Meet the Brisk Team

We are a diverse group of technologists, educators, and parents, all united by a passion to improve the lives of educators. With over a decade of collective teaching experience and roles at leading education technology companies like the Chan Zuckerberg Institute, Seesaw Learning, PBS Kids, NoRedInk, Panorama Education, GoGuardian, and Edulastic, we deeply understand what educators need. Our aim is simple: to lighten the workload for teachers so they can spend more time doing what they love - teaching, not administrative tasks.

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Arman Jaffer

Arman is a computer scientist with a deep-seated passion for empowering educators through technology. After earning his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, Arman's career took him from the White House's Office of the CTO to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where he played a pivotal role in leading the development and launch of the Notebooks project. Arman founded Brisk to increase the capacity of educators and finish what he started with Notebooks.

Corey Crouch

Corey has over two decades of experience in education and innovation- in her early career she was a high school English teacher, instructional coach, and principal in public and charter schools in Houston, Texas. More recently, Corey embraced leading big-picture change as the national Managing Director of School and District Success at Gradient Learning where she partnered closely with tech teams at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Tom Whitnah

Tom brings two decades of engineering experience in consumer products and EdTech. Before Brisk, Tom worked for five years as a principal engineer and engineering manager for Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's Summit Learning Platform, four years as the engineering manager for the Facebook Search Product Team, six years as a staff engineer on multiple Facebook product teams and four years as senior engineer for Yahoo! Search.