Meet Our Team

We are passionate and driven change-makers who are excited about learning.

Meet the team behind the scenes of the fun filled, inspiring coding and STEM camps and courses :)

Michelle S

Michelle S

Co-founder & CEO

Michelle believes every person should be empowered to use technology to express themselves and bring their ideas to life. She started First Code Academy to provide hands-on learning opportunities in software development in Asia. Michelle held various roles in high growth startups in the Silicon Valley, including Buffer, a tool that helps people share smarter on social media and Bump Technologies (acquired by Google in 2013). Previously, she attended the inaugural class of Hackbright Academy, an intensive program in San Francisco on software development. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated from University of Chicago and began her career at Goldman Sachs.

"Every day at First Code I work on a variety of different tasks including product development, teacher training, parent communication, and of course, teaching! I feel incredibly lucky to be able to combine my passion in technology and the endless inspiration from the kids we teach. When I’m not at office, you can likely find me trying out new recipes in my kitchen, reading a book or doing TRX in a park."

Kevon C

Kevon C

Co-founder & COO

Kevon has a mix of business and programming background. Started to build websites at 14-year-old, he always knows that his passion is with technology. After he graduated from Babson College with a major in Entrepreneurship, he worked at a startup and later joined Favorite Medium, a software development house in Singapore, writing code for web and mobile products. He joined Michelle in the early stage of First Code and trusts that coding will open doors for more young people to explore the impossible.

"I love building things from nothing to something. I am now focusing on Operations, People Operations, and Software. The laughter in our classrooms and the confidence in our kids' eyes really got me. First Code is not just a startup or a coding school, it is a mission and a lifestyle. We're creating a place where team members are excited to get together and students are thrilled to come to classes. We're full of dreams, energies, and determination. If I'm not at First Code, you might find me at home coding or reading and running outdoor."

Fung Ying L

Fung Ying L

City Operations

Having worked at a variety of companies from MNCs to incubators, startups are where Fung Ying finds her passion at the crossroads of technology and innovation. Her previous roles included coordinating large scale market research projects as a research analyst and running marketing and business development of a home-grown e-commerce platform.

"Now learning coding in my spare time, I believe in the value of coding in teaching young children that the sky is the limit. It's wonderful to see students proudly showcasing their work and staying back after class, excited to be working on more coding projects. Outside of First Code, I'm seeking Singapore's best coffee, binging on Netflix or browsing through new productivity apps and tech news."

Samiya N

Samiya N

Instructor

Samiya has over 5 years of experience as a Firmware Engineer in design and development of hardware and software such as Wireless Transceivers, Home Theatre Systems and AMD Processors. She worked for Kenwood Electronics, Analog Micro Devices, Panasonic AVC, and also taught ICT at a local primary school in Singapore. She strongly believes in lifelong learning, so she went on to complete a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Visveswarya Technological University, an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Embedded Systems course from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, and the International Baccalaureate in Teaching and Learning (PYP) from California State University.

"Teaching is my true calling, it is something I feel extremely passionate about. Working at First Code Academy as an Instructor is a double treat for me, its the best team ever and I get to teach what i know best while remaining so relevant in technology. I take pride in teaching children how to code and helping them gain skills to prepare for a truly digitized world. It is supremely satisfying to see young minds turn into creators of technology, pushing the boundaries to turn their visions and imaginations into reality. Their spark, uninhibited nature and zest when learning new things are what keep me going. While I am not teaching, I am a doting mother taking care of my little ones or running chores for my family."

Suk Yee G

Suk Yee G

Instructor

Suk Yee started learning coding by herself 3 years ago. Her belief that everyone can learn coding led her to transit from being an ordinary MOE primary school teacher to a First Code Academy instructor. Her experience teaching in primary school equipped her with the necessary pedagogy to impart computer science concepts to children as young as five.

"My passion is always in teaching. Working at First Code Academy not only opens up my eyes to the world of startups but also allows me to witness how powerful coding could be to young children. Satisfaction comes from when I hear children shrieked from excitement as they see their idea comes to life! When I'm not teaching, I am either cooking up a storm in the kitchen or practicing yoga!"

Hilary P

Hilary P

Marketing & Operations

Born and raised in Singapore, Hilary graduated from National University of Singapore with a major in New Media and Communications. Having worked at a variety of industries from F&B, ad-tech to logistics, she finds her passion in community building, meeting new people and the startup culture. A proud alumni of NUS Overseas College, Shanghai, Hilary believes that learning to code will nurture a new breed of creators, empowering them to become changemakers of the future.

"Coming to First Code every day never fails to amaze me when I see kids just 1/2 my size showing off the mobile apps that they have created. It's truly inspiring to see students making their ideas come alive with coding. I feel energetic coming to work everyday seeing how everyone is moving fast and building things! When I am not in First Code, you can find me visiting museums, bar hopping or reading."

Emily L

Emily L

Admin & Campus

Emily previously worked in a number of industries from banking, recruitment, to training. Over the years, she found her interest in interacting with people and ensuring everything in the office is in order. She believes that learning is a life-long journey, and educating the next generation is the best way to shape the future.

Being at First Code is a true testimonial of "love what you do and do what you love". I am constantly awed by the projects students create and how instructors are willing to go the extra mile to create the best learning experience. The synergy at First Code is amazing and the culture is more like a family than colleagues. Everyone readily offers assistance even if we hold different roles. When I am not at work, you will find me cafe hopping around the island, enjoying zumba dancing, or binge watching anime.

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