about us

Let's face it, we're all stressed and tired. None of us know what we're doing all of the time, or even most of the time.

We built Sesh to reduce feelings of inadequacy and help you be more confident in your parenting skills. 

 

Our team includes a diverse group of parents, scientists, developmental psychologists, veteran technologists, and entrepreneurs dedicated to helping humans communicate better and instilling lifelong learning and curiosity.


We are a multi-cultural, multi-racial, gender-diverse, neuro-diverse group with varying ethnic, philosophical, and religious backgrounds.

our leadership team

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David Dorfman 
co-founder & ceo

David is a proven business leader with over 18  years of international business and development experience across disciplines. He has served as a strategic advisor to many startup founders and teams and has helped raise $60M+ in funding for early-stage ventures, technology transfer and licensing, laboratory research, capital investment, scholarship, and research programs. Father of two.

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cauri jaye 
co-founder, head coach &
chief technology officer

cauri is a technologist, futurist, and instructor with over 26 years building green field technology and training business teams at startups and fortune 100 companies. He has led over 100 tech projects in Europe and America from gesture-controlled technology to the augmented reality department at National Geographic. He specializes in frontier tech that helps companies solve intractable problems with nascent technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented/virtual reality. Father of two.

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Kevin Woolery
co-founder and chief software architect & data scientist

As an avid technologist and entrepreneur, Kevin began writing code at age nine and his software has since contributed to several high-profile entertainment, infrastructure, and publishing systems. He began his career in computer switch maintenance for the U.S. Air Force and soon went on to contribute to the creation of the world’s first Content Delivery Network (CDN), which is still deployed over 20 years later as the Century Link CDN. He was a core team member at Sandpiper Networks, which was acquired for $1.1 billion. Father of four.

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Jennifer Fox
head of product & operations

Jen is an imaginative and passionate product manager with 10+ years experience working in startups, AdTech companies, and agencies alike. her extensive experience in sales, client services, operations, and now, product management has awarded her indispensable collective knowledge which she finds key for successful product and technology development.  Jen is also a certified Agile team facilitator; helping teams to collaborate, problem-solve and scale their agile process.

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Sierra Dowd
head of marketing & community

Sierra brings 13 years of marketing, community, and communications expertise to businesses and entrepreneurs at the intersection of fashion, art, and technology. Sierra co-founded and spent six years leading Be More Heroic, a national non-profit focused on decreasing bullying through soft skill development. Prior to launching her Los Angeles-based consulting firm SVP House and social enterprise brand 98society, Sierra was the director of eCommerce partnerships at Beautycon, a globally-recognized community for Gen Z and Millennial content creators.

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Serena Epstein
head of user experience

Serena is a qualitative researcher with a design background and 13 years creating delightful, user-centered experiences-- including 8 years building learning technologies. She’s a passionate advocate for science, accessibility, and inclusive design practices, with a master’s degree in human-computer interaction and design. Serena spends her free time running a small retail business, fundraising for environmental and human rights nonprofits, and singing to her houseplants.

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Masooma Ali, Ph.D
data scientist 

Masooma is a postdoctoral researcher in quantum gravity, working at the intersection of physics, probability theory, and high-performance computing. Over the past 10 years her love for reformulating and solving mathematical problems using statistical data, has led her work in pulsar astronomy with messy real-world data, and in classical and quantum gravity with pristine simulated data. Most recently it led to a natural segue into machine learning where she is fascinated by how similar ideas and techniques can be used to study the natural world and also build intelligent systems. Mother of one.

our advisors

Kara is a cognitive scientist and developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on how people learn to represent and reason about themselves, other people, and the world around them. Recent papers have explored how adults and children in different cultures think about minds, bodies, and emotions; and how parents and other caregivers think about infants’ developing mental lives. Kara completed her B.A. in cognitive science at Yale University, her Ph.D. in psychology at Stanford University (under the supervision of Ellen Markman and Carol Dweck), and her postdoctoral training in anthropology and psychology at Stanford University and the University of California, Riverside. Mother of one.

Kara Weisman, Ph.D
 

Armen R. Kherlopian, Ph.D
 

Serves as Chief Science Officer at Genpact and has provided high impact Data Science advisory for Global Fortune 100 companies and government organizations such as NASA. He is a co-founder of the Data Science Bowl, the largest data challenge for social good, and a co-author of the Field Guide to Data Science, which has over 25,000 copies in distribution. He holds a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Algorithms from Columbia University, a PhD in Biophysics with a focus on Machine Learning from Cornell University, and completed a fellowship in High Performance Computing with a focus on Artificial Intelligence at Princeton University

Former Chief Marketing Officer at Manulife Canada. as part of her mandate, she led the creation and build out of the Advanced Analytics & AI function for Manulife’s Canadian business. Stacey is a marketing and customer experience expert who has successfully designed, scaled, and optimized multiple brands and businesses using data-driven marketing models. Stacey is an active Advisor, Mentor, and Board member with a focus on digital business models and digital transformation. Mother of two.

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Amit Goldenberg, Ph.D

Assistant professor at Harvard Business School (NOM) and a psychologist by training. His research focuses on the role of emotions in social interactions, and on the interaction between emotions and technology. Amit received his Ph.D from Stanford University under the supervision of James Gross.

Ross Hale

Veteran software product development team leader and CTO who has overseen teams of 100+ developers. His life's work is helping to create authentic, creative, fun, and effective software development teams and cultures. Father of two.

Jorge Barraza, Ph.D

Assistant professor of consumer psychology at the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in applying psychology and neuroscience to understanding and predicting consumer behavior. Dr. Barraza has published numerous articles on emotion, behavioral neuroscience, and the use of stories to influence costly decisions. Father of four.