Become a Fellow

Over 600 people applied to be Code for America Fellows for the 2014 program. Candidates came in from across the country and around the world, and they came with backgrounds ranging from back-end development experience to urban design.

Meet the 2014 Fellows

  • Tiffani Bell

    Atlanta Team

    Tiffani pursues better living through software. She founded Pencil You In, enabling businesses as far away as Australia to operate more efficiently by accepting appointments online. Tiffani is a front and back-end developer working primarily with Ruby on Rails and iOS. Her latest work includes determining how to take full advantage of …

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  • Maya Benari

    San Antonio Team

    Maya is a web designer and developer from Los Angeles. She is passionate about creating beautiful and functional online spaces that make a positive impact on the world. Recently she's developed the NRDC's Demand Clean Power campaign and led the US & Brazil teams to launch a new web presence …

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  • Becky Boone

    Denver Team

    Becky is a software developer from Anchorage, AK. She enjoys volunteering her technical skills locally. This past year she taught free programming classes to women, as well as managed the city's commuter challenge open source project. Becky stays outside in Alaska year round through biking, hiking, and and cross-country skiing.

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  • Tom Buckley

    Mesa Team

    Tom is a researcher and developer focused on urban informatics. He worked in urban planning before hacking on data and doing research and at Geocommons. Since then, Tom consulted for the World Bank, directed research at Casey Trees, taught a graduate class at The New School, and studied Geoinformatics.

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  • Tiffany Chu

    Charlotte Team

    Tiffany is a designer, user researcher, and urbanist. Prior to CfA, Tiffany was a product manager at Zipcar and an innovation consultant at Continuum. She’s also mapped 100 street vendors in Vietnam, crafted 3D models at Pixar, and written for Dwell. With a background in architecture and urban planning from MIT...

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  • Jason Denizac

    Chattanooga Team

    Jason is a software developer and open source community organizer. He has worked building web and mobile software for healthcare, and has interests in distributed systems and network citizenship. Jason holds a BA in Public Policy from Boise State University which he attended as a National Merit Scholar.…

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  • Lyzi Diamond

    Lexington Team

    Lyzi Diamond is a geographic information systems analyst, technical/educational writer, and front-end developer. Most recently, she worked in GIS/technical writing for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. She also helped organize women-focused tech and map-related events in Portland.…

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  • Andrew Douglass

    Charlotte Team

    Andrew is a web developer and designer from Houston, Texas, where he worked as a web developer for the University of Houston and assisted in operations at RED Labs, the university's startup accelerator. He enjoys exploring problems related to transportation and human equality. He holds a BBA in Management Information...

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  • Wendy Fong

    Mesa Team

    Wendy is a designer and educator. Recently, she was in Haiti working on a women's crisis call center platform. She's passionate about providing design solutions for non-profits and has collaborated with family services agencies, solar projects in rural Africa, and inner city youth programs. In her spare time she can be found at...

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  • Rhys Fureigh

    Long Beach Team

    Fureigh is a web developer and online strategist who believes technology should be kind to humans. Recent projects have included Friendfactor, SXSW Interactive People’s Choice winner Americans Elect, and organizing Drupal skill-building meetups in New York. Fureigh studied sociology at Reed College...

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  • Daniel Getelman

    Long Beach Team

    Dan is a software developer and entrepreneur from New York City. He dropped out of school to co-found Lore, an education startup that sought to turn classrooms into online communities. He’s a recent grad from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied ...

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  • Clara Gonzalez-Sueyro

    Puerto Rico Team

    Clara is a design researcher with a degree in Social Anthropology from The University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recently Clara led a project to help foster care youth to better transition into adult life through peer-to-peer networking. She led two web startups as product ...

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  • Kavi Harshawat

    Denver Team

    Kavi is a user experience researcher and designer. Most recently, he has sought to improve civic engagement and bring better user experiences to government through his project GoodCTZN. Previously, Kavi worked at Aardvark and Google, as an early member of the Google team. His interests include food,…

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  • Sam Hashemi

    Atlanta Team

    Sam is a user experience researcher and designer, most recently with NASA where he led an effort to redesign the 1990s era systems aboard the International Space Station with modern iPad and iPhone apps. Previously, he worked to create Palm's webOS and TouchPad tablet. He holds a Masters in Human-Computer…

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  • Jeremia Kimelman

    Chattanooga Team

    Jeremia is passionate about the intersection of technology and policy. At Tout, he managed the design and development of video product that brought breaking news stories to life for a worldwide audience. Jeremia is a community organizer for Mobile Monday, and has traveled the world promoting technological…

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  • David Leonard

    San Antonio Team

    David is an ace designer. He recently worked as Digital Design Coordinator for Gannett's Louisville Design studio. He focused on helping Gannett newspapers lead the charge into a digital future with tablet-only publications. He also crafted front pages for the Cincinnati Enquirer, Indianapolis Star and…

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  • Jeff Maher

    Rhode Island Team

    Hailing from Philadelphia, Jeff is a nerd who likes using his coding skills for good. Before joining Code for America, Jeff helped create a web platform for diabetes data at Johnson & Johnson, a crowd-sourced vacant parcel tracker called Reclaim Philly (via the Code for Philly Brigade), and a bike-parki…

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  • Andrew Maier

    Rhode Island Team

    Andrew Maier is a lifelong student of the design community who believes that creation and learning are synonymous. In 2014, Andrew co-founded the publication Civic Quarterly to explore his interests in security, law, cities, and autonomy.

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  • Molly McLeod

    Long Beach Team

    Molly is a graphic designer and media artist who has worked on board games, documentary films, and community murals. Most recently, she designed print and digital projects for federal public health agencies at CommunicateHealth. At Hampshire College, she designed an interdisciplinary concentration in…

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  • Amy Mok

    San Antonio Team

    Amy is a software engineer with a passion for space and social impact. Most recently, she led a team to identify and implement common designs in flight software to improve productivity in Lockheed Martin. She holds a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a MS in Software Engineering from Carnegie…

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  • Anna-Marie Panlilio

    Rhode Island Team

    Anna-Marie is a full-stack web developer who loves fleshing out vague concepts and turning them into elegant and delightful experiences for people. She is excited about using civic tech to empower citizens to solve their own problems. When she’s not coding, Anna-Marie enjoys capturing dancers in mid-air…

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  • Maksim Pecherskiy

    Puerto Rico Team

    Maksim is a backend and mobile developer/architect who loves designing and building RESTful web services, complex integrations and apps that use them. Beyond the computer, he loves to travel with his girlfriend, Amy, and their zoo of two dogs and two cats. Maksim holds a B.S. in Information Systems…

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  • Erik Schwartz

    Lexington Team

    Erik Schwartz is a long-time developer and partner at Table XI and a musician of the past, present and future. To keep things interesting, he spent the last two years traveling the globe crafting wonderful software from picturesque locations. When it comes right down to it Erik aspires to be both…

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  • Giselle Sperber

    Chattanooga Team

    Giselle is a user experience designer. Over the past eight years she’s worked on technology for classrooms and students, most recently at Amplify in New York. Passionate about healthy communities and good food, she co-founded the Greene Hill Food Co-op, a member owned grocery story in Brooklyn. Giselle holds a ...

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  • Ainsley Wagoner

    Puerto Rico Team

    Ainsley is a visual and user experience designer from Lexington, Kentucky. She has a degree in Architecture from the University of Kentucky where she studied installation architecture and methods for the display of contemporary art. She is interested in how design thinking affects the end user, color, pattern ...

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  • Peter Welte

    Mesa Team

    Peter is a hacker and organizer from Portland, dedicated to advancing environmental and community causes through the use of technology. Committing time to political causes, nonprofits, and advocacy campaigns, he specializes in front-end design and back-end development using Drupal. When not working, he enjoys ...

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  • Danny Whalen

    Charlotte Team

    Danny is a web developer from Phoenix, AZ. His passion is building communities around open source software. He maintains and contributes to a variety of open source projects and helped run his local Ruby user group. Most recently, he crafted web applications at Integrallis Software. Danny studied finance…

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  • Drew Wilson

    Denver Team

    Drew Wilson is a developer, organizer, and researcher with a love of tech and an interest in using his technical skills to improve communities. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Drew founded New England VegFest and comes to the Fellowship as the CTO of Compassion Over Killing — an organization dedicated to exposing cruelty…

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  • Livien Yin

    Lexington Team

    Livien is a front-end developer and web designer. Most recently, she apprenticed at Taulia as a user interface engineer. Her passion lies in interactive art, data visualization, and environmental empathy. Livien graduated from Reed College where she made oil paintings and wrote her thesis on urban design in Portland, OR.

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