• President's Education Awards
  • American Protege of Romantic Music Winner and performed in Carnegie Hall
  • Los Angeles International Liszt Competition winner 
  • Search For Talent competition 1st place & scholarship winner
  •  United Diversity Art & Culture Society Winner
  •  Glendale Piano Competition  Winner
  • Cypress College piano competition Winner
  • Tennis tournament winner 
  • Violin category in Southern Youth Music Festival Winner

MATTHEW NGUYEN

Volunteer

Junior

Troy High School

Chlo

  • Pink Ribbon Club Secretary
  • California Scholarship Federation Member
  • Full IB Candidate 
  • Bronze Level Presidential Volunteer (2015, 2016, 2017)​


I loved math and science, and I loves sharing my passion with kids of all ages.


TANISHA JOSHI

Curriculum Manager

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Troy High School - Principal's Honors Roll
  • 10/2015 - 2nd place team (debate)
  • 12/2015 - 3rd place team (debate)
  • 2016 - Southwest National Championship (Debate) - Top 20 Speakers
  • 2/2016 - 8th place team (debate)
  • 3/2016 - 7th place team, 13th place speaker (debate)
  • Judge for Orange County Debate League
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Member of American Red Cross Association (club)
  • Member of Future Business Leaders of America (Public Speaking)
  • Member of NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) Team Black (unarmed exhibition and regulation drill)
  • 2nd degree black belt
     

KANIN LIANG

Senior STEM Instructor

Fundraising Manager

Sophomore

Troy High School

ALEXIS RAYA

Fundraising Assistant

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Troy Orienteering Team
  • FRC robotics team
  • JHU grand award winner
  • Huge math nerd
  • AMC 8 top 5%



About Us


AN AWARD-WINNING ORGANIZATION

helping kids stem up to greater heights in the STEM fields

STEMup4Youth
  • I’m an artist (attending art classes for 11 years)
  • Had my artwork displayed
  • I’ve done competitions for creative writing
  • I’ve participated in competitions for math
  • I go to Mary’s Kitchen to serve those in need
  •  I’ve gone to the Tenderloin, SF during the summer to help those in need for the past two year


I like serving and helping others. I like teaching/tutoring people (school, drawing, etc)

HOWARD CHEN

Diamond Bar HS Chapter President

Senior

Diamond Bar HS

JUSTIN KIM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

ASHLEY LIN

Curriculum Assistant

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Baseball & Soccer Player
  • Troy Tech Student
  • Love fitness and Health Science
  • Calesthenics as a workout program


 I tend to somehow start full on conversations with someone I don’t even know because it’s just how I am.

  • High Distinction and Distinction in UNSW Science competition
  • High Distinction in UNSW Mathematics competition
  • Distinction in Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians.
  • Top 10% in Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads Inc.
  • Distinction in UNSW English competition
  • Language Perfect 8th Student overall World championship
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • Language Perfect 3rd Student in French


Kids are fun! :)

JUSTIN TAN

West Covina Chapter President

Sophomore

Troy High School

DILLON MA

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Academic Pentathlon medalist
  • Robotics team member
  • Lion's Heart Volunteer
  • Author of Love Returns (unpublished 50-page novel)
  • School on Wheels tutor
  • Principal's Honor Roll
  • President's Award for academic excellence
  • Middle School Valedictorian
  • FBI Cyber G-Girl  Academy  participant
  • President's Volunteer Service Award: Bronze


Every kid is different in their own special way and I love that! :)



  • USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist

  • UTNBC International Biology Scholar

  • Piano CM Level 10 with Branch Honors

  • Johns Hopkins Center of Talented Youth Study of Exceptional Talent Qualifier

  • World Relief Chamber Music Violinist


;)


  • DBHS Principal’s Honor Roll​
  • DBHS JV Boys’ Tennis MVP​
  • Piano competition winner and performer in Carnegie Hall
  • International Liszt competition winner
  • Southern Youth Music Festival 2nd Place (Piano)​
  • DBHS concerto competition 2nd place
  • Pasadena Talented competition winner and scholarship recipient
  • Bach Festival and Southern Youth Music Festival Winner
  • Cypress College Invitational Recital
  • Royal ABRSM Level 8 Passed with Merit (Violin)​
  • Certificate of Merit Level 10 (Piano)​
  • Mechanics Head at Troy High School Robotics
  • Co-president of Design 3D
  • California Scholarship Federation Qualifier
  • Troy High Principal Honor Roll
  • 3rd Place FBLA Business Procedures
  • Gold D. Russell Parks Service Award


I hope to inspire many kids in STEM fields in the same way that many others have inspired me. :D 

  • Lion's Heart Chapter President
  • Irvine Ranch Outdoor Educational Center Facilitator
  • WYLD Community Outreach Program Volunteer
  • KaBoom Playground Builds Volunteer


I enjoy recreational athletic activities and I like working with kids :)

  • Plays all sorts of instruments.
  • Certificate of Merit Piano Level 8
  • 52 community service hours in junior high.
  • Troy HS Marching Band :D


I like to work with kids so that I can allow them to discover what they like about STEM. Lets have fun!

REGINA WANG

 Secretary

Senior STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

VIVIAN THAN

Activities Manager

Lead STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Science Olympiad States Champion in Rocks and Minerals
  • Science Olympiad Second Place in Invasive Species
  • Pentathlon 2nd Place Team
  • Artist of sorts


I like science and teaching younger kids.




  • Troy Science Olympiad Team
  • Junior Olympic swim medalist
  • Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee participant
  • Science Olympiad medalist
  • USABO semifinalist
  • plays piano and violin
  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll


STEM-ing my way to the future. ; D




CHRISTINA AHN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman
  Troy High School


NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Valencia High School

Meet our "STEMbers"!

  • Science Olympiad Regional and State Medalist
  • 2nd place for State-Fish Art Program
  • Won nationals and represented U.S in DECA Idea Challenge
  • Play viola in Colburn Young Musicians Orchestra
  • Played piano for seven years
  • Troy Golf Team


STEM is fun:)

KHAI TRAN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Garden Grove High School

  • Troy Principle's Honor Roll
  • Troy Tech student
  • Valedictorian in 8th grade
  • Like to read
  • Play ukulele


I like working with kids and reading.

JULIA TRAN

Member

Freshman

Troy High School

  • ​Piano
  • PTA Visual Art
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Reading 


I lava helping with the community and working with people :DD

ANDUS VAN HAO

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence

  • Math Department Award

  • Battle of the Books 3rd place

  • Science Olympiad Invitationals Medalist


Watching kids grow and learn from STEM is incredible! I loving working with and teaching kids and I hope others will join and benefit too!

SAMANTHA LONG

Vice President

Senior STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Gold President's Award For Educational Excellence
  • Mark Kepple HS Science Field Day Ecology 3rd place
  • MATHCounts competitor
  • Math Olympiad competitor
  • MATHcounts competition team captain
  • Mathematics tutor
  • Volunteer for 10+ organizations
  • Chinese Cultural Festival representative
  • Middle School Honor Roll student
  • Main director for Chinese Cultural Performances


Just like the quote "Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see," we are here to unlock the children's imaginable minds and to spark the start of the technological future!

We serve pre-schoolers to middle schoolers.

CLAIRE KUNG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

STEVIE RODRIGUEZ

​Marketing, Design Manager

Senior

Troy High School

DANIEL WANG

Member

7th Grade
 Beechwood Middle School


  • California Scholarship Federation Member
  • National Honor Society Member
  • President's Award for Academic Excellence
  • Mater Dei HS Basketball Athlete
  • President's Physical Fitness Award
  • Advanced Men's Choir
  • Mater Dei HS Freshman Senator and Go Green Commissioner
  • Camp Counselor for Vacation Bible School
  • Volunteer Counselor for Summer Sports Camp
  • St. Norbert School Student Council Vice President and Commissioner of Elections
  • St. Norbert School Academic Decathlon Team - 1st Place Overall
  • St. Norbert School Academic Highest Honors and Literature Award
  • Mater Dei HS Principal's Academic Award
  • Member of Renaissance leadership program 2016-2017
  • President of Let It Be Club at CHJH
  • National Junior Honors Society member
  • Played piano and clarinet for several years
  • Principal's Honor Roll
  • Elementary School Spelling Bee 3rd place winner


I like working with kids and animals. 



NATHAN LEE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Robotics Team member
  • aMAZEing award in FSD robot nation
  • Python and JavaScript coder
  • Lion Chess Tournament Grade Champions
  • Founder of Pianist
  • Basketball Championships team player
  • YVC Piano Competition 1st place
  • Piano Certificate of Merit level 7
  • Basketball Championships team player


I enjoy working with kids and would like to instill a joy of sciences!

LAM PHAN

Fundraising Assistant

Sophomore

Troy High School

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Garden Grove Regional Library tutor
  • Loves light novels
  • Passionate for food and sleeping
  • Works out over the weekend


I'm in love with food.

ETHAN CHEN

Diamond Bar HS Chapter Vice President

Junior

Diamond Bar HS

  • National Young Women of Distinction
  • 100 Most Influential People in Orange County
  • International Children's Peace Prize Nominee
  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
  • Coca Cola Scholar
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award—Distinguished Finalist
  • USNCO (US National Chemistry Olympiad) High Honors—National Top 50
  • Science Olympiad National Medalist
  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Award
  • Whiz Kids of Orange County
  • Local Hero of Orange County
  • Co-founder &  Co-President of Troy High Chemistry Club
  • Co-President & Violinist for World Relief Chamber Music
  • Girl Scouts Gold, Silver, Bronze awards
  • Davidson Young Scholar, Ambassador, and MaPD
  • Johns Hopkins University International Talent Search Grand Award Recipient
  • MESA—Solo Math 1st Place (State); Speech Competition 2nd Place (State)


I love working with children & helping to enrich their futures! I hope to make a lasting impact on the world, whether it be big or small :)

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Troy HS 4 Years Varsity Swimmer
  • Academic Tutor since 2013
  • Swimming Instructor since 2014
  • Junior Olympic Swimmer
  • Competitive USA swimmer since 2007
  • Unanimous Superiors at Southern Section Festival for Symphonic Band & Jazz Band
  • President's Award for Academic Excellent
  • Troy HS Unite for Sight VP
  • Troy HS VSA Public Speaker


I enjoy watching young children learn and improve! :)

  • ALS Association President

  • Tutor for Special Need children

  • Troy Rotary Top 100 student

  • Enjoy Biology subject

  • Enjoy making videos on Facebook

Who We Serve

​​What We Do

JULLY XU

Member

Junior
  Troy High School



  • Principal oboe for Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (2014-2016) and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (2017)

  • AIME qualifier in 2016 and 2015

  • Winner of Washington State Math Competition in 2015 and 2014

  • Qualifier for MathCounts National Competition in 2016

  • USTA ranked top 10 tennis players U12 in 2014 in the Pacific Northwest.

  • 3rd place of Seattle Youth Symphony's Concierto Competition in 2015.

  • Ranked 1st in the nation under CyberPatriot's Gold Division.

  • Certificate of Merit Level 10 with oboe.

  • Varsity Tennis at Troy High School.


ANDREW WU

 STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

SIERRA PARK

Advisor

Alumna

LYNETTE CHAN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
  Troy High School


MIRANDA NICUSANTI

Assistant STEM Instructor

Curriculum/Fundraising Assistant

Sophomore
  Troy High School



  • Founder and president of the LHHS Model United Nations Club
  • Lion’s Heart volunteer
  • Associated Student Body member
  • California Scholarship Federation member
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence


I like working with kids because they are the most engaging and creative.

ALLISON LU

Maya Chapter President

Sophomore

Valencia High School

EILEEN ZHAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Academic Decathlon Math and Science Medalist
  • Math Tutor
  • Repeated Competitor in St. Barbara Math Bee
  • Best in Science graduating class of 2014 for St. Barbara Middle School


The crazier the kids the better! :)

Sebastien Valladolid

Assistant STEM Instructor

10th Grade

Troy High School

  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll
  • Troy High School CSF recipient
  • Featured Artist at Troy High Arts Week
  • BIOLA competitive swimmer since 2011
  • First Chair clarinet Hutchinson Wind Ensemble
  • NLMUSD Honor Band
  • Unanimous Superiors at Redlands Festival Wind Ensemble


I love watching kids learn and be creative! <3

ZINAL PATEL

Assistant STEM Instructor

Curriculum/Fundraising Assistant

Junior

Troy High School

TU AN NGUYEN

Volunteer

Junior

Troy High School

CHRIS KIM

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

SARAH CHANG

Volunteer

Senior

Sonora High School

BOYUE (MARY) DONG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy HS

  • Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Top 1%
  • MENSA Member
  • 2016 Big Bang Science Fair London Top 10
  • Science Fair National Finals
  • UK Mathematical and Biology Challenge Silver and Gold medalist 
  • Black tag in martial arts/Tae Kwon Do
  • Founder and President of Troy Book Club
  • Troy High School Principal Honor Roll
  • Top of the class in French
  • MOCK trial 'Outstanding witness' in Orange county 2016
  • Peer Tutor
  • Speech and Debate competition individual and team winner
  • St John’s Ambulance, London, UK 2015 Cadet of the Year 
  • Harrow Observer Newspaper Poetry Competition First Place
  • ‘Young Scientist’ Award Recipient
  • Inter House Quiz Competitions Winner
  • Model United Nations Delegate


I love working and inspiring young minds to make a difference in the world.

RACHEL XIN

Assistant  STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Honor roll
  • National Junior Honor Society member
  • Troy Volleyball and Softball!!
  • Adventures in STEM participant
  • President's Award recipient 


Yay STEM!!!



AMANDA RODRIGUEZ

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Valencia High School Science Olympiad team member
  • Kraemer Science Olympiad 8th and 9th grade Most Valuable Player Award
  • KMS Art Department Award
  • Dancer at 5 Star Dance Academy


:D


RACHEL PAREDES

Video Producer

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Troy High School Robotics Team Safety Captain
  • Academic Decathlon - Head of Economics
  • Troy IB Candidate
  • Guitar player since 2014
  • Computer Science enthusiast
  • Interest in politics


NICOLE WONG

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Ladera Vista Cyber Security Team
  • President Award for Academic Excellent
  • Taekwondo Black Belt
  • AAA Club Swimmer
  • National Junior Honors Society member



RUTVI RAY

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • CyberPatriot Competitor
  • FSD Robot Nation 1st place
  • First LEGO League 1st place Robot Design Award @ Orange County
  • Best State Research Award
  • Awards from Math Field Day
  • Cal Poly Pomona Robot Expo Competitor
  • Piano & Violin
  • Prelude Chamber String Orchestra 22nd Season member
  • John Hopkins CTY


I enjoy helping others

  • Opinion writer at Oracle, Troy High School's triweekly student newspaper
  • Pianist
  • Buddhist and Taoist sympathizer
  • Chinese calligraphy and qigong enthusiast
  • Model United Nations delegate
  • Speech and Debate member
  • Food Finders volunteer
  • Suzanne Middle School Principal's Letter of Recommendation


I enjoy working with kids and seeing the smiles on their faces. I also love sharing my knowledge, experience and insights with others around me -- hopefully, I too can help make a positive difference in the world :) Spread the love <3 

MALCOLM HOANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grader
  Parks Junior High School
  • Played clarinet since 5th grade
  • Troy High Honor Roll
  • I'm in my school's marching band


I have 10 younger cousins (2 older ones) that I grew up with so I'm used to taking care of little children.


  • Operation Smile Region Leadership Council Member
  • Operation Smile Treasurer
  • Piano Certificate of Merit Level 10
  • World Relief Chamber Music Co-President for senior center
  • World Relief Chamber Music Clarinet player
  • World Relief Chamber Music Website Photo Gallery Editor
  • World Relief Chamber Music Chair of Photo Gallery Sub-Committee
  • Troy High Principal's Honor Roll
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor Award


 Working with the kids is fun and I have had an amazing experience so far. I can't wait to make more memories and to help the children learn something new! :)

NITIN SREEKUMAR

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Swim comps
  • Dance comps
  • History comp
  • Pageant comp


I like working with kids because they are really cute

  • Previously trained in Piano and Clarinet
  • An artist with over five years of art classes
  • Fulton Class of 2016 yearbook staff
  • Self taught in Cinematography and Film


I enjoy working with youth to promote creativity and individuality. 

MICHELLE SOLIS

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

ETHAN LORD

La Habra HS Chapter President

Junior

La Habra HS

  • US Biology Olympiad Semifinalist
  • Troy High School Swim Freeway League Champion
  • Troy High School Water Polo  Freeway League Champion
  • Junior Olympic Swimming Finalist
  • Violin MTAC Level 10


Have fun! :)

STEMup4Youth is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation to pursue the elements of STEM by bringing children fun, hands-on STEM activities through interactive programs, events, and performances. Founder Sharleen Loh  has been designing STEM activities for children since 2013. Today, STEMup4Youth hosts weekly STEM programs and serves over 10,000 children throughout Southern California—at Boys and Girls Clubs, public libraries, presentations, expos, bookmobiles, showcases, elementary schools,  children's festivals, county fairs, and summer reading programs.  Our divisions teach  LEGO robot programming and introductory/intermediate coding classes for different age groups. Currently, we have 15 chapters to help further spread our love of STEM!

DOMINIC PAK

Assistant STEM Instructor

Fundraising Assistant

Freshman

Troy High School

JASON TSAI

Web Design Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

SUSHOVAN PAIN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

RACHEL SEOL

Volunteer

Senior

Troy High School

KEVIN KISSINGER

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Mater Dei High School

  • Senior Kumon Tutor
  • violinist at St. Paul Apostle Church
  • FBLA state competitor
  • Troy High School Principal Award
  • Member of National Honors Society
  • James S. Thalman Library Golden
  • Wilhelmina Van Hunnick Memorial Award 3rd Place Team
  • Private Tutor for children ages 12 and under
  • Red Cross Volunteer
  • Vietnamese Student Association V.P.
  • Active pianist for over 7 years
  • California Scholarship Federation Qualifier
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence


Ready to 'STEM' out to reach every creative mind! <3333

  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll
  • Cross Country and Track JV Team
  • Academic Pentathlon 1st Place Medalist
  • Crescent Elementary Spelling Bee Champ
  • Scholar Athlete
  • Dancer at OC Millennium


I love watching kids become aware of the amazing world they live in!!

ANN GUILBERT

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • 1st place ISI World Championship 2017- Artistic and Open FS Gold
  • USFS Senior Gold Medalist- Moves in the Field
  • Award of Excellence- Visual Arts (PTSA Reflections)
  • Member for California Scholarship Federation
  • LOVES to draw, skate, dance, and take pictures
  • Traveled to France, England, Switzerland, Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan 
  • Completed the Game Coding and Computer Science for Beginners workshop at the 26th Annual Summer Science Camp sponsored by Boeing


I love meeting new people and working together Ü

YEEUN KIM

Member

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Ranked #1 freshman year 
  • THS Principal's Honor Roll
  • AMC 8 top 1%
  • AMC 10 Honor Roll
  • Seoul Foreign School House President
  • UK Math Olympiad Gold Certificate


I love working in the STEM field!

SUSANNA CAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

7th Grade

Laguna Road Jr. High

RAYMOND MO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Middle school Science Olympiad member
  • Middle school valedictorian
  • Principal's Honor Roll
  • CHOC Club board member


I like working with kids.

DANIEL CHONG

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Beechwood Principal's Honor Roll
  • SCSBOA (Southern California School Band Orchestra Association) first violin
  • Battle of the Books Participant
  • Contestant of MESA





  • CSUF Astrophysics Intern

  • THS Astronomy Club Vice President

  • THS Gay-Straight Alliance Vice President

  • Hansol Education Volunteer

  • Troy Central Science Tutor

  • THS Ladies First member

  • National Society of High School Scholars

  • National Junior Honors Society

  • Girl Scout Bronze Award


I love working with kids and giving them the opportunity to learn new things!

MABEL SHEHADA

Advisor

Alumna


  • 3rd at YBTC state challenge
  • Competed in science Olympiad from 7th-9th grade
  • Competes on Troy Armed NJROTC
  • VP of Troy Math Club


I like the hands-on experience of STEM

SHARON WANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman
  Valencia High School


  • art portfolio
  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll
  • Troy CSF member
  • Dance competitor
  • piano


I enjoy working with kids because they often ask questions that make me reflect on the things I do.




  • Math Olympiad
  • President’s Education Award
  • iPersonalize
  • California Legislature Assemble Recognition
  • Member of Parks Junior High’s National Honor Society
  • Parks Junior High’s Art Club President (former)
  • Jazz Band
  • Member of Parks Junior High’s ASB Leadership Class
  • Parks Junior High’s basketball team player
  • Member of Troy High School’s Marching Band
  • Member of Troy High School’s Robotics Club
  • TSA
  • Competed in Rondori Competition for judo
  • Instruments: Piano, Guitar (acoustic/electric), ukulele, clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax, Fife :) idk just a bunch
  • Interests: Art-sketch, music, instrumental/voca, cooking/baking, organisation, a good book/movie, video games, nerdy stuff :) basketball, judo, and volleyball 


I like working with kids who are ambitious and eager to learn.  As for the kids who are forced here because of parents, I can relate but I’m determined to make this the best for them in hopes of changing their mind. :) 

AMY WENG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  •  LAUSD CyberPatriot Competition (2nd Place 2016 middle school division, 3rd place 2017 national division)
  • CyberPatriot National Finalist


I love seeing connections and bonds the kids develop with STEM and us.


  • 2010 CAPMT Piano Concerto Competition State Champion

  • 2010 CAPMT Piano Bartok Competition Bronze Medal

  • 2014 Bach Competition State Finalist, Bronze Award

  • 2014  MTAC Piano Solo Competition Orange County West Division Champion

  • Middle School: Kraemer Middle School Concertmaster (Violinist) 2015-2016 :D

  • Middle School: Member of the Kraemer Middle School State Runner Up Science Olympiad Team, Got around 17 medals total, competed in Invasive Species, Reach for the Stars, and Fossils


I really do actually like working with kids


  • National Junior Honor Society Member

  • Parks Junior High School Honor Roll

  • Thirteen Five Volunteer

  • 2016 1st Place Cheerleading Jamz Competition

  • 2016 1st Place Cheerleading Stunt Award

  • Loves to travel

  • Very artistic

  • Favorite sport: Dance/ Cheer


I love working with kids and I hope to inspire others to be more involved with their community.


  • THS Cyber Patriot member
  • Troy Tech student
  • Piano Certificate of Merit level 9
  • NJB championship series


Yay STEM kids!!

PATRICK RIM

STEM Instructor

Curriculum Assistant

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Academic Pentathlon medalist
  • Robotics team member
  • Lion's Heart Volunteer
  • Author of Love Returns (unpublished 50-page novel)
  • School on Wheels tutor
  • Principal's Honor Roll
  • President's Award for academic excellence
  • Middle School Valedictorian
  • FBI Cyber G-Girl  Academy  participant
  • President's Volunteer Service Award: Bronze


Every kid is different in their own special way and I love that!

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • President's Honor Roll
  • Troy High School JV Water Polo
  • Past Junior Olympics Swimmer
  • Volunteer for English Learning in Foreign Countries
  • Wagor International School of Excellence Speech Contest 2nd Place
  • Graduated from Tzu Chi Academy


I love to help kids finding what they love and enjoy.

MOLLY COHN

Laguna Beach Chapter President

Junior

Laguna Beach HS

  • Science Olympiad States Championship Medalists

  • KMS Science Olympiad Team Member (2nd at states overall)

  • Science Olympiad Team "Most Spirited Award" 2015

  • Former Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 723

  • Life Scout Rank

  • Troy Cross Country Team Member

  • Orange County Community Youth Orchestra member


"STEM is a really cool way to look at everything around us, and sharing that outlook to kids is a great thing!"

CHERYL YANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Presidential Award for Academic Excellence
  • Troy High School's Principal Honor Role
  • Presidential Physical Fitness Gold Award
  • Troy Track and Field + XCountry
  • American Red Cross Blood Donor Ambassador and Blood Drive Coordinator
  • Rancho La Habra Republican Women Federated Essay Contest 1st Place
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Contest 1st Place
  • Young Champions of America Self-Defense Assistant Instructor
  • Published Poet


Stem-Up for Youth allows me the opportunities to learn about the different fields in STEM while being able to inspire and encourage kids to pursue the STEM pathway. 

NINA TAKASHIMA

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

YI-AN HSIEH

STEAMPORT Chapter President

Junior

Orange County School of Arts

  • President's Education Award 2016
  • Violinist in Rowland Honors Orchestra/Orchestra
  • Oboist for 4 years
  • Caring Through Music club member
  • Long-term volunteer in elementary school since 2014
  • Top 10 Student 2018


I hope to promote STEM subjects to kids.

KRISTI LEE

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

BETHANY ARABE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

JEFFREY ZHOU

Volunteer

Senior

Troy High School

MEGAN LOH

Coding Division Founder

Chief Technological Officer

Center Director

Sophomore

Troy High School

BENJAMIN WANG

HR Recruitment Manager

Curriculum Assistant

Sophomore

Troy High School

  •  CSL Premier Soccer Player
  •  CSL 2016 Premier League Champions
  •  Varsity Soccer and Track
  • Basketball All-stars 2012
  • 8 years of playing piano
  • RSCS Spelling Bee Champion 2014
  • JV Soccer Offensive and Team MVP
  • Frosh/Soph Track Warrior Award
  • Serves at Northpoint EV Free Church


I enjoy helping kids have fun whether it's at church, in other countries on missions trips, or at the soccer field. :)

DARBY CLEMENT

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Publicity Director for Foster Friends, a club aiming to help children in foster care
  • Plays the violin in Troy’s Orchestra
  • On Troy’s CyberPatriot team
  • I volunteer at my church on a weekly basis
  • I have won several History and Science competitions in middle school
  • Honor roll student


Having four younger siblings, I’ve always loved children and am excited to work with them whenever I get the opportunity to.

YING WANG

Eastern Los Angeles Chapter President

Junior

Valencia High School

  • Science Department Student of the Year
  • Science Olympiad Participant
  • SVMS Science Olympiad Tutor
  • Well versed with violin
  • 7 year violin player


Like the great Kevin Miura who made it his mission to spread the love of music far and wide, so will I spread the love for science to the boundaries of this universe.

  • FAST Swimming
  • Troy NJROTC Marksmanship Team
  • Troy NJROTC Information Security Team
  • Troy NJROTC SeaPerch Team


I have a little bit of experience helping out with middle school kids, as I was the teacher aide for a year.

  • California Scholarship Federation Member
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • 2nd Place at Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Contest
  • 3rd Place at Palmdale Code Quest
  • 2nd Place Grace Hopper Award at SoCal HSPC
  • Most Innovative Approach at Knowledge and Capture Hackathon at USC Information Sciences Institute
  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Vice President of Fundraising of Join Jade
  • San Francisco Festival of Gold Sinfonia Orchestra - 1st place
  • Piano Certificate of Merit Level 10


Hello! :)

  • Medicine and Math Club President

  • National Honor Society Member

  • California Scholarship Federation Member

  • Orange County Courthouse Illustration Competition, 2nd place

  • Award of Excellence for Most Talented in the Visual Arts Conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts

  • Ribbons of the Orange Unified School District Math Pentathlon (LOGIC/First Place, MENTAL MATH/First Place, ESTIMATION/First Place, PROBLEM SOLVING/ second place, CONSTRUCTION/Second Place)

  • Certificate of Recognition of Exemplary Performance in the Orange Unified School District Math Pentathlon

  • President’s Award for Education Excellence/Outstanding Academic Excellence Award of the President’s Education Awards Program

  • Regional Science Olympiad Competition, 4th place in Anatomy and Physiology, 5th place in Towers, 6th place in Hydrogeology

MABEL SHEHADA

Marketing & Fundraising Advisor

Alumna

  • Pre-competitive Swimmer
  • Author of the Month at school
  • Avid Piano Player for 6 years
  • Fullerton Rangers Soccer Player


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

  • Principal's award
  • Heart of Hope volunteer
  • Interest in tennis
  • Enjoy art and science


I enjoy working with kids and helping out! :)

STACY LONG

HR Management Director

Senior STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • THS Oracle member

  • 5 years Saxophone Player

  • 10 years scouting

  • Life Scout (to be eagle)

  • Passionate in graphics design 


  • You be the Chemist National Challenge, 3rd place
  • Science/ Math/ English tutor for TroyCentral
  • 1st at U1400 section and mixed doubles of the 51st annual American Open Chess Tournament
  • 2nd at Regional Spelling Bee
  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll


It's really cool to see the enthusiasm the kids have for science! :)

ALINA CHOI

STEM Instructor Manager

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • CSL Premier Soccer Player
  • 8 Year Piano Player
  • Reflections Art "Award of Merit" District Winner
  • Albion Cup Soccer Champions
  • Serves at Northpoint Evangelical Free Church
  • Legends Classic Finalist
  • Basketball All Star 2013
  • 2nd Place Bible Quiz Finalist


I enjoy going on missions trips and serving kids in other countries 

  • John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Member
  • Member of WRCM (World Relief Chamber Music)
  • All-Southern and All-State Honor Band 2017
  • 1st Place Anatomy and Physiology and 2nd Place Ecology in 2017 Science Olympiad LA County Regionals (Div. B)
  • 1st place Ecology 2017 CA State Science Olympiad (Div. B)
  • Presidents Award for Educational Excellence 2017
  • Gold Star Honor Roll
  • Principals Honor Roll in South Pointe 2014-2017
  • Participant in the 8th Robot Rally and recipient of Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performing
    Member of AYSO until 2014
  • Member of the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble
  • California Junior Scholarship Federation Member
  • Bollywood dancer at RIPA


I love watching kids' faces light up when they do fun STEM activities. Let's go and show everyone that STEM is fun!



  • Fellowships of Christian Athletes Vice President

  • Cross country runner

  • Big Brother, Big Sister volunteer

  • Presidential Award



MAGEN PHAM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Valencia High School

KASHYAP SHAH

Member

Junior

Troy High School

SHARLEEN LOH

Founder & CEO

Chief STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • AP Scholar

  • Science Bowl Member 

  • Cal Poly EPIC Summer Camp Participant

  • JV Swim Team

  • 2017 Freeway League Finals Medalist

  • Society for Science & the Public Member

  • Science Olympiad States Medalist


I like to create and solve almost anything! Once this is accomplished, I usually try to either help or introduce my new profound skill to my friends! For example, Rubik's Cubing!


  • Varsity Cross Country and Track Runner
  • Attended EPIC Engineering summer camp at Cal Poly SLO
  • 2 excellence awards through high school
  • Chapter leader of STEMup4youth club at LBHS
  • Math is favorite subject
  • Involved with Lionsheart Volunteer group
  • Member of the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theater
  • AP photography and takes photos for fun


I'm super excited to be teaming up with STEMup4youth and continuing to pursue my love for math and science with kids!

CHARLENE YUEN

Rowland Heights Chapter President

Sophomore

Rowland HS

  • Publicity Director for Foster Friends, a club aiming to help children in foster care
  • Plays the violin in Troy’s Orchestra
  • On Troy’s CyberPatriot team
  • I volunteer at my church on a weekly basis
  • I have won several History and Science competitions in middle school
  • Honor roll student


I aspire to show kids that science is fun and inspire them to love learning.

  • Troy JV golf team
  • Troy NJROTC information security team
  • Science Olympiad regional medalist
  • Piano player


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

  • LINK Club
  • Cyberpatriot team
  • 3rd degree black belt
  • Minor-tourney level tennis


Good with young kids and technology


  • RF Leadership/ASB Student Award

  • RF Principle Honor Roll

  • Troy ROTC Orienteering Team

  • Giving Children Hope Volunteer

  • Relay for Life Volunteer

  • Likes to read


I'm that one person who thought the E in STEM meant English. Haha!

  • Principal's Honor Roll
  • St. Jude Medical Center Volunteer
  • California Scholarship Federation Qualifier
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award Qualifier
  • Science Olympiad Participant
  • Academic Decathlon Member


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

SHREYA ARORA

Yorba Linda & Fullerton Chapter President

Senior

Troy HS

SENA TAKASHIMA

Marketing, Social Media Manager

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

ANDREW HSU

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • section leader of band
  • science olympiad
  • piano player
  • loves art


I’ve worked with kids for a long time at my mom’s preschool and it’s really fun!


ANDREW NGUYEN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Robotics creator and  competitor

  • Piano Solo competition winner

  • YVC Piano Competition 1st place winner

  • Certificate of Merit Level 6

  • CSS & HTML5 coder
    Writer's Guild member

  • Orange County Math Circle Thanksgiving Tournament


​I hope to teach and help younger kids and the future generations with the understanding and benefits of STEM.


  • STEM Robotics Team

  • End of Year School Speaker

  • Four year volleyball player

  • Impressive Social Life


I enjoy bothering my dog, helping people, and having fun.

  • Sophomore Class President
  • Troy High School High Honor Roll
  • American Chemical Society Award Recipient
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry Southern California Award Recipient
  • Certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR
  • Baking Enthusiast
  • Audio file at heart 


I love working with kids and getting to see their eyes light up when they figure that they have created something great.

  • ASB President
  • NJHS President
  • Science Olympiad
  • Academic Pentathlon
  • NJROTC
  • Played/play guitar, piano, violin, flute, drums, bass
  • Dance


I like working with kids!

IMANI MUSEMBI

Kenya Chapter President

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • YMCA basketball team member
  • Ladera vista Jr High School Honors Student
  • 40+ volunteer hours at the Placentia Library
  • Caring for family and friends


I love working with everyone!!

  • KMS ASB leader
  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • Orange County Theme Festival for piano 1st place
  • Piano Certificate of Merit Advanced Level 10


Hello! :)

ANGELINA TRAN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Photographer

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Troy Red Cross President
  • STEMup4Youth Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll
  • Taekwondo Black Bel
  • National Honor Society member
  • National Junior Honors Society Member
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Little Chopin Pianist of the Year
  • Top of Class in the Vietnamese Language and Culture Institute of Orange County


STEM is cool! :)

  • FBLA Nationals, 3rd place
  • Cyber Patriot Nationals NJROTC 5th place
  • Gold USACO Contestant
  • Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Science Olympiad Team Competitor


Computers are a strong point for me. I have previously worked with children teaching them the basics of programming with languages such as scratch.

AYUSH NABAR

Member

Junior

Troy High School

ARTHUR JIANG

Northwood HS Chapter President

Sophomore

Northwood HS

KATHERINE DINH

Chino Hills Chapter President

Senior

Troy High School

  • Troy High School's Principle Honor Roll
  • Secretary of Chemistry Club
  • Treasurer for impACT
  • Co-founder and VP of xLaunch sponsored by MIT Launch
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • 4th Place at NJROTC Navy Nationals 2017 with Troy Team Black
  • Troy NJROTC Team Red Unarmed Commander
  • California Scholarship Federation Member
  • Full IB Candidate
  • Student of the Year for Math at SPMS
  • Enjoys basketball (played basketball during middle school)
  • Likes calligraphy


I like working with kids because I want to inspire future generations to pursue STEM related activities.

BRISA BERNAL

 STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

WILLOW HUANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Troy Basketball Team
  • Science Olympiad member
  • Black belt
  • Cyber defense  team

:D


HANA CHO

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Won first place for art in first grade
  • Can speak Korean and English
  • Did soccer for a season couple years ago
  • Can play the piano
  • Received many awards for being a good student
  • Can draw and do well on projects involving hands
  • Got a few certificates at an academy
  • Did over 50 hours of community service over the summer and got a certificate
  • Was a crew leader for church


I love working with kids, dogs, is able to do anything that I am told to do

CINDY NGUYEN

Fundraising Assistant

Junior

Troy High School

IAN ONG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

SAVANNAH ARABE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Troy Leo Club Co-president

  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll

  • Farm to Feed Plant Department Leader

  • Church Pianist

  • Piano Certificate Level 8


  • Troy High School Tech and IB programs
  • Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Viola player
  • Troy Frosh basketball team
  • Interested in the medical field


I like to help people learn and teach them how to do certain things. 

  • Principal's List
  • Mock Trial Best Prosecution Witness
  • National Principal's List award
  • Girl Scouts Bronze and Silver award and  Girl Delegate
  • Valencia High School Lacrosse Team member
  • Viola Player in Valencia High School Orchestra
  • Math Counts club member
  • Best Female Math Student in Middle School


My dream is to inspire kids to the STEM field :)

ERIC SON

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

KENNETH TANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

SHIVUM JOSHI

 STEM Instructor

8th Grader

Ladera Vista Junior High School


  • National Junior Honor Society Member

  • Parks Junior High School Honor Roll

  • Mathematics Tutor

  • Canning Hunger Volunteer

  • Athletic

  • Artistic

  • Plays Violin & Piano


I like to help the community by inspiring others through working with kids.

JENNIFER LONG

Fundraising Assistant

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Troy Robotic Team member
  • Member of Troy Warrior Band
  • State Science Olympiad medalist in Division B
  • achieved Life Scout rank
  • former instructor of Boy Scout Troop 723
  • 2nd Trumpet of the Southern California Youth Philharmonic


Working with kids is fun, and being able to share our knowledge of STEM makes an even better experience.

  • President's Gold Volunteer Service Awards
  • Science Olympiad State and Regional Medal recipient
  • Johns Hopkins University International Talent Search Grand Award Recipient & Study of Exceptional Talent
  • Girl Scouts Silver & Bronze Awards
  • Fullerton Rotary Top 100 Student
  • Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Competition 1st place Novice Team,  4th overall
  • Chair of World Relief Chamber Music Web Club  & Violinist
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Orange County Scripps National Spelling Bee 5th place winner
  • Most Valuable STEM Instructor & Outstanding Volunteer Award


Teaching kids is a thrilling experience, and I think everyone should get the chance to enjoy it. Spread  the love! <3

  • Troy High Science Olympiad team member
  • Science Olympiad state finals gold medalist
  • Double Bass for 3 years
  • Music K-8 Runner-up


STEM is cool

JIMMY LI

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

ERIC PHAM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

KHIRA MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Junior

Valencia High School

TYLER HUYNH

Curriculum Officer

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Troy HS Principal Honors Roll
  • Harvey Mudd College Intelligent Music Software Intern
  • Chinese American Association of Walnut 2017 Scholarship Winner
  • P2P Fundraising Committee Co-President & Percussionist for World Relief Chamber Music
  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award
  • UCSD COSMOS Alumni, Best Team-Player Award, Motivator Award
  • Center for Future Global Leaders Math Competition Regional Recognition
  • National Honors Society member
  • California Scholarship Federation Qualifier
  • Troy HS Cross Country Girls' Varsity "Rookie of the Year"
  • Former Piano Accompanist for EVCC (East Valley Children's Choir)
  • MTAC Springfest Piano 2nd Place
  • Piano Certificate of Merit Level 10


I love the connection and bonds we develop with the children. It makes my day when they smile and really engage themselves in the activities. I'm so glad to be a part of this! :)

JULIANNE NGUYEN

Member

Freshman
  Troy High School


ADDISON CHAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll
  • CHOC club Vice President
  • Varsity soccer and track
  • Piano Certificate of Merit Level 8
  • Troy Tech computer science student 




BRYAN SONG

HR Recruitment Manager

Sophomore

Troy High School

JASMINE YANG

STEM Instructor

Senior

Diamond Bar High School

ETHAN THAN

 STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Swam competitively since the age of 5
  • Haiku has won in a National Japanese-American poetry competition
  • Play the trumpet in jazz bands, concert bands, and orchestras (performed in auditioned honor groups, competed in festivals (including the reno international jazz festival))
  • Competes in MUN competitions
  • Was a member of NJHS


In my free time, I enjoy reading nonfiction articles, watching biology and astronomy based documentaries, and swimming.

CHARITY CHENG

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

PRISCILLA TAO

Valencia HS Chapter President

Photographer

Sophomore

Valencia High School

  • Inventor of Q-tip Syringe for kids
  • California Scholarship Federation Qualifier
  • Troy High School High Honor Roll
  • Volunteer at Hacienda Heights Parks and Recreational Department
  • Volunteers with children at Church


Working with kids for much of my life, I've learned how to teach kids. They are so fun to be with! :)

RUI WANG

HR Management Assistant

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Cyberpatriot Competitor
  • Part of Orange County Cello Ensemble
  • Student at Ryman Arts
  • Speech and Debate Competitor
  • FBLA Competitor 


I love challenging myself and experiencing new activities! 

CHLOE SCHAEFGEN

Santa Margarita Catholic HS Chapter President

JUNIOR

Santa Margarita Catholic HS

  • President's Education Award
  • Lexington Junior High honor roll
  • GATE student
  • 4 years of Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Haskett Library volunteer


I enjoy teaching kids and make learning fun!

  • GATE Student
  • Carrillo Ranch Elementary 4th Grade Spelling Bee Winner
  • John Glenn Middle School Honor Roll (all three years)
  • President of Rotary Club in 8th Grade
  • Secretary of Environmental Club in 8th Grade
  • Hip Hop Dancer at Hart Academy of Dance
  • WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) member


I love working in the STEM field!

DARREN CHEN

Walnut Chapter President

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Mock Trial
  • Marching Band
  • Winter Drumline
  • Red Cross
  • Received many awards for academic accomplishments
  • Many leadership positions within a number of the musical programs I have participated in


Working with kids and just about anyone is great, helping people learn new things is an amazing thing to do. 

  • OA Korean Biliteracy Language Award

  • AGAPE Love Volunteer

  • Cerritos Aquatics medal recipient

  • Student of the month


STEM is cool! :)

  • Troy Cyber Patriot team member
  • Distinguished Scholar
  • National Junior Honor Society secretary
  • Piano Certificate of Merit Level 9
  • Kraemer Middle School newspaper editor
  • Kraemer ASB


I love seeing connections and bonds the kids develop with STEM and us.


  • Troy Science Olympiad Team Member
  • Cross Country/Track and Field Athlete
  • FBLA Cabinet Member
  • Middle School Speech and Debate Regional Champions for Public Forum


  • Principal's List
  • Spelling Bee School Competition 3rd Place
  • School Newspaper Editor
  • Distinguished Scholar
  • Math Field Day School Representative & won 3 Medals
  • Girl Scout Bronze Award


I enjoy working with kids especially with the STEM experiments :)


ERIC BAIK

Marketing & Fundraising Advisor

Alumnus

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence

  • Math Department Award

  • Troy Oracle Staff

  • Battle of the Books 3rd place

  • Science Olympiad Invitationals Medalist


Watching kids grow and learn from STEM is incredible! I loving working with and teaching kids and I hope others will join and benefit too!