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Lesya Merena


Entrepreneur and a proud mom to her elementary-age daughter. Lesya holds a bachelor of science in finance from DePaul University. Lesya has left her career in finance in 2014 to start her first company and has been in education industry ever since.

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Laura Golian

Program Coordinator

Laura has a passion for making learning accessible and enjoyable. She helped design and facilitate different community-based education programs for many years, giving her insight into both sides of the process. Her interest in education and penchant for adventure led her to Taiwan, where she spent two years teaching English to elementary-aged students. 


Karla Montiel

Program Coordinator

Karla is a Chicago native with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa. She has eight years of experience as a classroom teacher and a year as an intervention specialist for culturally and linguistically diverse students. In addition to her teaching expertise, she loves guiding students in discovering new multicultural recipes while having fun.


Olga Davis


Olga holds a bachelor of science in business administration and an MBA. She is also a CFP®  professional. She has been volunteering with children for  years before she decided to leave her career in finance to working with kids full time via the company she co-founded with Lesya.

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Andreas Ornelas

Program Coordinator

Texas born through and through, Andreas is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, holding a degree in Political Science. True to his roots he finds joy in the little things - a good book, good weather, good food, and good company. Early in his career, Andreas found a passion creating opportunities for children to develop new skills and knowledge. 

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Sara Chappell-Dick

Program Coordinator

Sara grew up in rural Ohio and made her way to Chicago for college at Roosevelt University, where she earned a degree in Economics.  Sara loves Lake Michigan and spends her free time biking around the city, swimming, backpacking, and hiking. She feels strongly about local food systems and can be found at every farmers market in the city. 


Ian Corse

Program Coordinator

As an advocate for hands-on experiences that incite engagement and exploration, Ian has worked with children of all ages for over a decade, developing youth programming in a variety of summer camps and after-school activities. He is very excited to be providing the opportunity for kids to discover their love of science!


Lena Burdick

Program Coordinator

Lena started working for the company as an Educator and quickly transitioned to join our team on a full-time basis as she brings unique perspective to the table and is able to combine her detail-oriented mathematical mind with passion for working with children and making quality education available for everyone. 


Our Instructors are experienced educators who are enthusiastic and passionate about teaching, technology and science. They come from different walks of life but have something in common: they have effective classroom management skills, energetic personalities and ability to engage children in the lesson plan and keep them engaged during the lesson. Punctuality and reliability are core qualities all our instructors posses. We complete full background screening for all of our instructors prior to their start and provide ongoing training and support. 

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