Our Team

Who are you, and what is your role in BoSTEM?  
A consummate and unapologetic nerd, I am the Director of the BoSTEM initiative, and a mad scientist when it comes to closing the STEM equity gap for our students.  

What interests you most about STEM? 
At the moment, I am most interested in space, and our collective attempts to reach for the stars.  

What are your STEM-related hobbies? 
My STEM hobbies include podcasting, playing video games, writing science fiction, and cooking up a storm of deliciousness. 

What STEM media would you recommend?
To get your STEM fix, I recommend reading Scott Kelly’s autobiography Endurance and watching ANYTHING narrated by David Attenborough (e.g. Planet Earth, Blue Planet). 

 

Who are you, and what is your role in BoSTEM?  
Born and raised in the city of Boston, I work as the Coordinator on the BoSTEM team supporting logistics and curating opportunities for corporate partners to support student learning within the STEM fields.

What interests you most about STEM? 
The relevance of STEM knowledge is so diverse and covers a wide array of interests both centered in specific industries as well as hybrid industries that combine two or more fields.  

What are your STEM-related hobbies? 
I am a huge fan of cooking and food justice. I often exercise my STEM skills with kitchen and plant science, like measurements, and herb gardening. Video games are another fun STEM hobby of mine as well. I am most interested in innovative solutions that are born out of STEM problem-solving.  

What STEM media would you recommend?
I would highly recommend monthly STEM subscription boxes, like Kiwi Co. I would also recommend platforms like PBS Kids, and National Geographic Kids as resources for continued exploration. 

Who are you, and what is your role in BoSTEM? 
I’m Hannah, an AmeriCorps Maker Fellows with BoSTEM. I work on our website, STEM lessons and programming, events, policy, and more! 

What interests you most about STEM? 
I will always have a soft spot for geology, but I love how STEM can be connected to almost any concept or community so that it is relevant to everyone. To me, the most interesting projects and lessons always connect real-world problems and situations to STEM themes. 

What are your STEM-related hobbies? 
I love cooking, especially fermentation, which feels like an at-home science experiment to me. Ask me about my sourdough, kombucha, or hot sauce! I also love getting outside and hiking or biking, especially to a geologically interesting area! 

What STEM media would you recommend? 
There are so many excellent nature documentaries, like Blue Planet, Planet Earth, and Concepts of the Cosmos, but for some smaller “bites” of STEM throughout the day, I like to follow STEM accounts on Instagram. National Geographic, NASA, and almost all the United States’ national parks have accounts with great photos and informative captions. 

 

Who are you, and what is your role in BoSTEM?  
My name is Will Lindau and I am a Maker Fellow AmeriCorps Vista serving with BoSTEM for FY 2021 2022. My role in BoSTEM is to connect students to maker-centered learning opportunities, create social media content, and to collaborate with local partner organizations.   

What interests you most about STEM? 
I am most interested in wildlife and ecology.  

What are your STEM-related hobbies? 
I love to go for long hikes in the mountains and try to spot wildlife along the way. If I see a cool frog, I will definitely stop and stare for way too long. I also enjoy cooking innovative meals, especially those that use meat alternatives. 

What STEM media would you recommend? 
I recommend the book “Mama’s Last Hug,” by Frans de Waal, for a look into just how similar human and animal emotions are. I also recommend the YouTube channel “Big Think” for insightful conversations about the connections between science and social issues. Lastly, I recommend the podcast “Stuff You Should Know” for deep dives into random STEM (and other) topics. 

Who are you, and what is your role in BoSTEM?  
The name’s Joshua Lux, a cool guy and passionate editor interning for BoSTEM for the year. I am a half mix between Japanese and Italian and was raised in Woburn. My role in BoSTEM is being cool and editing videos for social media. 

What interests you most about STEM? 
There is just so much about STEM that explains so many things through raw data and facts. I just imagine that there is so much stuff we do not know yet that STEM will answer for us in the future. 

What are your STEM-related hobbies? 
I love playing video games (maybe a little too much), Exploring technology and Cryptocurrencies, and daily long talks with my scientist dad (Seriously he doesn’t stop sometimes). 

What STEM media would you recommend? 
If you’re a video gaming nerd like me (that’s cool… obviously…) I’d recommend “The Game Theorists”, which combines education and video games together in a very entertaining way. Here is one of my personal favorites from “The Game Theorists “. That video explains how we are the characters we choose in games likes super smash bros through data and science. I also like “Kurzgesagt – In a nutshell”. They combine beautiful animation and science to create amazing videos. Here is a video I like by Kurzgesagt about how Ants have warred every day. Don’t fall into the pit of endless entertaining videos, though!