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Students Impacted

About Us

Who Are We?

FER was founded in 2016 by with the goal of filling a gap in access to scientific learning for middle-school students in New Jersey. 

We have hosted annual events and mentorship, including virtual events in 2020 and 2021. FER currently welcomes participation of any middle school student in 5th thru 8th grade, studying in NJ, NY, or MD. If you’re interested in participating, have your parents or teacher reach out through our contact page!

Management Team

Our Founders organize the day-to-day operations of the FER and coordinate with our Regional and Mentorship Coordinators 

SAIF YASIN

FOUNDER

ZOE COATES FUENTES

CO-FOUNDER

sandra keyser

advisor

Recruitment Team

Our Regional Coordinators are schools’ main point of contact for recruitment. They coordinate school participation and provide an introductory meeting to students and teachers.¬†

JORDAN BURNETT

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, MD

STEFANIE DEFRONZO

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, NY

MARINA HAHN

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, NJ

YUSEF SHIBLY

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, NY

SHIVANI MODY

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, NJ

Mentorship Team

Our Mentorship Coordinators organize the mentorship program and learning modules. Once your school is enrolled in the FER, your Regional Coordinator will help you register for the appropriate mentorship sessions and will continue to serve as your main point of contact. 

CAROLINE TRAMONTANA

MENTORSHIP COORDINATOR

DAN BLUMENTHAL

MENTORSHIP COORDINATOR

JULIA SINATRA

MENTORSHIP COORDINATOR