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The Mentra Team

Mentra is designed by and for neurodivergents to bring their full and genuine selves to work, and achieve their fullest potential. That starts with our team!

Meet the Mentra family


Jhillika Kumar

CEO / Founder

My personal experiences with my non-speaking, autistic brother ignited my passion to advocate for disability rights and design a world where my brother can one day find a job. I am a social impact entrepreneur and speaker/advocate for disability empowerment.

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Conner Reinhardt

COO / Co-Founder

As a recently-diagnosed neurodivergent, I've witnessed the extraordinary talents of the neurodiverse community firsthand. Behind the layers of inefficiency in today's hiring process, there is immense potential to innovate a new system that's able to value and recognize these key players in the workforce of tomorrow.

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Shea Belsky


I'm an autistic self-advocate, and the product of countless educators and supporters over the years. Because of my journey, I'm uniquely positioned to be able to improve the experiences of disabled jobseekers. All of us should be able to lead meaningful lives, and the neurodiverse are no exception to that.

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Alex Buckles


My son is autistic. When he's of working age, I want him walking into a world where he is accepted and has real career options. My enterprise go-to-market experience will enable Mentra to drive more enterprise employers to the platform, creating an abundance of neuro-inclusive career opportunities.

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Danielle Feerst

Customer Success Manager

Danielle will infuse her coaching experience and customer service skillset into the team's platform, serving and uplifting both young adult job seekers and corporate clients who are seeking hires.

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Haley Hataway

Head of Product

I’m a technologist, researcher, and strategist who aspires to use data-driven insight to create positive change. Mentra’s network has the potential to connect and unlock a vast pool of untapped talent, and I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to such an important mission.

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Brian Swanberg

Full Stack Data Scientist

Since high school, I have been interested in the future of learning and work, and in 2022 I built a notetaking software for those with ADHD and dyslexia to learn more easily. I understand how much better designed the professional world can be for the neurodivergents, and want to translate this passion to build systems that empower the neurodiverse!

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