Staff 2020-21

At ASI, we have a consistently rotating group of volunteers and staff. Get to know a selection of our large staff ranging across the different teams of our organization!

Alexis Tibbs

Web Designer

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Information Systems. At Art Sphere I am a part of the web team where I work on updating the website’s content to be more user friendly.  

Ana Bim

IT Support

I am from Brazil and have been in the U.S for a year and a half, my background is in computer science. My role in Art Sphere is diverse (social media, IT), but I love that I am able to contribute to making someone’s life better which was something I have always longed to do.

Arielle Vallet

Art Teacher

I am an alumni of Temple University with a degree in Film and Media Arts. I am a teacher at Art Sphere because I am able to pursue my passion of creating scripts and videos as well as interacting with the community.  

Ayana Curtis

Art Teacher

I am a 3rd year Africology & African American Studies major with a minor in Sociology at Temple University. My role at ASI is as a teacher which I have prior experience in, one of my passions is teaching students the power of expression through writing.  

Blair Nakamoto

Graphic Designer

I am an art college graduate and have had the pleasure of previously working with Art Sphere. I returned because I am able to help others unlock joys and strengths in themselves through creativity and ongoing motivation.  

Brandon Cuevas

Animation Team

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Computer Science. At Art Sphere I work with both the animation team and am in charge of donations. I love that this job allows for me to create new connections as well as leadership and opportunities to learn new tasks.

Caleb Metew

Web Designer

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Computing and Security Technology. At Art Sphere, I edit blog posts and fix broken links on the website. In my free time, I like to listen to music and play soccer. 

Christopher Lee

Web Designer

I am a junior at Drexel University majoring in Computer Science. At Art Sphere, I work on web design. In my free time, I like to watch videos, listen to music, and play games. 

Emily Davis

Web Designer

I’m a sophomore co-op student at Drexel University majoring in Computer Science, and I work on the Art Sphere website! In addition, I enjoy creating and listening to music, namely my favorite band, TWRP.

Eric Meng

Web Developer

I am a junior at Drexel University majoring in CS. At Art Sphere I am a web developer. I have prior experiences in programming and am so happy to bring that to ASI.

Jared Daniels

Video Editor

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Game Design and Production. At ASI I work as a video editor where I am able to do something so creative and passionate. I love that Art Sphere is able to bring together so many disciplines and perspectives.

Jay Chenh

Animator

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Computer Science. At Art Sphere I work on moving files from Google Drive to Microsoft 365 and organize accordingly. 

Jedidah Groseclose

Art Teacher

I am a junior nursing student at Drexel University with minors in public health and health services administration. At ASI I write art curriculums for students ages 8-12 and instructional videos for our YouTube channel.  

Jennifer Granato

Content Strategist

I am a SEO Content Manager at Publicis Health Media. At Art Sphere I assist with cross-platform content strategy and search engine optimization. I am inspired by the ASI mission to empower students and give back to the community.  

Jess Soriano

Volunteer / Consultant

I am an outpatient therapist with a background in research. At ASI I developed a guide to help teachers emotionally support at risk youth. I love working with ASI because I strongly identify with their mission to support and empower youth.  

Jineva Byrne

IT Support

I joined Art Sphere to support the initiatives that have been affected by Covid-19. I have prior experience in Microsoft 365, Google Suite and a variety of other databases and CMS.  

Josh West

Technologist

I am one of the founding partners of Super Humane, where we work on building software to improve the human condition. I am thrilled to be able to leverage my talents to benefit Art Sphere remotely given that I live in Colorado Springs.  

Justin Poovathinkal

Web Designer

I am a sophomore at Drexel University studying Computer Science. At Art Sphere, I work on Microsoft 365. I enjoy listening to music and outdoor activities such as camping and I am also a Philadelphia sports fan. 

Kristen Rucker

Art Teacher

I am a teacher at Art Sphere. Art has always been a big part of my life given that I am an interior designer, I love that I am able to share the passion of art with the children that I teach.  

Kyle Kaempf

Writer & Marketing Support

I am a senior at Drexel University studying Sports Business with a concentration in Marketing and EntrepreneurshipI am at Art Sphere to not only help with the marketing efforts but to also make an impact on the community while applying and learning knowledge.

Laura Cho

Art Teacher

I am a junior at Wellesley College majoring in Chemistry. At Art Sphere I create instructional and learning videos for all kids of all ages to be inspired by important artists from history and to develop their own creative mindset.  

Lev Gawdiak

Animator

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in information systems. I enjoy art, sports, and music. I am excited to be able to get real world experience and learn as much as I can.  

Likitha Uppala

Video Editor

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Information Systems. At Art Sphere I am a video editor and work on uploading video content, making TikToks and other social media content.

Lydia Cowles

Web Designer

I am a Sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Civil Engineering. At ASI, I help work on the website. I love listening to music, and in my spare time I enjoy playing RPGs (role playing games) and baking. 

Madeleine Smith

Teaching Artist

I am an alumni of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which allows me to be a teacher at Art Sphere teaching art, mural and design. I use this as a tool for developing student’s problem solving skills and encourages them to be curious about new subjects.  

Mallika Kodavatiganti

Writer

I am a senior at Drexel University majoring in biology. I hope that I am able to pursue a career in medicine. At Art Sphere I work on editing blog posts and love that I am able to be a part of a team that values creativity. 

Mathew Cipriano

Video Editor

I am a junior at Drexel University majoring in Game Design and Production. At Art Sphere I work on editing the YouTube videos, because not only do I have prior knowledge in editing I am also able to learn additional art forms while doing so.  

Maura Mealy

Writer / Editor

I am a sophomore at Drexel University, currently majoring in Psychology! Here at Art Sphere I work on the blog. In my personal time I really enjoy painting and music, I can play three different instruments! (piano, saxophone, and ukulele) 

McKenna Mason

Designer

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. At Art Sphere I design fun and educational handouts, I love that I am able to still explore creative design work which is unlike many of my classes.  

Miguel Geniza

Music & Sound Designer

I am in my 2nd year out of a 5 year program majoring in Computer Science at Drexel University. My role at ASI is to create different sounds and music from ASI content, which is something I enjoy doing outside of Art Sphere, projecting feelings through sound.  

Molly Hildebrand

Graphic Designer

I am a sophomore Computer Science major at Drexel University. Here at ASI I create GIF animations for the website and social media.
Noah Bowden

Video Team / Microsoft 365 Training

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Computing Security and Technology. At ASI I work with the video team to develop and distribute Microsoft 365 videos to the staff. This work allows for me to gain real world experience outside of the classroom and my major.  

Rupali Walunj

IT Support / Web Designer

I am a graduate from Pune University with a degree in Computer Science. I have prior experience with training from Google’s IT department and am happy to bring that knowledge to Art Sphere.  

Shaheeduz Zaman

Writer / Editor

I am a junior at Drexel University majoring in Management Information Systems. At Art Sphere I work on categorizing, and editing the blogs. I think that art is a powerful tool to express yourself and I love being a part of an organization that encourages that in children. 

Simone Shemshedini

Graphic Designer

I have a background in graphic design and illustration, as well as experience working with kids in an arts education setting. I assist with all things graphic design and layout design. I enjoy thinking critically about art, while also using it as a tool for social change.

Sophie Najjar

Teacher / Designer

I’m an artist and designer. At Art Sphere I am a teacher and work on the handouts which allow for me to explore different subject material and find ways to make that accessible to a younger audience.  

Syam Shukla

Web Designer

I am a sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Computer Science. At Art Sphere I work with the web design team to fix issues regarding user experience. I am also involved in moving organization files from Google Drive to Microsoft 365 and setting up team members on this new platform.  

Tahjanae Nichols

Teacher

I am currently a senior Psychology major at Temple University. The main three aspects of art I’m involved in are creative writing, painting, as well as drawing! I love colorful, expressive, abstract as well as realistic art.

Timo Stander

Virtual IT & Technical Support

I am from Cape Town South Africa, with a background in IT. I have prior experience in the Corporate Environment, since joining Art Sphere I have been able to offer my services to make a difference in the lives of students.