolingo and leads the Learning Science Lab. She holds a PhD in Comparative Human Development and works on learning content for Duolingo’s new math app.
For over 10 years, Dr. Valeria Carrillo has designed learning experiences that engage students through active learning, real-world language tasks, and online community building.
Supervising Producer of Duolingo Podcasts
Dr. James Leow is the curriculum designer for the Spanish course at Duolingo. He has expertise in Hispanic Linguistics and second language teaching and learning.
Alexa is a Creative Producer on the Duolingo Podcast team, working on the Duolingo French Podcast and the Duolingo Spanish Podcast.
Kevin Kunitake is a Senior Creative Producer on Duolingo's Studio & Content Team. His work focuses on developing new content formats such as podcasts, video and more!
Ben Reuveni is a learning scientist at Duolingo, and has a Ph.D in the Cognitive Neuroscience of learning and memory. He works with product teams to ensure that Duolingo is both fun and effective.
Parker Henry is a former K12 ESL teacher, a proud Hoosier, and a lifelong learner. He works as an Educational Content Developer at Duolingo with interests in language policy, education, and typology.
Michaela is the U.S. Marketing Lead for Duolingo, with more than 10 years experience in PR and marketing. She's using Duolingo to brush up on the Mandarin she learned while studying abroad in China.
Head of AI at Duolingo. Machine learning + human learning + language + cogsci + ...
Robert is a Senior Product Designer at Duolingo
Head of Art at Duolingo
Anton Yu is a Senior Product Manager at Duolingo
Emma is an Educational Content Developer for the English and French courses as well as Duolingo Podcasts. She has a degree in linguistics and French, and is passionate about language learning.
Farrah is a Learning Scientist with a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics. She is an expert in second language acquisition and speech sound learning, with experience teaching Spanish and Linguistics.
Dr. Adele Touhey is a Curriculum Designer at Duolingo. Their background is in Curriculum & Instruction, and they have experience teaching both English and Chinese.
Dr. Neil Kirk is a Lecturer in Psychology at Abertay University. He researches speakers of Minority, Indigenous, Non-standard and Dialect (MIND) varieties who don't always call themselves bilingual.
Karin Tsai is a Senior Director of Engineering at Duolingo, overseeing engineering initiatives related to learning. Background in computer science and neuroscience from Princeton University.
Storyteller and test taker advocate on the Duolingo English Test team.
Kaitlin Anselmo Pothireddy
Katie is a content manager on the Duolingo for Schools team and a former vice principal, teacher coach, and special educator. She has a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
Kate is an Educational Content Developer at Duolingo and works on the English courses for Spanish and Portuguese speakers.
Sharon Wilkinson is a Senior Educational Content Developer with a Ph.D. in French and Second Language Acquisition. She taught French for 25 years and works on our French course for English speakers.
AJ Noh is a product designer at Duolingo.
Holly Munson is a senior content designer at Duolingo. She untangles complexity, organizes information, and writes words.
Ananya Rajgarhia is a Senior Software Engineer at Duolingo. She leads a team focused on improving how we present our course content to learners.
Samia Khalaf is a senior illustrator at Duolingo. Her passions are traveling, teaching, and eating food.
Tina Tan is a Curriculum Designer at Duolingo with a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics. She is a former university Chinese teacher and now focuses on online English and Chinese courses design.
Dr. Alexander Francis-Ratte is Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Furman University. His teaching and research focus on Japanese, Korean, and language history.
Product designer at Duolingo. Designed gamified features like Leaderboards, Achievements, XP Boost, Streak Society, Friends Quest and more!
I work on Product at Duolingo, making the learning experience more social so that learners can share their learning experiences. Passionate about soccer and giving the world access to free education.
User experience researcher at Duolingo. I work with the product area and help make the learning experience more social.
Hi, I'm a Product Designer at Duolingo. I design shapes and colors that make people want to do things :)
Dr. Joseph Bauman is Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish at Pennsylvania State University. He teaches various courses on the history of Spanish, dialects, and Spanish pronunciation.
Brandon Lesher is a Senior Curriculum Designer at Duolingo with expertise in teaching English. He has directed multiple ESL and adult literacy programs and has extensive English teaching experience.
Senior Staff Software Engineer at Duolingo
Edwin Bodge is a Senior Product Manager at Duolingo. He is a graduate of Duke University, where he studied Computer Science and Electrical + Computer Engineering.
Myra is a Community Manager at Duolingo.
Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Duolingo
Mark Pavic is a Marketing Manager for the Duolingo English Test team.
Cory is an Educational Content Developer for the English courses for Spanish and Portuguese speakers at Duolingo.
Ramsey L. Cardwell
Dr. Ramsey Cardwell is an assessment scientist working on the Duolingo English Test. He is a former EFL teacher, and has a PhD in educational measurement with a focus on language testing.
Group Product Manager at Duolingo
Erin Gustafson is a lead data scientist working on assessment, learning analytics, and educational data mining. She holds a PhD in linguistics with a specialization in cognitive science.
Lucy Portnoff is a data scientist focusing on learning assessment at Duolingo. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics.
Nora Gordon is a Curriculum Designer at Duolingo. She has taught Spanish and English as a Foreign Language. She currently works on Duolingo's English courses for speakers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Estelle is an Associate Curriculum Designer at Duolingo. She studied Chinese, German, and Linguistics in undergrad and had a brief stint in adult education teaching English as a second language.
Dr. Amanda Dalola is Associate Professor of French and Linguistics at the University of South Carolina. Her research and teaching focus on French pronunciation, dialects, and linguistic variation.
Dr. Kristina Schoen is a Curriculum Designer for Duolingo's German course. She has a PhD in German applied linguistics and her research interests include conversation analysis and video games.
André Kenji Horie
Director of Engineering, Duolingo English Test
Lavanya Aprameya is a Senior Software Engineer at Duolingo, working on making our data easier to use. She is a graduate of Cornell University, where she studied Computer Science and Linguistics.
Geoffrey T. LaFlair
Senior Assessment Scientist. Language assessment, validity, corpus linguistics, & quantitative research.
Lisa is a Curriculum Designer at Duolingo. She is a former middle-school French teacher with a Ph.D. in French Studies (focus: nineteenth century). She contributes to all things French at Duolingo!
Colin Watkins is the Director of Regional Marketing (Europe) at Duolingo. Previous roles include: Snapchat, BBC, Sky, and Channel 4.
Georgina Rovirosa Trujillo
Product designer at Duolingo
Repping the Duolingo English Test in the UK.
Zari is a straight-A student who loves K-pop, baby animals, and her best friend Lily. Zari will always be there to cheer on fellow learners!
Eva Raimondi is a Senior Localization Program Manager and Globalization Team Lead at Duolingo.
Naomi Care is an expert in inclusive digital assessment. She is an Analyst for Assessment Microanalytics and has a background in psychology and anthropology.
Billy Leet is a senior user experience researcher at Duolingo, and a former speech-language pathologist. He conducts research to understand how learners use tools like Duolingo to study languages.
Jay Fanelli is a Senior Design Manager at Duolingo where he manages the product design team in the Monetization area. He is a former design studio and startup founder.
Anthony is an Associate Curriculum Designer at Duolingo working on Japanese course content.
Kendra is Head of Social Impact at Duolingo and holds a PhD in Community Engagement. She is passionate about cultivating greater equity through arts and culture, education, and technology.
Ciaran Iòsaph MacAonghais
Kai Herng Loh
Rebeca Ricoy is currently the Director of Country Marketing for Mexico and LATAM. She is an expert in brand marketing, public relations, social media, and influencer marketing.
Marketing for the Duolingo English Test. EdTech and TestTech.
Learning & Curriculum Manager at Duolingo with a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures. Experience in language teaching, pedagogy, and curriculum design.
User Operations for the Duolingo English Test. LGBTQIA+ ERG co-founder. D&I Experiences committee member.
Employee Experience Manager at Duolingo who oversees programs related to employee engagement, culture & career growth, and DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging).
Analigia é Diretora de Marketing para o Duolingo Brasil. Pós-graduada pela Harvard University, é especialista em branding e marketing online e offlne para o segmento de educação.
Mary van Ogtrop
Senior Content Designer
Senior Email Marketing Manager @ Duolingo
Strategy & Business Ops lead at Duolingo.
Product Manager at Duolingo
Zaria is the Global Social Media manager at Duolingo (and the owl on TikTok).
Mirza Basim Baig
Michelle A. Ocasio
Dr. Michelle Ocasio is an Assoc. Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Spanish at Valdosta State University. As a Fulbright Scholar, she researched the Garifuna language.
Kahdeidra Monét Martin
Dr. Martin is a Lecturer of Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford and a Scholar in Residence at The Chapin School. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education.
Kurt Hartfelder is an animator and motion graphics artist at Duolingo.
Rowan is an Associate Product Manager at Duolingo. He works on Project Swedish, a team focussed on rapidly scaling learning features to smaller courses on Duolingo.
Yena Park is an assessment scientist on the test development team for the Duolingo English Test. She holds a PhD in second language studies with a specialization in language assessment.
Aleenah is a storyteller, content strategist, and journalist at heart who writes about travel, entrepreneurship, and representation in media for Business Insider, CNBC, The Seattle Times, and more.
Sophie is a translator and editor who works with English, French and Spanish. She has a MA degree in Translation Studies from UCL and is interested in language and culture.
Dalia Shehata is a university recruiter at Duolingo. She currently recruits for Duolingo's product and design university roles.
Mariette Williams is a freelance writer who covers topics like travel, culture, books, and wellness. When she's not traveling, she's lost in a good book.
Lindsay Addington is a Senior Strategic Engagement Manager for US graduate programs at the Duolingo English Test.
Kevin worked in international admission for The George Washington University, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California before joining the Duolingo team.
Haley HyunJoo Yang
K-pop and K-culture reporter at the Korea JoongAng Daily, South Korea’s leading English daily newspaper. After growing up in Korea, the US and the UK, my passion is sharing stories about culture.
Dr. Josh Brown is Professor of German and Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His research focuses on heritage languages, forensic linguistics, and historical sociolinguistics.
Staff Software Engineer at Duolingo
Elisa Camps Troncoso
Elisa Camps Troncoso is an Educational Content Developer who creates content for our Spanish courses. She has an M.A. in linguistics and is interested in helping learners build conversation skills.
Jasmine Vahidsafa is an animator at Duolingo.
Lisa Frumkes works on the Freelance Operations team at Duolingo. She holds a PhD in Slavic Linguistics and has been working at the intersection of language, education, and technology since 1989.
Elise Hopman is a Learning Scientist at Duolingo. They are from the Netherlands and have a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. They develop the different types of exercises that you see in your lessons!
Product Manager at Duolingo
Software Engineer at Duolingo
Ahmed Ali Akbar
Ahmed Ali Akbar is a James Beard Award winning writer and host of Radiolingo, a new podcast from Crooked Media and Duolingo
Eve is a student at University College Dublin, a freelance writer and an overall linguaphile! She speaks English, French and Italian and is currently trying her hand in learning Dutch with Duolingo.
Lorena Kanzki is a Creative Producer on the Studios + Content Team at Duolingo, where she works on content for Podcasts and Stories.
Monica is a previous animation intern with the Duolingo Thrive program. She's currently a student at Ringling College of Art and Design.
Ilana is a Creative Producer on Duolingo ABC
Adriano Trovato is an Italian & Spanish pedagogy expert, course designer, and linguist. He holds a PhD in Spanish Linguistics. His interests include bilingualisms, sociolinguistics, and phonology.
Sammi Siegel is a Staff Software Engineer leading the Duolingo Math Team. She is a graduate of Duke University, where she studied Computer Science and Math.
Tyler has been at Duolingo for ages. His latest obsession is getting Duolingo into new subject areas, starting with math.
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