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The Company I Founded: Kidizens

Work experience


Director of Curriculum & Programs

Chyten Educational Services

*Creator and manager of the ESTEEM Learning programs, a collection of ten experiential learning courses designed for students in grades 2-8.

*Responsible for teacher hiring, training, marketing and program implementation, in addition to curriculum design duties. 

*The programs I have designed and implemented can be viewed at


Founder and Director


*Founded the successful Kidizens learning program. Kidizens is an after-school and homeschool program in which students (grades K-9) design and build Lego model cities on tabletops.  As they build, they also govern the city — writing a constitution, debating laws, making budget decisions and electing a government.  During the school year they also study dozens of subjects relevant including banking, immigration, the power grid and much more. 

*Served as director, business owner, teacher and creative director over the course of five years.  Responsibilities included curriculum design, recruitment, hiring, marketing, teacher guidance, training and program implementation.

*Kidizens continues on under new management and can be viewed at


Second Grade Teacher

Palo Alto Unified School District

*Achieved tenure as a second grade teacher at Duveneck Elementary School in Palo Alto, California.

*Created educational programs including Mathworld, Adopt-a-Book, Super Pride Wall and the Aces management program. 

*Amassed extremely strong teacher and parent evaluations.

A Program I Designed: Shark Tank



Master of Education

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Arts

Claremont McKenna College