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- Andy Brown - Andy Brown is a Lead Instructor at Udacity. He has a degree in physics from MIT, and has devoted his time after graduating to teaching and learning. Since joining Udacity in 2012, Andy has helped design dozens of classes. He loves exploring this new educational medium by creating innovative and engaging courses. When he’s not figuring out the best ways to transform minds, you can find Andy on his bike or in his car, exploring the amazing experiences that his new California home has to offer.
- Sarah Spikes - Sarah is a Stanford grad with a BS and MS in Computer Science, and spent a lot of her time at Stanford TAing CS courses. She then spent two years working at Google before deciding to follow her passion for teaching by joining Udacity. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys performing musical theatre, making sorbet from locally grown fruit, and rock climbing.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.