Maria Jankovics, Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer (CDO), leads The Social Institute’s technology vision for positive, gamified social media education in schools nationwide. A full-stack developer specializing in front-end frameworks and UX design, Maria is responsible for leading website development, digitizing our curriculum, and helping The Social Institute continue to be the gold standard in social media education.
Prior to The Social Institute, Maria built cutting-edge websites for some of the world’s leading brands. She was a Front-End Web Specialist at SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services. Prior to SAS, she was a Front-End Developer at the award-winning ad agency McKinney, where she built interactive sites for companies like Sherwin Williams, Mizuno, GNC, and CarMax. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Design and a Bachelor of Business with Honors from North Carolina State University.
Maria joined The Social Institute as a cofounder in August 2018 because, both as a Mom and as one of North Carolina’s leading developers, she felt a calling to help empower millions of kids nationwide through the power of technology.