Sravan Ankaraju

Founder & President

Sravan Ankaraju is the Founder and President of Divergence Academy. His experience is in moving large teams at Microsoft from reactive to predictive to prescriptive support through embracing of risk based assessments and machine learning models. He started his career as a developer and developing large-scale transactional systems applying various tree-based algorithms. He understands the pipeline jungles and hidden feedback loops associated with world of machine learning.

Beth Lahaie

VP of Business Development / Admissions

Beth is an enterprise software sales professional who has worked alongside some of the most forward thinking teams at AT&T, Lucent, Genesys and Nuance. She’s built sales teams from scratch, represented one of the first SaaS companies in 2000. Beth gets referred to engineering leaders at information based internet companies to provide early stage sales strategy and team building. At Divergence Academy, Beth makes an impact by introducing self-motivated college graduates, veterans, mid-career professionals, and PhDs to emerging tech career fields and providing them a path to get the skills needed to land in-demand jobs.

Case Copeland

Director of Academics / Corporate Learning

Case can attribute much of the success in his 20-yr career in education, thanks to his mastery of soft skills, laser-point attention to detail, and a genuine desire to fuel others' growth. Whether in Salvador, Brazil or Irving, Texas, Case has developed new curriculum programs and supported educators through collaboration efforts and personalized interventions. At Divergence, he leverages industry expertise and new models of learning to oversee instructional design, coaching and mentorship, and team management.


Chief Happiness Officer

AKA Machine Learning Chi (ML Chi), his owner Beth brings him to work to provide a playful distraction for the students. He was named after “Bear” in the TV show “Persons of Interest” about an AI machine exactly one year before Beth joined Divergence Academy. It was destiny.

Marcel Samuel

Instructor / Cloud and Microservices

Naveen Kumar

Instructor / Data Science and Big Data

Joo Ann Lee

Instructor / Data Science

Shrinath Parikh

Instructor / Cloud and Big Data

Scott Love

Instructor / Data Science

Marquel Dancy

Instructor / Cybersecurity

Logan Hillard

Instructor / Cybersecurity

Sanjay Basu

Instructor / Cyber and Cloud

Rajganesh Pandurangan

Instructor / Cyber