Meet Our Team

Ready for STEM volunteers are excited about STEM and aim to inspire more students from Newfoundland & Labrador to pursue life-long STEM learning. Our Squads work collaboratively with Ready for STEM partner organizations to bring their ideas for STEM-related promotion to life.

STUDENT MENTORS

Victoria Pennel
Mount Pearl, NL
Victoria
's reason for joining:
"I'm passionate about science and engineering and excited about sharing knowledge and inspiring kids to explore STEM."
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Victoria
Rebecca Carolan
Logy Bay, NL
Rebecca
's reason for joining:
"I love science and engineering and would like to show school age kids how awesome STEM is."
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Rebecca
Nibras Birama
Hamilton, Ontario
Nibras
's reason for joining:
"To start volunteering and giving back to the community in a way I know how."
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Nibras
Nada Nasr
Cairo, Egypt
Nada
's reason for joining:
"I love engineering and I want to inspire others to join."
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Nada
Maribel Wu
Belize City, Belize
Maribel
's reason for joining:
"I'd like to gain experience volunteering for Ready for STEM."
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Maribel
Kaytlin Cole
Conception Harbor, NL
Kaytlin
's reason for joining:
"The mentors and STEM workshops that were available to me during my own K-12 schooling lead me to choose engineering and I wish to pass along this passion by being that mentor for the youth involved in this organization."
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Kaytlin
Jon Stone
Clarenville, NL
Jon
's reason for joining:
"I love STEM and introducing kids to new scientific topics and experiments and want to inspire others to get involved in STEM and find what interests them."
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Jon
Clara Phillips
St. John's, NL
Clara
's reason for joining:
"I love science and math, working/teaching kids, and want to encourage kids to do STEM!"
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Clara
Andrew Greenham
Comfort Cove-Newstead, NL
Andrew
's reason for joining:
"A reason I started engineering was because of an engineering student who told me about the program and showed me about its potential opportunities."
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Andrew
Abygail Pike
Mount Pearl, NL
Abygail
's reason for joining:
"I was interested in engineering at a very young age but there wasn't any support or information available regarding STEM programs so I'm excited to be a part of an organization working to reach that goal."
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Abygail

Program Coordinators

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I was really lucky to grow up in a family of STEM professionals and people who supported me entering a STEM field, but I know not all people are so lucky. I wanted to find a way that we could inspire and engage K-12 students to get excited about STEM."

Anna Gosine

Mechanical Engineering

From St. John’s, NL

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"While working in Texas, I saw the amazing work that Ericsson is doing with the Girls Scouts of America to promote STEM. This made me determined to bring this same excitement to the kids here, at home."

John Ennis

Mechanical Engineering

From Boston, USA

Software Developers

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I love teaching and I liked the mission statement where I can help others gain interest in technology as that is my passion as well."

Zubair Mohamed (Squad Lead)

Computer Science

From Calgary, AB

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"Get experience with software development before graduating."

Robin White

Biology & Computer Science

From Cornerbrook, NL


Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"Because it is a great opportunity to gain volunteering experience while doing something I love and while giving something helpful to the society."

Suren Margaryan

Computer Science

From Armenia, Yerevan

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I want to have a positive impact in my community with what I like, which is computer science."

Munyaradzi Siyawamwaya

Computer Science

From Hurure, Zimbabwe

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"Improve my skill set as well as contribute to the community."

Thaer Shakhshir

Computer Science

From St. John’s, NL



Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I love computing and programming."

Albari Islam

Computer Science

From Dhaka, Bangkadesh

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"C'mon, it had mathematics in it!."

Samad

Pure Mathematics and Computer Science

From Hyderabad, India

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I love volunteering and interested in programming, which made me join Ready for STEM."

Jay Patel

Computer Science and Minor in Mathematics

From Mombasa, Kenya

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

Mani A.

Computer Science

From India


Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"It gives me a chance to give back to society and learn about new things and meet more people."

Conquest Paul-Ehaghi

Engineering

From Nigeria


Community Leaders

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"Get to work with friends and bring about real change in lives."

Amaan Merchant

Business and Economics

From Hyderabad, India

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I'm excited to join to directly interact with non-profits trying to inspire more youth to pursue STEM in their careers."

Courtney Harnum (Primary Squad Lead)

Electrical Engineering

St. John's, NL

Reasons why I was excited to join Ready for STEM:

"Opportunity to encourage others to try and experience programs in the science and engineering fields and to get involved with the community"

Kelsey Smith

Engineering

Conception Bay South, NL

Reasons why I was excited to join Ready for STEM:

I saw how prevalent STEM was on the Internet and realized how fascinating of a field it is to work in.

Shoumik Mugdho (Shay)

Physics and Computer Science

Bogra, Bangladesh

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I was very excited to see that there was a STEM group at MUN because I was part of, and then lead, my highschool STEM team."

Uditanshu (Udit) Kanda (Secondary Squad Lead)

Engineering

New Delhi, India

Student Mentors

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I was interested in engineering at a very young age but there wasn't any support or information available regarding STEM programs so I'm excited to be a part of an organization working to reach that goal."

Abygail Pike

Engineering

Mount Pearl, NL

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"The reason I started engineering was because of an engineering student who told me about the program and showed be about the potential opportunities."

Andrew Greenham

Masters of Engineering, ONAE

Comfort Cove-Newstead, NL

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"Working/teaching kids, love science and math, want to encourage kids to pursue STEM fields"

Clara Phillips

Electrical Engineering

St. John's, NL

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"Love STEM and introducing kids to new scientific topics and experiments. Also want to inspire others to get involved in STEM and find what interests them."

Jonathan Stone (Squad Lead)

Masters of Engineering, ONAE

Clarenville, NL

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I hope as a student mentor for Ready for STEM I can inspire the next generation to be interested in STEM. The mentors and STEM workshops that were available to me during my own K-12 schooling lead me to choose engineering and I wish to pass along this passion by being that mentor for the youth involved in this organization."

Kaytlin Cole

Civil Engineering

Conception Harbor, NL

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

Maribel Wu

Process Engineering

Belize City, Belize




Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I love engineering and I want to inspire others to join."

Nada Nasr

Mechanical Engineering

Cairo, Egypt

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"To start volunteering and giving back to the community in a way I know how."

Nibras Birame

Engineering

Hamilton, Ontario

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I love science and engineering and would like to show school age kids how awesome STEM is."

Rebecca Carolan

Engineering One

Logy Bay

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"Passionate about science and engineering. Excited about sharing knowledge and inspiring kids to explore STEM."

Vitcoria Pennel

Ocean Naval Engineering

Mount Pearl, NL

Media Directors

Reasons why I was excited to join ready for STEM:

"I love science and engineering and would like to show school age kids how awesome STEM is."

Rebecca Carolan (Squad Lead)

Engineering

Lagos, Nigeria