Meet the Creators

Natalia Furmanczyk

Natalia Furmanczyk is a rising senior at Bellevue High School. Besides her academic interests, she enjoys hiking, reading, volunteering, hanging out with friends and baking. Along with being a part of the 2020 ISB Computational Modeling Work Group Cohort, she is a 2020 student intern at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Ultimately, she plans to pursue a career in interdisciplinary studies. Thus, she aspires to synthesize her interests in formal, physical and life sciences.

Linda Yan

Linda Yan is a rising senior at Bellevue High School. Outside of school, she enjoys running, creating art, road tripping with friends, and re-reading the Harry Potter series. Prior to becoming a part of the 2020 ISB Computational Modeling Work Group Cohort, she was a student intern and ambassador for the ISB Project Feed 1010 program. Currently, she is also the Social Media Lead for Helpful Engineering and a member of the Seattle Made Youth Board. In the future, she plans on majoring in a field in life sciences and hopes to find a career that can combine both her love of art and STEM.

Jamie Larsen

Jamie Larsen’s research and development work is primarily focused on finding ways to integrate STEAM content, nature experiences, collaborations and educational technology like augmented and virtual reality through the use of science-infused games and project-based learning.

Claudia Ludwig

Claudia Ludwig is the Director of Systems Education Experiences (SEE). Her research focuses on enabling high quality STEM experiences for secondary students and teachers through systems biology research.

Rachel Calder

Rachel Calder is a part of the Systems Education Experience (SEE) team at ISB as Education Coordinator. In her role, she seeks to support equity in STEM education through collaboration between scientists, students, and educators.

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