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.

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

"I joined Hack4Impact because I wanted to work on impactful products with like-minded, dedicated, and talented people. Hack4Impact not only gave me those experiences, but also pushed me to improve professionally and personally. I hope to give others the same opportunities to grow while working on projects they love with people they love through Hack4Impact."

Roy Chiu '20 |

"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 |

Hana Rimawi
Community Director |

Helena Chi
Director of External Relations |

Arpan Laha
Product Manager |

Betty Shen
Product Manager |

Alan Fang
Product Manager |

Rebecca Xun
Product Manager |

Neeraj Aggarwal
Product Manager |

Josh Byster
Tech Lead |

Kelley Chau
Tech Lead |

Utkarsh Awasthi
Tech Lead |

Jacqueline Osborn
Tech Lead |

Yousef Ahmed
Tech Lead |

Evan Eckels
Product Research Lead |

Shreyas Mohan
Academy Lead |

Chloe Chan
Product Designer |

Phillip Kuo
Product Designer |

Tiffany Duong
Product Designer |

Aryn Harmon
Software Developer |

Daniel Choi
Software Developer |

Melody Felix
Software Developer |

Anooj Lal
Software Developer |

Michael Leon
Software Developer |

Michael Chen
Software Developer

Alice Fang
Software Developer |

Skyler Shi
Software Developer |

Albert Cao
Software Developer |

Danielle Yang
Software Developer |

Eugenia Chen
Software Developer |

Lam Tran
Software Developer |

Prashant Pokhriyal
Software Developer |

Sabelle Huang
Software Developer |

Kendall Hester
Software Developer |

Lauren Ho
Software Developer |

Gene Wang
Software Developer |

Angela Luo
Software Developer |

Brandon Wang
Software Developer |

Sahithi Muthyala
Software Developer |

Ashwin Saxena
Software Developer |

Matthew Walowski
Software Developer |

Ashank Behara
Software Developer |

Alumni

Alvin Wu
Co-Founder |

Varun Munjeti
Co-Founder |

Timothy Ko
Co-Director |

David Chang
Co-Director |

Angad Garg
Co-Director |

Doris Zhao
Community Director

Xuan Li
Product Manager |

Alex Wu
Product Manager |

Josh Burke
Product Manager |

David Wang
Tech Lead |

Jeff Delonge
Tech Lead |

Aria Malkani
Tech Lead |

Megha Mallya
Tech Lead |

Alan Ren
Software Developer |

Andrew Liang
Software Developer |

Amanda Wang
Software Developer |

Jeffy Lin
Software Developer |

Nithin Rajkumar
Software Developer |