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Faculty

Auritte Cohen-Ross - Founder

A mother of two elementary school age kids, Ms. Ross founded Celsius and Beyond after her frustration and disappointment with the state of science education in the schools in the US. She came from Israel where the pursuit of science is encouraged and seen as critical to the success of the country's economic development.

Ms. Ross has spent 12 years in the high tech industry and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a technical communications specialist. She is a Cum laude economics graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Erica Warp, Ph.D.

Erica has taught neuroscience at UC Berkeley. She studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Goldsmiths College. Her work has been shown in the UK and US.  She is the creator of the interactive children's book series about neuroscience entitled The Adventures of Ned the Neuron.  She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Berkeley, an MSc from Kings College London and a BA from Brown University. 

Jessica Maxfield M.S.

Jessica is currently teaching and conducting her doctoral research on fish reproduction at the University of Hawaii. She previously conducted research at UC Berkeley and taught at the San Francisco State University, where she earned her M.S. in Biology.     

Khanh Huynh

Khanh Huynh is a medical school student at UCSF. She previously was a camp counselor and has long engaged in outreach programs for youth. Khanh earned a B.S. in biology from Stanford University.

Jaemin Seo

Jaemin has been teaching robotics and leading FIRST Lego League for the past 6 years.  His teams have won many awards including first place at the FIRST FLL state championship. Jaemin attends UC Davis where he majors in Economics.

Ryan Janis, M.A

Ryan Janish is a doctoral student of physics at UC Berkeley.  Ryan previously taught middle school astronomy and tutored high school students.  At the college level he taught UC Berkeley undergraduates optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism.  Ryan holds a B.S in physics from MIT and an M.A in physics from UC Berkeley.

Nicole Boriski

Nicole leads youth and staff at the Catalina Environmental Leadership as well as the restoration ecology program.  Nicole grew up on a ranch and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in environmental studies.  She contacted research about local energy and ecology at the Instituto San Joaquin de Flores in Costa Rica.

Carolina Opene

Carolina is a medical school student at UCSF. She previously conducted research at UC San Diego on the role of proteins in cardiac myocytes as well as gene expression of brittle star Ophiocoma wendtii. Caroline has a B.S. in cell and molecular biology from California State University, Long Beach.

Emma Mankin-Morris, M.A.

Emma Macchiarini Mankin-Morris is a third generation metal smiths in the Macchiarini family. She draws her inspiration from the work of her Father and Grandfather, as well as her love for the natural world. Many of her pieces relate to objects, or places in nature, and  the human form. Emma earned a Master Degree in Fine Art in 2011, and also recently become the proud Mother of Hanna Morris.

Jeremy Sutton, M.A.

Jeremy Sutton is an accomplished artist and digital painting pioneer who has taught art, published digital art books, spoken at conferences and exhibited extensively around the world. He earned a M.A. in physics from Oxford University and studied Lithography and Life Drawing at Vrije Academie in the Netherlands. Read more at www.JeremySutton.com

Ido Davidesco, Ph.D.

Dr. Davidesco is a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton and New York Universities. His research focuses on how children learn in the classroom. Dr. Davidesco currently teaches youth at the New York Academy of Science and at Yeshiva University. He holds a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

JC Neal, Ph.D.

 Most recently, Dr. Neel was a post doctorate fellow at UCSF’s Cardiovascular Research Institute studying the role of RNA in cells. He previously taught biology at the university level and conducted research in genetics. He earned his Ph.D. in experimental medicine from McGill University and a B.S. in Health Science Engineering from ParisTech University