Shannon Leslie
Executive Director

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Kartiga Selvaganesan
Demos Committee Chair

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Josie Jacob-Dolan
Science Café Committee Chair

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Matt Cook
Science Café Committee Chair

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Diondra Dilworth
Public Relations Committee Chair


Clorice Reinhardt
Finance Committee Chair


David Hynek
Digital Content Committee Chair

Fellows and Members

  • Zlatko Minev, Founder

  • Darryl Seligman

  • Courtney Smith

  • Ashely Bauer

  • Diane Yu

  • Dandan Ji

  • Lina Kroehling

  • Savannah Thais, Event coordinator

  • Charles Brown, Fellow

  • Molly Gale, Fellow

  • Michelle Hutchings, Fellow

  • Andrew Barentine, Fellow

  • Robin Canavan, Fellow

  • Tyler Rice, Fellow

  • Eric Jin, Fellow

  • Alex Co

  • Scott Antipa

  • Wes Robertson

  • William Culligan

  • Nathan Anderson

  • Caroline Muraida

  • Anna Vinton

  • Ariana Hackenburg

  • Curtis Perry

  • Guste Urbonaite

  • Holly Merta

  • Joey Schmitt

  • Lauren Gonzalez

  • Ling Shao

  • Nicholas Frattini

  • Susan Knox

  • Shannon Leslie

  • Abi Heuer

  • Clorice Reinhardt

  • David Hynek

  • Kartiga Selvaganesan

  • Josie Jacob-Dolan

  • Matt Cook

  • Diondra Dilworth

 Community Partnerships

  • Claudia Merson, Director of Public School Partnerships,
    Office of New Haven & State Affairs

  • Maria Parente, Pathways to Science Program Manager,
    Office of New Haven & State Affairs

Close Partner Organizations

  • Yale League of Black Scientist

  • ManyMentors | STEM mentoring

  • Graduate and Professional Student Senate, Yale University

  • Pathways to Science, Office of New Haven and State Affairs, Yale University

University of Pennsylvania

Core Executive Team:

  • Directors: Stephen Phillips and Ravindra Saxena

  • Finance Chair: Rohini Singh

  • Event Chair: Delaine Zayas-Bazan Burgos

  • Marketing Chair: Melina Gyparaki

  • Web Chair: Alex Miller

High School Liaison Team:

  • Chief High School Liaison: Kejsi Ruka, Central High School

  • Junior Liaison: Faith Jacobs, Conestoga High School

  • Junior Liaison: Shanisha McGuire, Upper Darby High School

  • Junior Liaison: Zachary Boroda, Eastern Regional High School


  • Boyang Qin

  • Elizabeth Hunter

  • Kevin Sweeney

  • Justin Walsh

  • Lee Dietterich

  • Daniel Pak

  • Meagan Ita

  • JoAna Smith

  • Minhul Kohar

  • Michelle Lu

  • Aurora MacRae-Crerar

Princeton University

  • Aida Behmard, Director, Founder

  • Matt Grobis, Director

  • Becca Napolitano

  • Eric Blow

  • Isabel Morris

  • Johnny Greco

  • Laura Chang

Columbia University

  • Kirsten Blancato, Director, Founder

  • Nicole Melso, Director, Founder

  • Darshini Mahadevia

  • Kelsey McCoy

  • Pratyush Nalam

  • Gaurav Ragtah

  • Cait Williamson

  • Gabriela Caires


  • Aida Behmard, Director, Founder, Princeton

  • Matt Grobis, Director, Princeton

  • Stan Najmr, Associate Coordinator, Penn

  • Jordyn Feingold, Executive Director; Founder, Penn

  • Staff Sheehan, GPSS Social Committee Chair, Chief Science Officer at Waste Hub

  • Faye Maison, S.C.H.O.L.A.R Program Coordinator, Pathways to Science

  • Verner Wilson III, GPSS Social Committee Chair

  • Kristy Gauthier, GPSS Community Service Committee Chair

  • Anthony Mecum, GPSS Community Service Committee Chair

  • Ramiro Nandez, GPSS Community Service Committee Senator

  • Igor Barros, GPSS Community Service Committee Senator

  • Christian Watkins, GPSS Community Service Committee Senator

  • Dhruv Ranganathan, Ph.D. Mathematics, Yale University

  • Zoraya Hightower, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies


The time, help and support of these people were the key ingredient to making Open Labs a reality:

  • Giselle DeVito, Administrative Associate, Applied Physics

  • Maria Rao, Administrative Associate, Applied Physics

  • Steven Girvin, Deputy Provost for Science & Technology

  • Daniel Prober, Professor of Applied Physics, Physics & Electrical Engineering

  • Michel Devoret, Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics & Physics

Open Labs @ Penn Team with some of the Yale team, After Penn's INAUGURAL Science Cafe

Open Labs @ Yale Team, after a Science Cafe

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