About Us

Our Story

“Koko started as a side project at MIT when I was a graduate student. I hacked together a platform to manage my own mental health, never thinking it would be of use to anyone else. But it helped me. A lot. And I wanted to bring it to the world... Read More

Rob Morris, Cofounder of Koko
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TEAM

Rob Morris, PhD

Rob Morris, PhD

Co-founder

Rob Morris earned his PhD at MIT, where he pioneered new ways to bring mental health therapies online. He was most recently a Staff Data Scientist at Airbnb and an entrepreneur in residence at Hopelab.

Kareem Kouddous

Kareem Kouddous

Co-founder

Kareem Kouddous has been the CTO and Founder at multiple successful startups. Recently he founded Ceremony Health, a non-profit bringing psychedelic medicine to underserved communities. Most recently, he was a member of the engineering leadership team for Trust at Airbnb.

Rob Knowles

Rob Knowles

Growth & Community Lead

Rob is a Forbes-featured marketing consultant, with a personal interest in helping brands connect with young people through authentic, impact-driven marketing. He has worked on campaigns for the likes of Snapchat, Rebel Girls and other leading youth brands. A former Koko user himself, he is passionate about using technology for good, and being a champion for accessible mental health support.

Diamond Wiley

Diamond Wiley

Community Manager & Admin

Diamond helps manage the Koko community and provides admin support. Most recently she began working for Squared Away, a company that employs military spouses and matches them with clients to provide support as an Executive Assistant. Diamond aspires to help others grow and achieve their goals.

Kate Niederhoffer, PhD

Kate Niederhoffer, PhD

Research

Kate is a social psychologist with expertise in text analysis and digital mental health research strategy. She consults with startups and non-profits on digital mental health solutions, the development of research programs, and ethical data collection and usage practices.

Advisory Board

Andy Grygiel

Andy Grygiel

Chief Brand Officer, project44

Barr Taylor

Barr Taylor

Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford

James LaBelle, MD

James LaBelle, MD

Former CSO, Scripps Health

Jessica Schieder

Jessica Schieder

Assistant Professor, Stony Brook

Mathew Nock

Mathew Nock

Professor of Psychology, Harvard

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Professor of Public Policy and John D. Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration. University of Virginia

Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard

Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, MIT

Stephen Schueller

Stephen Schueller

Associate Professor, UC Irvine

Tom Insel

Tom Insel

Former director of NIMH, Cofounder Humanest