President: Asa Cook

The President provides directional lead for all operations within TESLA. They communicate with the various committee leaders, manage external partnerships, and seek future connections with the community. They are in charge of providing the insight for the progress of TESLA, and being involved at every level of the organization, from working with Scholars to helping with grant writing or reviewing curriculum.

PRESIDENT: ASA COOK Class of 2018 Fort Washington, MD Biomedical Engineering "As an African American woman in science, I know what it is like to be in an academic field, surrounded by individuals who do not look like me. But I have also experienced the joy and ambition that stems from mentors and teachers assuring me that I could do anything. Studio: TESLA aims to bring that same joy and ambition to underrepresented middle school students. Students like me. And that is why I love this organization – I have the privilege of helping youth believe that anything is possible."  

PRESIDENT: ASA COOK

Class of 2018

Fort Washington, MD

Biomedical Engineering

"As an African American woman in science, I know what it is like to be in an academic field, surrounded by individuals who do not look like me. But I have also experienced the joy and ambition that stems from mentors and teachers assuring me that I could do anything. Studio: TESLA aims to bring that same joy and ambition to underrepresented middle school students. Students like me. And that is why I love this organization – I have the privilege of helping youth believe that anything is possible."