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Richard Price
Richard did a Ph.D at Oxford in philosophy, where he was a Fellow of All Souls College. His thesis was in the philosophy of perception. Prior to that, he did a BA at Oxford in philosophy, politics, and economics.
Ben Lund
Ben studied Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Before joining Academia.edu, Ben worked for Nature and as a freelance web developer building web applications for researchers and medics.
David Judd
David majored in Computer Science at Columbia and then worked for Yodle in New York before joining Academia.edu in October 2012.
Nate Sullivan
Nate studied Philosophy and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining Academia.edu in July 2013.
Kevin Wu
Kevin received his BS and MS from UCSD, where he studied Computational Biology. He enjoys long walks on the beach and piña coladas.
Adnan Akil
Product Director
Adnan received his BS and MS in Bioengineering from UCSD and UCI. He enjoys getting caught in the rain.
George Bashi
George graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in music informatics and received a Masters in Creative Software Systems. He enjoys programming and learning Americanisms.
Michael Phillips
Mike studied CS and Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoys rock climbing, road trips, and camping in the woods.
Ashley John
People Operations
Ashley studied history at UC Berkeley and enjoys working out early in the morning.
Kate Miltenberger
User Operations
Kate graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English Writing and French. She likes rock climbing, speaking French, and the orchid on her desk.
Patrick Brinich-Langlois
Patrick majored in music and psychology at St. Olaf College. He likes effective altruism, dance, and public transport.
Sambridi Gautam
Sambridi received her BS in Computer Science from BYU. She enjoys photography, reading and traveling.
Conway Anderson
VP of Product
Conway studied at UC Berkeley. Prior to Academia.edu, he worked at Pandora.com and GoodGuide.
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