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About Us

Since our inception in January 2020, we have reached over 2,000 students across multiple countries.


None of this is possible without our team. Say hello to them! 👋

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Our Team

We are run by Harvard alumni who believe in democratizing access to the liberal arts.


Jane Chen

Founder & CEO

Jane is the Founder and CEO of Letterly, a company dedicated to empowering education through enhancing literacy skills. Before establishing Letterly, she spent a decade on Wall Street in asset management. Jane is an alumna of Harvard University, where she concentrated in History and was honored as a Blankfein Family Scholar.


Joanna Tan

Partner & COO

Joanna graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2016 with an MPA, alongside degrees from Peking University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. She has worked as a simultaneous interpreter in numerous high-profile international events, including the Beijing Olympic Games.


Ania Alberski, M.S.Ed

Director of Education

Ania is a double graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a Master's degree in Education, Culture, & Society and a Bachelor's degree in English & Cognitive Science. Prior to joining Letterly, Ania had worked as a full-time middle school teacher and afterschool program organizer in West Philadelphia.


Sam Benkelman

Partner & Advisor

Sam graduated from Harvard University as a Linguistics concentrator with a secondary in Computer Science. Sam won a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English grammar abroad.  He was also a research assistant for Harvard's Linguistics Department and Graduate School of Education.


Sadie Cook

Curriculum Designer & Editor

An artist and writer based in Reykjavik, Sadie graduated from Yale with a BA in art cum laude, with a distinction in the major. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Sadie is also a Fulbright scholar, working with writers and artists of all levels.


Cliff Wheeler


A full-time curriculum designer and teacher, Cliff Wheeler stands out for his exceptional track record in the field of ESL (English as a Second Language). Cliff has developed online courses for Pearson Education, serving various colleges in Texas, Indiana, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

And many, many more incredible instructors!

Love Letters from Students 💌

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