HACKtivate ED is organized by a team of four Education Pioneers fellows.
Four Education Pioneers fellows came together with a challenge – how can we better connect the Bay area’s tech talent with its education sector? and thus, HACKtivate ED was born.
Chian Gong is an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow at Aspire Public Schools. At Aspire, Chian is working to develop and evaluate innovative technology tools to drive and measure teacher effectiveness. Prior to Aspire, Chian was an associate consultant with ZS Associates. At ZS, Chian advised clients in the pharmaceutical space with opportunity assessments and business development and licensing strategy. Chian graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering as well as a minor in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
Han Hong is an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow at StudentsFirst, an education reform advocacy group started by Michelle Rhee. At StudentsFirst, Han is working with their Development and Membership teams to develop tools to improve their fundraising practices. Prior to StudentsFirst, Han did business development and product strategy for LiveOps, a Saas company in Silicon Valley. She also currently serves as the Director for the Webb Family Foundation. Han graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and emphasis in Business Administration.
Roxanne Phen is an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow at Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) where she is working on the implementation of an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant focused on preparing Oakland students for success in college and career. Prior to working at OUSD, Roxanne was a consultant in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice, specializing in change management, training and communications. She is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, where she earned her degree in Economics and Film Studies.
Thu Cung is an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow at San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) where she is working on coordinating and implementing the Quality Teacher and Education Act – a 2008 voter initiative passed to attract and retain quality teachers in San Francisco. Prior to working at SFUSD, Thu was a consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Healthcare Advisory sector, specializing in growth and reform strategy, organization design and program management. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Computing and Information Systems.