STEM Ambassadors / SWEnext
Our STEM Ambassadors /SWEnexters are students from our programs who connect with industry mentors, learn new technologies, and teach younger students joining our programs. Please check out our “Programs” page for more info to join this program. In the summer of 2020, as COVID-19 raged across the world, these young students held more than 40 coding events for kids in Arizona.
2020 Education Empowers Inc STEM Ambassadors & SWEnexters
STEM Ambassadors & Youth Mentors -(College Students)
Veronica graduated from Xavier College Prep high school, Phoenix. She has been a youth mentor for our FLL robotics team based at Scottsdale Boys & Girls clubs for the past 3 years, leading the team to State two years in a row!. She is currently enrolled in Southern Methodist University and majoring in computer science.
Monique has been on our Change Makers Makeathons and Hacathon programs for many years. Monique is currently enrolled in University of Arizona for Biomedical Engineering and supports our STEM out reach events.
Alejandra has been a youth mentor for our FLL robotics team based at the North Tempe Boys & Girls club in Tempe, for past 3 years. The rookie FLL team qualified for State this year! Alex is currently pursuing Forensic Sciences at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix.
Josh is passionate about STEM and robotics. He is an alumnus of our robotics programs (FLL, FTC) as well as Change Maker Makeathons & Hackathons. Josh has led his teams to win several awards. He is currently enrolled at Arizona State University, majoring in Computer Science and supports our outreach events.
Joyce is a Computer Science major in India and is currently working on her teaching degree. She loves coding, STEM and passionately teaches our robotics curriculum to children in South India.
Katherine graduated from Xavier College Prep high school, Phoenix. She has been a youth mentor for our FLL robotics team based at Scottsdale Boys & Girls clubs for the past 3 years, leading the team to State two years in a row!. She is currently enrolled in Southern Methodist University and majoring in Finance & Computer Science.
Mercy is a literature student in India and passionately supports web design and maintence for our nonprofit.
For past two years, Akshara has been a youth mentor for our Phoenix & Scottsdale based boys & girls clubs robotics teams, helping qualify their teams for state level. She is passionate about caring for wild life and creating apps to protect the. Akshara is currently enrolled in ASU majoring in Biology programs.
Elaina is the cofounder of Education Empowers Inc, our nonprofit. She loves technology and teaches robotics to Girls Scouts and our "Train the Trainer" program for new volunteers joining our team. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University, majoring in Electrical Engineering.
STEM Ambassadors & Youth Mentors
(High School & Middle School Students)
Nicole has been on our STEM-Robotics programs as well as the Change Maker programs for many years. Nicole is currently a high school student in Arizona and supports our STEM out reach events, mentors FLL programs at various Boys & Girls clubs, plans to lead virtual coding programs and organizing thank-you cards for frontline workers during COVID-19.
Brooke has been in FLL robotics program for last 4 years, and is passionate about LEGO robotics and coding. Her STEM story has been featured in local newspapers (Inthezona). Brooke also volunteers with Education Empowers, at our STEM outreach events, afterschool robtoics programs at local Boys and Girls Clubs and plans to lead our virtual coding programs this year.
Camryn recently began to spark an interest for STEM and robotics in her high school years. She is currently a high school senior attending Paradise Honors High School. Participating in the STEM robotics and coding program as a youth mentor with Education Empowers (nonprofit) and the Boys and Girls Clubs, as well as other STEM programs she is passionate about!
Saba has been in FLL team for last 4 years, participating from Animal Allies to City Shapers. Saba likes working with a team to build and design a robot as well as programming missions and keeping the team spirit. Saba also volunteers with Education Empowers, at different STEM events, train the trainer sessions, and the Boys and Girls Club.
Aryan has been a youth mentor for our FLL robotics team based at Chandler YMCA, leading the team to State two years in a row! Aryan is also a team lead for our Maker clubs and for Change Maker Makeathons. Aryan brings in his passion for computers and generously teachers new team members and younger students. He spends more than 60 hours per year, volunteering with us.
Connor has been in our FLL robotics team for the past 4 years. His team has won several regional level awards and qualified for state. Connor loves to build innovative robots designs as well as programming robot missions. Connor also volunteers with our nonprofit, and has been a youth mentor for Mesa Grantwood boys & girls club robotics teams in Mesa Arizona. He has mentored more than 100 kids in Mesa neighbourhood.
Diya is a rising junior at Basis Ahwatukee and has been participating in Robotics programs as well as Change Maker Programs.She has been a youth mentor for FLL programs at different boys and girls clubs and plans to lead virtual coding sessions this summer.She is excited to take part in more outreach activities and competitions this year.
Catherine is currently a junior at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix. She loves to volunteer for different programs that educate young kids and teens in the field of STEM. She started an Engineering Project in Community Service, with 5 other girls from her school, that helped to provide masks to those on the Navajo Reservation. Catherine has enjoyed teaching coding for Education Empowers students this summer and hopes to continue teaching this fall. Education Empowers Inc. has taught her a lot about leadership skills, and how to help educate others to be the very best at what they do. . She is hoping to enter the STEM/Engineering field in the future.
Adeline G is a junior at Xavier College Preparatory. As a youth mentor for Education Empowers, she enjoys coding and helping others find and investigate their interests in STEM.
Sabrina L is currently a junior at Xavier College Preparatory and hopes to major in computer science in the future. She is part of several STEM related clubs inside and outside of school including Education Leadership Analytics.
She is a youth mentor at Education Empowers (nonprofit), teaching coding for new students this summer, meeting industry mentors and as well as developing leadership and team skills.
Sahil is a high school student at Sunset High School. He has a passion for computer science and biology. He has also participated in FLL for 3 years. He likes volunteering and learning/exploring in the field of STEM.
Reid Warren is in 7th grade attending ASPIRE Academy.
Reid has participated in Fll for 3 years and has started mentoring virtual robotics over the summer.
He loves to tinker with Rubik's cubes and with electronics parts.
Rhea S has started her STEM journey with LEGO robotics. She is a STEM mentor for boys and girls clubs. She also participates in several STEM programs in Phoenix. She is the president of the STEM club at BASIS Ahwatukee. Rhea is currently a highschool student at BASIS Ahwatukee.
Ethan A is in 9th grader at Hamilton school. He has been in FLL team for last 4 years, participating from Animal Allies to City Shapers. Ethan mentors Chandler Boys & Girls robotics team and helped their team win 'breakthrough award'. He also teaches drones and robotics to community students.
Audrey W. is a junior at Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler, AZ. She is a volunteer filmmaker for Education Empowers. She documents and showcases Education Empowers events, and promotes their mission through creating short promotional films. She is also very involved in dance and theatre, and plans to major in film in college. Audrey believes in the power of storytelling as a positive force for change, and uses her filmmaking to help others tell their stories.
Mahima is in 10th grade. Currently, she lives in Tokyo, Japan, and attends an international school.
She was part of the 2016 award winning Queen Bees FLL team.
Her favorite thing about robotics and stem include meeting new people who share the same interest.
During her free time, she likes playing tennis and building cool things.
When she grows up, she wants to become an architect
Raveena is currently a junior at Hamilton High School. She loves volunteering in the STEM field and has taken STEM and coding classes. She has greatly enjoyed being a volunteer for Education Empowers and helping younger kids gain interest and experience in the STEM field. She is planning on continuing into computer science in the future.
Harper is a 8th grader at San Tan Jr high. She has been involved in robotics for about four years now and loves to code. In her free time she like to play golf, hang out with my sisters, build Legos, hang out with my dogs, and bake. Her favorite part about robotics is getting to spend time with her friends while working together to make a robot. Robotics is something she really loves and she hopes to carry on someday as an engineer or teacher or a professor.