Our Team

Sabina loves that STEM You Can! not only provides programs for kids but has a constantly growing community of youth leaders running the camps.  She is honored to work with such an inspirational team of high school and college students and believes that with passion, motivation, and dedication anyone can become a leader. 

In 2016, Sabina was awarded the Jefferson Award, the most prestigious award in the United States for public service, and was recognized at the Jefferson National Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Sabina is also a recipient of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award, a $36,000 philanthropy award given to young entrepreneurs for exceptional leadership. In 2017, she was selected as One of 22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women by Her Campus National Magazine. 

Sabina London, Founder and President

 

Sabina is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania who is passionate about helping others and inspiring young people to have an impact in their communities and reach their full potential as leaders. She founded STEM You Can! (formerly known as Girls Science Interactive) when she was 15 years old with the goal of sparking an interest in science in elementary and middle school girls by performing fun, hands-on experiments on topics ranging from space exploration to global warming. She developed a curriculum focused on encouraging collaboration through group projects, discussions, and friendly competitions.

Sabina and her friend Madlen Can ran the first free STEM summer camp in 2014, and the kids absolutely loved it. In 2015, Girls Science Interactive was awarded multiple grants so that it could be offered in more locations. In four years, the organization grew to a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit with 60 summer camps, after school programs, and STEM workshops across the United States to date. In August 2016, Girls Science Interactive was featured on Good Morning America to inspire other teens to make a difference in their communities.

Advisory Board

Sam Beard, Co-founder and President of the Jefferson Awards Foundation

 

In 1972, Sam Beard Co-founded the Jefferson Awards Foundation together with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. to create a Nobel Prize for public service.

 

Sam Beard’s whole life has been public service beginning with Senator Robert Kennedy in inner city economic development and then chairing a program for the past 8 presidents of the United States, where one result was the creation of more than ten million inner city jobs. 

Mr. Beard is a graduate of Yale University and earned a M.A. in History from Columbia University. 

Dr. Dennis London graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Molecular Biology with certificates in Quantitative Computational Neuroscience and in Biophysics. At Princeton, Dr. London studied the neural basis of decision-making in animal models in the lab of Dr. Carlos Brody. He then completed the accelerated 3-year MD program at NYU School of Medicine and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. At NYU, Dr. London worked with Dr. Alon Mogilner to study how deep brain stimulation affects decision-making in Parkinson's disease, and he worked with Dr. Werner Doyle to study the electrophysiologic predictors of seizure freedom in epilepsy surgery. 

Dr. Dennis London, Neurosurgery Resident, NYU Langone Medical Center 

 

Executive Board

​Eliza Gallagher
Director of National Operations 

Mehek Gupta
Associate Director of National Operations 

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Elizabeth (Eliza) Gallagher is the STEM You Can! Director of National Operations and a Counselor in Louisville Kentucky.  She is a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science.  Elizabeth started as a counselor at the Louisville camps in 2018 and expanded the program to Prestonsburg in 2019.  Other than SYC, Elizabeth is a board member of the Women in Computer Science club at Stanford and loves to sing.  She is also

part of the Cosmic Magnetism & Interstellar Physics Research group at Stanford where she is researching turbulence in the interstellar medium. Elizabeth loves sharing her passion for STEM with all of the campers.

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Mehek is a senior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she is majoring in Math, Science, and Technology. Mehek has been volunteering at STEM You Can! summer camps in Louisville since middle school, and now runs her own camps. Mehek serves as duPont Manual HOSA’s (Health Occupation Students of America) President, and served as Kentucky HOSA’s Secretary. Mehek also has been

conducting research at the University of Louisville since her freshman year, largely based on improving protein preservation. Mehek also enjoys playing the Suzuki guitar, which she has been doing since 6th grade. Mehek is extremely passionate about promoting STEM to minorities in the STEM field, which is one of the reasons she loves being a part of STEM You Can!

Kim-Nga Shenoy
Sr. Director of Training and Recruiting

Kathleen O'Neill
Jr. Director of Training and Recruiting

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Kim-Nga Shenoy is a Junior at Palo Alto High School, in California, where she enjoys chemistry and physics. She is the media manager of her school's UNICEF Club and is an active member on the board at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. Aside from school, she plays on the Varsity girls' basketball team. Kim-Nga Has participated in programs like Girls Who Code, where she likes to challenge herself and help support others. As director of training and recruiting at STEM You Can!, she hopes to further connect her work with underprivileged youth into the world of stem.

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Kathleen O'Neill is a student at Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences in NJ. She has been assisting her older sister with camps in Clark locations since 2022. She is excited to share her love for science & math with younger students. She also enjoys giving back to her community through volunteering at her local library & homeless shelters. In her spare time, Kathleen has a passion for baking, video development, and competitive swimming.

Sanjana
Jr. Director of Training and Recruiting

Cady Wang
Sr. Director of Finance 

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Cady Wang is a freshman studying Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She has directed STEM You Can! Elizabeth since 2020. At Penn, she is a videography intern at the Wharton Venture Lab Digital Design Studio and a member of The Curiouser, a sci-fi and fantasy creative writing group. She's worked with children of all ages (even babies!) and loves teaching and mentoring. She is

excited to help build the finance department and expand SYC to even more campers!

Naren Chittem
Sr. Director of Finance

Naren is a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis studying Political and Computer science and the STEM You Can! Sr. Director of Finance. He is actively researching the implication of predictive AI algorithms and different court regulations. He loves watching sports and would love to hear your takes anytime! 

Ayushi Yadav
Jr. Director of Finance

Ayushi Yadav is a junior at DuPont Manual high school in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a creative and hardworking high school student seeking to help others in the community and handle difficult tasks. At school, she is part of the engineering club, the national art honors society, and the national technical honors society. She is also a student ambassador of the American

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Red Cross, the congressional app challenge, and the technovation girls’ program. During her free time, she loves to draw with charcoal, manage small businesses, and create videos. Ayushi has volunteered in a STEM You Can! summer camp in the past and she is excited to further contribute to the program! 

Elenor Hummel
Sr. Director of Science and Engineering

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Eleanor (Ellie) Hummel is the Stem You Can! Sr. Director of Science and Engineering Curriculum. She is a Health Policy and Management and Neuroscience major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She researches crowdsourcing for public health innovations and is involved with the Student Health Action Committee at UNC. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking and spending time with friends

Yifan Li
Jr. Director of Science and Engineering

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Yifan Li is currently a sophomore at Harker Upper School in San Jose. She is a member of Harker’s 1072 First Robotics Competition (FRC) team and works with elementary school students in the First Lego Robotics (FLL) leagues. Outside of school, she is an avid volleyball player and a digital art hobbyist. She is passionate about inspiring students to explore and pursue STEM.

Shreyas Ghare
Jr. Director of Science and Engineering

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Shreyas is a current junior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is in the Math, Science, Technology program. Shreyas has been conducting research at the University of Louisville focusing on the negative impacts of alcohol abuse on the gut microbiome and research on inflammation caused in brain cells. In his free time, Shreyas enjoys playing tennis and practicing Suzuki guitar at Kentucky Arts Academy for the past seven years. In SYC, he hopes to create an environment for kids to learn and have fun at the same time, and to inspire them to take interest in the various fields of STEM

Thanh-Nga Shenoy
Sr. Director of School Partnership

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Thanh-Nga Shenoy is a Sophomore at Stanford University. She is a psychology on the pre-med track. 

Priya Viswakumar
Jr. Director of School Partnership

Mina Nazari
Sr. Director of Public Relations

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Mina Nazari is a junior at Carlmont high school. This is her first year at STEM You Can, and she will work as Sr. Director of Public Relations. Out of all the fields in science,  she is most interested in neuroscience and psychology. Mina interns with Until There's a Cure, where she helps raise awareness of the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS through research and creating social media content. She is an instructor at Kodely. She helps lead workshops that help children build critical thinking and problem-solving skills through STEM-based lessons. She also tutors with Project READ and is a part of her school's DECA chapter, where she has won first place in a national marketing competition. 

Deepika Koripelli
Jr. Director of Public Relations

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Deeya Verma
Co-Director of Technology Curriculum

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Deeya Verma is a sophomore at the Harker high school in San Jose, California. Some of her favorite subjects include chemistry, behavioral economics, and history. Deeya enjoys experimenting with new foods and learning new things about the world. Some of her school activities include FRC robotics and DECA. Apart from school, she loves gaming, watching documentaries, and listening to music. This is Deeya’s first year in STEM You Can and she’s so excited to help others find their passions in STEM as well!

Audrey Cheng
Co-Director of Technology Curriculum

Audrey Cheng is a current sophomore at The Harker School in San Jose, California. They are very passionate about computer science and math. They are part of their school's robotics team and coach for the middle school Science Bowl Team. They also tutor students in math and science at outside volunteer programs and have helped facilitate STEM summer camps for kids at Opportunity X for 2 years. In their free time, they enjoy solving competitive programming problems, playing video games, and cooking. They hope to help more students discover their interests in STEM!

Shubhra Mishra
Co-Director of Math Curriculum

Sarvesh Babu
Co-Director of Math Curriculum

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Shubhra Mishra is a sophomore at Stanford University studying math and computer science. She is the co-director of math curriculum for STEM You Can! Shubhra got started with SYC! by helping run a camp during the summer of 2022. Outside of SYC! Shubhra is doing graph theory research and involved with clubs like Asha (a community service org.) and Flipside (a satire publication) on campus.

Arushi Gupta  
Director of Operations for Kentucky 
Former Director of Public Relations

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Arushi is a sophomore in the direct-med program at the University of Louisville, where she is majoring in Public Health and minoring in Biology. She plays an active role in leading UofL’s KY Public Health Association chapter, where she aims to educate her peers on how to improve their communities’ health. Arushi is also heavily involved in Student Government and is the captain of her school’s Bollywood-Fusion team.

Additionally, Arushi conducts research on environmental toxins that can lead to cardiovascular disease. She has helped expand SYC throughout KY and is passionate about empowering minority students to pursue STEM!

Former Executive Board Members

​Allie Eisenberg   
Former Director of Computer Science Curriculum 

​Maggie Pan
Former Director of Math Curriculum   

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Allison Eisenberg is a senior at Glen Rock High School in Glen Rock, NJ. She is also the founder and president of STEM Mindset, a STEM You Can! partner. Since freshman year, Allison has been a member of the student government at the GRHS and the #1 seeded Varsity Girls Tennis Team player. Allison has been taking additional STEM courses through the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute Accelerated Learning Academy at Princeton University, Biomedical Engineering and Technology track. 

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Maggie is a rising junior at Duke University, where she is majoring in Math, Psychology, and Visual Arts. She is interested in using psychology principles to guide user experiences and human-centered design. She is an avid lover of oatmeal, baking, running, and science fiction. Maggie joined STEM You Can! in 2015, organizing the camps in Clark, NJ. She has enjoyed teaching young girls and seeing the impact that has been made through the program! 

She enjoys teaching olympiad math classes at the International Chess Academy. To give back, she volunteered for a STEM You Can! camp in 8th grade and is excited to have the opportunity to contribute in a new way. She hopes to inspire children to pursue their passions for computer science.

​Anya Gupta   
Former Director of Operations

​Amanda Zheng   
Former Director of Training and School Partnerships

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Anya is a junior at Boston University pursuing a B.A. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and a minor Public Health. At BU, she is a teaching assistant, tutor, and undergrad researcher. She is conducting chemistry education research, designing materials for BU's curriculum. Her passion for mentorship, education, and science drew her to STEM You Can!'s model of older students teaching and inspiring youth. Since joining the SYC in 2016, she has expanded programs into 5 states and trained several new volunteers.

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Amanda Zheng is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Systems Engineering and Operations as a part of the M&T program. She has directed STEM You Can! Camps in Elizabeth NJ since 2018. Outside of SYC, Amanda is Business Development Chair of Consult for America, and Sponsorship Chair for Access Engineering. She is also a huge foodie and Yelp Elite member who has gotten into cooking and baking, always open to sharing some recipes!

​Vicki Kelmanson
Former Director of Kentucky Partnerships  

Sanjana Kothari
Former Director of Operations (KY and OH)
Former Director of Public Relations

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Vicki Kelmanson is a STEM You Can! Director of Kentucky Partnerships. Prior to living in Louisville, she was born and raised in South Africa for 8 years. Today, she is a senior at duPont Manual High School in the math, science, and technology magnet. Outside of SYC, Vicki competes regionally at piano competitions and has three varsity letters in field hockey. She peer tutors underclassmen in physics and is an active member of her high school's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) club as well as her school’s HOSA club. Vicki is very passionate about empowering other young girls to explore and pursue careers in the STEM field. She plans to one day pursue a career in orthopedic surgery.

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Sanjana is a senior at The Ohio State University, where she is majoring in Biomedical Science and minoring in Global Public Health. At OSU, she is an active member of ENCompass, an organization dedicated to connecting underserved populations with social and health resources. Sanjana also conducts health information systems research and works as an organic chemistry teaching assistant. Sanjana established a branch of SYC in KY in 2016, motivated to bridge the STEM gender gap within her community. Since then, she has helped expand SYC throughout Kentucky and Ohio. She loves interacting with campers each summer and is excited to continue to engage students with STEM!

Camp Directors

​Sharon Pan  

Clark, NJ 

​Karilynn Wilson  

Richmond, VA 

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Sharon is a student at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, N.J. She has been directing the Clark branch since 2018, but has helped her older sister with the camps in previous years. While at school, her favorite classes are her science and math ones, especially Algebra and Chemistry. Sharon enjoys nature and loves going on walks or having an occasional swim. Her other hobbies include reading and spending time with her family. She hopes to spread the message that learning can be fun, so her favorite part when teaching children is seeing them have fun and enjoying the class.

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Karilynn is a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Honors College.  She is double majoring in biology and psychology with a concentration in life sciences. Karilynn works as a care partner on the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at VCU Health’s main hospital. She is also an undergraduate researcher for the biomedical engineering department working with eye-tracking in Parkinson’s patients and mild traumatic brain injuries. Karilynn volunteers in her 

community with the Inter Allied Health Professionals by providing free blood pressure screenings and on the children’s unit as a child life volunteer. After spending a gap year as an au pair in France, she fell in love with working with children. She is interested in pediatric medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and child development. In her free time, she enjoys musicals, cooking, and decorating. On a nice day, you can find her reading a book out in the park. Karilynn looks forward to bringing this opportunity to Virginia!

Madison Fang

Fremont, California 

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Madison is a rising junior at Moreau Catholic High School in California. She enjoys helping her community out through volunteering at her local hospital, nursing home, and the American Red Cross. At school, she is an officer for a mental health awareness club called Inclusive, starting a new HOSA chapter, and an active member of DECA. During her free time, she loves trying new kinds of foods and watching movies. Madison is excited to join the STEM You Can! community and can’t wait to help young girls build a passion for STEM!

Cady Wang

Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Cady Wang is a rising junior at Union County Magnet High School in New Jersey. This is her first year with STEM You Can!, and she’s excited to share her love for science with the girls! She is interested in neuroscience and psychology. At school, she is president of Student Council and an officer in Science Club, Women in Leadership and Service, and Future Business Leaders of America. Outside of science, she runs varsity cross country and track and enjoys writing essays/short stories/scathing movie reviews. She hopes to inspire other young girls to find their passion in STEM!

Bonnie Chen

Montgomery NJ

Bonnie Chen is a rising junior at Montgomery High School in New Jersey.  She loves physics and chemistry.  She is a board member in her school's TEAMS club and is involved in Science Olympiad.  Apart from science, she loves doing ballet and Chinese dance.  She is also an English tutor for Chinese speaking students.  In her free time, she likes to journal, listen to music, and watch Youtube.  This is her first year with the STEM You Can! program.  She can't wait to interact with younger students and run her first workshop and hopes to inspire other girls to explore STEM fields!

Riya Shah

Royersford, Pennsylvania

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Riya Shah is a rising junior at the Spring-Ford Area High School in Royersford, Pennsylvania. She enjoys computer science and math. At her high school, she is part of a VEX Robotics team and does Model UN. Riya likes to help out in her community by volunteering in nursing homes and other local nonprofits. In her free time, she likes to paint and travel. This is Riya’s first year with STEM You Can! and she can’t wait to share her passion for STEM with younger girls!

Elena Cruz-Adames

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elena is a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in biology and minoring in classics. She's interested in ecology and neuroscience. Elena is a board member for Penn club field hockey and is a member of PennScience, a journal for undergraduate research. She does research on the neurobiology of female courtship behavior in songbirds. She's excited to share her passion for science with young girls aspiring to pursue STEM paths. In her free time, Elena likes to read and journal, listen to podcasts, and take care of her house plants.

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Deepika Koripelli is a freshman at duPont Manual High School in the math, science, and technology magnet in Louisville, Kentucky. She enjoys playing the ukulele, painting, crocheting, and volunteering in her free time. She is also a member of her local library’s teen board. At school, she is the president of Juggling Club, and a part of the girls varsity tennis team. When she has a bit of downtime, she loves to read a good mystery novel or watch a Tollywood movie.