Zaven Arra

VP of Engineering

"Hello all! I’ve been the main technical leadership on Greenstand for the past 2 years. I currently serve as the of VP of Engineering, tasked with coordinating the technical teams, guiding the development path of the complete platform, improving stability in our deployments and, of course, coding! I have a Bachelors in computer science and a masters in environmental science - so a foot in both worlds, plus about 20 years of experience in software engineering and system architecture. I’ve specialized in full mobile stack GIS systems - pretty much the type of system that Greenstand has been creating - building GIS-aware data collection tools and integrating web, database, and mobile tools. At Yale I worked on water quality research and conservation, and I also work on and which, like Greenstand, occupy the space between my background in software engineering and my desire to definitively solve environmental problems. We’ve been making a ton of process in the last six months both refining Greenstand’s development process and increasing velocity."