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Welcome Rex, Dvora, Adam, Prithvi, and Shreya

Posted in Knerds on May 17, 2013 by

Rex, Privthi, and Shreya

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Dvora and Adam (Photo by Josh Robinson)

Knewton welcomed five new Knerds this month.

Rex Gibson is a Senior Engineer on the Analytics team. Rex is originally from Nebraska, attended Webster University in St. Louis, and has been living in New York for the past 12 years. Before joining Knewton, he was the Data Lead at opensky.com. Rex’s favorite book is Dune (“quite a remarkable insight into the world’s geopolitical landscape”). In his free time, he enjoys music — he’s a trained music producer and audio engineer (he once worked pro in NYC) and also has a passion for designing musical instruments for surround sound. His all-time favorite travel destination is Wind River Range in Wyoming.

Dvora Inwood joins Knewton as the Content Curation Manager. Originally from Los Angeles, Dvora received her BA from Harvard and her MA in Education from Stanford. In the past, Dvora ran a charter school network in LA and designed innovative schools in NY. Dvora says that in her free time she “used to rock climb, play bridge and Celebrity, and camp. Now, I just work, play Scramble with Friends, and enjoy my kids.” Like Rex, the best place Dvora has ever traveled to is Wyoming. This is her favorite Wikipedia page.

Originally from New City, NY, Adam Granat joins Knewton as an Accountant on the Finance team. Adam graduated from Tulane University with a BS in Finance and an MS in Accounting, and previously worked at Grant Thornton Financial Services Group. Outside of work, Adam sits on the board of a charity called Mission: Restore. Game of Thrones is Adam’s favorite book and TV show. His favorite travel destination is Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Prithvi Raj joins the API team as a Software Engineer. Originally from India, Prithvi graduated from the University of Florida with an MS in Computer Engineering. His favorite movie is Lord of the Rings and his favorite TV show is Friends. In his free time, he enjoys photography, cooking, music, and exploring places. He likes this Wikipedia page a lot. Though almost no one agrees with him, Prithvi maintains that a person can survive briefly in space unprotected.

Shreya Amin is Knewton’s newest Adaptive Instruction Analyst. She graduated from the University of Chicago, and before coming to Knewton was completing an analyst fellowship in the education sector. Her current favorite books are Childhood’s End, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, End of Eternity, Demian, and The Plague. These days Shreya enjoys reading Russell and Madulin, eating diverse cuisions, and trying every nearby brewery she can find. This is her favorite Wikipedia page.