About Us

ConnectNGive is for
real-time COVID-19 Shortages & Donations

How do we help?

1. Hotspots &
Shortages

Posted requests are mapped alongside most current COVID-19 data

2. Always
Real-time

Verify up-to-date needs of your recipients by each items without hassle or delay

3. Manage &
Coordinate

Update, collaborate, and track all requests and donations openly and efficiently

Meet the Team

Want to join the team?

Thien-Nhien Luong MPH
Advisor
Morgan Hill, CA

Thien-Nhien Luong has provided leadership for US public health institutions and is an expert in emergency preparedness against epidemics and crises. She is also on the board of several international nonprofit organizations and social impact initiatives.

Cecilia Nguyen
Operations & Publicity Team Member
El Cerrito, CA

I graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. I currently work as a medical assistant and aspire to be a nurse practitioner to serve low-income, marginalized communities.

Christina Cook
Product Designer
Fremont, CA

I am a product designer and web developer located in the Bay Area! I recently graduated from UC San Diego studying Cognitive Science specializing in Design and Interaction. I'm passionate aboutdesign, code, food, education, and mentorship.

Cathy Lam
Advisor
Hilo, HI

Cathy Lam manages funding and logistics at the VANGO Network supplying PPEs for COVID-19 frontline workers. She holds leadership positions with initiatives concerning environmental and political advocacy, youth leadership, and LGBTQ empowerment.

Michael Liwanag
Frontend Development Lead
Garden Grove, CA

I graduated from CSUF with a Bachelor's in Business Administration & currently work as a Senior Software Engineer. I'm passionate about helping others and I'm excited to volunteer my free time to build ConnectNGive to help all those affected by COVID-19.

Arjun Mayur
Python Developer
Salinas, CA

I'm a current sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Cognitive Science and Data Science. I'm also really passionate about volunteering and helping those around me, so I'm really excited to be helping ConnectNGive.

Izzy Koningstein
Python Developer
San Francisco, CA

I recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of computer science and am interested in applying technology to social impact work.

Jordan Eng
Brand Designer
Seattle, WA

Hi! I am a student at UC Berkeley studying Cognitive Science graduating in 2021. I've been exploring opportunities in all facets of design and I'm excited to be working with ConnectNGive!

John Flores
Jr Business Development and Operations
Berkeley, CA

Hey! I’m John, a first year undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Cognitive Science and Economics. Besides school, I’m currently a mentor at an elementary youth program and a performer on a dance team. I aspire to give back and am excited to do that here.

Ashley Walsh
Python Development
Boston, MA

I recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Computer Science and a Mathematics minor. I am eager to use my acquired programming skills for social good and am so excited to be a part of ConnectNGive's success.

William Vuong
Backend Engineer
San Diego, CA

Full Stack Web Developer from San Diego! I graduated from UCSD with a degree in Mathematics Computer Science. I love hacking away at a project and learning new ways to improve myself!

Ben Truong
Team lead
Walnut Creek, CA

I’m an entrepreneur focused on social enterprises. Being an immigrant makes me very appreciative of those providing positive impacts for society and I look forward to leverage the best of technology to support their mission. A Cal alumni.

Fiona Tran
Brand Design Lead
Bay Area, CA

Hello! I am the Brand Design Lead for ConnectNGive. During the day, I'm a full time Graphic Designer. I love to work on projects that help the community. I enjoy finding spaces where my passions for people and design align.

Sarah Pyo
Marketing Content Strategy Assistant
Berkeley, CA

I'm a current student at UC Berkeley studying Cognitive Science. I'm excited to pursue my passions in marketing in such a meaningful way, and hope to contribute all that I can.

Jared Suasin
Lead Product Designer
San Francisco, CA

Jared is a UX designer who strives to build products for equity, empowerment, and social good. UCSD graduate. Based in San Francisco.