Molly K. Rearick Day
Molly K. Rearick Day, EdD | Board Member & Executive Director
Along with being Executive Director of Peerbots, Molly is an Educational Consultant; Founding Director and Board Member of of IGNITE Collective, Inc.; Adjunct Faculty and Co-Director of the Explorers Program at California State University, Northridge; Adjunct Trainer & Advisory Board Member at Elevatus Training; Board Member & President of MountainQueers, External Advisory Board Member for the Colorado School of Mines Robotics Program; and a qualitative researcher focusing on supported communication. Molly lives in the Eastern Sierra and enjoys everything outdoorsy.
John Choi | Board Member, Treasurer, Founder, & Lead Developer
John is the lead app developer and Treasurer of Peerbots. Having graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, John specializes in rapidly prototyping hardware and software for experimental cutting edge technologies in AR/VR/MR, robotics, telepresence, AI and everything in between. John is also the Founder and CEO of Choitek LLC, an educational robotics technology company in Pittsburgh, PA. Known in his circles as "that one robot guy," John believes that one day, robots will become ubiquitous in our world as in the science fiction dreams of yonder, and Peerbots social robots are a stepping stone to make it happen.
Saad Elbeleidy | Board Member & Secretary
Saad is currently a PhD candidate researching Human-Robot Interaction with the MIRRORLab at Colorado School of Mines. Saad is investigating how therapists are using robots in providing therapy for children and how to improve the interfaces they use, both using design principles and machine learning. Saad got his MS in Computer Science from Mines researching machine learning methods applied to natural language and medical image computing. Aside from his educational background, Saad has worked with various startups in renewable energy, e-commerce, social analytics, and natural language processing.
Dan Liu | Board Member, Design & User Experience
Dan is leading the product design and user experience design of Peerbots. As a graduate student at University of Colorado Boulder’s Creative Technology and Design program, she is passionate about empathizing with users and incorporating their stories and needs. She is a creative designer who advocates for empowering and intuitive concepts. She has long-established design history working closely with users, non-profit organizations, researchers, and developers.
Aubrey Shick | Founder
Aubrey was the Founder of Peerbots. has been developing peer-like robotic teaching assistants to aid in the wellness and education of children with challenges since 2010. Today, open-source derivatives of these Peerbots are used regularly by facilitators and teachers at Fine Art Miracles, Inc., a non-profit based in Pittsburgh, PA. Aubrey has been Executive Director of Peerbots, Research Affiliate in the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder and also continues to serve as Head of Technology and Research at Fine Art Miracles, Inc.