Student Program Staff

Student Program Staff

The Center for STEM Education is always looking for work study students to help in the office and at field trips. 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:

Summer 2022 Work Studies

Zandria Hughes

Zandria Hughes : REU Coordinator

REU Coordinator

Ransom Horne

Ransom Horne : REU Coordinator

REU Coordinator

Franklin Ollivierre III

Franklin Ollivierre III : YSP Coordinator

YSP Coordinator

Franklin is a Civil Engineering major (2026) at Northeastern University. He became involved with the Center for STEM Education following his participation in the Young Scholars Program at Northeastern. During the program, Franklin worked with Dr. Michael Kane in the ABLE Lab, where he optimized multiple battery chemistries to meet the renewable energy demands of remote islands. He then became a Young Scholars Program coordinator in the summers of 2021 and 2022. Franklin was also an UPLIFT scholar and worked with Dr. Jim Chen to explore his unique models for measuring ocean erosion during his first semester. Franklin has always been passionate about the world of transportation and is involved in Club Running, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and Black Engineering Student Society (BESS) at Northeastern. Outside of the classroom, Franklin enjoys the outdoors, listening to music, and nature photography.

Katherine Aristizabal Norena

Katherine Aristizabal Norena : YSP Coordinator

YSP Coordinator

Salima Amiji

Salima Amiji : Student Program Staff

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 coordinated the Young Scholars Program in both the Summer of 2019 and 2020. She is currently co-coordinating the Pathways to Science and Engineering Program in Fall 2020. Outside of school, Salima‘s hobbies include running, volunteering in her local community, and traveling to various countries.

K-12 Student Engagement (2021-2022)

Number of students directly interacted with with program efforts in AY 2021-22 (Sept ’21 – July ’22):


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