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We Lead With Our Values

We can only do this work with kids if we’re working on ourselves. All of us are trying to be better human beings. Sure, some days are harder than others, but the point is we’re all trying. All of our EDMO® staff, from the Home Office to the field, practice and recognize each other for the same six SEL skills we aim to build in kids: Responsibility, Empathy, Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving and Emotion Management (The EDMO® RECIPE). We recruit staff as much for their character as for their experience or academic accomplishments. If you’re curious about joining the EDMO® team yourself, please visit our Jobs page.

Home Office Staff

Camp EDMO Staff
Eduardo Caballero
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Eduardo Caballero
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Eduardo has been a leader in the summer and out-of-school time field since the age of 12. From middle school through college, he worked his way up each summer from volunteer to Assistant Camp Director for San Francisco Recreation & Parks. After graduating Cornell University with a degree in Psychology, Eduardo became a Center Director for SCORE! Educational Centers, an afterschool tutoring subsidiary of Kaplan. Four years later he combined his passion for camp and learning and co-founded Edventure More with his dear friend and mentor, Sharon Mor. Eduardo’s passion for enrichment lives through his work and his commitment to bring equal access to high-quality enrichment to all children. In addition to serving as Executive Director of Edventure More, Eduardo has been active on the SF Department of Children & Youth’s Summer Work Group, The Big Lift collaborative’s Inspiring Summers Workgroup in the Peninsula, the Marin Promise in Marin County and the Oakland Summer Learning Network. He has also represented the Bay Area at summer funding lobbying events at the state capitol through CalSAC. Eduardo contributes to the field as a speaker at local and national summer and afterschool conferences. He has led workshops on Authentic Leadership, The Maker Mindset, and Social Emotional Learning at the National Summer Learning Association Conference, National Afterschool Association Conference, BOOST, and SXSWedu. He has completed the Leadership for Equity & Opportunity (LEO) learning-in-action program and is learning to be a better equity ally every day.
Camp EDMO Staff
Sharon Mor
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Sharon Mor
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Sharon is devoted to making the world a better place by helping people foster, express and be their authentic selves in both their work and personal lives. For the last 25 years of her professional life, Sharon has devoted herself to leadership development, transformational work and education. A graduate of UCLA, Sharon is also a Hoffman Institute Teacher, a certified Life Coach and a Master Business Coach, and has integrated all of her trainings to create an internal coaching program where EDMO® staff are encouraged and celebrated for doing courageous personal and professional work. To Sharon there is no better time than right now to guide both adults and children to be kind, courageous and curious.
Camp EDMO Staff
Courtney Cimoli
Chief Operations Officer
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Courtney Cimoli
Chief Operations Officer
Courtney has held a variety of roles at Camp EDMO® since February 2012 and has most recently stepped into the COO role after our pivot into the world of online learning! She has been working to educate children in a variety of settings since she was 13 years old, starting as the manager of a kid’s martial arts program and then finding her passion for summer camp when she began directing a Humane Education camp while working towards her Animal Science degree. After graduating from Calpoly, San Luis Obispo and spending many years in the shelter industry, including working for two years as a surgery technician for veterinary medicine, she decided to make the exciting switch to a full-time emphasis on education with her move to the Bay Area to join Camp EDMO®. When Courtney isn’t working she is hanging out at home with her new baby girl and two awesome pups.
Camp EDMO Staff
Sarah Wachs
Development and Strategy Director
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Sarah Wachs
Development and Strategy Director
Sarah has been working at the intersection of education and philanthropy for the past 18 years. Sarah is a “get to the point” passionate relationship-builder who specializes in helping organizations and their people make an impact through fundraising. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Sarah loves connecting with people and building community, finding joy personally and professionally in facilitating meaning in people’s lives.
Camp EDMO Staff
Rachel Shensa
Recruiting & HR Manager
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Rachel Shensa
Recruiting & HR Manager
Rachel is excited to take on the role as Recruiting & HR Manager! After directing camp 3 years ago, she fell in love with all things EDMO and never left. Growing up Rachel was a serial day camper turned CIT and counselor. She’s a huge fan of what camp experiences can do to enhance a child’s growth and capacity to learn. Before going back to school for her masters in advertising, she taught enrichment classes, worked at an after-school program, and taught first grade and Kindergarten. Prior to joining the EDMO team, Rachel spent her days teaching and training adults on how to improve their work performance and helping brands build connections with their customers. This experience helped her figure out her love for Human Resources with a strong focus on the human part! She’s been the Recruiting Manager for the last year and is now delighted to take on all other parts of Human Resources. Outside of work, Rachel likes to read, write, explore, cuddle with her cats, and see live music (stream it for the time being).
Camp EDMO Staff
Kendra Watkins
Programs Director
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Kendra Watkins
Programs Director
Kendra has always wanted to work with children and joined EDMO® with years of experience working in various educational roles. She earned a degree in Education and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While earning her degree, Kendra worked at the local humane society where she directed a humane education camp. Kendra spent her first four summers with EDMO® working as an Instructor and Director for the Palo Alto and Fremont locations and has spent the past three years as the South Bay/Peninsula Region Manager and School Year Programs Manager. Kendra is now in the exciting new role of Programs Director where she is excited to continue to develop and create new programs for EDMO® while getting to provide development and training for programs staff.
Camp EDMO Staff
Brittny Nation
Curriculum Director
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Brittny Nation
Curriculum Director
Brittny is pleased to be a new addition to the EDMO team as the Curriculum Manager. She has been a high school science teacher for the last 8 years as well as an Activities Director and ASB Leadership Program Director. In her years as an educator, she has taught Chemistry, Earth Science, Health, AVID and Leadership. Her love for camp was birthed from attending summer camps as a kid and working summers as a camp counselor at the Learn-by-doing Lab Summer Camp, at her alma mater, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is passionate about helping campers connect with their innate creativity and fostering community amongst differing race, gender and economic backgrounds. She loves nature, reading, good food, comedy and of course, Harry Potter.
Camp EDMO Staff
Mandee Schultz
Customer Relations Director
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Mandee Schultz
Customer Relations Director
Growing up, Mandee spent the majority of her days at her mom's in-home daycare, where she developed a passion for helping children grow. She took this passion for helping all children learn and began working as a behavioral therapist, providing ABA therapy to children with special needs. While attending college to obtain her teaching credential Mandee worked as the assistant director for a preschool, which is where she found she excelled the most by assisting and building rapport with families from behind the scenes. After exploring different opportunities in Customer Relations over the years, Mandee found her dream company when she joined the EDMO® team in Spring 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. Mandee is now stepping into the role of Customer Relations Director where she strives to provide all of our EDMO® families with the best Customer Service possible and is thrilled about building a team that shares in that same drive.
Camp EDMO Staff
Joe Allington
Systems Director
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Joe Allington
Systems Director
Joe is a programmer, designer, gamer, and educator. Since graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2013 with a major in Computer Game Design, he’s worked to harness the power of games in education — writing game-based curriculum, developing game-based learning resources for other educators, and generally keeping classroom computers from catching fire. Having initially joined EDMO™ in 2016 as a tech curriculum writer, Joe now leads the IT & Systems department, programming and maintaining new tools to help streamline EDMO’s operations as much as possible. Though he now spends most of his time weaving the mystic runes of Google Spreadsheets, he still finds time to help build a new lesson plan in Minecraft here and there.
Camp EDMO Staff
Ash Forrest
Marketing Manager
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Ash Forrest
Marketing Manager
Ash Forrest is a marketing support and digital creative for EDMO. She is passionate about social justice and equity in arts and education. She is also an abstract artist!
Camp EDMO Staff
Miranda Welle
Remote Programs Director
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Miranda Welle
Remote Programs Director
After spending two summers as the Rocklin Camp Director and three summers as the Sacramento Region Manager, Miranda is thrilled for her 6th year with EDMO as a General Programs Manager. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and has a passion for teaching science! Miranda worked as an Camp EDMO® instructor, an instructor at Chico State’s Hands-On Science Lab, worked as a summer camp leader for the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, and was previously the Camp EDMO® School Year Programs Coordinator for the Sacramento area. She’s also a nationally certified EMT to help keep the kiddos safe! Miranda can’t wait to continue bringing her summer camp spirit and experience with EDMO® to the home office team. She loves science and camp!
Camp EDMO Staff
Kenia Fuentes
Senior Region Manager
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Kenia Fuentes
Senior Region Manager
After her tenure at California State University Chico, Kenia joined the EDMO® Sacramento team when the region debuted in 2015. With her early childhood care experience and good-heartedness, Kenia has risen through the ranks from School Year Presenter, to Summer Instructor, to Camp Director, to the year-round EDMO Junior Pre-K Curriculum Manager and Sacramento Area Outreach Manager to Programs Manager for EDMO Live!. You can find her starring in several EDMO® YouTube curriculum videos or stepping in as the fearless Camp Director of our Rocklin camp. Kenia loves to work with children of all ages and loves how the organization values completely align with her values. Kenia’s passion is to create fun and educational projects that make kids fall in love with science.
Camp EDMO Staff
Janise Powell
Region Manager
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Janise Powell
Region Manager
Janise is excited to return to EDMO as a Programs Manager! Janise joined EDMO 4 years ago as an instructor and then became a Camp Director for the next 3 years. Janise has always had a passion for education and programming so she is excited to use her experience and education to continue supporting EDMO families and staff. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Janise continued her education at the University of Houston. While completing her Masters in Higher Education, Janise worked in student activities and career services. Janise has worked with students from pre-k to graduate students and believes in empowering others to be who they are and chase their dreams. When Janise is not working, she is working on completing a doctorate degree in education, performing spoken word, reading, hiking, and volunteering.
Camp EDMO Staff
Helena Ortiz
Region Manager
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Helena Ortiz
Region Manager
My name is Helena Ortiz and I have been working with the youth for over 11 years. I am a mother to a 7-year-old girl who I love to spend time with. Besides spending time with my daughter I love to shop, eat and enjoy the outdoors. This will be my second school year with Camp EDMO and I am very excited to have fun with the students and be able to provide a safe, engaging and eventful program. I look forward to having your child attend our program and continue to expand their learning!
Camp EDMO Staff
Karlynn Lee
Region Manager
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Karlynn Lee
Region Manager
Karlynn is thrilled to be joining the EDMO team as a Region Manager! Since 2007, she has worked in summer camps, after-school and other youth enrichment programs throughout the Bay Area. She discovered her passion for experiential learning and inclusion after studying Early Childhood Education in college. Karlynn is a mom of 2 boys and a Bay Area native. She lives in her hometown of Pacifica where she loves to go to the beach, play basketball and take her dog, Cyrus on adventures.
Camp EDMO Staff
Olajuwon Roberts
Region Manager
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Olajuwon Roberts
Region Manager
Olajuwon is ecstatic to be joining EDMO for his first year as a Region manager. This past Summer, he served as the site coordinator for San Diego and loved it so much, he wanted to continue working with EDMO in the future. He comes to EDMO with plenty of experience working with kids of all ages. He has been a classroom teacher, youth sports coach, and an advocate for individuals with intellectual disabilities. For the past three years, Olajuwon has spent time marketing and coordinating events for school districts, sports organizations, and non-profits. He is passionate about positively impacting the youth and bridging the gap between communities. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2016 where he received a dual bachelors degree in Political Science and Public Relations. Outside of work, you may catch Olajuwon emceeing a sports event or trivia night as he has a passion for public speaking as well. He is extremely excited to get started and show the San Diego community all that EDMO has to offer.
Camp EDMO Staff
Amy McLaughlin
Curriculum Developer
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Amy McLaughlin
Curriculum Developer
Amy has joined the EDMO team after spending the last 8 years working in education. Amy brings with her a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, a Masters’s degree in Education, and two years of coding and robotics education. She has worked with kids from ages 4 to 14 (and their teachers) and knows that there is something special to be discovered and learned at any age! Amy is excited to be joining EDMO as a Curriculum Developer so that she can continue to create new and exciting activities for kids of all ages. After work, Amy loves spending time outside, learning new recipes in the kitchen, and planning trips to new places!
Camp EDMO Staff
Keturah Kendrick
Curriculum Developer
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Keturah Kendrick
Curriculum Developer
Keturah has a fifteen-year background in education. She's taught middle and high school in the public and private sectors across three different continents. She also has led teams of teachers in developing social-emotional curriculum as well as academic modules for English Language Arts and Social Studies. An avid traveler, Keturah enjoys extended stays in East Africa and South America, and tries to take a break from the United States every few months. She always returns to the love of her life - New York City - where she takes in art, music, drinks and eats (and other shenanigans) with her lifelong friends. Keturah holds a Masters degree from New York University, where she also taught as an adjunct professor and mentored pre-service teachers. She's looking forward to joining the EDMO team as a Curriculum Developer.
Camp EDMO Staff
Dustyn Holland
Systems Associate
Former Camp EDMO Counselor
Former Camp EDMO Instructor
Former Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Dustyn Holland
Systems Associate
Dustyn is excited to join the EDMO IT team! Originally from Southern California, Dustyn currently lives near Kansas City with his wife and four kids. A graduate of Missouri Western State University with a degree in History and Philosophy, Dustyn has spent his career working with children either in the non-profit field or as an educator. He is a huge fan of music and plays guitar, piano, drums, saxophone, bass, and pretty much anything he can get his hands on. He and his family love to travel and take trips as often as possible. His overall life ambition is to turn into Captain Ron and spend his life sailing.

Executive Board

Camp EDMO Staff
Eduardo Caballero
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Former Camp EDMO CounselorFormer Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Eduardo Caballero
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Eduardo has been a leader in the summer and out-of-school time field since the age of 12. From middle school through college, he worked his way up each summer from volunteer to Assistant Camp Director for San Francisco Recreation & Parks. After graduating Cornell University with a degree in Psychology, Eduardo became a Center Director for SCORE! Educational Centers, an afterschool tutoring subsidiary of Kaplan. Four years later he combined his passion for camp and learning and co-founded Edventure More with his dear friend and mentor, Sharon Mor. Eduardo’s passion for enrichment lives through his work and his commitment to bring equal access to high-quality enrichment to all children. In addition to serving as Executive Director of Edventure More, Eduardo has been active on the SF Department of Children & Youth’s Summer Work Group, The Big Lift collaborative’s Inspiring Summers Workgroup in the Peninsula, the Marin Promise in Marin County and the Oakland Summer Learning Network. He has also represented the Bay Area at summer funding lobbying events at the state capitol through CalSAC. Eduardo contributes to the field as a speaker at local and national summer and afterschool conferences. He has led workshops on Authentic Leadership, The Maker Mindset, and Social Emotional Learning at the National Summer Learning Association Conference, National Afterschool Association Conference, BOOST, and SXSWedu. He has completed the Leadership for Equity & Opportunity (LEO) learning-in-action program and is learning to be a better equity ally every day.
Camp EDMO Staff
Sharon Mor
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Former Camp EDMO CounselorFormer Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Sharon Mor
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Sharon is devoted to making the world a better place by helping people foster, express and be their authentic selves in both their work and personal lives. For the last 25 years of her professional life, Sharon has devoted herself to leadership development, transformational work and education. A graduate of UCLA, Sharon is also a Hoffman Institute Teacher, a certified Life Coach and a Master Business Coach, and has integrated all of her trainings to create an internal coaching program where EDMO® staff are encouraged and celebrated for doing courageous personal and professional work. To Sharon there is no better time than right now to guide both adults and children to be kind, courageous and curious.
Camp EDMO Staff
Andrea Gains-Germain
Engineering Program Manager, Apple
Former Camp EDMO CounselorFormer Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Andrea Gains-Germain
Engineering Program Manager, Apple
Andrea currently leads an engineering program management team at Apple. Her project is top secret but she loves the complex technical and organizational challenges of bringing new technology to life. Her previous positions include Director of New Product Development at Energy Recovery, Director of Product Management at Cogenra Solar and Physics Teacher at BASIS Schools, an award winning math and science focused charter school. At BASIS Schools, she taught 6th and 7th graders that Physics can be fun! She fully believes in the power of a strong STEAM curriculum in K-8 education. Andrea holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Camp EDMO Staff
Conor Madigan
President, Kateeva
Former Camp EDMO CounselorFormer Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Conor Madigan
President, Kateeva
Conor is the President and co-founder of Kateeva, a leading developer of inkjet-based manufacturing equipment for the flat panel display industry. Before Kateeva, Conor was a postdoctoral research scientist at MIT, where he studied organic electronic device technology. Conor has authored numerous technical publications and holds more than 50 issued patents. In 2016, Conor was named “Inventor of the Year” by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association. In 2015, Conor was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Northern California. Shortly after founding Kateeva, he appeared on the 2010 TR35 list; published annually by MIT Technology Review Magazine, this prestigious list names top technology innovators under the age of 35. Conor earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton, and a M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, all in electrical engineering. Conor also serves on the Board of Governors of StartOut, a non-profit supporting the LGBT entrepreneur community, and is the Co-Chair of the Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering Alumni Advisory Council.
Camp EDMO Staff
Gillian Cervero
Senior Grants Manager, California HealthCare Foundation
Former Camp EDMO CounselorFormer Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Gillian Cervero
Senior Grants Manager, California HealthCare Foundation
Gillian is the Senior Grants Manager at the California HealthCare Foundation, where she has worked since 2007. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, where she began her commitment to working in the non-profit sector. Gillian is a Bay Area native and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Gillian is community service oriented and passionate about children, women, and health issues. She has served on the Board of Directors for Peak Grantmaking (formerly known as the Grants Managers Network) and is a member of the Young Filipino Professional Association and Asian Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. Gillian enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and rooting on her Bay Area sports teams.

Medical Advisory Board

Camp EDMO Staff
Trace Cimoli
Paramedic
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Trace Cimoli
Paramedic
Trace is excited to be joining our new EDMO® Medical Advisory Board. Always interested in medicine, Trace started out by earning his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly in Animal Science. After graduating, he moved back to San Jose, where he was born and raised, and enrolled in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) School. He worked as an EMT for 5 years before returning to school again to become a Paramedic. Trace currently works as a Paramedic for AMR in Santa Clara County. He also has the benefit of being married to our Operations Director – what a lucky guy!
Camp EDMO Staff
Tanya Petera
School Nurse
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Tanya Petera
School Nurse
Tanya is honored to be advising on the new EDMO® Medical Advisory Board. Unable to sit still for long, she has had a wide variety of careers in the medical field. However, this has added to her experience and appreciation for medicine. She started out as an EMT for 3 years in Santa Barbara County. There she transitioned to 911 dispatcher for about a year, dispatching police, fire, and ambulance across the county. Her love for the northeast brought her back to her hometown in New Jersey where she studied to be a Registered Nurse and achieve her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has been a nurse now for about 3 years working in several different environments. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia specializing in hematology, immunology, and allergy. At Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin Texas specializing in critical care for post surgical, cardiac, and general pediatric patients. And now she is a school nurse at an Elementary School. Her passion for kids and the medical field are what drive her.
Camp EDMO Staff
Ashkon Shaahinfar, MD
Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Ashkon Shaahinfar, MD
Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Dr. Ashkon Shaahinfar is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and the Director of Emergency ultrasound at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. He attended medical school at UCSF and pursued both his Master in Public Health and Pediatric residency training in Boston before returning to Oakland, where he completed his pediatric emergency medicine and point-of-care ultrasound fellowships, at Children’s Hospital Oakland and Highland Hospital, respectively. One of his primary draws to the field of pediatric emergency medicine is the inspiration and opportunity to stand back and look upstream from public health, advocacy and programmatic perspectives to address social determinants of children’s health and the systemic issues that lead children to the emergency department.
Camp EDMO Staff
Miranda Welle
Emergency Medical Technician
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Miranda Welle
Emergency Medical Technician
Camp EDMO Staff
Leonard Calo
Internal Medicine Physician
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Leonard Calo
Internal Medicine Physician
Leonard Calo is an internal medicine trained hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he admits and cares for a wide diversity of patients, and also enjoys teaching first and second year medical students as well as internal medicine residents. He earned his BS at Cornell University where he was EDMO co-founder Eduardo Caballero’s roommate, obtained his MD with distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and received his internal medicine residency training at Yale-New Haven hospital. Leo is particularly interested in cross-cultural exchanges as they relate to health and disease, in medical school having studied the interface between Afro-Caribbean religions and disease in Borgne, Haiti, with Project H.O.P.E. as well as in Cuba, during his residency working in the HIV clinic and TB wards at the epicenter of emerging XDR tuberculosis in Tugela Ferry, South Africa, and in present day caring for patients from around the world. Some of Leo’s other interests include travel, photography, carpentry, gardening, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Curriculum Advisory Board

Camp EDMO Staff
Charlotte Jones
Education and Programs Manager Museum of Craft and Design
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Charlotte Jones
Education and Programs Manager Museum of Craft and Design
Charlotte Jones is the Education and Programs Manager at the Museum of Craft and Design, where she oversees the planning and implementation of kids’ programming, as well as plans and executes all adult learning opportunities and events. The Museum of Craft and Design features school and community group field trips, gallery tours, customized hands-on learning workshops, MakeArt family programs, and free community events including monthly workshops at local library branches. Charlotte holds a B.F.A. in Sculpture and worked on community outreach for MCD while completing her M.B.A. and M.A. in Museum Studies from JFK University. In her spare time you can find her dancing, snowboarding, reading, or (you guessed it) crafting.
Camp EDMO Staff
Katie Levedahl
Director of Education & Informal Learning & National Partnerships California Academy of Sciences
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Katie Levedahl
Director of Education & Informal Learning & National Partnerships California Academy of Sciences
Katie creates and leads a culture of innovation and action that empowers communities to engage meaningfully with complex social problems and solutions. As the Director of Informal Learning with the California Academy of Sciences she drives the strategic design, implementation, and wide-scale expansion of science education resources that transform science learning. Her work includes leading a team of innovators in creating programs that use museum resources to engage public audiences at scale. Through both traditional models such as direct service museum programs or leveraging the latest online learning platforms Katie’s approach combines both creativity and community needs to create high impact programming. She personally oversees the implementation and training of the museum’s Science Action Club curriculum in EDMO’s Nature Programs.
Camp EDMO Staff
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.
Education Director, UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.
Education Director, UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D., is the Education Director of the Greater Good Science Center. Her articles (GGSC Magazine, Huffington Post, Edutopia, and ASCD’s Educational Leadership), talks, workshops, and GGSC Summer Institute for Educators around the world provide science-based ideas for promoting the social and emotional well-being of students, teachers, and administrators, as well as methods for creating positive school cultures. Examples of her recent consulting work beyond EDMO for incorporating the life-enhancing science of compassion, empathy, gratitude, awe, and other social-emotional skills include: the Mind and Life Institute (of which she is a fellow), the Jim Henson Company on a new television show for preschoolers, the International School of Brussels on the Common Ground Collaborative character curriculum, the International School of Bangkok and Palo Alto Unified School District on integrating social-emotional learning into their work, and Pixar/Disney on The Emotions Survival Guide—a follow-up book for children based on the movie Inside Out. A former teacher and school administrator, Vicki earned her Ph.D. in Education and Positive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. In her doctoral research, Vicki spent two months in India at a school awarded the Peace Education Prize by UNESCO and the Hope of Humanity Award by the Dalai Lama, researching their methods for developing teachers’ ability to create caring relationships with students.
Camp EDMO Staff
Charles Higgins, MSW
Mindfulness Expert Richmond District Neighborhood Center
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Charles Higgins, MSW
Mindfulness Expert Richmond District Neighborhood Center
Charles Higgins is the Executive Director of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center in San Francisco. He was in the same role at Slide Ranch, Enterprise for High School Students, Youth Tennis Advantage, and the Bicycle Community Project before joining RDNC. A native of San Francisco, Charles graduated from Galileo High School, U.C. Davis and the School of Social Welfare at U.C. Berkeley. Charles has been practicing Hatha yoga refining his approach to Mindfulness since 2002. In the last few years, he started a daily meditation practice using a mantra given by a teacher in the tradition of the ancient Vedas. Charles leads workshops and retreats for teachers, counselors and others working with children. Charles believes that the application of Mindfulness practice for children helps them to be good listeners and observers, feel good about themselves and to be patient and supportive.
Camp EDMO Staff
Megan Schufreider
Director of Education, K-12 Partnerships and Online Learning California Academy of Sciences
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Megan Schufreider
Director of Education, K-12 Partnerships and Online Learning California Academy of Sciences
Megan Schufreider is Director of Education and K-12 Partnerships at the California Academy of Sciences, where she supervises a team focusing on the development, delivery and evaluation of Pre-K-12 educational programs. Her department team has consulted on EDMO’s Nature Program curriculum since Summer 2005. Now her portfolio includes a professional development institute, workshops and resources for teachers, onsite classroom programs for schools, field trips for school and youth groups, homeschool events, family nights, virtual programs, online learning resources, and community outreach. Since joining the Academy in 2007, Megan has overseen web development, asset management and e-marketing. She holds a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution & Japanese from UCLA and an M.A. in Museum Studies from SFSU. She has previous experience as a middle and high school classroom teacher, as well as an educator in various informal science settings.
Camp EDMO Staff
Stephanie Chang
Interim Executive Director, Director of Programs Maker Ed
Former Camp EDMO InstructorFormer Camp EDMO Director
Camp EDMO Staff
Stephanie Chang
Interim Executive Director, Director of Programs Maker Ed
Stephanie Chang works as Maker Ed’s, Director of Programs, is responsible for the design and implementation of program models. Previously, Stephanie was the Program Developer and School Liaison at Maker Media, where she worked with 15 Bay Area teachers to define and develop maker spaces and making programs in schools. Prior to this, she worked in educational research and evaluation, designed curriculum, led the science and technology summer program at The Tech Museum in San Jose, and taught environmental and marine science. Stephanie is interested in technology’s affordances for learning, how to best bridge formal and informal education and ways to better connect tangible and digital technology. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from MIT and a Master’s degree in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.