Our Mission

Hack4Impact exists for both nonprofits and students. We connect student software developers with nonprofits and other socially responsible businesses to develop powerful new tools for social change. This enables nonprofits to further their mission and better engage their clients. We are committed to increasing awareness of technology's potential for good.

Fall 2019 team

Our Values

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Curiosity

We are eager to learn about technology, ourselves, and the world around us. We dive deep into our fields of study and work, and seek feedback from our teammates, students, and teachers. We are hungry, yet humble; we are able to set aside our egos and view each moment and interaction as an opportunity to learn.

We are incredibly curious about our clients. We know we might not know everything, so we must ask the right questions to even begin to grasp the complexity of our clients’ situations. Curiosity also enables us to look beyond our immediate vicinity and deliver the best solution to our clients, even if the solution isn’t built by Hack4Impact.

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Empathy

We look to understand perspectives, situations, and needs, and therefore are not afraid of asking or being asked clarifying questions. We make intentional, well-informed decisions by understanding the environments we are surrounded by and deeply listening to our teammates. We are then able to best mentor our own teammates growth because we can see where they are coming from.

Empathy drives every decision we make on behalf of our clients. Our empathetic approach provides a North Star to our development process. We’re able to settle difficult debates by agreeing and executing on what’s best for our client.

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Intentionality

We evaluate the trade offs of our decisions, choose a direction to head, and crush our goals. Whether it be personal or professional growth, we avoid mindless movement and instead purposefully act.

We work with intention. We understand that at the end of the day, Hack4Impact exists to build solutions that are right for our clients and their users. We carefully assess the concerns of our users, stakeholders, and clients, to develop a custom solution that fits our precise constraints.

Our Team

Message from our Co-Directors

Annie Wu

"Coming into Illinois, I had a narrow view of who I could become and what I could do. Hack4Impact really changed that for me. So grateful to learn with an amazing group of developers, designers, and all-around inspiring humans. Moving forward, I aspire to deepen our avenues for social impact and foster friendships that last beyond our short time here at Illinois. Can't wait to write Hack4Impact's story together with everyone!"

Annie Wu '21 | Annie Wu's LinkedIn
Arpan Laha

"When I joined Hack4Impact, I had no idea which direction I wanted to take with my life - academically, professionally, and personally. In my time here, however, I've been able to build my skills while seeing how they fit into the bigger picture, not to mention creating a tangible impact with some of the most hard-working and motivated people I've met. It's been great to see how the organization has evolved in the past few semesters and I'm excited to see how it continues to grow!"

Arpan Laha '21 | Arpan Laha's LinkedIn
Sabelle Huang

Sabelle Huang
Community Director | Sabelle Huang's LinkedIn

Sue Wee

Sue Wee
Director of External Relations | Sue Wee's LinkedIn

Rebecca Xun

Rebecca Xun
Product Manager | Rebecca Xun's LinkedIn

Evan Eckels

Evan Eckels
Product Manager | Evan Eckels's LinkedIn

Tiffany Duong

Tiffany Duong
Product Manager | Tiffany Duong's LinkedIn

Angela Luo

Angela Luo
Product Manager | Angela Luo's LinkedIn

Kelley Chau

Kelley Chau
Tech Lead | Kelley Chau's LinkedIn

Utkarsh Awasthi

Utkarsh Awasthi
Tech Lead | Utkarsh Awasthi's LinkedIn

Yousef Ahmed

Yousef Ahmed
Tech Lead | Yousef Ahmed's LinkedIn

Kendall Hester

Kendall Hester
Tech Lead | Kendall Hester's LinkedIn

Sahithi Muthyala

Sahithi Muthyala
Product Research Lead | Sahithi Muthyala's LinkedIn

Alice Fang

Alice Fang
Academy Lead | Alice Fang's LinkedIn

Brandon Wang

Brandon Wang
Academy Lead | Brandon Wang's LinkedIn

Shreyas Mohan

Shreyas Mohan
Academy Lead | Shreyas Mohan's LinkedIn

Philip Kuo

Philip Kuo
Product Designer | Philip Kuo's LinkedIn

Zayyan Faizal

Zayyan Faizal
Product Designer | Zayyan Faizal's LinkedIn

Siraj Chokshi

Siraj Chokshi
Product Designer | Siraj Chokshi's LinkedIn

Anisha Rao

Anisha Rao
Product Designer | Anisha Rao's LinkedIn

Neeraj Aggarwal

Neeraj Aggarwal
Software Developer | Neeraj Aggarwal's LinkedIn

Jacqueline Osborn

Jacqueline Osborn
Software Developer | Jacqueline Osborn's LinkedIn

Daniel Choi

Daniel Choi
Software Developer | Daniel Choi's LinkedIn

Anooj Lal

Anooj Lal
Software Developer | Anooj Lal's LinkedIn

Michael Leon

Michael Leon
Software Developer | Michael Leon's LinkedIn

Michael Chen

Michael Chen
Software Developer | Michael Chen's LinkedIn

Albert Cao

Albert Cao
Software Developer | Albert Cao's LinkedIn

Danielle Yang

Danielle Yang
Software Developer | Danielle Yang's LinkedIn

Eugenia Chen

Eugenia Chen
Software Developer | Eugenia Chen's LinkedIn

Lam Tran

Lam Tran
Software Developer | Lam Tran's LinkedIn

Lauren Ho

Lauren Ho
Software Developer

Gene Wang

Gene Wang
Software Developer | Gene Wang's LinkedIn

Ashwin Saxena

Ashwin Saxena
Software Developer | Ashwin Saxena's LinkedIn

Matthew Walowski

Matthew Walowski
Software Developer | Matthew Walowski's LinkedIn

Ashank Behara

Ashank Behara
Software Developer | Ashank Behara's LinkedIn

Aditya Jain

Aditya Jain
Academy Member

Amit Sawhney

Amit Sawhney
Software Developer | Amit Sawhney's LinkedIn

Andy Wong

Andy Wong
Software Developer | Andy Wong's LinkedIn

Archna Sobti

Archna Sobti
Academy Member | Archna Sobti's LinkedIn

Arman Rafati

Arman Rafati
Software Developer | Arman Rafati's LinkedIn

Ayan Mallik

Ayan Mallik
Software Developer | Ayan Mallik's LinkedIn

Daniel Moon

Daniel Moon
Software Developer | Daniel Moon's LinkedIn

Faith Losbanes

Faith Losbanes
Product Designer | Faith Losbanes's LinkedIn

Ishaan Sharma

Ishaan Sharma
Academy Member

Jeffrey Tang

Jeffrey Tang
Software Developer | Jeffrey Tang's LinkedIn

Kelly Dunleavy

Kelly Dunleavy
Software Developer | Kelly Dunleavy's LinkedIn

Leonardo Galindo

Leonardo Galindo
Software Developer | Leonardo Galindo's LinkedIn

Luciana Toledo-López

Luciana Toledo-López
Software Developer | Luciana Toledo-López's LinkedIn

Nayonika Roy

Nayonika Roy
Software Developer | Nayonika Roy's LinkedIn

Neha Konjeti

Neha Konjeti
Academy Member | Neha Konjeti's LinkedIn

Riya Jain

Riya Jain
Academy Member | Riya Jain's LinkedIn

Vasu Chalasani

Vasu Chalasani
Academy Member | Vasu Chalasani's LinkedIn

Alumni

Alvin Wu

Alvin Wu
Co-Founder | Alvin Wu's LinkedIn

Varun Munjeti

Varun Munjeti
Co-Founder | Varun Munjeti's LinkedIn

Timothy Ko

Timothy Ko
Co-Director | Timothy Ko's LinkedIn

David Chang

David Chang
Co-Director | David Chang's LinkedIn

Angad Garg

Angad Garg
Co-Director | Angad Garg's LinkedIn

Roy Chiu

Roy Chiu
Co-Director | Roy Chiu's LinkedIn

Doris Zhao

Doris Zhao
Community Director

Hana Rimawi

Hana Rimawi
Community Director | Hana Rimawi's LinkedIn

Helena Chi

Helena Chi
Director of External Relations | Helena Chi's LinkedIn

Xuan Li

Xuan Li
Product Manager | Xuan Li's LinkedIn

Alex Wu

Alex Wu
Product Manager | Alex Wu's LinkedIn

Josh Burke

Josh Burke
Product Manager | Josh Burke's LinkedIn

Betty Shen

Betty Shen
Product Manager | Betty Shen's LinkedIn

Alan Fang

Alan Fang
Product Manager | Alan Fang's LinkedIn

David Wang

David Wang
Tech Lead | David Wang's LinkedIn

Jeff Delonge

Jeff Delonge
Tech Lead | Jeff Delonge's LinkedIn

Aria Malkani

Aria Malkani
Tech Lead | Aria Malkani's LinkedIn

Megha Mallya

Megha Mallya
Tech Lead | Megha Mallya's LinkedIn

Josh Byster

Josh Byster
Tech Lead | Josh Byster's LinkedIn

Aryn Harmon

Aryn Harmon
Tech Lead | Aryn Harmon's LinkedIn

Chloe Chan

Chloe Chan
Product Designer | Chloe Chan's LinkedIn

Alan Ren

Alan Ren
Software Developer | Alan Ren's LinkedIn

Andrew Liang

Andrew Liang
Software Developer | Andrew Liang's LinkedIn

Amanda Wang

Amanda Wang
Software Developer | Amanda Wang's LinkedIn

Jeffy Lin

Jeffy Lin
Software Developer | Jeffy Lin's LinkedIn

Nithin Rajkumar

Nithin Rajkumar
Software Developer | Nithin Rajkumar's LinkedIn

Melody Felix

Melody Felix
Software Developer | Melody Felix's LinkedIn

Skyler Shi

Skyler Shi
Software Developer | Skyler Shi's LinkedIn

Prashant Pokhriyal

Prashant Pokhriyal
Software Developer | Prashant Pokhriyal's LinkedIn

Karthik Shankar

Karthik Shankar
Software Developer | Karthik Shankar's LinkedIn

Teja Kotha

Teja Kotha
Software Developer | Teja Kotha's LinkedIn

Dean Lin

Dean Lin
Software Developer | Dean Lin's LinkedIn

Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson
Software Developer