Cell-Ed | Team
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We are technologists, educators, designers, entrepreneurs, and community practitioners. Together, we work to bring skills training to the palm of anyone’s hand.

Cell-Ed Team

Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami, PhD
Founder & CEO
Jessica is an impact entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience designing and delivering relevant tech to global markets. Her on-the-ground experience in over 40 countries stems from her rigorous attention to customer needs.
Sonali Joshi, MBA
Chief Operations
Sonali brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, operations, finance, marketing, program implementation and social innovation.
Vis Naidoo, MEd
Chief EdTech Officer
Vis is a leader in educational technology, open and distance learning, organizational development and building partnerships whose worldwide work spans the corporate, non-profit, government and university sectors.
Sebastian Ricaldoni, MS
Chief Software Architect
Sebastian is a full stack engineer and software developer who joins Cell-Ed after working with IBM, Hewlett Packard and a Silicon Valley medtech start up.
Camille Gommeaux
Program Director
Camille oversees strategic partnerships and contributes to user experience design for Cell-Ed products. Graduate with an emphasis in global health and information communication technology and development (ICTD).
Pilar Gomez-Marmolejo, MA
Head Teacher
Pilar is dedicated to developing more meaningful and sustainable ways to combine adult education and mLearning. She has been with Cell-Ed since the beginning, leading recruitment efforts, participant interviews and assessments.
Lindsay Messoline, MA
Curriculum Director
Lindsay, the "Voice of Cell-Ed," has worked in adult education for over 15 years – in the US and Mexico. She is a recognized educator specializing in adult literacy and Spanish grammar, and has extensive experience with immigrant and at-risk learners.
Megan Nitzsche
Curriculum Developer
Megan is an experienced English Language Learning instructor with over eight years in the field. Prior to Cell-Ed, she built literacy skills for low-income students, and taught original curriculum to international high school students.
Jeff Bruner
Technology Director
Jeff is a process technology expert with over 25 years of experience having worked for Hewlett Packard and Intel Corporation.
Mario Rodriguez
Software Developer
Mario worked for 10 years at IBM as a developer, Linux administrator and Team Leader. Experienced in developer shells, awk, Perl, Python, PHP, Javascript (JQuery and Bootstrap inclusive,) C, C++ and Java ( Servlets, JSP, JSF, with WebLogic, Tomcat, Glassfish, Websphere and GUI apps with Java ) in Ford Motos Inc., Technisys, Workout and Cetelem.
Paulo Canale
Software Developer
Paulo is a Systems Analyst from UTN. He has 10+ years of experience working for companies such as JP Morgan (Brazil), Mastercard and Mercedes Benz. He has a background in backend software development mainly with Java technologies and relational databases. He also has experience with BigData projects.
Navodita KC
As part of the operations team, Navodita is working to build partnership success worldwide. Prior to Cell-Ed she worked in finance and received her Masters in Public Health.
Nuri Bruner
Customer Success
A recent graduate in political economy, Nuri is passionate about the intersection between global relations, social impact and technology. With his extensive travel, he supports Cell-Ed's research, marketing and sales efforts in the US and worldwide.
Shannon Tanner, MA
Shannon has been teaching English professionally since 2006. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua and Belize before obtaining her Master's Degree in TESOL. Shannon likes to keep busy and currently holds four positions in the language education field.
Maddie Kiely, MA
Curriculum Developer
Maddie works with the curriculum development team as a translator for Cell-Ed. With an education in Spanish and philosophy, and editorial experience in bilingual publications, she believes that no detail is too small.
Jennifer Kobrin, M.S.Ed
Curriculum Developer
Jennifer joined Cell-Ed as a curriculum developer in September 2017, with a focus on workforce readiness. Her experience in adult education includes a position as Director at the City of Philadelphia's Office of Adult Education, and teaching adult English Language Learners.


Dr Sue Smalley
Co-Founder, Author, Professor Emeritus
Kevin Wall
Co-Founder, Digital Entrepreneur
Lynda Talgo
COO, EBay, HP, Facebook
Ambassador Carmen Lomellin
Principal, Lomellin Global Partners, LLC
Patti Constantakis
Director, Adult Learning Inititatives at Digital Promise
Yigal Kerszenbaum
Director, Employment Technology Fund / Rockefeller
Karla Perez-Mendoza
Educational Research and Bilingual Educator
Gloria Lau
Equity Partner, Data Collective
Cristina M. Regalado
Design and Strategy
Haigler Enterprises International
Workforce Development