From the Bay Area to Ann Arbor, Seelio is Building an A+ Team

Ann Arbor, Michigan – (October 19, 2014) - Just four months after being acquired by education leader PlattForm, Seelio, a student lifecycle portfolio solution, has more than doubled the size of its team, establishing itself as a destination for talent in the Ann Arbor area.

Most recently, Blake Nicholson, former head of people analytics at Facebook, joined the Seelio team as Vice President of Data & Product insights. Nicholson said he was attracted to the team’s startup nature, team-focus, and mission to impact students across higher education.

Blake Nicholson, Seelio VP of Data and Product Insights

Blake Nicholson, Seelio VP of Data and Product Insights


“I’m really excited to join the team to help identify data insights that can make the product even more valuable for students and educators. I have always had a passion for education, and I look forward to helping students achieve their goals with our product and services,” said Nicholson.



Earlier this summer, Seelio further expanded its leadership team with the addition of Tiffany Marra as Vice President of Academics & Services. Marra previously led the University of Michigan’s MPortfolio initiative and specializes in helping faculty integrate portfolios into curriculum.

Tiffany Marra, Seelio VP of Academics & Services

Tiffany Marra, Seelio VP of Academics & Services


“I joined Seelio to become part of a dynamic, flexible, highly skilled team that helps students reflect on and articulate their learning. It has been exciting over the past two months to learn, grow and develop with the team,” said Marra.



Hiring has been driven by growth in new partnerships with colleges and universities such as Purdue University Calumet, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and the Moody Bible Institute.

Moses Lee, Seelio CEO & Cofounder

Moses Lee, Seelio CEO & Cofounder

“The most important thing for me, from day one, was building and supporting a team that could unite around our mission to create the world’s most prepared students,” said Seelio’s CEO and Cofounder, Moses Lee. “What we’ve been able to accomplish is a testament to the talented people who have made our company a really great place to work.”



To learn more about Seelio and opportunities to join its growing team, visit or contact Emily Keller-Logan at emily(at)seelio(dot)com.

About Seelio

Seelio partners with institutions such as the University of Michigan, Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, and the University of Toledo to create the world’s most prepared students through student lifecycle portfolios. With Seelio’s services and technology, students are able to easily and beautifully capture their works, projects and passions; and institutions can better attract students, build awareness and prepare students for meaningful careers. Learn more at

Scripps Student Emelia Douglas Shares Her Passion for Art and Plan for the Future

We love starting a new semester! Along with new syllabi, classes, and campus visits, we get to meet thousands of new students in the span of a few short weeks– all on Seelio!

We watch the gallery and activity feed as students around the country begin sharing what they’re learning and working on. And we’re thrilled when we get to meet students like Emelia, who is studying Games and Animation as a Media Major at Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication. Reading her story and watching her portfolio come to life right in front of us made us want to learn more: how did she find her passion for animation? And how did she fit her passion into her studies?

Read on to learn more about her and see her advice for how you can pursue your passion in academics too!

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Join us at OLC to Discuss Connecting Competencies to Careers with Portfolios

Are portfolios a part of your strategy for engaging, retaining and preparing students? Whether portfolios have been a part of your programs from day one or they are still something you are considering, we can help you find the best way to implement portfolios across the student lifecycle.

On October 30th at the Online Learning Consortium’s (formerly Sloan C) Annual Conference we will be presenting with the University of Michigan School of Social Work (UM-SSW) about how they have used portfolios to empower students to connect course competencies to career outcomes.

Not planning to attend OLC this year? We’d love to discuss your programs and explore how portfolios can help with student success and engagement. Contact us to schedule an informational session and receive a copy of our case study on the University of Michigan School of Social Work’s approach to connecting competencies to career outcomes with portfolios.

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October 30, 2014 – 1:30pm | Concurrent Session 8 | Location: Northern Hemisphere E3

Track: Technology and Emerging Learning Environments

Join us to assess your program’s use of learning outcomes and identify ways to use portfolios to measure learning outcomes and improve students’ professional development.

Gain insights from a case study presentation of the University of Michigan School of Social Work’s (UM-SSW) use of learning outcomes and portfolios. Discover how UM-SSW outlined competencies and practice behaviors for students and empowered them to connect coursework to career outcomes through professional online portfolios.

In this session you will:

  • Self-assess your programs’ use of learning outcomes
  • Learn activities and modules to use with your students
  • Identify models and instruments to assess student learning and outcomes using portfolios
  • Receive an invitation to create your own Seelio account

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