Shane-Mooney-intro

Hailing from the Sunshine State, Shane Mooney comes to Quizlet with a deep passion for education, technology and entrepreneurship---he founded his first ed-tech company while in college and is excited to be part of the impact Quizlet is having in education.

We asked Shane a few questions to help introduce him to all the teachers and students who use Quizlet:

Why work at Quizlet?

Quizlet gives me the opportunity to work with a great team on eliminating some of the tedium from the learning process for millions of students. I'm excited to be bringing the long-overdue Quizlet Android app to the light of day.

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Biology. The vast complexity of life built upon a principle as simple as natural selection is awe-inspiring. I used to dream about capturing that richness in software.

What's the most useful thing you've learned till now?

No one can tell you what you want or how to get it. You have to ask yourself what you really want, and then dedicate yourself to finding it. You get out of life what you put into it, so chase your dreams.

What would you change about school today?

I wish there was a flexible way for students to explore the world of knowledge off in their own directions and paces while retaining a great school social dynamic.

Welcome, Shane!

You'll help make Quizlet an even better place for students across the world to study.

Comments

  1. aaront1003

    pretty cool sight

  2. dpontiff

    2nd comment! awsome. glad 2 have you

  3. ThePopsicleMan

    I couldn't agree more with the last question.

  4. dpontiff

    and i agree with you in the aspect of school. there sill needs to be a foundation, but students should be able to learn what they want to a point. also, we share a love for biology. it's just awesome to learn about the earth's creatures.

  5. AgentDolly

    5th comment! Congratulations, Shane! Welcome to an online world with a love of learning.....Quizlet!

  6. ravenmoon12

    6th comment, Hi Shane! Glad to see you are now part of quizlet!

  7. MirkwoodMeag

    Congrats! 7th comment too!

  8. opps

    7th comment

  9. opps

    and i have an issue.

    there are to many profain users on quizlet, and this has been going on for awhile now.
    other sites, like gaiaonline.com have figured out how to disable bad language, or at least, the words no one wants so hear, and i was wondering why can't quizlet do this?

    sorry if you take offence to this, but get off your rumps, stop playing with pixar, and do something about the issues that at least 95% of quizlet have been having trouble with!

    thank you for listing.

  10. josh1001

    10th yeah

  11. jacobpeek

    Welcome Shane!!!

  12. jsullivanbscs

    Good answers to the questions, Shane. Sounds like you've done some good thinking about all of this. Now, if you can just come up with an app that helps the students turn in their homework on time...Hah! An impossible task.

  13. xAMSxTiger

    13th comment heck yeah! :D

  14. JJMan007

    Hey shane welcome to quizlet hoep ur ideas are really good! ;P

  15. cobradude2525

    How come he left the college to do something online?

  16. Jocamo2015

    JOIN ze great empire in Clash of Clans!!!!!

  17. Jocamo2015

    btw, hi shane

  18. allegrasmith

    yayyyy 18th comment

  19. One-Winged-Angel

    Cool, 18th comment!

  20. One-Winged-Angel

    20th comment.

  21. CyrilBiselx

    High five even if I only red the last question as suggested...

  22. JILL_LOVES_SLOTHS

    PRETTY!

  23. Appelgator

    Welcome to our world... you have no idea what you're getting into...

  24. Ilovelalaemail

    25th comment! closest ive ever gotten..wow

  25. mr_Roham

    26 comment and shane welcome to quizlet

  26. vmariesor

    HEYYY shane!!

  27. Savannah_19

    CoNgRaTz!! :) <3 Welcome to Quizlet! ^_^

  28. mynamehere_jr3

    43 comment

  29. soccerking10

    44th comment yay

  30. soccerking10

    45th comment, 2 in a row

  31. rawells14

    Android app please -_-

  32. rarrrr4

    Welcome!

  33. banner301

    Hi Shane! You look like Billy Bob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. NARRYbro

    fun site and easy to use.thanks soo much@

  35. Arnay_Vohra

    go shaine

  36. Arnay_Vohra

    thanks for joining quizlet

  37. New_Horizons

    1st comment, because no one called first :3

  38. steelers43

    42
    ND

  39. awadmar

    was up shaney boy welcome to the crew

  40. laxgirl102

    WELCOME

  41. photosamyam

    Welcome!

  42. EvanVolkin

    Yayyyy finally someone from the east coast! 42nd comment

  43. Auroianaalexandra

    Ohh Pretty good Shane !!!

  44. carrotsaretasty

    Thanks for joining and making Quizlet even better!

  45. Akhaz

    Hi what grades are you all in? Also what classes? I hope everyone enjoys their summer.

  46. monroeg

    The social dynamic of school doesn't matter. We all need to go into our own private virtual dream-worlds in which we can learn very quickly because our brain is analyzed and maximized. Computers will soon replace people.

  47. SpaceCast11

    Who added teacher?

  48. vanderhank

    57th comment--Hi Shane

  49. alot202

    58 comment

  50. Appiah

    It's awesome helps me always get A's on tests

  51. catignanifamily PLUS

    Welcome to Quizlet!!! This is the best way to study for anything!!!

  52. Imawesome41

    Wow.... SOMEONE ACTUALLY AGREES WITH ME!
    Thank you Shane, you actually have the same view as me on improving school.
    Good luck, and have a great time!

  53. EnglishRose98

    Congratulations, Shane! You have just joined an wonderful, amazing, fantastic and devoted team!

  54. Craig1111

    Where I go for help with the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology 7th Edition. The review question for unit 10

  55. Craig1111

    Not fing talking to you BRO...

  56. XanderDude11

    Agree, but don't judge a book by it's cover! Imma' Quizlet veteran, had my account for longer than all of you noobs!

  57. XanderDude11

    mr123football has also been on for a while. but i'm longer. just click on my account to see.

  58. marshmallowdragon

    Welcome Shane!

  59. smmoonshoes STAFF

    Thanks everyone! Excited to get started.

  60. CRatna98

    Welcome Shane,
    The app would be awesome if you could get it done. :)

  61. James2122

    haha

  62. Dogecoin

    (>‿◠)✌ good luck

  63. simmer

    One from Florida!

  64. AgentDolly

    Since when did Andrew have a picture of a Polar Bear like me? Was he hacked? It is 7:42 A.M.

  65. ShinkowskiGabby

    Welcome ^~^

  66. patriotsfan01

    haha who been hacked :)

  67. hodome151234567890

    WELCOME BIG MAN

  68. SCSFL

    I agree 100%. Because it is a well thought out statement!! -SCSfL

  69. matthewbuffaloe

    helloooooooooooooo shaneeeeeee

  70. lyd_jordan

    I'm proud to know that someone from my very own Florida is now on the Quizlet team. Welcome Shane, best of luck!

  71. csmith1909

    Welcome to the clan. Here we only accept the biggest men. At least fourteen.... Oh ghee.

  72. Sloanesabekaacademy

    QUIZLET IS THE BEST SITE EVER

  73. Sloanesabekaacademy

    QUIZLET IS THE BEST EVER AND IS VERY HELPFUL FOR MY KIDS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  74. TigerItUp

    .

  75. CuteSmile

    Welcome Shane...Hope You Like Qizlet

  76. TigerItUp

    100th?

  77. Wyattb_3

    101st?

  78. mimivirus

    "I wish there was a flexible way for students to explore the world of knowledge off in their own directions and paces while retaining a great school social dynamic."
    Sounds like homeschooling...

  79. Rock270

    I can tell you what Quizlet should at least attempt to have, a Windows 8 app.

  80. poncel

    cools, SHANE

  81. poncel

    what an awesome name, "Nabe_dragonslayer_X

  82. cbrunner17

    108th congrats

  83. prattbri

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

  84. Yoloswag9090

    hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Glad u joined!!!!!!!!!! ur in a great spot!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. pooich

    hey welcome to quizlet and been having fun all the time i been on here

  86. Grace_Stadler

    congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

  87. marysoorim

    hey shane! welcome

  88. Akhaz

    Hi Shane,
    I hope you find Quizlet to be a fun place to work at and learn new things. Also I hope that you will have a fun time working with the staff. :) I am happy that you have come to make Quizlet a funner place for all the people that do it.

  89. akrino3392

    good

  90. ReinaRangers

    The last question is like what my school is like, and I like it way better than public school. Welcome to Quizlet!

  91. bu3ta3lime

    114th comment babes. Who wants to ride on ma ****?

  92. steventhekeymaster

    Hey Shane! I hope you love working with the Quizlet crew and thanks for helping all Quizlet users out

  93. flynnjoh

    111 comment, lucky day Btw, shane since you like biology and all that can you make it easier to learn biology on quizlet i.e. labeling cells?

  94. readjfb

    112 comment! Welcome Shane!

  95. roodirocks120

    113th comment Welcome Shane glad 2 have u on the website!

  96. roodirocks120

    You may only comment one more time

  97. sameline723--

    Welcome Shane to the great world of quizlet!!!
    115th comment!!
    Plz join my class: AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!

  98. Meelz

    I love quizlet! I have been trying to develop better study habits before i go to high school.. Quizlet will be so helpful next year, i'm taking all honors classes!

  99. love_jesus13

    Welcome Shane! I think all of your ideas are awesome. I think Quizlet will become even better with you helping the team! Thanks for all you do! :D

  100. tiger_roar

    welcome shane!

  101. Preona

    120,Congrats!

  102. henners9

    -.-

  103. DanielChihiro

    Well, you know stuff =_=

  104. DanielChihiro

    Well, you know stuff =_=

  105. brttbnntt601

    Sweet

  106. x-K-dUb-x

    NIcE tO MeEt yoU!

    ---KdUb WarHero---

  107. Dragonetta

    Welcome, Shane! May the force be with you.

  108. dh10310

    Congrats Shane!!!!

  109. dh10310

    Glad someone is making a difference out there in the cruel world

  110. dlarowe01

    Hey Shane.

  111. leSpud

    welcome to quizlet ^-^

  112. storm8125

    Be sure to make a Nook Color quizlet app.

  113. fishgirl

    Hi please add a new game and a two player one Shane. Maybe add a game like concentration, where you are given terms and definitions and you have to find the matches.
    Ya! thanks

  114. rosiethecat101

    Cool! Welcome, Mr. Mooney!

  115. ejderosa

    children! behave!

  116. longliveXIII

    welcome shane! :)

  117. littlematt

    146
    oh and..
    WELCOME TO QUIZLET
    (ps i agree with fishgirl)

  118. Oliviaemily99

    why did you ever want to relive those tragic years of studying and come work for a company centered around it? Anyway, thank you for helping us still stuck in tragedy.

  119. frmaharani

    Yay! Welcome to Quizlet, Shane! :D

  120. frmaharani

    and hey people, don't be rude.

  121. Emeg

    hi

  122. atticusmitchell

    Yay! Welcome to Quizlet, Shane! :D

  123. Lugeboy

    Could you help me with my com programing skill Shane? I could use some help!

    Z

  124. FIREemblem

    hey whats up and good luck and congrats go bobcats

  125. lbowden87

    WHat the fruit man, who has the 7th daggum comment?!?!?... replacement words work like a mutha brotha. idkmbffr on this topic... yes its "bad" Language BUT people like to express themselves. if you dont like it deal with it. if youre a grown arse man dont whine like a little "female dog". if you would note that i have ripped you a new one with out cursing. thank you :) and goodnight

  126. Sarahcm97

    Great site! It really helped with my Physics igcse exam today :D

  127. ak_khalifa

    Welcome to quizlet my friend, glad to have someone who is passionate about their work join us.

  128. Yoloswag9090

    BTW,do u have an android?

  129. MrFeline

    Shane Mooney! You are my hero!

  130. shadowkirby123

    cool

  131. arw7 PLUS

    hi shane! Welcome to Quizlet!

  132. nwalters512

    Hey Quizlet, how about we ban those user up there who are being blatantly disrespectful and immature?
    Also, welcome Shane, I'm looking forward to finally having an official Android app!

  133. audreyrose13

    hi
    PS i agree with nwalters512

  134. andrewli321

    Hey Shane! Hope you like Quizlet!!

  135. Alderon13

    I LOVE YOU SHANE MOONE!!?!?!!!

  136. MrFeline

    I love you, Shane Mooney. You are such an inspiration. Whenever I feel down, I just think to myself "what would Shane Mooney do?" And it's always the right thing, because Shane Mooney is my hero. I love you, and I want to spend my life worshipping you. You're in my dreams! Your eyes are deeper than the Brahmaputra River. YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION!

  137. na0921

    I LOVE YOU SHANE MOONE!!?!?!!!

  138. lbowden87

    nwalters512 you are my inspiration. if i was dilusional and illequipt for life. you would do yoursself good to mind your business. and be mature :)

  139. dalton1030

    This looks like my friend Daryl. lol

  140. Pubes

    This looks like my friend Daryl.

  141. CarsonM1198

    12,567th comment oh yeah

  142. tappel2018

    I LOVE YOU SHANE MOONE!!?!?!!!

  143. NicDisney

    Sunshine State? You mean Queensland??

  144. jinnybean13

    yay for florida :)

  145. VahidMirana

    Thanks God! Finally the Android App is coming!

  146. volodymyrkolychev

    whats with calling the comments, grow up.

  147. jkp123

    Its just a Quizlet thing. I am guessing volodymyrkolychev is from Russia. And no, Queensland, Australia is not the sunshine state. Good to have you working with us, Shane

  148. apocalypseShinobi

    162th comment what now

  149. apocalypseShinobi

    Welcome Shane. We hope you have fun with your new job at Quizlet (a.k.a. the best study site in the universe :D)

  150. Analisas212345

    Will you be my friend

  151. dwtech

    Thanks Shane for working on an Android app for us.
    I've been waiting for it for quite a while now.

  152. kirtis_hubbard

    his last name is mooney hehe

  153. kimpre503

    Shane must of been hacked or something or he has a huge temper because he just flipped on the top behind the scenes

  154. annawier

    omg this makes me laugh so hard pls marry me

  155. jevo981

    169th comment! nuff said

  156. Tess-me

    Hello Shane and Welcome to Quizlet :) I was blown away by your statement/phrase, No one can tell you what you want or how to get it. You have to ask yourself what you really want, and then dedicate yourself to finding it. You get out of life what you put into it, so chase your dreams.' I will cut and paste it so I can read it again, very profound and motivating :) Thank you and enjoy your work.

  157. Zachary_Zehring

    Welcome!

  158. Zachary_Zehring

    Welcome!

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