Who is STEMsi

We are passionate about STEM education equity

Here at STEMsi, we are passionate about STEM education equity – high quality educational materials should be accessible to all students. Period. This idea inspired us to reach out to our fellow scientists, the leading experts in their respective fields, to help develop videos to be used to supplement curricula for middle- and high-school educators. Everything we create is open access, and everything we create is based on the most up-to-date knowledge we have.

We hope that by spreading the knowledge, we’ll spark the love and excitement that we feel for STEM in more students than ever before, and hopefully inspire those students to pursue STEM education, and eventually, careers.

Our Team

Dr. Sara Gushgari-Doyle, P.E.

Co-founder, Executive Director


Sara is an environmental microbiologist with a background in civil and environmental engineering and a STEM education enthusiast. Sara obtained her B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and her M.S./Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She spent 2 years studying environmental microbes as a  Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and currently, she is a microbiologist at the BioTech startup ZymoChem, Inc. 

Dr. Mon Oo Yee

Co-founder, Creative Director


Mon spends her day in the world of microbiology - always fascinated by the awesome things microbes do. By night, she turns these concepts and ideas into illustrations. She has a PhD in environmental microbiology with expertise in anaerobic and electromicrobiology and is currently advancing renewable enegy solutions through biogas research in Denmark. In her free time, she makes scientific illustrations for collaborators all around the world.

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Dr. Bashir Mohammed, Postdoctoral Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Kathryn (Katie) M. Everson, Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Kentucky, Dept. of Biology
Dr. Scott Miller, Wastewater Process Specialist Engineer
Dr. Aiden Cecchetti, Water Resources Control Engineer