Class of 2018

Alissa Atrero

 
Alissa Atrero

Alissa Atrero is currently a senior at Basha High School. She has struggled through AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Calculus (and thankfully survived). Alissa has always had a passion for education and hopes to become a teacher when she grows up. She is very excited for college and cannot wait to bear down at the University of Arizona in the upcoming school year!

Lauren Birkelo

 
Lauren Birkelo

Lauren Birkelo is currently a senior at Basha High School and is enrolled in Calculus 3, Linear Algebra, and AP Physics. At Basha she is treasurer of NHS, President of Making Cents, and a member of DECA. Outside of school, Lauren works as a math tutor and interns at the University of Advancing Technology. After graduating, she hopes to attend a university and study Aerospace Engineering.

Elise Bouchal

 
Elise Bouchal

Elise Bouchal is a sophomore at Basha High School who is currently enrolled in AP Biology, Honors Science Research, and Science is Fun! When Elise is not in class, she is participating in clubs at school, including Speech and Debate and Math Club, or playing the piano.

Jeshua Camat

 
Jeshua Camat

Jeshua Camat is a senior at Basha High School and has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and is currently taking AP Physics 1, AP Statistics, and Science is Fun! When Jeshua is not in class or doing homework, he dances or enjoys playing video games with his friends. He has volunteered at Banner Baywood numerous times. He is currently studying to become a nurse

Soledad Carrillo

 
Soledad Carillo

Soledad Carrillo is a senior at Basha High School. She has participated in multiple AP and honors classes here at Basha, including AP Chemistry and AP Statistics. In her free time she loves to play music and draw/paint. Soledad has been a member of the Basha Marching Band for all four years of high school and has been in the symphonic band for the past three years. She looks forward to going to ASU for biomedical engineering next year.

Austin Daily

 
Austin Daily

Austin Daily is a senior at Basha who has taken many AP classes, his favorites having been Biology, Chemistry, and Calculus BC. In his free time, he enjoys to read, workout, and spend time with friends. Austin intends to major in sustainability as an honors student at ASU starting in the 2018 fall semester.

Cassidy Fredette-Roman

 
Cassidy Fredette-Roman

Cassidy Fredette-Roman is currently a senior at Basha High School. Cassidy has taken AP biology, AP Physics, and AP Chemistry. She is currently enrolled in the research class at Basha and is completing a project on a blood clotting disorder. She plans on majoring in biochemistry in college.

Kayla Headley

 
Kayla Headley

Kayla Headley is a senior at Basha High School. She is currently taking 8 classes, some of her favorites being AP Biology, Human Biology, and Medical Professions 2. When she is not working, studying or volunteering, Kayla loves spending time with friends and family, as well as reading, painting, and doing photography. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine after high school.

Nick Howell

 
Nick Howell

Nick Howell is currently a junior at Basha High School and in his first year in Science is Fun. He is taking AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, and AP Psychology. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, hanging out with friends, and playing video games. He’s not sure where he wants to go to college or what to pursue, but regardless, he’s going to make the most of his time in Science is Fun.

Leslie Huynh

 
Leslie Huynh

Leslie Huynh is a senior at Basha High School. She has taken AP Biology and AP Chemistry. Other than Science is Fun, she participates in DECA, NHS, ACE, and Link Crew. She speaks three languages and enjoys reading, watching TV, listening to music, lifeguarding, and eating ice cream. Leslie plans on attending New York University and majoring in computer science, while joining the Army Reserve at the same time.

Kaitlyn Kennedy

 
Kaitlyn Kennedy

Kaitlyn Kennedy is a senior at Basha High School. She is currently in the Honors Science Research class completing her independent study in bioinformatics/molecular docking. Besides science, she also studies jazz piano and composition, performs at The Nash, and enjoys painting and digital art. She plans on pursuing a double major in material sciences and engineering, and music composition.

Zoe Kross

 
Zoe Kross

Zoe Kross is a senior at Basha High School. She loves chemistry and biology and wants to major in neuroscience when she goes to college. She is planning to attend Macalester College in Minnesota, is an avid soccer player, and has two dogs named Jax and Rusty.

Cameron Lee

 
Cameron Lee

Cameron Lee is a senior at Basha High School and is involved in varsity track and field, swim team, and many clubs. Cameron is looking to pursue a Graphic Information Technology degree at ASU Polytechnic, starting in the fall. He also devotes some of his time to growing the two companies he has started.

Aryn Moran

 
Aryn Moran

Aryn Moran is a senior at Basha High School who has been involved in Science is Fun for two years. She's taken on a passion in science and has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry and AP Physics to further explore the subject. She's involved with other clubs on campus, and is currently president of NHS for the 2017/2018 school year. Being involved with her community is one of her main goals! ASU is Aryn's next destination to continue her studies.

Rohit Nandakumar

 
Rohit Nandakumar

Rohit Nandakumar is a senior who’s taking Honors Science Research, AP Physics, and Science is Fun! He enjoys programming and lifting in his free time. He plans on majoring in Computational Biology/Biomedical Engineering in college.

Aiden Neill

 
Aiden Neill

Aiden Neill is currently a junior at Basha High School who is taking AP Physics C, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, and plans on taking Linear Algebra, Calculus 3, and Honors Science Research. He enjoys programming and reading in his free time. He plans on majoring in computer science and his dream school is MIT.

Valerie Ngo

 
Valerie Ngo

Valerie Ngo is currently a senior at Basha High School (even though her height suggests otherwise). Valerie has taken AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, and AP Computer Science Principles and is currently taking AP Physics and AP Environmental Science. In her free time, she enjoys practicing the piano, spending time with friends and family, playing games, volunteering, and playing badminton. She aspires to be a physician assistant.

Jin Ni

 
Jin Ni

Jin Ni is currently a senior at Basha High School. She wants to study biochemistry when she goes to college and go into pharmaceutical sciences so that she can help people by developing new/more effective treatments for diseases. She loves sleeping, reading, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.

Aarjav Pandya

 
AarjavPandya

Aarjav Pandya is currently a junior at Basha High School who has taken AP Biology and is currently enrolled in AP Chemistry and AP Calculus BC. He enjoys playing basketball and spending time with friends and family. He also volunteers his time at the Chandler Regional Medical Center. He plans on majoring in Pre-Med and hopes to attend Stanford University to one day become a cardiovascular surgeon.

Jared Paulus

 
Jared Paulus

Jared Paulus is currently a senior at Basha High School. Jared has taken AP Chemistry and AP Calculus along with other courses. Outside of school, he plays varsity basketball and tennis, volunteers, and trades stocks. After high school he plans on majoring in finance.

Juben Saez

 
Juben Saez

Juben Saez is a senior at Basha High School who has taken AP Chemistry and is currently enrolled in AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, Medical Professions II, and Science is Fun. In his free time, Juben participates in a variety of clubs, such as HOSA, ACE Club, and Chinese Club, where he is Chairman, President, and Secretary, respectively. He is also participating in NHS and is a varsity tennis player. Juben hopes to pursue a medical career after graduating high school.

Harpaul Sidhu

 
Harpaul Sidhu

Harpaul Sidhu is a senior at Basha High School. Harpaul has taken Multi-Variable Calculus and Honors Science Research and is currently taking AP Physics and Statistics. He enjoys volunteering at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and programming. He plans on majoring in biomedical engineering at Arizona State University.

Hannah Skocypec

 
Hannah Skocypec

Hannah Skocypec is a senior at Basha High School who has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Spanish 4, AP Physics I, Biotechnology 1 and 2, and is currently enrolled in AP Calculus A/B, AP Statistics, Honors Science Research for the second year, and Science is Fun for the third year! When Hannah is not studying for all of her classes, she participates in many school clubs such as Living Unified, and NHS. Hannah also participates in the Unified Sports program and in her free time enjoys cooking, reading, and volunteering at the Phoenix Zoo and a local animal shelter. She hopes to major in biochemical engineering once she graduates high school.

Kayla Tran

 
Kayla Tran

Kayla Tran is a senior at Basha High School and has taken AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Psychology, and AP Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys figure skating, playing badminton, dancing, and volunteering with Be the Match to register bone marrow donors. After high school, Kayla plans on majoring in biology to become a pediatrician.

Ryan Tran

 
Ryan Tran

Ryan Tran has taken AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, and AP Java. Outside of school he trains students as an assistant instructor in taekwondo and volunteers with Be the Match to register bone marrow donors. After graduating, Ryan hopes to pursue a major in biomaterials and a minor in materials engineering with the goal of pursuing research.

 
Katie Wilkinson

Katie Wilkinson is a senior at Basha High School. She has taken numerous honors and AP classes, including AP Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and Statistics. She plays clarinet in the school Symphonic Band as well. In her free time, she enjoys reading, practicing piano, playing with her younger sisters, and watching figure skating. Over the summer, she volunteers at Mercy Gilbert Hospital, among other places. After high school, she plans to attend Barrett Honors College at ASU and foster kittens in the future.

Kyle Wong

 
Kyle Wong

Kyle Wong is a senior at Basha High School. He has taken AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and AP Calculus AB and BC. He is currently taking AP Physics C and Multivariate Calculus and Differential Equations. He plans to major in aerospace engineering.

Class of 2016

Reeti B.

 
Reeti B.

Reeti Banerjee enjoys conducting research in order to benefit her community. She also loves to travel and experience different cultures. She plans to become a dentist in the future. She is excited to help children learn to love science!

Ruchi B.

 
Ruchi B.

Ruchi Banerjee has taken AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and AP Biology, Honors Science Research, and Science Is Fun! She loves running and reading in her spare time. She plans to attend college and major in engineering after high school.

Hal C.

 
Hal C.

Hal Carrigan has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and AP Calculus, Honors Science Research, Calculus 3, and Linear Algebra. He enjoyed participating in Math Club and Key Club. In his spare time, Hal enjoys running and golfing. He is attending Arizona State University in the Barrett Honors College.

Braelyn D.

 
Braelyn D.

Braelyn Deem has taken AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics. She enjoys running, baking, as well as playing piano and organ in her spare time. She plans to major in food science, attend culinary school, and open a bakery.

Jacob F.

 
Jacob F.

Jacob Fredette-Roman has taken AP Physics, AP Biology, and AP Chemistry. He enjoys participating in extracurricular activities. He is working on a major in biochemistry at Arizona State University in the Barrett Honors College, with the goal of a career in the medical field.

Kylie H.

 
Kylie H.

Kylie Horne has taken AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science. She enjoys baking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and having fun with science. Combining her love for speaking and learning, she hopes to become a lawyer with an undergraduate degree in business.

Ben H.

 
Ben H.

Ben Howell took AP Chemistry and enjoys doing biochemical research. He has taken four years of American Sign language and also like to play video games with friends. He is attending Arizona State University in the Barrett Honors College.

Emma H.

 
Emma H.

Emma Howell has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and four years of Mandarin Chinese. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike, Tabitha, and hanging out with her triplet brother and sister. She is attending Arizona State University in the Barrett Honors College.

Maddie H.

 
Maddie H.

Maddie Howell enjoys running, and studying science! She is currently attending Arizona State University in the Barrett Honors College, with the goal of becoming an anthropologist.

Michael K.

 
Michael K.

Michael Koury has taken Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics, and Honors Science Research. He spends time outside of school reading. He is currently attending Arizona State University in the Barrett Honors College, with a strong emphasis on physics and mathematics. He is planning on attending graduate school at Cal Tech.

Zachary R.

 
Zac R.

Zachary Rauschenberger has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics. He enjoys working with 3-D Printers and CAD software as well as other computer related hobbies (video games, coding, etc.). He hopes to one day apply his knowledge as a mechanical engineer.

Class of 2015

Cierra A.

 
Cierra A.

Cierra Apodaca attends Arizona State University. She enjoys listening to music and also playing it, reading, doing crafts, and Science is Fun! She intends to major in business management and minor in chemistry, and then run the family business.

Roanne A.

 
Roanne A.

Roanne Atrero is currently a attending ASU. She has taken Honors Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Honors Science Research, and AP Computer Science. Outside of the classroom, Roanne enjoys reading, traveling, and going on long, relaxing drives.

Sam B.

 
Sam B.

Samantha Bouchal is currently a freshman at Duke and was an intern with Science is Fun for three years. She has taken Multivariable Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus BC, and Honors Physics. She enjoys playing the piano, reading, performing in community theatre, and conducting research.

Andrea C.

 
Andrea C.

Andrea Charcas attends Georgetown University. She has completed AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Environmental Science. When she is not studying, Andrea enjoys writing, eating international cuisine, and listening to the Civil Wars. Andrea is an international business major with a minor in Spanish.

Henry C.

 
Henry C.

Henry Chong attends Arizona State University. He has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Honors Science Research, AP Calculus BC, Calculus 3/Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra. Henry hopes to study actuarial science.

Megan D.

 
Megan D.

Megan Dieu attends Arizona State University. She has completed AP Biology, AP Chemistry and Honors Physics. Megan LOVED being an Intern for Science is Fun. To her, the best part of Science is Fun is sharing her love of science with the students. Megan is studying chemical engineering at ASU in hopes to make a difference in society while continuing her pursuit of knowledge. Megan's advice to young students is, "Keep your mind open to trying and learning new things. There is an entire world out there waiting to be discovered."

José F.

 
José F.

José Fuentes is attending Cornell University. He has taken AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB, AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, and Honors Science Research. He enjoys watching movies, playing chess, solving Rubik's cubes, reading books, and drawing.

Asia L.

 
Asia L.

Asia Lee is attending Boston University. She has taken AP Chemistry and AP Biology. Asia’s studies are focusing on biomedical engineering.

Ashley M.

 
Ashley M.

Currently a college freshman, Ashley Martinez has taken AP Chemistry and AP Biology. She enjoys playing guitar, singing and reading in her spare time. Ashley always strives to learn new and interesting things.

A.J. M.

 
A.J. M.

A.J. Miller is a freshman in the Air Force Academy. He loves science and plans to major in physics. After college he plans to become a pilot in the Air Force.

Joshua S.

 
Josh C.

Joshua Serva attends Arizona State University. He took AP Chemistry and AP Calculus BC. He enjoys working on computers, Engineering Club, and computer programming. He is majoring in computer science.

Krisztina T.

 
Krisztina T.

Currently a college freshman at Arizona State University, Krisztina Tope has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and three years of American Sign Language. She wishes to pursue a career in sustainability, chemical engineering, or biotechnology, and at some point teach science or mathematics. In her spare time she loves volunteering, helping others, immersing herself in deaf culture, playing badminton, and finding the science all around her!

Hayden V.

 
Hayden V.

Currently a college freshman, Hayden Varney enjoys playing the piano, running, and studying science! He hopes to eventually become a psychiatrist, specializing in children's counseling.

Jonathan V.

 
Jonathan V.

My name is Jonathan Villegas. I am a freshman at Arizona State University who likes science and math. In particular, I enjoy chemistry and physics. I really like to teach kids about the wonders of science. My favorite subject is a tie between chemistry and calculus.

Collin W.

 
Collin W.

Hello, my name is Collin Watson and I am attending Chandler Gilbert Community College. My plan is to go to the University of Advancing Technology and major in Game Design. I'm a very funny and enthusiastic person who always brightens people's day. Even though I have my ups and downs, I always try to look at the brighter side of things.

Class of 2013

Jenny B.

 
Jenny B.

Science is spelled with a y.

Jenny Baek is majoring in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in computers and enjoys reading comic books in her spare time.

Rachel F.

 
Rachel F.

I'm interested in where science can grow with computers, and can't wait to learn more about them in college!!

Rachel Furphy attends Arizona State University and is majoring in computer science. She is interested in game design and app development as a career and enjoys drawing and gaming.

Andrew K.

 
Andrew K.

Andrew Kaye is an aspiring engineer who enjoys playing tennis and helping others. His favorite part of science is being able to learn about the results of experiments.

Jefferson L.

 
Jefferson L.

Jefferson Le is currently studying computer science. He eventually plans to become a video-game designer and has many hobbies and interests, like art, foreign films, and, of course, science.

Brandon N.

 
Brandon N.

Science interests me because it fosters new ways to approach real life problems that can help you learn more about the world and even yourself.

Once a shy student with little confidence in elementary school, then a confident presenter, Brandon Ngo now attends Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is studying biochemical engineering and wishes to become a doctor or professor. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing and teaching the piano and volunteering at the Duke hospital.

Tyler P.

 
Tyler P.

Tyler Pinho is a freshman at Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University studying for a Master's in Computer Science and a Minor in Psychology. He plans on taking his hobby of designing video games and making it his career. He has been involved in all fields of science and has taken an interest in conducting research in the near future.

Irene R.

 
Irene R.

Life without technology is a life without advancement.

Irene Ruan loves music and being a foodie. Throughout high school, she discovered her love for science and has now achieved her goal of studying electrical engineering in college at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Irene is interested in engineering management.

Justin S.

 
Justin S.

In his free time, Justin Sawyer plays football and basketball. He also likes to play all types of video games.

Cassandra S.

 
Cassandra S.

Cassandra Sieg loves chemistry. She plans on becoming a pharmacist, so chemistry is a great way to enrich her mind. She really likes to read comics and watch cartoons and draw her favorite characters from them.

Laura S.

 
Laura S.

Laura Smith was enrolled in the first-ever Science is Fun high school class. Science is Fun has sparked Laura's interest in science and she now studies biology and chemistry in college with the hope of going to medical school.

Miguel R.

 
Miguel R.

Miguel Ramirez loves to play video games, make music, and solve problems. He was born in Mexico and works to one day become either a composer or an engineer.

Elona W.

 
Elona W.

I like science because it helps explain the world around us.

Elona Wallengren enjoys playing video games and board games, solving Rubik’s Cubes, and memorizing digits of pi. She now attends Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, where she is majoring in Applied Physics. Currently, she has no career plans.

class of 2012

Joe S.

 
Joe S.

Science is fascinating because there is always more to learn and it is amazing how all of the different studies interconnect and allow for remarkable advancements.

Joe Schneider attends the University of Notre Dame and is interested in a career in medicine. He plans to major in accounting or finance and then apply to medical school. His hobbies include intramural tennis and basketball, going to all the home Notre Dame football games, reading the news, and hanging out with his friends. Currently, Joe participates in the red cross club, the pre med club, and the Wall Street club, and he is student union board representative for his dorm.