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Two of our co-teachers, as seen at our first D-block meeting:

Left: Joey (class of 2015), Team Leader and Founder.
Right: Howard, Faculty Advisor.


NameAiden ‘17

Age: 16

Reasons for Joining iGEM: I have an interest in biology and think that gentically modifiying living things is awesome

Interests: long boarding, programming, biking, fishing

One word to describe: tenacious

Committees: Fundraising

Name: Ellie “Flopsie” Wolf ‘15

Age: 16

Reasons for joining iGEM: Need to keep up with the latest sciences and technologies if you wanna control the world, ya know?

Likes: Film, comic books and anime, running road races, studies on myths and legends and Cheezit crackers with tea. 

One word to describe yourself: Cartoonish (is  that a word? I’m thinking of something that’s so exuberant and animated and exaggerated that it should more likely be in a cartoon than in real life)

From: Winchester, MA

Name : Jenny (Jee Youn) Woo ‘16
Age : 16
Intersests : psychology, psychiatry, biology, and literature. 
Reasons for joining : I got interested in the field of synthetic biolody since not only was I interested in biology but it also seemed like an intriguing topic to engage in.
One word to describe yourself : pertinacious
Committees : Design
From : Seoul, South Korea

Name: Liam Kaufer ‘16
Age: 15
Interests: Physics, biology, Engineering and Aeronautics.
Reasons for Joining iGEM: I like to see science in action!
One word to describe yourself: Avid
Committees: Design
From: Westchester, New York

Yixuan (Mason) Liu
Age: 17
Interests: Mechanics, Music, Physics, History, Philosophy, Programming, Basketball,arts and anything.
Reason for joining iGEM: Well it’s just worth a try, right? I mean, why not?
Word to describe myself: human
Committee: Design
From Shanghai, China.

Name: Nate ‘16

Age: 16

Interests: Biology, engineering, chemistry and animation
Reason for joining iGEM: I heard of it and thought that Genetic Engineering sounded interesting.
Committees: Design
From: Concord, MA

Name: Noa Machover ‘15

Age: 16

Reasons for joining iGEM: I love biology, problem solving, and thinking about practical ways to change and better the world — it felt like a great integration of my passions

Likes: The arts, trigonometry, the outdoors, literature, pets, cellular biology, neuroscience, programming, waltzing, knitting, cozy things, good conversation, traveling, small and beautiful things

One word to describe yourself: Curious

From: Waltham, MA

Committees: Project management, design, communications 



Name: Joseph (Joey) Boots-Ebenfield
Age: 17
Interests: Synthetic Biology, biotech, healthcare, archaeology, electronics, justice.
Reason for joining iGEM: It had been a dream of mine to do iGEM since eighth grade, so I began the journey to create a CSW iGEM team my freshman year.
Word to describe myself: Caffeinated
Team Leader/Co-teacher
From: Swampscott, Massachusetts


Name: Lilly (Claire) Kerper ‘14

Age: 17 
Interests: Engineering & physics, languages, visual arts, computer science (wow, it totally sounds like I don’t have a life outside of school)

Reason for joining: Trying out synthetic biology seemed like a natural extension of my interest in engineering—and it is!

Committees: Communications

From: Lexington, MA

One word: Dedicated

Name: Matt Waters ‘15

Age: 16

Interests: Biology, engineering, chemistry and animation

Reason for joining iGEM: I heard of it and thought that Genetic Engineering sounded interesting.

Committees: Design

From: Concord Massachusetts

Name: Ben Klebe ‘16

Age: 15
Interests: Electronics, Programming, Engineering, Design
Reason for joining: I enjoy engineering and was excited to apply that enjoyment to the field of biology.
One word: Practical
Committee: Communication

From: Lexington, Massachusetts

Name: Summer Ardell

Interests: Robotics, anthropology, world religions, theater, and biology. 
Reasons for Joining iGEM: I am really interested in both biology and engineering and iGEM is an amazing opportunity to combine my interests.
One word to describe yourself: Diverse 
Committees: Finances 
From: Melrose, Massachusetts

Name: Micah