Our extensive STEM and Teacher Training curricula has been thoughtfully designed by a group of educators and professionals with diverse industry expertise spanning engineering, computer science, technology, psychology, and assessment.

David Kanani

PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University
- Primary Role -
Strategic Oversight of the entire program and curation of the engineering content.

Dr. David Kanani is a President of U.S. ORT and an engineer and educator with more than 30 years of academic, administrative leadership, and entrepreneurial experience.

Elena Estrin

Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College
- Primary Role -
Project Lead, oversight of overall curricula and teacher professional development.

Elena Estrin is a consultant, educator, and counselor with more than 30 years of higher education administrative leadership, teaching, and counseling experience.

Stan Gershengoren

- Primary Role -
Student Curricula, creative and technical development of STEM projects.

Stan Gershengoren is a Head of Business Systems and Development at a top 10 global law firm, a technologist with 20 years of experience in computer science and K-12 education.

Demitry Estrin

B.S. in Psychology from Emory University
- Primary Role -
Program design & marketing strategy

Demitry Estrin is a CEO and Founder of an innovation intelligence company dedicated to supporting the Fintech sector. Demitry is a marketing professional with more than 20 years of new product development and consumer insights experience.

Irit Tzemah

M.S. in Mathematical Physics from Fairfield University
B.S. in Physics from The Open University in Israel
B.A. in Sociology from Hebrew University in Israel
- Primary Role -
Development, application and integration of the STEM program.

Irit Tzemah is a High School and College Instructor with more than 20 years of academic and engineering experience in the semiconductor industry; served in Israeli Defense Force.

Praveen Jha

MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
- Primary Role -
Solar Energy expertise

Praveen Jha has over two decades of global experience in business strategy along with 12 years of experience in developing commercial, utility-scale and off-grid solar PV projects. Praveen has developed a proprietary solar PV analysis that provides tailored solutions for global solar projects.