Meet the Knowre Team

We are a passionate group of educators, technologists, and designers
who are committed to helping every student achieve their full potential.

Bara Levitt

Community Manager

Bara supports current and prospective Knowre customers every step of the way. Prior to Knowre, Bara was a classroom teacher and worked in education focused non-profit organizations. She holds a BA in Sociology from Columbia University and an MPA from Rutgers University.

David Joo

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

David is Co-CEO of Knowre. Prior to Knowre, David worked in investment banking, proprietary trading/investing, and sales at Nomura, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse. David holds a degree in Biology from Carleton College.

Eunshil Park

Director of KR Content

Eunshil graduated from Ewha Womans University with a BA in Math Education. As Director of Knowre’s Korean Content Team, Eunshil’s goal is to create content that encourages students to not only enjoy math, but also feel at ease with it.

Jiyoung Kim

Director of US Product

Jiyoung is the Director of US Product. She works to create pleasant and amusing learning environments. Outside of work, Jiyoung loves planning trips with her family and volunteering at her kids’ school. She has a BS in Industrial Design from KAIST and a MS in Human Computer Interaction from University College London.

Jiyoung Rho

Director of KR Product

Jiyoung leads the Korean Product Team. She holds a BA in Industrial Design from Seoul Women’s University. Jiyoung enjoys the daily challenges of working at a growing start-up like Knowre and and her goal is to design user experiences that are simple and elegant.

Jongho Shin

Co-Founder & COO

Jongho is Chief Operating Officer of Knowre and manages data architecture and content teams. Jongho introduced the computation and algorithm for Knowre’s “Knowledge Units,” an approach that established the framework for Knowre’s technology. He earned a BS in Computer Science from POSTECH.

Kurt Cho

Co-Founder & CTO

Kurt is Chief Technology Officer of Knowre and leads the development and systems engineering team. Kurt is fascinated with systemizing the world’s knowledge to improve learning. He earned a BS and a BA from Seoul National University in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.

Michele Heim

Director of US Content

Michele holds a BS in Mathematics and a M.Ed. in Math Education from the University of Minnesota. She has taught high school math in California, Minnesota, and Connecticut. Michele enjoys discussing math everyday with the her team and one day dreams of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

Simon Seojoon Kim

Co-Founder & CLO

Simon is Chief Learning Officer of Knowre and oversees design and product development. Prior to Knowre, Simon co-founded a popular math academy in Seoul and co-authored the best-selling math book, “Find Your Math Eyes.” He is a graduate in Computer Science & Engineering from POSTECH.

Songyee Han

Director of Calculation Product

Songyee leads the Calculation Product Team. She believes that digital education will play a central role in improving students’ learning experiences. Prior to Knowre, Songyee worked in Samsung Electronics Mobile Division. Songyee holds an MA in Digital Service Design from Brunel University London.

Yongjae Kim

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Yongjae is Co-CEO of Knowre. Prior to Knowre, Yongjae founded one of the most successful math academies in Seoul and worked as a consultant at A.T. Kearney and Deloitte Consulting. Yongjae is an Architecture graduate from Seoul National University.