Our Team

First and foremost, we are educators.

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Reuben Ogbonna, Co-Founder, Programs

Reuben Ogbonna is Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer of The Marcy Lab School. For the past seven years, Reuben has served low-income students of color as a math teacher, school leader, and leadership coach. During the summer of 2015, he served as a Teaching Fellow at the Flatiron School. In this role, Reuben taught introductory web development courses for high school students with little to no prior experience in computer science. Reuben believes in the innate ingenuity of young people and their ability to source solutions to their own problems if given the proper tools.

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Maya Bhattacharjee, co-founder, operations

Maya Bhattacharjee-Marcantonio is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The Marcy Lab School. She has devoted her career to centering and uplifting students throughout New York. She started her career on Marcy Avenue as an English teacher and instructional coach at Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Academy. Since then, she has served as a Director of School Culture, a literacy curriculum specialist, and most recently, a Program Director at Teach For America. In 2018, Maya was selected for the HELM Social Design Studio Fellowship, traveling to Ethiopia to advocate for the rights of migrant youth and women.

David Wysoki, Founding Board

David Wysoki is a securities lawyer, tech inclusion advocate, and native New Yorker. Most recently, David was Deputy General Counsel of Axonic Capital, a fixed income asset management firm with $2 billion in assets under managment.


Nadja Shaw, Founding Board

Nadja Shaw currently leads the learning and development strategy for the tech workforce accelerator, Trilogy Education Services. She is a Harlem native who has previously served as a K-6 teacher and school leader. As founder of Collective Ideation Consulting, LLC, Nadja seeks to support teams, organizations, and leaders identify strategy aligned to Diversity, Equity, Inclusiveness (DEI), learning needs, and leadership development.

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Imani HOpe, founding Board

Imani Hope is the Managing Director of Community Affairs at Teach For America - New York. Imani is a former educator with a breadth of experience in community organizing, public policy, and non-profit leadership.


Tyler Lambe, Advisory Board

Tyler Lambe is a seasoned software engineer, educator and entrepreneur. Most recently, Tyler was a Managing Director at Hack Reactor, a leading software engineering school. He has extensive experience bootstrapping, operating and scaling immersive education programs across the country.

Aaron Glover, founding Board

Aaron Glover is an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase and Co, working in US Equity Sales. He brings ten years of financial services experience and a passion for mentorship to the Marcy Lab School Board of Directors.

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Yang Su, Advisory Board

Yang Su is currently a Technical Lead at Quip, where he works on a modern productivity suite used by many of the world's top companies. Previously, Yang was an engineer at Coursera, helping the company realizing its mission of delivering world class education to everyone. Yang grew up in China's Inner Mongolia and studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Duke University.