AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


  • Principal's Honor Roll and End-of-Year Awards for three years of middle school.
  • Certificate of Python Data Science Courses offered by IBM.
  • American Computer Science League Finals competitor.
  • Two years of participating in Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational Meet.
  • Played Piano, Flute, and Cello
  • Volunteer instructor at YDRC.


My first teacher in Computer Science sparked my interest in this field, and I want to pass that on.

Andy Chen

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior High school
  • Spyglass Newspaper Assistant Web Designer and Staff Member
  • Stemology club member
  • club badminton
  • speaks Korean
  • scholastic award (gold key) for photography


"The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing." -Walt Disney

NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior High school
  • Silver Coyote Award from Junior High School
  • Former NJHS Vice President
  • Plays the violin
  • Plays tennis
  • Debate club for 4 years
  • Cyber
  • Knows Python and Java


Helping kids gain an interest in STEM or really any subject is a fun and awesome!

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy High School

I love helping kids and watching them learn and have fun with STEM. I hope our organization is able to inspire the next generation to pursue futures in the ever important STEM fields.

David Van Dyke

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Yorba Linda 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

  • ​​​​Spelling Bee 2nd Place in 5th and 6th Grade
  • Math Olympics, placed top 3 from 3rd grade through 5th grade

  • Used to play violin and piano in elementary

  • Played tennis for a year

  • Interested in Leadership, Management, and assisting others.

  • Likes Socializing with people in different cultures

  • Interested in game development and coding


I love working with the community to help in anyway I can.

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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




  • 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 :)


  • 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.


NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • Honor Roll
  • Brahma Tech STEM Academy Student Leadership Board
  • Flute Certificate of Merit, Branch Honors
  • Middle school Wind Ensemble flute first chair, section leader
  • DYSO Flute Choir
  • DBHS Math Team


I strive to help develop interest of STEM in young minds.

  • 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!

  • 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

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Kasey Wang

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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




Daeun Lee

Member

Sophomore

Valencia High School

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

  •  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.



Sruthi Rajan

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Brea Olinda 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. 

  • 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.


  • involved in tennis, cross country, track
  • did two years of journalism/video production
  • taking a 4 year program that provides engineering courses
  • enrolled in full honors and ap classes ​


I enjoy helping and building my community to the best of my ability.


  • 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!"

Vansh Bhavsar

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grader

Portola High School

  • I've played basketball for 5 years

  • I've entered about 2-3 hackathons and won one of them!

  • I used to sing classical music

  • I participated in a lot of math and science olympiads when I was young

  • I used to do Karate and Dance when young


Kids solving problems and taking interest in STEM fields reminds me of younger me!

Chrysanne Medina

Social Media Manager

STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School

Isabella Buenaventura

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Brian Lee

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

  • Science Olympiad team member
  •  Middle school Science Bowl former captain, current student coach
  • CyberPatriot Semifinalist
  • Former MathCounts competitor


I believe we are born curious. Scientists, whether professional or hobbyist, are people who have nurtured that curiosity into adolescence and adulthood.


  • 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!

Edwin Liu

​Assistant 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




  • 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!"

  • 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!

Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

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


  •  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.

  • 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. 



  • 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.


  • 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 :)


  • 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."

  • 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

Eseuther Lee

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

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.

  • 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. 

Susie Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Sunny Hills High School

Megan Loh

GEARup4Youth Founder

 President 2018-2020

Advisor

​Stanford University

NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior High school

John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

  • Violin skill

  • Vex competition award (2019)

  • IgniteCS 2nd place (2020), 3rd place (2021), HSPC coding 8th place(2019), 13th place(2020),

  • Oracle JAVA developer certified(2021),

  • Seaperch team (Troy ROTC),

  • Biology/Javascript teaching experiences on kids(one term).

  • Lego Ev2/Ev3/Education projects,

  • Current USACO training

  • Congress app challenge presentation selected 2019

  • Intermediate coding skills in Java, Python, and C++

I love to work with and teach kids with everything I could.

  • Math League Regionals 1st Place / State Qualifier

  • MathCounts 2019 Team

  • Science Olympiad Division B CA State 1st and Nationals 6th Team

  • You Be The Chemist Regionals 1st Place / National Qualifier

  • Distinguished Scholar Award

  • Troy Science Olympiad Competitor

  • Science Olympiad Event Coach for middle schoolers

  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth


I love teaching and watching kids enjoy STEM subjects, especially science

  • 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

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




Austin Fu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Valencia High School

Savannah Kelly

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Valencia High School
  • Co-President of Troy Robotics 2020-2021
  • Certificate of Merit Advanced
  • NHS Scholar
  • National Merit Semifinalist
  • High Honors Johns Hopkins CTY
  • Girl Scouts Silver Award
  • President's Volunteer Service Award - Gold​
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • ​STEMup4Youth Community Service Award


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

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


:)


Daniel Sim

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


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

  • Director of IT at XdHacks Mini Vancouver

  • Operation team lead at Am4Teens (reached out to a non-profit)

  • Basketball (most improved player with 2 regional medals)

  • Hackathon 1st place winner

  • Mentor at Stem organizations

  • Web development for almost a year(made few projects)


I wish to help those who have difficulty approaching STEM.





Jake Bae

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • 3 years of Science Olympiad in middle school

  • Learned how to play the clarinet

  • Part of the basketball, volleyball, and track team in middle school

  • Part of Speech and Debate Team in middle school ​


I want to use my experience in Science Olympiad to demonstrate to others that STEM is an engaging and enjoyable program.

Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • National junior honors society member

  • School yearbook contributor

  • Writer for Fullerton Observer (city newspaper)

  • Gold medal presidential award

  • Take flight club for FSD fest

  • Book blogger

  • CSF (california scholarship federation) member

  • Junior president for school book club

  • Gencyber camp participant​


Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

  •  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... 


  • 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.




  • Elementary school daycare volunteer
  • Golf player
  • Karate for 3 yrs
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Has instagram meme page
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award 

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

  •  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.


  • Academic decathlon
  • Honor roll student
  • Piano
  • Technology


I like math and technology.




  • 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!

  • President of the Music Mentors Program

  • Battery Captain of the Percussion Program

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence

  • Representative of the EDI Committee (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

  • Coding Club Member

  • Football Member

  • Vice-President of Student Council

  • WEB Leader

  • Captain of the Cross Country team


I love seeing how students apply what they learn from STEM, to other parts of their life.

Amariah Peedikayil

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • 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.


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


I enjoy helping others.


Daniel Wang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Valencia High School


Barbara Cao

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman
  • 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.


Tej Patel

​Member

Sophomore
Troy High School

Cathy Chen

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Drama club
  • UFC gym
  • Currently in health
  • Interested in computer science 


I am fine working with people of all ages.


Nataley Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Fairmont Preparatory Academy

ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School

AN AWARD-WINNING ORGANIZATION

​​ helping kids stem up to greater heights in the STEM fields

STEMup4Youth

Christopher Michel

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Aquinas High School

BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • 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.

Chloe Ng

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • JV Basketball Player

  • National Junior Honor Society Member

  • Girl Scout - Ambassador Troop 881

  • OCBC Jr. YBA - VP Finance, Yonsei 26, Daion Taiko


I’m looking forward to interacting with the kids to help get them interested and excited about STEM.

  • Alzheimer's Association Club Secretary

  • Rememoirs Fullerton Director of Technology

  • Mathematics Tutor

  • Newspaper​


I enjoy getting more in involved in my community by helping kids discover their interests in the STEM field.

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

Suparin (Leena) Pitaknarongphorn

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy 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.





Emily Kim

​Member

Junior

Troy High School

KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills 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"


SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

BRYAN SONG

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"


NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia 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. 

Preston Ngo

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

  • ROTC

  • Played cello in middle school

  • Tennis

  • Basketball


Trying is learning.





  • 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.





  • 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


ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy 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! :)

ERNESTO BARRADA VALDEZ

UCI

PhD Student

  • Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra Member
  • SCSBOA Honor Orchestra (2021)
  • Level 8 in CM Piano Evaluations
  • Middle School CyberPatriot program
  • History Day LA (2019-2020)
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth High Honors

Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School
  • Dedicated Science Olympiad Competitor
  • Participated in Speech and Debate and Mathcounts in middle school
  • Plays guitar, can draw realistic drawings
  • Likes to program and make games
  • Awards:
  • Spell bowl team first place 5th grade in our division
  • Battle of the books team first place 5th grade
  • Mathcounts team 3rd place regionals 7th grade
  • Mathcounts team 4th place regionals 8th grade
  • Science Olympiad 1st place regionals 8th grade
  • Speech and Debate Damien High Public Forum 2nd place
  • AiME qualification 8th grade


STEM can be boring if you're not learning it right. I try to let kids learn it right.

Daniel Lee

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Sunny Hills 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.





  • 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! 


Arrim Jung

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Gretchen A. Whitney High School

Christopher Park

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

Nikita Gupta

​STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Yorba Linda 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.


  • Founder of Team Teen

  • Peace Project Ambassador

  • Associative Student Body Executive Council Secretary

  • National Honors Society Scholar

  • Varsity Golf

  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award - Gold


As someone who is passionate about all things STEM, I hope to inspire the same excitement with the future generation and provide them with opportunities and activities that will not only help expand upon their knowledge but encourage them to find their own passions.

BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • 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.





  •  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.



Jack Liu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

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.


  • 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.


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


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


  • 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 


  • CyberPatriots Platinum Tier #437 in State Round

  • CyberPatriots Middle School Top 50

  • Varsity League Of Legends Starting Top Laner for Sunny Hills

  • Top 3 in CIF League of Legends PlayVS tournament (California)

  • Twitch Affiliated Streamer (pureeclipse_)

  • School Leadership ASB Tech Committee Member

  • Finished CodeCademy Java Course over the Summer and currently learning JavaScript + HTML


I hope to encourage kids to puruse technology and innovation for the future, creating a new generation of scientists and engineers that will pave the way.

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


Noah Kim 

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Kyle Yu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Piano CM Level 8

  • Boy Scout Life Rank

  • NJHS Society Member

  • Presidential Award for Academics

  • Plays Basketball


I like seeing kids develop their minds from a young age.

  • 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.


  • 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
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award


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

  • Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Awards
  • Principal’s Honor Roll
  • CyberPatriot Semi-Finalist
  • Middle School Valedictorian
  • Third place at OC Regional Spelling Bee


The only way to predict the future is to create it!

  • Programmer of VEX team and qualified for 2022 VEX World competition in Dallas, TX

  • 2021 National winning Science Olympiad team member

  • Play Tennis, Swimming & Volleyball

  • Classical Indian Kathak dancer

  • Avid reader and poem writer

  • Works as assistant to local Tennis Coach


I am amazed by the power of STEM and the potential influence it creates on young minds.

  • VEX Robotics Award and Tournament Champions

  • Sage Hill Student Ambassador

  • TYE Entrepreneur Competition, 3rd Place

  • Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse

  • National Charity League Bronze Award


I like working with kids and seeing the many ways that STEM can impact them.

  • 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!




  • 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. 



Chloe Au

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Glendora High School

Matthew Chang

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School

Yahan Lin

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

TINA (KEXIN) XIE

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

Phillip Lu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

University High School

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


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. 

Atticus Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

​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 :).



  • National Honors Society Member

  • Competed with our team and won third place in project echo (a shark tank style business competition)

  • I have a 3D printing business/factory in my backyard!

  • I enjoy tinkering around and learning how things work

  • I enjoy playing the piano and track and field


I truly love spending time with kids and watching them grow a love for everything STEM!

NATALIA BRAVO

STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior 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.





Cheryl Wang

Onboarding Manager

STEM Instructor

Junior

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 :).



  • 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! :)

  • President Education Award

  • 99 Ranch Market Charitable Foundations Scholarship Award

  • Song Zhu Mei Scholarship 1st Place Award

  • Girl Scout Bronze Award

  • Piano CM Level 8

  • Soccer & Basketball


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

  • 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. 

  • 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.


Andrew Chun

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Brea Olinda High School

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

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.





Kayla Sim

Assitant 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. 



Sean Warren

Social Media Manager

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy 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!




  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

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.


  • 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!!!

Renzo Gomez

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Arcadia High School
  • Golf

  • Middle School Gold Honor Roll

  • President’s Award for Educational Excellence

  • National Junior Honor Society member


I love seeing smiles spread by STEM and us.

  • 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.





  • 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.


  • 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

KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills High School


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


I enjoy educating young people about STEM.


  • 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!




  • CyberPatriot Platinum
  • 8th Grade MathCounts Team
  • Taekwondo Black Belt
  • Coding Club Management and Media Board


Follow your dreams benevolent children

  • 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

RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Mia Horiguchi

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grade

​Beechwood Elementary

Denise Kaye Leonen

Recruitment Manager

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Meet our "STEMbers"!


Selina Yang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy Tech High School

Ray An

​STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School

ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • 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.





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


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy High School

  • President’s Award for Educational Excellence (2018 & 2020)
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music: Grade 8 Piano (2019)
  • Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association: Honor Groups Orchestra Violinist (2020)
  • Taekwondo Black Belt Second Degree (Since 2018)


I love helping others and working with kids.

  • President of Canyon Gaming Club
  • Member of Canyon Scholarship Federation
  • Music background of 8 Years (Piano 8 years, Clarinet 4 Years, Guitar 1 Year)
  • 4.0+ GPA for at least 5 years
  • Enjoys building computers, music, and playing video games


“We have so much to say, and we shall never say it.” - Erich Maria Remarque

Octavio Gutierrez

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Jennifer Cheng

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Diamond Bar High School

Garv Jain

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Sunny Hills 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."

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Jason Pham

STEM Instructor

Junior

​Troy High School


Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

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.




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


  Learning is fun.


  • 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. 

SIMON PARK

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... 


ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

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.


  •  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! 


Esha Salman

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • 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.

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

TINA (KEXIN) XIE

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


Dylan Wang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

Cadence Au

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Glendora High School

  • ​​​FLL Robotics 3 years went to state
  • FTC Robotics 1 year
  • Girl Scout (Bronze & Silver Award)
  • Varsity Track and Field
  • Proficient in Python
  • OC Fair Photography Competition 2nd place


I enjoy educating kids about different fields of knowledge and seeing their growth.

NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Theo Sohn

​STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School

Victor Eze

Member

Junior

  • 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.


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


Volunteering gives you a different scope.


Dennis Zhang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Troy High School Boys Water Polo
  • PTSA Student Leadership Group



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


Sharleen Loh

Founder & CEO

President 2013-2018

Advisor

Harvard University

Harrison Cho

​Member

Junior

Troy High School

Yilin Chen

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • 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”.



Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

  •  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.



  • 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."

I enjoy teaching and would love to apply my interest in STEM alongside it.

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy High School

Josh Talla

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Div B El Rancho Charter Scioly Machines (3rd, 3x 4th, 6th) Helicopter (4th) 

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence 

  • Principal's Award for Academic Achievement

  • 1st Place Elem Spelling Bee (2016)


I enjoy lending a helping hand to kids who want to connect with the world of STEM.

JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

Andrew Hsu

EveryoneCanSTEM Founder

 President 2020-2021

Advisor

Princeton University

Edward Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Crean Lutheran 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. 



Lauren Cho

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Westridge 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!

NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Lewis Lui

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

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 :).



Bennie Zhu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School
  • Robotics

  • Band

  • Plays the flute

  • Experience in code (Java,C++)

  • Tutored elementary kids


I have been interested in the STEM field and teaching kids new things, so being able to connect these interests is exciting.



  • 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. 

  • CyberPatriot competitor for 2 years
  • STEMup4Youth Vice President
  • EveryoneCanSTEM OC Chapter President
  • Gold Presidential Service Award
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • ​STEMup4Youth Community Service Award

As a student who is interested in learning more about the STEM field, I strive to provide similar activities to the largest number of areas possible and I hope to help kids expand their knowledge about careers in the STEM field.


Frances Chuang

STEM Instructor

Junior

Diamond Bar 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




BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Janet Kim

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

  • 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.


  • 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




  • 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. 

​Akshay Jayasinghe

​Member

Senior
Troy High School
  • Troy Principal's Honor Roll
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics 
  • Troy Marksmanship


:)


  • 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. 



ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • Plays bassoon

  • Drum major in marching band

  • Achieved platinum tier in Cyber Patriot

  • Lots of experience volunteering with kids

  • Watched a lot of anime


Enjoy educating kids about different fields of knowledge and seeing their growth

Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle School

ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • NJROTC

  • Troy High School First Drone Team Founder / Commander

  • Seapearch

  • FAA107 License

  • STEMkits4Kids Founder


Ryan Ko

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Golden Valley 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. 

  • Golf
  • NJROTC
  • SeaPerch (National Qualifier)
  • Quiz Bowl (National Qualifier)
  • RoboSub
  • Science Olympiad Division B (Regionals, States, & Nationals Medalist)
  • Troy Robotics


As a kid I have always loved STEM.

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


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

  • National Honor Society Secretary

  • California Scholarship Federation Member

  • Varsity Tennis Member

  • Discovery Cube volunteer

  • Bronze Presidential Service Award


I hope to show children the joys of STEM and inspire them to pursue their passions.

Anusha Puri

Fullerton Union HS Chapter Co-President

​STEM instructor

Junior

Fullerton Union High School

Jamie Lee

Member

Senior

Orange County School of the Arts

Malcolm Hoang

Design Chair

STEM Instructor

Senior
  Troy High School
  • Vex Robotics state finalist

  • Award for Educational Excellence

  • CyberPatriot Competition(46th, all-service, platinum)

  • Varsity CyberPatriot contestant

  • Principal's List(8 times)


I love it when something works, then fails, and somehow works again...

  •  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... 


Trisha Mehta

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophmore
Troy High School
  • 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.


SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University 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.

KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills High School


ANDREW WU

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! :)

  • 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!

Nathan Wu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

  • Distinguished Science Scholar

  • Principal's High Honor roll

  • HOSA SLC, Key Club, Red cross active member

  • First Aid, CPR certified

  • JV Badminton team - Gold division 1st place medal

  • English Tutor

  • Volunteer at nursing home


I have always enjoyed science camps, and would love to be involved in educating the younger ones about science.

Audrey Na

Human Resources Manager

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Ashmita Bhomik

Fundraising Manager

STEM instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle 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! 


I think educating more people about STEM can help make the world a better place.

Brian Kim

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! :)

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


:)


  • 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!!!

  • Pentathlon Award Winner (2019)

  • Distinguished Scholar Award ( 2020 - 2021)

  • US Presidential Award for Academic Excellence (2020 - 2021)

  • Certification of Appreciation from Orange County Department of Education (2020 - 2021)

  • Lions Club Citizenship Award with Scholarship (2020 - 2021)

  • NJHS member (Tutoring Experience) (2020 - 2021)

  • 9 Years of Piano (Currently working on CM)


I enjoy STEM and wish to learn more and share my knowledge of it with others.


RAYMOND MO

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.



  • National Junior Honors Society Member

  • Math tutor for children

  • Math Field Day participant

  • Learning the guitar


The connection of children to STEM can really highlight their creativity.

  • 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! :)

  • 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

  • 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.


Wenchao Hu

Member

Senior

Whitney High School

  • Level 8 pianist

  • Violist in school orchestra since 4th grade

  • Ukulele and guitar (self-taught)

  • Church praise team pianist

  • Member of National Honors Society


I love to make an impact on society by broadening the diversity within the STEM community.

Se Min Kim

Design Manager

​STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School

Naomi Horiguchi

President

 Lead STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Tanya Vidhum​

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

Jia Dave

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grader

Jeffrey Trail Middle School

Miya Hsueh

Assistant 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! :)

  • 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.

Bella Liu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Ryan Mya

Secretary

 STEM Instructor

Senior

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




  • 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 

  • NJROTC

  • Instrument: piano

  • MathCounts team in middle school

  • Fluent in Korean

I love to help other people when I can.





  • 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!!!

Sonal Singh

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Cerritos High School


  • Vice President of STEM Scholars

  • NHS and CSF Member

  • Portfolio art classes

  • Rotary top 100


Throughout my life, science and technology have always sparked my interest, from tinkering with toys to coding robots. Watching children and get excited about stem inspires me to spread my love of stem to my community, especially those who don't have access to stem, with STEMup4Youth!

Max Chen

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!




  • 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. 



  • Science Olympiad Competitor

  • CyberPatriot Platinum Tier Competitor

  • Facebook Hacker Cup 2nd Round Qualifier

  • Flutist in Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

  • Erhu player in String and Bamboo Orchestra

  • National Cyber League Silver Tier Competitor

  • Co-opinion editor for Oracle


One of my biggest regrets is not getting involved with STEM earlier, so I'm excited to help stimulate children's interest in STEM and enable them to start early!

  • I have participated in 3 years of Science Olympiad in middle school, competing in events like Boomilever, Electric Wright Stuff, mystery Architecture, etc.

  • I also participate in Boy Scouts regularly. I am currently a Star scout and I have been in Boy Scouts since seventh grade.

  • I have an avid interest in engineering, as my dad has been an engineer all his life. I missed out on the opportunity to join robotics in middle school, but I would like to join in high school. 


The programs and opportunities that come with it was one of the reasons why I transferred to Troy High School, and this is a good way for me to gain experience in this field.

 Ojasvi Godha

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

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.

Noah Clement

Member

Senior

Troy High School 

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

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... 


Amber Wang

Assistant STEM instructor

Senior

Troy High School

RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Riiga Toyosaki

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 :)


RAYMOND MO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Singing and piano recitals at Yamaha Music School for 4 years

  • Robotics Club Member at St. Angela Merici Parish School (1st place in 2/3 challenges & 2nd place overall, 2nd place overall at Damien High School Robotics Competition)

  • 1st place Spelling Bee winner at St. Angela Merici Parish School

  • Class of 2019 Valedictorian at St. Angela Merici Parish School

  • JV tennis player at Troy High School (undefeated first season)​​


I love working with people and creating bonds, especially when it is for a great cause.

  • 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

  • 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.


Ashley Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

​Troy High School

Elliot Chun

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Brea Olinda 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."

  • Freshman Basketball Team

  • Piano Player

  • Silver Coyote Award (Middle School)

  • Cyber Security Participant

  • TaeKwonDo Black Belt


I enjoy meeting new people and love to help others.

  • 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.




  • 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.



  • 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




  • 2019 AMC 8 Distinguished Honor Roll

  • 2019 AMC 10A AIME Qualifier

  • 2019 USA Swimming Junior Olympics Participant

  • CyberPatriot XII Middle School Division Top 20


Finding peoples' interests is my greatest passion.

  • Glendora Letters for Rose chapter leader

  • Violin

  • Silhouettes show choir

  • Journalism (Page editor for school newspaper ​Tartan Shield )

  • American Sign Language

  • Church praise team


Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly -Micah 6:8

  • 7 years of playing cello

  • Basketball club 

  • Extensive knowledge of computers

  • Art Club

I like to volunteer for helping kids and others.





Esther Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Sunny Hills High School

Skylar Tanartkit

Curriculum Manager

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

Ernesto Rivera

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

 Troy High School 



Supawat Pitaknarongphorn

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

Anthony Kharrat

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • AP Scholar
  • Rotary Club Top 100 Students
  • Science Olympiad 1st place medalist (8th grade)
  • 3rd place Mathcounts team (8th grade)


I’m very interested in STEM and forming new friendships

  • 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


Daniel Lee

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


Benjamin Shahramzad

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

New West Charter School

  • Plays basketball, trying out for the Troy team later on in the year 

  • Robotics and coding classes outside of school

  • Cyberpatriot member for 2 years

  • Avid participant in Odyssey of the Mind and have been to world competitions in Michigan


I am here to help kids who don't have great opportunities, so that they can make the best out of their learning opportunities.

  • 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.


  • 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

Esther Wu

Vice President

STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School
  • Piano Certificate of Merit, Level 10

  • GIVE Volunteering

  • Former violinist of OCCYO

  • Gold PVSA

Nikky Lewis

Rowland Heights Chapter President

Senior

Venice 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.

Brian Feng

Assistant STEM Instructor

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!!!

  • 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. 

  • 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 :)


  • SCCC concert
  • Honors Chorus
  • John Hopkins Talented Youth
  • Principal's Honor Roll


I love working with kids and helping them learn new things.

  • 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! :)

Crystal Zhang

Assistant STEM Instructor

7th Grader

Townsend Junior High School

ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

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)
  • Interested in Theoretical Chemistry / Physics, Musical Theater, and going to Disneyland


"Science is liberating and should be accessible to everyone."


Zayna Lateef

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Sage Hill School

BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Here I present to you one of the most vexing math problems we as humankind have ever encountered: If x = 2 + 2, then what is the value of x? Now to answer this extremely complicated and difficult problem, we turn to the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, who in his famous Gettysburg Address, gives us the answer: "Four" - Abraham Lincoln

Andrea Florendo

Member

Senior

Troy High School 


  • Chaparral Middle School Principal's Honor Roll (2017-2020)

  • Chaparral Middle School Mock Trial Team, Piano (5 Years)

  • Leo Club Participant

  • Enjoys Science and Art Singing and piano recitals at Yamaha Music School for 4 years



I enjoy volunteering and helping others.

  • 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

  • Fullerton Service League of Boys Member

  • FJUHSD CyberPatriot Competitor

  • Fullerton Math Circle (2015-2018, 2020-present)

  • Junior Varsity tennis team at Troy High School

  • Web Development experience


I enjoy seeing the impact that STEMUp4Youth makes on both the kids and us.

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  • CyberPatriot Platinum Tier competitor
  • Former ASB member
  • California Junior Scholarship Federation member for 2 years
  • Part of Troy's JV swim team
  • Enjoys learning different languages and is currently learning Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean
  • Participant in multiple chess tournaments


I enjoy meeting new people and love to help others.

BRYAN SONG

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Joshua Hockman

Assistant STEM Instructor

Placentia Chapter President

Senior

Valencia 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!

ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School
  • 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.


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"


Victoria Yang

Assistant STEM Instructor

​Freshman

​Troy High School


Kathryn Nakahira

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

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




  •  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.



  • 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.





  • GATE and Honor Roll student
  • Troy Cheer Co-Captain
  • Elite dance competitor
  • Former dance demonstrator
  • PSST, Key Club, FBLA, UNICEF, Best Buddies, etc.
  • PSST double coordinator
  • Business and Computer Science Troy Tech​


Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

  • World Relief Chamber Music P2P Chair

  • Diamond Bar HS Symphony Orchestra

  • Total Learning Education summer camp volunteer

  • JV Badminton


I love volunteering and working with children.





BRYAN SONG

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

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."

RAYMOND MO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Samuel Tao

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman


Ajay Liu

Web Development Manager

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy 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.

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


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


:)


  • Kraemer Middle School Science Olympiad Team

  • Troy Marching Band

  • Cyber Patriot

  • Javascript and Html


I love helping kids pursue their passion in STEM.



Mahak Mathur

STEM Instructor

Junior

​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!"

  • Play music

  • Play games

  • JV Tennis

  • I like to draw

  • I'm NJROTC


STEM is very cool and I like to teach people.

  • 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.





  • CyberPatriot Competition

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence

  • President's Volunteer Service Award

  • Creativity against Covid-19 Award from Young Creative Artists Contest


I love connecting with new people and working with others.

Jasmine Tan

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Eric Hong

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

  • 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.

John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

Malachy Kennedy

Assistant 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.


  • 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. 


  • Troy Junior Varsity Tennis Team

  • Founder of Non-Profit Organization, Love From the Youth

  • Troy PTC Tutor

  • CyberPatriot participant

  • Student at Colburn School


I hope to spread my passion for science to kids of all ages in a fun, yet educating way.

JOHN KOZLOWSKI

UCI

PhD Student

  • STEMup4Youth Vice President
  • GEARup4Youth President
  • WRCM Chair of Fundraising/P2P Committee, President of Senior Center
  • Botany Club Secretary 
  • ASTA Level 10
  • Gold Presidential Award
  • musicartstoyouth Co-Founder, Advisor






  • 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!

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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. 

Jooyoung Kim

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Nathan Tran

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


  • National Honor Society member

  • Aquinas Healthcare Academy member

  • Academic Decathlon Competition (2nd place science subject individual 2019)

  • Triple Honors Merit Award


I enjoy seeing how STEM develops and strengthens kids and their minds.

JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

Brandon Kim
STEMkits4Kids Chapter President

Fundraising Manager

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

John Kang

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

​Alph Secondary School

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Natalia Bravo

STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School

Melinda Chen

STEM Instructor
8th Grader

Goddard Middle School

Katie Hong

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Sunny Hills 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




KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

​Sunny Hills High School


  • USABO (USA Biology Olympiad) National Semifinalist
  • President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold)
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Rotary Top 100 Troy High School
  • Cyber Patriot Platinum Level Semifinalist
  • Co-President of World Relief Chamber Music
  • SCSBOA (All Southern Honor Musician 2018, 2019)
  • PYSO Philharmonic Orchestra (Cello)
  • Piano CM Level 10​
  • American Protégé International Music Talent Competition 1st Place Winner

​Jonathan Kim

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.




Nathaniel Buenaventura

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Director’s Honor Roll (middle school)

  • NJHS member

  • Level 8 piano CM

  • Skilled in visual arts

  • 3+ years of competitive dance


I love teaching people about the things I am passionate about :)

BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

HENRY LUO

 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! 


Ebba Adinew

Member

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."

  • 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!"

  • National Junior Honor Society -AWANA LIT, I have been in this program and teaching kids from ages 5-11 since I was in 7th grade.

  • Marching band, I currently hold the title of section leader, meaning that I lead a section of my instrument, clarinet, that holds teens from ages 14-17.

  • Volleyball, I play this sport for my school, but what is so significant of this sport is that it requires such good teamwork just to play a couple rallies. Because of Volleyball, I learned how to adapt to situations that I am not used to, things like playing with volleyball players I do not personally know and getting know how a specific player does his plays and what his strengths and weaknesses are. With all these things in mind, I adapt, hopefully increasing the rate of the amount of points we score and decreasing the amount of points the opposing team scores.


I want to use my skill with kids and my leadership with all age ranges to hopefully encourage kids to go down the STEM career path.

  • Falcon Sportsmanship Award St. Juliana School 2016-2017

  • Boys A Basketball Coaches Award St. Juliana School 2017-2018

  • Damien Mcnally Award St. Juliana School 2018-2019

  • Principal's High Honors Roll Fall and Spring Semester Servite High School 2020-2021

  • CSF (Spanish Tutoring) Fall 2021

  • Football and Wrestling Servite High School

  • Cashier at Family Business


I would like to make a difference participating in STEMup4Youth by inspiring kids while having fun!

Lynvy Chang

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Brian Kim

STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle School

  • Science Olympiad vice captain & state medalist

  • Sunny Hills American Red Cross treasurer

  • Sunny Hills newspaper, The Accolade social media manager

  • Math Field Day first place medalist

  • Certificate of Merit Level 10 for piano


I hope to inspire children to open their eyes to the never-ending world of STEM and provide an unforgettable experience for them through this program.

  • Piano CM Advanced Level

  • National PTA Reflections of Art Music Composition Award

  • Member of World Relief Chamber Music (Bassoon & Piano)

  • Co-Chair of Video YouTube FB Sub-Committee for World Relief Chamber Music

  • Co-Chair of Music Team Committee for World Relief Chamber Music

  • Chess, Swim, & Waterpolo


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

  • 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.





Alexander Lee

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School
  • 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.


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


Drink some positivi-tea :)


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


Stack Overflow :)!

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


Joseline Ly

Vice President

Lead STEM Instructor

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 

  • 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.


Ryan Mya

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

Jennifer Le

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Los Amigos High School

Chris Yang

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

Kyle Lam

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


Taiyu Chen

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

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.




ESTHER WU

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 :).



NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

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


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


Chris Kwon

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School
  • Horseback riding 
  • Sports 
  • Girl Scouts


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

  • 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"


NOELLE HUMPREY

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


  • 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 :)


David Pantoja

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

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!





Omar Yahia

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore​

Troy 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.


Jaden Cordova

Web Design Manager

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

​Kevin Zeng

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

Luis Ramirez-Diarte

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Servite 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. 

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids.


  • Second year in the marching band
  • Played flute since the third grade
  • Played piano off and on since I was five
  • Played  viola since this past year
  • Played cello off and on since the third grade
  • Flute section leader my eighth-grade year
  • Big interest in web design social media design.
  • Helped the Alzheimer's Association club with making slide shows.
  • Robotics for four years in elementary school
  • Interest in joining the medical field
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • National Junior Honors Society member for two years
  • Second year of CyberPatriot
  • Passion for helping other people
  • I love to cook and bake - I am in several clubs: Alzheimer's Association, UNICEF, CHOC, American Red Cross, Doctors without Borders,
  • Co-President and Co-Founder of the Alzheimer's Association Club


I like to be with kids specifically because they make me happy with their joy. I always want to be volunteering in places that need my help. I try to work harder so that I can be available for those who need me.

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

Cecilia Lee

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Certificate of Merit Level 10
  • Likes to swim and play tennis
  • Speaks French
  • Enjoys traveling and eating food


I love to work with kids and help them develop their STEM abilities.

  • 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."

  • Environmental Club
  • Interested in sports
  • I played soccer and badminton
  • Enjoy traveling


I enjoy seeing how others are fascinated with STEM.

  •  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.



BING BING MA

STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

Glory Vo

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

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 :).



ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Avani Kinikar

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Lynbrook High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Play Violins, piano, and guitar,
  • Troy Rotary Top 100
  • AP Scholar


​I want to keep improving myself and get better at my interests.

Ian Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

  • I was in the JTMS robotics team and went to states

  • Played USTA matches and utr matches and won some awards and medals for tennis

  • PTA reflections award in elementary school for 1st place in music.

  • PTA reflections award for art 1st place


​​I love seeing kids work and collaborate together while having fun with STEM.

  • 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. ​

Joshua Cube

Member

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




  • 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! 


  • 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