About Us

Why, hello there

I’m Reece! Myself and my partner Lucas started HelloStudios as a way to connect businesses with talented college students. Now we’re working to help people go green in an effort to green-ify the web.

Our core goal is to help people, without the “marketing fluff.”

Founded at University

Lucas and I founded HelloStudios at Santa Clara University, California. We found that many of our fellow peers had an incredible, almost natural understanding of modern design trends and technologies.

Our core team responsible for completing projects consists of university students, while a team of full time grads are responsible for maintaining web projects.

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Angie McNally

Developer & Creative Designer

Angie is a computer engineering major and philosophy minor with an eye for design and photography. She was developing websites for non-profits way back in high school, and is excited to be working on larger projects.

If you ever need honest critique of visual design or web security, Angie’s the one to talk to.

Uma Bahl


Uma is also a computer engineering major with a long history of coding. She developed several iOS apps in high school to improve her understanding of fundamental object oriented design patterns.

Uma is always down to brainstorm ideas for algorithmic efficiency.

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Shalin Avlani


Shalin is a double major in math and computer science. He chose his two majors so that he can better apply mathematical concepts in tech.

Shalin can explain technical concepts to anyone, and he won’t stop smiling while doing so.

Claire Lindstadt

Project Manager

Claire is a physics major taking courses in every discipline imaginable. Her first year in university she was already working with Santa Clara University to redesign a portion of their website.

She is fascinated by green theory, and is a strong advocate for environmental sustainability.

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Sara Sepasian


I am a production engineer at Facebook Infrastructure, my main focuses include firmware, internal tooling, server management, and automation. I am obtaining a M.S. degree in Engineering Management with a specialization in software systems from Santa Clara University. Eager to continue developing my leadership skills and technical knowledge in order to drive positive environmental impact and social change throughout my career. I am always open to learn about new opportunities and solve challenging problems related to these objectives. My passion and long term goal is to make technology more accessible, especially to women and underrepresented groups. I believe technology can be a game changer if it is accessible to all.

When I am not at work or in classroom, I work to create curriculums for TechGirlz organizations, mentor students in Hackbright Academy, and consult nonprofit organizations based in San Francisco.

Lucas Negritto

Co-founder & Developer

Lucas is the kind of person to come up with daily business ideas and to read developer documentation for fun. When he’s not working on a project with HelloStudios, he’s working with Cal Poly SLO to develop educational software.

Lucas specializes in cloud and server infrastructure, web design, object-oriented programming, and business management.

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Reece Carolan

Co-founder & Lead Developer

Hello again! So I’m Reece, I’m originally from New Hampshire, and I left for California to be closer to the tech scene. I started coding when I was ten, designing iOS apps when I was thirteen, and websites when I was fifteen.

I developed five iOS apps and acquired an abandoned app with over five million downloads to revive it. I started an LLC when I was sixteen to facilitate it.

I’m now incredibly lucky for the opportunity to work with some truly incredible people to bring modern, environmentally friendly tech to the world around us.