TEAM MEMBERS

Ellen Goldstein

Development Strategist, has more than 25 years of experience fundraising for NYC nonprofit organizations.  She has a BA from Pomona College and an MSW from Columbia University.

Halenur Komsul

Work-Based Learning Coordinator, has a BS in Integrated Design and Media from NYU Tandon School of Engineering with a double minor in Science and Technology Studies, and Feminism and STEM. She is interested in the connection between multimedia technologies and their role in altering cultures and societies.

Beth Rosenberg

Founder/Executive Director
MS Ed Technology | MA Art History, has worked in education, tech and art for much of her career, first in the Education Department,  Guggenheim Museum, then as Founding Education Director, Eyebeam and as a consultant for NYC museums and community organizations. She is a faculty member in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She started tech workshops in 2009 for her neurodiverse son.

Ariana Riccio

Evaluator, holds a doctorate in Human Development with a primary focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, children’s development of early social-cognitive milestones and the role that parents and peers play in fostering these milestones.

Jack Rubin

Co-Creator of TKU, is a college student who loves technology. He enjoys playing video games, creating videos and coding. He has his own YouTube channel which has received over a million hits.

Laura Olivieri Robles

Manager of Operations, People and Culture works overseeing the day-to-day operations of TKU. She is an effective communicator and problem solver, and is dedicated to ensuring that the organization runs smoothly and efficiently. Previously, she worked as a news producer and has a degree in physics.  

Haley Shibble

Education Director, is an educator with over ten years of experience teaching media, art, and technology programs in NYC. She received her MFA in Design + Technology at Parsons School of Design with a focus on narrative storytelling and animation.

Raymond Barash

Online Education Coordinator, Online Education Coordinator has a BA from NYU Gallatin, and is an educator, artist, and musician who has been working with Tech Kids Unlimited for the past five years. Raymond is interested in multimedia tech art and finding creative ways to relate to people.

Savannah Jerome-Solbakken

Education Program Associate, is a recent graduate with a BS in psychology from Fordham University. She spent 2018 at TKU working as a counselor. She is interested in clinical psychology in addition to child development and education.

Alex McKay

President
VP, AI Labs, BlackRock

Ryan Linden

Vice President,
CPA, Head of Solutions Delivery & CS Growth, MURAL

Joel Bencosme

Treasurer
Tax Partner, PriceWaterhouse Coopers

Erik Dykema

Treasurer
Of Counsel, Bochner IP, General Counsel BICMD

David Rosenberg

Director of Strategy, Snap Inc.

Luke Dubois

Ph.D. Composer and Director of the Integrated Digital Media Program, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Roseanne Legrand

Speech/Language Pathologist & Learning Specialist

Rachael Rekart

VP Growth Transformation, ProUnlimited

Harrison Lung

Partner, Value Creation, Siris Capital Group

Stephanie Borgman

Chief of Staff & Site Program Manager, Google, Sydney, Australia

Beth Rosenberg

Founder and Executive Director, Tech Kids Unlimited & Adjunct Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Kristen Gillespie-Lynch

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology, College of Staten Island & Hunter College Graduate School. She is the Director of CSI’s Advanced Certificate Program in ASD.

Hannah Kaplan-Cohen

Director, Special Needs Parenting, Professional & Support Programs, The JCC in Manhattan

Jeremy Louie

Software Engineer, inline Apps

Daniel Nadasi

Engineering Site Lead, Google Australia

Evan Schechtman

Chief Creative Technologist / Founder, The Cuttlefish

Dr. Jonathan Hill

DPS, Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science, Pace University

David Kearon

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships Rangam

Amy Hurst

Associate Professor, Director of the Ability Project at NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Gage Delprete

Weixiong Zhu

Oscar Reyes Jr.

Neha Reddy

Jared Schick

is a college student and has taken classes at TKU for eight years. He is now giving back to the community as a counselor.

Jakim Poleon

is a college student and has taken classes at TKU for five years. He now works in TKU's College Access Program.

Indira Ardolic

has a BS, Integrated Design & Media, NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Steven Yoo

Steven Yoo is a researcher, developer, and educator. He received his BS, in Computer Engineering, MS in Integrated Design & Media, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Leah Gauthier

Leah Gauthier is a studio artist, educator and multimedia designer with an MFA, Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University and a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. She makes wild inspired embroidered paintings, living sculpture and often edible community works that explore food as an agent of social change. She has taught studio art and design at Maine College of Art & Design, Butler University, University of Indiana, Bloomington and the The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University.

Sophia Nevarez

Sophia Nevarez is working toward her bachelors of science in civil engineering from New York University school of engineering, Tandon. She has a passion for cooking, music, and teaching.

Sofia Wheeler

is an undergraduate student, Integrated Design and Media, NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Tonya Blazio-Licorish

Maria Cabezas

Loren Busby

Josephine Massop

Lessly Castillo

Amy Hochstein

Nirilla Anthonimuthu

Ruth Broyld

Karen Kirshenbaum

Jeanine McAdam

Sam Bromfield

Social Work Intern Supervisor, LCSW, Sam Bromfield has been working with youth and adults since 2008, starting in residential treatment before moving on to schools and home-based care. Through this work, Sam developed a passion for working with at-risk youth and families, with a concentration in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Sarah Caputo

Social Work Intern, Sarah is an MSW candidate at Columbia University School of Social Work. Prior to returning to school, Sarah worked as a Product Manager at Stack Overflow.

Grace Gerber

Social Work Intern, Grace is currently pursing her Master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.

Ellen Mullan-Jayes

Social Work Graduate Student, Columbia University, Ellen is currently pursing her Master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.

Hunter Soileau

Social Work Intern, Hunter is currently pursing his Master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.

Deane Pless

Social Worker, Deane Pless, LMSW is a recent graduate of NYU Silver School of Social Work. Deane has been with TKU since 2020 as a social worker and now works as the Mentor for the CRISP Program. Deane possesses a passion for working with children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum developed through research experience and time spent as an interventions teacher.

Harish A.

Age 18

Justin M.

Age 20

Patrick L.

Age 22

Sara C.

Age 17

Saumya D.

Age 21

Tate B.

Age 16

William G.

Age 15

Aaron J.F.

Age 19

Christian S.

Age 16

Masghana S.

Age 22

Christal F.

Age 22