Meet our Team.






















Chris Batalon

Chris is our STEM Coordinator and manages the STUDIO program at High Point.  He has worked at Neighborhood House since 2014 and continues to find new ways to teach culturally responsive curriculum to youth. A graduate from the University of Washington, Chris also loves to audio record and engineer music with youth.



Susie is a master's student in the Learning Sciences and Human Development program in the College of Education at the University of Washington. She conducts research on STUDIO, looking specifically at the mentor-mentee relationship building process. 



Kari is a junior at the University of Washington studying Informatics. As an undergraduate Lead Mentor, she works closely with the STUDIO staff and graduate students to ensure that youth and mentors are supported. She also supports the graduate students through documentation for research.


Greg Kusumi

Greg is our STEM Assistant and helps run the STUDIO program with Chris. He also works with the High Point Family Resource Center at Neighborhood House and helps develop local community events as well as programming for children and youth of all ages.  Greg also works for the Neighborhood House High Point Family Resource Center where he creates programming, implements and manages data bases and aids in volunteer recruitment.



Kimia is a senior at the University of Washington, earning a double degree in Biochemistry and Psychology. She has been a STUDIO mentor since her freshman year and is now one of the undergraduate lead mentors. She collaborates with Neighborhood Staff, as well as the graduate students in the research team in developing curriculum and documenting the youth's progress.


Everet Wang

Everet is an AmeriCorps volunteer with STUDIO serving at Neighborhood House's High Point Center. He graduated with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Washington, and was also a UW mentor to the STUDIO program prior to joining AmeriCorps.


Jiyoung Lee

Jiyoung is a PhD sutdent in Multicultural Education in the University of Washington. She has been a reseracher and supporter for the mentors and the youth developing curriculum, appreciating the beauty of diversity that we bring, and most of all, having a great time doing STEM with all STUDIO members. She is interested in building a tight knit community between universities and community organizations creating opportunties for all learners to transform their knowledge into action.