Unlocking potential, regardless of circumstance.
They say education is an investment. We say someone should be investing in students.
We started Lambda School because we believe that the “traditional” model of higher education is broken. Every year, people as young as 17 years old take on tens of thousands of dollars in student debt and pray that the education they’re investing in will land them on a job on the other side. 

Unfortunately, traditional colleges and universities have no incentive to ensure their graduates get hired – they get paid regardless.

At Lambda School, we believe there is a better way to approach education.

Instead of asking our students to bet on us, we bet on them first. Lambda’s model is built on Income Share Agreements (ISAs) – our students pay no tuition upfront, and agree to pay back 17% of their income post-graduation for two years, but only once they’re making $50,000 or more. And if they don’t find a high-paying job after 60 months of deferred payments? They pay nothing. This paradigm-shifting model allows us to align the incentives of the school with the incentives of our students – and we all win when our graduates succeed.

We’re in this together.
Meet our executive team
Austen Allred
Co-Founder & CEO
Molly Graham
Chief Operating Officer
Matt Wyndowe
Chief Business Officer
Mari Nazary
Chief Learning Officer
Zoran Martinovic
VP Outcomes
Bernier Lauredan
Director of Business Operations & Repayment
Maureen Makes
Head of School Products
April Zhang
VP Marketing
Jayme Alston
Head of People
Laura Kalinkewicz
Head of Admissions
John Yow
General Counsel
Jerry Wang
VP Engineering
We're reimagining education.
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