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About

Michael Addis
Co-Founder and
Chief Executive Officer

Michael holds a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters of Engineering. He has worked for over a decade as a STEM professional. He was able to parlay his technical skills in Programming and deep curiosity for science by working for the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Health. He has published numerous scientific papers on novel findings in fields ranging from Diabetes to Neuroscience. Seeing how students flourish in tackling some of the most challenging physics, math and robotics challenges when placed in a project-based learning class was life changing.

Omari Sarjeant
Co-Founder and
Chief Curriculum Officer

Omari is currently a mathematics teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools. While working on a bachelors in electrical engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, he worked for Walter Reed teaching engineering to students and collaborating with teachers on project-based learning. Though unexpected, this was a career shift for him. Since then, he has completed his Master of Arts in Teaching and plans on pursuing a PhD in curriculum development.

Jurgen Tabaku
Co-Founder and
Chief Financial Officer

Jurgen holds degrees in Film Production and Accounting. While working at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, he met Michael and Omari as they all worked together teaching STEM based programs to young students. It was during this time that he rediscovered his love for science. His entrepreneurial spirit drove him to pursue a venture where he could further engage in such programs. In his spare time, Jurgen spends time with his two Siberian Huskies, exploring nature, and playing soccer.