Archika Dogra attends Interlake High School as a junior in Bellevue, WA. Archika is the President of her school's Technology Student Association, is part of National Science Honor Society, and does Speech and Debate. In her free time, she enjoys playing outside and petting dogs!
Evelyn is a junior at Newport High School. She participates in speech and debate and theatre at school. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching football. Evelyn is super excited to expand and evolved EduSTEM to better achieve it's mission!
Maya Srikanth is a junior at Newport High School. At Newport, she loves to participate in its Robotics club and is a captain of the Debate team. In her free time, Maya especially enjoys reading and taking long walks. Maya's favorite subjects to learn at school are English and Math.
REGIONAL CHAPTER DIRECTORS
New York, New York
Chapter Founder: Amelie Buc
Amelie Buc is a sophomore at the Trinity School in New York City and loves both computer science- particularly the merging field of artificial intelligence- and the humanities. Amelie also debates and is an active member of several STEM-based organizations, including Girls Who Code. Amelie hopes to use her efforts with EduSTEM to help ultimately make the STEM field one that is diverse and all-encompassing of society's needs and differences.
Chapter Founder: Oi Snirualnad
Oi is a sophomore at Kent School in Connecticut. She participates in soccer, crew, and the FRC robotics team. As the vice president of her school's Entrepreneurship Club, she enjoys bringing people with creative ideas together, picking stock positions by analyzing world events, and delving into business strategies' effects in the market world. With a passion for spending time with children, pets, and creating chemical substances, she often discovers herself turning scientific theories into practical activities to inspire students at a local school with the Inventor's Club. Some ways that Oi finds herself alleviating stress in her free time includes the cello, drawing, and meditation.
San Mateo, California
Chapter Founder: Ilana Nguyen
Ilana believes that anyone could have fun in STEM with just a little inspiration! A resident of San Mateo, California, her favorite extra-curricular is competing with her robotics team from Stanford Online High School in the FIRST Tech Challenge. The thrill of seeing an idea turn into a reality by applying math and engineering helps fuel her excitement about robotics. Her favorite school subject is math and she is into all kinds of technology, from programming to hardware. In her spare time, you can find Ilana playing basketball, baking, doing art, running long distances and volunteering at her church.
Chapter Partner: Srishti Pithadia
Srishti Pithadia is a self-taught software developer, social entrepreneur, and a rising senior from Trumbull, CT. She is especially passionate about working at the intersection of technological innovation and social good, and hopes to use code as a tool to improve the world. As the founder and CEO of TechnoTeens, Srishti aims to use her nonprofit as a vehicle to achieve this goal, invoking positive change throughout the nation by fostering opportunities for younger kids to learn about CS and by actively fighting to end the gender disparity in STEM fields. Outside of her technological pursuits though, Srishti is also a devoted advocate of environmental preservation, active in various conservation efforts through her local zoo; a certified EMT; a musical theatre aficionado; and a cross country runner. At her core, though, Srishti is a driven changemaker with code as her strongest tool in making a difference.
Chapter Founder: Soowan Park
Soowan is a senior in Meadowdale Highschool in Washington. She has always had strong passion toward STEM and has been involved in many other STEM field programs including Girls Who Code, Robotics and Invention club. She enjoys getting together with people who code every week and work toward a specific goal, and she has fun the most in making websites especially as a UX user experience designer. For Soowan, best part of coding is being able to turn what she had in mind into reality, which is the most rewarding and exciting thingshe has ever felt in her whole life. Her favorite class in school is math and science, especially physics. In her spare time, she loves playing tennis, swimming, making websites, being in band as a flute player, volunteering in Korean Women Association and Elementary schools with kids, and especially studying for psychology. She has always been passionate about working with kids and she is looking forward to sharing everything she has learned with them. She is thrilled to make a difference and is devoted to do anything for kids to have fun with STEM especially because she wants them to explore and feel what it's like to know they can do whatever they want in this field. She is excited to help them experience that feeling! She can't wait to help with diversity in technology field and see kids' smiles!
Chapter Founder: Aybuke Derya Ekiz
Aybuke is a junior at Robert College of Istanbul in Turkey. She loves math and science and wants other people to be a part of the STEM community as well. With her school and her FRC robotics team, she participates in projects that aim to make small children interested in science and technology. Apart from her interest for STEM, she loves listening to music, reading and writing as well. She plays cello in her school orchestra and writes short stories in her spare time.
Chapter Partner: Zoe Gomez-So
Zoë Gomez-So is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. Zoë is a cofounder of STEM Mayhem, a president of Women in Science and Technology (WISE), and an activities coordinator of her school’s French Honor Society. Zoë is passionate about making STEM resources available to everyone, and works to increase diversity at her high school. Additionally, she hopes to pursue a career that involves the intersection of chemical engineering, molecular gastronomy, and robotics.
Chapter Partner: Joshua Nguyen
Josh Nguyen is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. As a cofounder of STEM Mayhem, Josh hopes to inspire elementary school students to find their passions in science and engineering fields by conducting experiments and construction challenges. He loves working with younger students to foster creativity and a thirst for knowledge. Outside of STEM Mayhem, Josh is an officer of the Red Cross Youth Task Force at his school and an activities coordinator for the French Honor Society. He hopes to pursue a career in medicine where he can continue to study biology and help other people.
Chapter Founder: Ayush Noori
Ayush Noori is an 11th grader at Phillips Exeter Academy. Ayush has witnessed firsthand how STEM education enables youth to create positive change in the world, and hopes to share this empowerment with others. An active neuroscience researcher and biologist, he is currently exploring the cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative proteopathies. Through his work with EduSTEM, he hopes to promote diversity and thus fuel innovation in the next generation of scientists.