Shayé is currently teaching intermediate math, intermediate science, middle school science and middle school fine arts. He previously taught science at the Muckleshoot Tribal School in grades 7 – 12 and currently works at The Evergreen School. His interests include: fencing, kendo, blacksmithing, Ultimate Frisbee, camping, SCUBA diving, kayaking video games and building (and teaching others how to build) lightsabers. He is currently trying to bring the maker movement alive at his school through hands-on learning through building.
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Zsa Zsa received her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health from the University of Washington. She currently works as a Youth Mental Health Counselor and Teen Peer Advocacy Program (TPAP) Coordinator at Asian Counseling and Referral Service in the Children, Youth, and Families department. She can be found providing mental health services to youth ages 7-18 and facilitating a Young Women’s Empowerment Group focusing on providing education on healthy relationships in various King County high schools. She enjoys the challenge of working with multicultural youth and families and utilizing evidence based practices with a cultural fusion.
Zsa Zsa has had previous experience working with tutoring low income youth and teaching basic web design skills, assisting with treatment goals for Therapeutic Foster Care Youth, serving as a school counselor in Seattle and Federal Way School District, and also coaching youth dance groups.
She continues to be part of the Seattle Dance Community by teaching adults at Westlake Dance Center, being a rehearsal director for the group Breed Seattle, coaching high school dance teams, teaching workshops around the surrounding area, and participating as a faculty member for Elite Dance Camp.
Zsa Zsa is interested in one day creating a practice that focuses on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and/or Movement Therapy.
Evan is a Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacist at the University of Washington Medical Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Gonzaga University in 2005 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at University of California, San Francisco in 2009. Though his day to day activities are as a clinical pharmacist working directly with liver and kidney transplant recipients, he has been involved in various clinical research projects. His scientific background, attention to detail, and familiarity with IRB procedures made him a natural choice for the Foundry10 IRB.
Beginning to study Business and Psychology for her undergraduate degree at Northwest University, Melanie Roque applied to The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in hopes to start working towards her master’s degree early. With only a handful accepted into the school per year off of life experience applications, Melanie started her education in Counseling Psychology in the fall of 2015. Melanie currently holds a position as a Family Service Coordinator at Seattle Children’s Hospital while juggling graduate school and a part time dance career. Upon completion of her four year program, her desire is to move into the Child Life mental health department at the hospital to utilize and share her joy and knowledge in movement therapy. Melanie has a heart for healing, culture diversity, and the performing arts. Her dream is to honor these passions while serving the global community in a way that would help people find their gifts and purpose.
Kristian is an economist at Valve Corporation where he works to applying statistics and economics to virtual economies and online storefronts. He has degrees in both Finance and Economics from Montana State University. Currently he works on analyzing the Steam’s international growth, customer interaction across the platform, and supporting developers in constructing and maintaining successful virtual economies. His previous work includes value determination in barter economies, quantifying inflation in virtual markets, perceived v. actual scarcity effects on item valuation, and network analysis of market makers in Steam trading.
Lisa Castaneda has a Masters degree in education and BS in Psychology. As a classroom teacher, she worked extensively with children ages 5 -14 for ten years. Her research interests lie specifically in cognition, attention, social/emotional development, expertise and creativity. She has a strong background in mixed methods research and is very interested in applied research as well as experimental protocols for learning.
Colin Katagiri received his BS in Oceanography and Minor in Marine Biology from the University of Washington in Seattle. His oceanographic research explored Alexandrium catenella and other harmful algal bloom (HAB) species as well as applications for marine technology and remote instrumentation. His passion for ocean research and technology was further developed during his time spent aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson, SCUBA diving with the UW Human Powered Submarine Team, and building ROVs with the UW Underwater Robotics Team. As an employee of foundry10, his current research interests have evolved to explore the pedagogy within tech and robotics. Specifically, Colin is working to empower students to lead their own learning, increase their confidence when faced with technological problems, and to think creatively about the future of an ever-changing tech industry.
Kathryn Gudmunson is currently working towards a PhD in Social Policy at the University of Leeds. She
has Masters degrees in Public Administration and Education and a broad range of research experience in
public policy areas. She has previously held research positions in both government and non-profit
organizations, as well as teaching at both the high school and university levels.
Marc studied Sociology at Highline College. His interest in studying how people develop through the influence of their environment led him to one day teach. In his years in college, he developed a love for music and dance which he has pursued rigorously since. His dance career spans over 10 years of performing. Over the years of performing he’s developed a love for developing choreography and teaching. He teaches youth of all ages but specializes in middle and high school students. Marc has a strong passion for the arts and continues to help the youth he interacts with develop their own interest in the arts. Merging his background in Sociology and dance, he aims to help individuals develop further through exposure to the arts.