The People Behind Our Vision

When the hands-on expertise of K-12 veterans meets the forward-thinking of Silicon Valley tech experts, the outcome is IMPACTER — a state-of-the-art SEL learning and assessment platform that helps young people understand themselves and the world around them.

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Blending Traditional Pedagogy With Machine Learning

The marriage of tested classroom practices and cutting-edge machine learning at Impacter Pathway marks a new chapter in education. This synergy allows us to meet students where they’re at, and provide the kinds of tools and insights tailored for the holistic growth of every learner, from every background, everywhere.

Meet Our Pathfinders

Our team represents a unique blend of educational and technological experts who bring their diverse perspectives to education and assessment.


Danny Byun

(Co-Founder) Co-CEO, Biola

Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, Danny has enjoyed a career as a successful entrepreneur, tech recruiter, and college counseling pioneer.  IMPACTER is a direct result of his commitment to college and career access for ALL.

Dr. Joshua Arnold

(Co-Founder) Co-CEO, Harvard

As a former Superintendent, High School Principal, and English Teacher, Dr. Arnold leverages more than two decades of experience helping students achieve educational excellence and equity to lead innovation at IMPACTER.

Dave Hwang

Chief Technology Officer, MIT

With roots in MIT’s esteemed technology programs, Dave is a tech savant with experiences at Sun Microsystems and HP, just to name a view. At IMPACTER, he channels this passion to ensure our tools are cutting-edge and future-ready.

Ashley Michelson

Director Of Product Operations, USC

A high school math teacher for nearly a decade, Ashley builds on her experiences as a USC Marshall alumna to develop products that truly change lives.  In short, she ensures IMPACTER products uplift educators and learners alike.

Patricia Smith

Community Enrichment Advisor, VCU

After honing her skills at VCU, Patricia became a Charter School Founder and relationships expert in the K-12 space. Her perspective at IMPACTER is pivotal in expanding horizons and building bridges across educational communities.

Georgia Scurletis

Chief Learning Designer, Tufts

Georgia’s approach to curriculum was developed in the classroom and honed at The New York Times,, and College Board. Her designs at IMPACTER seek to not only educate but to also inspire students.

Andrés Cárdenas

Data/Machine Learning Engineer, NYU

As a high school Physics teacher, Andrés had a meticulous eye for detail and analytics. As a data scientist at IMPACTER, he ensures our strategies are making a measurable difference in educational outcomes of students and teachers everywhere.

Amit Manghani 

Director Of Machine Learning, Cornell

Amit has more than a decade of experience in the Information Technology domain working with Data Science and Cloud Computing. His leadership at IMPACTER brings a revolutionary edge to our educational tools.

Perry Ha

Chief Strategist & Advisor, MIT

After a successful career as a consultant advising Fortune 1000 clients to better manage technology portfolios and develop new products, Perry plays an indispensable role in charting IMPACTER’s visionary roadmap.

Julie Johnston

Director Of New Business, Colorado

Having cut her teeth at BASE and Wayfinder, Julie’s commitment to Social-Emotional Learning is unmatched. She scouts and nurtures new opportunities for IMPACTER, ensuring our growth is sustainable and far-reaching.

Jim Burke

Curriculum Advisor, Santa Barbara

Jim Burke is the author of over thirty bestselling books about learning and literacy, including The English Teacher’s Companion. As an advisor at IMPACTER, he ensures that our curriculum engages while helping students grow.

Professor Andrew Arnold

Chief AI Advisor, Carnegie Mellon

Professor Arnold is currently Chief Scientist at Delphia where he is working to democratize data. In his previous role as the lead scientist on AWS’ Amazon Web Services Code Whisperer, Dr. Arnold has proven to be an expert in machine learning.

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