meet our volunteers

STEMpower volunteers showcase a variety of skills through their many roles. Read their bios to learn more about their lives outside STEMpower. Our volunteers are diverse, as part of STEMpower's mission is to foster diversity. High school students of all grade levels and STEM interests come together as volunteers for our organization!

curriculum designers

Kaavya Butaney

Sydney Tung

Suhani Khandelwal

Sarah Kosta

Kaitlyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee

Zoey Brenner

Rachel Rudyak

Danielle Lee

Kaavya is a junior at Los Altos High School, where she writes for the school newspaper the Talon. She enjoys science, especially biology and genetics, and writing. She also loves Speech & Debate and has a specific passion for topics about international affairs.

Kaavya Butaney

Sarah Kostka is a junior at Los Altos High School. Her hobbies include playing the flute and running. Her favorite subjects are science and math, and a fun fact about her is that she has a twin.

Sarah Kosta

As a senior at Los Altos High School, Jocelyn enjoys furthering her learning in STEM, particularly in math. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion with young students. Outside of STEMpower, Jocelyn’s hobbies include softball, playing board games, and being with friends and family. 

Jocelyn Lee

Rachel is a junior at Los Altos High School with a passion for biology and English. In STEMpower, she helps design interactive STEAM lessons for young students. When she’s not planning curriculums, she writes for her school’s student newspaper, hikes, volunteers in her community, paints, and tutors young learners.

Rachel Rudyak

Sydney is a junior at Los Altos High School. She enjoys science and math and is excited to help make an impact on the community through STEMpower. In her free time, Sydney can be found dancing, reading, or spending time with family and friends. 

Sydney Tung

Kaitlyn is a sophomore at LAHS who really enjoys singing, playing volleyball, and chilling with her cats. In school, her favorite subjects are biology and history. She is very excited to work with students to explore the world of STEM!

Also a Workshop Facilitator!

Kaitlyn Lee

Suhani is a sophomore at Dublin High School, who is interested in the biomedical field. She loves to bake and binge watch Netflix in her free time, and some of her other interests include painting and traveling. She is very excited to work with other STEM students to expand her understanding, and hopefully pursue a STEM based career in the future.

Suhani Khandelwal

Zoey is a sophomore at Los Altos High School who enjoys playing soccer, reading novels, and painting. Some of her interests include learning languages and studying linguistics, biology, and psychology.

Also a Workshop Facilitator!

Zoey Brenner

Danielle is currently a junior at California High School, who is interested in studying psychology and human anatomy. She loves to travel and make different foods and desserts. One day she hopes to live in an innovative tiny home. 

Danielle Lee

content creators

Audrey Boenninghausen

Shelli Lewis

Sophia Shao

social media managers

Trinity Bang

Emily Jeon

Yuting Shi

Connor Song

Connor is a junior at Los Altos High School. In school he likes science and is where he took a photography class, which is what helped pique his interest in video creation and photography. In his free time, he games(duh), takes photos, and creates b-roll videos.

Also works with Content Creators!

Connor Song

Yuting is a senior at Foothill Middle College and is from Los Altos High School. She has been on the dance team and the debate team at LAHS. Outside of school, she loves to cook, bake, and hike. She has taken computer science courses at Foothill College and is excited to pursue STEM in the future. 

Yuting Shi

Emily is a sophomore at Los Altos High School. As a STEMpower volunteer, she aspires to design engaging and diverting pieces of art to further accentuate her passion for the perpetual world beyond biology and medicine . During her free time, she enjoys playing badminton and fencing in addition to mastering the art of music through the viola.

Emily Jeon

Trinity attends Los Altos High School and is a junior. She is a big fan of 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 younger sisters, and going on walks with her family. 

Trinity Bang

outreach team 

Shreya Juneja

Aneesa Mustafa

Shreya Pasupuleti

Emaan Ali

As a sophomore at Cal High, Emaan loves to learn new crafts like embroidery and knitting! A fun fact about Emaan is that she’s had a chocolate cake for every birthday. She’s super excited to be a part of the team and can’t wait to promote STEM skills with STEMpower! 

Emaan Ali

Aneesa is a junior at Dublin High School who loves anything to do with STEM. In her free time she loves to go hiking, travel, watch movies, and dance an Indian/Pakistani folk dance called Bhangra. She’s excited to work with fellow STEM lovers and build a strong team with volunteers!

Aneesa Mustafa

Shreya is a friendly sophomore at California High School. Her hobbies include hiking, learning python, reading fantasy books, drawing, and hanging out with her budgies. After growing up with a dedication for STEM, she now volunteers as an outreach member for STEMpower.

Shreya Pasupuleti

website designers

Bridget Liu

Yash Nasikkar

Yelena Tao

Michael Young

Bridget is a freshman at Los Altos High School who likes all forms of art (whether digital or traditional media). Her favorite subject is art and she has two cats. She is excited to help design websites for STEM!

Bridget Liu

As a senior at Los Altos High School, Yelena loves science, math, and the arts. She is especially passionate about STEM, specifically biology and chemistry. In her free time, she can often be found reading, writing, drawing, watching YouTube, or talking with her friends.

Yelena Tao

Michael is a sophomore attending Los Altos High School. He enjoys learning new things, especially topics related to computer science. When not working on STEMpower’s website, Michael enjoys connecting with friends and family, cooking food, eating said food, watching YouTube, and listening to music.

Michael Young

Yash is a junior at Los Altos High, who enjoys drawing, designing graphics and painting in his free time. Besides painting on paper or canvas, he also likes to personalize his shoes, skate decks and even his computer, along with his twin brother.

Yash Nasikkar

blog writers 

Anand Mehta

Nimisa Panda

Ivan Peteh

Nina Timofeyeva

Kira Sidhu

Navya, a senior at Los Altos High School, is a passionate learner, writer, and journalist. Her interests in STEM lie in questioning how just about everything works and connecting mathematical lessons to real life. When not writing articles, Navya enjoys playing and coaching tennis.

Navya Singhai

Anand is a junior in Los Altos High school who has a passion for writing, communicating, and understanding complex topics. His favorite subject is English, but he equally enjoys history, statistics, and biology. As a Blog Writer, he is excited to market the ideas and values of STEMpower to more people.

Anand Mehta

Nina is a rising junior at Mountain View High School. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, and photography. Her favorite subjects are history and biology, and she loves learning about how everything works  in the world.

Nina Timofeyeva

Ivan is a senior at Mountain View High School. He is eager to give back to his community by writing STEM power articles, to further educate the youth in his community. When he is not writing articles, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, skateboarding, playing basketball, and wrestling.

Ivan Peteh

Kira is a freshman at Cal High who is fascinated by science, psychology, and languages. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, dancing, reading, writing, and playing the violin. She can’t wait to write for STEMpower and help introduce students to the scientific wonders of STEM!

Kira Sidhu

Nimisa is a sophomore at California High School who has a passion for the sciences. Her hobbies include swimming, playing water polo, reading, writing, and coming up with sarcastic comments. She is excited to write for the STEMpower blog, and can’t wait to see what comes next!

Nimisa Panda

workshop facilitators 

Ethan Solomon

Jessica Silver

Harini Muthu

Jessica Rosenberry

Beste Karatas

Lauren Dove

Meghana Balabhadruni

Nicole Andrews

Malhar Raravikar

Jessica is a junior at Mountain View High School. She loves working with kids and has a lot of experience with it, as a gymnastics teacher for young kids. She has always loved science and math, and particularly enjoys biology. She is an all star cheerleader, and in her free time she likes to sing and do embroidery

Jessica Rosenberry

Ethan is a junior at Mountain View High School. He is a black team member in his school’s Science Olympiad team, and loves chemistry, math, and computer science. In addition, he plays the piano and the viola, and likes to learn foreign languages, bake, and draw in his free time.

Ethan Solomon

Jessica is a Sophomore at Los Altos high school. She is very interested in the field of medicine and she has played sports her whole life. She enjoys dancing and baking and she has a pet dog, as well as cats and chickens.

Jessica Silver

Nicole is a junior at Los Altos High School. She enjoys learning about psychology, biology, and computer science and she loves working with children. When she is not in school you can find her baking, dancing, hiking, or traveling the world.

Nicole Andrews

Lauren is a freshman at Los Altos High School and is excited to help teach young students about STEM! She has taken many of the STEM courses and is well equipped to excite and engage kids of any age. In her free time, she enjoys painting, running, and watching Netflix!

Lauren Guh-Siesel

Lauren is a junior at Mountain View High School. Her hobbies include playing softball and basketball, reading, and hiking. Her favorite subjects are biology, chemistry, and math. She is excited to spread her love of science and work with young students through STEMpower.

Lauren Dove

Beste is a sophomore at Los Altos High School who likes to read, bake with her mother, dance, and learn! She really enjoys learning about mathematics, psychology, and biology. She is really excited to get to know and work with young students who also have a passion for or interest in STEM!

Beste Karatas

Malhar is a junior in California High School who loves medical science and biology. In his free time, he plays badminton and he likes to watch movies. He also plays the tabla, which is an indian musical instrument. He is excited to work with STEMpower to help teach students more about STEM courses.

Malhar Raravikar

Meghana is a junior at California High School who loves anything related to biology. In her free time, she likes to make origami models, play the flute, and practice a type of Indian classical dance, Kuchipudi. She looks forward to working with students, through STEMpower, to help them learn more about the vast world of STEM!

Meghana Balabhadruni

Harini is a sophomore at Dougherty Valley High School who is interested in science and engineering. In her free time she loves reading and art. She has experience teaching younger kids about science and is really excited to work with STEMpower to teach many other children.

Harini Muthu