Our Team

The Carpentries Team

Meet Carpentries staff and others who work with us


We work in teams to manage our day to day work and our large projects. Read more about who is on each team and what each team does.

Kari L. Jordan, PhD

Acting Executive Director
Business Team Lead

Erin Becker, PhD

Associate Director
Curriculum Team Lead

François Michonneau, PhD

Senior Director of Technology
Infrastructure Team Lead

Zhian N. Kamvar, PhD

Lesson Infrastructure Technology Developer

Talisha Sutton-Kennedy

Administrative Specialist

SherAaron Hurt

Deputy Director of Workshops and Meetings
Workshops Team Lead

Serah Njambi Rono

Director of Community Development and Engagement
Community Development Team Lead

Omar Khan

Communications Manager

Maneesha Sane

Quality Assurance Manager

Karen Word, PhD

Director of Instructor Training
Instructor Training Team Lead

Elizabeth Williams

Director of Membership
Membership Team Lead

Angelique van Rensburg, PhD

Regional Consultant for Southern Africa