Fellows at MSLC

Our goal is to bring contemporary science and mathematics into middle school classrooms. Rutgers graduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines conduct hands-on-scientific activities on the  Rutgers Science Explorer, extending the Rutgers science community beyond the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses. GK-12 fellows, originally funded by the NSF DRK12 grant, are currently supported by the external grants, donations, the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS).

Graduate Fellows


  • Diana Grajeda - Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Kathleen Cracknell - Department of Psychology
  • Jessica Johnson - Department of Engineering-Materials Science & Engineering​
  • Holly Josephs - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering​
  • Jessey Kreinik - Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences ​
  • Leah Hopkins - Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
  • April Micci - Department of Plant Biology​
  • Branden Sanabria - Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience ​​
  • Ria Sarkar - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences​
  • Christopher Thai - Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine​
  • Shubham Gupta - Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Satyam Saini - Department of Computer Science
  • Aditya Jonnalagadda- Department of Computer Science
  • Ariella Askew - Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Joseph Breneman - Department of Physics
  • Amanda Liyanaarachchi - Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Lailatou Bambara - Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology

Program Coordinator

Emanuel Serrano-Perez

Program Director

Carrie Ferraro, Ph.D.

If you have questions or testimonials you would like to share, please contact our the Rutgers Science Explorer Director:

Carrie Ferraro, Ph.D.
Address: 618 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
P: 848-445-3442
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