Abigail Keyes is currently a sophomore at Basha High School. She is enrolled in AP Chemistry and has completed AP Biology and Honors Chemistry. Furthermore, she also participates in, and thoroughly enjoys, Academic Decathlon. Abigail's favorite pastimes involve reading, sewing, and drawing and her favorite subject is, of course, science with a close second being history, specifically art history. In the future, she hopes to go down the medical field path and become a pathologist in order to apply her love for science to helping others.
Allyson Huynh is a sophomore at Basha High School and loves everything about science. She has taken AP Biology and is currently enrolled in AP Chemistry and AP Psychology. When she is away from school, she likes to read and spend time with her friends and family.
Andrew Trias is a senior at Basha High School who has taken AP Chemistry and is currently enrolled in AP Physics 1, AP Calculus BC, and Science is Fun. Outside of school, he enjoys playing the trumpet and hanging out with friends and family. Beyond high school, he plans on attending Arizona State University and majoring in finance.
Anokh Ambadipudi is a junior at Basha High School and has been in Science is Fun for 2 years. He’s previously taken multivariate calculus and AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and Physics 1 and is currently taking linear algebra and AP Physics C. In his spare time Anokh participates on the academic decathlon team and loves to hang out with his friends. In the future, Anokh hopes to go into the medical research field.
Aubrey Breen is a senior at Basha High School. Some of her favorite classes include AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Seminar, Symphonic Orchestra, and Multivariable Calculus. As the cellist and co-founder of the Willow String Quartet, she shares her love of music through service to her community, including performances at local elementary schools and nursing homes. Aubrey plans to pursue a dual degree in cello performance and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
Braque Unger is a junior here at Basha High School. She loves to do walk up presentations and see the excited faces as she presents. She has taken multiple AP science classes and is currently taking biotechnology. She loves to teach about science and is part of Girls STEM Empowerment as well as Science is Fun. In her free time she likes to spend time with her friends and her pets.
This is Braydon Lundgren, a junior at Basha High School. He is a student athlete who is currently taking AP Calc AB, AP Physics 1, and AP English Language. In the past 2 years he has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Psychology. He has run and competed in track and cross country at a state level all 3 years. In college he aspires to pursue medicine and business with plans to start his own practice after college.
Brielle Edwards is a senior at Basha High School who has taken AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Calculus, and Science is Fun. When Brielle isn't working on schoolwork, she enjoys helping her community as an active member of Sí Se Puede and the National Honors Society. Brielle has a passion for science and will pursue pharmacy at the University of Arizona next year.
Colleen Robinson is a senior at Basha High School who has taken AP Biology and AP Chemistry and is currently enrolled in AP Calculus, Medical Professions, and Science is Fun! She is also secretary of NHS, treasurer of HOSA, member of Link Crew and ACE. Outside of school, she enjoys competitive dancing, teaching dance classes for young kids, and photography. Beyond high school, she plans on attending the University of Arizona and majoring in physiology.
Ethan Tang is a junior at Basha High School. He has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and is currently enrolled in AP Calculus BC and AP Physics 1. Outside of school, Ethan enjoys playing chess, reading, and volunteering online at the Smithsonian Transcription Center. He hopes to pursue a career in medical/chemical engineering or computer science.
Finn Howe is now in his senior year of high school, the final stage in his high school career of pursuing his passion for science. By taking AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Calculus AB and BC, as well as AP Computer Science A, and AP English Language, and by being currently enrolled in AP Stats, AP Physics C, and AP English Literature, Finn Howe continues to put in the effort to explore the world of science. Along with being a member of Science is Fun, Finn Howe is a member of NHS and Sí Se Puede and regularly volunteers in the community and food banks. Finn Howe plans to major in Computer Science at ASU.
Hanna Rodrigo is a senior at Basha High School who has taken AP Chemistry, AP Biology, Science is Fun, and is currently enrolled in AP Physics 1 and AP Calculus AB. When she is not doing schoolwork or volunteer work, she enjoys hanging with her friends and exercising. Hanna will be going to ASU for biomedical sciences and hopes to continue to medical school.
Ian Martis is currently a junior at Basha High School and is enrolled in AP Calculus BC and AP Chemistry. He is a part of the varsity soccer team, and in his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and spending time with friends. In college, he hopes to pursue a major in one of the STEM fields.
Isabel Madrid is currently a junior in high school and am incredibly interested in biology, specifically biomedical sciences. It is fascinating to learn about the smallest details of the human body, and how modern technology can enhance how we live! After high school, Isabel plans on attending college and majoring in biochemistry, biophysics, or molecular biology.
Jack Mao is a senior at Basha High School. At school, he has taken numerous AP classes and was involved in his community, from taking part in Student Government, the NHS, and the Chandler Mayor's Youth Commission. Jack currently directs a nonprofit organization and small business he founded using minuscule McDonald's wages and the power of the Internet. He has also prepared countless tax returns for the low-income community as an IRS-certified volunteer, claiming thousands of dollars in tax refunds each month.
Jake Summers is a senior at Basha High School who has taken AP Chemistry and AP Calculus BC and is currently enrolled in Multivariate Calculus, AP Statistics, and AP Physics C. He is part of Academic Decathlon, Math Club, Science is Fun, and National Honor Society. He plans on attending ASU and majoring in Mathematics and Astrophysics.
Jennifer Johnson is a senior in high school who will be pursuing Biomedical Sciences at Arizona State University. She is also a musician in her high school's percussion program as well as in The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. In her career path, she plans on going to med school and becoming an Optometrist. Jennifer also enjoys drawing, playing video games, and playing the drum set in her own rock band.
Jessica Li is a junior at Basha High School who has taken AP Biology, AP Psychology, and AP Chemistry. She is currently enrolled in AP Physics, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics. Outside of Science is Fun, she is involved in other activities like Color Guard, Band Council, and the Asian Cultural Ethics Club. In the future, she plans to continue her passion for science and study neuroscience.
Justin La Zare
Justin La Zare is a senior at Basha High School who has taken/is currently taking several AP courses, such as AP Chemistry and AP Calc BC. He is also heavily involved with Basha's cybersecurity program. Justin is in the cybersecurity club, math club, NHS, and Science is Fun and enjoys programming and playing chess in his free time. He plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and major in cyber intelligence and security.
Kira Morris, a current senior at Basha High School, enjoys taking challenging STEM courses such as Multivariate Calculus and Differential Equations, AP Chemistry, and AP Statistics. In addition to receiving her high school diploma, Kira will be graduating from Chandler-Gilbert Community College with an Associate of Science and Associate of Arts in Spring 2021. She has also become biliterate in American Sign Language. Kira plays multiple instruments within band and is the head drum major for the Basha Bear Regiment. Being passionate about STEM, American Sign Language, and Music, Kira plans to attend the University of Arizona Honors College in the Fall to double major in Mathematics and Deaf Studies.
Loretta Tran is currently a junior at Basha High School who has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Psychology. She is currently enrolled in AP Physics 1, AP Calculus BC, Medical Professions 1, and Agriscience and is a part of the FFA and HOSA. Outside of school she enjoys volunteering in STEM based clubs, researching and growing plants, and hopes to pursue a career in the medical field.
Olivia Breen is a senior at Basha High School, and some of the most influential classes she has taken include AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calc BC, Orchestra, and AP Physics C. If she's not at school or studying, you'll find Olivia at a music rehearsal, practicing the violin, fishing, or on a bike ride. She plans on attending the University of Texas at Austin to study Violin Performance and Aerospace Engineering.
Olivia Hajdys is a senior this year and one of the Co-Presidents of Science is Fun. Her ambitions will motivate her to pursue a double major in biochemistry and Spanish at the university level. She has a passion for exploring the outdoors and traveling. Olivia is also trilingual, as she is fluent in Spanish and Polish.
Riley Mayes is junior at Basha High School. She has taken AP Biology and AP Chemistry. She is currently enrolled in AP Physics and Biotechnology. Outside of school she plays club soccer and enjoys helping out as much as possible in Science is Fun. She plans on studying medicine in college.
Ryenne Belt is a senior at Basha High School. She is passionate about science and has taken AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Biology, AP Calculus BC, and is currently taking Linear Algebra and AP Physics C. She has also completed research; competing at a state level and has played volleyball for Basha all four years. She plans on going to the Honors College at the University of Arizona and studying biochemistry.
Sofia Llanos is a sophomore at Basha High School . She is currently enrolled in AP Chemistry and AP Psychology, and has taken AP Biology. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoys presenting in her native language for Science is Fun. In her free time, she plays soccer, reads, and swims for the Basha Swim Team. She hopes to major in neuroscience and psychology in the future.
Taylani Tran is currently a sophomore at Basha High School. She enjoys learning about how things in the world function, so by default, science is her top subject in school. She has taken AP Biology and is currently in a Principles of Engineering class and other science based classes. Outside of school, she works on earning her black belt, is on the Teen Advisory Board of Arizona Science Center, and playing online games.
Taylar Cook is a junior at Basha High School currently enrolled in numerous STEM- based AP classes such as AP Calculus and AP Chemistry. Her passion for leadership and science drew her to clubs such as Hosa, NHS, and Link Crew. She hopes to major in either anthropology or archeology to combine her love for science with her admiration of history.
Tyler Tannenbaum is a junior at Basha High School. He has taken AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics. He has also taken AP Computer Science Principles, AP Calculus BC, and plans to take AP Computer Science A next year. Outside of school, Tyler likes to hang out with friends, listen to music, and practice instruments. He plans on becoming a computer science major in college.