CEEO Seniors Q&A for 2019 Graduating Seniors

May 20, 2019 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Orian Sneor, Caroline Passalacqua, Shannon Geary, Alex Klein, Tommy George, Jared Sawyer

Orian Sneor, Caroline Passalacqua, Shannon Geary, Alex Klein, Tommy George, Jared Sawyer

This spring, we graduated 10 amazing STOMP seniors. These students have been working with the CEEO since they were freshman and sophomores, and it has been incredibly rewarding to watch them grow into great STOMP teachers and leaders. Their hard work and dedication to STOMP has helped provide countless engineering experiences for young students in the local area. We also say goodbye to senior, Lily Hayes, who was instrumental in the CEEO day-to-day operations team. While we are sad to see them go, we can’t wait to see what they do next! Take a look at the below STOMPer profiles to learn more about these seniors and their future plans!

Kevin Dunn
Computer Science, Child Study and Human Development

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 3
Favorite part about working for CEEO: Working with people who are excited about the content they are teaching and about making learning a fun, positive experience for kids
What’s next after graduation?: I hope to teach computer science in a secondary school

Elise Gan
Biochemistry

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 2
Favorite part about working for CEEO: Seeing how excited the kids are every time we come in!
What’s next after graduation?: I’m working as a medical scribe for a year and applying for medical school.

Shannon Rose Geary
Biochemistry

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 3
Favorite part about working for CEEO: I love being able to surround myself with popsicle sticks, playdough, stuffed weiner dogs, and people excited to learn about STEM! I also really like collecting weird stories about kids – one time a student proposed we push all the trash in the world out into the ocean and make it an island (which I think kind of exists already).
What’s next after graduation?: I am working at a women’s shelter in Boston, developing science literacy videos, and doing research into the AIDS crisis in Britain. Hopefully something medical or health related lies in my future!

Annie Geheran
Electrical Engineering

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 4 years
Favorite part about working for CEEO: Walking into the STOMP closet for the first time ever freshman year and not knowing where anything was, now walking in and knowing exactly where to find a box of nails, binder clips, and popsicle sticks in a span of 5 seconds.  Also the kids. They’re super awesome.
What’s next after graduation?: I’m already in the mode of school, so why not some more school?  I will be getting my master’s degree in electrical engineering from Tufts next year, then I hope to work in medical device design or another industry that focuses on bettering mankind and the world in general.

Tommy George
Chemical Engineering

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 4
Favorite part about working for CEEO: I fell in love with the young field of engineering education while kids motivated me to learn and grow as a teacher/engineer and inspired me to innovate in the realm of curriculum development.
What’s next after graduation?: I’m starting a PhD in Applied Physics at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science! I’ll be researching redox flow batteries, which can provide the grid-scale energy storage capability required for a widespread transition to renewable energy.

Lily Hayes
Biology & Architectural studies

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 3
Favorite part about working for CEEO: Working with so many incredible, kind, enthusiastic people and seeing the wonderful impact the CEEO has on kids and engineering education.
What’s next after graduation?: I will be working at a healthcare startup in San Francisco next year, and will hopefully apply to medical school to begin in 2022 (taking two years off).

Alex Klein
Mechanical Engineering

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 4
Favorite part about working for CEEO: Watching kids react to how cool robots are.
What’s next after graduation? Hoping to work in product prototyping, design, and testing.

Mile Krstev
Environmental Engineering

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 3 (started as a freshman, but took a break while abroad all of last year)
Favorite part about working for CEEO: Sharing with children my vision of what engineering is. This has been the best part of being a STOMPer as I have gotten to teach the kids engineering put in a global context—for an engineer responds to societal needs, and one needs to be up to date and eager to figure out what those needs are. That is how engineering gets intersected with social sciences and humanities. And I have tried to incorporate that in all my curricula.
What’s next after graduation?: Still have not decided. I will either be here or go back to Europe. At least I know for the summer I am going to be home and then off to visit 4 of the 6 remaining countries i have not seen in Europe!

Jared Sawyer
Biology and International Relations

Years working for CEEO/STOMP: 3
Favorite part about working for CEEO: It is inspiring and heartwarming to watch kids run away with and dive into activities that I can come up with and create.
What’s next after graduation?: My plan is to get a Masters in Public Health next year, then find a way to spend some time in South America to work on my Spanish!

The following senior profiles are missing from this blog post: Tessa Garces, Caroline Passalacqua, Orian Sneor

Congratulations, graduates!

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