Executive Board



Ryan Liu

President

Ryan is an incoming physics undergraduate at Oxford University. He founded InterSTEM as a junior at Northwood High to provide students across the world with the opportunity to showcase their STEM interests and talents on a public platform, and to increase access to STEM education in underprivileged communities. Ryan’s main interests are in cosmology, econophysics, and data science.

Mia Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Mia is a rising junior at Northwood High School. Through InterSTEM, she hopes to make the field of STEM more accessible for all. Mia is greatly interested in new and innovative technologies as well as how they can shape and improve our lives. Outside of InterSTEM, Mia loves to read, golf, and travel!

Arul Loomba

Chief Operating Officer

Arul is currently a junior at Rancho Cucamonga High School in California. He has a deep passion for biomedicine and is looking to pursue regenerative medicine in the future. Currently, he is trying to research articles and data collected by many professors to formulate his own theories and ideas! Arul is also a fan of cooking, playing tennis, and writing.

Simone Rothaupt

Chief Financial Officer

Simone is a junior at Rancho Solano Preparatory School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Simone first joined InterSTEM as a blog writer and later participated in InterSTEM's Science Bowl, Research Program, and Advisory Board. She is most interested in economics and statistics, and hopes to spread her passion for STEM through this non-profit. Outside of InterSTEM, she enjoys reading creative writing and traveling.

Gordon Chang

Head of Development

Gordon is a rising junior in Rancho Cucamonga High School. In the future, Gordon hopes to pursue a career in biotechnology. In his free time, Gordon loves running, watching animal documentaries, and watching professional wrestling. His favorite book series is A Song of Ice and Fire, and similarly, his favorite TV show is Game of Thrones. At school, he is involved in National Honor Society and student leadership. He is also currently the president of Key Club and a non-profit volunteering organization.

Steven Cao

Head of Technology

Steven is a junior at Northwood High School in Irvine, California. Through InterSTEM, he hopes to use his skills and knowledge in computer science to help STEM enthusiasts get the opportunities and resources they need to grow. Steven is most interested in mathematics and applied computer science. Outside of STEM, he enjoys playing the clarinet, reading books, and biking.

Cayden Ginting

Head of Marketing

Cayden is a junior attending Rancho Cucamonga High School. He has a deep passion for problem solving, whether it be in a mathematical or social context. Outside of school he enjoys speedcubing and performing card magic. Though he is undecided as to what he wants to pursue in the future, he is definitely looking into STEM related topics such as applied mathematics.

Audrey Lee

Editor-in-Chief

Audrey is currently a sophomore at Northwood High School in Irvine, California. She is passionate about writing and hopes to gain new experiences by writing articles for InterSTEM while helping others find interest in STEM. Audrey loves to write her own creative stories and play percussion when she has time..

Aaryan Patil

Managing Editor

Aaryan is currently a freshman at Northwood High School in Irvine, California. He has a strong interest in biology and medicine, and he aspires to work in specialized surgery in the future. Aaryan hopes to spread his love for STEM through InterSTEM and help make a difference in the community. Outside of STEM, he enjoys fencing, playing the piano, and reading books.



Former Members



Minseo Kim

Chief Operating Officer
2020-2021

Minseo (Min) is a junior at Beckman High School. Through InterSTEM, he aims to cultivate an interest in STEM among youths of varying backgrounds. He is the president of Orange County Coder and works to share his love of computer science and programming to the community. He also enjoys participating in different academic competitions in math and computer science. Outside of STEM, he is passionate about performing magic tricks and playing guitar.

Chris Song

Chief Financial Officer
2020-2021

Chris is a sophomore at Northwood High School. He is most passionate in the fields of math and physics and is involved in multiple clubs at his school. Through InterSTEM, he hopes to utilize what he has learned and help others progress to personal goals through tutoring. Outside of STEM, he likes listening to classical music while reading academic journal articles.


Bian Lee

Head of Technology
2020-2021

Bian is a junior at Northwood High School. He is most passionate about computer engineering. Through InterSTEM, Bian aims to spark greater interest for the vast field of STEM and build an international community that will contribute to the rapidly progressing technology industry. He spends most of his time programming and listening to music.

Lana Hwang

Head of Marketing
2020-2021

Lana is a junior at Northwood High School who hopes to provide a collaborative space for those interested in STEM through InterSTEM’s programs. She hopes to be able to reach people in all parts of the world, especially those who live in more underprivileged areas. She is passionate about science and math, and is especially interested in clinical psychology. Outside of InterSTEM, she enjoys reading plays and is ardently interested in creative writing.


Daniel Moon

Head of Marketing
2020-2021

Daniel is a junior at Blue Valley Northwest Highschool. He is currently interested in biochemistry and gene editing. He holds a strong belief that educational equity is extremely important and has begun working with InterSTEM to spread these ideas in STEM so that people can continue to grow their ambitions in STEM, He also plays tennis, violin, and is involved in other science-related clubs such as Science Olympiad and Scibowl.

Ashley Lee

Editor-in-Chief
2020-2021

Ashley is a junior at Northwood High School who enjoys writing news articles and features. Through InterSTEM, Ashley hopes to provide students a platform where they can find their interests and understand the relevance of STEM-related topics to the changing world. Additionally, she enjoys reading classic literature, watching films, and going to the beach during sunsets.


Mihir Kulkarni

Managing Editor
2020-2021

Mihir is a junior at Northwood High School. He hopes to spread his love for STEM through InterSTEM and help make a difference in the community. His involvement in the school newspaper and the InterStem writing team has helped develop his interest in journalism. He also enjoys watching sports and participating in robotics.

Jessica Dai


Jessica is a rising senior at Beckman High School who harbors a love for STEM and teaching, especially in helping students find what they are passionate for. Through InterSTEM, she hopes to aid students around the globe collaborate and research topics they enjoy. She is interested in computer science but also enjoys exploring math, physics, and circuitry. Beyond InterSTEM, she is a violinist, pianist, and avid digital artist.

Annabel Tiong


Annabel is a sophomore at Northwood High School eager to find opportunities to immerse herself in the community and further explore fields of interest such as biology or environmental science. By serving on the board of InterSTEM, she hopes to spread her passion for writing and politics by inspiring other students with similar passions. In her free time, she likes to admire correct usage of Oxford commas, Studio Ghibli films, and birds.

Aaron Yan


Aaron is a junior attending Northwood High School dedicated to learning and teaching biochemistry. His passion towards these feelings has led him to take part in InterSTEM in the development of a tutoring program for the sciences. Aaron plays volleyball and the violin. He also very much likes listening to Christian music and early 2010’s pop songs and watching movies.

Alden Zeng

Chief Financial Officer

Alden is an incoming junior at Northwood High School who enjoys studying chemistry and its application to advancing technology. Through InterSTEM, Alden hopes to broaden his horizon on the practices of STEM and provide a platform for the younger generation to contribute their voices to a rapidly evolving community. Outside of his interests in STEM, he is also a consistent runner and a saxophone player.

Alexander Chi

Director of Human Resources

Alex is a sophomore at Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks, California. He is passionate about mathematics and physics and hopes to help nurture other young members of his community to share his interest in STEM-related subjects. Alex enjoys playing the violin in his free time and is a member of his school orchestra as well as other local ensembles. He also is passionate about fencing and enjoys both competing in tournaments as well as watching the sport on television.