Kani Munidasa
Co-Founder & CEO

Prior to Code Chrysalis, Kani was a senior executive of strategy and enablement at Pivotal Labs, where he helped industry leaders transform the way they build software, innovate, and disrupt businesses.

Yan Fan
Co-Founder & CTO

Yan has worked as an engineer at Ayasdi, an instructor for a prep programming course run by a leading Silicon Valley bootcamp, and CTO of a coding bootcamp in Jordan. Before she embarked on her career in technology, she worked in commodities trading. She holds degrees in Economics and Arabic from Dartmouth College.

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Felix Kirmse
Senior Educational Software Engineer

Felix, a German native, brings with him a diverse technical background. He previously was developing software for a company producing embedded measuring devices, where he created an array of internal and customer-facing tools for the company.

Krista Moroder
Educational Software Engineer

Krista spent a decade in education, first as an English teacher and then as an administrator. Prior to Code Chrysalis, Krista was a full-stack software engineer at a Silicon Valley startup and spearheaded curriculum creation for organizations including Sony and Google. On the side, she runs a video production company.

Melanie Taylor
Director of English Curriculum

Melanie is a freelance Japanese-English translator, interpreter, and language instructor. She enjoys facilitating communication and interesting projects, which are often connected to education and performing arts. Born & raised in New Zealand, Melanie worked in Japan for thirteen years, then studied in Australia for three years to gain a Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies degree. She is currently based in her hometown, Auckland, and frequently travels for project work.

Co-CKO (Chief Kawaii Officer)

Hailing from San Francisco, Hana saw the aftermath of the dot-com bust and the subsequent resurgence of Silicon Valley as a tech boom town. She enjoys long walks, frozen pizza crusts, and being the center of attention.

Co-CKO (Chief Kawaii Officer)

At less than two years old, Meow is Code Chrysalis's youngest team member. Although a relative newcomer to tech, Meow is becoming a pro at standing on keyboards and swiping on iPads. She enjoys chin scratches and dislikes cats.

Co-CKO (Chief Kawaii Officer)

An expert coder with over 7 years of documented experience. She loves yarn and playing on bookshelf. She solves threading problems by using sleep(). Actually she solves every problem that way. She's into cryptocurrencies, but does not like DogeCoin.


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Jason Miller
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