Meet Our Team

 
Mike Teng | CEO Mike was the Director of Technology at Rocketship Education.  While there, he combined his love for innovation with his passion for improving education.  He led their blended learning and tech systems during a time that saw the network grow from just 2 schools in San Jose to 11 schools across 3 states. In his free time, Mike plays ice hockey (poorly), walks his dog Scout, and listens to 30+ podcasts at 1.8x speed.  Also, he was once mistaken for Geoffrey Canada.

Mike Teng | CEO

Mike was the Director of Technology at Rocketship Education.  While there, he combined his love for innovation with his passion for improving education.  He led their blended learning and tech systems during a time that saw the network grow from just 2 schools in San Jose to 11 schools across 3 states.

In his free time, Mike plays ice hockey (poorly), walks his dog Scout, and listens to 30+ podcasts at 1.8x speed.  Also, he was once mistaken for Geoffrey Canada.

Oz Feng | CTO Osbert Feng has over a decade of experience in software development in a variety of roles, platforms and languages, ranging from C++/Python at FactSet and Hun Research, Ruby/PostgreSQL/JS at Identified, and Clojure as an independent developer. Osbert enjoys spending time with family, friends, playing various games, and running his own home server(s) even though Google, AWS, and modern email spam concerns have made the practice obsolete and in some cases prone to email delivery failure, which he occasionally refers to as his favorite feature.

Oz Feng | CTO

Osbert Feng has over a decade of experience in software development in a variety of roles, platforms and languages, ranging from C++/Python at FactSet and Hun Research, Ruby/PostgreSQL/JS at Identified, and Clojure as an independent developer.

Osbert enjoys spending time with family, friends, playing various games, and running his own home server(s) even though Google, AWS, and modern email spam concerns have made the practice obsolete and in some cases prone to email delivery failure, which he occasionally refers to as his favorite feature.

Asha Visweswaran | COO Asha was previously a Senior Manager at Deloitte.  While there, she helped Fortune 50 companies solve technical and strategic problems. And as a veteran consultant, she can PowerPoint like no other. Asha's mood has been known to closely align with the success of Bay Area sports teams.  She loves food, traveling, and traveling to eat good food. And she is full of useless pop culture knowledge, especially 90s music.

Asha Visweswaran | COO

Asha was previously a Senior Manager at Deloitte.  While there, she helped Fortune 50 companies solve technical and strategic problems. And as a veteran consultant, she can PowerPoint like no other.

Asha's mood has been known to closely align with the success of Bay Area sports teams.  She loves food, traveling, and traveling to eat good food. And she is full of useless pop culture knowledge, especially 90s music.

Janine Chen | VP of Talent Janine Chen joined Swing from Education Pioneers where she served as the Bay Area Associate Director, leading their work in partnerships and talent development of emerging leaders in the education sector. Previously, she worked at Rocketship Education and New Leaders to recruit, select, and train aspiring school leaders. Janine is also an Education Pioneers Alumna and holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard. Janine loves hiking with her Jack Russell terrier mix, planning her next international trip, getting better at rock climbing, and coming up with a sassy retort. Originally from San Diego, she also loves anything sunny and beachy. Janine refuses to eat carrots and watermelon, not even if they’re free.

Janine Chen | VP of Talent

Janine Chen joined Swing from Education Pioneers where she served as the Bay Area Associate Director, leading their work in partnerships and talent development of emerging leaders in the education sector. Previously, she worked at Rocketship Education and New Leaders to recruit, select, and train aspiring school leaders. Janine is also an Education Pioneers Alumna and holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard.

Janine loves hiking with her Jack Russell terrier mix, planning her next international trip, getting better at rock climbing, and coming up with a sassy retort. Originally from San Diego, she also loves anything sunny and beachy. Janine refuses to eat carrots and watermelon, not even if they’re free.

 
Jerry Lee | VP of School Partnerships Jerry Lee joined Swing from Rocketship Education, where he served as the Director of Operations for the elementary network's ten schools in California. His experience gives him a special appreciation and empathy for the operational challenges schools and their staff teams face every day. Jerry is a recent graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education and also completed an Education Pioneers fellowship at the KIPP Foundation. When he isn't finishing programs with long and fancy names, Jerry loves to rock climb, root for the Warriors and over-analyze his fantasy football team(s).

Jerry Lee | VP of School Partnerships

Jerry Lee joined Swing from Rocketship Education, where he served as the Director of Operations for the elementary network's ten schools in California. His experience gives him a special appreciation and empathy for the operational challenges schools and their staff teams face every day.

Jerry is a recent graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education and also completed an Education Pioneers fellowship at the KIPP Foundation. When he isn't finishing programs with long and fancy names, Jerry loves to rock climb, root for the Warriors and over-analyze his fantasy football team(s).

 
Lih Chen | Lead Engineer Lih Chen has a broad range of software engineering experience from devops to building data infrastructure systems to full stack web applications. Most recently, he was in charge of building a marketing attribution system at Hired Inc. Prior to that, he worked briefly as an independent consultant in the Big Data space. Every Thursday night, Lih runs the foosball tournament at Kennedy's Irish Pub and Indian restaurant in San Francisco and enjoys delivering crushing defeat to his opponents whenever possible. The only computer game Lih will consider playing these days is Civilization. He hates sandwiches but will eat them if free. 

Lih Chen | Lead Engineer

Lih Chen has a broad range of software engineering experience from devops to building data infrastructure systems to full stack web applications. Most recently, he was in charge of building a marketing attribution system at Hired Inc. Prior to that, he worked briefly as an independent consultant in the Big Data space.

Every Thursday night, Lih runs the foosball tournament at Kennedy's Irish Pub and Indian restaurant in San Francisco and enjoys delivering crushing defeat to his opponents whenever possible. The only computer game Lih will consider playing these days is Civilization. He hates sandwiches but will eat them if free. 

 
Jessica Aldama | Talent Associate Jessica was previously tutoring at Elevate Tutoring, where she supported middle and high school students in high-quality STEM tutoring across classrooms in low income communities. During this time, she lead the program as the first tutor in the launch of private tutoring support as it grew from 8 to 13 tutors throughout the Bay Area. While at the time, she also assisted lead tutors at Academic Springboard in student score reporting. Jessica enjoys eating a lot of food and weight lifting only to eat too many carbs again. Contrary to popular belief, Jessica dislikes any spicy food. Also, she is very critical of pop culture "icons" aka Beyonce.  

Jessica Aldama | Talent Associate

Jessica was previously tutoring at Elevate Tutoring, where she supported middle and high school students in high-quality STEM tutoring across classrooms in low income communities. During this time, she lead the program as the first tutor in the launch of private tutoring support as it grew from 8 to 13 tutors throughout the Bay Area. While at the time, she also assisted lead tutors at Academic Springboard in student score reporting.

Jessica enjoys eating a lot of food and weight lifting only to eat too many carbs again. Contrary to popular belief, Jessica dislikes any spicy food. Also, she is very critical of pop culture "icons" aka Beyonce.  

 
Alex Murillo | Director of Talent Alex Murillo was previously the Associate Director of Operations at Rocketship Education.  While there he developed all the internal and external student information collection and reporting processes for the network as it expanded from 3 schools in San Jose to 16 schools across 4 states. Prior to pursuing his Masters in Education Alex worked for four years as a tour leader in Central and South America. Alex enjoys being the team member that is most out of touch with pop culture (“Who is Adele?”), tending his garden, watching sports, cleverly using emojis on Slack, and manning a grill.

Alex Murillo | Director of Talent

Alex Murillo was previously the Associate Director of Operations at Rocketship Education.  While there he developed all the internal and external student information collection and reporting processes for the network as it expanded from 3 schools in San Jose to 16 schools across 4 states. Prior to pursuing his Masters in Education Alex worked for four years as a tour leader in Central and South America.

Alex enjoys being the team member that is most out of touch with pop culture (“Who is Adele?”), tending his garden, watching sports, cleverly using emojis on Slack, and manning a grill.

 
Dinali de Silva | Manager of Talent Prior to joining Swing Education, Dinali worked as a Project Manager at the Chicago International Charter School. While there, she worked on operational and strategic projects for a network of 16 schools. Dinali is an alumnae of the University of Chicago. Dinali spends most of her time in the office explaining pop culture references to Alex. Originally from Sri Lanka, she loves anything with coconut and extremely spicy food - "got hot sauce in my bag, swag!". Dinali is an avid bootcamper and has been trying to recruit her teammates to join her in an obstacle course race - so far, her efforts have been unsuccessful.

Dinali de Silva | Manager of Talent

Prior to joining Swing Education, Dinali worked as a Project Manager at the Chicago International Charter School. While there, she worked on operational and strategic projects for a network of 16 schools. Dinali is an alumnae of the University of Chicago.

Dinali spends most of her time in the office explaining pop culture references to Alex. Originally from Sri Lanka, she loves anything with coconut and extremely spicy food - "got hot sauce in my bag, swag!". Dinali is an avid bootcamper and has been trying to recruit her teammates to join her in an obstacle course race - so far, her efforts have been unsuccessful.

 
Carl Steib | Customer Success Lead Carl joined Swing after recently earning a Masters in Education Policy at Stanford. Before that he spent three years in China to help establish an international college prep program. As Academic Director, he managed rowdy classrooms and led multinational teams to overcome cultural differences. Carl dreams of riding his fixie on warm summer nights. Despite having no musical talent, he insists on occasionally practicing the ukulele. He mostly spends his time learning a medley of world languages in the hopes that he'll one day live by the sea in an obscure and far-flung corner of the earth.

Carl Steib | Customer Success Lead

Carl joined Swing after recently earning a Masters in Education Policy at Stanford. Before that he spent three years in China to help establish an international college prep program. As Academic Director, he managed rowdy classrooms and led multinational teams to overcome cultural differences.

Carl dreams of riding his fixie on warm summer nights. Despite having no musical talent, he insists on occasionally practicing the ukulele. He mostly spends his time learning a medley of world languages in the hopes that he'll one day live by the sea in an obscure and far-flung corner of the earth.

 
Oliver Rodriguez | Manager of School Partnerships Oliver joined Swing after serving as an Education Pioneer (“EP”).  As an EP fellow, Oliver worked at Vista Unified School District (“Vista”).  There, under the guidance of the superintendent, Oliver helped facilitate the Local Control Accountability Plan.  Prior to Vista, Oliver worked in various roles for the United Way and for an education services company. Born in Mexico and raised in sunny San Diego, Oliver is a graduate of the UC and CSU system and is currently completing his legal studies part-time.  Oliver spends his free time with his lovely family, engaging in sports banter, and researching legal problems that can be answered with the phrase, “it depends.”  Oliver is a die-hard, long-suffering fan of the Clippers, Chargers, and one other sports team that shall remain nameless.

Oliver Rodriguez | Manager of School Partnerships

Oliver joined Swing after serving as an Education Pioneer (“EP”).  As an EP fellow, Oliver worked at Vista Unified School District (“Vista”).  There, under the guidance of the superintendent, Oliver helped facilitate the Local Control Accountability Plan.  Prior to Vista, Oliver worked in various roles for the United Way and for an education services company.

Born in Mexico and raised in sunny San Diego, Oliver is a graduate of the UC and CSU system and is currently completing his legal studies part-time.  Oliver spends his free time with his lovely family, engaging in sports banter, and researching legal problems that can be answered with the phrase, “it depends.”  Oliver is a die-hard, long-suffering fan of the Clippers, Chargers, and one other sports team that shall remain nameless.