Our people

Our equity champions

Nidhi Hebbar

Nidhi Hebbar is an ed-technologist, passionate about equitable, learner-centered redesign. Through her own personal curiosity and work as a global product lead at Apple, Nidhi has built technologies to enable creative and relevant modes of learning, alongside teachers, students and families, and policymakers around the world, to enable creative and relevant modes of learning. 

While at Columbia University, Nidhi co-founded Youth for Debate, a non-profit that encourages students in low-income communities to find their voice through debate and public speaking. In her free time, Nidhi travels the world to challenge her assumptions and learn how different communities dream of redesigning learning.


Madison Jacobs

Madison Jacobs is a technology marketing and communications expert passionate about equitable education for students of color. Currently, she is the head of communications at the Public Rights Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gap between the values expressed in our laws and the lived reality of our most vulnerable communities.

Before Public Right Project, Madison resided as editor-in-chief at Google for Startups, where she led editorial initiatives that provided a platform for underrepresented founders to tell their stories. Madison has a journalism degree from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


Our technical partners

As a senior engineer at Facebook, Matthew Volk worked on systems that address issues like misinformation, hate speech, and elections interference. Previously, he ran a chapter of the activist group STAND and worked with the Human Rights Foundation. Matthew has a BS/MS from Stanford, where he studied artificial intelligence and systems security.

As an AI engineer at Northrop Grumman, Elizabeth Allendorf specializes in natural language processing (NLP). During the last two years at Northrop, she spent the evenings studying for her Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Southern California, and graduated in 2019. She also holds a B.A. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles.