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Welcome Ashley and Hyunjin

Posted in Knerds on December 14, 2011 by

We’ve had two awesome new team members join us in the past few weeks. We made sure to grill each of them with a few introductory questions before they got too settled in.


Ashley Olentine joins Knewton as a Financial Analyst. She’s from Sterling, Illinois, and has degrees from Colgate University and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Before coming to Knewton, she worked in corporate strategy and investor relations at Scholastic, and way before that, she got her feet wet in the real world with a gig at Dairy Queen. Her favorite book is Special Topics in Calamity Physics and in her spare time, you can find her on the tennis courts.


As associate product manager, Hyunjin Kim will be “coordinating (and hopefully improving) product planning across different teams in the company.” Hyunjin is quite the globetrotter; originally from Seoul, South Korea, she went to school at Harvard, and most recently completed a Masters in Environmental Management at Oxford. While there, she also ran the Emerge Venture Lab, a social venture accelerator that provides support to student entrepreneurs. Three things Hyunjin couldn’t live without? “Dreams, love, and inspiration (by which i mean books, apple pie, and the ocean).” Follow her on Twitter @emergelab and @_hyunjinkim.