Leadership Team

Board of Directors | Advisory Board | Founders | Volunteers

Daniel Chen


Daniel is a junior Computer Science concentrator in Cabot, hailing from beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Daniel loves teaching, and in addition to DLP, you can also find him among the teaching staff of courses like CS50 and CS51. Outside of school, Daniel enjoys watching (and occasionally playing) basketball, binge-watching TV shows, and taking frequent naps.

Thomas Culp

Director of Development

Thomas is a senior in Lowell, concentrating in physics and mathematics. He loves video games, Linux, and getting video games to run on Linux. He hates nonlinear three term recurrence relations.

Brian Sapozhnikov

Director of Technology

Brian is a senior in Quincy House, studying computer science. He is really passionate about using computer science to solve both daily and global problems, and he believes that a good CS education is and will continue to prove invaluable. As DLP’s Directory of Technology, he hopes to lead initiatives that leverage computer science to facilitate its teaching and its learning.

Hailey James

Director of Curriculum

Hailey is a sophomore in Lowell studying computer science. She loves hiking, camping, cycling, and pretty much any excuse to be outside and avoid homework. She gets really excited about beautiful code, both indoors and outdoors.

Doug Smith

Director of Volunteers

Doug is a junior in Adams, concentrating in computer science and applied math. As Director of Volunteers, he is responsible for recruiting volunteer teaching fellows and helping them overcome any challenges they may encounter during the semester. In his free time, Doug enjoys playing guitar and soccer.

Jake Cui

Co-director of Community Engagement

Jake is a junior in Adams concentrating in computer science and linguistics. He is especially interested in biotechnology and entrepreneurship. As a Co-Director of Community Engagement, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with local schools in order to provide computer science opportunities. In his free time, Jake enjoys playing guitar, watching movies, and eating pho.

Suriya Kandaswamy

Co-director of Community Engagement

Suriya is a freshman in Holworthy planning on concentrating in computer science. When she's not messing with (or messing up) computers, she loves puzzles and speculating about why people do the things they do.

Jenny Huang

Director of Design

Jenny is a junior in Dunster concentrating in computer science and statistics. As the Director of Design, she designs promotional items to improve the publicity of DLP. Jenny is also a designer for the Harvard Advocate and Harvard Computer Society and enjoys trying new foods, painting, and watching TV in her free time.