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About Us

That drive to feed students’ enthusiasm is what gave Bridges to Science its start! When Aristy, a data scientist who homeschools her own children, heard that students in her homeschool co-op were requesting courses in programming and robotics, she noticed the glaring access gap that certain communities face when pursuing STEM courses. Most adults in the group did not feel competent enough with the topics to lead the course work, and not all students had the tools needed to pursue them. To fill that void, she began the Katy Math Circle. 

It quickly became evident that the community’s needs for accessible STEM programs were growing beyond the scope of that once-a-week math circle. Bridges to Science was launched to provide year-round programming in math, coding, and robotics to more communities of underserved students in all educational arrangements. 

We maintain the founding principle of feeding students’ curiosity, interests, and love of learning by grounding all programming in hands-on, project-based curricula and providing strong role models for students that might not otherwise see a future in STEM for themselves. 

And our impact goes beyond just education. The course work, which is inquiry-based and project-oriented, cultivates curiosity, confidence, and community in its members. As such, we seek to nurture the bodies, hearts, AND minds of youth in our community. 

“When I see children who are curious and hungry to learn, I want to feed them.”

—Rosa Aristy, founder

Meet Our Team

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Rosa Aristy
FOUNDER

Rosa is an educator, data scientist, social entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. When she identified a gap in her community’s access to STEM education, she sprung to action and lit the fire that would become Bridges to Science. She earned a Master of Science from the University of South Carolina. A world citizen, Rosa is originally from a small coastal city in the Dominican Republic. Her father, an advocate for democracy and human rights, and her mother, a high school math teacher and a daring problem solver, cultivated in their children a desire to make the world a better place. 

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Sarah Oliver
BOARD OFFICER

Sarah is a gifted educator with a passion for fostering growth in her students. After successfully home educating her children, Sarah earned her B.A. in Special Education from Lesley University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her compassion for children with learning differences and her engaging teaching style keeps her students motivated, engaged, and curious. As the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants, Sarah is driven to encourage first-generation immigrants to continue their pursuit of college-bound paths.

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Lisamariel Rodriguez
BOARD OFFICER

Lisamariel is an Associate General Counsel at Radancy, a global talent technology leader. She earned her Master of Laws (LL. M.) from Georgetown University Law Center. She provides pro bono legal counsel to immigrant and refugee children as a part of the Safe Passage Project. She speaks five languages and enjoys exploring new cultures; at Bridges to Science, she continues to pursue her passion for empowering the next generation of curious, compassionate, and well-rounded citizens.