• Taekwondo
  • Poet
  • Boba Drinker
  • Girl Scouts‚Äč
  • StoryWish Club


I like working with kidsūüėä. They're so cute and I have a lot of patience for them.

  • 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 :)

ANGELINA TRAN

Social Media Director

STEM Instructor

Photographer

Junior

Troy High School

RACHEL XIN

Fundraising Director

Junior

Troy High School

ALEXIS RYAARSDAM

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

KAVI MARU

STEM Instructor

Senior

‚ÄčSunny Hills High School


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

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





AMARIAH PEEDIKAYIL

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

AMANDA RODRIGUEZ

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • 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 (: 



  • 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."

  • 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  .

Puri Anusha

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Beechwood School

  • 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!"

  • Troy Tech Junior
  • Past Leo Club Member
  • California State Federation
  • Learning Guitar and Piano
  • Past QTD International Master‚Äč


‚Äč"Not taking opportunities are one of my biggest regrets."

‚Äč

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


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

  • 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. 

  • 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

Junior

Troy High School

ALLISION LIN

West Covina Chapter Vice President

Sophomore

Walnut High School

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

‚Äč

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

ERIC SON

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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


‚Äč"The children are the hope of the world." 


  • National Honor Society, Troy Chapter
  • California Scholarship Federation Member
  • AP Scholar with Honor
  • Troy High School Principal's Honor Roll
  • Linux Instructor for Troy's Cyber Defense Team
  • National Cyber League Gold Division Competitor
  • Certification in CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
  • John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth High Honors


STEM fields are the future. We need to give kids a headstart.

KENNETH TANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

NINA TAKASHIMA

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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


I hope to promote STEM subjects to kids.

  •  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. 


JUDITH PARK

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School


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

  • AIME qualifier in 2016 and 2015

  • Winner of Washington State Math Competition in 2015 and 2014

  • Qualifier for MathCounts National Competition in 2016

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

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

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

  • Certificate of Merit Level 10 with oboe.

  • Varsity Tennis at Troy High School.

‚Äč

  • Orchestra
  • Robotics team
  • Invention club
  • Badminton


"Always try first."


DILLON MA

Curriculum Manager

STEM Instructor

Junior

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

  • ‚ÄčSTEMup4Youth President's Volunteer Service Award


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


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


‚Äč


LYNETTE CHAN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


Randy Kim

Brea Olinda Chapter President

Junior

Brea Olinda 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.

  • 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.




KRISTI LEE

Member

Senior

Troy High School

MABEL SHEHADA

Marketing & Fundraising Advisor

Alumna

  • Troy Robotic Team member
  • Member of Troy Warrior Band
  • State Science Olympiad medalist in Division B
  • Achieved Life Scout rank
  • Former Instructor of Boy Scout Troop 723
  • 2nd Trumpet of the Southern California Youth Philharmonic
  • STEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award

‚Äč

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


Brandom Kim

‚ÄčAssistant STEM Instructor

8th Grader

Kraemer Middle School

Esha Salman

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grader

Beechwood School


  • 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!




  • 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.


  • 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"



MIRANDA NICUSANTI

Assistant STEM Instructor

Curriculum/Fundraising Assistant

Senior
Troy High School
  • NJHS Member

  • Distinguished Scholar Award (2019)

  • Lion's Heart Member 

  • Jijitsu 

  • President's Award for Educational Excellence (2018)

  • Science Olympiad Medalist (Division A and B)

  • Math Olympiad 

  • Cub Scouts

  • Rubik Cube

  • Battle of the Books Participant (2015)

  • Vice President of Linda Vista Elementary School (2015)

  • West Yorba Linda Baseball Championship  (2014)

  • ‚ÄčSpelling Bee 1st Place (2014)


  • 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"


Brian Kim

Assistant STEM Instructor

7th grader

Kraemer Middle School

BETHANY ARABE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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

Senior

Valencia High School

Victor Eze

Member

Freshman

YEA-JIN LEE

Sunny Hills Chapter  President‚Äč

Senior
Sunny Hills High School

JU-AN KIM

Member

‚ÄčJunior

Troy High School 

MISEOK KIM

‚ÄčTraining Manager

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

ARTHUR JIANG

Northwood Chapter President 

‚ÄčSenior

Northwood HS

EILEEN ZHAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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


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

MALAVHY KENNEDY

Assistant STEM Instructor

‚ÄčFreshman

  • Troy Principal‚Äôs 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

Junior
Troy High School

ANGELICA SANO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

MEGAN LOH

President

Chief STEM Instructor

Coding Division Founder

Senior

Troy High School

  • Academic decathlon
  • Honor roll student
  • Piano
  • Technology


I like math and technology.




ALEXIS RAYA

Fundraising Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

Yuvika Salman

Member

Junior

Troy High School

  •  D13N Key Club Service Expo Coordinator 
  • Cerritos Key Club Public Relations Chair
  • 3rd place in Codebusters at Socal Science Olympiad State 2019
  • Track and Field athlete
  • Cerritos MUN Best Freshman Delegate


I like working with kids to help foster the same love I have for STEM!

  • 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

Recruitment Manager‚Äč

Senior

Troy High School

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



AUDREY NGUYEN

Member

Junior

Troy High School 

Meet our "STEMbers"!


DOMINIC PAK

Assistant STEM Instructor

Fundraising Assistant

Junior

Troy High School

  • -OCSA KIWIN'S President
  • -OCSA KIWIN'S Treasurer ('17-'18)
  • Creative Writing Community Arts Outreach Junior Leader
  • Yearbook Copywriter
  • NHS member
  • Participant in the UC Berkley South East Asian Student Outreach Summer Program
  • Participant in the CSUF Math Intensive Summer Session


‚Äč"I enjoy engaging with the youth and empowering them to love learning as well as serving as a positive role model for them." 


MALCOLM HOANG

Design Director

STEM Instructor

Sophomore
  Troy High School

SUSHOVAN PAIN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

KEVIN KISSINGER

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Mater Dei High School

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


I like working with kids and reading.

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


"Always try first."


JULIA TRAN

Member

Junior

Troy High School

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


Learning is fun.


  • 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


  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award Distinguished Finalist
  • GM STEM for Changemaking National Award
  • Girl Scouts Gold,  Silver & Bronze Awards
  • Girl Scouts Take Acton Award
  • OC Family Whiz Kid
  • ABC 7 Eyewitness News Cool kid
  • President's Gold Volunteer Service Awards
  • Congressional Gold Medal
  • Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention
  • Founder of GEARup4Youth
  • President of World Relief Chamber Music  & Violinist
  • National AP Scholar
  • Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Competition 1st place Novice Team,  4th overall
  • Dave Wittry Memorial Programming Competition 3rd place Advance Team
  • STEMup4Youth  President's Volunteer & Community Service Award
  • STEMup4Youth Most Valuable STEM Instructor & Outstanding Volunteer Award

‚Äč

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

  • 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.

ASHLEY SUH

Member

Junior

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

NOELLE HUMPREY

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 ‚Äč

‚Äč

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.  


Nicole Vuong

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

La Mirada 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

  • ‚ÄčASB Member


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

‚Äč


STEMup4Youth
  • Cheer
  • Tap
  •  Jazz
  •  Hip hop
  •  Tennis 
  • 7th-grade principal honor roll
  • Photography
  • Track team


"I enjoy educating young people about STEM"


Ernesto Barraza-Valdez

STEM Instructor

Physics PhD Student

University of California Irvine

Joanna (Liang) Qiao

Member

Junior

Portola High School

ANTHONY KHARRAT

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

  • 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.


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

‚Äč

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


SAVANNAH ARABE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

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. 

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

The crazier the kid, the better!

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


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

YUQING LIU

Member

Senior

Fairmont Preparatory Academy

  • 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.

  • 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 :).



 

  • 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! 

  • 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. 

NATASHA BARSAGADE

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
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


I like working with others of any age!



ISABELLA BUSTAMANTE

Member

Junior
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!


  • 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 

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


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


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Samuel Tao

Assistant STEM Instructor

7th Grader

Kraemer Middle School

  •  USTA Tennis Player
  • 5-Year Piano Player
  • Chemistry lover 
  • Technology lover 


I have a strong passion towards the STEM-related field. And I want to deliver my energy and love to our next generation:)



  • 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.‚Äč‚Äč

  • 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!

Wenchao Hu

Member

Sophomore

Whitney High School

SHARON WANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
  Valencia High School


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


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

David Van Dyke

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Yorba Linda High School

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


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

CHARLENE YUEN

Rowland Heights Chapter President

Senior

Rowland HS

ANDREW HSU

Vice President

Lead STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Stacey Zhu

Member

Junior

Northwood High School

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


Good with young kids and technology

NITIN SREEKUMAR

Executive Secretary

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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

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



  • 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."

  • 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






  • 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

  • ‚ÄčSTEMup4Youth Most Valuable Committee Leader

  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award


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

NATHAN MELWANI

Assistant STEM Instructor

HR Management Assistant

Senior

Troy High School 

ADDISON CHAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • NJROTC UX Commander

  • American Red Cross Club

  • FBLA -Bharatanatyam

  • Tennis

  • Badminton

  • Swimming

  • Piano

  • Coyote Hills Ranch, Fullerton, Volunteer

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

  • Kaiser Permanente Volunteer


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


  • 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

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčI 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! 


RIEL REYNES

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

Sahan Theegala

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

Gordon Nguyen‚Äč

Huntington Beach Event Coordinator

Junior

Huntington Beach HS

  • Math Olympiad
  • President‚Äôs Education Award
  • iPersonalize
  • California Legislature Assemble Recognition
  • Member of Parks Junior High‚Äôs National Honor Society
  • Parks Junior High‚Äôs Art Club President (former)
  • Jazz Band
  • Member of Parks Junior High‚Äôs ASB Leadership Class
  • Parks Junior High‚Äôs basketball team player
  • Member of Troy High School‚Äôs Marching Band
  • Member of Troy High School‚Äôs 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‚Äôm determined to make this the best for them in hopes of changing their mind. :) ‚Äč

  • 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.

AMY WENG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • 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 Sophomore Basketball Team

  • 4th Grade Class Officer

  • 1st Honor Awards

  • Ateneo (Former School) Varsity Basketball Champion


Humility is the key to success.

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


‚ÄčKids are fun to work with and I like their reaction to leaning new things. 

Jooyoung Kim

‚ÄčAssistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

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


STEM is fun!

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


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

ANDREW NA

 HR Manager

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • Drama club,
  • UFC gym,
  • health,
  • computer science 


I am fine working with people of all age


ESTHER WU

STEM Instructor

Freshman
Troy High School
  • Troy Scholar Athlete
  • AP Scholar
  • Troy Best Buddies Board Member
  • Freeway League Champions
  • Troy Jr. Varsity Soccer Captain
  • Troy Varsity Track and Field
  • Cal South National Cup Participant


I have been exposed to many different fields of education growing up. I am interested in the multiple engineering fields and am interested on how I can help benefit others with STEM.

CHERYL YANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Leyna Vu

HBHS Chapter President

Junior

Huntington Beach High School

YILIN CHEN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School

ETHAN THAN

 STEM Instructor

Junior

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.

‚Äč

"Everyone needs guidance."

  • Cyber Patriot Semi-Finalist‚Äč
  •  Piano
  • Treasurer of Invention Club
  • Interested in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Participated in SeaPerch (underwater robotics),
  • THS High Honor roll


‚ÄčI like working and discussing stem


PRISCILLA TAO

Valencia HS Chapter President

STEM instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

RUI WANG

HR Management Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

NATALIE ARCE

‚ÄčAssistant STEM Instructor

Senior

La Serna High School

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


Drink some positivi-tea :)


John Kozlowski

STEM Instructor

PhD Student

University of California Irvine

Nikhil Rajagopal

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Northwood 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.


PATRICK RIM

STEM Instructor

Curriculum Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

Catherine Wang

Member

Senior

Troy High School

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


I like helping kids learn STEM! :)

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

‚Äč

‚ÄúStack Overflow :)‚ÄĚ

  • Cyber Defense, NJROTC
  • Marksmanship
  • Piano
  • Ted-Ed Club
  •  Cats in Need


I love working with both animals and people, and above all, I love traveling. I know this is pretty cliche, but the world really is so big and you can only be young for so long.


AUSTIN CHONG

Member

Senior

Troy High School 

RIIGA TOYOSAKI

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

Miya Hsueh

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Troy High School

HANA CHO

‚ÄčAssistant STEM Instructor

Senior

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

‚Äč

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

  • Founder & Co-President of the HBHS Uno Confederation

  •  Vice President of the HBHS Vietnamese Student Association

  •  Chaired GA at Surf City Novice

  •  HBHS Link Crew Leader

  •  NHS Member

  • Avid MUNer


To be perfect is to embrace imperfection.‚Äč

KHUETU DOAN

Web Design Manager

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

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


‚Äč

I work well with children :).


‚Äč


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


Seems fun...

Angelina Lee

Member

Junior

Cerritos High School


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


I like science and teaching younger kids.




AIDEN CHOW

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

University High School


CLAIRE KUNG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

DANIEL WANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman
Valencia High School


BENNY HSU

Member

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

‚Äč

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

PATRICK AVENTINO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

SUPAVIT PITAKNARONGPHORN

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

NIKKY LEWIS

Rowland Heights Chapter Vice President

Sophomore

Rowland HS

  • Can speak English, Vietnamese, and German
  • Bandminton Player
  • Chinese chess player 
  • Principle Honor Roll
  • Troy CSF member 
  • Troy Link Crew leader 
  • Sai Gon Practical High School Principal's Honor Roll 


Let's do STEM!


  • Troy Varsity Swim Team
  • Freeway League Champions
  • Troy CyberDefense Semi-finalist
  • Past Swim Instructor for Chino Hills Aquatics


I like working with kids because they‚Äôre always creative. My goal is to make them interested in STEM subjects and to help them expand their knowledge. 



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


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

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


I like working with kids because you can inspire them.





  • Piano CM level 10
  • Knows JavaScript, Java, CSS, HTTP
  • ‚ÄčHas tutored kids in Migrant Ed. program


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

JUSTIN KIM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy 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.

ASHLEY LIN

Curriculum Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

Brook La

Curriculum Assistant

Senior

Orange County School of the Arts

WILLOW HUANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School


  • 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
  • ‚ÄčCompetitive 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! :)

Ryan Mya

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School

YEEUN KIM

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!

ANGELA MAK

Whitney HS Chapter President

Senior

Whitney High School


ANDUS VAN HAO

Member

Senior

Troy High School

DEREK WANG

Walnut Chapter Vice President

Senior

Troy High School

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





           I love science and kids!!


JULIA LEE

Assistant STEM Instructor

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


I love meeting new people and working together √ú

SHAFIAL ZAMAN

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!!!‚Äč

JIMMY LI

Member

Senior

Troy High School

IMANI MUSEMBI

Kenya Chapter President

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Hailey Holcomb

HBHS Chapter Vice President

Junior

Huntington Beach High School

NATALIA BRAVO

Assistant STEM Instructor

8th Grader
Parks Junior 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!!

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


Determination is the key to success. 

  • Medicine and Math Club President
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Orange County Courthouse Illustration Competition, 2nd place
  • President‚Äôs Award for Education Excellence/Outstanding Academic Excellence Award of the President‚Äôs Education Awards Program
  • Science Olympiad States Competitor
  • Golf
  • Drawing
  •  Engineering Club
  • Art Club
  • OC Science
  • Key Club /Youth Action team/ Math Olympiad


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


CHRISTINA AHN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior
  Troy High School


SIMON PARK

STEM Instructor

Senior

  Troy High School


KAYLA SIM

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

  • Troy Basketball
  • Event Planner on Troy Hoby
  • Christian Club
  • Key Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Participated in the Casc leadership camp
  • YLOC community service
  • Student Athlete Award
  • Principal Honor Roll Award
  • CSF Student


I have been exposed to a work environment involving computers. I had worked at an office aiding problems with computers and validating credit information. This exposure to the work environment displays my knowledge around the ideas of technology and math. I wish to reflect this experience to help kids in the STEM program.

SHIVUM JOSHI

 STEM Instructor

Freshman

Valencia High School

Xiaoyi (Sam) Chen

Assistant STEM Instruuctor

Freshman

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! :)

BING BING MA

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Portola High School

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


‚Äč"Give more than you take." 


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


Hello! :)

  • Regents Fellowship UCI

  • Engineer for 4 Years

  • PhD Physics Student

  • Mountain Biking‚Äč


‚ÄčSometimes it's more fun going up a rocky mountain than a paved road


  • 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!

HENRY LUO

 STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

LIWEN XIA

Walnut Chapter Secretary

Senior

Troy High School

  • OA Korean Biliteracy Language Award

  • AGAPE Love Volunteer

  • Cerritos Aquatics medal recipient

  • Student of the month


STEM is cool! :)

  • 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

IAN ONG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

EBBA ADINEW

Member

Sophomore

Troy High 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

LAM PHAN

Fundraising Assistant

Senior

Troy High School

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


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

Cecilia Lee

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • ‚ÄčKraemer NJHS Secretary

  •  Kraemer Middle School Distinguished Scholar and Academic Award

  •  National Science Olympiad Medalist

  • 1st place YVC Piano Competition and Branch Honors

  •  Student Council and Friday Night Live


‚ÄčI hope to teach and help younger kids and the future generations with the understanding and benefits of 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.



  • 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


  • Six years of cello

  •  Nine years of piano

  •  Troy ilium 

  • Cyber defense team


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


SUSANNA CAO

Assistant STEM Instructor

‚ÄčFreshman

Valencia High School

NEELAM MISTRY

STEM Instructor

Senior

Valencia High School

AN NGUYEN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

MATTHEW REMLEY

Member

 Sophomore 

Troy High School 


KANIN LIANG‚Äč

Fundraising Chair

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • Horseback riding 
  • Sports 
  • Girl Scouts


‚ÄčDetermined, passionate, helpful and love working with kids.‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

David Pantoja

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

JENNIFER LONG

Fundraising Assistant

Sophomore

Troy High School

  • 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. 

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

  •  Troy NJROTC Executive Officer
  • National Honors Society
  • STEM Club President
  •  Global Youth Mission Vice President
  •  Troy NJROTC Team Black Commander
  • California Girls State 2019


: )

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


Always strive and prosper.

  • 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. 

Ryan Lenney

Member

Sophomore

Capistrano Valley High School

  • 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!

MICHELLE SOLIS

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  •  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‚Äč
  • Interests: Calligraphy, Games, Shopping, Singing, Slime, Theatre


‚ÄčI love giving back to the community and seeing smiles brighten up and children‚Äôs faces :)


‚Äč


ALINA CHOI

Treasurer

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

TYLER HUYNH

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

  • National Junior Honor Society Member
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  •  LAUSD CyberPatriot Competition (2nd Place 2016 middle school division, 3rd place 2017 national division)
  • CyberPatriot National Finalist


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


  • 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.




  • 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!

ANDREA FLORENDO

Assistant STEM Instructor

 Sophomore‚Äč 

Troy High School 


SAMANTHA HUANG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • How to Math club president 
  • Fairmont JV basketball player
  • National Honor Society member 
  • Student mentor
  • Intern in Prudential during Summer 2018
  • Member of Gleetown Education


Learn to enjoy every minute of your life.


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

:D


  • Water Polo

  • Color guard scholarship in Brea Jr. High

  • NJHS Member

  • President's Award for Academics in Jr. High



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RAYMOND MO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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


I like working with kids.

MIKU SHIMONO

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Canyon High School


PATRICK FLORENDO

Member

Senior

Troy High School

GLORY VO

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School

JADEN CORDOVA

STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Troy High School 

JULIANNE NGUYEN

Member

Junior
  Troy High School


AN AWARD-WINNING ORGANIZATION

‚Äč helping kids stem up to greater heights in the STEM fields

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


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

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

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

  • 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 

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

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


:)


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


"Volunteering gives you a different scope.


TINA (KEXIN) XIE

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

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


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

ERNESTO RIVERA

Member

  Sophomore‚Äč 

 Troy High School 


Sophomore

SAVANNAH KELLY

Assistant STEM Instructor

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


I love challenging myself and experiencing new activities! 

PHILIP LI

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

University High School

  • AP Scholar
  • Principal's Honor Roll 
  • Troy Tech Student 
  • CyberPatriot Competitor 
  • ‚ÄčGoogle Digital Garage Certified 
  • Social Media Manager of Invention Club 
  • ‚ÄčVice President of Cytech Orange County Chapter 
  • Middle School ASB Treasurer 
  • Middle School Basketball Team 


DANIEL CHONG

Member

Junior

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




  • 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!

  • 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!

SEBASTIEN VALLADOLID

Member

Senior

Troy High School

AJAY LIU

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore
Troy High School

NICOLE WONG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

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



  • Middle school Basketball team
  • Middle school Soccer team


I enjoy teaching math to kids


  • Nation Honors Society Member

  • Academy of the Preforming Arts

  • Student Council

  • Agriculture/Hydroponics Club

  • Red Cross

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

  • Best Director and Best Production (2019 Play Festival)

  • Accel. 2/Trig and AP Chem

  • Parent Latino Initiative volunteer


‚Äč‚ÄúBuild the world you want to live in‚ÄĚ


CHLOE HERAS

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School
  • ‚ÄčPiano
  • PTA Visual Art
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Reading 


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

  • 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 Panel Qualifier

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

  • World Relief Chamber Music Violinist


I am interested in pursuing a career in the STEM fields. I design and hold activities for kids that are both educational and fun, hoping that it will introduce the kids to the world of STEM and also inspire them to follow their interests.


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

  • APA council exec board: dance representative,

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

  • Junior trainee at Festival Ballet Theatre

  • Harvard Business Program summer course


Work hard, play hard


HUY NGUYEN

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

NAOMI HORIGUCHI

STEM Instructor

Sophomore‚Äč

Troy High School

CHARITY CHENG

Member

Senior

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
  • Fresh/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. :)

  • Publicity Director for Foster Friends, a club aiming to help children in foster care
  • Plays the violin in Troy‚Äôs Orchestra
  • On Troy‚Äôs 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.

BRIAN LIU

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

INAKI GUSTIN

Member

Senior

Troy High School

ANDREW WU

STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School

  •  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."


  • 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.


‚Äč‚ÄčI 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. ‚Äč

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


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

  •  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

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‚ÄčI like science and working for kids.

  •  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


Daniel Lee

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Sunny Hills High School

YI-AN HSIEH

STEAMPORT Chapter President

Freshman

University of Pennsylvania 

TJ Hsueh

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
  • STEMup4Youth Leadership Award
  • ‚ÄčSTEMup4Youth Most Valuable Lead STEM Instructor
  • ‚Äč‚ÄčSTEMup4Youth President's Community Service Award
  • ‚ÄčSTEMup4Youth Volunteer Service Award

I enjoy helping others

  • Brea Olinda High School Varsity Tennis Team

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

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

  • Brea Olinda High School G2G Club (Treasurer)

  • Guitar (6 Years On Church Praise Team)


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


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


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

  • 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.programming with languages such as scratch.

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


‚ÄúLive life and have fun but not too much fun‚ÄĚ


ZIYI GUO

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

SKYLAR TANARTKIT

Member

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!

NOAH CLEMENT

Member

Sophomore

Troy High School 

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


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

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

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


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

BRYAN SONG‚Äč

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

Atticus Kim

Member

Sophomore

‚ÄčTroy 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!

DARREN CHEN

Walnut Chapter President

Senior

Troy High School

ANNA ZHAO

Member

Junior

Troy High School

Joseph Oh

Member

Junior

Troy High School

Arrim Jung

Assistant STEM Instructor

Sophomore

Gretchen A. Whitney High School

ETHAN NGUYEN

 Member

Senior

Troy High School

Zensu Nguyen

HBHS Chapter Co President

Junior

Huntington Beach High School

CHRIS KIM

Assistant STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School

APRIL CHUN

STEM Instructor

Senior

Troy High School 

Austin Fu

Assistant STEM Instructor

Freshman

Valencia High School

JUSTIN TAN

West Covina Chapter President

STEM Instructor

Senior
Troy High School

BOYUE (MARY) DONG

Assistant STEM Instructor

Junior

Troy High School 

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


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

  • 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. 

  • 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




  • John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Member
  • Member of WRCM (World Relief Chamber Music)
  • All-Southern and All-State Honor Band 2017
  • 1st Place Anatomy and Physiology and 2nd Place Ecology in 2017 Science Olympiad LA County Regionals (Div. B)
  • 1st place Ecology 2017 CA State Science Olympiad (Div. B)
  • Presidents Award for Educational Excellence 2017
  • Gold Star Honor Roll
  • Principals Honor Roll in South Pointe 2014-2017
  • Participant in the 8th Robot Rally and recipient of Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performing
    Member of AYSO until 2014
  • Member of the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble
  • California Junior Scholarship Federation Member
  • Bollywood dancer at RIPA
  • STEMup4Youth Community Service Award


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



Tanya Vidhum‚Äč

Assistant STEM Instructor

‚Äč8th Grader

Kramer Middle 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‚Äôt even know because it‚Äôs just how I am.