Our People

Our team works with youth, educators, practitioners and researchers, across in-school and out-of-school spaces, to further develop, increase access, and engagement in Chicago's computer science and coding pathway. 

Our Team at Northwestern

Nichole Pinkard

Faculty Director
Northwestern University OCEP

Amy Pratt

Assistant Dean
Northwestern University OCEP

Mia Harris

Program Manager
Northwestern University OCEP

Kevin McQuown

Curriculum Specialist
Northwestern University OCEP

Sachin Pradhan

Lead Software Developer
Northwestern University OCEP

Aneta Baran

UX/UI Design Lead
Northwestern University OCEP

Katherine Maka

Program Assistant
Northwestern University OCEP

Emily DePalma

Manager of Operations & Programs
Northwestern University OCEP

Kasia Derza

K8 Teacher & Instructional Coach
Chicago Public Schools

Jennifer Roscoe

CS HS Teacher & Instructional Coach
Chicago Public Schools

Our Founding Partners

Our Funders