Meet The Team

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Sophie Finke

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

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Sophie is currently attending Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, and has previously worked as a Strategy Intern for Aeris as well as an App Developer for Seimans. Sophie and her co-founder started this project their freshman year through the Grand Challenges Program. Her goal with this project is to help foster youth succeed and learn in a fun and engaging manner. In her free time, Sophie loves to ski and is becoming a certified yoga instructor.

Sam Shapiro

Product Manager

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Sam is currently attending Georgia Institute of Technology as a computer science major. He has previously worked at Planet X Logistics as a Business Intelligence Analyst, Boeing as an IT Analyst Intern, and  Ultimate Software as a Software Engineering Intern. Sam manages video game development for the company, and is excited to be able to teach students valuable life skills in a way that suits their learning needs. In his free time, Sam likes to play the drums, make music, and ski. 

Jon Faris

Curriculum Director

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Jon is a recent graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, and will be attending University of Colorado Boulder in their PhD program. He has previously worked as a Research Assistant at Georgia Tech, a Program Engineer for Exxon, in the Business Ops and R&D for Albermarle. Jon is excited to be the Curriculum Director for Foursquare after volunteering at the in-person events hosted in the past. Jon loved seeing the excitement of the children and wants to bring that to them digitally. In his free time, Jon loves to read, hike, and play disc golf. 

Jacobo

Business Intern

Jacobo is a rising freshman at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2020. He works on business logistics, research, and website design. Jacobo is looking forward to bringing Foursquare not only to foster kids in Georgia, but also to youth in Colorado and beyond. Golfing and researching stocks takes up most of Jacobo's free time.

Tess

Communications Intern

Tess will be a freshman at Davidson College in North Carolina this fall. She is responsible for website design, monthly newsletters, and marketing. Tess is excited to bring the company to an online platform where she hopes to spread awareness of the educational deficit in terms of financial literacy. In her free time, Tess likes to ride horses and hike.