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2023 Founders’ Awards: Jasmine Noack and Charlie Doolittle


At Understood, we love to celebrate the amazing people who embody our mission. So each year, we’re proud to present the Founders’ Award. 

The award recognizes people whose contributions and behaviors are all about making an impact. Because that’s what matters most at Understood.

Congratulations to Jasmine Noack and Charlie Doolittle, our 2023 Founders’ Award winners! 

About Jasmine, Senior Staff Software Engineer 

During her time at Understood, Jasmine has fundamentally transformed how we engineer our products. She has set a very high bar for both quality standards and speed of delivery. 

We appreciate Jasmine for paving the way for other engineers. She’s been a leader, mentor, and owner. And she’s been a valuable partner to key stakeholders. She’s taken us to a whole new level where we can focus on accelerating our impact through technology products. 

About Charlie, Head of Public Partnerships 

Charlie has made tremendous, measurable impact during his 4+ years at Understood. He’s inspired change in how we approach, design, and execute the partnerships that advance our mission. 

Over the past year, he’s been instrumental in driving successful partnerships and funding opportunities with Oak Foundation, UnidosUS, Equal Opportunity Schools, and more. We deeply thank Charlie for his wisdom and for his spirit of collaboration.

Want to work with us? We’re always looking for talented people to join our team. If you’re interested in working with us, check out our open roles

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