Meet our BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Hi there! My name is Maansi Nema and I'm a senior at Novi High School in Michigan, highly interested in the intersection between technology & business management. I thrive by taking risks and challenging myself to grow & reflect on a daily basis. I've been a Girl Scout since Kindergarten; for my Gold Award, I hosted STEM Nights in my community. After seeing the students I was able to empower, I started STEM Without Boundaries to give other high school students the opportunity to do the same. I love exploring new ideas and cherish creating connections with people.
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Aryan is a freshman from Northville, Michigan who has been an extremely talented artist and illustrator for several years. His interests include public speaking, debate, competitive science, and painting. He is also heavily involved with volunteering and serves at several organizations. In addition, he is currently on the Executive Board at Inspire Medicine, an international non-profit. As the CMO, Aryan hopes to expand STEM Without Boundaries' marketing strategy and audience through innovative ideas.
Janelle has been a dedicated outreach mentor for the Novi High School Robotics Team, Frog Force, for 12+ years. Janelle also serves as an administrative coach in the Novi Community School District middle school program. As a consultant for FIRST in Michigan, she works closely with Detroit Public Schools, corporate sponsors and Detroit community groups to support the growth of FIRST teams in the city.
Vineeth is an automotive engineer by profession with 20+ years of experience, and he is passionate about green technologies & STEM. He's currently a coach & mentor for robotics teams in elementary & middle schools. Vineeth strongly believes we can build a better world by promoting science & technology in younger generation & flourishing communities with responsible use of earth’s natural resources.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Aliyah is a senior in Novi, Michigan that has served in many organizations in Novi throughout the past couple of years. She is currently the President of Teen Advisory Board and the Co-President of Science Olympiad at her high school. She is passionate about mentoring younger students, and has started a peer-to-peer mentoring program between 6th graders and 10th graders with the Novi Youth Assistance. Aliyah strives to create a welcoming community within the organizations she works with and wants to pursue dentistry as a future career. As COO, she hopes to make STEM resources and programs more accessible internationally especially in this time of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tia Marie Sanders
Tia is a community activist for equitable access and inclusion for African Americans, women and children, a non-profit and business consultant; developer; and motivational speaker, and a event and program planner. She has spent the last 20+ years dedicating herself to the service of others. She is the director of Feed the Need, Vice President of the Novi Education Foundation, and involved in many other programs.
Jason currently serves as the Executive Director for the Novi Educational Foundation. He has also been a business owner for twelve years. He is a former Parkview Elementary PTO president, and a former Lochmoor Village Homeowners Association president. "I am truly blessed to be part of this district and to have the opportunity to serve the students, teachers, and administration of the Novi Community School District."
Kimmah Dozier-Burt is a Culture and Communications Senior Analyst at Verizon, supporting an HQ Operations Resource Management team. She also serves as a leader for Verizon's LGBTQ+ and their allies' employee resource group as the Global Co-Chair for Programs and Events. She has experience in many areas including engagement/events coordination, diversity/inclusion and social responsibility. In addition to her work and educational priorities, Kimmah serves on the Board of Directors for both the Harriet Hancock Center, a nonprofit organization that offers safe and inclusive support, education, and empowerment to the LGBTQ+ community, allies, and neighbors in Columbia, SC and is proud to serve as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for STEM Without Boundaries.