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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. 

Aarushi Chopra

Program instructor

Aarushi is high school junior at Chelmsford High School and she 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

PROGRAM instructor, SEMESTER IN THE CITY

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; FOunding PResident & CEO

Olu Ibrahim is the Founder as well as the Founding President & 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

Matin Jaffari

Data ANALYST, AMERICORPS VISTA

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

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.

Hailena Lim

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Charles Khith

Program instructor

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John Khith

Program instructor

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Marhsa 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.

Ariel Morel

Chief of Staff

Ariel Morel is a highly experienced Chief of Staff at Kids in Tech, bringing over 20 years of expertise in administration and operations. Throughout his career, Ariel has held various leadership positions in state and tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions. With a strong
background in supporting C-suite executives, Ariel has been a trusted advisor for over a decade, providing strategic guidance and overseeing key initiatives.

Ariel’s passion for education and commitment to fostering success for students of all ages is evident in his extensive experience. He has served diverse populations, ranging from K-12 tribal and K-8 charter schools to managing a Center for Student Success and Services, which supported over 2,000 students across different age groups. Ariel firmly believes in providing equal access to education and equipping students with the necessary resources to thrive academically.

Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Innovation (Ed.D.) at National University, Ariel has already achieved academic excellence with a Masters in Business Administration, earning distinction from the same institution. He also holds a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and a Bachelors  of Arts in History and Political Science, along with a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Florida.

 

Ariel’s commitment to professional development is evident through his certifications in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida. These certifications further enhance his ability to drive operational efficiency and cultivate inclusive work environments.

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

Charles Prince, Ed.D

SENIOR ADVISOR TO CEO

A seasoned education professional whose most recent roles at Virginia Union University include Associate Vice President & Chief Operating Manager and Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management. Prior to those roles, he was the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the University of East London. Charles brings strong operations experience. Additionally, he was the site manager for Jumpstart for Young Children out of Howard University. In that position he also recruited, trained, and managed volunteers.

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.

Emilie Rom

Program Instructor | SPECIAL PROJECTS

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

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. 
 

Lydia Yang

PROGRAM instructor | Special PROJECTS

Lydia Yang 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. She is majoring in criminal justice and hopes to pursue a career as a lawyer. Lydia aspires to bring a fun and positive atmosphere to students.  She also hopes to empower students’ passion and creativity! 
 
Outside of Kids in Tech, Lydia loves spending time with family and friends or watching her favorite TV shows. She enjoys dressing up in fun clothes, and loves Taylor Swift. 

Nathan Yee

PROGRAM InSTRUCTOR

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.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Ryan Callahan

BOARD MEMBER

EVP at Blue Star Families

Gregory Bloomfield

Board MEMBER

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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