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

Writer
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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Thandi Ferris

Writer
Thandi is an aspiring clinical scientist from Antigua and Barbuda. She attended the Antigua Girls’ High School, Antigua State College, then the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Management Studies. She enjoys going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking. She is also an ambassador for a local non-profit organization, Her Shine Theory, which is dedicated to empowering young women, and she is a huge advocate for women in STEM. Her love for STEM, especially science, sparked during high school thanks to her uncle, who tutored her and connected the dots between the classroom and everyday life. She believes that everyone should appreciate the beauty of science and hopes to share her passion across the region.
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Jelani Payne

Contributor
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.
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Amy Li Baksh

Contributor
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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