Operations Team

Site Directors

 VP operations: Anna Eddelbuettel  Class of 2019  Oak Park, IL  Biomedical Engineering and Educational Studies  Activities: ESS tutoring, Women’s Club Soccer, Kairos journal of Christian thought, Overflow campus ministry, Pappu Lab research  “I got involved with Studio: TESLA because I believe all students, regardless of their school, should have access to engaging and empowering STEAM experiences, and TESLA helps provide these. I want the world’s future scientists and engineers to come from all corners of this city and believe in their ability to solve problems and think critically from an early age. I consider it a privilege to work with and encourage our students alongside the rest of Studio: TESLA.”

VP operations: Anna Eddelbuettel

Class of 2019

Oak Park, IL

Biomedical Engineering and Educational Studies

Activities: ESS tutoring, Women’s Club Soccer, Kairos journal of Christian thought, Overflow campus ministry, Pappu Lab research

“I got involved with Studio: TESLA because I believe all students, regardless of their school, should have access to engaging and empowering STEAM experiences, and TESLA helps provide these. I want the world’s future scientists and engineers to come from all corners of this city and believe in their ability to solve problems and think critically from an early age. I consider it a privilege to work with and encourage our students alongside the rest of Studio: TESLA.”

There is one Site Director assigned to each school. Site Directors are essential to our organization because of their leadership role among the volunteers and their dedication to keeping operations running smoothly. They oversee a small group of volunteers (Site Facilitators) in guiding young scholars through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) problem solving. Each week, they present a STEAM-related challenge and work in conjunction with the Site Facilitators to mentor and help scholars hone their problem-solving skills.

Site Facilitators

Site Facilitators make up the core of Studio: TESLA operations. They are our ground troops who mentor young scholars through STEAM projects. A team of 3 to 5 Facilitators visit each site once a week, working closely with the Enrichment Team to implement valuable design-thinking projects and stimulate the creative problem solving process for every scholar.