Prior to joining Alpha Edison, Fen Zhao developed public private partnerships at the National Science Foundation in the areas of data science and cybersecurity.  She created and led the Big Data Hubs and Spokes Program and was the program coordinator for the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC).  

During the Obama Administration, Dr. Zhao was an AAAS Fellow at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) working on national security S&T issues. Before her work in the public sector, Dr. Zhao was an associate with McKinsey and Company's Risk Management Practice, serving public sector clients in the mortgage and debt markets.

Fen received a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University and her BS in Physics and Mathematics for Computer Science from MIT. Her doctoral research was conducted at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at SLAC National Accelerator Labs, where she developed supercomputing astrophysical simulations of magnetic fields within the early universe.  She is a native New Yorker and enjoys rowing, spinning, and video games.

Fen Zhao

Data Science & Research

 Britt Dannenman     Investing & Research

Britt Dannenman    Investing & Research

 Robey Miller     Investing & Research

Robey Miller    Investing & Research

 Fen Zhao     Data Science & Research

Fen Zhao    Data Science & Research

 Nick Grouf   Managing Partner

Nick Grouf  Managing Partner

 Nate Redmond     Managing Partner

Nate Redmond    Managing Partner

 Haitham El Mengad     Software Engineer

Haitham El Mengad    Software Engineer

 Viaks Gupta     Entrepreneur in Residence

Viaks Gupta    Entrepreneur in Residence

 Dayo Fashoro     Operations Lead

Dayo Fashoro    Operations Lead

 Loui Smith     Office Manager & Administrative Assistant

Loui Smith    Office Manager & Administrative Assistant

 Jill O'Neal     Controller

Jill O'Neal    Controller


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