Our story

Cell-Ed tackles one of the world’s most intractable problems: teaching people the essential skills they need to thrive. Skills such as reading a child’s homework, searching the internet, communicating with confidence, managing time, and navigating health care. One in three people do not have these skills preventing pathways to better life, work, and health for all. Our science-based, radically accessible learning is proven to teach essential skills more effectively and in a fraction of time by delivering engaging micro-lessons, coaching, and certificates over messaging and audio across any mobile device.


Offered by partner organizations worldwide, Cell-Ed Solutions provide mobile-first pathways for people to acquire essential skills quickly and easily – especially in resource constrained environments. Learners simply listen to lessons across any device – even a basic phone with no internet connection or costly data plan needed. They text to demonstrate understanding of the lesson and can talk and text with Cell-Ed multilingual coaches, synchronously and asynchronously, to meet goals, earn certificates, and to access the information they need to succeed.


Launched in 2014, Cell-Ed is a global social enterprise. Through 1000+ partners in education, workforce, and health, Cell-Ed has reached over a million people in 54 countries and certified nearly 200,000 learners. We aim to reach millions more. Contact us to learn more.

Leadership Team

Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami, PhD
Founder & CEO
Sonali Joshi, MBA
Chief Operations
Sebastian Ricaldoni, MS
Chief Software Architect


Lynda Talgo
Director Global Operations, YouTube
Yigal Kerszenbaum
ETF, Jobs for the Future
Colman Chamberlain
GM, Unreasonable Group
John Duong
Founder & CEO at Kind Capital Partners
Paola Santana
Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation
Carmen Lomellin
Rob Estes
Actor, Director
Laura McCoolidge
Jessica Haselton
Dr. Gloria Lau
CEO, Alpha Medical
Monica Munn
Senior Director, Mariam Assefa Fund