We’re here to grow and redefine the next generation of the social safety net

Edquity is committed to building technology to streamline the delivery of cash and cash assistance programs. Since 2020, we’ve delivered more $140M in cash grants to more than 150,000 people in need.

And we are just getting started.


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Who we are

Our values at Edquity drive our work every day, from how we build our products, to how we measure our impact, staff our organization, and connect as colleagues daily. Many of Edquity’s employees also have direct experience as beneficiaries of emergency aid or public benefits. On our team, lived experience and expertise is valued and essential to our success.

Our values

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Do the right thing
We also do the right thing by students – and by each other – which we know is often the hard thing.
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Edquity = Equity
At Edquity, we strive to promote equity in outcomes – around credential attainment, financial health, and the ability to build wealth.
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Move fast to fix things
We move fast as Edquity, but unlike at some other companies, we try to fix a broken society – not break further what's already broken.
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Practice empathy
No one actively chooses to face financial difficulty. We are here to be helpful as best we can and want to lead by listening.
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Do the work
The problems we're solving for are massive, but we aren't afraid to roll up our sleeves to serve and advocate on behalf of our students.
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Be constantly learning
There is so much to do and so much we don't know. Besides trust, constant learning is the most prized currency at Edquity.
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Be anti-racist
We ensure that our products and every behavior we engage in are targeting racism, and fight against racism when we see it.

Join our growing team!

Are you seeking to join an innovative start-up where you can feel the impact of your work every day? Together, we are making cash assistance more equitable and accessible for Americans all over the country.

Check out our open roles below and apply today.

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The Team

Akshay Anikhindi
Student Success Representative
Alejandro Gomez
Software Engineer
Ani Kerr
Software Engineer
Anna Cottrill
Engineering Manager, DevOps
Baher Hedayati
Senior Software Engineer
Caitlin Lamprecht
Software Engineer
Danté Hutchinson
Student Success Representative
David Helene
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Deven Comen
VP, Strategic Initiatives
Emilio Tamez
Director, Data & Analytics
Fehmina Kothawala
Engineering Manager
Ian Sabey
DevOps Engineer
Jack Skrable
Senior Software Engineer
Jamie Kingston
Head of People
Keyarash Jahanian
Product Manager
Kimberly Morgan
Chief Operating Officer
Larry Hogan
VP, Partner Development & Success
Leobardo Gudino
Product Designer
Marc Yarbro
VP, Engineering
Marjan Amrihesari
Senior Software Engineer
Mary Lewis
Product Designer
Mary Sherman
Partner Success Manager
Melanie Butron
Senior Partner Success Manager
Meredith Horning-Rao
Senior Operations Manager
Nadia Bajwa
Senior Product Manager
Nahtyka Jolly
Content Marketing Manager
Nicky Nickell
Software Engineer
Nithin Perumal
Data Engineer
Rayna Jai
People Operations Associate
Remington Shea
Regional Director, Partner Development
Samantha Landen
Staff Software Engineer
Sanket Karuri
Chief Product Officer
Sophie Chow
VP, Design
Tammy Parkin
Student Success Representative
Will Germany
Senior Software Engineer

Senior Advisors

Michael Tubbs
Senior Advisor
Sara Goldrick-Rab
Senior Advisor

Join our growing team!

We are always looking for amazing people to join the Edquity team. We value our culture as much as we value our mission. So if helping us shape the future of college basic needs insecurity sounds like something you’d love to do with a group of folks who feel the same way, then check out our job openings and apply today!

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Being ourselves together

The Edquity team is excited to be on this journey of empowering students and alleviating basic needs insecurity.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Product Designer
Mary Lewis
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Chief Product Officer
Sanket Karuri
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Product Manager
Keyarash Jahanian
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

DevOps Engineer
Ian Sabey
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Software Engineer
Alejandro Gomez
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Senior Partner Success Manager
Melanie Butron
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Head of People
Jamie Kingston
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

VP, Design
Sophie Chow
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Engineering Manager, DevOps
Anna Cottrill
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

VP, Engineering
Marc Yarbro
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Student Success Representative
Akshay Anikhindi
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Software Engineer
Caitlin Lamprecht
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Student Success Representative
Danté Hutchinson
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Senior Operations Manager
Meredith Horning-Rao
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Senior Software Engineer
Jack Skrable
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Staff Software Engineer
Samantha Landen
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Product Designer
Leobardo Gudino
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Software Engineer
Nicky Nickell
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Software Engineer
Ani Kerr
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Senior Software Engineer
Will Germany
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Student Success Representative
Tammy Parkin
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Senior Product Manager
Nadia Bajwa
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

VP, Partner Development & Success
Larry Hogan
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Partner Success Manager
Mary Sherman
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

VP, Strategic Initiatives
Deven Comen
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

People Operations Associate
Rayna Jai
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Content Marketing Manager
Nahtyka Jolly
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Data Engineer
Nithin Perumal
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Engineering Manager
Fehmina Kothawala
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Senior Software Engineer
Marjan Amrihesari
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Chief Operating Officer
Kimberly Morgan
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Director, Data & Analytics
Emilio Tamez
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Regional Director, Partner Development
Remington Shea
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Senior Software Engineer
Baher Hedayati
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene

David Helene is a lifelong Brooklyn boy.  After beginning his career in financial services, he started a non-profit provider of college financial capability education for low-income students, which ultimately inspired him to found Edquity.  When he's not fighting for equity and  justice in higher education, he's likely playing soccer or basketball, quoting Parks and Recreation, or lamenting the state of New York professional sports.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene
Chief Operating Officer
A.T. McWilliams
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Helene