Student Program Staff

Student Program Staff

The Center for STEM Education is looking for work study students for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters. Work study students will help organize events (STEM Field Trips, Building Bridges, Engineering Expo, Science Fair, etc.) we host and if available, help at these events. A variety of other assignments/tasks are possible, such as website updates, help with writing proposals, clean-up/reset activities from field trips, designing new activities, etc.

If you are interested and available, please apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F19STEM_WS


Fall 2019 Work Studies

Salima Amiji : Student Program Staff

Salima Amiji

Student Program Staff

Salima is a Pharmacy major (2025) at Northeastern University. She became involved with the Center for STEM following her participation in the Young Scholars Program, a six week high school research program. During the program, Salima worked in Professor Ambika Bajpayee‘s lab, focusing on drug delivery to avascular tissue. During high school, Salima performed research regarding drug delivery for the science fair where she was fortunate to move onto regional and state levels. Salima is co-coordinating the Young Scholars Program this summer (2019). Outside of school, Salima‘s hobbies include running, volunteering in her local community, and traveling to various countries.


Chris De Oliveira : Student Program Staff

Chris De Oliveira

Student Program Staff

Chris is a Civil Engineering student (2022) at Northeastern University. He has always been interested in the STEM fields and is involved in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Institute of Transportation Engineers student chapter (ITE). He is currently working at the Center for STEM education helping with office tasks and is also an S-Power student. Outside of academics, Chris enjoys basketball, snowboarding, and watching sports.


Sakura Gandolfo : Student Program Staff

Sakura Gandolfo

Student Program Staff

Sakura is a Pharmacy major (2023) at Northeastern University. She became involved with the Center for STEM following her participation in the Young Scholars Program, a six week high school research program. During the program, Sakura worked in Professor Carol Livermore's lab, focusing on origami-enabled liver tissue engineering, and she was given the opportunity to present her research at a science conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Sakura has also worked as a counselor for various summer STEM programs hosted by the Center for STEM and oversaw middle school and high school students. Outside of school, Sakura enjoys figure skating, hiking, and collecting watches.


Natasha Zaarour : Student Program Staff

Natasha Zaarour

Student Program Staff

Natasha is a Biology student (2023) on a Pre-Medical track. Biology has always been her favorite subject because of the opportunity it provides to understand the meaning of life. She found a passion for STEM while participating in her high school's science fair and math team. Natasha tutored middle school students in areas such as science and mathematics, and loves working with kids. At the Center for STEM Education, she will be helping with office work and assisting in weekly field trips. Outside of the classroom, Natasha enjoys volunteering, swimming, and traveling.


Brittany Fung : Student Program Staff

Brittany Fung

Student Program Staff

Brittany is a physical therapy student (2021), pursuing a minor in computer science. She has been interested in STEM since she enrolled in a pre-engineering high school. Now she enjoys being able to continue to be involved with technology and engineering even though she chose not to major in either of those particular fields.

Brittany is involved with preparing for and helping out during field trips as well as doing research about new activities that the Center could implement. Outside of the Center, she enjoys programming (but at a very basic level right now) and doing anything involving crafting and creativity. She is especially excited about the emerging concept of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).


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