Advisory Board



Ian Lee

Committee Chair

Ian Lee currently attends Northwood High School in Irvine, California, and serves as a Committee Chair of the advisory board for InterSTEM. Ian is enthusiastic about learning a broad range of subjects, from music to humanities to STEM. (In younger years, Ian's curiosity has led him to attempt to learn the Arabic script and design a self-sufficient aircraft, both of which have not been successful). Particular to STEM, he is most intrigued by theoretical chemistry and hopes to learn more about the subject. Ian is also involved in Model United Nations, and enjoys playing cello.

Arul Loomba

Chief Operating Officer

Arul is a rising junior at Rancho Cucamonga High School in California. He serves as an editor for InterSTEM, and is currently the Head Ambassador for the InterSTEM advisory board. As he increases his involvement with the organizations, Arul is continuing to look for opportunities to pursue a STEM-related career in the future. He is also currently passionate about regenerative medicine and genetics, especially since starting a biotechnology club at his school. In his pastimes he loves to play tennis, learn to cook, and read books.

Simone Rothaupt

Business Development Officer

Simone is a rising junior at Thousand Oaks High School in Ventura, California. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the InterSTEM North Los Angeles chapter, where she manages several writers and helps to organize the Speaker Series events. As a past member of the InterSTEM Research Program, Simone enjoys exploring STEM subjects, particularly medical economics and marine toxicology. In her free time, she loves to run cross country for her high school team, cook meals for her family, and write short stories.


Gordon Chang

Business Development Officer

Gordon is a rising junior in Rancho Cucamonga High School. He serves as the business development officer for InterSTEM and is a part of the North LA Chapter. Gordon enjoys STEM-related topics, especially biotechnology. In the future, Gordon plans to pursue biotechnology and business as career options. Though he has won numerous accolades and is very busy with activities, he still finds time to do the things that he loves. In his free time, Gordon enjoys running, swimming, and watching various animal documentaries. At school, he is heavily involved with Key Club, NHS, Student Achievement, a biotechnology club, and a math society.

Cayden Ginting

Head Marketing Officer

Within InterSTEM, Cayden Ginting, a rising junior currently attending Rancho Cucamonga High School, serves as a head marketing office for the organization’s North LA Chapter. He works with his peers to better promote the organization’s initiatives, which include tutoring services, ongoing research, and much more. Although he currently does not have a set career path in mind as of now, he is still exploring my options and all that the world has to offer. Aside from academia, Cayden enjoys a variety of unique hobbies including speedcubing and performing card magic, both of which are activities he’s enjoyed since his middle school years.

Saketh Bireddy

Head of Marketing

Saketh is a rising junior at Robbinsville High School in New Jersey. He serves as the Head Marketing Officer of Tutoring for the InterSTEM advisory board. In the future, he plans to pursue a career in STEM, so he looks for various opportunities to explore the wonders of STEM. Saketh works to promote the tutoring aspect of InterSTEM by looking for school tutoring program partnerships, overseeing the tutoring services, and overall finding new ways to better InterSTEM tutoring. While loving STEM, he is also active in his school’s activities by participating in Math League, Science Olympiad, and Chess Club. In his free time, Saketh enjoys playing soccer with his friends, watching anime, and playing video games.


Leona Alonso

Head Marketing Officer

Leona Alonso is a rising junior at Elkins High School from Houston, TX. Aside from being Interstem’s Head Marketing Officer for blogging, she enjoys other leadership opportunities such as Altruism, a nonprofit campaign dedicated to promoting literacy through the organization of book/school supply drives and various fundraisers. She doesn’t really know what exactly she wants to be when she grows up yet, but she’s leaning towards an engineering field since STEM is a very strong interest of hers. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends, play video games, and watch anime.