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Co-founder, CEO &

Board Member

Kirsten, Princeton '84, Harvard MBA '89, Harvard MPA '89, is a social impact entrepreneur with excellent experience in senior management, entrepreneurial non-profits, consulting, education, and other organizations engaging children and families. She was Executive Director of a non-profit with national reach, led fundraising for a national organization equipping families and social service agencies, and served as NYC Regional Manager of an after-school tutoring organization. She has consulted for a range of businesses and non-profits, including at McKinsey & Co. and as a solo practitioner.


Chief Operating Officer

Kevin, SouthEast Missouri State University '89, served as Head of Operations of  Northern/Central New Jersey for Home Care Assistance.  He is a strategically-minded executive with extensive expertise in home care operations, business development, and regulatory compliance.  Kevin is a results-driven leader with over 15 years of proven experience in the delivery of exceptional home care services and achievement of local and regional growth initiatives.  Prior to joining Home Care Assistance, Kevin held various technical positions as a System Engineer, which involved extensive software development for IP routing platforms, including at AT&T Labs and Avici Systems.



Chief Technology Officer

Vin, Princeton ‘80, has led multi-site software development teams (domestic and offshore) of up to 35 people, managing all phases from planning through implementation, delivery and maintenance.  He has a track record of delivering innovative products across a range of platforms and hardware-software interfaces.  He led a team that converted a WinCE/Windows stand-alone product line to an always-on Android, iOS, Xamarin + Google Cloud Platform product line. While technically expert and strong in forging outstanding engineering teams, Vin also excels in engaging with customers via beta sites and user groups. This enables agile development of products highly valuable to the users.


Chief Data Scientist

Philip, Princeton '82, Univ. of Illinois Ph.D. '87, is an outstanding scientist who focuses on what is known as “low signal-to-noise” data analyses. This involves finding insights and patterns in "noisy" data and depicting these analytics in user-friendly ways.  He has worked on data imaging and other data analytics in Behavioral Health and Neuroscience. He has co-developed valuable techniques in fMRI and cryo-electron microscopy. Phil has recently been serving as a research scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the New York Structural Biology Center.



Impact Data Analyst

Sim, Princeton ’23, is majoring in Operations Research & Financial Engineering, with additional focus on Finance and Statistics, in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. As Design & Visibility Advocate of Princeton’s Asian American Student Association, she coordinates digital posters while managing the website. Sim also facilitates dialogues in relation to social justice as a CAF Fellow. In high school, she engaged in civic service such as Key Club and Habitat for Humanity. Recognized as the math aficionado in her high school, Sim is passionate about data analysis and the art of making numbers talk.


Software Engineer & Analyst

Sydney, Rutgers '21,  is majoring in Biomedical Engineering, with a Minor in Mathematics, in the School of Engineering. She is skilled in app prototype design and development, website design and development, data visualization, graphic design, research in many arenas, and survey preparation. She also has coached and mentored youth, including in sports, and has extensive experience in other childcare roles. After receiving a scholar-athlete award as a high school senior, she continued her high school softball career by playing in a local softball league.



Software Engineer & Analyst

Elizabeth, Princeton '22, is majoring in Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Throughout her college years, she has worked on various apps and programs and has served as a Grader and Teaching Assistant for a Princeton Univ. “Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach” course. As Fashion Director of TigerTrends editorial, she styles students and directs a fashion journalism team in hopes of spreading inclusivity and uplifting voices from a variety of backgrounds through fashion. She is also a member of her residential college council and has worked on the organizing team of HackPrinceton.


Software Engineer & Analyst

Joshua, Princeton '22, is majoring in Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has programmed optimized solutions to various coding projects and is skilled in data modeling, data visualization, and coding analysis. He has tutored and mentored students in multiple fields of mathematics including Number Theory, Algebra, and Probability and served as a grader for a Princeton University course, "Reasoning about Computation." He also serves Manna Christian Fellowship as the Audio/Visual Chair and enjoys dancing with Six14 Christian Dance Company.



Software Engineer & Analyst

Yazan, Princeton '22, is majoring in Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has built apps and websites during his high school and college years, and served as a Teaching Assistant for a Princeton Univ. “Algorithms and Data Structures” course.  As the IgniteSTEM Co-Leader through the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club, he’s co-organized teacher conferences in and around NYC to empower K-12 Educators to implement project-based learning in public schools. He’s also a member of Princeton’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and has been an Editor on The Daily Princetonian Newspaper Web Team.


Software Engineer & Analyst

Raphael, Princeton '22, is majoring in Electrical Engineering, with additional focus on Computer Science, in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. As President of Princeton's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, he coordinates conferences, engages with companies and students in organizing tech recruiting events, and votes on national policies. During his college years, he’s built responsive web apps and modified designs for use on new silicon chips for neural network processing. During high school, he was active in leadership roles and in mentoring youth building robotic systems. 



Software Engineer & Analyst

David, Princeton ‘21, is majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering with a certificate in the Applications of Computing. His technical interests include cryptography, complexity theory, and the societal impact of technology, and he advocates for socially responsible practices in data science and software development. David has built data pipelines for both academic and commercial purposes, and his community efforts include serving on the Boards of the Princeton University Math Club and the Korean Students’ Association of Princeton. On campus, David is a member of the Triple 8 and KoKo Pops dance companies.


Impact Data Analyst

Agatha, Princeton ’20, graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology. As a premedical student, she has interests in both biological and social sciences. As an Advising Fellow at Matriculate, she mentored and helped guide high-achieving, low-income students through the college application process. She also volunteered at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in the Surgical Care unit during her junior year at Princeton. At Lambent Data, she researches the impact of goal-setting and the social determinants of health on life outcomes.




Co-founder & Board Chair

Joe, Princeton '84, Executive in Residence at Princeton University, is a serial entrepreneur who has built successful software companies, including Restricted Stock Systems (in the financial field) and PIRXA (in the healthcare field).  In 2017, he and Princeton University scientists Eric Wood and Justin Sheffield co-founded Princeton Climate Analytics.  Joe guides the Lambent team’s multidisciplinary skills and expertise toward solving critical issues in practical ways through actionable data analytics and user-friendly software. 

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Co-founder &

Board Secretary/Treasurer


Tom, Princeton '67, Wharton MBA '70, has served as CFO for technology-based companies for most of his career, including for publicly-traded (e.g. Dialogic from 1997 to 2000 and Symbol from 1990 to 1997) and private companies. In recent years, he has consulted through Amato Ventures. Tom's also devoted his leadership to non-profit boards. In 2009, he joined the Board of Carrier Clinic psychiatric hospital and addiction recovery center, becoming Board Chair in 2011 and now Co-Chair as Carrier became part of Hackensack Meridian Health.  His volunteer service has also included work with Head Start and other organizations helping families. 



Board Member

Bob, Princeton '67, Harvard Law J.D. '71, Harvard Kennedy School MPA '71, has served in senior legal positions during his career, with his combined expertise in financial law and public administration.  He retired in 2011 as Senior Counsel of Deutsche Bank AG, NYC. Before that, he served as Counsel, Bankers Trust. In his early years, he clerked for a federal judge.  He brings his legal perspective, commitment to community-building, and financial acumen to Lambent Data. 




Dwight, Princeton '87, Wharton MBA '94, is an outstanding leader in strategic growth focused on differentiated outcomes, with over 20 years of experience in building out ventures and solutions across marketing technology, media/advertising, and data. He drove successful build-outs at Nielsen, WPP, Deluxe, other mature firms, and emerging ventures. His corporate development activities include hundreds of M&A/venture investments and strategic partnerships. He also founded and led profitable ventures, and has advised hundreds of emerging businesses. He has led effective cross-functional teams, often in environments resistant to change. He also has accepted internal executive leadership roles (CxO/GM/etc.) to optimize outcomes. He launched his career as a software systems engineer.




Marie is an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN), specializing in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, particularly in high-risk pregnancies.  She's devoted much of her career to caring for low-income women and their families during the pre-natal, delivery and post-delivery stages. She has worked extensively in hospitals.  After serving as a nurse, she graduated in 2000 from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ) and completed an OB/GYN residency and a fellowship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.




Benedikt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München '84, has been active at a senior level in corporate finance and private equity for close to 30 years. In recent years, he's shifted focus to mentoring entrepreneurs and investing as a business angel in start-ups in the US and Europe, mostly in digital health, education tech, and life sciences. Until Jan. 2014, he was a Partner at G.C. Andersen, the NY-based investment banking boutique, where he focused on cross border M&A transactions. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Augusta & Co plc in London and Frankfurt, a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, responsible for its German and Austrian investment banking.


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