By the students,
for the students.
for the students.
We believe in a world where every young person is empowered to be the change they want to see around them. At Hack Club, we’re working hard to make it reality.
Zach LattaZach dropped out of high school after his freshman year to work in the technology industry and had over 5 million people using his software by the time he turned 17. He founded Hack Club to build the program he wish he had in high school and has been awarded the Thiel Fellowship and Forbes 30 Under 30 for his work.
Christina AsquithChristina is founder & former editor-in-chief of Fuller Project, a global journalism nonprofit reporting on issues impacting women. A journalist since college, she’s reported from eight countries for the New York Times, Guardian, TIME, the Washington Post & others. She taught as a public school teacher in 2000, which inspired her book “The Emergency Teacher.”
Max WoffordAfter teaching himself to code in junior year of high school, Max joined a group of nomadic hackers in Costa Rica to experience coding in a real-world setting. He has been with Hack Club since day one and is now working full-time in Vermont to grow the movement.
Zach FoggBefore he helped start Bitcamp, one of the largest & longest-running annual collegic hackathons, Zach Fogg was homeschooled in Maryland. He's been a mentor at tons of student hackathons and worked as software engineer for the past 8 years in SF.
Community Game Designer(he/him)
Leo McElroyLeo builds digital systems, physical tools, and communities to help people express themselves and pursue their curiosity. He's created tools for democratizing personal automation (including programming languages for designing stuff), travelled the world visiting makerspaces on a Watson Fellowship, and created and ran a few makerspaces himself.
Melanie SmithMelanie grew up in northern New England where she obtained a degree in Marine Biology. She then spent several years running a pet store with 20+ employees and recently decided to change career paths. This led her to Hack Club where she is excited about helping students pursue their dreams.
Bank Operations Lead(she/her)
Liv CookLiv recently graduated from the University of Vermont, where she studied health policy and gained experience as a writing fellow and business assistant. Originally from New York City, she is always eager to be one in a fast-paced community of diverse thinking and grand ideas. Supporting projects and makers with incredible goals is her favorite part about being at Hack Club.
Athul BlessonAthul started dozens of the largest Hack Clubs in India. After graduating from high school, he joined as the Regional Manager of Asia-Pacific & Africa, where he actively manages 117 clubs.
Harsh BajpaiHarsh is a gentle force in both his local and the Slack community. He is a vegetarian musician who enjoys traveling around India. When he is not reading ancient mythology, he is programming with purpose and passion.
Annlee ForesAs the COO of APAC, he oversees operations, handles event organisation & logistics at Hack Club APAC. When not seen busy juggling between different tasks he takes up, he can be seen enjoying tinkering & building fun projects
Anna Grace BennyAnna is a visual communication graduate and a social media buff. She loves films and everything related to it. Managing and meeting new hackclubers is her jam. She helps with onboarding new hackclubers in the APAC region and manages their social media pages
Shubhangi GuptaShubhangi is the founder of Raahee, a mental health startup aiming to provide affordable therapy. She is a Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador and the runner up of Microsoft Imagine Cup, Healthcare Category. She loves to interact with people and dogs. She loves to talk about everything Harry Potter.
Abby FischlerAbby is a high school sophomore passionate about STEM living in Los Angeles! Abby is a former Kode With Klossy scholar and a 2021 Los Angeles Affiliate Honorable Mention for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC). In addition, she is an ambassador for Bit by Bit and Generation She. In the future, Abby’s intention is to attend a top university where she can study computer science and pursue her passion in coding.
Coordinator to the COO(she/her)
Belle SeeBelle enjoys building for her community, whether that be through developing websites or planning programs and events. She is excited to make Hack Club a better place for students around the world and looks forward to learning from the team at Hack Club!
Coordinator to the COO(she/her)
Deven JadhavDeven is a Hack-clubber from India who enjoys building meaningful things from the intersections of art and technology. He also loves music, and plays the guitar and drums! Along with this, he also likes talking to strangers over the internet and having interesting and deep conversations. He is also a sucker for nature photography, and enjoys hikes and treks into the wild!
Bank Operations (APAC)(he/him)
Sam PoderOriginally from Australia, Sam's family moved to Singapore when he was young. He now runs a Hack Club at his school in Singapore. Sam has worked on all sorts of Hack Club projects, focusing on web development and logistics. Outside of Hack Club, Sam enjoys travelling with his family and participating in academic competitions with his friends.
Engineering & Operations(he/him)
Hugo HuHugo is an avid fan of corgis, hardware, and shipping. He works with club leaders to get stickers to clubs and events, as well as working with community members to assist with logistical challenges. He ships for Hack Club Mail Team and handles a portion of Hack Club’s logistical requirements, as well as running Hack Shop and helping plan, design, produce, and distribute various types of swag for different events.
Mail Team Coordinator(he/him)
Behind the Scenes
Scott MotteAfter teaching himself to code in college, Scott went on to lead an exciting software life with multiple startups. Now a father, he joined Hack Club to help build the program he wants available to his children—when they reach high school age.
Hack Club Bank(he/him)
Tina SorianoPhilippine bred and settled with family in the U.S., Tina shifted her career from marketing and film production to teaching kids in the Clark County School District. Now she is happy to help high school students hack their way to a fabulous future.
Chris NewtonAfter finding her love of accounting at an early age, Chris spent most of her accounting career in construction, but recently branched out to nonprofits. Chris is married (Bryan) with a young daughter (Brylee), and lives in Des Moines, Iowa.
Matthew StanciuAfter leading a successful Hack Club in West Lafayette, Indiana, & organizing multiple hackathons with Hack Club Bank, Matthew joined the team to lead the clubs program. He wrote curriculum, helped mentor club leaders around the world, & in spring 2020 drove across the U.S. to visit clubs.
Lachlan CampbellLachlan joined as a club leader from State College, PA to make hackclub.com. 3 years later, as Head of Storytelling, they work on Hack Club’s website, design, frontend, open source, & communications. They’re currently on COVID leave from NYU ’23, majoring in Interactive Media Arts.
Chris WalkerChris started programming games in middle school, a hobby that developed into a deep passion for educational software. In 2013 he accepted a Thiel Fellowship and moved to San Francisco, where he watched Hack Club grow from an early stage. He worked on Hack Club’s learning resources & clubs program for two years.
Dina ElhananDina started a club in Canada in 2018. Since then she’s run a local hackathon, organized club events & trips, and spoke at Hack Club’s Flagship 2019 Summit. After graduating high school, Dina joined HQ as a ✨Vibes Influencer✨ summer intern. She now studies Electrical Engineering at McMaster University, class of 2024.
2020 Summer Intern(she/her)
Theo BleierTheo, a high schooler, joined the Hack Club community in Summer 2018 after reading about Bank online. Since then, he’s run multiple events on Bank & worked on coding it. In 2020, Theo worked on AMAs & distributing laptop grants to students.
Mingjie JiangMingjie started working with Hack Club in July 2017, while leading his club in Rockville, Maryland, working on community engagement & public identity. He’s also run Hack Chicago, CodeDay, and countless other hackathons to spread his passion for technology.
Linus LeeLinus spends most of his free time working on side projects ranging from an audio travel diary to creative coding tools to his own programming language. He brought his experience in product & community from Cal Hacks & Dorm Room Fund to grow Hack Club Bank.
Hack Club Bank(he/him)
Fernanda LozanoFernanda is a student of computational neuroscience, entrepreneur, & organizer of events like the Entrepreneurial Learning Academy for students in Mexico. In summer 2019, she helped organize the Flagship Summit in San Francisco.
Michael DestefanisAfter graduating high school, Michael moved to California where he began working with Hack Club. He handled the day-to-day operations of Hack Club Bank from its start starting to its first million dollars in transactions.
Hack Club Bank(he/him)
Amogh ChaubeyAmogh is all about having fun. Whether it’s running an art showcase on the Slack or massive Kahoots at hackathons, he loves to run awesome events. Amogh joined HQ to run spectacular community events, to make Hack Club the best place to be a teenager on the internet, and as Hack Club’s second best rapper.
Community + Events(he/him)