The majority of college students struggle with financial challenges like food or housing insecurity.

All students deserve to graduate, and they are the driving force behind all of the work we do at Edquity.

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Our values inform everything that we do:

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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 at 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, and we aren't afraid to roll our sleeves up 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.

Our mission is our north star.

Using higher education as a lever, our mission at Edquity is to help narrow equity gaps and facilitate social mobility.

We are here to shape a world where financial outcomes will cease to be predetermined by one’s birth, color, sexual orientation, or geographic location.

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.

Chief Technology Officer
Tyler Slater
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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
A.T. McWilliams
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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 Strategy Officer
Sara Goldrick-Rab
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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 of Student & Partner Success
Sonal Chauhan Patel
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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 Front-End Engineer
Sumen Tse
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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 UI and Brand
Jun Chou
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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.

Lead Engineer
Thomas Wong
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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.

Principal Product Designer
Nina Krishnan
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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 User Research
Samantha Zucker
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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.

Lead Product Designer
Eric Blattberg
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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 & Marketing 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 Product
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.

Student Support Representative
StarrAnn Ferguson
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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
Michael Nickandros
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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 Support Representative
Kashif Stone
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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
Erin Cherney
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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 of Partner Success
Nichole Acevedo
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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.

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

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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