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About Us

What if…

You could pick from anyone in a worldwide community to learn from…

Right now!

It’s our vision, our passion, and our mantra. We are young, multicultural, and fearless with respect to promoting global education access to everyone. Let’s learn together. Come join our community!

TheTalkList is a U.S. company based in San Diego, California. To inquire about partnership opportunities where TheTalkList platform could be used for your industry, send a message to .

Corporate Believers

Executive Gang

Andres Abeyta, CEO & Founder USA

“Our social education platform is full of virtues. I think that remote dialogs and relationships between international learners and tutors will be profound.”

20 year CEO in e-Learning industry. MA Education. He has travelled around the world to acquire partners for the platform with a dogged determination. He examines every detail as a software architect, for his e-Learning implementations for NOAA, USFS, Navy, USMC, and BLM for over 100,000 users around the world.

Tom Goodwin, Chief Marketing OfficerUSA

“Having lived abroad for many years, I came to TheTalkList because we focus on what is important—improving conversational language skills and powerful connection.”

20 years of international experience selling technology in Asia for Alcatel Lucent. MBA. He’s travelled to every continent and has a gift for bringing people together with focused business goals.

Greg Wilfahrt, Chief Mobility and Marketing OfficerUSA

“I am confident that TheTalkList can better monetize the lucrative EdTech space with a viral, dynamic, and global community.”

Founded and/or managed 6 startups two of which were ranked among the Top 25 most visited online sites ( and Multiple times called as expert to address Congress about distribution of digital content. He is proactive in designing the future of ‘the mobility of everything’.

David Stremba, International Pathways AdvisorUSA

“I see a significant place for TheTalkList platform to unlock college student knowledge as a commodity within a global education network. Universities can leverage their existing students as global brand ambassadors to build their international profiles and enhance their attractiveness as a destination of choice for international students.”

15 years of travelling the world developing the international education sector for Navitas, INTO, Kaplan, and Campus Group Holdings. MBA with nothing but success in developing long-term B2U relationships.

Mark Sandson, Advisor on Board of DirectorsUSA

“The promise of the TheTalkList is exceptional: the service improves the lives of others, bridges cultures, and increases appreciation for other societies. TheTalkList could become one of the great business stories of the 21st Century.”

Served as member of the board of directors of seven firms. He has represented companies seeking investment and M&A transactions. Recent BOD lucrative exit with Lifeproof.

Dr. George Boggs, National Community College AdvisorUSA

“The potential to learn both spoken language and culture cannot be matched by anything else that I have seen.”

CEO Emeritus of the American Association of Community Colleges. His access to college deans around the country is unparalleled. When his warm personality calls, they respond and we get a meeting.

Mark Liu, Asia AdvisorChina

“I am most impressed by TheTalkList’s potential to help English language learners become better conversationalists and help bridge the cultural gap. This resonates with me because I am a first-generation immigrant.”

Corporate and transactional attorney in capital markets, M&A, private equity and venture capital financings. When we are talking business with Asia, he is our key ambassador.

Marketing Gang

Elizabeth Abeyta, Social Media ManagerUSA

“I am very excited about the power of focused web advertising to expose these practical vernaculars to specific international communities.”

Worked in graphic advertising for the last 17 years. She pulls all-nighters studying web analytics to focus retargeting our users. In just a couple months she achieved #1 social ranking on Fan Page Karma for our site. Award winning oil painter in California.

Daniel Caramori, VP International InternsBrazil

“For me, TheTalkList is a powerful tool that encourages everyone to teach and learn in a really deep and engaging manner. We are generating genuine interactions, from real people to real people.”

National Director of Talent Management and Operations in AIESEC Russia and Brazil offices, where he managed the internships of over 5,000 college students. He gives us access to AIESEC National chapter offices all over the world.

Nathalia Simoes, Social ChannelsBrazil

“TheTalkList gives you the opportunity to share knowledge and culture by connecting people all over to word. Acquiring more knowledge and sharing it allows us to expand as a human being and have a more gratifying life.”

Ultra organized and creative with Film and Communication degrees. She coordinates group online events and finds Brazilian thought leaders to comment on us.

Rachel Yang, Social ChannelsSouth Korea

“The friendly and passionate staff and environment at work has made me love my job experience at TheTalkList. We provide an interactive face to face platform for those who want to improve and practice their English and other languages without the intimidation.”

Blasting social content into Korea through NAVER, Facebook, and Instagram. She epitomizes the international student embracing American idiomatic language. She knows more slang than the rest of us and uses it in her social content vids. BA Business Communications at UCSD.

Hsuan-Yu Tai, Social ChannelsTaiwan

“I love working at TheTalkList because it is a place full of passion and dreams. Language should be a bridge rather than a barrier to the world.”

Tapped into social media circles in Taiwan having a BA in Business in Taipei. Pursuing MBA.

Ayaka Nagasaki, Social ChannelsJapan

“Working at TheTalkList gives me the chance to know various cultures! I have gone through the tough experience of learning English and know the value of this platform.”

Runs Facebook content generation with Japanese targeting. Bachelor’s degree in Japan and pursuing an MBA degree at SDSU. She’s already travelled around the world from Japan to the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Australia.

Niu-Niu Nie, Social ChannelsChina

“As an international student, I love being able to hear about other cultures as well as speak about my own. I really believe that this is facilitated by TheTalkList, and it provides a great platform for people from all over the world to connect!”

A COMM major with a talent for storytelling in her video production. Multicultural award: from China, grew up in Hungary, college in California. Can order a hotdog in English, Mandarin, and Hungarian.

Ashley Hinojos, Social ChannelsUSA

“I wanted to work at TheTalkList because they teach language in a deeper way than a language class can achieve. It’s great to be a part of a motivated and passionate team.”

A business major that is part of our YouTube video team driving views. She is currently learning and knows some Arabic, American Sign Language, and Spanish.

Tiffany Phan, Social ChannelsVietnam

“Growing up and learning to speak different languages has opened my mind to the world around me. I joined the TheTalkList because I wanted to help others in their journey of studying another language and to learn about the different cultures around the world.”

She is a social content dynamo driving daily traffic. BA in International Business (Chinese and Asia-Pacific) at San Diego State University. She has studied abroad in Taiwan as an exchange student and has traveled to Vietnam and Japan.

Matthew Rivera, Social ChannelsUSA

“My dream is to improve international business relations, and I think the process to doing that all starts with language. Love our mission!”

He’s a most excellent virtual tour guide of campus life. Great at sharing the lifestyle in store for international students. Studied abroad in Japan and pursuing Business Communication degree.

Development Gang

Dave Van Mouwerik, Product DevelopmentUSA

“For me, TheTalkList represents an effort to bring people together, and to foster relationships and better understanding among people throughout the world. It is technology with a heart and a soul.”

He has an eye for making robust backend management systems. If you let him around your software, he’ll break it. MA in Geography, and certified Project Management Specialist. One of California’s best marathon swimmers crazy enough to have swum the long transect through Lake Tahoe. Brrrrr!

Prathyusha Makam, Mobile DeveloperIndia

“TheTalkList provides opportunity to everyone to learn irrespective of age and geography. As a workplace, it provides a collaborative environment and encourages ideas on the basis of merit rather than the experience of the individual.”

She rocks at leading Mobile Dev and helping other junior developers with their tasks. MS in Computer Science. She stops old guys from making mistakes in Android design. She is a trained Bharatanatyam (Indian classical) dancer.

Ryan Chan, Technical SupportUSA

“I enjoy learning, and I know it is hard to study something without any guides. I work in TheTalkList because I hope our future generation can learn and practice in a more efficient way.”

Pursuing MS Mechanical Engineering with Java as the skill he is employing. Winner of Best Energy Project Innovation Award, Hong Kong Energy Institute.