The Board

Christina Ding

Founder, Director

Christina is a high school senior with a passion for all things STEM and a mission to achieve equality through equitable education. In her free time, she can be found playing volleyball, running, or following local politics.

Cathryn Krajewski

Head of Publishing

Cathryn has always loved nonfiction writing and she enjoys editing work. She has a passion for helping educate everyone about science topics that seem unapproachable.

Tanish Baranwal

Head of Tutoring

Tanish Baranwal is a junior in high school in Dublin CA. He enjoys anything math and programming related but is focused on data science and statistics. His hobbies are going to the gym, swimming and playing video games.

Ashlee Liu

Head of Operations

Ashlee is a high school junior from the Bay Area. She loves learning about the natural sciences and collaborating with others. In her free time, she enjoys drinking iced coffee, playing tennis, painting, and spending time with friends.

Talia Roman

Head of Marketing

Talia is a freshman at Mills College. In college she plans to major in psychology and sociology with a double minor in legal studies and international relations. She can be found playing soccer, swimming, or rowing for Mills, knitting, crocheting, painting, or watching Netflix.

Skyla Cui

Head of Hiring

Skyla Cui is a high school junior from Southern California. She is passionate about anything STEM related, but especially climate change, chemistry, and computer science. In her free time, Skyla enjoys playing tennis, tumbling, and photography.

Mihir Mirchandani

Head of Sales and Finance

Mihir is a Los Altos High School senior and future engineer. He's a lifelong learner and loves working in teams. Mihir is very professional and optimistic, and always strives for the best! In his free time, he can be found cooking food or on computer making websites!

Marketing and Outreach

Alister Sharp

Public Relations

Alister is a junior at Castilleja School. She loves learning about the sciences, especially chemistry and neuroscience, and can often be found baking, hiking, dancing, or watching Netflix.

Dylan Gibson

Marketing Strategist

Dylan is a student at Los Altos High School. He enjoys drawing, using photo-editing and animating software, and playing piano. He believes that some of the most beautiful things in life can be found when walking in the rain.

Talia Roman

Community Outreach

Talia is a freshman at Mills College. In college she plans to major in psychology and sociology with a double minor in legal studies and international relations. She can be found playing soccer, swimming, or rowing for Mills, knitting, crocheting, painting, or watching Netflix.

Yelena Tao

Social Media

Yelena is a rising high school senior who loves learning about all things science. In her free time, she can be found listening to music, drawing, playing tennis, reading, or watching YouTube/Netflix.

Chelsea Diaz

Social Media

Chelsea is excited to help others know about this amazing opportunity to learn about STEM and other sciences!

Kathrina Welborn

Web Design

Kathrina is a high school senior. She is passionate about environmental science and music. She can often be found practicing for choir, composing music, or at the beach.

Trinity Bang

Social Media

Trinity attends Los Altos High School and is a rising junior. She loves all forms of art and is a photographer! She also loves traveling and trying new things wherever she goes. In her free time Trinity likes golfing, baking with her sisters, and going on walks with her family.

Workshop Instructors

Steven Tang

Content Creator

Steven is an incoming college freshman. When he's not writing for this amazing blog, Steven enjoys running, coding, and watching Netflix.

Jackson Van Vooren

Instructor

Jackson is a high school senior who has always had a passion for eveything in science, especially biology. In his spare time, he loves to play the clarinet and give back to the community.

Vugar Sadygov

Instructor

Vugar is a rising college freshman studying computer science. He loves to see the world of computers expand as people gain interest in it. He hopes to see you in his class!

Christina Ding

Instructor

Christina is a high school senior with a passion for all things STEM and a mission to achieve equality through equitable education. In her free time, she can be found playing volleyball, running, or following local politics.

Academic Tutors

Piragavy Rakulan

Tutor

Piragavy is a high school junior from Canada. She is passionate about science and wants to learn more about the universe. In her free time she loves to read, bake, and listen to music.

Joshua Smith

Tutor

Joshua is a high school senior and lover of science since early childhood. He plans to major in biochemistry and applied mathematics or data science. Aside from science, he's interested in music composition/theory/history, and art history.

Jolene Chan

Tutor

Jolene is a high school junior that is interested in the STEM field and open to new opportunities. In her free time, she watches kdramas, listens to kpop, and takes naps.

Jackie Hu

Tutor

Jackie is a rising junior at Los Altos High School and she has great passions for the sciences as well as art. Her other interests include volleyball and baking.

Cathryn Krajewski

Tutor

Cathryn has always loved nonfiction writing and she enjoys editing work. She has a passion for helping educate everyone about science topics that seem unapproachable.

Amelia Craciun

Tutor

Amelia is a high school student willing to tutor anyone who needs help in biology or math up to Algebra 2!

Natalie Tran

Tutor

Natalie is a rising senior at Los Altos High. She enjoys music and photography, and sometimes spends her time at playgrounds in parks.

Joshua Li

Tutor

Josh is a freshman at Appleby College. He enjoys math and physics, and in his free time he often looks up fun experiments on YouTube. He also plays basketball and loves fishing!

Joanna Hsieh

Tutor

Joanna is a rising senior in high school. In her spare time she enjoys teaching and playing flute, golfing, and baking.

Divya Mohanraj

Tutor

Divya is a sophomore at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is excited about making STEM accessible for kids of all ages and backgrounds. In her free time she likes to dance, draw, and bake!

Benjamin Kumar

Tutor

Benjamin Kumar is a Nevada resident who currently attends Galena High School. He is very interested in computer science and STEM and is part of the robotics club at his school and president of the chess club.

Blog Contributors

Cathryn Krajewski

Blog Editor

Cathryn has always loved nonfiction writing and she enjoys editing work. She has a passion for helping educate everyone about science topics that seem unapproachable.

Jenish J

Blog Writer

Jenish is a chemical engineering undergraduate student, guitarist, research enthusiast, and blogger.

Joshua Smith

Blog Writer

Joshua is a high school senior and lover of science since early childhood. He plans to major in biochemistry and applied mathematics or data science. Aside from science, he's interested in music composition/theory/history, and art history.

Steven Tang

Blog Writer

Steven is an incoming college freshman. When he's not writing for this amazing blog, Steven enjoys running, coding, and watching Netflix.

Christina Ding

Blog Writer

Christina is a high school senior with a passion for all things STEM and a mission to achieve equality through equitable education. In her free time, she can be found playing volleyball, running, or following local politics.

Joie Rahn

Blog Writer

Joie is a high school senior and loves learning new things! She spends her free time dancing, biking, and writing creatively.

Katie Kudriavtsev

Blog Writer

Katie is an incoming high school senior from the Bay Area, California. In her free time, she loves playing volleyball and spending time with her friends. When she isn't writing articles for Science Nation, you can find her working on her teen run blog site, QuaranTEEN.

Yelena Tao

Blog Writer

Yelena is a rising high school senior who loves learning about all things science. In her free time, she can be found listening to music, drawing, playing tennis, reading, or watching YouTube/Netflix.

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