Meet Our Team
Zainab Abbas, Chair, Founder and CEO
Zainab Abbas is the board chair, founder, and chief executive of SciTech2U Inc. She received her B.S. from Knoxville College, and M.S. from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Zainab lends her expertise to SciTech2U as the CEO, managing all day-to-day activities, budgeting, volunteer and instructor recruitment, program and resource development. She also develops curricula and instructs most SciTech2U programs.
Patrick Gallagher, Vice-Chair
Kevin D. Bryant, Board Member, Director of Programs, and Treasurer
Kevin D. Bryant currently serves as the Treasures of SciTech2U Board of Directors, and the Director of Programs. As Treasurer, Kevin overseas all financial reporting aspects of SciTech2U, and as Directors of Programs, Kevin assists in developing innovating OST and after-,school programs, including funds development to support them.
Teherehma White, Student Member of the Board, and Secretary
Hannatu Abbas, Board Member
Hannatu is an educator in the DMV region with over 15 years of experience in several local school districts. She initially began supporting SciTech2U by sending her children to camps from the inception of the organization. Today, Hannatu serves on the board to help foster enriching experiences for students from all over the region. Hannatu has BAs in Sociology and Communications from Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Education from Johns Hopkins University. She enjoys sparking a love of learning and curiosity in all children.
Adea Mandulo, Board Member
To provide underrepresented, K-12 students access to quality, innovative STEAM education using experiential learning meant to engage and enrich their passion for STEAM.
Nurture future scientists through hands on experience to ensure equal access to STEAM careers.
Founded in 2011 in Montgomery County, MD, SciTech2U, is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization with a mission to nurture future scientists by providing high-quality and creative, out-of-school time (OST) and after-school scientific instruction and activities to youth, K-12.
SciTech2U’s philosophy of learning is based on the belief that when students “experience” learning, they are more likely to gain and retain additional knowledge. That is why SciTech2U invests in developing innovative and creative hands-on, experiential learning activities to reinforce complex STEAM concepts in a safe and nurturing environment.
Students confidently learn to dissect organs, explore cancer cells, discover revelations of DNA, become effective stewards of the environment, design and build crafts, experience gravity in wind tunnels and through in-flight aeronautics, and more.
At SciTech2U, we believe that every child deserves access to high-quality and innovative learning opportunities regardless of any barriers they may experience. That is why SciTech2U seeks and invests a significant amount of resources to make its OST programs accessible to ethnic/racial minorities, low-income persons and females.