About Us

We are a group of high school students who want to make a meaningful contribution to our community during the current crisis. This camp is not affiliated with any school or outside organization – this is an independent high school student-led camp. All counselors are volunteers.

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our instructors

Daniel Ballinas
Daniel Ballinas

Chemistry | Physics | Coding

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Elspeth Campbell
Elspeth Campbell

Intro to Economics

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Amanda Campos
Amanda Campos

Amanda is a rising senior at Cypress Bay High School in South Florida. She is an officer of her school's Science National Honor Society as well as the president of the Ecology Club. She aspires to become an environmental scientist one day and help diminish climate change. She is also passionate about community service and is the president of her school's Key Club. In her free time, she is either reading a mystery novel, walking her dog Melody, or re-watching Stranger Things for the seventh time.

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Lauren Kim
Lauren Kim

Cancer Biology

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Lleyton Lance
Lleyton Lance

Physics

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Sophie Lin
Sophie Lin

Genetics

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Sofia Mariano
Sofia Mariano

Chemistry

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Whitney Ribnick
Whitney Ribnick

Chemistry

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Grace Stowe
Grace Stowe

Cancer Biology | Chemistry

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Ryan Wang
Ryan Wang

Astronomy + US Gov

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Andre Nguyen
Andre Nguyen

US Gov

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Arin Harkawat
Arin Harkawat

Biology

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Daniel Li
Daniel Li

Biology

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staff

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Ryan Rana

Ryan is a junior at Watchung Hills Regional High School and is passionate about Computer Science and Computer Vision. He has completed and earned awards in the Congressional APP Challenge, Repl.It Hacks, and NJRSF. He has published independent research and self-deployed full-stack projects. He is interning at a startup aimed at combing fantasy sports and stock market trading and is an attractive freelance developer. Ryan has thought STEM to young students at Bricks4Kidz and Code Ninjas in the past as well as publishing tutorials on Medium. This is his third year working with SIP and oversees the operations of the organization as President.