VoxPop, LLC currently consists of a core team of six people and five interns:
President / CEO / Co-Founder
Kathe Perez is a certified speech-language pathologist and a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She has been working in the field for more than 30 years. As a communication expert, Kathe provides a number of speech, voice and public speaking training programs for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals from your company Exceptional Voice, Inc.
Kathe received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1986. She had the privilege of interning with one of the top voice specialists in the world, Robert Sataloff, MD in Philadelphia. Kathe works with singers, actors, broadcasters, auctioneers, teachers, professional speakers and other professionals who depend on their voices.
VP of Product Development / Co-Founder
UI/UX Design, Brand Development, Graphic Design
Annika holds an MFA in Communication Design from the Braunschweig University of Art in Germany and is the owner and president of Amala Design Group. She teaches design and typography classes at The Miami Art School @ Portfolio Center and Georgia State University. Annika is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga and meditation classes at Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Ashram.
Luna, a three-time startup CTO and entrepreneur is the newest member of our team. She has been developing iPhone and iPad apps for nearly a decade.
Ron Sherer, PhD
Voice Science Advisor
Distinguished Professor, Bowling Green University, 40+ years speech and voice science research and research methodologies and design.
English Language Advisor
University of California-Santa Barbara, language/grammar geek and content editor.
Training Content Advisor
University of Colorado-Boulder, BA, Theater, training content contributor and speech-drama consultant.
We offer internship opportunities through the Startup2Students program.
Humsini Acharya is an Engineering Plus senior and a member of Engineers Without Borders. She fundamentally believes in the power of using technology to better the live of people – especially marginalized people. She is drawn to the socially conscious values embodied by VoxPop for improving the lives of transgender people by providing a means for them to train their voices with a mobile app could aid so that their gender identity matching their gender expression.
Jennifer (Jenny) Tello is a Journalism sophomore with a minor in Creative Writing. She is passionate about using her voice through writing to speak boldly on cultural and social issues. As an advocate for minorities including the Latinx community, she currently writes an opinion column for the CU Independent. VoxPop opened her eyes to an issue she wasn’t familiar with–that there is a way for transgender people to change their voices.
Jordan Romick is a senior in the Speech Language Pathologist Assistant training program and is majoring in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and earning a certificate in Gender and Sexuality. Her career goal is to become a Speech Language Pathologist with a focus on voice modification and trans health. When she first pursued this line of study and training, it seemed impossible to combine her two areas of interest–gender and voice.
As a third generation Vietnamese American and first generation college student, Tiffany Nguyen has been singularly focused and passionate about her education and early career in leadership. She is a Bill Daniel’s Scholar, striving to be an influential business visionary and innovator. She is currently pursuing a degree in Business Marketing parallel to Technology, Arts, and Media at the University of Colorado – Leeds School of Business.
Trent Novak is a Marketing junior earning two certificates– one in Technology, Arts, and Media, and the other in Entrepreneurship. As a member of the LGBTQ community, he has a passion for social justice and equality. He anticipates his entrepreneurial career path will lead him toward integrating social impact with business.