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Meet The Team

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Harry Shin

Founder and CEO

Harry Shin founded STEDU Association in 2020 with the hope of promoting quality, accessible STEM education for everyone. Ever since then, he has developed and led projects to further this cause, such as courses, camps, and webinars. Besides STEDU, Harry founded The Global Snapshot (media startup) and interned at Murex (Korea's leading Venture Capital). In the future, he hopes to be greatly involved in the world of start-ups and VCs.

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Sophie Frie
Chief Operation Officer
(COO)

 

Sophia Frie is a 17-year-old high school student majoring in Chemistry/ Biology Imm. from Switzerland. In STEDU Association, she holds the position of Chief Operation Office (COO).

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Simar Ahluwalia
Chief Business Officer
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Simar is a current Freshman at Stony Brook University. She is a biology major and is a student under the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Honors Program. Given her passion for STEM and breaking down barriers in education, Simar joined Stedu Association with a strong passion for our mission and vision. She aspires to be an oncologist and has an interest in biological research and cancer-related studies. In her free time, Simar likes to read, catch up on global news, and  polish her creative writing skills.

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Ryan Hwang
Executive Vice - President

Ryan Hwang is the Executive Vice President of STEDU Association. He joined the team in January 2022, and ever since then, he has facilitated a re-branding effort and expanded STEDU's outreach both internally and externally. He currently a high school senior in the United States, and aspires to study business and political science. You can reach him through his email. (ryan@steduassociation.com)

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Marlene McKinney
Vice - President of Summer Camp/Courses and Stedu Club

Marlene is proud to be in her role at Stedu Association directly working on STEM education content for students across the world. She is a freshman at the Sophie Davis 7-Year Medical Program at CUNY School of Medicine and is passionate about increasing representation in STEM and public health.

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James Zhang
Co - Director for Startup Summer Camp Department

James Zhang is a Junior at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Florida. He is an experienced event coordinator and leader. Driven by his passion to help those around him, he takes pride in providing a wide variety of incredible opportunities and resources to people around the world. As the Director of the Summer Camp and Winter Course Department, his goals include ensuring students receive the best learning experience possible and expanding outreach to under-resourced and underfunded communities.

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Donya Aghdam
HR Director

Donya Aghdam is the Head Secretary and HR Executive at STEDU Association. She joined the team in August 2022, and she manages the human resources and relations. She is currently a junior in high school and aspires to study veterinary medicine. You can reach her through donya@steduassociation.com for any questions or inquiries.

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Zaid Shehryar
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

As an inquisitive high-school senior, Zaid has always been fascinated by the intricacies of the human brain. Studying medicine has allowed him to combine his love of science with the ability to help others. Zaid has received numerous awards for his research on a state and national level. As Director of Marketing and Public Relations, he hopes to inspire and empower the next generation of STEM leaders by demonstrating that their upbringing does not limit their ability to make a difference in the world. 

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Audrey T.
Co - Director of Stedu Club

Audrey is a junior in Indonesia. She has passion in biomedical science, more specifically neuroscience. She is currently the Co Director of STEDU club and looks forward to future activities that will be held at STEDU.

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Sophia Zheng
Stedu Club Team Member

Sophia is a high school junior living in Virginia, United States of America. She enjoys photography and traveling to National parks in her free time. Her other hobbies include writing, reading mystery books, and hanging out with her friends. She has attended both public and private schools, which have formed her passion for socioeconomic issues. She wishes to decrease educational inequities in the public school system. She also wants to improve healthcare access in rural and underserved areas. Her future career path will either take her to public health, with a concentration in mental health, or nutritional studies.

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Dorcas Adetunji
Stedu Web and Platform Team Member

 

Dorcas is an aspiring computer science student. She is passionate about solving problems through minimal, simple design and creating captivating digital experiences.

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Francesca Lim
Graphic Designer

Francesca Lim is a member of the Graphic design team in the Stedu association.  She was born in Korea, and she currently goes to Dwight school Seoul as a student who is passionate about art and design. She is the president of the character design club and is the head of design in the Dwight School Seoul MUN team.

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Eden Hen
Director of Mentorship

Eden is a high school senior in New York with a passion for STEM, hoping to major in electrical engineering. When she's not busy teaching herself computer science or learning other STEM topics, she can usually be found reading, practicing volleyball, or playing with her dog.

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Niraja Joshi
Director of Corporate Partnerships/Sponsorships @ Worldwide Team

Niraja J. is the Director of Corporate Partnerships/Sponsorships for the worldwide team at the STEDU Association.

She is a high school junior from Dubai with a keen interest and passion towards the intersection of STEM + Entrepreneurship.

She has held multiple leadership positions at various non-profit organizations, written research papers and won top competitions across this field.

She hopes to excel by dedicating her work towards fulfilling STEDU's mission.

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Kehinde Oguns
Graphic Designer

This is Korede Oguns. She is a graphic designer at Stedu where she works on outreach and creating materials that everyone can understand. She loves baking, reading, and creating videos with her friends.

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Ezike Christopher
Co - Director @ Stedu Club

Senior Software Engineer with a passion for STEM and Looking to impact on young children globally on the need for Science and Technology in their lives for Future and Beyond

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