theCourseForum is a place for University of Virginia students to share their academic experiences. These are captured in the form of course reviews, which provide insight, advice, and caution to students before course enrollment. We believe that reading student reflections is the best way to understand a class and its professor without actually experiencing it.

Of the students, by the students, for the students...

History

Founding

In Fall 2005, two University of Virginia students, Jeff Bordogna and Alan Webb had an idea for an app that would let UVA students share their classroom experiences.

Revival

In 2012-2013, a team of 6 student developers led by Justin Dao redesigned the site to bring it into the modern age using the Ruby on Rails framework.

"Same dog, new tricks..." - Justin Dao

CIO Era

In 2017, a successful year of recruitment and organizational growth resulted in UVA granting theCourseForum CIO status.

Revival 2.0

In Spring 2020, theCourseForum needed a fresh start. Under the leadership of Brian Yu, Sai Konuri, Brad Knaysi, and Jennifer Long, theCourseForum was re-built from scratch using the Python web-framework Django.

Meet the Team

Executive Team


Alex Shen
Alex Shen

President | Product Lead

Class of 2023

Jules Le Menestrel
Jules Le Menestrel

VP | Product Engineering

Class of 2023

Borja Ingle-Fernandez
Borja Ingle-Fernandez

VP | Product Engineering

Class of 2023

Jack Liu
Jack Liu

VP | Infrastructure Engineering

Class of 2023

Kimberly Vo
Kimberly Vo

VP | Marketing & Design

Class of 2022

Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen

Secretary | Operations Lead

Class of 2023

Khushi Chawla
Khushi Chawla

Treasurer | Business Lead

Class of 2024

Chairs


Nikhil Mahajan
Nikhil Mahajan

Data Manager

Class of 2023

Zina Lahham
Zina Lahham

UX Manager

Class of 2023

Lauren Kim
Lauren Kim

Social Media Manager

Class of 2022

Engineering Team


Alex Shen
Alex Shen

Class of 2023

Jules Le Menestrel
Jules Le Menestrel

Class of 2023

Borja Ingle-Fernandez
Borja Ingle-Fernandez

Class of 2023

Jack Liu
Jack Liu

Class of 2023

Vi Nguyen
Vi Nguyen

Class of 2023

Khushi Chawla
Khushi Chawla

Class of 2024

Nikhil Mahajan
Nikhil Mahajan

Class of 2023

Andrew Niu
Andrew Niu

Class of 2023

Austin Houck
Austin Houck

Class of 2022

Vinya Ponugoti
Vinya Ponugoti

Class of 2024

AJ Nye
AJ Nye

Class of 2025

Mohammad Murad
Mohammad Murad

Class of 2025

Oliver Song
Oliver Song

Class of 2024

Ann Li
Ann Li

Class of 2024

Christina Wang
Christina Wang

Class of 2025

Dylan Herbig
Dylan Herbig

Class of 2024

Marketing & Design Team


Kimberly Vo
Kimberly Vo

Class of 2022

Zina Lahham
Zina Lahham

Class of 2023

Lauren Kim
Lauren Kim

Class of 2022

Lilleth Snavely
Lilleth Snavely

Class of 2023

Founders & Alumni

Founders


Jeff Bordogna

Jeff Bordogna
Co-Founder

Class of 2007

Alan Webb

Alan Webb
Co-Founder

Class of 2007

Class of 2023


Arjun Kumar
Arjun Kumar
Developer
Joe Kerrigan
Joe Kerrigan
Developer
Kartik Chugh
Kartik Chugh
Developer
Max von Schroeter
Max von Schroeter
Marketing
Jeremy Tran
Jeremy Tran
Marketing
Dani Szabo
Dani Szabo
Marketing and Design
Annie Chotikul
Annie Chotikul
Marketing and Design

Class of 2022


Shirley Chu
Shirley Chu
VP of Marketing and Design
Davis DeLozier
Davis DeLozier
Treasurer
Harshita Pathipati
Harshita Pathipati
Developer
Rena Wolinsky
Rena Wolinsky
UX Manager
Anne Yong
Anne Yong
Community and Outreach Chair

Class of 2021


Brian Yu
Brian Yu
President
Jennifer Long
Jennifer Long
President
Nikash Sethi
Nikash Sethi
Developer
Neal Patel
Neal Patel
Developer
Dale Wilson
Dale Wilson
Developer
Alexa Gomez
Alexa Gomez
Developer
Jihoon Park
Jihoon Park
Developer
James Lim
James Lim
Developer
Quyen Huynh
Quyen Huynh
Developer
Tina Wang
Tina Wang
Marketing
Sierra Arnold
Sierra Arnold
Marketing and Design

Class of 2020


Brad Knaysi
Brad Knaysi
VP of Product Engineering
Sai Konuri
Sai Konuri
VP of Infrastructure Engineering
Chris Zion
Chris Zion
Business Lead

Class of 2019


Varun Patel
Varun Patel
Developer
Ayman Mobin
Ayman Mobin
Developer
Rohan Raval
Rohan Raval
Developer
Justin Barry
Justin Barry
Developer
Henry Harris
Henry Harris
Developer
Andrew Ton
Andrew Ton
Developer
Jordan Farquhar
Jordan Farquhar
Developer
Anirudh Ryali
Anirudh Ryali
Developer
Oliver Nicholas
Oliver Nicholas
Operations Lead

Class of 2018


Christine Tsou
Christine Tsou
Developer
Candace Park
Candace Park
Developer
Apoorva Arunkumar
Apoorva Arunkumar
Developer
Josie Chiao
Josie Chiao
Developer
Ann Liu
Ann Liu
Business
Lizzie Redd
Lizzie Redd
Business

Class of 2017


Alan Wei
Alan Wei
Developer
Atallah Hezbor
Atallah Hezbor
Developer
Robert Schmidt
Robert Schmidt
Developer
Kienan Adams
Kienan Adams
Developer
Lawrence Hook
Lawrence Hook
Developer
Mario Sukkar
Mario Sukkar
Developer
Daniel Coo
Daniel Coo
Developer
Ian Zheng
Ian Zheng
Developer
Lewis Jones
Lewis Jones
Business

Class of 2016


Sean Spector
Sean Spector
Business

Class of 2015


Justin Dao
Justin Dao
Developer
Brian Whitlow
Brian Whitlow
Developer
Alex Aberman
Alex Aberman
Data Engineering
Alex Bergman
Alex Bergman
Graphic Design
Sara Neel
Sara Neel
Graphic Design

Thanks to our Sponsors

Our sponsors help us cover server costs from the large amount of traffic that we get. Their help has allowed the site to stay up and running continuously as we keep developing new features.