Sean Au
Sean Au
APAC Technical Trainer

Sean started his career as a programmer before moving into the cloud integration space and as an authorised trainer in the Atlassian suite. Sean then ventured into the blockchain space rejuvenating the Wellington blockchain meetup and creating and delivering NZ’s first blockchain training leading to certification. Sean has a Masters in Engineering Management from Canterbury University and is passionate about training believing that learning is doing.

Susie Batt
Susie Batt
Operations

Susie’s career started in international development creating dive site protectorates in the Red Sea, ecotourism in the Siwa desert oasis, social awareness campaigns for solid waste management in Palestine, and Debt-for-Nature Swap finance mechanisms in Romania. These activities are now part of a larger movement to measure and foster the well-being of a community or society called “Social Impact”.

After her work with The World Bank and USAID, Susie settled in New York City and continued to educate disenfranchised populations through tech transfer and capacity building programs. Then she read about Blockchain and learned that Syrians in Jordanian refugee camps were receiving World Food Programme aid via Blockchain which eliminated high bank fees for the UN, fraud and bureaucracy. She wanted to be a part of it.

At ConsenSys Academy, Susie manages operations which includes contracting and communications. She loves being philosophically aligned in a decentralized, flat organization striving to do more for the greater good. She hopes to become a trainer like her colleagues, Sean, Coogan, Luiz and Carlos, and administer Blockchain for Executives courses.

Coogan Brennan
Coogan Brennan
Technical Trainer

Coogan has commits on the go-ethereum codebase related to HTTP interfacing of Swarm and has developed blockchain curricula for front-end developers hoping to pivot. He’s super excited to be working on the Academy team to help with education about the space. Right now, he’s particularly curious about meta-transactions as a way to allow companies to integrate blockchain under the hood.

Josh Crites
Josh Crites
Content Developer

Josh had no programming experience when he first heard about Ethereum, but the potential of blockchain technology sounded so interesting and disruptive that he was inspired to learn. He graduated from the first class of the Consensys Developer Academy where he attained expertise in Ethereum application development. He is grateful to be able to refine and share his knowledge as part of the Consensys Academy team.

Luiz Fernando Cruz
Luiz Fernando Cruz
Technical Trainer

Technical Trainer at ConsenSys Academy with thirteen years of experience working in a university, six of those as a lecture for bachelor in Computing Science and other courses, teaching more than ten different subjects. Other experiences include software development, design and content creation, IT management, and volunteering for social causes. Luiz Fernando holds masters and bachelor degrees in Computing Science with maximum scores and important external entities awards.

Thomas Hay
Thomas Hay
Product Manager, ConsenSys Academy Lead

Tom is a Product Manager with ConsenSys Academy, helping to bring the power of the blockchain to practical and user-friendly education products. Tom’s career spans management consulting and K-12 education, specializing in data analysis, measurement, and product development. He first got interested in blockchain through his work with student data and got excited about its potential in the education space, leading him on a path to join ConsenSys Academy. Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering and Political Science from MIT and is an alumnus of the Strategic Data Project.

Joshua Lazoff
Joshua Lazoff
Lead Software Engineer

Joshua is the lead developer with ConsenSys Academy, merging his passion for the blockchain with his background in software development for educational enterprises. After receiving a B.Sc.and M.Eng. from Cornell Engineering, Joshua began his career at Goldman Sachs and then transitioned to consulting on technology solutions. In his role, Joshua is focused on both the Academy web-products and upcoming education platform projects. Originally from Puerto Rico, now living in New York, Joshua likes to read, cook, travel and work with different technologies.

Inna Mostovoy
Inna Mostovoy
Instructional Designer

Inna is an Instructional Designer, course developer, consultant and learning strategist with over 20 years experience in producing e-Learning, classroom and virtual training solution that makes complex topics clear and approachable. Inna has started her career at the Institute for the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University, where she learned how to bring the science of learning, human cognition and digital multimedia into education. With a broad knowledge of instructional design, Inna can empower subject matter experts to integrate best practices of pedagogy and andragogy in online learning solutions.

Akila Natarajan
Akila Natarajan
Director, Ethereum Education Programs, ConsenSys Academy Lead

With over 15 years of experience in technology, Akila has worked in the content and identity management space at Oracle and delivered several industry-leading applications that are in wide use today. Later, Akila co-founded evolv.ng to help young adults fulfill their college admission dreams. In her current role at ConsenSys Academy, Akila is building products to transform education using Blockchain technology and developing content to bridge the Ethereum knowledge gap.

Nick Nelson
Nick Nelson
Senior Multimedia Designer

Nick Nelson joins Consensys as a multimedia designer with an educational background in computer science, math, and cognitive science. Beginning his career—way back around the birth of web 2.0—in web design and coding, he eventually founded a small creative digital media company to leverage his extensive production know-how and to offer creative leadership to clients across the spectrum. He brings diverse expertise in digital media and motion graphics design, video production/direction, ideation, and writing.

Aditi Sriram
Aditi Sriram
Product Manager

Aditi joined ConsenSys in 2017 from the Chamber of Digital Commerce where she focused on blockchain policy and decentralized business development around furthering the adoption of blockchain technology. Upon joining ConsenSys, she focused on Kauri.io working on product strategy and platform design. Now, she currently works on ConsenSys Academy as a product manager and also co-leads the project’s strategic partnerships initiative.

Carlos Vivas Augier
Carlos Vivas Augier
Director of In-Person Education, ConsenSys Academy Lead

Carlos is a Nicaraguan computer science engineer joining us from Madrid. He co-founded two startups, one was purchased and, the other, acquired by one of its shareholders. He lead the Academy Program of Opinno, a tech consultancy firm and the Spanish editors of MIT Technology Review and Harvard Business Review. He’s been involved in the Blockchain space since late 2014. Since then, he has worked as Blockchain advisor for tie-1 and large corporations from Finance, Energy, Health and Retail industries, he was awarded 2nd place in a national-level blockchain hackathon and he co-authored 2 Blockchain books with top experts in Spain.