Meet Our Mentors

1-on-1 support from industry experts

 

Our mentors and tutors elevate your learning experience from great to amazing, pushing you to achieve excellence.

CareerFoundry mentors have decades’ worth of experience under their belts from such noteworthy companies as Google, Microsoft and Twitter, so you can rest assured that their cumulative knowledge of the industry is second to none. Through them, you’ll get insights, connections, and

industry-related knowledge that no textbook could ever teach.

If you’re interested in becoming a CareerFoundry Mentor, you can learn about mentoring here.

Students rate CareerFoundry mentors 4.85 out of 5 (from over 6000 reviews)

The Mentor Advisory Board

Meet the board of advisors who inform our decisions with their expert knowledge and first-hand feedback:

Maria de la Riva

Abhi Bhattacharya

Olga Voskoboinikova

Fabio Cantoni

Shyamala Prayaga

Meredith Cohen

We’re incredibly proud of the relationships that we have with our Mentors and Tutors. Not only are their skills and previous experience invaluable to the education of their students, they also have a profound effect upon the way we run CareerFoundry.

We love to gather feedback from a variety of our highly skilled mentors and thus we rotate the board on a yearly basis to ensure we hear from all of the amazing minds working alongside CareerFoundry.

Meet our Mentors and Tutors

Wojciech Hupert

Mentor

The idea of having a mentor is huge! A good mentor is worth his or her weight in gold.

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Muwuso Mkochi

Mentor

Work on projects that go beyond the artist's ego and acknowledge consumers' needs first. Take on work that can make you laugh and that encourages design as a way to solve complex as well as simple problems.

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Parth Naliwar

Mentor

Design is the art and science of creation and evolution.

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Diego Ostrovsky

Mentor

I always encourage my students to understand the reasons behind a project. It's not always about making things more beautiful but also functional from the design as well as marketing perspective and technology.

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William Cole

Mentor

Innovation can be the by-product of constraint and often what your product doesn't do can make the best experience.

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Margarida Carvalho

Mentor

For me mentoring is a two-way street. We need to be objective, open-minded and have the ability to ask pertinent questions that make the students think. Their answers will foster our own learning too.

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Pia Klancar

Mentor

In the end everything connects ... the more you learn, the more you earn.

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Alexia Samut-Tagliaferro

Tutor

I'm an advocate of user-centred design and a believer of 'design thinking' in that how you frame or think about user needs directly affects the solution!

Abhi Bhattacharya

Tutor

Imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein. I quote him a lot, and I think this one is applicable to anyone who wants to build a product from the ground up, because that's why we do what we do in the first place!

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Paddy Donnelly

Mentor

Mentoring with CareerFoundry has been an eye-opening experience for me. As my students question why we do certain things certain ways, it's made me rethink a lot of the automatic design decisions I make, which is healthy to do every so often.

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Luca Longo

Mentor

Design is how it works.

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Leah Kay Simons Fidas

Mentor

If you passionately want to be in UX, I will fight for you all the way toward reaching your dream. No mentee left behind.

Dana Lynn

Mentor

Design collaboration leads to innovation.

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Steffen Schilb

Mentor

In UX design, there is no right or wrong, but there is better or worse. Being a well-trained UX designer means that you chose the better options by instinct.

Danielle Reid

Mentor

As a design lead, I identify talent and execute on the result with a smart process that allows for rapid iteration to meet product-market fit.

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Samantha Iovino

Mentor

We rise by lifting others.

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Linn Vizard

Mentor

It's not what you do, it's not even what you make, it's what you facilitate!

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Laurence Bricker

Mentor

I love teaching. It is rewarding on many levels. I am able to share my knowledge and I learn so much interacting with students.

Paola Palencia

Tutor

It is not enough to only do great work, designers that know how to sell design are much more desired.

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Hannah Niebla

Tutor

What I’ve enjoyed most about being a Tutor is the passion my students have shown for UI design, it made me fall in love with my career all over again! I feel so committed to help them reach their full potential.

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Tara-Lee York

Tutor

As a UX/UI designer, the decisions that we make affect real people. We have a responsibility to do it wisely.

Evan Verdoia

Tutor

Good design makes the world a better place and I have always been driven to create that world.

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Hesham Abd-Elmegid

Mentor

Prioritize focusing on what matters over all distractions and you will get there faster than most.

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Zubair Shams

Mentor

Mentoring is a key for successful career change. Having a good mentor that knows how to motivate and guide during the difficult phase leads to ultimate success.

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Brian Cheung

Mentor

Be a sponge: ready to give a little information when poked; a bit more when squeezed; and able to absorb more.

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Ahmad Al-Huwwari

Mentor

Understanding the user is the most important factor in creating a successful application.

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Jeremy Schweitzer

Mentor

I think it's important to keep UX fun and down to earth!

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Chava Canolli

Mentor

Design a solution.

Tobias Treppmann

Mentor

Be the person you wish you had by your side when you started out in the field.

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Ben Bagley

Tutor

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.

Eric An

Tutor

There's no faster route to expertise than repetition.

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Khaled Gomaa

Mentor

Be the person you needed when you were young

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Alexander Munck af Rosenschöld

Tutor

Never give up!

Ali El Zoheiry

Tutor

Gain the power to turn your thoughts into reality.

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Joe Spadafora

Tutor

It's never too late to not know what you want to be when you grow up.

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Fabio Cantoni

Mentor

Programming is 10% learning and 90% practicing. Aim to learn something new every day, and put it into practice as soon as possible.

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Carlo van der Pluijm

Tutor

Doers get what they want, everyone else gets what they get.