Meet the Team
Digital Media Academy hires hundreds of technology educators from all over Northern America to lead, empower, encourage, and inspire the thousands of students who come through our summer camps each year. Our summer staff are an integral part of providing our students with an exceptional personal and educational experience.
We are proud to have relationships with our staff that often extend back to their childhood when they spent time as students at Digital Media academy. Our summer staff have grown up with us – starting as campers and going on to become teachers assistants, instructors, and camp directors – so they know how to ensure students experience impactful learning.
Our year-round staff works from Digital Media Academy's corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, CA and Vancouver, BC. We’re a crew of gaming enthusiasts, photographers, makers, tinkerers, techies, film junkies, and lifelong learners. Our collective passion for inspiring the students to excel in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math is fueled by our desire to provide the best possible experiences for students all over the world.
Academic Leadership & Industry Advisory Board
Comprised of experts and leaders from technology companies and leading academic institutions, our industry advisors provide guidance on skill sets and competencies required by technology employers. Our academic experts guide course development and ensure quality of our instructional practice.
Prof. Barak Kol
Professor Barak Kol holds a PhD from Stanford University and is also a full professor at Racah Institute of Physics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Vinicius David is HP’s Head of Global Sales and Business Development for Device-as-a-Service and was invited to become an instructor at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Karin Qayumi
As Founder and CEO of CanHealth International, Dr. Karin Qayumi brings healthcare education to developing nations free of charge.
Dr. Richard Smith
Dr. Richard Smith is the Director of the Centre for Digital Media, owned together by UBC, SFU, BCIT, and the Emily Carr University of Art + Design.