Crisis Text Line

Team

Meet the Crisis Text Line staff.

Team

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Amy Hall
Coach

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? A Piñata
Favorite childhood pet? Well, I loved all of my childhood pets but Harley, the goat, who slept in my room, wore a diaper, and drank from a bottle was easily the most memorable!
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Ankit Gupta
Machine Learning and Data Engineering

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Johnny Bravo (it doesn’t take a lot to do!)
Most impromptu thing ever done? Got three tattoos: two morse codes and a celtic trinity knot (no regrets!)
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Assaf Packin
Senior Software Engineer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Wolverine
Best gift you’ve ever received? Belt with Automatic Buckle
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Baylee Greenberg
COO

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween: A bag of jellybeans (yes, I wore a trash bag stuffed with balloons to sixth grade)
How do you take your eggs? Omelette with spinach and (extra crispy) bacon
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Becka Ross
Head of Supervision

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Halloween scares me, but I guess the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz
What was the name of my childhood imaginary friend? Davin
Geographic Location: Chicago, IL

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Bob Filbin
Chief Data Scientist

Issue you’re most passionate about? Isolation
Which Quidditch team do you support? Chudley Cannons
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Briana Hollis
Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? The Undertaker (WWE)
Best gift you’ve ever received? My sister! Our birthdays are two weeks apart and she came home from the hospital on my birthday.
Geographic Location Cleveland, OH

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Christine Morrison
Head of Supervision

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? I’ve been both a hamburger and a hotdog!
Best gift you’ve ever received? Coldplay tickets…I’m a shameless Chris Martin fan
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Coe Bethea
Coach

Best gift you’ve ever received? The gift of Life
How are you able to have it all and balance career, family and success? Magic, plus my boyfriend works here too…that helps.
Geographic Location: Durham, NC

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Danny Johnson
Supervisor

Issue you’re most passionate about? LGBTQ bullying
What was your childhood nickname? Daniel Boone, which my grandmother still calls me to this day. She uses that special grandma tone when saying it to make me feel like I’m 8 years old all over again
Geographic Location: Detroit, Michigan

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Darren Mastropaolo
Director of International

Best gift you’ve ever received? Signed jumper from my Aussie Rules Football club team when I was living in Melbourne
What is your spirit animal? Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose
Geographic Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Earl Lewis
Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Big Bad Wolf
Best gift you’ve ever received? a Los Angeles Lakers Jersey
Geographic Location: Miami, FL

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Elana Jacobs
Head of Product

Best gift you’ve ever received? A road bike for my 30th birthday
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? A clown
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Elif Anda
Special Projects

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? In 3rd grade I was mac & cheese. My mom made the costume (and it’s still my fave food, btw)
What’s one place you’d like to visit? Antarctica – it’s the only continent I haven’t been on!
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Elisha Ferguson
Supervisor/Head of Supervision Product

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? David Bowie
Best gift you’ve ever received? Barbie dream house. My four year old mind was blown
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Elizabeth Borukovich
Supervisor, Head of Military and Veteran Programs

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? I usually just stick to the classics: either a vampire or witch, but last year I wore a Jack Skellington onesie and that was super cool! =0
Best gift you’ve ever received? Other than this beautiful life, I would have to say my two spoiled rotten puppies!
Geographic Location: Papillion, NE

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Elizabeth "Sweezey" Morrell
Coach

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? In high school, some friends and I were the stages of a butterfly metamorphosis. I was the cocoon. Nailed it.
Any missed callings? Tons! Geologist, travel blogger, dog whisperer
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Garrett Shotwell
Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? A popsicle… See what I did there?
Can you lick your elbow? Proudly.
Geographic Location: Seattle, WA

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Heather Kam
Coach

Best gift you’ve ever received? My cat
What’s your favorite movie? Nightmare Before Christmas
Geographic Location: Hampton, VA

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Hira Raja
Coach

Best gift you’ve ever received? Handknitted quilt made by my grandmother
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Myself!
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Jared Wolf
Media Manager

Best gift you’ve ever received? My smile. Thanks, Mom!
Childhoood dream job? TV comedy writer
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Jason Bennett
CTO

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? My wife and I went as Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
What is your favorite meal of the day? All of them
Geographic Location: New York, NY
Also look for me at CTOs for Good

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Jeff Fairchild
Dev Ops Engineer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Toilet Paper Mummy
What’s your favorite Steven Seagal movie? Under Siege
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Jen James
Founding Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? I was Wendy from the fast food place and adorable!
What is your spirit animal? My spirit animal is a mix between a magical unicorn, Amy Schumer and Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect.
Geographic Location: Commerce Township, MI

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Jill Arendt
Supervisor/Head of Spike

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? My friends and I went as Sigmund Freud’s idea of the human psyche. I was the Ego and my friends were the Id and the Super Ego. Pretty much the most nerdy and best costume!
Best gift you’ve ever received? When the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS won the NBA championship!! CLEVELAND ROCKS!
Geographic Location: Bethlehem, PA

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Kait Vanderlaan
Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? I’ve never been anything cool, but my dog was a taco last year
Favorite animal? Fox
Geographic Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Kaitlyn Murphy
Coach/Head of Training Product

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? I was a raisin one year in middle school and believed it to be very cool.
Best gift you’ve ever received? For Christmas, my sister wrote me a full length sequel to the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love. No joke – it’s 107 pages.
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Keith Morris
Platform Engineer

Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween? Ninja Turtle
What's your superpower? I can type one-handed.
Geographic Location: Durham, NC

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Kristal Choy
Director of Finance

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? A mailbox
Issue you’re most passionate about? Opportunity gap and access to education
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Libby Craig
West Coast Director

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? A sugar skull!
Best gift you’ve ever received? A video that my best friends made while I was traveling in Peru. They were at all corners of the world — Nicaragua, Brazil, India, New York — wishing me a happy birthday. Digital gifts are the best!
Geographic Location: San Francisco, California

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Lindsay Martin, Ph.D
Supervisor

What’s your dog’s name? Snookie Love
Best gift you’ve ever received? Trip to Disney World with my son
Geographic Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Liz Eddy
Director of Communications

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? A bunch of grapes (aka covered in purple balloons)
If you could eat 1 thing forever what would it be? Hot sauce. On everything.
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Maddy Forster
Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? A rabid bat!
Best gift you’ve ever received? It’s hard to pick just one, but my favorite gifts are generally cheese-related
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Maggie Van De Loo
LA Director

Dream Job? Food Critic
Coolest thing you've been for Halloween? I was Pippi Longstocking in second grade, complete with a coat hanger in my pigtails to make them stick out funny directions.
Geographic Location: Los Angeles, California

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Mariya Bogorodova
Software Engineer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A queen, when I was 6.
Best gift you've ever received?
A picture of me dressed as a queen when I was 6, printed on a phone case. With the word “queen” written under it.
Geographic Location:
New York, NY

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Matt Morris
Senior Software Engineer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Ash from Army of Darkness
Best gift you've ever received? My kids
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Max Kamowski
Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Dilbert
What do you do in your time off the platform? Knit, crochet and CRAFT
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Megan Schulze
Office Manager

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? For my 4th or 5th Halloween, my father made me a princess-riding-a-unicorn costume.
Best gift you've ever received? One of my best friends paid for my tattoo of one of our favorite song lyrics.
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Michael Howard
Software Engineer

Coolest thing you've ever been for halloween? The dad from the Duracell battery family commercials.
What’s your favorite meal of the day? Slunch, aka second lunch. Close seconds are linner (lunch-dinner) and pre-brunch.
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Michelle Azzi
Graphic Designer

Childhood dream job? Volcanologist. That quickly changed after watching Dante’s Peak.
Best gift you've ever received? I have a ridiculous collection of Disney VHS movies that my grandfather gave me. The Three Caballeros is still my all time favorite.
Geographic Location: Miami, FL

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Michelle Murphy
Coach

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? The Rainbow Fish from the children’s storybook. Nothing beats handing out sequins to unsuspecting strangers all day!
Best gift you've ever received? Surprise visit from a friend who lived in a far away land.
Geographic Location: San Francisco, CA

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Nancy Lublin
Founder & CEO

Best gift you've ever received? My husband proposed to me with a grandfather clock (way better than a ring)
Any strange talents? I can make a flower with my tongue
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Natalia Dayan
Supervisor

Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween? Dexter victim
What is your dream job? Trapezist in the circus
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Nicole Kraus
Supervisor

Best gift you've ever received? Sky-diving passes!
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Poison Ivy
Geographic Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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Nitya Kanuri
Open Data Collaborations Manager

Best gift you've ever received? Animal onesies (my dress-up zoo is 4 strong and growing)
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Abu from Aladdin
Geographic Location: San Francisco, CA

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Nya Wilson
Supervisor/Head of Referrals

Best gift you've ever received? Personal journal
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Private Dancer
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Rachel Kopelan
Coach

Best gift you've ever received? My black lab puppy!
What's your favorite meal of the day? Definitely breakfast! Eggs Benedict are my fav.
Geographic Location New York, NY

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Rachel Stephens
Director of Community

Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween? Pot of gold underneath a rainbow
Best gift you've ever received? Limited edition Kevin McAllister Home Alone pin
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Ramneet Sachdev
Product Manager

Issue you’re most passionate about? Racial-bias-based bullying
If you were a hot dog would, you eat yourself? No, but if the question was pizza, then absolutely.
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Rebecca Kan
Supervisor/Head of Content

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Harley Quinn
Best gift you’ve ever received? My dog, Hudson
Geographic Location: Boston, MA

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Ricard Cabrera
Platform Engineer

What's your favorite video game? Loom!
Best gift you’ve ever received? Any graphic novel. I love graphic novels.
Geographic Location: Barcelona, Spain

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Ricky Neal
Marketing Manager

Best gift you’ve ever received? Front row seats to the Watch The Throne tour
What’s your favorite meal of the day? Breakfast for dinner.
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Sarah Buckingham
Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received? When the Seahawks won the Super Bowl! SEAAAAHAWWWKS!
What are three things you totally geek-out about? The Wizard of Oz, turtles, and anthropology!
Geographic Location Seattle, WA

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Scotty Huhn
Data Scientist

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Pacman with a group of friends at school - chased each other around all day
Craziest trip you’ve ever taken? Skiing in Jasna, Slovakia during a trip for my best friend’s 21st birthday. We were the only Americans on the mountain.
Geographic Location: San Francisco, CA

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Shaniqua Jones
Head of Supervision

Best gift you've ever received? My kids
What's your passion? Helping people come up with tools to get through this thing called life.
Geographic Location: San Antonio, TX

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Shannon Green
Supervisor

Best gift you've ever received? My dog, Chewbacca
What is your favorite meal of the day? Dessert, of course!
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Sherri Bishop
Supervisor

Issue you’re most passionate about? Child abuse
What’s your favorite animal? Tigers - very graceful and beautiful
Geographic Location: Berkley, MI

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Shinise Muse
Supervisor

Best gift you've ever received? Walkman, when I was a teen
What is your favorite hobby? Making everything from scratch, like: laundry detergent, mayonnaise, butter, dog treats, lotion, hair products…
Geographic Location: Hyattsville, Maryland

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Shoko Morikawa
Supervisor

Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween? Stella Carlin in OITNB, played by Ruby Rose. I actually ended up featured in a Buzzfeed article!
Geographic Location: San Francisco, CA

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Tanasha Driver
Supervisor

What's your favorite meal of the day? Breakfast. Definitely, breakfast.
What is your spirit animal? A Corgi! We are both short, fluffy, and waddle when we walk.
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Tatiana Albandos
Coach

Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween? Puss in Boots
Best gift you’ve ever received? Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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TC Kida
Platform Engineer

Issue you’re most passionate about? Economic justice
What’s your favorite typeface? DIN Mittelschrift. Although Neutraface comes a close second. Gill Sans third.
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Teddy Maghrak
Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received? A gigantic Pegasus pool float!
If you had to be a bird, what kind would you be and why? I’d be a loon – masters of sky and sea, with a haunting song to boot!
Geographic Location: Durham, NC

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Tessa Shapiro
Coach

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Definitely the red Teletubby, named Po. What could possibly be cuter than that?
Who is your spirit cereal box mascot? Tony the Tiger. He’s so encouraging!
Geographic Location: New York, NY

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Tiffany Bridgett
Supervisor

Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween? Chuckie's girlfriend, Tiffany
What type of amusement park ride are you the most afraid to ride? ... FERRIS WHEEL
Geographic Location: Washington, DC

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