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


STEM is fun:)

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


I like working with kids and reading.

JULIA TRAN

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

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


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

ANGELA MAK

Whitney H.S. Chapter President

Junior

Whitney High School


ANDUS VAN HAO

Member

Junior

Troy High School

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence

  • Math Department Award

  • Battle of the Books 3rd place

  • Science Olympiad Invitationals Medalist


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

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


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

ALINA CHOI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


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

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


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



KANIN LIANG

Fundraising Director

Junior

Troy High School

AIDEN CHOW

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School


CLAIRE KUNG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

DANIEL WANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grade
 Beechwood Middle School


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


I like working with kids and animals. 



NATHAN LEE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

ERIC SON

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

KENNETH TANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

ESTHER WU

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grade
Kramer Middle School

NITIN SREEKUMAR

Secretary

Sophomore

Troy High School

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


STEM is cool

JIMMY LI

Member

Junior

Troy High School

JULLY XU

Curriculum Assistant

Senior
  Troy High School


 

  • RF Leadership/ASB Student Award

  • RF Principle Honor Roll

  • Troy ROTC Orienteering Team

  • Giving Children Hope Volunteer

  • Relay for Life Volunteer

  • Likes to read


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

ERIC PHAM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Science Olympiad States Championship Medalists

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

  • Science Olympiad Team "Most Spirited Award" 2015

  • Former Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 723

  • Life Scout Rank

  • Troy Cross Country Team Member

  • Orange County Community Youth Orchestra member


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

CHERYL YANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


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

  • President's Education Awards
  • American Protege of Romantic Music Winner and performed in Carnegie Hall
  • Los Angeles International Liszt Competition winner 
  • Search For Talent competition 1st place & scholarship winner
  •  United Diversity Art & Culture Society Winner
  •  Glendale Piano Competition  Winner
  • Cypress College piano competition Winner
  • Tennis tournament winner 
  • Violin category in Southern Youth Music Festival Winner
  • ​I am the founder of the Sunny Hills Science Olympiad team.
  • I am part of the Sunny Hills Varsity Girl’s Golf Team.
  • I have won 2 Science Olympiad medals at the Regional Competition.
  • I am part of the BAPS Audio Visual team.




NATASHA BARSAGADE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School
  • Medals in Science Olympiad(2nd abd 9th at nationals)
  • Award of recognition from the city of Rosemead (2014-2015 & 2015-2016)
  • Honor roll
  • CSF






  • 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


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

KHIRA MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

ISABELLA BUSTAMANTE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School
  • Section leader of band
  • Science olympiad
  • Piano player
  • Loves art


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


NINA TAKASHIMA

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

YI-AN HSIEH

STEAMPORT Chapter President

Senior

Orange County School of Artsrts

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


I hope to promote STEM subjects to kids.


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

  • AIME qualifier in 2016 and 2015

  • Winner of Washington State Math Competition in 2015 and 2014

  • Qualifier for MathCounts National Competition in 2016

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

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

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

  • Certificate of Merit Level 10 with oboe.

  • Varsity Tennis at Troy High School.


ANDREW WU

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member

  • Parks Junior High School Honor Roll

  • Thirteen Five Volunteer

  • 2016 1st Place Cheerleading Jamz Competition

  • 2016 1st Place Cheerleading Stunt Award

  • Loves to travel

  • Very artistic

  • Favorite sport: Dance/ Cheer


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


LYNETTE CHAN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

  Troy High School


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


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




  • Medicine and Math Club President

  • National Honor Society Member

  • California Scholarship Federation Member

  • Orange County Courthouse Illustration Competition, 2nd place

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


TANISHA JOSHI

Vice President

Senior

Troy High School

KRISTI LEE

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

MABEL SHEHADA

Marketing & Fundraising Advisor

Alumna

  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • Pre-competitive Swimmer
  • Author of the Month at school
  • Principal List Honor Roll
  • CM Level 9
  • Lion Heart VP 2017-2918
  • Lion Heart Golden PVS Award


I enjoy teaching and inspiring kids in STEM! :)

  • President of Japanese club
  • Publicity of Girl Up
  • Secretary of World First
  • Mock Trial Attorney
  • Model United Nations
  • Canyon Varsity Tennis


I love challenging myself and help kids thrive!




MIRANDA NICUSANTI

Assistant STEM Instructor

Curriculum/Fundraising Assistant

Junior
Troy High School


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


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

BETHANY ARABE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


I enjoy helping others

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


I enjoy working with kids and helping out! :)

ALLISON LU

Maya Chapter President

Junior

Valencia High School

EILEEN ZHAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

MALAVHY KENNEDY

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grade

 Saint Bruno Middle 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!




JEONGHYUN PARK

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School

ANGELICA SANO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School

STACY LONG

Vice  President

Senior

Troy High School

MEGAN LOH

President

Chief Instructor

Coding Division Founder

Junior

Troy High School

  • Academic decathlon
  • Honor roll student
  • Piano
  • Technology


I like math and technology.




ALEXIS RAYA

Fundraising Assistant

Junior

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




BENJAMIN WANG

HR Recruitment Manager

Junior

Troy High School

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



Meet our "STEMbers"!


  • Top 10 Overall at Notre Dame Greater Manila Elementary School
  • Swimmer's Stroke Award
  • Cerritos Park East Swim Club Member
  • NSHSS member
  • Troy Varsity Swim Team
  • Troy Water Polo Team
  •  Athletic Award


I enjoy being able to influence kids to see the joy in learning :)

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


I like working with kids!

IMANI MUSEMBI

Kenya Chapter President

Junior

Troy High School

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


I love working with everyone!!

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


Hello! :)

PRISCILLA TAO

Valencia HS Chapter President

Photographer

Sophomore

Valencia High School

RUI WANG

HR Management Assistant

Junior

Troy High School

  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award
  • GATE Student
  • Carrillo Ranch Elementary 4th Grade Spelling Bee Winner
  • John Glenn Middle School Honor Roll (all three years)
  • President of Rotary Club in 8th Grade
  • Secretary of Environmental Club in 8th Grade
  • Hip Hop Dancer at Hart Academy of Dance​


I love working in the STEM field!

DARREN CHEN

Walnut Chapter President

Sophomore

Troy High School

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


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

DARBY CLEMENT

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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

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


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


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

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


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

  • Attending Girl up! leadership summit
  • Valedictorian in middle school
  • Placing for League in Track 
  • Photoshoots to empower women of Indian heritage 


Working with kids is a lot of fun. Playing games, helping them learn, making them smile makes my day. I hope to make a change in children's lives and days in my community as well as globally one day (: 



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


:D


RACHEL PAREDES

Video Producer

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

ARTHUR JIANG

Northwood HS Chapter President

Junior

Northwood HS

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


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

WILLOW HUANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

SHARLEEN LOH

Founder & CEO

Freshman

Harvard University

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

:D


DOMINIC PAK

Assistant STEM Instructor

Fundraising Assistant

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence

  • Math Department Award

  • Troy Oracle Staff

  • Battle of the Books 3rd place

  • Science Olympiad Invitationals Medalist


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

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Junior

Valencia High School

CHLOE HERAS

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School

TYLER HUYNH

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

  • La Serna’s Principal’s List & Honor Roll
  • California Scholarship Federation Member
  • Spanish National Honors Society Member
  • La Serna’s Newspaper Contributor 


I like working with kids because you can inspire them.





JUSTIN KIM

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





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


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

SAMANTHA HUANG

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.

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


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

  • 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!

  • OA Korean Biliteracy Language Award

  • AGAPE Love Volunteer

  • Cerritos Aquatics medal recipient

  • Student of the month


STEM is cool! :)

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


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


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


I like the hands-on experience of STEM

SHARON WANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
  Valencia High School


BRAIN LIU

Assistant STEM Instructor

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


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




KASHYAP SHAH

Member

Senior

Troy High School

PATRICK RIM

STEM Instructor

Curriculum Assistant

Junior

Troy High School

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

AN AWARD-WINNING ORGANIZATION

helping kids stem up to greater heights in the STEM fields

  • Mechanics Head at Troy High School Robotics
  • Co-president of Design 3D
  • California Scholarship Federation Qualifier
  • Troy High Principal Honor Roll
  • 3rd Place FBLA Business Procedures
  • Gold D. Russell Parks Service Award


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

  • 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.


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


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

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


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

AYUSH NABAR

Member

Senior

Troy High School

ANN GUILBERT

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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


I love meeting new people and working together Ü

YEEUN KIM

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

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


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

CINDY NGUYEN

Fundraising Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

SHIVUM JOSHI

 STEM Instructor

8th Grader

Ladera Vista Junior High School

  • 2010 CAPMT Piano Concerto Competition State Champion

  • 2010 CAPMT Piano Bartok Competition Bronze Medal

  • 2014 Bach Competition State Finalist, Bronze Award

  • 2014  MTAC Piano Solo Competition Orange County West Division Champion

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

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


I really do actually like working with kids


  • Academic Pentathlon medalist
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award
  • Robotics team member
  • Lion's Heart Volunteer
  • Author of Love Returns (unpublished 50-page novel)
  • School on Wheels tutor
  • Principal's Honor Roll
  • President's Award for academic excellence
  • Middle School Valedictorian
  • FBI Cyber G-Girl  Academy  participant
  • President's Volunteer Service Award: Silver and Bronze
  • 2018 Torchbear Award
  • Interned at Boeing
  • 2017 Girls Inc. Network Award Program "Strong, Smart and Bold Young Woman"


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

ETHAN CHEN

Diamond Bar HS Chapter President

Senior

Diamond Bar HS

SEBASTIEN VALLADOLID

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

ZINAL PATEL

Assistant STEM Instructor

Curriculum/Fundraising Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

CHRIS KIM

Member

Junior

Troy High School

BOYUE (MARY) DONG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy HS

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




RIEL REYNES

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
Troy High School

BRYAN SONG

HR Recruitment Manager

Junior

Troy High School

  • Plays the guitar
  • Can sing
  • Interested in producing music
  • Perfect attendance throughout academic career



I work well with children :).




CHARITY CHENG

Member

Junior

Troy High School

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


I love working in the STEM field!

SUSANNA CAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grade

Kramer Middle School

RAYMOND MO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


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

YING WANG

Eastern Los Angeles Chapter President

Senior

Valencia High School

AMY WENG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

JULIANNE NGUYEN

Member

Sophomore
  Troy High School


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


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

ASHLEY LIN

Curriculum Assistant

Junior

Troy High School

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


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

JUSTIN TAN

West Covina Chapter President

Junior

Troy High School

DILLON MA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

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


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



  • USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist

  • UTNBC International Biology Scholar

  • Piano CM Level 10 with Branch Honors

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

  • World Relief Chamber Music Violinist


;)


ANDREW HSU

HR Management Manager

Sophmore

Troy High School

  • Robotics creator and  competitor

  • Piano Solo competition winner

  • YVC Piano Competition 1st place winner

  • Certificate of Merit Level 6

  • CSS & HTML5 coder
    Writer's Guild member

  • Orange County Math Circle Thanksgiving Tournament


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


  • STEM Robotics Team

  • End of Year School Speaker

  • Four year volleyball player

  • Impressive Social Life


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

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


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

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


I love challenging myself and experiencing new activities! 

CHLOE SCHAEFGEN

Santa Margarita Catholic HS Chapter President

Senior

Santa Margarita Catholic HS

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


I enjoy working with youth to promote creativity and individuality. 

MICHELLE SOLIS

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

ETHAN LORD

La Habra HS Chapter President

Senior

La Habra HS

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


I like working with kids.

DANIEL CHONG

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

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




  •  St. Pius V Catholic School Principal's Honor Roll
  •  1st Place in the 2016 St. Justin Martyr Regional Spelling Bee
  • President's Education Award
  • Troy Tech Student
  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll
  • Oracle News Writer
  • 2nd Place in the 2018 Quill and Scroll Review Column
  • St. Pius V Catholic Church Cantor, Choir Member, and Usher
  • Interests: Calligraphy, Games, Shopping, Singing, Slime, Theatre


​I love giving back to the community and seeing smiles brighten up and children’s faces :)




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


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

  • Robotics Team member
  • aMAZEing award in FSD robot nation
  • Python and JavaScript coder
  • Lion Chess Tournament Grade Champions
  • Founder of Pianist
  • Basketball Championships team player
  • YVC Piano Competition 1st place
  • Piano Certificate of Merit level 7
  • Basketball Championships team player
  • Participant in Adventures in Science for Boys
  • 1st place Middle School Robotics Team
  • ​Part of Walnut Valley Quantum-Hydromechs
  • ​Participant in the NSTI program at Cal Poly Pomona


Tis true that early is on time, on time is late, and late is bad, but better than never. 

JENNIFER LONG

Fundraising Assistant

Freshman

Troy High School

  • President's Gold Volunteer Service Awards
  • Science Olympiad State and Regional Medal recipient
  • Johns Hopkins University International Talent Search Grand Award Recipient & Study of Exceptional Talent
  • Girl Scouts Silver & Bronze Awards
  • Fullerton Rotary Top 100 Student
  • Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Competition 1st place Novice Team,  4th overall
  • Chair of World Relief Chamber Music Web Club  & Violinist
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • Orange County Scripps National Spelling Bee 5th place winner
  • STEMup4Youth  President's Volunteer & Community Service Award
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor & Outstanding Volunteer Award


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

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


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

ADDISON CHAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

NIKKY LEWIS

Rowland Heights Chapter Vice President

Freshman

Rowland HS

ETHAN THAN

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

HANA CHO

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


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

NATALIE ARCE

​Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

La Serna High School

  • National Young Women of Distinction
  • 100 Most Influential People in Orange County
  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
  • Coca Cola Scholar
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award—Distinguished Finalist
  • USNCO (US National Chemistry Olympiad) High Honors—National Top 50
  • Science Olympiad National Medalist
  • Troy High School Valditorian
  • International Children's Peace Prize Nominee
  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Award
  • Whiz Kids of Orange County
  • Local Hero of Orange County
  • Co-founder &  Co-President of Troy High Chemistry Club
  • Co-President & Violinist for World Relief Chamber Music
  • Girl Scouts Gold, Silver, Bronze awards​


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

SAVANNAH ARABE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Good with young kids and technology

  •  Math Instructor at Mathnasium of Brea
  •  En pointe ballet dancer at Academy 831
  •  Cooking, baking, science, sailing, & cycling enthusiast
  •  Piano player since 2016
  •  Horticulture & Botany Team Volunteer at the Fullerton Arboretum
  •  TedED Club Founder & Student Leader at Troy High School


​ Kids can change the world. All they need is a little inspiration! 





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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

CHRISTINA AHN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
  Troy High School


SIMON PARK

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

  Troy High School


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


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

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

CHARLENE YUEN

Rowland Heights Chapter President

Junior

Rowland HS

MOLLY COHN

Laguna Beach Chapter President

Junior

Laguna Beach HS

ANGELINA TRAN

Social Media Manager

Sophomore

Troy High School

RACHEL XIN

Assistant  STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

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


Yay STEM!!!



KAVI MARU

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

​Sunny Hills High School


AMANDA RODRIGUEZ

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


NICOLE WONG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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



RUTVI RAY

 STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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


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

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


I like working with kids because they are really cute

MALCOLM HOANG

Design Manager

Freshman
  Troy High School

SUSHOVAN PAIN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

KEVIN KISSINGER

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Mater Dei High School

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


I enjoy teaching kids and make learning fun!

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


I like science and teaching younger kids.




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


STEM-ing my way to the future. ; D




IAN ONG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

MIKU SHIMONO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Canyon High School


MAGEN PHAM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

LAM PHAN

Fundraising Assistant

Junior

Troy High School

JULIA LEE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School