• Played basketball and golf,
  • Interested in drama
  • Math club
  • Volunteer at V.O.L.T Program Buena Park, and Soup kitchen


"I am happy when I make others happy."


  • Regents Fellowship UCI

  • Engineer for 4 Years

  • PhD Physics Student

  • Mountain Biking


​Sometimes it's more fun going up a rocky mountain than a paved road


Yilin Chen

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School
  • 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.

  • 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!

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


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

Daniel Sim

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills High School


  • Troy High School IB Candidate
  • Troy High Link Crew Leader
  • Chapman Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Winner - Art Catagory (year?)
  • Yorba Linda Middle MathCOUNTS Team Training Assistant


I like working with kids :).



Divij Karnani

​Member

Senior

Troy High School

David Van Dyke

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Yorba Linda High School

  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • Principal's List Honor Roll
  • Piano CM Level 9
  • Lion Heart VP 2017-2018
  • Lion Heart Golden PVS Award
  • 1 year in Junior Chamber Music
  • 2017 National Piano Playing Auditions: State Level
  • 2017 MTAC Theme Festival Silver
  • 2016 MTAC Theme Festival Gold


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

  • Math Olympiad Top 1% Elementary School Placer
  • 2nd Year NJROTC Cadet
  •  CyberPatriot Quarter Finalist
  • Member of the Placentia Community Interact Club
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Placentia


Be who you needed when you were younger.


  • I play basketball and soccer
  •  I came from Japan
  •  I am a major Hypebeast
  •  I can play the trumpet 


​Kids are fun to work with and I like their reaction to leaning new things. 

  • Cheer
  • Tap
  •  Jazz
  •  Hip hop
  •  Tennis 
  • 7th-grade principal honor roll
  • Photography
  • Track team


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


  • National Junior Honor Society
  • President's Award
  • Taekwondo Blackbelt
  • Kraemer Science Olympiad (6th place at Nationals)
  • You Be the Chemist


I like helping kids understand the importance of STEM in a fun and creative way.


  • Whitney High School Varsity Golf Team
  • First Place in a junior high Stem Olympiad
  •  Violin (7 years)
  •  Camp Leader for Student Learning Center


​"Give more than you take." 


  • OCSA Tennis Team Captain - Defending SoCal USTA 18 & Under Champions
  • Cofounder of OCSA Physics Club
  • Science Olympiad Team Member
  • Orange County Youth Symphony - Concerts for 5th Graders
  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) Research

 I like teaching other people about what makes our world and our universe so fascinating!

  • Troy Varsity Cross Country (1st place solo League Freeway champion Fresh-Soph
  • Track and Field
  • Robert C. Fisler Outstanding student from Rotary Club of America
  • Troy tech student
  • Science Olympiad 7th and 8th grade


STEM makes a huge impact!

Zensu Nguyen

HBHS Chapter Co President

Senior

Huntington Beach High School

  • Honor Roll
  • National Junior Honor Society member
  • Troy Volleyball and Softball!!
  • Adventures in STEM participant
  • President's Award recipient 
  • President's Award REcipiant
  • Troy Volleyball Captain and MVP
  • Troy JV softball
  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • CPR certified


Yay STEM!!!

RAYMOND MO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • OCAD Club Vice President
  • OCAD Super Quiz 1st place
  • OCAD school team 5th place
  • Labdoo member


I like working with kids in STEM-related activities. 



  • Elementary school daycare worker
  • Golf player
  • Karate for 3 yrs
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Has instagram meme page 


"I like working with kids since they can be fun to be around."

Victor Eze

Member

Sophomore

  • 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
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award


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



  • 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 

  • Troy Principal’s Honor Roll
  • Best Buddies Member
  • Troy Basketball
  • Violinist
  • Young Leaders of Orange County Member


I enjoy helping kids learn more and explore the STEM field!




  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award
  • 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.


RAYMOND MO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Brea Olinda High School Varsity Tennis Team

  • Brea Olinda High School Frosh Basketball 2017-2018 (Captain) and Junior Varsity Basketball Team 2018-2019 (Captain)

  • Volunteer at Fullerton Boys and Girls club with G.I.V.E Organization (Guitar Section Leader and S.T.E.M. 4th grade section leader)

  • Brea Olinda High School G2G Club (Treasurer)

  • Guitar (6 Years On Church Praise Team)


I've had past experience with volunteering in the stem field with the Boys and Girls club of Fullerton. It was encouraging watching the kids work diligently on their worksheets that we provided for them. Giving to the community, especially kids, and possibly playing a positive role in their lives is encouraging and exciting to experience first hand.


​i enjoy learning and spreading knowledge! the world is a better place when you can also give others what you have gained for yourself.


"Don't stress about the future; Work hard and be present"

  • CyberPatriot Team Captain
  • Warrior Band Trombone Section Leader
  • LB Quintet Lead Trombonist
  • Walnut Quantum - Hydromechs Member
  • Piano CM Level 10 Branch Honors
  • MATY Vice President
  • FSD RobotNation II 1st Place
  • Random DIY Project Machine :)


The great things that the majority enjoys comes at the temporary hardships of the few. Yet the few labor on, for the ultimate goal is the success of the team. 

Megan Loh

Coding & Robotics Divisions Founder

Advisor

 President 2018-2020

​Standford University

Nathaniel Buenaventura

Member

Junior

Troy High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member in Middle School
  • 3rd Place in VEX Robotic Competition in 2019
  • Academic Excellence 2nd place in 2016
  • Presidential Award for Physical Education


Children are blank they can be molded into anything


NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior High school

John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

  • Six years of cello

  •  Nine years of piano

  •  Troy ilium 

  • Cyber defense team


​i enjoy learning and spreading knowledge! the world is a better place when you can also give others what you have gained for yourself.


  • Water Polo

  • Color guard scholarship in Brea Jr. High

  • NJHS Member

  • President's Award for Academics in Jr. High





  • Troy High School Marching Band
  • Science Olympiad Division B 3rd Place for Fossils 
  • President's Education Award
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  7th Grade
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  8th Grade


     ¨The onion you are eating can be someone else's water lily."

Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle School

Miseok Kim

Onboarding Director

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • Kraemer Middle School Distinguished Scholar 2017-18
  • Kraemer Middle School Chamber Strings First Violin
  • Writer's Guild Member
  • Prelude Chamber Strings 2016-17




  • 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, organization, 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. :) ​

  •  Girl Scout Silver Award
  •  Kraemer Middle School Science Olympiad Team (Second place at State competition)
  • First place in Towers & Fast Facts at Kraemer Invitational
  •  Second place in Detector & third place in Codebusters at Science Olympiad State Competition
  •  Altar server at church
  •  Level 8 in piano CM


I had a passion for STEM ever since learning about it as a child. I would like to pass this on to kids today in hopes that it will create many opportunities for them to learn and explore.



Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

Jaden Cordova

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

  • Piano CM
  • Cello CM
  • ADHSHL I3 League JVB Champions
  • FSD Honor Orchestra
  • Past Participant of Incubate USC HackSC


"I think this is a great opportunity to serve my community as well as learn skills while cooperating with others. I have had an interest in STEM starting from 3rd grade. I have loved STEM ever since."

  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Troy Marksmanship


:)


Isabella Bustamante

Member

Senior
Troy High School

Kayla Sim

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


Vincent Pastrana

​Member

Senior

​Troy High School

Puri Anusha

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Beechwood School

  • Cheer
  • Tap
  •  Jazz
  •  Hip hop
  •  Tennis 
  • 7th-grade principal honor roll
  • Photography
  • Track team


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


BRYAN SONG

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle School

  •  FBLA
  • Speech and Debate
  • Model UN
  •  NJROTC
  •  Sea Perch
  • Academic Penthalon
  • Middle School ASB
  • Paw Pals (helped Special Education students)
  •  Pals (sucicide prevention and like helped mediate arguments and tutor students)
  • School Site Council Representative
  • AVID
  • Science Olympiad
  • Mathlete
  • Library Volunteer


​I like science and working for kids.

Somin (Ella) Moon

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

Andrew Hsu

President

​STEMup4All Division Founder

Lead STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  •  FBLA Southern Section VP, State PR Council, and Chapter VP
  •  Troy Science Olympiad Team Member
  • I love Astronomy and Physics
  •  Giving Children Hope VP


I like designing things :) whether in curriculum or otherwise... 


  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • LAUSD CyberPatriot Competition
  • 3 years Singing- G.S. ARTS ACADEMY, Best Performance Award
  • 5 years Hope B-Lit Charity Commercial 2017 Ruhi Hakh The Wiz
  • Lead role-witch, 2017 Aladdin
  • 2 years of Speech and Debate
  • Nova 42 Academy Speech and Debate
  •  Nova 42 Academy, Claremont College
  • SPAR
  • Impromptu Society of Women Engineers Congressional App Challenge
  • Honorable Mention Coyote Hills Ranch, Fullerton
  • Volunteer Red Cross, Fullerton
  • Volunteer Fullerton Public Library

"It's not the fact that you do something for recognition, it's the fact that you recognize what you're doing"



  • 3rd degree black belt taekwondo
  • Likes STEM
  • Participated in AppJam+ (offered by UCI)
  • Played trombone for 2 years
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award



STEM is something all children should be able to experience regardless of race, gender, and lifestyle.




  • Honor Roll
  • National Junior Honor Society member
  • Troy Volleyball and Softball!!
  • Adventures in STEM participant
  • President's Award recipient 
  • President's Award REcipiant
  • Troy Volleyball Captain and MVP
  • Troy JV softball
  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • CPR certified


Yay STEM!!!

  • Southern California Middle School Honor Choir
  • Choir for 3 years in middle school
  • Cyber Patriot
  • Guitar


"Volunteering gives you a different scope.


  • 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

  • ​STEMup4Youth President's Volunteer Service Award


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


  • Elementary school daycare worker
  • Golf player
  • Karate for 3 yrs
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Has instagram meme page 


"I like working with kids since they can be fun to be around."

  • Participated in UNICEF and FBLA.
  • I used to play basketball.
  • I like listening to music on my free time.
  • I used to play the piano and the viola.




I enjoy helping out!

Sahan Theegala

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Stacey Zhu

Member

Senior

Northwood High School

  • CyberPatriot Semifinalist
  • Club swim,
  • Varsity swim
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence


I want to try something new and teach kids important skills.


  • JUSA
  • AYSO Soccer team
  • YVC 2019 piano competition 1st place
  • Many piano rewards
  • Play cello
  •  Principles High Honor roll


Learning is fun.


  • JV tennis team

  • Piano

  • Volunteers at a local pet shelter

  • Won a gold medal at the regional science fair


STEM is a field that will be significant in the future, and it's neat that I can help the next generation of kids find their love of science.





ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Troy High School Marching Band
  • Science Olympiad Division B 3rd Place for Fossils 
  • President's Education Award
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  7th Grade
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  8th Grade


     ¨The onion you are eating can be someone else's water lily."

Yi-an Hsieh

STEAMPORT Chapter President

Sophomore

University of Pennsylvania 

ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School

Julianne Nguyen

Member

Senior
  Troy High School


Taylor Foster

HBHS Chapter Sponsor Commissioner

Senior

Huntington Beach High School

SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


  • Alpha Chi Sigma Summer Research Fellowship (2016)

  • Alumni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2017)

  • Student Member of the American Chemical Society @ UCLA (2017/2018)

  • General Chemistry Teaching Assistant @ UCI (2018/2019)


"Science is liberating and should be accessible to everyone"


Khuetu Doan

Web Design Director

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


 Ojasvi Godha

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

  • Science Olympiad National Medalist 2019

  • Science Olympiad State Medalist 2019, 2018

  • Science Olympiad Regional Medalist 2019, 2018

  • Science Olympiad Team Captain 2019, 2018

  • National Junior Honor Society President, 2018

  • Pressing Issues Publications and Service President, Founder

  • Distinguished Scholar Award 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

  • Teacher’s Choice Award Science 2018, Language Arts 2018, Math 2017 

  • Reflections Arts Program Award for Literature 1st Place District, 2nd Place County 2018

  • US Presidential Award for Academic Excellence 2016

  • Youth Resident Leadership Academy 2019

  • WEB Leader 2018

  • Student Council 2016, 2015, 2014

  • Fullerton Fire Department Letter of Recognition


I always aim to explore the world of science and to exchange ideas, extrapolate explanations, engage the minds of others...and most of all: encourage them to ask WHY





BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

Shivum Joshi

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Valencia High School

Jooyoung Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

  •  Boy Scouts of America (currently a life scout with the position of assistant senior patrol leader)
  •  Troy's Cross Country Team
  •  Troy's HOBY club
  •  NYLT certified
  •  Honors Society Award
  •  Math Kangaroo Award

    Ever since I was a kid, I enjoyed constructing things such as Legos. Math, sciences, and the different forms of technology have always fascinated me. Because of my leadership training through scouting, I know how to deal with younger kids and encourage them.


"Everyone needs guidance."

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist
  • UCSB Research Mentorship Program Alumni
  • World Relief Chamber Music Co-President of Senior Center & Violinist
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Certificate of Excellence
  • MusicArts2Youth Co-President
  • Troy Rotary Top 100
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Troy National Honors Society
  • Lion's Heart Torchbearer Award
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
  • President's Volunteer Service Gold Awards
  • Troy QuizBowl Fundraising Adviser
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable Lead STEM Instructor
  • STEMup4Youth President's Community Service Award
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award


I enjoy helping others

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


  • Flute (middle school first chair)

  • VBS Volunteer (3 years)

  • Middle School Engineering Program (3 years)

  • National Junior Honor Society

  • WEB Leader Art


I like volunteering because it gives me joy.


BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • Johnson & Johnson Care to Recycle Contest Winner
  • C21 Award (Placentia Library/PYLUSD)
  • High Honor Roll
  • Lion's Heart Member
  • Piano
  • Basketball
  • Jijitsu 


I like working with kids and helping them with STEM activities.


  • USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist
  • British Biology Olympiad Bronze Medalist
  • Tutor for School on Wheels
  • Treasurer for StoryWish
  • Journalist for InnovaYouth


I enjoy helping kids discover their passion in STEM fields through fun, engaging activities.

Kenneth Tang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Flute CM Level 9: Convention, Branch Honor, State Honor
  • VOCE Solo Winds: State Finalist 2018, 2019
  • FBLA National Finalist
  • Cyberpatriot Semifinalist
  • Taekwondo Black Belt


It's so meaningful to influence a child's life!

  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Troy Marksmanship


:)


Nikhil Rajagopal

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Northwood High School

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


Noah Clement

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

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


I enjoy working with kids and helping out! :)

John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

  • CyberPatriot Team Captain
  • Warrior Band Trombone Section Leader
  • LB Quintet Lead Trombonist
  • Walnut Quantum - Hydromechs Member
  • Piano CM Level 10 Branch Honors
  • MATY Vice President
  • FSD RobotNation II 1st Place
  • Random DIY Project Machine :)


The great things that the majority enjoys comes at the temporary hardships of the few. Yet the few labor on, for the ultimate goal is the success of the team. 

  • One of the founders of the Sunny Hills High School Science-Olympiad Team
  • Skills USA Member
  • Sunny Hills High School Varsity Girls Golf Team
  • Member of BAPS Audio Visual Team
  • BAPS Charity Volunteer




Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

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


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

  • OCAD Club Vice President
  • OCAD Super Quiz 1st place
  • OCAD school team 5th place
  • Labdoo member


I like working with kids in STEM-related activities. 



  • Elementary school daycare worker
  • Golf player
  • Karate for 3 yrs
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Has instagram meme page 


"I like working with kids since they can be fun to be around."

Wenchao Hu

Member

Junior

Whitney High School

  • 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!"

  • I play basketball and soccer
  •  I came from Japan
  •  I am a major Hypebeast
  •  I can play the trumpet 


​Kids are fun to work with and I like their reaction to leaning new things. 

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  •  Participated in UC Irvine Emerging arts.
  • Strong interest and passion in Computer, Math and coding.
  • Certificate from STEAM Studio: Engineering and Robotics in 7th grade summer.
  • Like to make up arts & Crafts.


I would like to learn more about computer, coding and technology in general. I have a strong interest and passion in Math. I like to interact with different people. 


Susanna Cao

Assistant STEM Instructor

​Sophomore

Valencia High School

  • Golf
  • Drawing
  •  Engineering Club
  • Art Club
  • OC Science
  • Key Club /Youth Action team/ Math Olympiad


"I like Math-related activities, will join AMC 10 this year. I play Golf at our school, and current in the Varsity Team, I attend Art classes on a regular basis to learn basic art and drawing skills."


  •  Piano (CM honors),
  •  Girl scouts (silver and bronze award),
  •  Middle school science olympiad
  •  National junior honor society


Drink some positivi-tea :)


Joanna (Liang) Qiao

Member

Senior

Portola High School

  • Presidential Award for Academic excellence in 6th grade.
  • Piano (completed CM level 8 with Branch Honors) and National Guild Audition at National level).
  • Play violin as a part of Prelude Orchestra for 3 years and currently part of Kraemer Chamber Orchestra
  • Member of Kraemer Science Olympiad varsity team representing my school at Nationals in 2019 -Member of Student Site Council 
  • National Junior Honor Society member in 8th grade


I love working with kids in my community and would like to educate them in different areas of S.T.E.M


Angelina Tran

Social Media Chair

STEM Instructor

Photographer

Senior

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
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award


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


NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy High School

Esther Wu

Curriculum Manager

STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School

Kenji Lin

Member

Senior

Troy High School 

  • Past Troy Leo Club member
  • Interested in computer science
  • Plays guitar
  • Plays bass
  • Plays ukelele
  • Plays double bass


Determination is the key to success. 

TINA (KEXIN) XIE

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

Joshua Hockman

Placentia Chapter President

Junior

Valencia High School

Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle School

Allison Lu

Maya Chapter President

ALUMNI

Valencia High School

  • National Honor Society Member

  • Principal's Honor Roll

  • Oracle (School Newspaper) Staff

  • Honorable Mention at FJUHSD annual art show

  • Student at Ryman Arts

  • Plays piano and oboe


I enjoy working with kids and giving them opportunities to learn more about the STEM field.





  • Troy High School Marching Band
  • Science Olympiad Division B 3rd Place for Fossils 
  • President's Education Award
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  7th Grade
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  8th Grade


     ¨The onion you are eating can be someone else's water lily."

  • 7 years of playing cello

  • Basketball club 

  • Extensive knowledge of computers

  • Art Club

I like to volunteer for helping kids and others





  • 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!"

NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior High school

Aiden Chow

STEM Instructor

Junior

University High School


  • AP Scholar
  • Troy Symphony Orchestra Second Violin First Chair and Section Leader
  • Troy SERMO Club Co-President
  • Troy Liberty in North Korea Co-Treasurer
  • D. Russel Parks Community Service Award

​​​I believe it is better to be excited for something rather than nervous because nervousness usually comes from doubts while excitement usually means you are well-prepared and confident. I am thoroughly excited to work with kids and get them involved in STEM-based activities! 


Shafial Zaman

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 



  • Regents Fellowship UCI

  • Engineer for 4 Years

  • PhD Physics Student

  • Mountain Biking


​Sometimes it's more fun going up a rocky mountain than a paved road


  • 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 :)


  • Competed at Lockheed Martin's CodeQuest in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Secretary of Speech and Debate
  • Secretary of LiNK
  • National Biology Olympiad semifinalist
  • Troy Swim Team
  • Summer Internship for BroadMed


I love how kids stand in awe with their mouth open when they see something interesting.

  • Troy HS basketball team
  •  President of the Yearbook/Journalism class in MS
  •  CASL Leadership Development
  •  President’s Education Awards Program in MS
  •  Citizenship Award in MS
  •  Secretary of Troy Autism Youth Ambassador


“Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.”


  • Past Troy Leo Club member
  • Interested in computer science
  • Plays guitar
  • Plays bass
  • Plays ukelele
  • Plays double bass


Determination is the key to success. 

  • Alpha Chi Sigma Summer Research Fellowship (2016)

  • Alumni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2017)

  • Student Member of the American Chemical Society @ UCLA (2017/2018)

  • General Chemistry Teaching Assistant @ UCI (2018/2019)


"Science is liberating and should be accessible to everyone"


Savannah Kelly

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Valencia High School

Bing Bing Ma​

STEM Instructor

Senior

Portola High School

  • Piano (elementary)
  • CAD (middle school - high school)
  • Troy Swim team (high school)
  • Community service at Chino Hills Library and tutoring at Fullerton Elks Lodge
  • Experience with power tools


Don't c[Heaton] his tests"


  • One of the founders of the Sunny Hills High School Science-Olympiad Team
  • Skills USA Member
  • Sunny Hills High School Varsity Girls Golf Team
  • Member of BAPS Audio Visual Team
  • BAPS Charity Volunteer




  • Troy Principal’s Honor Roll
  • Best Buddies Member
  • Troy Basketball
  • Violinist
  • Young Leaders of Orange County Member


I enjoy helping kids learn more and explore the STEM field!




  • 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 :)


Brian Feng

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Troy Principal’s Honor Roll
  • Best Buddies Member
  • Troy Basketball
  • Violinist
  • Young Leaders of Orange County Member


I enjoy helping kids learn more and explore the STEM field!




  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • Principal's List Honor Roll
  • Piano CM Level 9
  • Lion Heart VP 2017-2018
  • Lion Heart Golden PVS Award
  • 1 year in Junior Chamber Music
  • 2017 National Piano Playing Auditions: State Level
  • 2017 MTAC Theme Festival Silver
  • 2016 MTAC Theme Festival Gold


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

  • Drama club,
  • UFC gym,
  • health,
  • computer science 


I am fine working with people of all age


  • Troy High School IB Candidate
  • Troy High Link Crew Leader
  • Chapman Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Winner - Art Catagory (year?)
  • Yorba Linda Middle MathCOUNTS Team Training Assistant


I like working with kids :).



Audrey Na

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy 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.

Amariah Peedikayil

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

  • Girl Scouts of America (Involved for the last 6 years)
  •  Soccer (Played at the club and recreational level)
  •  Art (Involved in Art for the last 8 years)
  •  Cyber Patriot Competitions at Troy High School ( Participated in 7th and 8th grade)
  •  Participated in seven debate tournaments- Advanced Speaker
  •  4th place award for Recycling Solutions Essay from the Society of Women Engineers


I enjoy STEAM projects because they inspire creativity and problem solving skills. I hope to help others get involved in this as well.

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


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

  •  Junior Varsity Cross Country and Track

  •  Oracle news page writer

  •  National Junior Honor Society Member in middle school

  • Member of MIST club

  • Member of Ronald McDonald Volunteer Group

  • President of Giving Harmony Foundation

  •  Received Rotary Award in middle school

  • Superior award for MTAC Piano Ensemble Festival

  • Winner of Piano Solo Competition 2017


I hope to inspire the kids to pursue STEM.





  • 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!"

ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  •  Instructor at Mathnasium of Brea
  •  MYC Sailing Team
  •  Piano
  •  Water Polo
  •  Ballet En Pointe


I love new experiences and traveling. I hope with STEMUp kids are encouraged to learn something new! 




Nicole Vuong

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

La Mirada High School

  • 2 year Sports Anchor for Podcast team St Mark's Lutheran school.
  • Politics club at Troy HS
  • Basketball team for Troy HS
  • Volleyball
  • Kumon 6 years
  • Volunteer for La Habra Library 


I love working with kids. I'm a volunteer tutor at the La Habra library helping kids with homework. I appreciate their curiosity and I'm also glad I speak Spanish as some of the kids I assisted are just learning English. I love to challenge them and see their happy faces when they are able to understand and do their own work after I explained to them. I always let them figure it out on their own  .

  • Troy High School IB Candidate
  • Troy High Link Crew Leader
  • Chapman Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Winner - Art Catagory (year?)
  • Yorba Linda Middle MathCOUNTS Team Training Assistant


I like working with kids :).



  • First Lego League National Champion
  • Machine Learning Expert
  • Great in robotics and drone technology
  • Hardware and software design expert.
  • Designed AI done for ITESLfablab
  • Good in Virtual reality and gaming.


"Don't trust a computer you can't throw out the window!"

NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior High school

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


  • Brea Olinda High School Frosh Basketball 2019-2020
  • Illinois All-State Junior High Band 2018-2019
  • Young Achievers in Academics Award 2015-2016
  • National Spanish Exam Silver Medal 2017-2018


"Don't count the days; make the days count."


  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • Principal's List Honor Roll
  • Piano CM Level 9
  • Lion Heart VP 2017-2018
  • Lion Heart Golden PVS Award
  • 1 year in Junior Chamber Music
  • 2017 National Piano Playing Auditions: State Level
  • 2017 MTAC Theme Festival Silver
  • 2016 MTAC Theme Festival Gold


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • LA county library bookmark winner
  • Congresswoman art winner
  • DBPAC cello competition 2nd place
  • ABRSM piano grade 7 merit
  • Principle roles


I have great personality to work with teams.

  • Certificate of Merit Level 9

  • Branch Honors recipient for 3 years, State Honors for 1 year (CM)

  • Junior high student council member

  • CSF member since freshman year

  • Some work experience in residence homes

  • Regular "Bread of Angels" volunteer

Intelligence is equal parts understanding the material, and understanding yourself.





ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Regents Fellowship UCI

  • Engineer for 4 Years

  • PhD Physics Student

  • Mountain Biking


​Sometimes it's more fun going up a rocky mountain than a paved road


  • Elementary school daycare worker
  • Golf player
  • Karate for 3 yrs
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Has instagram meme page 


"I like working with kids since they can be fun to be around."

Imani Musembi

Kenya Chapter President

STEM Instructor

ALUMNI

Troy High School

Barbara Cao

Member

8th Grader

Kraemer Middle School

  • FBLA Coding and Programming (2nd place at State, 7th place at Nationals)

  • Proficient in Python, Java, C, Node.js

  • Proficient with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

  • Taught underprivileged middle school students math

  • Senior patrol leader of a Boy Scouts Troop


I love teaching kids using new types of technology



Daniel Wang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Valencia High School


  • Troy High School Marching Band
  • Science Olympiad Division B 3rd Place for Fossils 
  • President's Education Award
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  7th Grade
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  8th Grade


     ¨The onion you are eating can be someone else's water lily."

  • Johnson & Johnson Care to Recycle Contest Winner
  • C21 Award (Placentia Library/PYLUSD)
  • High Honor Roll
  • Lion's Heart Member
  • Piano
  • Basketball
  • Jijitsu 


I like working with kids and helping them with STEM activities.


  •  Girl Scout Silver Award
  •  Kraemer Middle School Science Olympiad Team (Second place at State competition)
  • First place in Towers & Fast Facts at Kraemer Invitational
  •  Second place in Detector & third place in Codebusters at Science Olympiad State Competition
  •  Altar server at church
  •  Level 8 in piano CM


I had a passion for STEM ever since learning about it as a child. I would like to pass this on to kids today in hopes that it will create many opportunities for them to learn and explore.



HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Ansh Vashisth

 Aliso Viejo Chapter President

Senior

Orange County School of the Arts

TINA (KEXIN) XIE

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • 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!"

helping kids stem up to greater heights in the STEM fields

STEMup4Youth

BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Nitin  Sreekumar 

 Co-Vice President

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • Kraemer Middle School Distinguished Scholar 2017-18
  • Kraemer Middle School Chamber Strings First Violin
  • Writer's Guild Member
  • Prelude Chamber Strings 2016-17




  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • Principal's List Honor Roll
  • Piano CM Level 9
  • Lion Heart VP 2017-2018
  • Lion Heart Golden PVS Award
  • 1 year in Junior Chamber Music
  • 2017 National Piano Playing Auditions: State Level
  • 2017 MTAC Theme Festival Silver
  • 2016 MTAC Theme Festival Gold


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

  • 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

  • NJROTC program at Troy
  • Orienteering team
  • Interested in engineering/architecture
  • Talented artist


"I want to learn as much from other people as I do my teachers"


  • Cheer
  • Tap
  •  Jazz
  •  Hip hop
  •  Tennis 
  • 7th-grade principal honor roll
  • Photography
  • Track team


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


Edward Kim

​Member

Junior

Crean Lutheran High School

Riiga Toyosaki

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • I play basketball and soccer
  •  I came from Japan
  •  I am a major Hypebeast
  •  I can play the trumpet 


​Kids are fun to work with and I like their reaction to leaning new things. 

  • Troy Basketball Team
  • Science Olympiad member
  • Black belt
  • Cyberpatriot

:D


  • Flute in Troy High School marching band
  • Member of Youth Leadership America
  • Currently involved in Environmental, Make a Wish, Freshmen Mentorship clubs
  • Currently in process of building an outdoor classroom at Troy High School

    I am interested in engineering or possibly becoming a math major. My parents are engineers and accountants so I’ve been exposed to stem materials since I was born and now I want to get other kids interested in STEM as well. I have some experience with getting kids involved with STEM. I spent my 2018 summer teaching kids STEM every other week.


Instead of following the given path, make a new one and leave a trail

BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

  • One of the founders of the Sunny Hills High School Science-Olympiad Team
  • Skills USA Member
  • Sunny Hills High School Varsity Girls Golf Team
  • Member of BAPS Audio Visual Team
  • BAPS Charity Volunteer




Miya Hsueh

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

Joseph Oh

Member

Senior

Troy High School

  • CyberPatriot Team Captain
  • Warrior Band Trombone Section Leader
  • LB Quintet Lead Trombonist
  • Walnut Quantum - Hydromechs Member
  • Piano CM Level 10 Branch Honors
  • MATY Vice President
  • FSD RobotNation II 1st Place
  • Random DIY Project Machine :)


The great things that the majority enjoys comes at the temporary hardships of the few. Yet the few labor on, for the ultimate goal is the success of the team. 

  • 3rd degree black belt taekwondo
  • Likes STEM
  • Participated in AppJam+ (offered by UCI)
  • Played trombone for 2 years
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award



STEM is something all children should be able to experience regardless of race, gender, and lifestyle.




ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Anna Zhao

Member

Senior

Troy High School

Kevin Zeng

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • KMS Distinguished Scholar

  • Piano Certificate of Merit

  • KMS Chamber Strings

  • WGASC First Place/undefeated season

  • Artist


I love supporting and working with kids in any way I can.





Sharon Wang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
  Valencia High School


  • Nation Honors Society Member

  • Academy of the Preforming Arts

  • Student Council

  • Agriculture/Hydroponics Club

  • Red Cross

  • Model United Nations (4 Commendations, 3 Outstandings, 3 Research Awards)

  • Best Director and Best Production (2019 Play Festival)

  • Accel. 2/Trig and AP Chem

  • Parent Latino Initiative volunteer


​“Build the world you want to live in”


  • National Junior Honor Society
  • MSA (academic/volunteering club, sophomore board member)
  • Science club
  • Cross country
  • Track and field
  • Top 20

"Life is too short to remove the USB safely."



  • CyberPatriot Team Captain
  • Warrior Band Trombone Section Leader
  • LB Quintet Lead Trombonist
  • Walnut Quantum - Hydromechs Member
  • Piano CM Level 10 Branch Honors
  • MATY Vice President
  • FSD RobotNation II 1st Place
  • Random DIY Project Machine :)


The great things that the majority enjoys comes at the temporary hardships of the few. Yet the few labor on, for the ultimate goal is the success of the team. 

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


Ju-an Kim

Member

​Senior

Troy High School 

  •  FBLA Southern Section VP, State PR Council, and Chapter VP
  •  Troy Science Olympiad Team Member
  • I love Astronomy and Physics
  •  Giving Children Hope VP


I like designing things :) whether in curriculum or otherwise... 


  • AP Scholar
  • Troy Symphony Orchestra Second Violin First Chair and Section Leader
  • Troy SERMO Club Co-President
  • Troy Liberty in North Korea Co-Treasurer
  • D. Russel Parks Community Service Award

​​​I believe it is better to be excited for something rather than nervous because nervousness usually comes from doubts while excitement usually means you are well-prepared and confident. I am thoroughly excited to work with kids and get them involved in STEM-based activities! 


  •  Basketball Captain
  • Leadership President
  • Yearbook
  • Student of the Year at Fistler 


Always strive and prosper.

  • 3rd degree black belt taekwondo
  • Likes STEM
  • Participated in AppJam+ (offered by UCI)
  • Played trombone for 2 years
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award



STEM is something all children should be able to experience regardless of race, gender, and lifestyle.




Angela Mak

Whitney HS Chapter President

ALUMNI

Whitney High School


  • 1st Place Nationals and California State Champion in Gold Tier in the Open Division (CyberPatriots)
  • Third Place in Introduction to Business at 2018 Southern Section Conference
  • Third Place in FBLA Climbing the Business Ladder
  • Troy Junior Varsity Tennis Team
  • 2017 Junior Varsity Girls Tennis: Most Improved Player Award
  • Troy Scholar Athlete Award  


All my life, I had been striving to be better at English because being deaf and an immigrant made the task not easy as it may be to others. Thus, I never had a profound interest in the STEM field until high school. My experiences in CyberPatriots and AP Computer Science Principles helped me to see the relevance and the possibilities of STEM. Now, my goal is to help others--especially the underrepresented groups like girls--also grasp the possibilities of the STEM and make extraordinary accomplishments in the field. 

  • 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 :)


Cathy Chen

​Member

Junior

Troy High School

  • Alpha Chi Sigma Summer Research Fellowship (2016)

  • Alumni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2017)

  • Student Member of the American Chemical Society @ UCLA (2017/2018)

  • General Chemistry Teaching Assistant @ UCI (2018/2019)


"Science is liberating and should be accessible to everyone"


  • Academic decathlon
  • Honor roll student
  • Piano
  • Technology


I like math and technology.




SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Pacific Coast League, Tennis Doubles Champion - 2019
  • Selected All Orange County Boys Tennis – First team
  •  Boys Varsity Team Captain 2018-2020 
  • Member of Northwood’s Irvine 01 CubeSat STEM Program
  •  Finalist (Research presentation – Environmental water quality project), Odyssey of the Mind Tests for Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) 2017 National Competition, Orlando, Florida
  •  Finalist (Research presentation – Micro-transit Infrastructure), Odyssey of the Mind Tests for Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) 2018 National Competition, Atlanta, Georgia
  •  OCTA Resolution of Appreciation Issued by the Board of Directors 
  •  Northwood Representative for IUCPTA High School Advocacy Trip to Sacramento, January to March 2019

I love to work with kids and young teenagers to spark their interest in the field of STEM and to expose them to the numerous potential jobs that STEM can offer.





  • OCAD Club Vice President
  • OCAD Super Quiz 1st place
  • OCAD school team 5th place
  • Labdoo member


I like working with kids in STEM-related activities. 



BRYAN SONG

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Malavhy Kennedy

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Consistent Honor Role
  • California Junior Scholarship Federation Member
  • Recipient of Suzanne Middle School Challenger Award
  • Science Olympiad Division B Regional and State Medalist
  • Recipient of First Tech Challenge Think Award
  • Business Captain of Robotics Team
  • Founder and President of Photo Club
  • Vice President of Care Club 


I love being able to impact kids' lives.

Leyna Vu

HBHS Chapter President

Senior

Huntington Beach High School

  • ​Kraemer NJHS Secretary

  •  Kraemer Middle School Distinguished Scholar and Academic Award

  •  National Science Olympiad Medalist

  • 1st place YVC Piano Competition and Branch Honors

  •  Student Council and Friday Night Live


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


Artemis Tran

HBHS ​Chapter Historian

Senior

Huntington Beach High School

  • Alpha Chi Sigma Summer Research Fellowship (2016)

  • Alumni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2017)

  • Student Member of the American Chemical Society @ UCLA (2017/2018)

  • General Chemistry Teaching Assistant @ UCI (2018/2019)


"Science is liberating and should be accessible to everyone"


  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • Principal's List Honor Roll
  • Piano CM Level 9
  • Lion Heart VP 2017-2018
  • Lion Heart Golden PVS Award
  • 1 year in Junior Chamber Music
  • 2017 National Piano Playing Auditions: State Level
  • 2017 MTAC Theme Festival Silver
  • 2016 MTAC Theme Festival Gold


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

Daniel Chong

Member

Senior

Troy High School

  •  Girl Scout Silver Award
  •  Kraemer Middle School Science Olympiad Team (Second place at State competition)
  • First place in Towers & Fast Facts at Kraemer Invitational
  •  Second place in Detector & third place in Codebusters at Science Olympiad State Competition
  •  Altar server at church
  •  Level 8 in piano CM


I had a passion for STEM ever since learning about it as a child. I would like to pass this on to kids today in hopes that it will create many opportunities for them to learn and explore.



  • Kraemer Middle School Distinguished Scholar 2017-18
  • Kraemer Middle School Chamber Strings First Violin
  • Writer's Guild Member
  • Prelude Chamber Strings 2016-17




Daniel Lee

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Sunny Hills High School

Malcolm Hoang

Design Chair

STEM Instructor

Junior
  Troy High School
  •  Gold bracket competitor in SCVA

  • CyberPatriot semifinalist

  • Competitor in Speech & Debate Tournament of Champions

  • FTC Think award


It’s better to have questions you can’t answer than answers you can’t question.





  •  FBLA Southern Section VP, State PR Council, and Chapter VP
  •  Troy Science Olympiad Team Member
  • I love Astronomy and Physics
  •  Giving Children Hope VP


I like designing things :) whether in curriculum or otherwise... 


Dominic Pak

Assistant STEM Instructor

Fundraising Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

Andrew Chun

Member

Sophomore

Brea Olinda High School

Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle School

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • NJROTC UX Commander

  • American Red Cross Club

  • FBLA -Bharatanatyam

  • Tennis

  • Badminton

  • Swimming

  • Piano

  • Coyote Hills Ranch, Fullerton, Volunteer

  • Member of Hope B- Lit which raises funds for underprivileged kids in third-world nations

  • Kaiser Permanente Volunteer


"I want to be the change that the world needs"


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


Hello! :)

Suparin (Leena) Pitaknarongphorn

Member

Junior

Troy High School

Justin Tan

West Covina Chapter President

STEM Instructor

ALUMNI
Troy High School

Allision Lin

West Covina Chapter Vice President

Junior

Walnut High School

BRYAN SONG

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Derek Wang

Walnut Chapter Vice President

ALUMNI

Troy High School

  • Johnson & Johnson Care to Recycle Contest Winner
  • C21 Award (Placentia Library/PYLUSD)
  • High Honor Roll
  • Lion's Heart Member
  • Piano
  • Basketball
  • Jijitsu 


I like working with kids and helping them with STEM activities.


  • AP Scholar
  • Troy Symphony Orchestra Second Violin First Chair and Section Leader
  • Troy SERMO Club Co-President
  • Troy Liberty in North Korea Co-Treasurer
  • D. Russel Parks Community Service Award

​​​I believe it is better to be excited for something rather than nervous because nervousness usually comes from doubts while excitement usually means you are well-prepared and confident. I am thoroughly excited to work with kids and get them involved in STEM-based activities! 


Nathan Tran

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy High School

TJ Hsueh

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • I play basketball and soccer
  •  I came from Japan
  •  I am a major Hypebeast
  •  I can play the trumpet 


​Kids are fun to work with and I like their reaction to leaning new things. 

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

Brandom Kim
STEMkits4Kids Chapter President

Fundraising Officer

STEM Instructor

Freshman 

Troy High School

NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Daeun Lee

Member

Freshman

  • Troy Orchestra
  • Played many sports when young including basketball and soccer
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence (2017)
  • Troy No Barriers Treasurer
  • Was part of IHP during middle school (Individual Honors Program)


I've worked with children for several years both for Church and as a teacher's aide for Korean school. I love doing anything related to fields in STEM, especially science.

  •  Academic Pentathlon medalist
  •  Middle School Valedictorian
  •  Author of Love Returns (unpublished 50-page novel)
  •  FBI Cyber G-Girl  Academy  participant
  • Interned at the Boeing Company
  • Lion's Heart volunteer
  •  Discovery Cube volunteer
  • Link Crew leader
  • NHS member
  •  Questbridge College Prep Scholar
  • AP Scholar with Honors
  •  Principal's Honor Roll
  • President's Award for Academic Excellence
  •  STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  •  President's Volunteer Service Award: Gold, Silver, and Bronze
  • 2018 Torchbearer Award
  • 2017 Girls Inc. Network Award Program "Strong, Smart and Bold Young Woman"
  • C2 Education Summer Scholarship
  • 2019 Girls Inc. National Scholarship recipient

The crazier the kid, the better!

  • Elementary school daycare worker
  • Golf player
  • Karate for 3 yrs
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Has instagram meme page 


"I like working with kids since they can be fun to be around."

Liwen Xia

Walnut Chapter Secretary

ALUMNI

Troy High School

  •  Girl Scout Silver Award
  •  Kraemer Middle School Science Olympiad Team (Second place at State competition)
  • First place in Towers & Fast Facts at Kraemer Invitational
  •  Second place in Detector & third place in Codebusters at Science Olympiad State Competition
  •  Altar server at church
  •  Level 8 in piano CM


I had a passion for STEM ever since learning about it as a child. I would like to pass this on to kids today in hopes that it will create many opportunities for them to learn and explore.



  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • Principal's List Honor Roll
  • Piano CM Level 9
  • Lion Heart VP 2017-2018
  • Lion Heart Golden PVS Award
  • 1 year in Junior Chamber Music
  • 2017 National Piano Playing Auditions: State Level
  • 2017 MTAC Theme Festival Silver
  • 2016 MTAC Theme Festival Gold


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Honor Roll
  • National Junior Honor Society member
  • Troy Volleyball and Softball!!
  • Adventures in STEM participant
  • President's Award recipient 
  • President's Award REcipiant
  • Troy Volleyball Captain and MVP
  • Troy JV softball
  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • CPR certified


Yay STEM!!!

Yeeun Kim

Member

Senior

Troy High School

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • AP Scholar
  • Troy Symphony Orchestra Second Violin First Chair and Section Leader
  • Troy SERMO Club Co-President
  • Troy Liberty in North Korea Co-Treasurer
  • D. Russel Parks Community Service Award

​​​I believe it is better to be excited for something rather than nervous because nervousness usually comes from doubts while excitement usually means you are well-prepared and confident. I am thoroughly excited to work with kids and get them involved in STEM-based activities! 


  • Troy High School Marching Band
  • Science Olympiad Division B 3rd Place for Fossils 
  • President's Education Award
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  7th Grade
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  8th Grade


     ¨The onion you are eating can be someone else's water lily."

  • ASB president at Ball Junior High School
  • "Blackhawk of the year" at Ball JHS
  • 4.0 GPA Overall
  • Yearbook president at Ball JHS
  • ​Member of THS key club


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

  • Piano CM level 10
  • Knows JavaScript, Java, CSS, HTTP
  • ​Has tutored kids in Migrant Ed. program
  • Troy MUN Treasurer


I enjoy teaching kids various fields of science! I love it when you can see them learn something new and amazing and when they figure out how to do something. 

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy High School

  • Archery
  • Piano
  •  Robotics club
  • Interest in the sciences


STEM is fun!

Richard Pacheco

​Member

Senior

​Troy High School

  • Elementary school daycare worker
  • Golf player
  • Karate for 3 yrs
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Has instagram meme page 


"I like working with kids since they can be fun to be around."

John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

Christina Ahn

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

Sharleen Loh

Founder

Advisor

President 2013-2018

Harvard University

Austin Fu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Valencia High School

  • USACO Club Vice President
  • Entrepreneurship Club treasurer
  • AP Scholar with Distinction


I'm a high school student attending Troy High School with goals to spread the word on STEM

  • Regents Fellowship UCI

  • Engineer for 4 Years

  • PhD Physics Student

  • Mountain Biking


​Sometimes it's more fun going up a rocky mountain than a paved road


BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

  • JV Tennis Team
  • Volunteering at VolunTEENS at Aquarium of the Pacific
  • FBLA member
  • Sophmore Class VP




Ajay Liu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School

Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

Ashley Suh​

Member

Senior

Troy High School 

  • Honor Roll
  • National Junior Honor Society member
  • Troy Volleyball and Softball!!
  • Adventures in STEM participant
  • President's Award recipient 
  • President's Award REcipiant
  • Troy Volleyball Captain and MVP
  • Troy JV softball
  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • CPR certified


Yay STEM!!!

Ebba Adinew

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

  • Varsity Track and Field
  • CyberPatriot
  • Webnovel Author
  • Gold President's Award 2018
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with Woodshop


Food should be eaten hot, nobody likes cold food..


  • Honor Roll
  • National Junior Honor Society member
  • Troy Volleyball and Softball!!
  • Adventures in STEM participant
  • President's Award recipient 
  • President's Award REcipiant
  • Troy Volleyball Captain and MVP
  • Troy JV softball
  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • CPR certified


Yay STEM!!!

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Henry Luo

 STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Joshua Cube

Member

​Junior

Troy High School

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

  • Johnson & Johnson Care to Recycle Contest Winner
  • C21 Award (Placentia Library/PYLUSD)
  • High Honor Roll
  • Lion's Heart Member
  • Piano
  • Basketball
  • Jijitsu 


I like working with kids and helping them with STEM activities.


  • Cheer
  • Tap
  •  Jazz
  •  Hip hop
  •  Tennis 
  • 7th-grade principal honor roll
  • Photography
  • Track team


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


Julia Tran

Member

Senior

Troy High School

Savannah Arabe

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Natalia Bravo

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School

Mia Horiguchi

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th grader

Beechwood E2-elementary

  • Cyber Patriot

  • Robotics

  • Marching Band,

  • Winter Drumline Finalist


I like working with other people, teaching, and learning





  • Model United Nations: 6 research awards, 3 Commendations, 1 Outstanding award, and 1 Best Delagate award

  • National Honors Society Member

  • Secretary of the HBHS robotics club

  • Varsity Tennis Player

  • Parent Latino Initiative Volunteer

"If you only face forward, there will be things you miss seeing"





BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


  • AP Scholar
  • Troy Symphony Orchestra Second Violin First Chair and Section Leader
  • Troy SERMO Club Co-President
  • Troy Liberty in North Korea Co-Treasurer
  • D. Russel Parks Community Service Award

​​​I believe it is better to be excited for something rather than nervous because nervousness usually comes from doubts while excitement usually means you are well-prepared and confident. I am thoroughly excited to work with kids and get them involved in STEM-based activities! 


Julia Lee

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

8th grader

Kraemer Middle School

Darren Chen

Walnut Chapter President

ALUMNI

Troy High School

Randy Kim

Brea Olinda Chapter President

Senior

Brea Olinda High School

Noah Kim 

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

  • Regents Fellowship UCI

  • Engineer for 4 Years

  • PhD Physics Student

  • Mountain Biking


​Sometimes it's more fun going up a rocky mountain than a paved road


  • 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 :)


RAYMOND MO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Troy High School Marching Band
  • Science Olympiad Division B 3rd Place for Fossils 
  • President's Education Award
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  7th Grade
  • Travis Ranch Middle School Most Outstanding in the Field of Mathematics  8th Grade


     ¨The onion you are eating can be someone else's water lily."

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Troy Marksmanship


:)


  • Troy Principal’s Honor Roll
  • Best Buddies Member
  • Troy Basketball
  • Violinist
  • Young Leaders of Orange County Member


I enjoy helping kids learn more and explore the STEM field!




  • Participated in UNICEF and FBLA.
  • I used to play basketball.
  • I like listening to music on my free time.
  • I used to play the piano and the viola.




I enjoy helping out!

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy High School

  •  Girl Scout Silver Award
  •  Kraemer Middle School Science Olympiad Team (Second place at State competition)
  • First place in Towers & Fast Facts at Kraemer Invitational
  •  Second place in Detector & third place in Codebusters at Science Olympiad State Competition
  •  Altar server at church
  •  Level 8 in piano CM


I had a passion for STEM ever since learning about it as a child. I would like to pass this on to kids today in hopes that it will create many opportunities for them to learn and explore.



  • 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!!

  • OCAD Club Vice President
  • OCAD Super Quiz 1st place
  • OCAD school team 5th place
  • Labdoo member


I like working with kids in STEM-related activities. 



  • First place in OC Maker challenge (app augmented category)
  • Top Student in 8th grade STEM class
  • Familiar with many robots
  • Love the ocean


My love for STEM came from the fact that you could do anything with technology. Ever scince I was a kid I loved to build and program and, would love to share that experience while simultaneously teach kids.

Samuel Chuang

​Member

Senior

Troy High School

Yea-jin Lee

Sunny Hills Chapter  President​

ALUMNI
Sunny Hills High School
  • 1st place YVC Piano Competition & Branch Honors

  • Glacier Falls FSC member

  • Science Olympiad Division B medalist

  • Math Field Day medalist


I enjoy helping kids pursue their passion in STEM.





Omar Yahia

​Member

Junior

Troy High School

  •  National Juniors Honor Society member
  • High Honors Award (7th/8th grade)
  •  Perfect Attendance Award (7th/8th grade)
  • Kraemer Colorguard team and ended with an undefeated season
  • Brea Girls Fire Basketball team and was undefeated in the LA Nike 3 on 3 tournament
  •  Girls Scout who recently got her Silver Award


I like making memories and having adventures while meeting new people


  • Member of Tri-M Honor Society, UNICEF, and Key Club
  • Active Order of the Arrow Representative in Boy Scout Troop
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • 1st place SYMF youth Clarinetist competition, 8th grade
  • 4th place SYMF youth Clarinetist competition, 9th grade
  • member of Pacific Symphony Wind Ensemble
  • NJROTC Cyber Security
  • 4-time Regionals Medalist in 8th grade Science Olympiad
  • AMC 8 Honor Roll Certificate Recipient -7th and 8th grade


"STEM certainly shapes the way that our generation lives, and undoubtedly will shape the lifestyle of future generations."


  • Past Troy Leo Club member
  • Interested in computer science
  • Plays guitar
  • Plays bass
  • Plays ukelele
  • Plays double bass


Determination is the key to success. 

BRYAN SONG

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award
  • 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.


  • Kraemer Middle School Distinguished Scholar 2017-18
  • Kraemer Middle School Chamber Strings First Violin
  • Writer's Guild Member
  • Prelude Chamber Strings 2016-17




  • Founder & Co-President of the HBHS Uno Confederation

  •  Vice President of the HBHS Vietnamese Student Association

  •  Chaired GA at Surf City Novice

  •  HBHS Link Crew Leader

  •  NHS Member

  • Avid MUNer


To be perfect is to embrace imperfection.​

  •  Girl Scout Silver Award
  •  Kraemer Middle School Science Olympiad Team (Second place at State competition)
  • First place in Towers & Fast Facts at Kraemer Invitational
  •  Second place in Detector & third place in Codebusters at Science Olympiad State Competition
  •  Altar server at church
  •  Level 8 in piano CM


I had a passion for STEM ever since learning about it as a child. I would like to pass this on to kids today in hopes that it will create many opportunities for them to learn and explore.



  • Cyber Patriot 10th Place Nationalist in the Gold Tier

  • International Baccalaureate Student at Troy High School

  • California Scholarship Federation Member

  • Proficient in Java and Python


"I love STEM because of its many opportunities to engage your curiosity"





RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Ryan Mya

Secretary

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills High School


  • Kraemer Middle School Distinguished Scholar 2017-18
  • Kraemer Middle School Chamber Strings First Violin
  • Writer's Guild Member
  • Prelude Chamber Strings 2016-17




Priscilla Tao

Valencia HS Chapter President

STEM instructor

ALUMNI

Valencia High School

Daniel Lee

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

  • Participated in UNICEF and FBLA.
  • I used to play basketball.
  • I like listening to music on my free time.
  • I used to play the piano and the viola.




I enjoy helping out!

RAYMOND MO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Anthony Kharrat

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

  • Cheer
  • Tap
  •  Jazz
  •  Hip hop
  •  Tennis 
  • 7th-grade principal honor roll
  • Photography
  • Track team


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


  • Piano
  • Viola
  • Fundraiser committee leader for my dance studio
  • Helped young kids learn programming at a summer camp
  • Robotics, the main programmer for the robot
    •  world's championship and won the design award for our robot.
  • CyberPatriot 10th in Nation

 I love working with kids because while I help them, they always end up teaching me a few things as well.

  • Troy Principal’s Honor Roll
  • Best Buddies Member
  • Troy Basketball
  • Violinist
  • Young Leaders of Orange County Member


I enjoy helping kids learn more and explore the STEM field!




NAOMI HORIGUCHI

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

John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

  • CyberPatriot Semifinalist
  • OCTA Teen Council member
  • California Girls Go Cyber competition (3rd place)
  • Honor Roll 


I enjoy working with kids, and I would like to inspire them to discover their passion in STEM.


Matthew Remley

Member

Junior

Troy High School 


  • THS Marching Band 
  • Plays the snare drum
  • Boy Scouts 
  • Computer Science classes 


Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man. 

  • Rocketry Club
  • Singing
  • Drawing
  • School Concert Choir
  • Cello


​"The children are the hope of the world." 


  • 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.

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • 3 time best delegate winner and 5 research awards for MUN,

  • APA council exec board: dance representative,

  • NHS exec board: co-president of internal tutoring,

  • Junior trainee at Festival Ballet Theatre

  • Harvard Business Program summer course


Work hard, play hard


Tanya Vidhum​

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Arthur Jiang

Northwood Chapter President 

ALUMNI

Northwood HS

Isabella Buenaventura

Member

Junior

Troy High School

Skylar Tanartkit

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

Justin Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award
  • 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.


  • Sunny Hills Junior Varsity Volleyball Team
  • Sunny Hills World Wildlife Service Club Cabinet - Event Coordinator
  • Sunny Hills Math Lancer Award 





           I love science and kids!!


Octavio Gutierrez

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

  • Unanimous superior in my middle school orchestra for competition in our district
  • Cello and violin
  • Swam in elementary
  • played tennis when I was younger


Overcome your laziness to fulfill your potential 


AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

Ernesto Rivera

Member

  Junior 

 Troy High School 



  • Plays guzheng
  • Play in an orchestra
  • Volunteer outside of school
  • Enjoys hiking


"I enjoy helping others."


Ashley Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

​Troy High School

  • Piano PANEL level Certification of Completion
  • Rotary Top 100
  • Principal's Award 2017
  • 4th Place at Los Angeles Branch Music Scholarship Competition


I enjoy working with kids and helping them ignite the flame that carries them throughout life. 


  •  Frosh-Soph Cross Country Freeway League Medalist
  •  Troy Tech student, interest in Computer Science
  • D. Russell Parks Award
  •  Track and Field Sprinter


“Stack Overflow :)”

  • Vice President of Chess Club
  • ABCUSD Recognition of Academic Achievement Award
  • Member of California Scholarship Federation
  • Science Olympiad team member
  • Lab intern at Fullerton College
  •  Science Department Award of Academic Excellence
  • Red Cross Blood Donor Ambassador 
  • Varsity Tennis player
  • Cerritos Contest for Talented Teens
  • 1st place winner for poetry and photography 
  • Math and biology tutor
  • Honor Guard


I enjoy teaching and interacting with kids whether it be through tutoring or community programs. No matter the subject, I love sharing my passions and watching them grow! I am also passionate about protecting the environment inspiring others to appreciate the beauty of nature through photography and blogging.




RAYMOND MO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Lynvy Chang

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award
  • 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.


Willow Huang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

  •  Participated in UC Irvine Emerging arts.
  • Strong interest and passion in Computer, Math and coding.
  • Certificate from STEAM Studio: Engineering and Robotics in 7th grade summer.
  • Like to make up arts & Crafts.


I would like to learn more about computer, coding and technology in general. I have a strong interest and passion in Math. I like to interact with different people. 


NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

Jake Bae

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

  • 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!

Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Participated in UNICEF and FBLA.
  • I used to play basketball.
  • I like listening to music on my free time.
  • I used to play the piano and the viola.




I enjoy helping out!

Phillip Lu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School

Ian Ong

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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


Good with young kids and technology

NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

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


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

Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

  •  Finalist at American Drumline Association State Championships 2019

  •  CyberPatriot Member

  • Plays Tuba and Trombone

  • Performed in Troy High's Jazz Band 2018-2019


I enjoy furthering the understanding kids have of STEM activities.





  • President's Award for Educational Excellence National

  • Junior Honor Society Member

  • Piano Certificate of Merit Level 8 (preparing for Level 10 next year) 

  • CyberPatriot Gold Division Semifinalist 

  • Participant Neighborhood Education Project (community service club) 

  • stArt Project (Neighborhood Edu. hosted project to teach elementary students about art)

  • Life of Literacy Project (mobile libraries created for bilingual experiences (at Diamond Bar High

  • School Korean School)) 

  • 2018 Korean American Day Art Contest Honorable Mention


"Children are the key to our future so we must set an example for them to become greater than we are."





  • Kraemer Middle School Distinguished Scholar 2017-18
  • Kraemer Middle School Chamber Strings First Violin
  • Writer's Guild Member
  • Prelude Chamber Strings 2016-17




BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • Troy JV golf team
  • Troy NJROTC information security team
  • Science Olympiad regional medalist
  • Piano


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

  • Vice President of the Spanish Club

  •  Varsity Tennis

  •  Cross Country

  • Church Worship Leader

  • Piano (Reached CM Level 8)

  •  Secretary of NJHS (National Jr. Honors Society)

  •  President of NLYM (National League of Youth Men 2022)

  •  Class Representative (Algebra 2 Honors)

  •  Student of the Month (Algebra 2 Honors, AP Human Geography)

  •  Presidential Award (NLYM)

  •  Math Team Member

  • ASB Member


Proverbs 16:9 - “The heart of
man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps”



Samuel Tao

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grader

Kraemer Middle School

  •  NJROTC

  • Instrument: piano

  • MathCounts team in middle school

  •  fluent in Korean

I love to help other people when I can





  • Photographer
  •  Guitarist
  • La Galaxy Club Soccer, athlete of the year award(May 2017)
  •  Musician of the year award(May 2017)
  •  Principal honor roll (May 2018)
  •  Parks Jr High Yearbook staff (2017-2018)
  •  Troy High ASB (Current)


I am excited to be joining this club this year and contributing what I can to this club!

  • USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist

  • University of Toronto National Biology Competition Top 50

  • British Biology Olympiad Gold

  • Purple Comet Math Meet 1st Place

  • Orange Coast College Math Meet 1st Place

  • Mathleague Regional Competition 1st Place

  • AIME Qualifier

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

  • President's Volunteer Service Award - Gold


I hope to pursue a career in the STEM fields while spreading my passion for STEM to children in our community. I design and hold activities for kids that are both educational and fun, so that they can discover and build upon their interests early on in their lives. 


  • Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional Math Contest Algebra One Team First Place (2019)

  •  Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest Algebra One Team Fourth Place (2019)

  •  KSEA 9th Grade Grand Prize Winner (2019)

  •  Camp Invention Counselor-in-Training (June 2018, 65 Hours)

  •  Uni High Summer Enrichment Camp Counselor (June 2018, 30 Hours)

  •  Uni High Investment Club (2018 - 2019)

  •  Uni High Coding Club (2018-2019)

  •  Uni High Tennis (2019)

  •  Uni High Orchestra (2019)

I love helping people learn and understand more about STEM and what they can achieve with it.





ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Gordon Nguyen​

HBHS Chapter Event Coordinator

Senior

Huntington Beach HS

AN AWARD-WINNING ORGANIZATION

  • NJHS Member

  • Distinguished Scholar Award (2019)

  • Lion's Heart Member 

  • Jijitsu 

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence (2018)

  • Science Olympiad Medalist (Division A and B)

  • Math Olympiad 

  • Cub Scouts

  • Rubik Cube

  • Battle of the Books Participant (2015)

  • Vice President of Linda Vista Elementary School (2015)

  • West Yorba Linda Baseball Championship  (2014)

  • ​Spelling Bee 1st Place (2014)


Harrison Cho

​Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

TINA (KEXIN) XIE

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


Dillon Ma

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Alexis Ryaarsdam

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  •  Girl Scout Silver Award
  •  Kraemer Middle School Science Olympiad Team (Second place at State competition)
  • First place in Towers & Fast Facts at Kraemer Invitational
  •  Second place in Detector & third place in Codebusters at Science Olympiad State Competition
  •  Altar server at church
  •  Level 8 in piano CM


I had a passion for STEM ever since learning about it as a child. I would like to pass this on to kids today in hopes that it will create many opportunities for them to learn and explore.



  • 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. 



TINA (KEXIN) XIE

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • Johnson & Johnson Care to Recycle Contest Winner
  • C21 Award (Placentia Library/PYLUSD)
  • High Honor Roll
  • Lion's Heart Member
  • Piano
  • Basketball
  • Jijitsu 


I like working with kids and helping them with STEM activities.


David Kim

Member

Senior

Troy High School 

  • Distinguished student award (8th grade)
  • NJROTC nationals qualifier (9th grade) we were the first team that went as a second team for a school in NJROTC history
  • debate championships 2nd place (8th grade)
  • student of the month for 5 months straight in ROTC (9th grade)
  • student of the month in Spanish 2 (10th grade)
  • ROTC team black unarmed drill team (10th grade)
  • ROTC team red unarmed drill team (9th grade)
  • Wells Club (9th and 10th grade)
  • Red Cross (9th grade)
  • ROTC photography department (10th grade)


"I enjoy and prioritize communicating with those around me due to the social environment I lived through as a child."

  • OCAD Club Vice President
  • OCAD Super Quiz 1st place
  • OCAD school team 5th place
  • Labdoo member


I like working with kids in STEM-related activities. 




Dylan Ando

HBHS Chapter Secretary

Senior

Huntington Beach High School

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Horseback riding 
  • Sports 
  • Girl Scouts


​Determined, passionate, helpful and love working with kids.

  • OCAD Club Vice President
  • OCAD Super Quiz 1st place
  • OCAD school team 5th place
  • Labdoo member


I like working with kids in STEM-related activities. 



  •  Enrolled in Whitney Model UN (Awarded in Los Alamitos Conference)
  •  Key Club member (Awarded member of the Month)
  •  Whitney Golf Team
  •  Play flute in High School Symphonic Band


"I enjoy and prioritize communicating with those around me due to the social environment I lived through as a child. Due to the many social interactions I have had throughout my life, I am now able to easily approach children and cooperate with even those others may find troubling. Additionally, having three younger brothers has forced me in the past to do fun crafts to entertain them, so I am confident I will be a great addition to this group."


JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

  • Sophomore basketball team at Troy HS

  •  2 1/2 years in JROTC / Drill team commander

  • 1 1/2 years of FBLA

  • Asian diversity club secretary at Troy


“If you’re comfortable, you’re not growing.”





  • 3rd degree black belt taekwondo
  • Likes STEM
  • Participated in AppJam+ (offered by UCI)
  • Played trombone for 2 years
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award



STEM is something all children should be able to experience regardless of race, gender, and lifestyle.




Audrey Nguyen

Member

Senior

Troy High School 

  • 3rd degree black belt taekwondo
  • Likes STEM
  • Participated in AppJam+ (offered by UCI)
  • Played trombone for 2 years
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award



STEM is something all children should be able to experience regardless of race, gender, and lifestyle.




  • I play basketball and soccer
  •  I came from Japan
  •  I am a major Hypebeast
  •  I can play the trumpet 


​Kids are fun to work with and I like their reaction to leaning new things. 

Andrew Wu

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


Rachel Xin

Fundraising Chair

Senior

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. 

  • Science Olympiad State and Regional Medalists 
  • MATHCOUNTS Individual Ranking Participant
  • Math Olympiad scored in top 25%
  • Certificate of Merit (Violin and Piano)
  • Junior Chamber Music
  • CTY Honor Student
  • Tzu Chi Volunteer Member

  • One of the founders of the Sunny Hills High School Science-Olympiad Team
  • Skills USA Member
  • Sunny Hills High School Varsity Girls Golf Team
  • Member of BAPS Audio Visual Team
  • BAPS Charity Volunteer




  • 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 :)


  • ROTC

  • Played cello in middle school

  • Tennis

  • Basketball


Trying is learning.





Jennifer Long

Fundraising Assistant

Junior

Troy High School

SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


Jeonghyun Park

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills High School


KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills High School


SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Medicine and Math Club President
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Orange County Courthouse Illustration Competition, 2nd place
  • President’s Award for Education Excellence/Outstanding Academic Excellence Award of the President’s Education Awards Program
  • Science Olympiad States Competitor
  • Troy JV golf team
  • Troy NJROTC information security team
  • Science Olympiad regional medalist
  • Piano


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

TINA (KEXIN) XIE

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • CyberPatriot Team Captain
  • Warrior Band Trombone Section Leader
  • LB Quintet Lead Trombonist
  • Walnut Quantum - Hydromechs Member
  • Piano CM Level 10 Branch Honors
  • MATY Vice President
  • FSD RobotNation II 1st Place
  • Random DIY Project Machine :)


The great things that the majority enjoys comes at the temporary hardships of the few. Yet the few labor on, for the ultimate goal is the success of the team. 

ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award
  • 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.


  • Cheer
  • Tap
  •  Jazz
  •  Hip hop
  •  Tennis 
  • 7th-grade principal honor roll
  • Photography
  • Track team


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Troy High School IB Candidate
  • Troy High Link Crew Leader
  • Chapman Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Winner - Art Catagory (year?)
  • Yorba Linda Middle MathCOUNTS Team Training Assistant


I like working with kids :).



  • Founder and President of the Unity Club. (teaches members how to make video games and apps using the Unity Engine)
  • Fluent in C++, C#, Java, Swift.
  • Finalist in Taipei University's National Problem Solving Competition, a C++ problem set contest.
  • Published games on the Google Play Store.
  • Troy Cyber Defense Summer Camp team winner. Won $15 gift card.
  • Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and a little Spanish.


​​I love teaching my classmates how to program and make apps and games, which is why I founded the Unity club. I gain an enormous amount of joy from helping others out. I love the STEM fields and I wish I can get more people to love it too. I believe that making video games is a way easier way to learn programming as it did for me, as opposed to learning how to code in general. I hope by volunteering, I can learn how to be a better human being and help kids get interested in STEM. ​

  •  Golden Award for over 50 volunteer hours
  •  Volunteer Counselor for Camp Invention
  •  AP Scholar
  •  Ongoing Honor Roll Recipient
  •  Concurrently enrolled in classes at Saddleback College
  • Member of the JV Capo Valley High School Surf Team
  •  Member of Model United Nations
  •  Student of the Year for Honor's Biology
  •  Ongoing student in Engineering Courses


"Always try first."


  • I play basketball and soccer
  •  I came from Japan
  •  I am a major Hypebeast
  •  I can play the trumpet 


​Kids are fun to work with and I like their reaction to leaning new things. 

Nathan Lee

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior High school

Emily Kim

​Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior High school
  • Regents Fellowship UCI

  • Engineer for 4 Years

  • PhD Physics Student

  • Mountain Biking


​Sometimes it's more fun going up a rocky mountain than a paved road


  • National Honors Society member

  • Vice President of the Vietnamese Student Association

  • Co-president of Huntington's Helping Hands

  • Jr. Youth Buddhist Association member

  • Performs for Daion Taiko

  • Agriculture / Hydroponics club member​

I'm grateful to be able to help encourage the next generation's interest in the STEM field!





  • ThinkTogether  volunteer student tutor in Santa Ana

  • Launch-a-business club

  • Golf

  • Drums

  • Piano.

  • Robotics team


"I like to try to make things easy and fun"





  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Troy Marksmanship


:)


  • CyberPatriot Team Captain
  • Warrior Band Trombone Section Leader
  • LB Quintet Lead Trombonist
  • Walnut Quantum - Hydromechs Member
  • Piano CM Level 10 Branch Honors
  • MATY Vice President
  • FSD RobotNation II 1st Place
  • Random DIY Project Machine :)


The great things that the majority enjoys comes at the temporary hardships of the few. Yet the few labor on, for the ultimate goal is the success of the team. 

Boyue (Mary) Dong

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle School

BRYAN SONG

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  •  Music Teachers' Association of California - Certificate of Merit 2019 - Piano Level 4

  • Junior Girl Scout

  •  FastSwim pre-team swimmer

  •  Participated in Robot Nation team at Beechwood Elementary

  •  Flute player at Beechwood Elementary band

  • Art classes at The Arthouse in Fullerton

"I am a good helper, and like to assist my teacher in different activities at school."





Yuvika Salman

Member

Senior

Troy High School

Nathan Zhang

Member

Senior

Troy High School

  • NJHS Kraemer middle school
  • Science Olympiad invitational Medalist
  • Mathcount 2019 team KMS
  • Johns Hopkins CTY Grand Award for International Talent Search
  • Johns Hopkins CTY Study of Exceptional Talent Qualifier
  • Distinguished Scholar Award 18-19 Kraemer middle school
  • 1st place for Rubik’s cube challenge for Orange County Math Field Day
  • Highest individual Score 17-18 Math Olympiad
  • Second Degree Black belt
  • Math Field Day School team(won 1st places, 3rd place)
  • Participated App Jam ++ PYLSD 2019


I enjoy helping younger kids grow intellectually.


Claire Kung

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School



  • National Junior Honor Society Member

  • STEMup4Youth Rookie of the Year

  • Parks Junior High School Honor Roll

  • Mathematics Tutor

  • Canning Hunger Volunteer

  • Athletic

  • Artistic

  • Plays Violin & Piano

  • ​STEMup4Youth Most Valuable Committee Leader

  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award


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

  • Honor Roll
  • National Junior Honor Society member
  • Troy Volleyball and Softball!!
  • Adventures in STEM participant
  • President's Award recipient 
  • President's Award REcipiant
  • Troy Volleyball Captain and MVP
  • Troy JV softball
  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • CPR certified


Yay STEM!!!

Ryan Lenney

Member

Junior

Capistrano Valley High School

  • FSD STEM Competition 1st Place
  • 2nd Place for American Protege (Violin)
  • Performed at Carnegie Hall
  • JCM for 2 Years
  • Concertmaster for Parks Orchestra
  • Studied Violin for over 7 years
  • Best Musician Award at Parks
  • Black Belt 3rd Degree (Taekwondo)
  • Published 2 Academic Papers
  • Johns Hopkins CTY Grand Award for International Talent Search
  • Certificate of Recognition from the County of Orange
  • Participated in 2017 8th Korea Scholar's Conference for Youth (KSCY/Gloabal Science and Tech)
  • Excellent Youth Scholars Award
  • Participated in 2017 Korean Society for Environmental Education Seminar
  • NASA OPSPARC Challenge 3rd Place
  • Invited to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the segment "Fallonventions"
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence


I believe education is a right for all kids, poor or rich, and I want to help teach these kids about STEM.

Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

  • Alpha Chi Sigma Summer Research Fellowship (2016)

  • Alumni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2017)

  • Student Member of the American Chemical Society @ UCLA (2017/2018)

  • General Chemistry Teaching Assistant @ UCI (2018/2019)


"Science is liberating and should be accessible to everyone"


Cheryl Wang

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

Naomi Horiguchi

Co-Vice President

 Lead STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


  • 3rd degree black belt taekwondo
  • Likes STEM
  • Participated in AppJam+ (offered by UCI)
  • Played trombone for 2 years
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award



STEM is something all children should be able to experience regardless of race, gender, and lifestyle.




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




Joseline Ly

Human Resource Manager

Lead STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Member of Troy Drumline

  • CyberPatriot Competitor

  • President’s Award Recipient

  • National History Day Finalist

  • Epic gamer


“Don’t be so mayo”





Jacob Jayme

​Member

Senior

Troy High School

Meet our "STEMbers"!


Charlene Yuen

Rowland Heights Chapter President

ALUMNI

Rowland HS

  • Past Troy Leo Club member
  • Interested in computer science
  • Plays guitar
  • Plays bass
  • Plays ukelele
  • Plays double bass


Determination is the key to success. 

  • Past Troy Leo Club member
  • Interested in computer science
  • Plays guitar
  • Plays bass
  • Plays ukelele
  • Plays double bass


Determination is the key to success. 

ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School
  • Troy JV golf team
  • Troy NJROTC information security team
  • Science Olympiad regional medalist
  • Piano


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award
  • 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.


APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • One of the founders of the Sunny Hills High School Science-Olympiad Team
  • Skills USA Member
  • Sunny Hills High School Varsity Girls Golf Team
  • Member of BAPS Audio Visual Team
  • BAPS Charity Volunteer




  • President's Volunteer Service Award
  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Piano CM Perfect Theory Score
  • Troy Varsity Swim Team
  • Freeway League Champions
  • Troy Scholar Athlete Award
  • Troy UNICEF President
  • High School Student Affiliate of American Psychological Association
  • Past Participant of Cal Poly SLO Engineering Possibilities in College ​


I have been exposed to different engineering fields since I was a child.  Because of this, I have obtained the knowledge of how to help kids get involved in the STEM. Also, I am a High School student affiliate of the American Psychological Association.  


  • National Honor Society Member 2019
  •  President’s Award for Educational Excellence 2017
  • Student Council Class Representative 2014
  • Basketball player and violinist


Remember to Foster Your Future


Andrea Florendo

Assistant STEM Instructor

 Junior 

Troy High School 


ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Hailey Holcomb

HBHS Chapter Vice President

Senior

Huntington Beach High School

  •  FBLA Southern Section VP, State PR Council, and Chapter VP
  •  Troy Science Olympiad Team Member
  • I love Astronomy and Physics
  •  Giving Children Hope VP


I like designing things :) whether in curriculum or otherwise... 


Glory Vo

Member

Junior

Troy High School

Elliot Chun

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Brea Olinda High School

Jamie Lee

Member

Junior

Orange County School of the Arts

  • Troy High School IB Candidate
  • Troy High Link Crew Leader
  • Chapman Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Winner - Art Catagory (year?)
  • Yorba Linda Middle MathCOUNTS Team Training Assistant


I like working with kids :).



Eseuther Lee

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • 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.

Nikky Lewis

Rowland Heights Chapter Vice President

Junior

Rowland HS

BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

  • 2017-2018 Band Member at Marina High School
  • Freshmen Representative on their band event committee
  • California Junior Scholarship Federation Member 2019-2020
  • Co-president of the Vietnamese Student Association 2019-2020
  • Uno Club Treasurer


“Live life and have fun but not too much fun”


David Pantoja

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School

RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Supavit Pitaknarongphorn

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy High School

Esha Salman

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman


  • Johnson & Johnson Care to Recycle Contest Winner
  • C21 Award (Placentia Library/PYLUSD)
  • High Honor Roll
  • Lion's Heart Member
  • Piano
  • Basketball
  • Jijitsu 


I like working with kids and helping them with STEM activities.


  • NHJS Member
  • Geography Bee Champion
  • CHJHS Robotics Team
  • Backroom Backing Club Member
  • Algebra 1 Math Tutor/TA
  • Badminton Unprofessional Player (5 years)
  • Best Buddies Club Member
  • MUN Club Member
  • MUN Conference Accolades
  • PTU Club Member
  • Pediatric Cardiologist Doctor Shadow
  • Accepted CHLA Volunteer Member


""STEM is the future and the future is children."

  • 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:)

Jeffrey Mun

Recruitment Manager

Senior

Troy High School

  • Participated in UNICEF and FBLA.
  • I used to play basketball.
  • I like listening to music on my free time.
  • I used to play the piano and the viola.




I enjoy helping out!

  •  FBLA Southern Section VP, State PR Council, and Chapter VP
  •  Troy Science Olympiad Team Member
  • I love Astronomy and Physics
  •  Giving Children Hope VP


I like designing things :) whether in curriculum or otherwise... 


ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • OCAD Club Vice President
  • OCAD Super Quiz 1st place
  • OCAD school team 5th place
  • Labdoo member


I like working with kids in STEM-related activities. 



  • Robotics club for one summer
  • Volleyball team in junior high
  • After school program (Think Together)
  • 1st place in GATE project (districtwide competition)


"I enjoy working with kids and helping them. I also like to learn new things and spread that information."


JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills High School


  • 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!"

Cecilia Lee

Member

Junior

Troy High School

  • Troy Tech
  • AP Student 
  • Past participant of National Geographic Bee
  • Key Club Member


Kids have potential in them, so I'd like to harness that

Arrim Jung

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Gretchen A. Whitney High School

Atticus Kim

Member

Junior

​Troy High School

  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Troy Marksmanship


:)


Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • SCSBOA All-Southern 2017/2018/2019

  • CBDA All-State 2018

  • Dragon Kim Foundation Music Mentor

  • OCSA Tri-M Music Honor Society Member

  • Idyllwild Arts Symphonic Band Intensive Principal Flute

  • Southwestern Youth Music Festival (2nd Place 2015/2017)

  • Co-President of OCSA Helping Hands 


I love to encourage kids to get creative and think outside of their comfort box, especially in STEM.