About Us

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Our Beginning

As schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Angela Li noticed that many students in her community lacked academic support. Across the nation, low-income students were less likely to have individual interaction with a teacher, real-time classes, or in-person opportunities. Motivated by her value of learning — imparted by her highly educated parents, who faced financial difficulty when immigrating to the U.S. — and prepared by her entrepreneurship coursework at Princeton University, Li founded Hatch in the spring of 2020.

Our Impact

In its first year, Hatch achieved a national reach. Two-hundred trained Teaching Fellows, volunteers studying at top universities across the country, have virtually supported 250 K-12 students in subjects ranging from language arts to chemistry.
Our program has proven successful: over 70% of Hatch students improved their grades throughout a semester-long cycle, and parents overwhelmingly rate us highly. Our impact has been equally illustrated by the personal stories we hear from students and their families, whether it be a high school senior’s college acceptance or the friendship a Teaching Fellow built with a student.

Looking Ahead

We’re excited to build on our success and continue to support K-12 students, even after the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to expand our program, combatting education inequities and helping more students reach their potential.

The Hatch Executive Team

Chiefs

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Angela Li
Founder & President

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Rachel Kim
Chief Program Officer

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Joon Seo
Head of Strategy

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Leslie Chan
Chief of Staff

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Johnny Kim
Chief of Outreach & Marketing

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Juston Forte
Treasurer and Fundraising Chair

Leads

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Nisha Chandra
Program Co-Lead

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Jane Doherty
Strategy Lead

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Cathleen Kong
Dev Lead

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Molly Taylor
Marketing Lead

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Nathalie Verlinde
Program Co-Lead

Development

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Helen Chen
Developer

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Amel Hassan
UI/UX Designer

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Simin Savani
Developer

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Mina Takegami
Developer

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Vijayalaxmi Wankhede
UI/UX Designer

Marketing

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Felix Chen
Marketing Associate

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Shoichi Hayashi
Marketing Designer

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Tori Tinsley
Marketing Associate

Outreach

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Jackie Namala
Outreach Associate

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Ashley Ponce
Outreach Associate

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Alexis Rankine
Outreach Associate

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Saba Nia
Outreach Associate

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Alexa King
Outreach Associate

Program

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Tiffanie Cheng
Program Associate

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Aparna Dev
Program Associate

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Ariana Lujan
Program Associate

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Arvind Sivashanmugam
Program Associate

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David Villarreal
Program Associate

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Hannah Walsh
Program Associate

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Yixuan Zhao
Program Associate

Strategy

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Haeun Jung
Strategy Associate

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Keunho Kim
Strategy Associate

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Katrina Korenek
Strategy Associate