2020-2021 Cohort

The STEP UP Ambassadors are a group of STEP UP teachers and members who are committed to empowering fellow teachers to inspire young women to pursue physics.

This second cohort is comprised of 28 returning ambassadors and 51 new ambassadors!
* marks the Ambassador Coordinator, Bree, and her team of 7 Lead Ambassadors
^ marks our international ambassadors (supported by APS International Affairs)

  • Yusuf Albasri

    Yusuf Albasri^
    American School of Brasilia
    Brasília, DF - Brazil

  • Bree Barnett Dreyfuss

    Bree Barnett Dreyfuss*
    Amador Valley High School
    Pleasanton, CA

  • Blank

    Brian Bealer
    Auburn High School
    Auburn, NY

  • Suzy Beckham

    Suzanne Beckham
    Atlanta Girls' School
    Atlanta, GA

  • Blank

    Angela Benjamin
    Woodrow Wilson HS
    Washington, DC

  • Bishop

    Bryn Ann Bishop
    Canyon Crest Academy High School
    San Diego. CA

  • Penny Blue

    Penny Blue
    Lyons High School
    Lyons, KS

  • Bornhorst

    Cherie Bornhorst
    Teach@Mines
    Golden, CO

  • Calmer

    Joseph Calmer
    Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
    City of Industry, CA

  • Blank

    Charles Anthony Canestaro
    Cortland Senior High School
    Cortland, NY

  • Blank

    John Edward Clark
    Deltona High School
    Deltona, FL

  • Natasha Collova

    Natasha Collova
    Northern Highlands Regional High School
    Allendale, NJ

  • Danelix Cordero-Rosario

    Danelix Cordero-Rosario
    Residential Center of Educational Opportunities of Mayagüez
    Mayagüez, PR

  • Jim Deane

    James Deane
    Ottawa High School
    Ottawa, KS

  • Meghan DiBacco

    Meghan DiBacco
    Cinco Ranch High School
    Katy, TX

  • Blank

    Amy Douglas
    Captain Shreve High School
    Shreveport, LA

  • Daniel Dreyfuss

    Daniel Dreyfuss
    Saint Andrews School
    Boca Raton, FL

  • Amanda Early

    Amanda Early
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    Batavia, IL

  • Blank

    Patricia Ego
    Grand Oaks High School, Conroe ISD
    Spring, TX

  • Colleen Epler-Ruths

    Colleen Epler-Ruths*
    Shikellamy High School
    Sunbury, PA

  • Mike Fetsko

    Mike Fetsko
    Godwin High School
    Richmond, VA

  • Luci Finucan

    Luci Finucan
    Green Bank Observatory
    Green Bank, WV

  • Blank

    Henry Fung
    Irvington High School
    Fremont, CA

  • Blank

    Melissa Girmscheid
    West Point HS
    Avondale, AZ

  • Dan Gray

    Dan Gray
    Forest Grove High School
    Forest Grove, OR

  • Blank

    Shannon Swilley Greco
    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory/Princeton University
    Princeton, NJ

  • Alisa Grimes

    Alisa Grimes*
    Roaring Fork High School
    Carbondale, CO

  • Blank

    Matt Harding
    Iowa City West High School
    Iowa City, IA

  • Blank

    Travis Hartberger
    Woodrow Wilson High School
    Washington, DC

  • Nicole Harvey

    Nicole Harvey
    Rockwall-Heath High School
    Rockwall, TX

  • Michael Haskins

    Michael Haskins
    Greenhill School
    Addison, TX

  • Denise Michele Hicks

    Denise Michele Hicks
    Arizona State University CTE/STEM with Westview High School
    Avondale, AZ

  • Blank

    Elizabeth "Betsy" Hondorf
    Oak Ridge High School
    Oak Ridge, TN

  • Blank

    Victoria Honetschlager
    Shakopee High School
    Shakopee, MN

  • Emily James

    Emily James
    Brewster Academy
    Wolfeboro, NH

  • Jolene Johnson

    Jolene Johnson*
    Edison High School
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Brian Kays*
    Ramona Convent Secondary School
    Alhambra, CA

  • Kristina Kimble

    Kristina Kimble
    Alta High School
    Sandy, UT

  • Blank

    Mariel Kolker
    Morristown High School
    Morristown, NJ

  • Elegan Kramer

    Elegan Kramer
    Parkway North High School
    St. Louis, MO

  • Gloria Kreischer-Gajewicz

    Gloria Kreischer-Gajewicz
    Bowling Green High School
    Bowling Green, OH

  • Frank Lock

    Frank Lock
    Georgia State University
    Gainesville, GA

  • Savannah Lodge-Scharff

    Savannah Lodge-Scharff
    Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
    Boston, MA

  • Blank

    Vanessa Logan Wentzloff
    Avondale High School
    Auburn Hills, MI

  • Holden Lombard

    Holden Lombard
    Intrinsic Schools
    Chicago, IL

  • Laura Lusardi

    Laura Lusardi
    University of Wisconsin River Falls
    River Falls, WI

  • Blank

    Ben MacBride
    St. Paul's School
    Concord, NH

  • Blank

    Michael Madden
    Canandaigua Academy
    Canandaigua, NY

  • Susan Miller-Hendrix

    Susan Miller-Hendrix
    The Public Schools of Robeson County
    Lumberton, NC

  • Blank

    Dana Molloy
    Dobbs Ferry High School
    Dobbs Ferry, NY

  • Joe Muise

    Joe Muise^
    St. Thomas More Collegiate
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

  • Nicole Murawski

    Nicole Murawski
    Royal Oak High School
    Royal Oak, MI

  • Blank

    Thomas "TJ" Noviello
    Leominster High School
    Leominster, MA

  • Vivian O'Brien

    Vivian O'Brien
    Plymouth Regional High School
    Plymouth, NH

  • Blank

    Stephanie Ordaz
    Bentonville High
    Bentonville, AR

  • Monica Owens

    Monica Owens
    La Porte High School
    La Porte, IN

  • Blank

    Angie Leigh Parkes
    Columbia Public Schools: Muriel W. Battle High School
    Columbia, MO

  • Silja Paymer

    Silja Paymer
    Evergreen Valley High School
    San Jose, CA

  • Blank

    Sonia Pietrzyk
    Niles North High School
    Skokie, IL

  • Praisy Poluan

    Praisy Poluan
    Edison High School
    Huntington Beach, CA

  • Fran Poodry

    Fran Poodry
    Vernier Software & Technology
    Beaverton, OR

  • Alma Robinson

    Alma Robinson*
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA

  • Deborah Roudebush

    Deborah Roudebush
    Quarknet
    Fairfax, VA

  • Alison Ryder

    Alison Ryder
    Whitney Young Magnet High School
    Chicago, IL

  • Jeremy Secaur

    Jeremy Secaur
    Elyria High School
    Elyria, OH

  • Katherine Seguino

    Katherine Seguino*
    Naperville Central High School
    Naperville, IL

  • Rob Sheffield

    Robert Sheffield
    Laurens District 55 High School
    Laurens, SC

  • Blank

    Kathleen Shreve
    Homestead High School
    Cupertino, CA

  • Laura Sloma

    Laura Sloma
    East Kentwood Freshman Campus
    Kentwood, MI

  • Blank

    Kathryn Snider
    Discovery Canyon High School
    Colorado Springs, CO

  • Nichole Spencer

    Nichole Spencer
    Phoenix College
    Phoenix, AZ

  • Blank

    Alissa Sperling
    Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Blank

    Jason Sterlace
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA

  • Blank

    Jason Sullivan
    Montgomery High School
    Skillman, NJ

  • Sarah Tarbox

    Sarah Tarbox
    John Carroll Catholic High School
    Birmingham, AL

  • Jamie Taube

    Jamie Taube
    Da Vinci Science High School
    El Segundo, CA

  • Carlos Villa

    Carlos Villa
    National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
    Tallahassee, FL

  • Michael Wadness

    Michael Wadness*
    Medford High School
    Medford, MA

  • Blank

    Ashley Webb
    DeSoto Central High School
    Southaven, MS

  • Blank

    Ryan West
    North Central High School
    Spokane, WA

  • Shane Wood

    Shane Wood
    Mounds View Public School
    New Brighton, MN

  • Blank

    Daphne Wu
    W.H. Adamson High School
    Dallas, TX