Meet the Team
What we do
Who we are
Ripal Nathuji, PhD
Founder and President
Katherine Lippa, PhD
Curriculum Developer & Junior ILP Facilitator
Junior ILP Coordinator
Story Teller & Innovation Coach
Knows a little in many areas, dabbled a little in many fields. Yuan’s experience spans from his service in the Marines, to obtaining Aerospace Engineering degree from University of Texas, to a brief involvement with a startup. His experience took him across the globe, he has set foot on Germany, Middle East, India, and China. Obsessed with evolution and psychology, Yuan is passionate about teaching computer programming, helping students navigate their thoughts, and recording and telling the story of STEMed Labs.
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Yoliem S. Miranda Alarcón
Yoliem received her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in New York, where she majored in chemistry. As an undergraduate student, she worked in various research projects including synthetic organic chemistry and tissue engineering. Yoliem is currently pursuing her PhD in biomedical engineering at Rutgers University- New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a student researcher in the area of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics at GlaxoSmithKline in Collegeville, PA. Other research areas Yoliem has explored include developmental biology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY and Photochemistry/Biochemistry in SUNY-University at Albany, NY.
Deepika Sangam, PhD
Deepika is both a STEM professional and education researcher. She received her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University where her dissertation work focused on analyzing undergraduate education in electrical engineering.