Ms. STEM leadership consists of a team of professional women that bring their years of expertise in technical and non-technical careers to build a top-notch camp experience for young girls from the 3rd-9th grade.
We have engineering, business, and technical college degrees. We also have hands-on experience in the real world that we are ready to share with young ladies who could benefit from it.
Tina Shah, Chief STEM-ologist and Founder
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Master in Business Administration, University of North Carolina
Worked for Motorola, Deloitte, Disney, and Kumon.
Sr. Director of STEM programming for Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Program Manager, C2 Education
My passion for STEM Education - especially for young women - began in college where I designed Science Education programs where my peers and I would go to local schools in Austin to conduct experiments. That experience launched a lifetime of making science, engineering design, and anything STEM fun, cool and relatable for young impressionable minds!
"In my first-year Engineering Honors Physics class, I was the ONLY female in a sea of students. I was honestly tempted to leave, but something in me kept going. Designing our camps gives me that outlet to share my experiences and hopefully, give young women guidance and confidence to KEEP GOING!"
Natasha Gayden, People-ologist
B.A. in Communications, University of Michigan
CEO and Master Coach of Elevate Master Coaching LLC
My passion is helping young women succeed. During my time in corporate America, I didn’t see a lot of leadership, especially in the STEM related fields. Then my two daughters fell in love with math and science, so I’ve been working tirelessly ever since to ensure to exposure young women to the STEM field, but also how to LEAD.
Ericka Carter, Summer Camp Lead STEM-er
I am a Junior at Georgia State University pursing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems. My interest in STEM started my senior year in high school, where my love for mathematics drove me to do research for what I wanted to major in once I attended college. I started my collegiate career at Bethune-Cookman University where I majored in Computer Engineering. Upon finishing my sophomore semester I was granted the opportunity to be an Intern Engineer for the Navy. This amazing experience developed a passion in me to want to teach and engage others on the developing world of technological advances.
Cynthia Davis, Summer Camp Lead STEM-er
BS in Early Childhood Education – Kennesaw State University
I am a first grade teacher at Graves Elementary in Gwinnett County. Science has always been one of my favorite subjects and I am very thrilled that my school is in the process to become STEM certified! At our school, we believe that all students have the ability to create opportunities, discover dreams, and challenge realities. In being a member of the STEM camp, I will encourage these same beliefs in every child I work with this summer. I am very excited for all that will come throughout the week of camp!
Van Marosek, Operations and Programming Manager
Bachelor of Business Administration
Van is the backbone of the operations of our camps - She helps create the fun experiments and has a passion for inspiring and working directly with our campers to build character and confidence.
Mom of three beautiful STEM-ers, Van is also a translator for the Gwinnett County Court System and is a contributing writer for Gwinnett Daily Post
"Believing that we will have direct positive impact on the campers, my goal is to expose them to the possibilities where dreams may be born. And show them a path where they can propel to create their own opportunities."
"I think I just stumbled upon my career as a scientist. I wished that I had more guidance at a younger age and that I had the chance to broaden my horizons earlier on. I did not really decide upon things until I was in college and that too, I never really had a mentor to help me be successful. I made a lot of mistakes early on - just like a scientist - trial and error!"
"Becoming a doctor took way more sacrifices than I had ever imagined, but the pure joy I feel when I have helped a patient is incomparable."
Ever wanted to make a difference? Well, we did and we wanted to do it in a way that was meaningful to us.