Our Team
Cynthia Barbera

Cynthia Barbera

Founder, CEO

Dr. Omprakash Gnawali

Dr. Omprakash Gnawali

Chief Technology Officer

Devon Merriman

Devon Merriman

UX Designer, Illustrator, Marketing

Shyam Gnawali

Shyam Gnawali

Full Stack Engineer

Luis Montiel

Luis Montiel

Operations Coordinator

Mafe Pulido Duarte

Mafe Pulido Duarte

Spanish Linguist

Que Yi

Que Yi

Mandarin Linguist

Ally Lam

Ally Lam

Production Coordinator, Mandarin

Dean Galbreath

Dean Galbreath

Technology Support

Advisors & Board
Dr. Rosemary Garcia Fontana

Dr. Rosemary Garcia Fontana

Stanford Ph.D, Bilingual Educator, Ethnographer

Tom Kalinske

Tom Kalinske

LeapFrog, Mattel, Sega America, Knowledge Universe, Global Education Learning

Dr. Rebecca Silverman

Dr. Rebecca Silverman

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Michael Watkins

Michael Watkins

Fmr. Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Ron Marx

Dr. Ron Marx

Dean University of Arizona, College of Education (Emeritus)

John Brown

John Brown

Board Member

Ross Uchimura

Ross Uchimura

Board Member

Meet our Illustrators
STORYWORLD’s books are carefully illustrated by a team of amazing,
talented artists. We pride ourselves on how our stories engage readers
visually, enhancing the learning experience. The artwork on every page of
every book came from one of these creative minds:
Melissa Batiller

Melissa Batiller

Cassondra Conlin

Cassondra Conlin

Andrea Pescosolido

Andrea Pescosolido

Adelya Tumasyeva

Adelya Tumasyeva

Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln

China Jones

China Jones

Clara Chang

Clara Chang

Steven A. Gomez

Steven A. Gomez

Jingwen Ma

Jingwen Ma

Meimei Mao

Meimei Mao

Heidi Perry

Heidi Perry

Jasmin Perez

Jasmin Perez

Stephanie Lin

Stephanie Lin

Isabel Patino

Isabel Patino

Danielle Pendergast

Danielle Pendergast

Akiko Neumann

Akiko Neumann

Jinnace Gray

Jinnace Gray

Sergi Calavia

Sergi Calavia

Jackie Carson

Jackie Carson

Tiffany Rodriguez

Tiffany Rodriguez

Cynthia Santos

Cynthia Santos

Caitlin Stevens

Caitlin Stevens

Stephanie Szabo

Stephanie Szabo