We’ve talked a lot over the past few weeks about preserving the human element when using technology (read all about it here and here). With this in mind, we’d like to introduce ourselves – the team behind the tech.

We work pretty well as a team. Together we’ve memorized the office snack schedule, perfected the art of making mocha coffees and have killer zoom-background game. There is currently an office pool on how many articles of Nimbus branded clothing Will has – if you’d like to get in on the action send an email to support@nimbuslearning.com.

Will Liu, member of the tech team, smiles into the camera, He is wearing a blue checkered shirt

Will Liu

Founder & CEO

William Liu is the Founder and CEO of Nimbus Learning. Having a mind for entrepreneurship, William started his first business when he was 14. Now, Will directs his passion for business towards supporting educational communities.

“People who have a passion for teaching can make a difference in people who are wanting to better themselves,” William says. “These things and these experiences along with my passion for entrepreneurship just kind of made me say, you know what, let's build something. Let's build this learning platform where people that want to teach and learn can connect with each other.”

Ben Attal, member of the tech team, stands in a white checkered shirt smiling into the camera

Ben Attal

Co-Founder & COO

Ben Attal is the co-founder and COO of Nimbus. Playing a role in the leadership team of Nimbus, Ben is an advocate for finding technology-driven ways to build relationships between teachers and students.

“In about October of 2017 when Nimbus first launched to students at McGill…literally, my only job for the first three or four months was doing class announcements in every classroom at McGill and handing out hundreds upon hundreds, maybe thousands of flyers,” Ben remembers. “I saw that what Nimbus was doing was really filling a void at the university that I really aligned with.”

Development Team

Haruki Moriguchi, a member of the tech team, stands in a blue collared shirt

Haruki Moriguchi

Chief Technology Officer

Haruki Moriguchi is the Chief Technology Officer for Nimbus Learning. Focusing mainly on making the behind-the-scenes development for the Nimbus platform, Haruki has been with Nimbus since the very start.

Haruki loves building the Nimbus offerings. Identifying ways to improve on the application, finding ways to implement these improvements, and then making them happen is what he thrives on.

Aaron Lee, a member of the tech team, stands smiling into the camera. He is wearing a white collared white and brown glasses.

Aaron Lee

Lead Front End Developer

Aaron Lee is the Lead Front End Developer for Nimbus. Focusing on the user interface designs, Aaron has been with Nimbus since the very beginning. He majored in Mathematics and Computer Science at McGill University when he was approached by Will to start a tutoring company.

“At the beginning it went from just the whiteboard…just drawing everything down,” Remembers Aaron. “[Now] I like…working with users and getting direct feedback. It's always pretty cool. They'll give us feedback because they work really closely with our customer support. So whenever there's a bug or there's anything that the users don't like we get the feedback and we'll have a meeting about it and go through all the bugs … depending on what feedbacks we get we'll pump out different features”.

Abhinav Bhandari

Front End Developer

Abhinav Bhandari is a Front End Developer for Nimbus Learning. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Abhi originally heard of Nimbus while studying computer science at McGill University.

Abhi is passionate about using technology to make education more accessible & affordable for students around the world. Before he formally joined Nimbus, and while working as a data scientist in Tokyo, Abhi developed a tool to help teachers correct grammar in students’ essays.

Angus, a member of the Nimbus Tech Team, stands infront of a grey wall. He has medium-length black hair and black glasses. He is wearing a navy blue and white hooded sweater.

Angus Fan

Front-End Mobile Developer

Angus Fan is a front-end mobile developer for Nimbus Learning. He plays a huge role in creating the visuals, buttons, and layouts that give the Nimbus mobile app that seamless and flexible experience.

“There's not just one way to do something in programming,” says Angus. “I like just trying to think about how you're going to do something and then implementing it and seeing the plan come into action. I think that's what's really cool about [my job].”

Partnership Success Team

Kristina Zabelin

Manager of Partner Success

Kristina Zabelin is the partnership associate with Nimbus Learning, where she works with current clients to introduce new services and ensure that they're satisfied with the Nimbus Platform. She also provides troubleshooting and program support to our clients if they do run into problems.

“I’ve been a tutor for a very long time [and] I've also worked for a university and liked the administration,” says Kristina of her decision to join Nimbus. “I think understanding how you can find better tools to improve the tutoring process is always important, and is why I was interested to learn about the Nimbus technology and see how it works... that’s what got me excited.”

Patrick is a member of the tech team and a partnership advisor. He looks into the camera, smiling, wearing a maroon shirt and circular glasses.

Patrick Arevalo

Partnership Associate

Patrick Arevalo is a Partnership Associate with Nimbus Learning, playing a large role in ensuring that Nimbus’s partners have everything they need to support their tutoring and mentorship programs. Previously the Peer Tutoring Coordinator for the University of Manitoba Student Union, Patrick knows first-hand what it takes to develop and run a good program.

“It's amazing, the versatility of it and the system and how everything flows from one thing to another,” says Patrick of how he likes working with the Nimbus platform. “That’s what I really enjoy.”

Business Development Team

Christian Mihaylov is part of the tech team. He stands infront of a grey background wearing a navy blue sweater over a light blue collared shirt.

Christian Mihaylov

Business Development Representative

Christian is the Business Development Representative at Nimbus Learning and is currently studying at the Ted Rogers School of Management, specializing in economics management and science. While at Nimbus, Christian splits his time between developing relationships with new clients and supporting the programs that have been implemented with current partners.

“It's a little bit different than I thought because it's almost like you're part of their team,” says Christian about working with Nimbus’s partners. “You're like, ‘oh, now I'm on your team and I'm here to help you’. It's cool...working with other established companies. It's interesting, it's fun.”

Dima Sammur

Sales and Partnerships Associate

Dima Sammur is the sales and partnerships associate for Nimbus.⁣ Currently, in her final year of the Business Management program at Ryerson University, Dima is studying how to develop agile, responsive businesses. ⁣

“If we had some sort of mentorship or tutoring up while I was in my first year that might have helped me out a lot,” says Dima. “So reading [Nimbus’s] mission statement and the vision, I felt like I really connected to it.”

Communications Team

Jennifer Palfi

Marketing Manager

Jenn is the Social Media Coordinator for Nimbus Learning. When not creating those awesome animated stories you see on our social media pages, Jenn studies digital enterprise management at the University of Toronto Mississauga and runs her own greeting card company, Paper Protege . ⁣

“What drew me to Nimbus is the fact that I am a student and I understand the struggle…when I first got into university I was really lost…if I struggled with a class there was no way that I could find a tutor easily or connect with people,” says Jenn. “Having Nimbus as a tool for students and letting them know that this is a resource they can use drew me to the company.”
Emma Jones is a member of the tech team. She sits wearing a dark purple shirt infront of a coloured background

Emma Jones

Content Creation Lead

Emma is the Content Creation and Marketing Intern for Nimbus, focusing on writing and developing content (like this post!) that attempt to engage and inform members of the educational community. Having been a student tutor while in her undergrad at UofT, Emma is passionate about Nimbus’s goal to develop and nurture connections between students and educators.

Outside of helping to develop Nimbus’s blog (Go read it now!), Emma counts her greatest accomplishments as cutting back to two cups of coffee a day, teaching her mom’s dog to rollover, and successfully owning a plant for more than a year without it dying.

Nimbus Learning now offers an online tutoring platform which allows students virtual access to academic support and mentorship. Click here to find out more.

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