Emily Foote is our vice president of curricular design and a co-founder of ApprenNet. Emily is a Teach For America alumna and former KIPP teacher and special education attorney. Emily is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, as well as Penn’s Graduate School of Education and Drexel Law.
Sue has been involved in engineering, and then tech literally since she was a baby at her dad’s knee. She found her way into software engineering as a 2nd career after first teaching math and CS; sharing her passion for the subjects. Then for the most exciting 20 years of MSFT’s history, she lived it every day - being involved in some of the largest and most powerful software development projects on the planet. Now a Philly area resident, Sue is helping launch the next generation of software and services, and is happy to call ApprenNet her company.
Karl Okamoto is our CEO and a co-founder of ApprenNet. Karl is a law professor, a national thought leader on practical skills education and a seasoned corporate lawyer, startup executive and investor. Karl received his B.A. and J.D. from Columbia University.
Paul Tzen is our vice president - technology and a co-founder. He is the wizard behind the machine. Paul graduated from Georgia Tech as an engineer.
Dana Feinstein is working with us part-time as she completes her final semester studying Comparative Literature and French Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, she leads the Penn Reading Initiative that deploys scores of tutors into the local school system. Upon graduation, Dana will be joining ApprenNet as a fulltime project director.
James An is a consultant to ApprenNet and is a first year MBA student at the Wharton School, with prior work experience in management consulting and at an education fund. James graduated with a B.S.E in Computer Science from Princeton University, where he also was a member of Princeton’s Teacher Preparation Program.