Team Members

Raymond Barash

Online Education Coordinatorhas 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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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. 

Elijah Alvarez 

Technology Associate, is a writer, artist, and technological tinkerer. A 2023 graduate of NYU, he has a bachelors in Interactive Media Arts. He likes biking, climbing and philosophy.

Alex McKay


VP, AI Labs, BlackRock

Ryan Linden

Vice President

CPA, Head of Solutions Delivery & CS Growth, MURAL

Joel Bencosme


Tax Partner, PriceWaterhouse Coopers

Erik Dykema

Of Counsel, Bochner IP, General Counsel BICMD

Harrison Lung

Group Chief Strategy Officer (GCSO), e&

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

Roseanne Legrand

Speech/Language Pathologist & Learning Specialist. MA, City College of The City University of New York.

Stephanie Borgman

Former 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

David Rosenberg

Director of Strategy, Snap Inc. 

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

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.

Saleem Aknine

is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity at George Mason University. He enjoys playing video games, sports, and learning new things about the world of tech.

Michael Bashner

Oscar Reyes Jr.

Terrance Bobb

Previous TKU Student. Now works as a counselor for TKU programs.

Nolan Duarte

Previous TKU Student. Now works as a counselor for TKU programs.

Indira Ardolic

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

Ernie Gerardo

is an audio engineer, video editor, and technology teacher/counselor. He is a graduate of the NYU IDM Masters Program, and has worked with New York Public Radio, the Food Network, and Animal Planet, to name a few. He loves teaching all things media at TKU.

Tina Mbiti

possesses a unique ability to create immersive technology, digital media and arts workshops tailored to neurodiverse youth. Armed with extensive expertise in Game Design and Coding, she infuses a multidisciplinary approach into her teaching.

Sofia Wheeler

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

Natalya Brill 

is a multidisciplinary designer and creative technologist who loves all things art and tech. She is currently pursuing a M.S. for Integrated Design & Media at NYU Tandon.

Daniel Ryan Johnston

is a Brooklyn-based queer textile artist, accessibility researcher, and creative technologist.  Mixing a love of creepy puppets, wearable technology and machine embroidery sculpture, Daniel’s work explores personal experiences with managing mental health, body image and psoriatic arthritis.

Lindsey Falack

 has a BSC from University of Miami in Creative Advertising, pursuing a career as an Art Director. She is an artist, surfer, yogi, travel junkie, and photographer, bringing her love for creativity to TKU.

Rachel Schultz

is a Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who holds a masters degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a Masters in Early Childhood and Special Education while simultaneously teaching three and four year olds at a preschool.

Weixiong Zhu

Steven Yoo

Gage Delprete

Tonya Blazio-Licorish

Maria Cabezas

Loren Busby

Josephine Massop

Lessly Castillo

Amy Hochstein

Nirilla Anthonimuthu

Ruth Broyld

Karen Kirshenbaum

Jeanine McAdam

Brittany Banks

Social Work Intern Supervisor, LCSW, is a LMSW and SIFI certified School-Based Clinical Consultant with a focus on Clinical Practice with Families, Groups, and Individuals. In the last 5 years, she has worked to perform clinical counseling for children and their families.

Ellen Mullan-Jayes

Social Worker, Ellen is currently pursing her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work.

Laura Zaugg

Social Worker, LMSW. Laura received her Master’s in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She has spent her career working in a variety of educational spaces supporting students and families with counseling and social emotional support. 

Aliyah K. Harrell

Social Worker, has a Bachelors from Brooklyn College in TV/Radio Production, and is currently enrolled at NYU Silver School of Social Work working on her Masters. She’s very passionate about serving and empowering vulnerable communities. 

Hunter Soileau

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

Geena Lesser

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

Raul Lorenzo

Social Work Intern, is a graduate student pursuing a Masters degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.

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

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