Meet Our 2019 Summer Staff

Our 2019 summer team at Napa STEM Academy is comprised of the most talented group of young adults that Napa Valley has to offer. Megan, Deven and Mackenzie are experienced instructors from last summer and we’re lucky to have them back! Rylie is a Napa native and comes to us on summer break from Reed College in Oregon. Our interns, Jessica (Napa High) and Muskaan (American Canyon High), are rising seniors. We are very impressed with this group and ready for an awesome summer!

 
Megan Alejandrino  - University of California at Davis Class of 2022  Interests: Medicine, Fine Art, Figure Skating, Reading, Glitter  Hello there! My name is Megan! I am one of the summer instructors here and attend UC-Davis this fall, majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with a minor in Fine Art. In my free time, I figure skate in Vacaville, create fine art, and spend time with my family. I love to interact with children and watch them grow through learning!

Megan Alejandrino - University of California at Davis Class of 2022

Interests: Medicine, Fine Art, Figure Skating, Reading, Glitter

Hello there! My name is Megan! I am one of the summer instructors here and attend UC-Davis this fall, majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with a minor in Fine Art. In my free time, I figure skate in Vacaville, create fine art, and spend time with my family. I love to interact with children and watch them grow through learning!

Deven Bose  - University of California Santa Barbara Class of 2023  Interests: Engineering and Robotics, Basketball, Long-Distance Running, Playing Guitar.  I am a recent graduate from Justin-Siena High School  and incoming freshman at UC Santa Barbara who loves teaching and working with kids!  I was a student tutor throughout high school helping students excel in STEM subject areas.  I was also a four-year member of the Justin-Siena PLTW Engineering program and founded the Science Bowl team and Engineering and 3D Modeling Club.  I enjoy playing all sports especially basketball and long distance running and I like to play guitar in my free time.

Deven Bose - University of California Santa Barbara Class of 2023

Interests: Engineering and Robotics, Basketball, Long-Distance Running, Playing Guitar.

I am a recent graduate from Justin-Siena High School and incoming freshman at UC Santa Barbara who loves teaching and working with kids! I was a student tutor throughout high school helping students excel in STEM subject areas. I was also a four-year member of the Justin-Siena PLTW Engineering program and founded the Science Bowl team and Engineering and 3D Modeling Club. I enjoy playing all sports especially basketball and long distance running and I like to play guitar in my free time.

Mackenzie Cole  - New Technology High School Class of 2019  Interests: Dance, Family Time, School  My name is Mackenzie Cole. I recently graduated from New Technology High School, and I absolutely love school. I have three little sisters who mean the world to me. I am very dedicated to my dance competition team, where I dance 20 hours a week. I like photography and psychology. However, I want to be a psychiatrist for children what I am older. I love the life I currently lead, and I cannot wait for my life to come in a decade.

Mackenzie Cole - New Technology High School Class of 2019

Interests: Dance, Family Time, School

My name is Mackenzie Cole. I recently graduated from New Technology High School, and I absolutely love school. I have three little sisters who mean the world to me. I am very dedicated to my dance competition team, where I dance 20 hours a week. I like photography and psychology. However, I want to be a psychiatrist for children what I am older. I love the life I currently lead, and I cannot wait for my life to come in a decade.

 
Jessica Keane  - Napa High School Class of 2020  Interests: Art, Music, Reading, Chemistry  I am a Senior at Napa High.  I love learning and exploring, and I can’t wait to work with the kids and help them expand their learning.  In my free time I play violin for the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, and I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Jessica Keane - Napa High School Class of 2020

Interests: Art, Music, Reading, Chemistry

I am a Senior at Napa High. I love learning and exploring, and I can’t wait to work with the kids and help them expand their learning. In my free time I play violin for the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, and I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Muskaan Sandhu  - American Canyon High School Class of 2020  Interests: Biology, Cooking, Badminton, Reading, Netflix  Hello!  My name is Muskaan Sandhu and I am an upcoming Senior at American Canyon High.   I’m involved in several extracurricular activities on campus, including National Honors Society, UNICEF, and Link Crew.   I love working with children and my main goal is to become a pediatrician.  In my free time, I like to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club as well as the emergency department at Kaiser.  I look forward to having a lot of fun at the summer camps!

Muskaan Sandhu - American Canyon High School Class of 2020

Interests: Biology, Cooking, Badminton, Reading, Netflix

Hello! My name is Muskaan Sandhu and I am an upcoming Senior at American Canyon High. I’m involved in several extracurricular activities on campus, including National Honors Society, UNICEF, and Link Crew. I love working with children and my main goal is to become a pediatrician. In my free time, I like to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club as well as the emergency department at Kaiser. I look forward to having a lot of fun at the summer camps!

Rylie Foster  - Reed College Class of 2023  Interests: Running, Science, Islamic History  Hi.  I’m Rylie Foster.  I am a Napa STEM Summer Instructor and a Reed College student of physics/computer science.  I also enjoy running and peripherally study cognitive science and Islamic history.  I am very excited to work with the Napa STEM staff and to learn and play with the amazing Napa STEM children this summer!

Rylie Foster - Reed College Class of 2023

Interests: Running, Science, Islamic History

Hi. I’m Rylie Foster. I am a Napa STEM Summer Instructor and a Reed College student of physics/computer science. I also enjoy running and peripherally study cognitive science and Islamic history. I am very excited to work with the Napa STEM staff and to learn and play with the amazing Napa STEM children this summer!