Art Sphere Staff 2024

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead
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!
Administrators

Administrators help to run the office and keep everyone on the same page. They send out information to the organization, reach out to people, and help each team with tasks where they can.
Ana Bim

Ana Bim
Assistant Director

  • Tasks IT activities: Leading the IT Team guiding them through the projects and their activities, conducting 

improvements in the ASI’s Onboarding process and projects, working with the director to coordinate and supervise daily activities, planning and implementing new programs, tracking programs progress, ensuring internal policies, assisting co-ops/volunteers with technical issues and new applications, onboarding new co-ops/volunteers, creating tutorial videos, and managing Microsoft 365 users’ access. Social Media activities: creating content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, making designs in Canvas, collaborating and promoting ASI’s projects, supporting the handout’s group, supporting members of the team, and designing handouts. General activities: collaborating in surveys, and researching for ASI’s projects.

  • Hobbies Watching movies and series, travelling, walking, cooking, spend time with friends and family.
  • I joined ASI because… I wanted an opportunity to give back to the community using my IT skills and experience and I admire the ASI’s purposes and work. I also wanted to gain more work experience.
  • Expertise Computer Science
Sam Park Young

Sam Park Young
Volunteer Coordinator

  • Tasks I manage the onboarding of new volunteers.
  • Hobbies Reading, writing, cooking, and walking with my dog
  • I joined ASI because… I wanted to use my skills to help underserved youth and support art creation in the community.
  • Expertise Psychology and Sociology
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Bethany Morton-Jerome
Remote Data Organization

  • Tasks I work on organizing ASI’s SharePoint drive so that it’s easy for staff to find and use what they need.
  • Hobbies I love to read, hike, and travel with my family.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I have a background in social work and am now completing a degree in library and information science. 
  • Supporting ASI through data organization is a great intersection of these two fields that allows me to get some more experience with information architecture.
  • Expertise Library & Information Science
Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall
Executive Assistant

  • Tasks Onboarding, offboarding, organizing, formatting working documents, recoccuring meeting coordination/scheduling
  • Hobbies Photography, mixed media, writing, and video games.
Lindsay Vail

Lindsay Vail
Volunteer Coordinator

  • Tasks Assist in volunteer management/coordination
  • Hobbies I like to sew (costumes, clothes, etc.) and play video games.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I think art education is important and I wanted to help make a difference!
  • Expertise Translation and Localization Management
Kate Field

Kate Field
Project Organizer

  • Tasks Organize art projects
  • Hobbies Reading, gardening, biking, hiking, sewing (badly)
  • I joined ASI because . . . Art has always been an integral part of my life and I believe it to be essential and accessible to children.
  • Expertise Textile Design
Nadara Bacon

Nadara Bacon
Office Assistant

  • Tasks Mini projects needed for launching on the website
  • Hobbies NA

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . 
  • Expertise PharmD/ MBA
Nour Safi

Nour Safi
Executive Assistant

  • Tasks Onboarding, volunteer recruiting, document organization, schedule meetings
  • Hobbies Cooking, watching movies, music, & traveling

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . I want to support ASI’s mission of promoting art and music education to underserved youth.
  • Expertise Global Security & Justice, Middle Eastern Studies
Richard Hwang

Richard Hwang
Admin

  • Tasks Admin Team
  • Hobbies Running, basketball, drawing

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . I joined ASI as a way to offer my skills and energy to bettering our communities and brightening the lives of disadvantaged youth through art.
  • Expertise Analysis & Management / Economics
Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith
Admin

  • Tasks Volunteer Coordination
  • Hobbies My cats, school, reading, writing, learning

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . It seems like a great organization that I would love to put time and energy into to achieving goals
  • Expertise Criminal Justice
Naman Jain

Naman Jain 
Project Manager

  • Tasks Management and coordination
  • Hobbies Music and Art

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . In order to utilize my skills for creating impact and giving back to the community.
  • Expertise Engineering Management
Bernardo Carletti

Bernardo Perez Carletti
Spanish Translator

  • Tasks I`ll be in charge of translating manuals into Spanish.
  • Hobbies I love to play basketball and the guitar. I also love to get together with family and friends in an “Asado” (Argentine barbecue) and spend time with them.

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . I joined ASI because I wanted to start making a career as a translator and volunteering is a great way to gain experience and make a positive impact in the world. In addition, I want to help you spread your impact in education to the hispanic community.
  • Expertise National Sworn Translator of English
Shalom Monterrubio

Shalom Monterrubio
Spanish Translator

  • Tasks Spanish translator 
  • Hobbies I love reading, writing, decorating cakes and spending time with my family.

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . It is an opportunity for me to continue growing professionally, contribute to the Spanish-speaking community in the United States and at the same time continue dedicating time to my family.
  • Expertise Communication
Carli Harpel

Carli Harpel
Spanish Translator

  • Tasks Spanish translating
  • Hobbies Reading, singing, outdoor activities

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . A great opportunity to maintain my Spanish and work with a wholesome company.
  • Expertise Spanish and communications, marketing

Data Analysts

Our Data Analysts collect and analyze data about how the ASI web site is used. The analysts then tell ASI what its website users are interested in seeing and doing on the website.

Ruoxuan Li

Ruoxuan Li
Data Analyst

  • Tasks Analyzing data 
  • Hobbies Watching drama and movies, playing instruments like ukulele and guitar
  • I joined ASI because . . . I’m interested in ASI’s mission to promote arts education to young people, and I want to apply my skills and knowledge to help.
  • Expertise Data Science
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Yuke Li
Data Analyst

  • Tasks Data Analysis
  • Hobbies Playing soccer, exploring all kinds of cafes 
  • I joined ASI because . . . I am a data-driven person and really excited to analyze data and create effective data collection tools for ASI!
  • Expertise Statistics
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Sijia Ma
Data Analyst

  • Tasks Data Analysis
  • Hobbies Watching movies, dancing, playing guitar, bakery, DIY
  • I joined ASI because . . . I decided to join your company as a data analyst volunteer because I’m passionate about data analysis and I want to gain practical experience in the field. 
  • As a volunteer, I have the opportunity to work on real-world projects and contribute my skills to a meaningful cause, which is very important to me. Additionally, I hope to expand my professional network and learn from experienced professionals in the industry. This experience will also help me build my portfolio and resume, and demonstrate my dedication to the field. Overall, I’m excited about the opportunity to contribute my skills and learn from others through this volunteer position.
  • Expertise Statistics
Dustin Tran

Dustin Tran
Data Analyst

  • Tasks I want to use my data analytics skill set to examine data and deliver meaningful insight.
  • Hobbies Learning the tools of data analytics; Reading web novels; Hiking/Running; Driving/Exploring Local Area
  • I joined ASI because . . . An opportunity to gain experience in a data analyst role for a good cause.
  • Expertise Computer Science
Dinah Byam

Dinah Byam
Data Analyst

  • Tasks Help with data analyst related tasks
  • Hobbies Writing 
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to help an organization doing something great for the community and kids by giving some of time in my field of interest.
  • Expertise Data Analytics
Walter Leitmeyer

Walter Leitmeyer
Data Analyst

  • Tasks Data analysis
  • Hobbies Running, board games, casual video games, audio engineering
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to continue using my analyst skills in real world situations while between jobs.
  • Expertise Computer Science
Supriya Patil

Supriya Patil
Data Analyst

  • Tasks Data analysis
  • Hobbies Painting, Reading, Gardening, Jogging, Cooking
  • I joined ASI because . . . Very passionate about using art to help students. Use data source to develop reports to create metrics,measures, facts. Use data to troubleshoot the cause of any problems and anomalies.
  • Expertise Management Information Systems
Kun Li

Kun Li
Data Analyst

  • Tasks I utilize my analytics skills to derive actionable insights from data, aiming to enhance the quality of life and decision-making for young individuals.
  • Hobbies Kungfu – Tai Chi, Driving, Traveling, Hiking
  • I joined ASI because . . . I was a teacher in China and really enjoyed the time with children. It makes me excited to make contributions and transform kids’ lives through the arts at ASI.
  • Expertise Busines Analytics

Teachers

Teachers make ASI a fun learning experience for everyone. They make lesson plans, lead live sessions,
and share their expertise.

Kristen Rucker

Kristen Rucker
Art Teacher

  • Tasks teach kids in person and online while incorporating knowledge of art.
  • I joined ASI because… I really love
 

the organization’s mission and their approach towards teaching with a focus on creativity. Art has always been a big part of my life given that I am an Interior Designer.

Kristene Macantantan

Kristine Macatantan
Curriculum Research

  • Tasks Research for Web pages and lesson plans
  • Hobbies Crochet, knitting
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to have some creative outlet that is

also beneficial in my future career path such as doing research.

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Daniela Cassetta
Certified Art Teacher

  • Tasks Teach Art!
  • Hobbies Painting, embroidery, reading
  • I joined ASI because… Seemed like a great organization, as I am a teacher during the school year, it works well for me over the summer.
  • Expertise  Fine Arts/ Art Education
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Helayne Drell
Art Teacher

  • Tasks I’ll be making educational TikTok’s!
  • Hobbies I play rugby, paint of course, love fashion, acting, and learning languages
  • I joined ASI because… I wanted a position that incorporated art, teaching, and working with kids!
  • Expertise  Psych, and Poly sci. Studying Bioethics
Rachel Austin

Rachael Austin 
Online Music Teacher

  • Tasks Create virtual music lessons
  • Hobbies Singing, Performing, Reading
  • I joined ASI because… To help guide younger students and develop my creative interests as a musician and educator.
  • Expertise Music

Video Editors and Animators

Video Editors make lessons visually appealing. Their work typically sees them editing lessons to be brief, informative, and interesting for kids. Animators help to make ASI more interactive. In addition to helping with videos, they also help to make the site more interesting with the help of animation.

Victoria Sanua

Victoria Sanua
Online Video Editing Manager

  • Tasks Edit videos as well as assist/manage other video editors with editing process
  • Hobbies Playing video games,

editing gameplay videos for my sister’s YouTube channel, and just doodling

  • I joined ASI because . . . I chose to join ASI because I wanted to improve my editing skills as well as gain experience in a managerial position and just meet new people!

Ashly Laureano
Story Animator

  • Tasks Create animations for ASI’s YouTube/TikTok accounts.
  • Hobbies Some of my hobbies include drawing, playing guitar, and skateboarding.
  • I joined ASI because…I discovered your application on LinkedIn seeking animators, and I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to use my skills in animation to help out.
Zakiyyah Madyun

Zakiyyah Madyun

Video Editor

  • Tasks Edit videos
  • Hobbies Reading, graphic design, photography, yoga!

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . It is an opportunity to give back and meet new people in Philly while doing work I love!
  • Expertise Cinema Production
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Hazuki Ishikawa
Animator 

  • Tasks I’ll make motion design/animation in After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Cinema 4D.
 
  • Hobbies I love cooking.
  • I joined ASI because… I want to contribute to helping people through my animation skill and collaboration work.
  • Expertise Animation 
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Nina Moothedath
Animator

  • Tasks Create animations!
  • Hobbies Reading, graphic design, singing
  • I joined ASI because . . . ASI provided me an opportunity to enter the accessibility field while fulfilling a mission I believe in.
  • Expertise Journalism major, Applied Analytics and Web Development minor
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Sakura Hoshi
Animator 

  • Tasks Animation
  • Hobbies Drawing, Reading
  • I joined ASI because… Because we can support students with art!
  • Expertise Animation & Visual Effects (3D Animation emphasis)
Jorge Orozco

Jorge Orozco

Video Editor

  • Tasks Edit videos and promotional content for ASI
  • Hobbies In my free time I enjoy creating collages, playing sudoku, volleyball, and skating!

  • I joined ASI because . . . I chose to join ASI because I think it’s a great opportunity to give back to my community while also strengthening my career skills in video/media work!
  • Expertise Film and Television
Antoinette Radcliffe

Antoinette (Toni) Radcliffe
Accessibility Assistant

  • Tasks Generate subtitles for ASI’s video content
  • Hobbies I’m a new puppy mom, so lots of dog-related activities! I also love to listen to podcasts and write creative non-fiction.
  • I joined ASI because . . . ASI provided me an opportunity to enter the accessibility field while fulfilling a mission I believe in.
  • Expertise Nonprofit Management
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Elizabeth Monasky
Editor

  • Tasks Write and edit captions
  • Hobbies Painting, video games, anime, board games, cats
  • I joined ASI because . . . I love ASI’s mission and wanted to contribute what I can!

IT Support

The IT Support team helps staff members operate the systems of ASI. Aside from helping with troubleshooting, they also manage accounts for the company.

Josh West

Josh West
Technologist

  • Tasks Assist with IT issues the ASI team may have.
  • I joined ASI because… I want to leverage my talents to benefit Art

Sphere remotely.

Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips
IT Coordinator

  • Tasks Provide IT Support to staff and co-ops.
  • Hobbies Tech and Sport
  • I joined ASI because… To aid in
 

helping children learn more about Art.

  • Expertise Management Information Systems
Rupali Walunj

Rupali Walunj
IT Support/ App Designer

  • Tasks Support users with Microsoft 365/Wordpress, help Web team with any issue or query, design handouts, and do 

research on different ASI projects.

  • Hobbies I love sketching, baking , travelling
  • I joined ASI because… I want help ASI achieve its goal and spread the ASI work while learning new things. I want to help in any way I can to make a difference and I am very happy to join ASI.
  • Expertise Computer Science, Engineering, and Science.
 
Russell Glidewell

Russell Glidewell
Help Desk

  • Tasks Help Desk
  • Hobbies Playing video games, hiking, and spending time with my cats.
  • Hobbies Sports (watching and playing), hikes, reading, travelling
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to help young ones who need a head start in life. I have had that in certain ways, and it has helped me tremendously. Everyone doesn’t have those advantages, and I believe that it becomes our responsibility to give back so everyone has a fair chance at an opportunity to better their life. 
Timo Stander

Timo Stander
IT Support

  • Tasks Implementation and management of Microsoft 365 Non-Profit plan. Conducting and controlling process, security,

information, IT capabilities, resources and activities. End-user support and technical advice.

  • Hobbies Computers, Golf, spending time in nature.
  • I joined ASI because . . . Art Sphere is such a diverse organization with people from all cultures and backgrounds. It is a privilege to use my skills to contribute towards Art Sphere’s vision to inspire and transform young lives through art.

Barbara Turk
IT Support

  • Tasks IT Support as requested
  • I joined ASI because . .  I wanted to volunteer.
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Mackensie Eiserman
IT Support

  • Tasks UX Research and Design
  • Hobbies I have kids, not hobbies.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I have been interested in and learning UX for a while on my own. I wanted experience working on a real UX project.
  • Expertise Education/English as a Second Language
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Tristin Guanzon
UX/UI Designer

  • Tasks Work with a UX team to create a helpful and useful app!
  • Hobbies In my spare time I can be found with my nose in a book, exploring Philly, cuddling with my dog, or daydreaming about my next design project!
  • I joined ASI because . . . I am an artist at my core and they were looking for another UX Designer. I love the idea that ASI uses art to help make the world and future a better place. Everyone deserves art!
  • Expertise Painting, Printmaking & Psychology
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Margot Field
User Interface Design

  • Tasks UX consulting and interface design for internal app
  • Hobbies Cooking, Baking, Drawing Landscapes, Reading
  • I joined ASI because . . . I was looking for a volunteer project and saw ASI on LinkedIn. I enjoyed being a volunteer teacher for ASI in 2017 so I thought it would be good to return using my new skillset.
  • Expertise Biology and Studio Art
Siyang Bai

Siyang Bai
UI Designer

  • Tasks UI Design
  • Hobbies I like playing computer games and visiting any kind of exhibitions.
  • I joined ASI because . . .   Because art can be the cure for anyone, and I have the skill to help.
  • Expertise Interactive Telecommunication (Interactive design)
Marcos Lizenberg

Marcos Lizenberg
UX Design 

  • Tasks I would like to help with UX Research, Design Thinking, App Prototyping and Logo Design.
  • Hobbies Reading,writing, playing basketball, cycling, baking, watching movies and series, playing boardgames.
  • I joined ASI because . . . Because it seems to be a strong organization with a meaningful mission.
  • Expertise Cinematography, Screenplay
Dan Elliget

Dan Elliget
UI/UX Designer

  • Tasks Design UI/UX 
  • Hobbies Camping, watching sports, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and EATING.
  • I joined ASI because . . . Wanted UX/UI design experience and liked what ASI does for the community.
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Vishwa Shankar
IT/Development

  • Tasks IT support
  • Hobbies Work, Chess, calisthenics, indoor rock climbing
  • I joined ASI because . . .I’m looking to volunteer with ASI to enhance my skills and knowledge while contributing to their technology initiatives and making a positive impact.
  • Expertise Computer Science
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Edward Young
IT Support

  • Tasks IT support
  • Hobbies Basketball, Running
  • I joined ASI because . . . Because I’m passionate about education and community engagement. Also, I wanted to gain some skills in managing Microsoft 365.
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Shuwen Zhao
Software Engineer

  • Tasks Software Engineer volunteer
  • Expertise Computer Science
Miguel Kent

Miguel Kent
IT Support 

  • Tasks IT Support Technician 
  • Hobbies Traveling, Stock Trading and Piano/Vocalist
  • I joined ASI because . . .  I joined ASI to help communities in need – while simultaneously gaining experience as an IT professional.
Hiba Grami

Hiba Grami
IT Support

  • Tasks Provide IT Support as needed
  • Hobbies Cooking and Watch TV Shows
  • I joined ASI because . . . Platform to utilize and enhance my skill set
  • Expertise Electronic Engineering
Shiyi Gong

Shiyi Gong
IT Support 

  • Tasks IT Support
  • Hobbies Reading & cooking
  • I joined ASI because . . . To provide a good platform
  • Expertise Computer Science
Courtney Mitchell

Courtney Mitchell
Scrum Master- IT 

  • Tasks Fulfill the Scrum Master volunteer role for the IT team
  • Hobbies Reading, traveling, researching, continuous learning, investing, etc.
  • I joined ASI because . . .  To gain experience in the IT field and Scrum Master role
  • Expertise Policy Analysis & Management / Economics
Scott Cohron

Scott Cohron
Microsoft 365/Active Directory Admin

  • Tasks Administer the Microsoft 365 user accounts and access
  • Hobbies Cyber Security, electronics/appliance repair . . . I like to tinker and learn.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I enjoy helping others. I have a vast set of technical skills and love to offer them to whoever needs them. I like what ASI is doing and am happy to help out.
Abdiwahab Ahmed

Abdiwahab Ahmed
Microsoft 365 Administrator

  • Tasks Technical support and system administration on Microsoft 365.
  • Hobbies Playing sports, watching movies.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to help an organization doing something great for the community and kids by giving some of time in my field of interest.
  • Expertise Political Science
Alysia Martin

Alysia Martin 
Remote IT Help Desk

  • Tasks I would like to jump on technical support tickets or anything related to the technical needs of Art Sphere.
    volunteer role for the IT team
  • Hobbies I love to travel.
  • I joined ASI because . . .  I chose to join ASI because I appreciate the work the organization is doing with the arts and as a parent this is a great thing to see. Additionally, I chose to join ASI because it has a opportunity for me to gain some IT experience.
  • Expertise IT Support
Ismael Castellanos

Ismael Castellanos
Support/M365 Admin

  • Tasks Improve user’s performance and productivity in IT.
  • Hobbies I like to read, to take long walks and watch football (soccer).
  • I joined ASI because . . .  I want to make a good, positive impact in different communities in this country thanks to my expertise in IT.
  • Expertise Software Engineer
Jingpeng Ruan

Jingpeng Ruan
Software Engineer

  • Tasks Software Development
  • Hobbies Watching movies and listening to music
  • I joined ASI because . . . I’m eager to apply my tech skills to foster innovation and support our mission with practical, impactful solutions.
  • Expertise Computer Scienve

Web Designers

Designers help to shape the image of Art Sphere. This includes making handouts, creating graphics for videos, and designing the website so everything looks just right.

Israel Howell

Israel Howell
Web Developer

  • Tasks Help maintain the web site 
  • Hobbies Reading, gaming
  • I joined ASI because . . . To gain experience while contributing to a good cause.
  • Expertise Computer Science 
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Guy Guckenberger
Web Maintenance

  • Tasks I maintain and update the ASI web site.
  • Hobbies Technology, Listening to Novels & Family
  • I joined ASI because . . . ASI is a great organization.
  • Expertise WordPress, Elementor, HTML/CSS, Corel PaintShop
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Glory Joe
Web Designer

  • Tasks Web design
  • Hobbies I love drawing and painting. I also enjoy working out and watching documentaries!
  • I joined ASI because . . . I joined ASI to make an impact using the skills that I have learned in college and have acquired through life.
  • Expertise Computer Information Systems
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Efe Kaya
Web Developer

  • Tasks I’m a web developer, especially front-end development.
  • Hobbies I love listening to hip-hop very much and I love coding.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I chose ASI because it serves a very good purpose.

Shubham Kamat

Shubham Kamat
Web Design Team

  • Tasks Maintain the website and work on SEO
  • Hobbies Arts and Crafts, Singing, Listening to music
  • I joined ASI because . . . Because I like volunteering and the Web Developer position matched my profile and the Art domain suited my interests.
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Aliya Feggins
Web Designer

  • Tasks Web design 
  • Hobbies Game development, drawing, knitting
  • I joined ASI because . . .  I wanted to use my skills to help the community.
  • Expertise Game Design 
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Rigo Villanueva
Web Development

  • Tasks Web Development
  • Hobbies Reading, Origami, Playing board games, Dungeons and Dragons
  • I joined ASI because . . . To volunteer and gain experience
Muhammad Aslam Khan

Muhammad Aslam Khan
Web Developer

  • Tasks I will manage the WordPress site as a web design team member.
  • Hobbies Gardening
  • I joined ASI because . . . I was looking for some volunteer work and wanted to contribute to the community.
Melk Cortes

Melk Silva
Web Developer

  • Tasks Front-end development
  • Hobbies I have an interest in learning about different cultures and traditions. I am passionate about cooking and love trying out new recipes. 
  • I joined ASI because . . . From what I have observed, I can see that your company is serious and the idea of joining as a volunteer has caught my attention.
  • Expertise I have some experience with web development using HTML and CSS.
Artemis Liu

Artemis Liu
Software Engineer

  • Tasks Web Design 
  • Hobbies Working out, Video games, coding

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . To enhance my coding ability and hopefully to learn from other developers.
  • Expertise Business
Rodrigo Fisch

Rodrigo Fisch
Web Developer

  • Tasks Web development
  • Hobbies Sports: jiu jitsu, workout, swimming, running 

  • I joined ASI because . . .  I understand that the best way to develop into something is by helping and teaching. I aim to grow in the IT market.
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Jinke Zhao
Web Designer

  • Tasks Review existing page’s content and maintain ASI’s WordPress Site.
  • Hobbies I am a musical fan.

  • I joined ASI because . . .  I consider what ASI does meaningful for providing opportunities with children to learn arts and cultures. I would like to myself to help ASI be a better place for children.
  • Expertise Computer and Information Sciences
Howard Yao

Howard Yao
Software Engineer

  • Tasks Web Development
  • Hobbies I love to create Vocaloid music. 


  • I joined ASI because . . . I want to enhance my own ability and experience as a software developer in a teamwork environment. In addition, I love the idea how ASI is giving opportunities for those kids who may not have that condition to chase their dream as I was one of them.
  • Expertise Computer Engineering
Patrick Kell

Patrick Kell
Web Design

  • Tasks Web Design

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . Passion for impact & tech. ASI’s mission resonates with me. Excited to use my skills for positive change.
  • Expertise Software Engineering
Yongchun Chen

Yongchun Chen
Software Engineer

  • Tasks Web Design
  • Hobbies Rock Climbing, Hiking
  • I joined ASI because . . .  I chose to join Art Sphere Inc. because it aligns with my passion for using my computer science skills in web design to positively impact the community. I am drawn to their mission of empowering youth and neighborhoods through the arts, and I see this as an opportunity to contribute meaningfully while growing personally and professionally in a field that resonates with my values.
  • Expertise Computer Science
Reshu Narang

Reshu Narang
Web Design & Data Analytics

  • Tasks Web Design and helping with data analysis
  • Hobbies Learning and Researching about new technologies

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . I just came across the volunteer position on LinkedIn and that ASI was working toward the art and music, which interested me.
  • Expertise Computer Science and Information Technology
So Hoan Hua

So Hoan
Web Developer

  • Tasks Work on the website
  • Hobbies Gaming, movies, crafting

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . To develop my skills as a web developer.
  • Expertise Biology
Gustavo Faustino

Gustavo Faustino
Web Developer

  • Tasks I make parts or complete websites.
  • Hobbies I create sections or entire websites.

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . It’s good to help people, for both sides. Art Sphere is committed to this and was one that provided me an opportunity to help others alongside them.
  • Expertise Major: Analysis and Systems Development, Minor: Web Development.
Ilya Flaks

Ilya Flaks
Web Developer

  • Tasks Java programming
  • Hobbies Music, baking, reading

  • I joined ASI because . . . I joined to get some experience with Java while contributing to a cause I care about.
  • Expertise Biological Sciences
Funke Agboola

Funke Agboola
Scrum Master

  • Tasks Scrum Master for Web team
  • Hobbies Audio books and movies

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . I love interacting with and engaging young people. I have prior experience as a Project Manager and I am currently transitioning into a Scrum Master role. I recently got my Scrum Master certification in PSM I. I believe this volunteer role will avail me opportunity to bring my experience to the table and also give me the chance to practicalize my new knowledge of Scrum.
  • Expertise Scrum Master Certification
Anna Head

Anna Head
Scrum Master

  • Tasks Project coordination and facilitation
  • Hobbies I love taking nature walks.

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . ASI aligns with two of my passions serving underprivileged children and helping teams become high performing via Scrum
  • Expertise Social Work
Victor Araujo

Victor Araujo
Web Developer

  • Tasks Web Design/Development
  • Hobbies Gaming, Drawing, Writing
    programming

  • I joined ASI because . . . Looking to work on something that allows me to apply my programming/creative skills into something meaningful.
  • Expertise System Analysis and Development
Stanley Chao

Stanley Chao
Remote Web Designer

  • Tasks Maintain ASI’s WordPress Site
  • Hobbies Movie, Badminton, Music

  • I joined ASI because . . . I am currently studying a programming course and I am eager to gain more practical experience in web design as well as working in a team. My main motivation is to apply my skills and knowledge to contribute to society in a meaningful way. I am excited about making a positive impact through my work.
  • Expertise Computer Science
Jonath Oliviera

Jonath Oliveira da Silva
Web Developer

  • Tasks Back End Programming
  • Hobbies Gym, reading and running outdoors
  • I joined ASI because . . . To be able to help with the knowledge I have about technology, and try to make a better place for people.
App Developers

Our App Developers create “apps” that are used on mobile devices to display information from the ASI website and ASI’s teaching programs.

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Wenjie Chen
App Team

  • Tasks App Programming
  • Hobbies Hiking, listening to music, Japanese Animation
  • I joined ASI because . . . I am interested in art education and app programming. I hope to use my power to bring more beautiful things.
  • Expertise Communication Data Science
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Aaryaman Sharma
App Developer

  • Tasks I will be maintaining Art Sphere Inc.’s WordPress Site by creating web pages using programming languages HTML/CSS / JavaScript to promote ASI’s interactive programs, online classes, free resources.

  • Hobbies Playing video games, listening to music, exploring new places
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to gain experience as a Web Developer and also wanted to contribute towards the progression of ASI. 
  • Expertise Computer Science
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Linda Qian
App Developer

  • Tasks Work on ASI’s internal and external apps, design and manage cloud-based apps, and support other technology-based projects as needed.
  • Hobbies Travel, cooking and hiking

  • I joined ASI because . . . I am here to support the mission and gain developer experiences.
  • Expertise Secondary Math Education
Cary Htan

Cary Htan
App Developer

  • Tasks Develop Apps
  • Hobbies I like watching soccer matches, going to the gym and playing games.
  • I joined ASI because . . . of its impactful mission in promoting art education and engagement within communities. Their commitment to fostering creativity and making art accessible to all resonates with my personal values. I’m eager to contribute my skills to their inspiring initiatives.
  • Expertise Computer Science
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Wenjie Chen
App Team

  • Tasks App Programming
  • Hobbies Hiking, listening to music, Japanese Animation
  • I joined ASI because . . . I am interested in art education and app programming. I hope to use my power to bring more beautiful things.
  • Expertise Communication Data Science
Manasvini Mantriprag

Manasvini Mantripragada
Scrum Master for App Team

  • Tasks Help to streamline the app’s build, create an environment of agility, and resolve impediments
  • Hobbies Reading, traveling

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . To get hands on experience with scrum projects and to contribute to a great offering!
  • Expertise Psychology
Harim Woo

Harim Woo
Application Developer

  • Tasks Develop ASI applications as a fullstack software engineer
  • Hobbies Running, plant tending, photography, documentary

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . I am from Philly and wanted to contribute my skills as a developer!
  • Expertise Neuroscience
Asya Azkin

Asya Azkin
App Team Scrum Master 

  • Tasks Project coordination
  • Hobbies Collaging, thrifting, hiking

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . I love art and helping the community.
  • Expertise Computer Science & Psychology
Kenny Fan

Kenny Fan
Scrum Master

  • Tasks Providing servant leadership to ASI’s IT App development team as a Scrum Master.
  • Hobbies Reading, going to the gym, watching movies

     

  • I joined ASI because . . . To gain experience as a scrum master
  • Expertise Computer Science

Designers

Designers help to shape the image of Art Sphere. This includes making handouts, creating graphics for videos and designing the website so everything looks just right.

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Ashley Goff
Graphic Designer

  • Tasks Graphics Design
  • Hobbies Reading, playing video games, cuddling with my cat, drawing
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to use my design skills for a cause that I care about + gain more professional experience
  • Expertise  Digital Art and Design
Keely Lassig

Keely Lassig
Graphic Designer

  • Tasks Graphic Design
  • Hobbies Reading, Crochet, Scrapbooking, Cooking & Exercise
  • I joined ASI because . . . I love art and I love teaching children and giving back to my community. I want to help the organization in many ways and especially where I am most skilled (graphic design).
  • Expertise Fashion Marketing and Design, Economics
Baashirah Broughton

Baashirah Broughton
Graphic Designer

  • Tasks Graphic Design
  • Hobbies Drawing, Painting
  • I joined ASI because . . . I like the idea of becoming an Art Therapist one day and I believe that volunteering with Art Sphere will be beneficial in gaining insight and experience in the art field.
  • Expertise Art
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Elora Brown
Handout Designer

  • Tasks I am a Teaching/Content Creator
  • Hobbies I enjoy crocheting, drawing, animating, making kandi bracelets and perlers, and the occasional singing.
  • I joined ASI because… I chose ASI because I wanted to volunteer somewhere art related and when I found ASI and saw how I could use my art skills for teaching or content creation for the organization I knew it would be a perfect match.
  • Expertise  Currently my major is General Studies with minoring in Art and Design but I plan for my Major to be Animation.

Social Media

Our social media team focuses on the public persona of Art Sphere, Inc., which includes platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Jade Hingtgen

Jade Hingtgen
Social Media Manager

  • Tasks I run ASI’s social media accounts, collaborate with other teams to promote material and set up fundraisers, and collect analytics

data from ASI’s website and social media accounts.

  • Hobbies I love to read gothic novels, make candles, research cultures around the world, and work on a travel blog I have
  • I  joined ASI because . . . I joined ASI originally to gain work experience at a local Philadelphia non-profit and I wanted to keep my creativity and love for art alive while going to a predominantly science based school.
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Ashar Wasim
Social Media

  • Tasks Create and schedule posts for social media, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Hobbies Play guitar, edit videos, and watch YouTube
  • I joined ASI because . . . To improve my skills and build my resume while helping a great organization
  • Expertise Marketing & IST
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Anson Huang
Marketing

  • Tasks Assist with the social media team
  • Hobbies Art, tennis, movies
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to contribute to an organization that I resonated with, which meant it had something to do with the arts. Providing opportunities to underprivileged children to explore the arts was a mission that I valued and believe can make an impact.
  • Expertise Economics, Statistics
Zichun Wang

Zichun Wang
Social Media Coordinator

  • Tasks Social media
  • Hobbies Embroidery and cross-stitch
  • I joined ASI because . . . Really appreciate the philosophy and working atmosphere here
  • Expertise Master of Science in Marketing Science and Business Analytics
Allison Engelbert

Ally Engelbert
Social Media Coordinator

  • Tasks Social media
  • Hobbies Reading, writing, listening to music, and creating however I can!
  • I joined ASI because . . . I really connect with ASI’s mission of using art to teach and empower youth, and wanted to expand my social media skills while working with this great mission.
  • Expertise English and Communications
Zaina Maswood

Zaina Maswood
Marketing Specialist

  • Tasks Marketing/Social Media
  • Hobbies Reading, writing, painting, gardening
  • I joined ASI because . . . I chose to join ASI because I love the organization’s mission to bring art education to children.
  • Expertise Major: English, Minor: Political Science
Ira Romero

Ira Romero
Admin Team Member

  • Tasks Help manage Admin Center
  • Hobbies I like to write, draw, read, or anything generally creative.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I’ve done small projects with Art Sphere through my high school before, and I found myself heavily invested in their mission plan. 

I have a passion for art and education, so I couldn’t think of a better way to contribute my time to a charitable cause.

Mya Deve

Mya Deve
Social Media Coordinator

  • Tasks Social media
  • Hobbies Musician and Artist
  • I joined ASI because . . . I would love to gain experience in bringing awareness through social media.
  • Expertise I am double majoring in Marketing and Music
Faith Chadwick

Faith Chadwick
Social Media Coordinator

  • Tasks Design and post media promoting ASI
  • Hobbies I love to read, write, do Pilates and hike!
  • I joined ASI because . . . I’m a strong proponent of providing art education and therapy to children! Art teaches invaluable skills and is an incredible therapeutic outlet.
  • Expertise Medical Studies and Spanish (3+2 PA Program)
Sophie Gaddes

Sophie Gaddes
Social Media Volunteer

  • Tasks Social Media Communications
  • Hobbies Reading, writing, playing video games, running, Zumba
  • I joined ASI because . . . I want to make a difference in children’s lives and introduce them to amazing experiences and help them explore their creativity! I also want some experience in communications.
  • Expertise Curriculum and Instruction
Kiarah Guzman

Kiarah Guzman
Social Media Volunteer

  • Tasks Aid with posts on social media platforms.
  • Hobbies Reading, crafting, exercise, music
  • I joined ASI because . . . I was very inspired by the mission of the company. I value the importance of connecting people, especially children, with art and culture.
  • Expertise Journalism
Bri Rodriguez

Bri Rodriguez
Social Media Coordinator

  • Tasks In my social media role, I am responsible for spreading ASI’s promotional online content and managing ASI’s social media campaign to spread awareness of ASI’s community and classroom programs.
  • Hobbies Reading, writing, photography, listening to music, cooking, baking, crafting, and attending rock concerts.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I’ve been seeking out opportunities to gain more experience while currently enrolled in school as a graduate student. I came across ASI during my search and the organization’s cause strongly resonated with me. I already had relevant social media experience and I wanted to dedicate my time towards making a difference and bringing change for underserved youth.
  • Expertise Information
Erin Li

Erin Li
Marketing Manager

  • Tasks Drive data insights through data analysis and help develop strategy to engage ASI’s audience on social media.
  • Hobbies Dancing, Traveling
  • I joined ASI because . . . ASI is a really good place to support children and adults in a meaningful way. I want to help ASI and help more people.
  • Expertise Business Analytics
Alyssa Kim

Alyssa Kim
Remote Marketing Manager

  • Tasks I will be working with social media managers, measuring and reporting the performance of digital marketing campaigns, helping design banners and posters, managing and publishing content development and so on.
  • Hobbies Digital Drawing, Reading, and Video Games
  • I joined ASI because . . . Being able to volunteer in an organization dedicated to sharing and teaching art to young communities falls in line with not only my personal interest in art but also my belief that art should be an inclusive and open experience. I think my younger self would have loved a program like this at my school.
  • Expertise Media, Culture, & Communication

Writers

Writers make much of the content on the site and help other departments with wordings. Taking care of the social media accounts, researching topics, and making words make sense to everyone we work with.

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Ken Tobias
Proofreader

  • Tasks Proofread content for accuracy, clarity, and conciseness.
  • Hobbies Acting, stand-up comedy, lucid dreaming.
  • I joined ASI because . . . I joined ASI to use my professional skills to benefit the larger community.
  • Skills BS Therapeutic Recreation; MA Contemplative Psychotherapy
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Susan Victoria Sato
Proofreader

  • Tasks Proofread
  • Hobbies Cooking, baking, exercising
  • I joined ASI because . . .  To gain experience as a proofreader/editor
  • Skills Computer Science and Engineering
Priscila Mattozo

Priscila Mattozo
Proofreader

  • Tasks Proofread web pages 
  • Hobbies Reading, walking, traveling
  • I joined ASI because . . . Would love to help enrich the lives of youth
  • Skills CIS & MBA
Garrett Carvajal

Garrett Carvajal
Writer

  • Tasks Write grants!
  • Hobbies Reading, embroidery, and video games are three of my main hobbies!
  • I joined ASI because . . . I am invested in making sure that youth have educational opportunities to grow, learn, and express themselves creatively! I am also looking forward to getting more experience with grant writing.
  • Skills Major in English Literature, Minor in Women’s Studies
JaLeia Johnson

JaLeia Johnson
Technology Writer

  • Tasks Proofreading, writing & editing
  • Hobbies Spending time with friends & family, bible study & creating self-help and purpose TikToks.
  • I joined ASI because . . . For volunteer experience & to help build my portfolio.
  • Expertise Journalism & Communications
Ginny Foster

Ginny Foster
Proofreader

  • Tasks Proofreading
  • Hobbies Reading, playing piano, quilting
  • I joined ASI because . . .  I need proofreading experience, and I love all things artsy.
  • Skills General Studies and English
Ashia Murphy

Ashia Murphy
Blogger

  • Tasks Write blogs!
  • Hobbies Web design, reading, writing, listening to music and videos on YouTube
  • I joined ASI because . . . I think it is a really innovative company and like what they are doing for the community.
Pascha Hokama

Pascha Hokama
Writer/Editor

  • Tasks Writing and editing
  • Hobbies Ceramic wheel throwing, Cooking, Baking
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to get involved in sharing art with the community, especially with children because art can be very impactful for everyone at a young age.
Anthony Savasta

Anthony Savasta
Content Writer

  • Tasks Content Writing
  • Hobbies  Music, writing, reading, movies
  • I joined ASI because . . .  Improve my resume
  • Skills Criminology
Pearl Werbach

Pearl Werbach
Proofreader

  • Tasks Review documents for grammar, spelling, and clarity!
  • Hobbies Volleyball, cooking and baking
  • I joined ASI because . . . I want to help further the ASI mission of empowering youth through the arts!
Mary Sasso

Mary Sasso
Proofreader

  • Tasks Proofreading
  • Hobbies Reading, cooking, baking, traveling
  • I joined ASI because . . .  To develop my proofreading skills and give back to the community.
  • Skills English
Lorraine Thomas

Lorraine Thomas
Writer

  • Tasks Writing and reviewing a wide variety of content for ASI
  • Hobbies Triathlon training and racing (swimming, cycling and running) keeps me busy!
  • I joined ASI because . . . I enjoy using my skills and giving time to projects and organizations that benefit the community.
  • Skills Pharmacology major and PhD
Stephanie Corwin

Stephanie Corwin
Proofreader

  • Tasks Proofread documents for Writer and Grant Writer Team
  • Hobbies Running, reading, knitting
  • I joined ASI because . . . I wanted to volunteer for an organization that understands the importance of serving communities through the arts.
  • Expertise Undergraduate: Music and German; Graduate and Doctoral studies in Music