About Us

Meet the team behind Corona Connects

How We Got Started

We're a team of college students from across the US trying to make volunteering during this pandemic easy.

As our schools went virtual, we found ourselves with a strong desire to help and plenty of time to do so, but we didn’t know where to start. We knew there was an unprecedented level of need, yet struggled to identify and connect with organizations in need of volunteers. We built Corona Connects to remove that barrier and make it easy for people to help their communities. Built with the volunteer in mind, Corona Connects seamlessly matches people with time on their hands to organizations needing their help, taking into consideration volunteers' preferences and availability.

Want to join the team? Get in touch at contact@coronaconnects.org.

The Team

Hadassah Raskas


Elana Sichel

Co-founder/Head of Creative

Megan Kyne

Head of Product

Brian Weir

Head of Technology

Sophie Ackert

Director of Social Media

Shalva Gozland

Director of Media Strategy

Shruti Keoliya

Director of Product Analytics

Hadassah Stanhill

Director of Regional Operations

Steve Hamel

Full Stack Developer

Victoria Brenes

Full Stack Developer

Daniel Ackermans

Full Stack Developer

Jake Lem

Logo Designer

Hannah Erdogan

Regional Coordinator:
Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Liora Lilienthal

Regional Coordinator: Florida

Riti Hegde

Regional Coordinator:
California and Tennessee

Aish Balaji

Regional Coordinator:
Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio

Melissa Adler

Regional Coordinator: New York

Noa Ferziger

Regional Coordinator:
Maryland and DC

Isabel Floyd

Regional Coordinator: Maine

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