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Introducing Three New Knerds

Posted in Knerds on October 28, 2015 by

L–R: Jess, Ariel (Pictured below: Dean)

Welcome three new Knerds!

Ariel Mitnick, from Yonkers, New York, joins Knewton as an adaptive instructive analyst. She went to Harvard and the New England Conservatory before running a performance collaborative called Project LENS, working at a Venture Capital firm in LA, and working at a startup in Boston. Her favorite book is The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, her favorite movie is Stranger than Fiction, and her favorite TV show is Friends.

Originally from New Jersey, Jess Stiles is the new office services coordinator. Before Knewton, she attended Hunter College and worked for Made. Her favorite movie is A Bronx Tale, her favorite season is autumn, and her favorite “fast food” chain is Starbucks. If she could witness any event past, present, or future, it would be George Washington’s inauguration. Check out some of her photography here.


Dean McMillan is a client services associate in the UK office. He is from Walthamstow, and has attended schools all over East London, including Walthamstow, Chingford, Epping, and Barking. Before Knewton, he was a client service executive at Grant Thornton in London. He enjoys football, DJing, music production, and movies — his favorite is Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Connect with him on LinkedIn.