Our Team

Students are a core part of what makes Hack4Impact. We have a dedicated, passionate, and intelligent group of students working on important social impact projects.


Elizabeth Slade
Hack4Impact Co-Director and Co-Founder
"Starting Hack4Impact has been my favorite part of college. I am passionate about using technology to improve the lives of others and it's been fun building a community around this mission."

Smeet Patel
Hack4Impact Co-Director and Co-Founder
"We are a team of motivated and smart individuals who are all working towards this common mission of improving the world. It's been a pleasure seeing everyone grow and learn along the way."

Jason Banks
Junior Director, Junior Project Manager and Software Engineer

Cici Chen
Junior Project Manager, VP of Marketing and Software Engineer
"I’m from Taiwan and I'm studying Computer Science and Neuroscience at Boston University. I aspire to build technology and utilize my knowledge in neurology for social good, giving back to our community and to those who are not as privileged as we are. I really enjoy the arts (and FOOD), including architecture, dance, and cheer."

Michael Hendrick
Technology Advisor


Yaan (Dan) Tzi Kan
Project Manager and VP of Recruiting

Melissa Lin
Project Manager and VP of Recruiting

Elyse Kaczmarek
Project Manager and VP of Sponsorship


Manuja Desilva
Software Engineer and Tech Lead

Quang Nyugen
Software Engineer

Arnav Gupta
Software Engineer


Keshav Maheshwari
Software Engineer
"Hey! I am an aspiring entrepreneur passionate about building projects that would improve our long-term chances of survival and make our future more exciting. I like reading fiction books, solving difficult problems, and coding at Hackathons. Reach out to me if you're open to being roommates on Mars!!!"

Maha Alrashed
Software Engineer

Seiya Kobayashi
Software Engineer





Sheila Jimenez Morejon
Software Engineer
"I was born and raised in Mexico City. I am a rising sophomore at BU, majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. My other interests include puns, running, martial arts and petting dogs."

Zhenghui Wang
Software Engineer
"I enjoy helping people! The potential of technology is seemingly limitless, and I am curious to how I can utilize what I’ve learned to benefit society as a whole"

Yunhan (Hannah) Huang
Software Developer
"I’m a junior studying Computer Science. I’m interested in software development and data science."