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Kids In Tech Team

Kids In Tech  Team Members

Amanda Beloin

Program instructor

Amanda Beloin is a junior at Chelmsford High School, and she is in the innovation pathway for IT and Engineering all while also being the Head of Costumes in her school’s theater guild. Amanda loves all things STEM and is excited to be able to share that while teaching students. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, drawing and 3D modeling. 

Kristen S. Cervantes

Interim Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Kristen S. Cervantes is the interim COO of Kids in Tech. While her superpower is coaching and developing leaders to achieve results across a variety of metrics she has significant experience solving problems related to codification of systems and resources, change management, and miscellaneous transaction and transformational talent challenges. Before starting her own consulting work she was most recently the Vice President of Learning and People Operations at District Management Group. Prior to District Management Group, Kristen was with Teach For America for over a decade and her final role was the Senior Managing Director of the National Specialist Team. Kristen lives on the South shore of Massachusetts with her husband and three children.

Aarushi Chopra

Program instructor

Aarushi ( she/they)  is high school junior at Chelmsford High School and she is apart of their Business and Finance Innovation Pathways Program.  They participate in many clubs like CHSTv, Color-guard, Melting Pot, Key Club, Student Council, LIME, and Culture Council. Outside of school, they like to hang out with their friends and family  or  go  horseback riding.

Gemma Friedman


Gemma Friedman is currently a fellow at Kids in Tech, where she will be working through College for Social Innovation this semester. She is a sophomore at the University of Vermont, studying Environmental Studies with minors in Green Building, Community Design, and Ecological Economics. Gemma is thrilled to be part of the team that will help shape the next generation of STEM leaders. In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors and discovering new places in the city of Boston.

Jessica Grant-Ezeronye

PROGRAM instructor

Jessica Grant-Ezeronye is an Instructor at Kids in Tech. She is currently in her sophomore year at the University of Massachusetts-Boston majoring in Biology and minoring in Sociology. She was raised in Nigeria and recently moved to Boston for her education and to be exposed to more opportunities. She is passionate about STEM and hopes to earn a medical degree and become a pediatrician. She worked as a teaching assistant for three years while in high school, and is excited to be working with the children in the Boston area. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, getting a caramel latte from Starbucks, and spending time with friends and family.

Kaliyana Heng

Program instructor

Kaliyana Heng is a junior at Lowell High School, who enjoys the journey of learning a variety of new things such as playing music to writing about the wonders of the world. Also known as Kay, wants to help improve children educational futures as well as ensure their well-being at home with hopes of working for Department of Children and Families (DCF) in her future.  Kay is very adaptive and open minded to new people and experiences. 

Nyah Huntley

Commonwealth Corps Intern| Program instructor

Nyah Huntley is a Commonwealth Corps Tech Club Instructor for Kids in Tech. She recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s in Clinical Neuroscience and a Bachelor’s in Public Health, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Medical Science at Boston University. Nyah enjoys collaborating with community leaders and youth to continue growth facilitated by programs like Kids in Tech, which serve to empower and encourage interest in STEM. In her free time she enjoys watching movies and reading

Olu Ibrahim

Founder; PResident & CEO

Olu Ibrahim is the Founder as well as the Presient & CEO of Kids in Tech. Her professional interests focus on workforce development; K-12 and postsecondary education; technology and innovation; public policy; and business management. Olu Ibrahim received her Bachelors of Arts in Government and International Relations from Clark University and her Master in Education from Lesley University with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and Leadership. 


Safwan Ibraheem

PRoGRAM Instructor

I am at my junior year at Lowell High School.  I was mostly raised in Nigeria . I also  plan on studying Computer Science in University  as well as obtaining my Masters degree  in Software Engineering.  I am nice, reliable, hard working and positive I take pride in whatever I do and do it well.

Matin Jaffari


Matin Jaffari is the Data Analyst and Manager at Kids in Tech;  He obtained his Master’s in Public Health from Umass Lowell, concentrating on Social and Health Behavioral Sciences. In Mat’s free time, you will find him either spending time with family and friends or planning his next big trip somewhere around the world.  Matin has been awarded the presidential award for completing more than 1,000 hours of community service throughout his college years.   His future goal is to continue to pursue a higher education in the healthcare field so he can serve communities that do not have access and/or knowledge to educational resources that can improve their overall quality of life.

Jayla Josey

Program Instructor| Special Projects

Jayla Josey is currently a full-time student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell double majoring in psychology and French. She has a passion for teaching, and hopes to give back to her community by working with Kids in Tech to inspire the next generation. Outside of Kids in Tech, she is the president of her sorority, Alpha Omega, and she enjoys playing and writing music in her free time. She hopes that one day she’ll be able to start her own private practice as a licensed therapist.

Artie Kopellas

Media and Communications, AmeriCorps Vista

Artie Kopellas (they/them) is a media and communications Americorp Vista. Before starting their year of service they recently graduated from Bridgewater State University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Social Welfare. In their free time Artie is practicing their photography skill and working on advocacy projects for the unhoused and the LGBTQ+ Community.

Marsha Marcelin

Program instructor |Special PROJECTS

Marsha is a Program Instructor and Special Projects Coordinator for Kids in Tech. She is currently a full-time college student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Marsha is determined to provide a positive and engaging environment while teaching students about STEM related curriculum and activities. She hopes to learn and take away a lot from her service here at Kids in Tech, as it is her first time working with a nonprofit organization. She also has two energetic and loving parakeets, named Plucky and Duffy.

Jenn Nguyen

Program instructor

Jenn Nguyen is a Program Instructor for Kids in Tech. She was born and raised in Lowell, MA. Jennifer, also known as Jenn, has a love for science and hopes to pursue a career in it, specifically in Biomedical Engineering. She hopes to integrate her love and passion for this subject into the classroom and create a welcoming ambiance for students.

Outside of Kids in Tech, she loves to spend her time baking or spending time with friends and family. Her favorite thing to bake is cheesecake and she has a 2-year-old Australian Shepherd

Aviana Raye

Program Intern

Aviana Raye is a program intern for Kids In Tech. She is a junior  at Greater Lowell Technical High School and is in the Health Assisting/Pre Nursing shop. She loves helping others and aspires to become a pediatric nurse. She hopes to gain a positive experience to help her get a head start on continuing to work with kids in the nursing field. .Outside of school, Aviana loves to hangout with her closest friends and spend time with family.

Narunroth Saenath

Program Instructor

Narunroth Saenath is a Program Instructor at Kids in Tech. She is a senior at Lowell High School. After graduation,  she plans on going to college in NYC to major in education. She aspires to become an Elementary school teacher. At Lowell High School, she is a member of the Educators Rising Club. Narunroth, also known as Tae, enjoys teaching kids. She hopes to gain experiencing by working with kids here at Kids in Tech.

Outside of Kids in Tech, she loves to play video games, sleep, eat, and spend time with her family and friends.

Mia Shepherd

Program Manager

Mia Shepherd is a Texas Native that previously worked as a Business & Grants Manager for a nonprofit organization, Equity Initiative consultant for a philanthropic foundation, engineering data proctor for Google, Center for Peace through Culture ambassador, and multiple positions serving her community and most importantly youth. In her former position with the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office, she worked as director of the DA’s Youth Advisory Board and co-director of Berkshire Central County’s Youth Advisory Board which comprised youth grades 9th – 12th. Her passion for working with youth has afforded her the opportunities to interconnect various ways for youth to engage in their communities. Her experience also includes creating informative social media campaigns for youth internet safety and working diligently to connect youth and their families to community resources that provided mental health services, substance use disorder services, cultural art, and many  more growth opportunities and activities. Her efforts and dedication to her community lead her to being honored in Berkshire Magazine’s Berkshire 25 class of 2022 which recognizes the community work of stakeholders throughout Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Pranav Yadati

PROGRAM Instructor | Special PROJECTS

Pranav recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Neuroscience and is currently working towards a Master’s in medical sciences at Boston University. After graduating, he worked as a teaching assistant for 9th and 10th grade math classes and loved building strong bonds with my students. He then worked as a clinical research coordinator at Boston Medical Center where I focused on projects related to kidney health. The best part of my job was interacting with patients and hearing their life stories. These experiences have helped me explore my passion for increasing access to quality and equitable healthcare and education. In my free time, he enjoys playing basketball, learning guitar, and spending time with friends. 

Nathan Yee


Nathan, a high school senior, participates in his school’s robotics team, Amnesty International, DECA, and Model UN clubs—and he is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Yee has been on his school’s high honor roll every term since his freshman year.


Ryan Callahan


EVP at Blue Star Families

Gregory Bloomfield


Accounting Consultant, Engagement Director, CLA

Jason Shapiro

Board Member

General Manager, Category Management at Wayfair

Olu Ibrahim

Board Member

Founder; Founding President & CEO

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