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Staff Members

Mr. Hitesh Dev

Franchisee and Center Director

Mr. Hitesh Dev is an innovative professional services director with track record of developing strategy and leading execution of tasks, outputs, and features that deliver value and increased efficiency within the product delivery and management of systems and services. His education includes a Master’s degree in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in Production Engineering. Over the span of his career, Hitesh has worked with organizations such as Deloitte, US Department of Defense, USAID, FDA, NIH, Gartner U.S Department of Labor and USPS to name a few. Hitesh Dev is a published author of a realistic fiction titled "To H-1B or Not to Be" and has been a Deloitte Faculty in the past. He is also a co-founder of a technology consulting firm and a successful Indian restaurant chain called “Masala Country”.

Mr. Pavan Jain

Franchisee and Center Director

Pavan Jain is an Analytical Software Architect, with over 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing software for complex embedded system using C and C++. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and is Engineering Management certified professional. Over the year he has worked for Mid-size corporation ’s and startups, he was also a Co-founder of startup Institutec Inc. He likes spending time with family (Wife and 2 Boys 10 and 4 years old) and is also a coach for soccer U10 boys’ team.

Ms. Sarah Christensen

Python and Science Instructor

Ms. Sarah Christensen has a strong background in STEM fields as well as pedagogical practices. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a MS in Geology and a Certificate in Pedagogy. She has honed her teaching skills throughout her 5 year professional career working in a variety of museums. She enjoys working with kids and keeping them engaged. She oversees the instructors and is a friendly face you will often see at the center. She has been an instructor with Stemtree since 2020 leading python classes especially, and a manager since the beginning of 2021. For the past 2 years she has also been a mom to lovely twins.

Mr. Rakesh Misra

Science Instructor

Mr. Rakesh Misra holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a professionally trained science teacher. He has the experience of teaching science subjects to Elementary, Middle and High schools students and a passion for teaching and helping children to frame and realize their goals.

Mr. Ishan Saha

Coding & Robotics Instructor

Ishan is an inquisitive, high school student passionate about working in computational astrophysics, machine learning, electrical engineering, and particle physics. He has participated in research projects in the past, such as working at the Green Bank Observatory, and leading organizations to expand his physics experience outside of school curriculum. He is looking to pursue professional-caliber research to expand my knowledge and experience in these fields. Ishan teaches Python, Scratch and Robotics at Stemtree of Ashburn.

Ms. Riya Pulla

Science Instructor

Riya, our Science Instructor is currently a Junior in High School and is enthusiastic about science and technology. Being a fast-learner, creative mind, and good communicator, she wants to engage kids in the STEM fields as well as spark a passion inside of them for science and engineering.

Ms. Alex Zhou

Coding and Robotics Instructor

Ms. Alex is a George Mason University Senior pursuing her degree in Information Systems. She is passionate about Java, Python and her excellent communication skills makes her a favorite with kids. She has excellent data analytics and accounting skills to complement her technology skills.

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