Andrea comes from the public service design world working previously at the City of Boston branding SMEs and initiatives and more recently at Participle where she designed new services that tackled social issues in the UK. She was fortunate to stumble upon Heat Seek’s co-founders at the Big Apps launch and will be working on the design of the app and helping out on the UX.


Hardware Engineer

Harold studied mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering at MIT before coming to New York. He now works at Ringly, building software that talks to smart jewelry. He used to build guitar pedals as a hobby, but is now using those skills for civic good instead of musical evil, building Heat Seek’s sensor systems.


Director of Programs

Anthony brings years of experience in non-profits focused on poverty and housing issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s from Yale University and comes more recently from work on issues of homelessness in Morningside Heights and Atlanta, GA.


Data Science

Jesse is a data scientist and software engineer who has worked for a number of tech startups in both New York City and Boston. A native of Maine, he received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science while studying in Canada and believes that organizations and companies like Heat Seek NYC can make a profound and positive impact on our world through the use of innovative technology and data analysis. He is strongly committed to Heat Seek’s mission and excited to be part of a brilliant and passionate team.


Data Visualization

Emily is a freelance data visualizer based in Brooklyn, New York.


Business Development

Jarryd comes to Heat Seek NYC with several years of experience as a corporate finance advisor. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the Wharton School. As Biz Dev Lead, Jarryd is focused on refining Heat Seek NYC's message and building the community and organizational ties we need to maximize our social impact.



Katie is a software engineer and comedian, and contributes to the user experience design and implementation of Heat Seek.


Full Stack

Michael is a software engineer and product manager who started writing code after dropping out of a philosophy PhD program. He found Heat Seek NYC through Kickstarter, and, after pledging, he decided to see how else he could contribute to this amazing project. He enjoys cooking, building twitterbots, and fantasy baseball, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and baby daughter.



Megan has a background in sustainable development and environmental law. After graduating from the University of Florida with a B. Design, she worked for an architecture firm as a project manager and designer. In 2008, she moved to New York to earn an M.S. in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute. Since then, Megan has analyzed energy efficiency financing programs, tracked building metrics, and reported on green building barriers. During law School, Megan interned for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Citizens Housing & Planning Council, Enterprise Community Partners, and Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A. She graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2013 and began a legal fellowship with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.


Circuit Design

Doyun is a graduate student at Columbia University. He's doing research on low power digital circuits. He is cheating on his research with heat seek nyc team, contributing to the hardware design. :) He is also interested in embedded systems, mobile app development and anything creative.


Data Science

Ding loves data. As a data scientist and founder of Smart Data Net, he develops business intelligence tools to help users stay on top of key business indicators with real-time data. Ding started his career at the UPenn School of Medicine and has help develop business intelligence systems for organizations such as the American Institute of Physics, NBC, Estee Lauder, and Adobe. Ding holds one Masters degree in Telecommunications and Computer Science from UPenn and a Second Masters in Polymer Chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing. In his spare time, Ding enjoys programming animations and creating digital art with his two daughters.



As Lead Front-end developer, Ethan works with a great team of designers and developers, to build an efficient website for all users.


Social Media

Rachel is a samurai without a master, a freelance jack-of-all-trades with an interest in further pursuing digital and social media marketing. She is incredibly excited to join such a smart and talented group of people and help augment their social media reach.


Goverment Relations

As part of the Heat Seek NYC team Caroline works to establish relationships with local government agencies and elected officials who can help Heat Seek NYC make New York City a warmer, safer place to live. Caroline is currently pursuing a graduate degree in public policy analysis and public finance at NYU Wagner.


Data Science

Bryan is a social psychology graduate student at NYU. He is a fan of open science, works in Python and R, plays the guitar, and likes broccoli. His goal is to help people make better decisions using data, and he thinks Ruby is the cutest programming language. In his free time, he asks people on the internet stupid questions like whether dinosaurs have souls.


Full Stack Engineering

From the project's beginning Tristan's been in charge of user experience as well as sharing back-end developing duties with William. He has been with the project since its inception at the Flatiron School, and got the project its first user.