Jake Cha

Executive Director & Founder || he/him/his

Jake lives in the intersection of design, technology, and education. As the Executive Director, Jake’s role is to help shape the vision of IDOT and support the directors with accomplishing their goals. He enjoys karaoke, baking, and making snarky comments at poorly designed logos on the freeway.

Email for questions about the mission, program details, recruitment, or press requests.

Josh Mao

Director of Internal Relations || he/him/his

Josh is a human-centered designer interested in environmental psychology, tangible interaction, and human-environment studies. As the Director of Internal Relations, Josh acts as the liaison between all high school chapters and the board of directors; he manages any chapter-related tasks including overseeing competitions communicating with student leadership, and distributing official announcements. In his free time, Josh competes on the Cal Climbing Team, blogs on Medium, and produces music.

Email for questions and concerns related to student life, chapter-related inquiries, or communications for the board of directors.

Kenneth Wang

Director of External Relations || he/him/his

Kenneth is a student who has always been interested in improving education accessibility for all. As the Director of External Relations, Kenneth is in charge of setting-up partnerships with businesses and organizations to expand the quality of resources that IDOT students have access to. In his free time, Kenneth enjoys playing Teamfight Tactics, reading Wikipedia plot summaries, and scrolling through Tik Tok.

Email for questions and concerns regarding organizational partnerships, sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities.

Andrea Chisholm

Director of Philanthropy || she/her/hers

Andrea is a student interested in using HCD to help evolve educational technology. As the Director of Philanthropy, Andrea is in charge of ensuring that all students have the ability to participate in IDOT regardless of their financial background. She also oversees legal and financial operations. In her free time, she likes to relearn her old instruments, make random spreadsheets, and bother her cat.

Email for questions regarding financial aid, reimbursements, and legal questions.

Phi Diep

Director of Education, Visual Design || she/her/hers