Meet our BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Maansi Nema

Co-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. 

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Farheen Hirji

Chief Design Officer (CDO)

Farheen is a sophomore from Michigan. She has been working with SWB for almost a year now. She was originally a Director of Media and is now the Executive Director of Media and the CDO of SWB. She has won multiple awards in video production, including an Excellence Award for the Michigan Student Film Festival at the Detroit Institute of Arts. In addition, Farheen is a Student Council representative for the class of 2023 at Novi High School.

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Jasmyne Mendoza

Co-Chief Communications Officer (CCO)

Originally from the west coast, Jasmyne is currently a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh in southwest Pennsylvania. She is studying biological sciences with the hope of continuing on a pre-med track. Outside of academics, her interests include public speaking, art and classical music, marine biology, and finding equitable solutions to healthcare disparities among indigenous Hawaiian and Native American communities. She also enjoys volunteering in local environmental restoration as well as working with high school groups advocating for diversity and equity in educational spaces.

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Lauren Zaidel

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

My name is Lauren Zaidel and I’m a senior in high school in Los Angeles, California. I’m the new Chief Marketing Officer and I oversee social media marketing and content creation. In my role, I hope to bring publicity and attention to SWB’s mission through utilizing the platforms of today’s generations. Reach out to me with suggestions or questions!

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Janelle Moore

Board Director

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 Kallur

Board Director

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. 

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Aryan Vaidya

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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 COO, Aryan hopes to expand STEM Without Boundaries' marketing strategy and audience through innovative ideas. 

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Shriya Rudraraju

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Shriya is a high school junior in Michigan with a passion for STEM. She has been a part of the STEM Without Boundaries team for about a year starting as the Executive Director of Technology and now the Chief Technology Officer.  Shriya works with the Technology Team to build and enhance the STEM Without Boundaries website. She involves herself in a variety of volunteering, coding, and public speaking activities. In her free time, Shriya enjoys cooking and listening to music.

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Tanisha Panchal

Co-Chief Communications Officer (CCO)

Tanisha Panchal is a junior at Troy High School and is the Chief Communications Officer at
STEM Without Boundaries. She is the president for SparkED, Vice President of her robotics team, and is involved in many volunteering
clubs, and other STEAM-related programs. Tanisha is really interested in raising awareness for
science disciplines and wishes to pursue a career in aerospace! In her free time, she really enjoys cooking
and watching Netflix!

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Tia Marie Sanders

Board Director

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 Smith

Board Director

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

Board Director

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. 

SWB Alumni 

Aliyah Hirji

Former Chief Operating Officer

April 2020-April 2021