Cristina Valensisi

Director of Enrichment and Professional Development

Director of Enrichment and Professional Development for the Robinson Center...

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Kathryn Higgins

Program Manager

Program Coordinator for Enrichment Programs at the Robinson Center...

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Janette Rawlings

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator for the Saturday Enrichment and Summer Programs working with registration and logistics...

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Melissa Deabler-Urben

Transition School & Enrichment Coordinator

Melissa (she/her) works as the Transition School and Enrichment Coordinator at the Robinson Center for Young Scholars...

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Thomas Ames

Summer Stretch Instructor

Thomas has a B.S. in Mathematics and a Master’s in Accounting and teaches Algebra and Geometry...

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A.J. Balatico

Summer Stretch Instructor

Ph.D. candidate in Learning Sciences at the University of Washington...

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Liza Birnbaum

Summer Stretch Instructor

Liza holds an M.F.A. in fiction from UMass Amherst and teaches academic and creative writing...

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Truman Buffett

Summer Stretch Instructor

Truman will once again teach a fast-paced course in Geometry ...

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Gust Burns

Summer Stretch Instructor

Gust, a writer and musician, returns to teach a creative writing course in memoir...

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Amina Cesario

Summer Stretch Instructor

With a Ph.D. in marine science, Amina has focused her research on megafauna in the Egyptian Red Sea...

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Daniel Cook

Summer Stretch Instructor

Daniel received his Bachelor's degree in Spanish linguistics with an emphasis in the science of language acquisition...

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Kate Cook

Summer Stretch Instructor

Kate aims to affect her profession positively by a deep understanding of literacy practices...

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Jack Flesher

Summer Stretch Instructor

For Jack, philosophy has its moments that completely rock your world and make you stop and think...

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Rebecca Habtour

Summer Stretch Instructor

Rebecca delights in empowering students to more ably observe, understand, design, & reshape the world...

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Reese Johnston

Summer Stretch Instructor

Reese has been associated with the Robinson Center for a number of years, first as a student, now as an instructor...

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Nic Jones

Summer Stretch Instructor

Nic’s greatest joy when teaching is seeing students break out of rote memorization and start to think critically...

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Reginald Kent

Summer Stretch Instructor

Reggie Kent is a published author with an M.A. in English Literature. He is an M.F.A. student in Creative Writing at UW...

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James "Jym" Kinney

Summer Stretch Instructor

“At their heart, math, science, and theatre are the same. They are all telling a story."...

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Bee Lim

Summer Stretch Instructor

Bee has been a math teacher with Seattle Public Schools for the past 6 years, teaching classes from Geometry to Calculus...

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Jean Lutgen

Summer Stretch Instructor

Jean is a proud native Seattlite who is looking forward to her 20th year teaching Summer Stretch!...

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Xuetao Ma

Summer Stretch Instructor

Xuetao is a graduate student at UW, in the Material Science and Engineering department...

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Michelle Nguyen

Summer Stretch Instructor

Michelle has competed in mock trial at both the high school and collegiate levels and has won numerous titles and awards...

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Corey Olds

Summer Stretch Instructor

An award-winning teacher with more than 30 years of experience, Corey is returning to teach American Literature...

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Pauly

Summer Stretch Instructor

Pauly is a former Boeing engineer with a passion for teaching math...

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Becca Pilcher

Summer Stretch Instructor

Becca's goal is to find the ways in which language and art can converge to broaden the written word...

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Sanjana Ramesh

Summer Stretch Instructor

Sanjana's approach to teaching is equity-oriented and attempts to humanize both students and instructors...

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Shawon Riffat Ara

Summer Stretch Instructor

Shawon's journey in healthcare has been marked by significant clinical roles and impactful epidemiological research...

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Jeannine Sieler

Summer Stretch Instructor

Jeannine has been teaching Chemistry and AP Chemistry for almost 40 years...

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Nina Sobers

Summer Stretch Instructor

Nina is an instructor for the English Department, teaching composition, argumentation, research, and literary analysis...

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Melvin Soetrisno

Summer Stretch Instructor

Melvin once took the Stretch chemistry course he will now be teaching...

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Matt Stewart

Summer Stretch Instructor

Matt taught HS biology and physics for 11 years and now focuses on science education and creating equitable classrooms...

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Stephen Thornsberry

Summer Stretch Instructor

Stephen hopes young scholars from the program become active members of the local speech and debate community...

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Yen-Chu Weng

Summer Stretch Instructor

Dr. Weng is passionate about understanding and representing the world through numbers, maps, and data analytics...

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Louis Zheng

Summer Stretch Instructor

Louis loves talking about politics and the Supreme Court, especially how judicial precedent affects the underrepresented...

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