Who We Are

We're a group of engineers and writers passionate about celebrating and highlighting STEM in the Caribbean and the world.
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Danielle Bartholomew

Co-Founder and Executive Editor
Danielle attended St. Joseph's Convent, St. George's, and T.A. Marryshow Community College in Grenada before migrating to the United States, where she graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics. She loves to travel and meet people from different cultures. She's also passionate about history, reading, and playing musical instruments. Co-founding STEM Caribbean sparked her interest in journalism and entertainment. She's intrigued by the vast wonders of STEM and its potential to boost economic and social development in the Caribbean.
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Nathan Redhead

Nathan is a Grenadian writer and a graduate of the T. A Marryshow Community College in Grenada, where he earned an associate’s degree in sociology and psychology. While obtaining his associate’s degree, he was exposed to the world of poetry and expository writing as a member of the Writer’s Association of Grenada. He’s an avid lover of literature, and as a child, he spent the majority of his free time either watching the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet or trying to dismantle his toys to rebuild them into something that sparked his interest. As a Junior Writer, he hopes to reignite his passion for science and inventing, as well as improve his creative writing ability.
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Rol-J Williams

Rol-J is a fourth-year Biochemistry student at the University of St Andrews and is originally from Saint Kitts and Nevis. He is a poet, radio personality, avid debater, and a former regional youth parliamentarian. In 2017, he was one of twenty-four students to attend the Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE), organised by the Caribbean Science Foundation. He attended the Nevis Sixth Form College, where he obtained an Associate Degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry and Biology). He is a bibliophile and an archivist whose collection ranges from original copies of classic books to the 1997 Obituary of Michael Manley, former Prime Minister of Jamaica. Rol-J’s vision is for more involvement of students in the Caribbean in STEM so that they may also pursue it as a viable career option.
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Jelani Payne

Jelani is a Barbadian STEM educator, author, and multidisciplined engineer with 8+ years experience in renewable energy, energy management, manufacturing, marine and HVAC industries. During a career change, he published his first book in 2016. He received an opportunity to teach robotics at a secondary school in 2017 and soon after also began teaching at the Caribbean Science Foundation’s Barbados Junior Robotics (Summer) Camp. Jelani volunteers much of his time to work with students on STEM projects as well as publishing related articles in online and print media. Jelani is a binge reader who is deeply passionate about STEM and business. He also loves how STEM teaches you to think, experiment with and implement concepts.

Amy Li Baksh

Amy Li Baksh is a writer and artist from Trinidad and Tobago. She completed her degree in history and literature from The UWI, before following her love for writing across the span of several professions. She has always been fascinated by the way the world works, which led her to a love for science and all things STEM. Most of her work and personal projects surround her passion for activism, and her goal is to find ways to connect to the human stories behind STEM, and to see how we in the Caribbean are tackling the issues that we face today.
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