Roger Russell
Director, Co-Founder
Experiment and Staff Team Lead
About Roger
Karen Russell
Director, Co-Founder
Student and Staff Lead
About Karen
Chris Ledford
Director
Experiment and Staff Lead
About Chris
Toby Tung
Director
Experiment and Technology Lead
About Toby

Megan Alvord
Instructor/Mentor
Physics teacher
Broughton High School
B.S. Physics, NCSU
B.A. Science Education, NCSU
Janet Pride
Instructor/Mentor
3rd grade teacher
Washington Elementary School
NCSU Kenan Fellow 2015-2016

Michelle Vaughn
Instructor/Mentor
First grade teacher
Fred Olds Elementary School
B.A. Elementary Education,
University of Arizona
Linda Dextre
Mentor/Photographer
Teacher Librarian
Wendell Middle School


Margie Russell-Hunter
Mentor
B.S. Electrical Engineering, NCSU
From Taylorsville, NC


Athan Small
Instructor
Undergraduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
From Cornelius, NC

Aleksandr White
Instructor/Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Computer Science, NCSU
From Garner, NC

Amanda Mabry
Mentor/Photographer
Undergraduate Student
Zoology, NCSU
From Jacksonville, FL

Caitlin Rogers
Instructor/Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Industrial Engineering, NCSU
From Wake Forest, NC

Christen Rogers
Instructor
Undergraduate Student
First Year Engineering, NCSU
From Wake Forest, NC

Christer Akouala
Instructor/Mentor
Ph.D. Materials Science and
Engineering, NCSU
B.S. Physics, Appalachian State University From somewhere near Earth's belt
David Warren
Mentor
B.S. Textile Engineering, NCSU
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
From Wilmington, NC
Dylan (Frog) Stone
Instructor
Undergraduate Student
International Studies, NCSU
From Wilmington, NC

Erin Dowell
Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Biomedical Engineering, NCSU
From Jamestown, NC

Jackie Polz
Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
From Augusta, GA

Justin Norkett
Instructor
B.S. Materials Science and
Engineering, NCSU
From Charlotte, NC

Kevin Frink
Instructor
Undergraduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
From Wilmington, NC

Kirby Tung
Instructor
Undergraduate Student
Biochemistry, NCSU
From Raleigh, NC

Matt Benbow
Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
From Apex, NC

Michael (Mayo) M
Instructor
SMILE Camp Alumni
Student
From Cary, NC

Meghna Srivastava
Instructor
Undergraduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell
From Cary, NC

Mike Slomski
Mentor
Ph.D Graduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
From Cary, NC

Natalie R
Instructor
SMILE Camp Alumni
Student
From Raleigh, NC

Nora Berg
Mentor
Ph.D. Graduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
B.S. from Auburn
From Meridan, CT
Peter Feldtmann
Mentor
Ph.D Graduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, UF
From Boca Raton, FL
Rachel Jackson
Instructor
SMILE Camp Alumni
Undergraduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics, Graduate
From Knightdale, NC
Ross Ledford
Mentor/Photographer
Undergraduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
From Lincolnton, NC



Samantha Johnson
Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Asian Studies, Japanese, UNC Chapel Hill
English minor, UNC Chapel Hill
From Chapel Hill, NC

Stefan Tung
Instructor
Undergraduate Student
Accounting
From Raleigh, NC


Tia Hunter
Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Environmental Engineering, UF
From Orlando, FL


Soumya Bagade
Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Computer Science, NCSU
From Cary, NC

Stewart Wilkins
Instructor
Ph.D. Materials Science and
Engineering, NCSU
From Georgia

Ashleigh N
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Austin P
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Harrison C
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Isabella B
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Jack C
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Jon K
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Joseph R
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Katie L
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Maggie L
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Meg S
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Noah J
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Savannah S
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
TJ R
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni
Victor Y
Mentor in Training
SMILE camper Alumni

Click below for a list of current and past staff that help with SMILE Camp.