Student Program Staff

Student Program Staff

Colin Bergmann : Student Program Staff

Colin Bergmann

Student Program Staff

Colin is a Mechanical Engineering student (2021) at Northeastern. He became interested in STEM at a young age through taking apart and tinkering with various household appliances. He first started working with STEM outreach at his high school where he worked as a student mentor in his school’s fabrication laboratory. In this position, he introduced teachers, children, and English language learners to the space and helped familiarize them with the machines and software. At Northeastern he is involved in NUHOC, Enabling Engineering, and intramural dodgeball and badminton. Outside of STEM, Colin is passionate about the environment and enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and relaxing in the outdoors.


Tim Fiedler : Student Program Staff

Tim Fiedler

Student Program Staff

Tim is a bioengineering student (2021) at Northeastern. He first became interested in STEM when he joined the FIRST Robotics team at his high school. As a member of the team he was able to improve his programming and engineering skills, as well as, help at STEM outreach events organized by the team. These events focused on increasing interest in STEM by teaching young students about robots and engineering. At Northeastern, Tim is a member of the club ultimate frisbee team and the Biomedical Engineering Society. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, going to sporting events, traveling, and reading.


Sakura Gandolfo : Student Program Staff

Sakura Gandolfo

Student Program Staff

Sakura is a Pharmacy major (2023) at Northeastern University. She became involved with the Center for STEM following her participation in the Young Scholars Program, a six week high school research program. During the program, Sakura worked in Professor Carol Livermore's lab, focusing on origami-enabled liver tissue engineering, and she was given the opportunity to present her research at a science conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Sakura has also worked as a counselor for various summer STEM programs hosted by the Center for STEM and oversaw middle school and high school students. Outside of school, Sakura enjoys figure skating, hiking, and collecting watches.


Maddy Leger : Student Program Staff

Maddy Leger

Student Program Staff

Maddy is a Computer Engineering major with a Business Administration minor graduating in 2018. Maddy has been with the Center for STEM since her freshman year, and with the support and mentorship of the Center for STEM faculty has become a Gordon-CenSSIS Scholar, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Chapter president, and an active research student in Northeastern's Computer Architecture Research Group (NUCAR). Maddy loves helping out with the Friday field trips as well as Building Bridges. She also spent two semesters at the Parker Hill and Mattapan library branches.

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Nathalie Leger : Student Program Staff

Nathalie Leger

Student Program Staff

Nathalie is a Health Science major graduating in 2020 at Northeastern University. She has loved Biology since elementary school and got involved in other aspects of STEM during high school. She tutored kids in science throughout high school and enjoys working with children and getting them more interested in STEM. Nathalie will be helping with office work and also helping with field trips. At Northeastern, Nathalie is part of Best Buddies, various pre-med clubs, and NUeats. She likes to bake and loves dogs.


Emily Chernich : Student Program Staff (On Co-Op)

Emily Chernich

Student Program Staff (On Co-Op)

Emily is a  Bioengineering student at Northeastern. She has been involved in STEM programs and activities since middle school, one of which was Science Olympiad. She works at the Center helping lead programming at public libraries and field trips on campus. She likes working with students and seeing their excitement for STEM subjects.

Emily loves the outdoors, actively rock climbing, skiing, and hiking throughout the year. She loves baking, especially pies, of which she makes an excellent strawberry rhubarb pie.  She also enjoys traveling and hopes to study abroad in the coming semesters (in Europe or New Zealand).


Brittany Fung : Student Program Staff (On Co-Op)

Brittany Fung

Student Program Staff (On Co-Op)

Brittany is a physical therapy student (2021), pursuing a minor in computer science. She has been interested in STEM since she enrolled in a pre-engineering high school. In addition to working for the Center for STEM Education, Brittany is now on the e-board for the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Now she enjoys being able to continue to be involved with technology and engineering even though she chose not to major in either of those particular fields.

Brittany is involved with preparing for and helping out during field trips as well as doing research about new activities that the Center could implement. Outside of the Center, she enjoys programming (but at a very basic level right now) and doing anything involving crafting and creativity. She is especially excited about the emerging concept of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).


Phoebe Patwell : Student Program Staff (On Co-Op)

Phoebe Patwell

Student Program Staff (On Co-Op)

Phoebe is an industrial engineering major. After getting involved with STEM outreach through her high school's FIRST robotics team, she was very excited to have the chance to help support the Center for STEM Education. Her favorite part about working for the Center for STEM is getting to help run field trips and events at Northeastern for students throughout the Greater Boston area like the BPS Science Fair and the Building Bridges program.

Phoebe has worked with the Center for STEM Education since her freshman year and has worked on everything from field trips to outreach at the Curley School to curriculum development. Outside of work, she likes to cook, knit, and play board games with friends.


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