John William served as a Youth Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru. With a background in tech startups and development economics, he founded Jump Finance with the vision of helping his former students, and millions of others finance their education.
Mia is a User Experience Designer based in New York City, specializing in mobile app design, responsive design, and content strategy. When not designing for Jump Finance, she leads UX Design at Shine, another mission-driven company working to make self-care and meditation more representative and accessible.
Benaz has over a decade of product development, e-commerce, and digital marketing experience. She has managed large cross-functional teams from strategy all the way through to execution on numerous international and financial services projects, as well as projects for brands such as Ford, car2go, Bloomingdale's, and Uniqlo.
As a former leader of The Gambian National Youth Parliament and Professor at The Gambia University, Samba has seen firsthand the painful financial choices students have to make. With a background in international development and higher education, he oversees Jump Finance’s rollout in West Africa.
As a former foreign student, Jude has experienced the difficulties of financing her education. This experience motivated her to give other students the chance to pursue opportunities they otherwise may not have access to. Jude is currently pursuing her BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Semeon recently completed a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at UT Austin. He also holds a Master’s in human-computer interaction and machine learning from the iSchool at the University of Texas at Austin.
JP Allen has worked as a speechwriter, marketer, translator, and teacher. In addition to helping with Jump Finance's copywriting and marketing, he currently works at User Interviews, a startup that helps companies build better products through user research.