Meet the Team

What We Do

Curiosity Media is on a mission to teach the world Spanish and English for free! Our flagship product, SpanishDict, is the world’s most popular Spanish learning product. Each year, more than 100 million people learn and improve their Spanish on SpanishDict’s website and apps. We’ve built the Internet’s most comprehensive database of Spanish and English translations, conjugations, example sentences, pronunciations, synonyms, and antonyms. We combine our extensive reference resources with interactive vocabulary quizzes, conjugation drills, and native-speaker video lessons to provide an unparalleled one-stop shop for students and adult Spanish learners. We also proudly offer all of SpanishDict’s features on inglés.com, an emerging product in the English learning space.

“Life at Curiosity Media”
“Best engineering team”
“A place for growth”

Our Story

SpanishDict was founded by Jeremy and Martha Cummings in 1999 as one of the Internet’s earliest Spanish-English dictionaries. Shortly after, Chris Cummings became CEO of SpanishDict and, under his direction, the product grew to serve more than 100 million users each year, making it the world’s largest Spanish-English learning website! Over time, other products were created by Curiosity Media, which generated rapid growth for the company.
These include:

PubNation

In 2013, Curiosity Media launched Fluencia, which empowers users to learn at their own pace with interactive exercises, step-by-step instruction, and personalized feedback.

PubNation

In 2015, Curiosity Media created PubNation, a platform designed to help digital publishers ensure that the ads appearing on their websites weren’t ugly, slow, or distracting. PubNation was acquired by OpenX in 2017.

PubNation

In 2021, Curiosity Media launched inglés.com, SpanishDict’s sister site for Spanish speakers learning English.

In May 2022, Curiosity Media was acquired by IXL Learning. Since its founding in 1998, IXL Learning’s mission has been to improve learning for all and to apply technology in thoughtful and innovative ways to unlock students’ innate curiosity, creativity, and desire for knowledge. IXL Learning helps students all over the world learn more, and love learning, by creating deeply engaging and fulfilling educational experiences. This mission resonates with Curiosity Media’s goal to bring free, high-quality reference and education products to every Spanish-English learner in the world.

“Life at Curiosity Media”
“Best engineering team”
“A place for growth”

Our Team

Curiosity Media is all about the people who work here.

William
Principal Software Engineer
Loves to make things work, is really what it all comes down to.
Kenan
Principal Software Engineer
Advocate for open source and transparency. Strong focus on delivering value.
Rachel
Director of Content
Weaknesses: Fluffy things, coffee, books, dance, left big toe. Strengths: Animagus, weather control, portmanteaux, weak syllable deletion.
Eldar
Senior UI Designer
Passionate about pixel perfect UI design. Huge DotA 2 fan.
Stephanie
Customer Success Lead
Former music teacher and pastry chef. Loves traveling the world and picking up new languages and recipes along the way.
Daniela
People Operations Lead
Loves learning about what makes people tick, obsessed with motorcycles, travel enthusiast, adventure-seeker.
Dan
Senior Product Manager
Speaker of Spanglish and Portuñol, trying to climb all the mountains.
Meg
Lead Engineer
Loves: building awesome things with code, corgis, anything food related and deciding which national park or travel destination to hit next.
Pierce
Senior Software Engineer
Loves climbing, food, and sleep (in that order). Other passions include: theater, Rubik’s cubes, and puppies.
Suzanne
Director of Engineering
Software nerd who loves solving interesting problems, spending time with my family, and exploring the world.
Vincent
Lead Engineer
Loves to get his hands dirty (literally). Enjoys working on cars, climbing, and playing basketball.
Alexandra
Product Manager
Avid adventurer, Schitt’s Creek connoisseur, enneagram enthusiast, meme master, Spongebob savant, snack specialist, pasta pundit, and wumbology whiz.
Sandra
Senior Curriculum Developer
Loves to travel and live an intercultural life. Enjoys spending time with family and friends. Born to learn and teach (bonus points if we are talking about languages!)
Joey
Full Stack Engineer
Passionate about learning, travel, and good food. Can occasionally be found on a hike, engrossed in a good book, or attempting to cook something delicious.
Jazz
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Techie luddite. Big Stephanie fan.
Pooja
Associate Product Manager
Loves birds, pickleball, biking, and friends.
Gloria
Product Manager
Loves learning, traveling, hiking, food, podcasts, and her Aussie rescue, Gigi.