Our team is made up of 79 of the brightest and most dedicated designers, software engineers, cartographers, and strategists in the world.
As CEO of Mapbox, Eric coordinates product and business development. Eric has been with the team since the start and splits his time working on projects in San Francisco and Washington DC.
Eric got his start in the mapping and open data space at Development Seed, building open source tools for international development agencies. He holds a master’s degree in international development from American University in Washington, DC, and has dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and international relations.
A long-time open source developer and accomplished artist, Young leads our engineering team with a breadth of experience building practical, functional, and beautiful applications.
Young’s methodical pursuit of elegant solutions to challenging technical problems spans his career. At Development Seed, he led development of Open Atrium and Managing News, open source products for group intranets and news aggregation that were acquired in 2010. Young is also an active maintainer and contributor to several Node.js-based open source projects.
Young is a graduate of Williams College with degrees in studio art and philosophy.
Bonnie leads operations at Mapbox, managing everything behind the scenes from budget planning to our daily finances, to contracts, to overall team logistics. One of her core roles is to design efficient internal systems to support our team and allow them to focus on building and running fast.
Bonnie is an active organizer coordinating the local monthly meetup GeoDC and larger annual conferences like OpenStreetMap’s State of the Map conference and FedGeoDay.
Previously Bonnie managed operations at Development Seed. She’s also worked as a journalist, a researcher, and an online writer for nonprofits in DC and in Latin America. Bonnie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from American University in Washington, DC.
Alex is an open data expert with years of practice in developing and implementing open data strategies and solutions on behalf of multinational organizations like the United Nations and World Bank. At Mapbox, he leads our data team to raise the availability and quality of freely accessible open data.
Before joining Mapbox, Alex was a developer and strategist for Development Seed. Prior to that, Alex managed information technology for an international development organization in Central America, where he became involved in the Central American open source community. In his free time, Alex has designed interactive robots and virtual reality interfaces, organized a traveling exhibit depicting life in Nicaragua and its sweatshops, and taken photos of his life and travels in Washington, DC, Nicaragua, and Austria.
Will is passionate about solid organization and honest communication, and enjoys helping people in the open source community get the most out of our work. He received degrees in film and visual arts and information technology at American University in Washington, D.C.
Ian works with the Mapbox engineering team contributing to a range of projects, from managing our cloud architecture to improving the TileMill application experience.
Prior to Mapbox, Ian co-founded Development Seed in 2003, where he was involved in everything from business and project management to code development and system administration. Ian began seriously developing on the web in the late 1990’s, and his work spans supporting small NGOs in Peru to helping the U.S. Department of Education and the World Bank create and release open source code.
As an undergraduate and graduate student at American University, Ian studied international relations and international development. He lives in Ayacucho, Peru.
Jeff is a senior member of the Mapbox engineering team. His work focuses improving web development processes and streamlining deployment and maintenance, often functioning as an infrastructure architect for the Mapbox platform.
Jeff is an active contributor to various open source projects and has given numerous presentations at local and international developer events. He was one of the co-creators of Open Atrium, a fully customizable open source intranet framework.
Prior to joining Development Seed in 2005, Jeff worked as a programmer and technology manager at a large labor organization and received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at American University in Washington, DC.
As part of our engineering team, Tom specializes in building interactive and creative open source mapping tools for Mapbox. He is a lead architect of our open source mapping stack, including TileMill, which combines Mapnik, Carto, Modest Maps, and other open source tools in a simple interface for designing custom maps. He’s also the lead developer behind Mapbox.js.
AJ is the lead cartographer at Mapbox. AJ works with open data to design beautiful custom maps, including the global street-level Mapbox Streets, based on data from OpenStreetMap.
AJ is also a skilled GIS developer who makes inventive use of open source mapping tools like CartoCSS, GDAL, and Mapnik to pioneer new techniques for designing maps for the web. AJ is active in many of these open source communities and participated in the first ever code sprint for Mapnik in London.
AJ received his degree from the Georgian College for Fine Arts near Toronto, Canada. His artwork has been on exhibition in multiple galleries in Canada.
Dane is a lead Mapnik developer, a charter member of OSGEO, a founding member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and in his former position as principal of dbsgeo.com worked on a range of projects leveraging new technology to address social and environmental problems and aid in disaster response and recovery.
Dane holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and environmental studies from Middlebury College.
Justin leads our Mobile team and brings a wealth of development and startup experience to Mapbox.
Justin has been programming professionally in the open source space since the late 90s and was critical in the formation and success of several technology startups, primarily in the web hosting industry, before running a consultancy for nearly five years building iOS, Mac, and web applications. Outside of Mapbox, Justin enjoys travel and wildlife photography. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Artem builds the core infrastructure behind Mapbox’s suite of mapping tools. He is the creator of Mapnik, the open source map renderer powering many open source mapping tools including Mapbox Studio and OpenStreetMap.
Artem is an open source advocate and enthusiast continueing to lead Mapnik’s core development and is actively involved in the OpenStreetMap community. He is a regular speaker at open source conferences such as State of the Map and FOSS4G. Prior to joining Mapbox he played a critical role in MapQuest Open’s launch on open source Mapnik and OpenStreetMap data.
Aterm has been involved in geospatial work since 1997. He has a Master’s degree in radio-electronics from the Moscow Institute of Aviation and currently lives with his family in Charlbury, England.
Saman is a designer at Mapbox. He is involved with the entire lifecycle of our products, from providing strategy and initial concept to consistently polishing the way our applications look and feel.
Saman is the creator of Maki, an open source icon library for geographic points of interest.
Saman studied studio art at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Besides being a designer at Mapbox, he is also an artist and comic maker.
As part of the design team at Mapbox, Tristen blends an eye for innovative design with solid experience in web development.
Prior to Mapbox Tristen designed intuitive, easy to use, and accessible user interfaces for websites, data visualizations, maps, and other online tools at Development Seed.
Tristen is also a trumpet player who enjoys jazz and composing and performing music. He earned a Bachelor’s of Art degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and later completed a residency at the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab.
He is working on pushing map rendering forward on the web and mobile devices. Konstantin holds a Master’s degree in IT Systems Engineering from Hasso Plattner Institute and specialized in multitouch and interactive personal fabrication devices. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
Matt is a data analyst. Specializing in processing large data sets that power our core maps. With a background in design and GIS, Matt is also an active contributor of our support and training efforts.
Before joining Development Seed, Matt worked as a freelance web designer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geographic information science from Michigan State University.
As a cartographer at Mapbox, Ian bridges experience working with large data sets and passion for beautiful design. He specializes in spatial data analysis and manipulation, using tools like GDAL, PostGIS, and Mapbox Studio.
Ian studied soil science at Georgetown University. He was a research assistant in Belize, traipsing through the rainforest to study ancient Mayan wetland agriculture, and performed undergraduate research in spatially-explicit soil erosion models.
When John is not working on one of his many open source projects, he’s likely hiking, biking, climbing, or playing a game of ultimate frisbee. John holds a degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Ruben is a data analyst specializing in street level data management at Mapbox. He’s a major contributor to OpenStreetMap, with significant contributions around the world and notably in cities in Brazil, Peru, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, and Burkina Faso.
Ruben led efforts to open up government data in Peru, working with the provincial government of Huamanga, Ayacucho to coordinate the release of street-level data, communicate its benefits, and showcase this through open mapping projects, such as creating the first map of the city’s public bus routes.
Before joining Mapbox, Ruben worked as a desktop and web application consultant and developer for small and medium sized organizations. Ruben studied Systems Engineering at the University National San Cristobal de Huamanga in Ayacucho, Peru.
Bobby is a data analyst and engineer at Mapbox where he uses open-source tools to create mapping visualizations. His work includes MapGrams, a tool to visualize Instagram photos on a map, and MeatText, an open-source iOS app that allows users to accurately share their location with friends.
Before joining Mapbox, Bobby worked as a GIS specialist at GreenInfo Network where he created both print and online maps for non-profits throughout California. Bobby graduated from The University of Vermont in the spring of 2011 where he studied geography. There, he also worked at the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab collaborating on a team that specialized in extracting features from satellite imagery.
Garrett is a designer and developer at Mapbox. He brings a strong vision to Mapbox products through his technical background, design sensibility, and history of crafting strong user experiences.
Before joining Mapbox, Garrett was an early part of the team at Opower where he saw through its growth as a startup. He has also been responsible for numerous other projects including mashups of child art and illustration, interventionist window doodles, and the addictive node.js powered social drawing game Doodle or Die.
Ryan is a multi-talented artist who uses his design, illustration, and animation skills to define the Mapbox visual identity and help us communicate to our users. Before working at Mapbox, Ryan was an interactive designer and character animator at National Geographic.
When he’s not at Mapbox, Ryan enjoys traveling on his motorcycle, playing music, and drawing & painting late into the night. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both interactive multimedia and animation from Ohio University.
Charlie is an imagery specialist at Mapbox, where he uses a variety of open-source tools to turn satellite photos into maps. He brings experience from many collaborative and community-oriented software projects, and has both formal and informal knowhow in visualizing geolocated data.
Before joining Mapbox, Charlie worked as a graphic designer, tutor, typographer, and freelance web developer, among other things. In his free time, he enjoys hiking – both natural and urban.
Dennis is an algorithm engineer at heart. He holds a master degree as well as a PhD in computer science. During his time in academia Dennis published a number of peer-reviewed academic papers on algorithm engineering problems related to route planning and mapping services.
Dennis is a regular contributor to OpenStreetMap and is the lead developer of Open Source Routing Machine, a high-performance routing engine.
Eric is a data artist and software developer. At Mapbox, he is working on improving the accuracy of the OpenStreetMap base map and on tools for creating innovative data visualizations on top of it.
Before joining Mapbox, Eric was an artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and prior to that was a software engineer on the Android team at Google. His maps have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and have been published in Wired, Popular Science, Best American Infographics, and many other print and online publications. He is particularly interested in using geographic data to understand and improve the pedestrian and transit experience in cities. He has a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Chicago and lives in Oakland, CA.
As a designer at Mapbox, Nicki fuses data visualization, intuitive interfaces, and clean typography into experiences that empower users to understand complex information.
Nicki is from Hong Kong, but has followed her passion for design to several major East Coast cities. Her experiences range from designing packaging and products for an e-reader accessories company in Boston to conducting user research on teen pregnancy prevention for the Baltimore City Health Department. Nicki holds a master’s degree in Graphic Design from MICA, where she developed her thesis, Play Math, on visualizing mathematical concepts through play. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sean is an engineer at Mapbox, working on core algorithmic and geospatial issues. He’s the creator of the successful Shapely and Fiona open-source GIS libraries, and one of the main authors of the GeoJSON specification.
Sean has worked on image analysis, linked historical data, education, topology, and software development. He’s a graduate of the University of Utah and Colorado State University with degrees in Physics and Atmospheric Science.
Mike Morris is an engineer with a wealth of experience in web development. He is one of the lead developers of prose.io and a contributor to geojson.io. His work focuses on user interaction and draws from his experience developing realtime applications using node.js. He is a strong advocate of open data and social justice and seeks to advance those causes through his work.
Mike is a native of Maryland where he earned his degree in Mass Communication from Towson University. On the weekends Mike can often be found outdoors camping, fishing or skiing.
Vladimir is also an avid musician and the frontman of the rock band Obiymy Doschu. He loves singing, writing songs, playing an acoustic guitar, and also enjoys karate, bodyweight fitness, cycling, hiking and photography. He holds a Master’s degree in applied mathematics from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, and lives in Kiev, Ukraine.
Eden is a designer and developer at Mapbox. Combining a background in mobile/web product design and data visualization with technical know-how, he crafts memorable product experiences.
Before joining Mapbox, Eden worked with the team at Base as an early hire through a period of rapid growth. He also has experience designing for clients big and small at creative agencies. He studied interactive design and business at Indiana University.
Megan is Mission Control at Mapbox, a position we created to help us scale. A great writer, editor, and overall MacGyver-type, Megan works on everything from day-to-day logistics like communications and scheduling, to press outreach and strategic long term projects. She handles many roles at Mapbox, working very closely with both Eric and our operations team, to keep everything running smoothly.
Prior to joining Mapbox, Megan worked for a global communication and business strategy consulting firm in London. She holds her Masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. Previously, Megan had worked and studied in Tennessee, her home state. She’s a traveler, Tennessee football fan, and coffee-addict.
Lindsay runs logistics at Mapbox, supporting our entire team and the Mapbox DC Garage. She revises and revamps internal systems as our team scales and works on special projects from organizing conferences and events to planning office space renovations to finding ways to make working at Mapbox more fun and productive.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Middle East Studies from George Washington University where she studied linguistics and Arabic. Before joining Mapbox she helped run the operations of the university’s dorms. She loves traveling, hockey, and reading novels.
Rafa Gutierrez heads up support at Mapbox. He helps developers integrate Mapbox into their applications. He produces documentation and guides to help new developers with Mapbox tools and services. He also works closely with the engineering team to make sure problems get fixed fast.
Before joining Mapbox, Rafa worked as a GIS manager for an environmental consulting firm and freelanced in cartography and web development. He is an active participant in the open source geospatial community of Portland, Oregon and an avid orienteer.
Rafa holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography from the University of Georgia.
Jeff helps onboard new Mapbox subscribers, manage existing accounts, and design custom plans, while working closely with the business development and operations teams. Jeff also works on internal processes and special projects.
Before joining Mapbox, Jeff founded a sports ticket brokerage called DCseats. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Widener University. Outside of Mapbox, Jeff enjoys traveling and is a big DC sports fan.
Aaron is a developer at Mapbox and works on tools and data to improve OpenStreetMap. His work includes OSMLY, a tool that simplifies the process of importing data into OpenStreetMap.
In his free time Aaron enjoys hiking, biking, and running. Aaron is a graduate of UC Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in history.
Katie is the Mapbox account manager, taking care of our subscribers, making contracting painless, and running out our finances as our user base expands, all while supporting the backend logistics of a growing team.
Prior to joining Mapbox, Katie was a project manager at Chemonics where she helped implement USAID-funded projects in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. She has a master’s degree in International Administration from the University of Denver and degrees in history and communications from Michigan State University. Katie bleeds green, is an avid traveler, and hiker of Maryland trails.
Paul works on business development and communications via our San Francisco office. He also leads strategic projects, currently growing our product lines for agriculture and government.
Prior to joining Mapbox, Paul co-founded Acopio, a social enterprise delivering technology solutions to coffee and cacao farmers in Latin America. He has a background in international development and has helped organizations large and small think strategically about how to use technology to solve real-world problems. Paul holds a MA in information management and systems from UC-Berkeley and a BA in international affairs from the George Washington University.
Ryan Clark is a geologist turned coder with a passion for providing scientists with simple, open-source tools that help keep their data flexible, open, and accessible. He brings a broad range of skills, from maintaining server infrastructure to building Node.js-powered applications and designing user-interfaces for complex data entry. At Mapbox he puts these skills to use working on TileMill 2, Mapbox Streets and anything else we throw his way.
Ryan holds a master’s degree in Geology and Geochemistry from MIT. In his free time, he enjoys keeping in touch with his geologic roots by building applications that try to convey geologic information to the broader public. When he’s not writing code, Ryan tries to balance his love of pie, great coffee and tequila with plenty of rock-climbing and hours of Crossfit.
Mick Thompson is an experienced engineer with a focus on web application development at Mapbox. He works on the Mapbox API and keeps maps loading fast.
Mick was most recently at Code for America helping cities use technology to more effectively deliver city services. Before joining CfA he built web apps and APIs for Occipital’s 360 Panorama. Mick grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding.
Edith Quispe is a power OpenStreetMap contributor, as part of the data team she continuously improves the free and editable map that is the base of Mapbox Streets. Lately she has been focusing on street and building level quality control in the United States.
Prior to Mapbox Edith worked as an accountant. She holds a degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Cristobál de Huamanga. In her spare time, Edith enjoys traveling.
Tatiana is a designer at Mapbox and fills her days illustrating, animating, and breathing personality into our growing product suite.
Tatiana has a Masters in Visual Arts, focusing on Graphic and Multimedia design at Sint-Lucas, School of Arts in Ghent and a Bachelor’s degree in Development and Design at Howest University College in Kortrijk, Belgium.
When she’s not working, Tatiana loves cooking, taking pictures and traveling.
Camille is a developer at Mapbox. She builds backend systems and frontend data visualizations for monitoring and improving the worldwide performance of Mapbox maps.
Camille is a co-organizer of Maptime SF, a weekly meetup group for collaborative learning of mapping technologies.
Camille recently graduated from Hackbright Academy, an intensive engineering program for women, where she worked on a cutting edge web-based photoplethysmographic project. Prior to Hackbright and Mapbox she was learning about maps and supporting the team at Stamen Design. Camille holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from UC Berkeley.
When not working or painting, Camille is probably hunting down burritos by bicycle.
Amit is an imagery specialist at Mapbox, where he works on processing pipelines and interactivity with the Satellite team. He brings expertise in multispectral imagery, data management, and web development.
Previously, Amit was a Citizen Science developer at the Adler Planetarium working on Zooniverse, a collection of citizen science projects. He has worked in education and public outreach for several NASA observatories, helping develop software and process astronomical imagery. When not coding, he can be found bouldering in a dingy basement or climbing outdoors.
Amit earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics at American University and his master’s degree in Mathematics at Florida State University.
Carol is an engineer working to strengthen and expand Mapbox APIs, web services, and other awesome Mapbox tools. She brings her experience in web development, GIS, and her passion for open data and civic innovation.
Before joining Mapbox, Carol worked as a software engineer for MITRE, volunteered with the Code for Boston CfA Brigade, and has been involved in a number of open source projects. She holds degrees in both International Studies and Computer Science. Outside of coding, Carol enjoys commuting by bike, sipping craft beers, playing guitar, and most recently skeet shooting.
Nick is an engineer who’s active in the OpenStreetMap community, contributing to projects like the New York City building import and Open Addresses. He brings his experience in geography and GIS, and his passion for OpenStreetMap to solving tough problems like geocoding and automated data processing.
Before joining Mapbox, Nick studied Geomatics at the University of New Brunswick, built tools for teachers, and designed lighting sets for the Saint John Theatre Company. When Nick isn’t coding, he’s climbing rock walls and participating in biathlons.
Damon is a designer, developer, and geographer at Mapbox. He blends a diverse array of experience in GIS, remote sensing, geomorphology, design, and illustration in an innovative approach to geographic data analysis and visualization.
Damon is a graduate of the Geography program at San Francisco State University. Previously, he was a GIS Analyst, Graphic Designer, and Planner at the Port of San Francisco. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he can often be found backpacking, snowboarding, and slow roasting meat over an open flame.
Camilla is an imagery specialist at Mapbox where she works with the Satellite team to analyze environmental and remotely sensed data. She also works to facilitate the transition of traditional pipelines into fully open-source powered workflows.
Camilla comes to us from Clark University, where she studied spatial statistics and advanced remote sensing. Having worked in community development and natural resource conservation, she is interested in earth systems science and urban resilience in a rapidly changing world. When not working with data, Camilla can be found adventuring on her bike, coaching ice hockey, or attempting to play the drums.
Amy Lee is a designer at Mapbox. She brings an experimental art+maker background alongside seasoned web chops ranging from designing interactive experiences, to metrics-based advertising campaigns, to UX-focused landing pages and microsites.
She recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a Masters in Fine Art in graphic design. There Amy Lee mixed graphic design fundamentals with physical computing, creative generative coding, and digital fabrication. Born and raised in Southeast Ohio, Amy Lee only eats her chili over spaghetti and loves a good game of cornhole.
Patrick is a computer scientist working on the Directions team. He is a contributor to OpenStreetMap and to projects such as alaCarte, a CSS-based map renderer. Patrick brings his experience in algorithms and C++ and his passion for solving tough problems.
Patrick is currently pursuing a degree in computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Lauren is a developer at Mapbox. Coming to software development from a background in experience design, she works on building intuitive Mapbox products that span the full stack.
Lauren graduated last year from Hackbright Academy, where she built an elevation-based running route generator. Prior to Hackbright, she worked as a UX designer at a digital agency in Alexandria, Virginia, rearchitecting sites for health research and foreign aid organizations. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where she double-majored in public policy studies and visual arts.
When not writing code, Lauren enjoys photography, traveling, and pondering how she survived the first 22 years of her life on the east coast with so comparatively few avocados.
Morgan is an expert in predictive modeling, and his previous experience includes creating forcasting algorithms for many international retail brands. Morgan holds a degree in Philosophy and Politcal Science from the College of Charleston.
Karen is a designer at Mapbox who dabbles in cartography and development. She helps grow design at Mapbox by bringing analytical perspective and healthy curiosity to the team.
Karen made the transition to Mapbox after finishing an undergraduate degree in graphic design at MICA, where she spent four years trying everything at least once. Her experience includes stints in design studios, non-profits and freelance work. While not at Mapbox, she is probably getting ironically lost while exploring Washington, DC or baking bread.
Luis Alanya Ortega is a power OpenStreetMap contributor. As part of the data team, he continuously improves OpenStreetMap mapping buildings and updating road networks across the United States.
Luis studies psychology at the Universidad de San Martín de Porres in Lima, Peru.
Duncan combines his background in design, engineering, and data visualization to bring new features to Mapbox.
Before joining Mapbox, Duncan worked as a designer and developer for the Washington Post, designing new products, building their digital paywall, and doing things in groups of three. He received a degree in Architecture and studied the movement patterns of autistic infants at the University of Maryland.
When not working on the existing products or new ventures, Duncan enjoys camping, rock climbing, reading, and perfecting his coffee game.
As part of our data team, Richman continuously improves OpenStreetMap updating roads, adding buildings, and fixing systematic map issues around the world.
Richman studied Systems Engineering at San Cristobál de Huamanga University in Peru. Before joining Mapbox he worked at Eco-Management Piura, Peru and as system administrator at Jesús Nazareno clinic in Ayacucho, Peru.
Danny Aiquipa Pacheco is a power OpenStreetMap contributor. As part of the data team, she continuously improves OpenStreetMap, adding new roads and updating road networks across the United States and around the world.
Danny studied Systems Engineering at the San Cristobál de Huamanga University in Peru. Besides mapping on OpenStreetMap she loves programming in Java. Before joining Mapbox she worked for the Instituto de Consultoría y Especialización del Peru.
Shiv works on data acquisition, new markets, and mapping at Mapbox. Before joining the team, he was an international education consultant and had roles in sales, market research, association management, international development, and GIS.
Shiv has degrees in Business and Economics with concentrations in Communications and Political Science. Originally from southern India where his family runs a sustainable coffee plantation, he has traveled throughout the developing world and lived in east Africa. Among the things he is most passionate about are street food, tennis, and travel.
Matt works on business and strategy, humanitarian collaborations, and bringing Mapbox to government.
Prior to joining Mapbox, Matt was a diplomat at the State Department where he mediated boundary disputes, supported regional peace talks, and liaised with rebel groups throughout the Middle East. Most recently he led State’s Syria team and helped coordinate the intelligence community’s Syria activities. In his spare time, Matt can be found road or cyclocross racing, playing the banjo, baking pies, or conducting oceanographic research in the fjords of British Columbia. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in philosophy and has lived in Kinshasa, Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus.
Peter builds interfaces for Mapbox editing software, and enjoys unpacking complex systems into manageable pieces.
Before Mapbox, Peter was the first designer at Affirm, and produced data visualizations for Trulia, Causes, and Mode. Much to his parents' chagrin, he is also on indefinite sabbatical from a master’s degree in design.
Originally from Guangzhou, China, Peter studied psychobiology at UCLA and is an avid noodle enthusiast.
Katy is obsessed with using technology in new and unique ways. She loves sharing her ideas and design process to empower others to push the boundaries of what is possible with design and technology. As an instructor, Katy breaks down dense topics in understandable and entertaining ways.
Before joining Mapbox, Katy improved usability and accessibility in state government. She holds an undergraduate degree in History from Siena College and a Masters in Information Science from the University at Albany.
Tom works with Mapbox’s data team to open geodata for our users and the entire world. With a background in open data policy and software engineering, he’s the perfect fit to help us push new frontiers on data accessibility.
Tom spent the last six years leading the labs team at the Sunlight Foundation. Prior to that he built websites for large nonprofits and House and Senate offices using technologies that he would now prefer to forget. He’s always up for a conversation about physical computing, bicycles, and Halloween.
Cathryn supports our growing team by developing smart systems and processes that help us scale fast and keep our culture strong. She brings this same approach to the business, logistics, and finance side, touching all operations at Mapbox.
Cathryn previously spent three years running operations at FrontlineSMS, helping to transition the company from a small nonprofit to an international business with offices on three continents. She has a master’s degree in global communications from the George Washington University.
Ali has the dual role of account manager and support, bringing new users on to Mapbox and helping existing ones better use our platform - and bridging everything in between.
Before joining Mapbox, Ali worked as a pastry chef and designed custom shelving at The Container Store. She has a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and the History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Johan is part of the Engineering team at Mapbox. He works on the infrastructure that powers the Mapbox platform, making sure that maps are processed and delivered reliably and fast.
Johan has a background in rock and electronic music, playing and organizing shows. Later he combined his passions of music and technology by organizing music and art hackathons.
Johan currently lives in Berlin, Germany. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Hasso Plattner Institute. Previously he worked in the API team of SoundCloud.
Andreas is a designer at Mapbox. Trained as an architect and urban designer, he brings a critical eye for map design and visual storytelling to the design team.
An East Coast import, Andreas grew up in the Boston area and most recently graduated from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Before Mapbox, he was a fellow at Stamen Design, where he worked on mapping the Bay Area’s public transit systems. He previously worked as an architect and urban designer in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and New York City.
Andrey is an OpenStreetMap expert at Mapbox. He works on our data team to continuously improve our maps based on customer feedback and algorithmic error detection. Andrey is a seasoned OpenStreetMap expert with many years of experience and he is actively involved in the mapping community in his home town in Ukraine and beyond.
Before joining Mapbox, Andrey has worked as an economist at Interbank. He holds an economy degree from Dnipropetrovsk State University and in his spare time, he loves taking photos and spending time with his family.
Lyzi focuses on community building and education, making our tools and products fun and accessible for all users through super awesome documentation, guides, and tutorials.
Lyzi is also co-founder of Maptime, a beginner-oriented learning environment geared toward maps and programming with chapters all over the world. Before joining Mapbox, Lyzi was a fellow at Code for America working with city governments to help them better use technology.
Kelvin is an Open Data Research intern at Mapbox, helping to find new data sets to power Mapbox tools and to improve OpenStreetMap and OpenAddresses.
Before Mapbox, Kelvin worked at AidData as a Data Management intern, writing Python scripts to automate the standardization of geocoded data for international aid. He is currently a sophomore at the College of William & Mary where he is studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
Blake is a member of the Mapbox Engineering team. He has a passion for solving complex problems in software, especially those that involve large amount of data or must be done in small amount of time.
Prior to working at Mapbox, Blake developed high throughput and low latency weather vizualization systems, a weather push notification system, and high volume weather data APIs. He also has experience doing algorithm development and safety analysis for a GPS corrections and integrity monitoring system for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Blake graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Brad is an engineer at Mapbox, making our tools run just as smoothly on mobile devices as they do on the web. He recently built out the mobile stack at the University of Wisconsin, has collaborated on iTunes U with Apple and business process automation with ShopBop and Amazon, and built websites for the Seattle Mariners and New York Rangers. He’s passionate about open source, open data, and sharing both with others.
Brad has a degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin. He’s an avid traveler, soccer fanatic, and craft beer enthusiast. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Leith is an engineer at Mapbox. Leith brings a love of the outdoors and a fascination with geospatial data to his work, where he’s building the next generation of smooth, interactive maps rendered on Android with OpenGL.
Leith has a degree in Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering at Massey University. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, mountain biking and anything else in the great outdoors. Though he lives in Canberra, Australia, Leith is a New Zealander through and through.
Sajjad builds data processing and productivity tools to scale our data team. He has been working closely with OpenStreetMap data and technology for over 6 years. As a strong advocate of open data, he is actively involved in its movement in India with initiatives like DataMeet and GeoBLR.
Prior to Mapbox, Sajjad built a platform for monitoring natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the data infrastructure to improve accountability and transparency of public schooling in Karnataka, India. Sajjad holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Shravan helps create and improve map data on platforms like OpenStreetMap. As member of our data team he continuously improves our maps based on customer feedback and third party data.
Shravan holds a Master of Science degree in geomatics from CEPT University. When he’s not mapping or processing data, you will find him mostly likely on the road bike training for his next race.
Ruth is a data analyst at MapBox improving vital datasets like OpenStreetMap.
Ruth holds a bachelor degree in commerce from Mysuru University. Prior to Mapbox Ruth managed operations in quality and training departments of telecom companies. Ruth’s big into sports and played for the Karnataka State Women’s Cricket Team for 8 years.
A veteran of technology law and policy, Michael leads Mapbox’s legal work and works on business and strategy.
Prior to Mapbox, Michael was Director of Digital Learning and Legal Advisor to the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission, where he oversaw a five billion dollar expansion of the FCC’s investment in broadband to schools, creation of the U.S.’s largest ever rural broadband extension program, and several major FCC open data efforts. Prior to the FCC, Michael led efforts to expand access to lifesaving drugs in poor countries through licensing reform and patent litigation, and he worked on copyright and consumer privacy at the Center for Democracy & Technology. On the weekend, Michael heads to the mountains. Michael graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School and clerked for Judge David S. Tatel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Srividya works with the Mapbox data team on improving OpenStreetMap, the free and editable map of the world powering Mapbox Streets.
Prior to Mapbox, Srividya built web applications for non-profit organizations. She is a contributor to a series of open source projects, where she has focused on localization projects and translations into Kannada and Hindi. As a member of Women in Free Software India she helps women to contribute to free and open source projects. Srividya holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
An accomplished contributor to OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia, Arun helps lead our mapping efforts on OpenStreetMap and other vital datasets powering the Mapbox platform.
Prior to joining Mapbox, Arun helped the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to design the geography portion of their digital literacy program. Arun holds a degree in interaction design from National Institute of Design and a degree in telecommunication engineering from Anna University.
Vanessa is part of our Operations team where she creates systems that help run our business, supports our team across five time zones, and keeps our SF office running tight. She nails the logistics behind the scene and makes sure our team can run fast and strong.
Previously, Vanessa researched the intersection of health and technology, and supported social entrepreneurs in Washington, DC and Ghana as they launched and scaled their businesses. She holds a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the George Washington University, and is equal parts traveler, runner, Bostonian, and guacamole enthusiast.