Team

Juan Jaysingh

Juan Jaysingh

Founder & CEO

Juan's life story models the ZeeMee mission to connect individuals with life-changing opportunities. An avid tennis player, he immigrated to the United States alone at the age of 14. A chance encounter landed him full scholarships to study and compete at Georgetown Prep and American University.

Adam Metcalf

Adam Metcalf

Co-Founder & CPO

Adam has more than a decade of experience working in education in the United States and abroad. Having lived and worked with students in four countries, he has his finger on the pulse of global trends in ed-tech.

Pete Huitsing

Pete Huitsing

VP of Engineering

Pete is an experienced engineer and team leader with years of involvement in start-up companies. He has created products using a myriad of technologies in the fields of computer security, financial services, web applications and mobile apps.

Adam Cruz

Adam Cruz

Creative Director

Adam is a design professional with more than 10 years experience in UX/UI, brand development and marketing initiatives for start-ups and established companies. He has spent a majority of his career leading creative efforts to reach up-and-coming generations.

Mini Krishnamoorthy

Mini Krishnamoorthy

VP of Finance and Ops

As ZeeMee’s VP of Finance and Ops, Mini has the skillz that pay the billz. Prior to ZeeMee, Mini worked for fast growing startups, such as Kabbage, was the Chief of Staff for the Treasurer at HP, and spent a number of years in Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Philip Thrasher

Philip Thrasher

Senior Software Engineer

Philip is an experienced software engineer who has been tinkering since before he can remember. He has worked on all levels of the technology stack for consumer, enterprise, and federal products, but prefers to spend his time crafting user experiences that people love.

Keating Sherry

Keating Sherry

Outreach Partner

Keating is an experienced international entrepreneur and educator, who launched his first company in China and plays an active role in Shanghai's educational community. He is well-versed in both secondary and higher education and has great insight into trends at both levels.

Kyle Montgomery

Kyle Montgomery

Outreach Partner

Kyle is an accomplished professional in both the educational community and the non-profit sector. She focuses on the growth and development of organizations by utilizing her experience in business systems, client relations, event coordination, marketing, and fundraising.

Parker Sherry

Parker Sherry

Director of Outreach

Parker is a skilled professional with experience in the business, entrepreneurial, legal, and educational sectors. In addition to making frequent appearances as Ginger Fro Man, Parker dedicates his time to helping first-gen students make their way to college.

Claudia Petren

Claudia Petren

Designer

Claudia is a designer that has experience in graphic design, web design, user-interface design, photography and illustration. She aims to create meaningful experiences and purposeful solutions through all the work she does.

Babu Sathyala Roshaiah

Babu Sathyala Roshaiah

Senior Mobile Engineer

Babu has more than a decade of experience in mobile/wireless software engineering. He holds expertise in GPS Technology, TDSCDMA Technology and Android development. At ZeeMee, he is dedicated to building cool features in the ZeeMee App.

Ethan Lin

Ethan Lin

Director of K-12

Ethan is a passionate educator that has worked in the classroom, talent development, and policy fields to advocate for enhancing the lives of students across the country. He focuses on working with schools and districts to ensure we meet our goal to empower every student to share their unique story using ZeeMee.

Alek Hurst

Alek Hurst

Full Stack Engineer

Alek is part engineer, part ping-pong fanatic. You might recognize him as back up ginger fro. He works across the apps, and is currently leading the iOS project. When not in the office, you can find him shredding the gnar on his mountain bike. He loves every day at ZeeMee and is honored to be part of the GingerFam.

Ingrid Dorai-Rekaa

Ingrid Dorai-Rekaa

UX Designer

Experienced in Service Design and Design Thinking, Ingrid has helped over 40 companies determine and reach their goals. At ZeeMee she leads UX initiatives, enforces Norwegian holidays, and enjoys the craziness of the GingerFam.

David Qorashi

David Qorashi

Senior Engineer

David is a skilled engineer that cares about the software he makes. He has plenty of experience in industry-level data science and he loves functional programming. When he's not hacking Drones, he's reading thick tomes on philosophy and sociology.

Fabi Gamero

Fabi Gamero

Operations Coordinator

Originally from Lima, Peru, the adventurous Fabi moved to California filled with curiosity about the Silicon Valley and the Tech Industry. Luckily for her, she found all the answers at ZeeMee. She is our HQ Operations Coordinator, and her goal is to make ZeeMee the best place to work in the world.

Nika Strzelecka

Nika Strzelecka

Community Manager

Nika's career in education began at the age of 6, when she taught her first math class to a captive audience of stuffed animals. Later in life, she taught real students, studied higher education in grad school, and became a student success guru. Nika is pretty sure she has the best job at ZeeMee: getting to work closely with our team of incredible interns!

Devon Lambert

Devon Lambert

Outreach Partner

Devon has worked with some of the biggest and best companies on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. From Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan & Co. to Business Development at Apple, he's done nothing but crush since birth. Devon is a graduate of Morehouse College and has also studied at Stanford University, The London School of Economics, and Peking University.

Aleilee Asper

Aleilee Asper

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Aleilee (Ah-lay-lee), a foodie by heart and an office administrator by trade, has worked in the non-profit, commercial brokerage and export trading. Having years of experience in business operations and management, she joins ZeeMee as the Office Manager/Culture Keeper. Among Aleilee's many responsibilities, she works hard to ensure that Juan doesn't play too much ping pong.

Ben Wiseley

Ben Wiseley

Senior Engineer

Ben has been working on and around the web since 1991, doing everything from energy deregulation studies for the US, UK and Russia to many, many startups. He originally got interested in computers in 1980, doing fractals in school. We asked Ben what he did in his spare time, but he was unreachable on a boat somewhere on the Washington side of the Salish Sea.

Tillman Dickson

Tillman Dickson

Software Engineer

Tillman is an engineer who has worked in government, non-profit and numerous industries developing both hardware and software. When not stitching together arcane technologies, he can be found sightseeing under the sea or maybe performing the flying trapeze; anything to avoid being embarrassed at Ping Pong.

Wil Taylor

Wil Taylor

Gap Year Intern

Wil is a Eastern Senior High School graduate from Washington DC. He is a very competitive athlete and workout fanatic. He is also very passionate about helping underprivileged students succeed.

Anthony Lorson

Anthony Lorson

Gap Year Intern

Anthony is a proud graduate of Williamsport Area High School and was The Vice President of his class. He's participated in various prestigious academic programs such as The Pennsylvania Governor's School for The Sciences and The Rotary Youth Exchange program. He hopes to help students like him bring their stories to life and improve his awful Ping Pong game while at ZeeMee.

Daniel Miyares

Daniel Miyares

Outreach Coordinator

Pun enthusiast. Hot chocolate aficionado. Outreach rockstar. Daniel is a current business student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in starting fires and firing up startups, and he enjoys playing soccer, pretending to be the CEO, and tooting his own horn (trumpet) in his sparse spare time.

William Powell

William Powell

Customer Support Coordinator

William is a student at the University of North Texas. An aspiring writer and time-traveler, he holds fast to the hopes of meeting Andy Dufresne in Zihuatanejo.

Mackenzie Baker

Mackenzie Baker

Design Coordinator

Mackenzie, aka Mac, aka Mac 'n' Cheese, aka Macaroon, is an artist-engineer extraordinaire! She is a student at USC pursuing a degree in Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation. (Quite the mouthful, right?) She is passionate about finding connections, whether they are between art and science or within her Chinese and Italian heritage.

Alex Torin

Alex Torin

Outreach Coordinator

A born and bred Southern Californian lacking an accent from his British family, Alex is currently a senior at UC Berkeley studying Psychology. His favorite color is ZeeMee orange, and he once learned in psychology class that orange signifies socializing and taking on big challenges. In other words, he will not stop until he tells everyone worldwide about ZeeMee!

John McGagh

John McGagh

Outreach Coordinator

John, also known as J-money, is an outreach animal! A rising sophomore at Denison University, John is pursuing a major in economics and communication. A linebacker on the football team, some of his favorite foods include quarterbacks and college partners! In his spare time, John enjoys beating Matt Zients in ping-pong!

Katie Ebinger

Katie Ebinger

Outreach Coordinator

As an outreach and social media intern, she spends her days instilling her passion for ZeeMee in others. Katie is a sophomore at CU Boulder, where she is studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her time outside of ZeeMee is spent admiring California native plants, especially the poppy, likely because its intense orange hue matches ZeeMee.

Ranjini Narayan

Ranjini Narayan

Engineering Coordinator

A globetrotter with a passion for Code, Design and Zeemee, Ranjini is a junior at Carnegie Mellon studying Computer Engineering and Design. She is fluent in English, French, Hindi, Corny Jokes and Javascript. Using these languages, she shares ZeeMee’s awesome technology across the globe.

Johnathan Hill

Johnathan Hill

Outreach Coordinator

Johnathan, aka Kevin Hart aka Obama aka Bill Clinton (yes, being short, public speaking, and presidency should come to mind), is a rising senior at Morehouse College. Johnathan also serves as the Student Government Association President. An outreach gladiator, Johnathan makes it his mission to get out and get students seen.

Nan Sowers

Nan Sowers

Operations Coordinator

Nan is often described as the “cool nerd” by her fellow wahoos at the University of Virginia because although you can often find her nose buried in a book, she loves adventure. She is happiest walking the streets of Barcelona or snowboarding in New Zealand, but she also loves working with the awesome people at team ZeeMee!

Matt Zients

Matt Zients

Outreach Coordinator

Matt was once dared to keep quiet for an hour and within a minute he was talking at length about ZeeMee. He also had to mention Adam Metcalf’s dance moves. Currently growing a fro of his own, Matty Zee, a student at Northwestern, travels the world taking photos and spreading ZeeMee’s good vibes.

Cheryl Cheng

Cheryl Cheng

Cheryl inspired ZeeMee to build a candy wall. We have named it Cheng’s Candy Wall in her honor. Cheryl’s brilliant ideas around marketing and product development are helping to take ZeeMee to the next level. As a Stanford grad, Cheryl is intimately familiar with highly selective admissions, which is extremely helpful to Juan, as he barely made it into college.

Jonathan Ebinger

Jonathan Ebinger

Jonathan specializes in identifying the best companies to ever exist. His past successes include companies, such as, Coupa, Kabbage and Radius. With that type of track record, it only made sense for Jonathan to don the orange and get behind ZeeMee. When he isn’t sitting courtside at the Warrior’s game, he can be seen schooling ZeeMee’s Juan Jaysingh and Keating Sherry in ping pong.

Kwin Kramer

Kwin Kramer

When Kwin isn’t starting companies and coding it up, he can be found thrashing the Mavericks. They say surfing is life, but let’s be honest, ZeeMee is the core of his existence. Kwin provides a great depth of knowledge to our team based on his extensive experience of starting and running such great companies as Oblong and Pluot. Check Plout out, it is the best and most affordable big screen video conferencing in the world.

Sriram Raghavan

Sriram Raghavan

Sriram hadn’t really done much with his life before ZeeMee. Previously, he was involved in deworming millions of children in India and designing a unique id system which has now benefited over a billion people. No big deal. Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he really stepped up his game when he joined the ZeeMee team. He wrecks havoc on the ping pong table at ZeeMee HQ weekly and he is almost never seen without a ZeeMee shirt on his back.

No member of the ZeeMee Academic Advisory Team is compensated in any way, shape, or form. They are just awesome individuals that really care about students having the opportunity to be holistically evaluated.

Pam Ambler

Pam Ambler

A ginger, first and foremost, Pam was immediately drawn to ZeeMee because of her kindred bond with Ginger Fro. Her coolness is obvious. She is the college counselor every student wants. As the Associate Director of College Counseling at Mount Vernon and former admissions guru at Emory, Pam only puts the best designed and useful technology in the hands of her students. Thus, she has embraced ZeeMee because it is a match made in Heaven.

Dr. Michael Carter

Dr. Michael Carter

Michael is the Director of College Counseling at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va. He is the immediate Past President of the Potomac and Chesapeake Association of College Admission Counselors. Michael also served two years as a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s Affiliate President’s Council and two years on the Government Relations Committee.

Dr. Robert Chernak

Dr. Robert Chernak

Bob is a nationally recognized education expert with more than 44 years experience at four institutions of higher learning. He currently serves as the Senior Vice Provost and Senior Vice President Emeritus at George Washington University.

Nicole Cibelli

Nicole Cibelli

Nicole is probably one of the best human beings of all time. It brings a smile to our faces at ZeeMee when we get to talk with her. She currently serves as Director of Admission at Bloomfield College, Nicole oversees the admission counseling staff as well as the recruitment and enrollment efforts for the College. She loves students and loves life, but will destroy you in any game of bowling and she regularly knocks out 300s like it is no thing.

Craig Dougherty

Craig Dougherty

Craig is the superintendent of the one of the best performing school districts in Wyoming. He is the Founder and President of the Board for the First People's Center for Education, which focuses on improving educational outcomes on Native American reservations. He is also the president-elect of the Reading Recovery Council of North America.

Heath Einstein

Heath Einstein

As the Director of Freshman Admissions at TCU, Heath is a dance legend in the world of admissions. One of the cool things about Heath is that he has been on both sides of the desk as an admissions counselor and a college counselor, so he knows a great company for students when he sees one (a.k.a. ZeeMee). Heath bleeds purple but he can often be spotted in his ZeeMee orange, because he oh so loves the feel of those sweet threads.

Scott Gillespie

Scott Gillespie

Scott is not your mother’s guidance counselor! From his bushman beard and hipster-ish style - to his passion for thinking “outside the box” and embracing new ways of helping students pursue their goals and dreams for the future (think ZeeMee here), Scott is truly redefining what the 21st Century school counselor looks like as a revered educator at Liberty High School in Kansas City, MO.

Darryl Isom

Darryl Isom

Darryl is a straight up mover and shaker. With admissions experience at 5 colleges and universities, the ZeeMee team looks forward to every opportunity to get schooled by this man. Darryl is now back at his alma mater, Morehouse, as the Director of Admissions & Recruitment. He recently starred in a blockbuster documentary on finding “diamonds in the rough” with the use of ZeeMee.

Mildred Johnson

Mildred Johnson

Currently serving as the Associate VP for Enrollment at Virginia Tech, Mildred Johnson has led the charge in Higher Ed for the past 40 years. Mildred’s indomitable, uplifting-spirit and love for her staff and students is as obvious as ZeeMee is awesome. Mildred has simultaneously been recognized as the epitome of ethical leadership in admissions and one of the best dancers of all time, receiving the Jack Blackburn award for Ethics in 2015 and being crowned Queen in the highly-competitive 2016 PCACAC dance-off.

Crys Latham

Crys Latham

Crys has been crushing both sides of the counseling desk for nearly two decades. As the founding Director of College Counseling at Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., Crys doesn't settle for just providing college advice. From coaching wrestling to playing in the school's Jazz Band to teaching Financial Literacy, Crys works harder than everyone at ZeeMee. The recipient of PCACAC's Counselor of the Year Award and CTCL's Counselors That Change Lives Award, Crys is doing amazing work, so she was naturally a top recruit for Team ZeeMee.

Hector Martinez

Hector Martinez

Hector is one of the most well-known admissions professionals in the country, and he is frequently featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report for his contributions to college admissions. Hector has more than 27 years experience working at the college and high school levels.

John O'Connor

John O'Connor

John is the College Selection Facilitator for the Natrona County School District, where he works with over 3,600 students. He is the past President of the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admissions Counseling and is currently serving on the Regional Council for the College Board Western Regional Assembly.

Rudy Ruiz

Rudy Ruiz

From Milwaukee to Baltimore, Rudy has been straight schooling students on college and career readiness for years. Rudy currently serves as the Executive Director of the Office of College and Career Readiness for Baltimore City Public Schools (yeah, that’s a big job). Rudy has a passion for helping students wrestle with their options and find the right path. Rudy’s passion is inspired by his own path from the inner city to wrestling as a student-athlete at Stanford.

Dan Seneker

Dan Seneker

Dan has dedicated the last 15 years of his life to just merely changing destinies for students all throughout Canada. He has an insane amount of knowledge from his roles in every aspect of admissions. Dan presently holds it down as the Director of Enrolment Management at Bishop’s University (and yes, enrolment is spelled with one “L” in Canada) , an extremely proud partner of ZeeMee because they love students.

Chris White

Chris White

Mr. San Diego is his name and college counseling is his game. Having been in college admissions for over 20 years (both on the college and high school sides), Chris' background as a past board member of The Common Application and Naviance advisory council proves he is in high demand, so naturally, ZeeMee went after him. In his current role as Director of College Counseling at the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High he makes all of his sophomores use the ZeeMee app daily and they love him for it.

Josh Wolman

Josh Wolman

Josh is a renowned college admissions expert with more than 15 years experience at some of the most selective and prestigious schools in the nation. Before he became the Director of Admissions at the Sidwell Friends School, Josh spent years in admissions at Columbia University and The Hotchkiss School.

Greg L. Zaiser

Greg L. Zaiser

Greg is a quite simply put a globetrotter and trendsetter in the world of admissions. Greg’s style and youthful vigor is unmatched. Rocking a bow tie almost everyday, Greg has been representing Elon (his alma mater) for 26 years, currently serving as Vice President of Admissions and Financial Planning. In keeping with the true class of Elon, Greg has definitively banned Ginger Fro from setting foot on campus. Ginger Fro still loves him.

Kevin Bush

Kevin Bush

Kevin is a trendsetting entrepreneur in the education field. He presently serves as the President of Source4Teachers, a placement agency for thousands of educators in more than 300 school districts. Kevin has been named to the top "40 Under 40" list of distinguished young professionals and Entrepreneur of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Meng Christie

Meng Christie

Previously a financial reporter and Strategy Director for one of the largest commercial developers in China, Meng has consistently established clear, systematic international growth strategies for businesses and brands.

Adrian Fenty

Adrian Fenty

The former mayor of Washington D.C., from 2007-2011, Adrian has focused his energy toward education reform and is a leader in the field. He has decades of experience advising ed tech companies and works tirelessly to transform education in America.

Jen Groover

Jen Groover

Jen is a world-renowned entrepreneur and start-up consultant, who was named a "Creativity and Innovation Guru" by SUCCESS magazine and a leading "Serial Entrepreneur" by Entrepreneur Magazine. She is ranked No. 8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential.

Phil Herget

Phil Herget

Phil is a Senior Advisor and former Managing Partner at venture capital firm Columbia Capital. For more than 20 years, Phil has helped launch and build numerous successful media and technology companies. Phil is Chairman of the College Foundation at the University of Virginia.

Celestine Johnson

Celestine Johnson

Celestine has been recognized as one of the youngest, most connected women in Silicon Valley. She has several years experience working closely with founders and start-ups as a Partner at Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors.

Ellen Levy

Ellen Levy

What is it like to be the braintrust behind billion dollar companies like LinkedIn? We have no idea, so we ask Ellen, known as the "Most Connected Woman in Silicon Valley." As the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, Ellen advises the most dynamic, rapidly-growing startups in the world, along with a handful of the most innovative and entrepreneurial big companies and organizations. And let's be honest, it doesn't get more dynamic than ZeeMee!

Russ Ramsey

Russ Ramsey

Russ is an education expert and serial entrepreneur who has a deep passion for education reform in America. The CEO of Ramsey Asset Management, he served as Chairman of the Board at George Washington University from 2007-2013.