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.
Luis von Ahn
CEO & co-founder of Duolingo
Director of Research. Machine learning, music, & mischief. Natural language processing & learning science. He/him/yinz/y'all.
Emily is a Senior Creative Producer at Duolingo, working on building the world of Duolingo through Stories and podcasts.
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.
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.
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.
Supervising Producer of Duolingo Podcasts
Curriculum Designer at Duolingo with a PhD in applied linguistics. Former TESOL and adult literacy instructor. Focused on sociolinguistics, teaching sound, and language pedagogy.
Head of Art at Duolingo
Alexa is a Creative Producer on the Duolingo Podcast team, working on the Duolingo French Podcast and the Duolingo Spanish Podcast.
Samia Khalaf is a senior illustrator at Duolingo. Her passions are traveling, teaching, and eating food.
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.
Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Duolingo
Anton Yu is a Senior Product Manager at Duolingo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Staff Software Engineer at Duolingo
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.
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.
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!
Myra is a Community Manager at Duolingo.
Colin Watkins is the Director of Regional Marketing (Europe) at Duolingo. Previous roles include: Snapchat, BBC, Sky, and Channel 4.
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.
Group Product Manager at Duolingo
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.
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!
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.
Eva Raimondi is a Senior Localization Program Manager and Globalization Team Lead at Duolingo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Product Designer at Duolingo
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
Georgina Rovirosa Trujillo
Zaria is the Global Social Media manager at Duolingo (and the owl on TikTok).
Cory is an Educational Content Developer for the English courses for Spanish and Portuguese speakers 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.
Product designer at Duolingo
Mirza Basim Baig
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!
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.
Naomi Care is an expert in inclusive digital assessment. She is an Analyst for Assessment Microanalytics and has a background in psychology and anthropology.
Kate is an Educational Content Developer at Duolingo and works on the English courses for Spanish and Portuguese speakers.
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.
Anthony is an Associate Curriculum Designer at Duolingo working on Japanese course content.
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.
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.
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.
Dalia Shehata is a university recruiter at Duolingo. She currently recruits for Duolingo's product and design university roles.
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.
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