Board of Youth Trustees
The board of young adults from grades 10-12 are in charge of examining the museum’s exhibits and curriculum, expanding our public relations, increasing our involvement in social media, and supporting fund raising efforts. Participants gain valuable experience in the inner workings of a business while learning team work, gaining organizational and prioritizing skills, and experiencing marketing and budgeting aspects of our organization.
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2013 Board Members
Brittany Bernstein, a sophomore at Centereach High School, is a veteran of the Long Island Science Center, having participated in the Summer Internship Program. This science enthusiast is a proud member of the Superintendent Student Council as well as an editor for her school newspaper. In her free time Brittany enjoys reading, poetry, and figure skating.
Noah Markewitz, a sophomore at Riverhead High School, has already spent many hours at the Long Island Science Center as part of the SMART Physics Program where his passion for science began. Noah plays for the North East Regional Premiere (NERP) Soccer League on his team called Mattituck Alliance. His other interests and hobbies include long distance track and playing alto saxophone.
Ryan DiResta, a sophomore at Riverhead High School, became interested in Physics and the Sciences after participating in our SMART Physics Program. He also participates in several clubs at his school such as the Leaders Club and the Renaissance Club. Ryan also plays Varsity Soccer, JV Basketball, and runs Varsity Track.
Juana Dobrzynski, a senior at Riverhead High School, has developed an interest in science, Biology in particular, from her participation in the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program through Stonybrook University. She hopes to influence community and children’s education at the science center. Juana is committed to helping others and plans to major in Occupational Therapy at Elizabethtown College next year.
Jennifer Perugi, a junior at Bishop McGann Mercy Diocesan High School, has always had a passion for learning, especially the sciences. Jennifer’s interests include quantum and particle physics and she sees herself becoming an engineer. She hopes to inspire the love of knowledge in younger children. Jennifer enjoys swimming and running as well as passing the time with a good novel.
Members at Large:
Leia Kent, a senior at Riverhead High School, has always been interested in math and science, a passion that inspired her to join programs such as Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and this Youth Board here at the Long Island Science Center. She participates in many other extracurricular activities such as the Community Awareness Program (CAP), Yearbook Club, Float Committee, and Cheer-leading and is a member of the National Honor Society. Leia plans to major in pharmaceutical studies at college.
Catherine Tumminello, a sophomore at Bishop McGann Mercy Diocesan High School, loves science and math and hopes to pursue criminal justice and forensics in the future. She has volunteered at Peconic Bay Medical Center and is an employee of the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. Catherine values physical exercise and enjoys playing tennis. She also plays the piano in her spare time.
Alexandra McKillop, a senior at Riverhead High School, is committed to the study of Biological Sciences and Genetics and plans to pursue a career in medicine. She has spent many summers studying at the Dolan DNA Learning Center. Alexandra is part of many clubs and organizations such as Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), the Community Awareness Program (CAP) and is the President of the National Honor Society at her school. She is a Peer Tutor and Riverhead Town Parks and Recreation Councilor. Alexandra also enjoys playing sports and is the Captain of the Varsity Softball Team and part of the Varsity Field Hockey team.
Amber Kempermann, a senior at Riverhead High School, is a forensic science enthusiast and aspires to work in a Crime Lab as well as in the field. She is part of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program, National Honor Society, Interact, and Youth Court. Amber participates in cheer-leading and lacrosse when she is not hard at her studies.
Gregory Gasparini, a Junior at Comsewogue High School, loves science and technology and hopes to work is laboratory one day. He is interested in persuing the study artificial intelligence. In his free time he enjoys video and computer gaming.