Core Team

SolarSPELL Staff

Laura Hosman

Co-Founder and Director

Dr. Laura Hosman is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University, holding a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in The Polytechnic School. Her action-oriented work focuses on the role for new technologies in developing countries, particularly in education. Presently, she brings her passion for experiential learning to the classroom and beyond, through real-world-focused, project-based courses that bring students and student-built technology to the field for implementation.

Bruce Baikie

Co-Founder and Tech Advisor

Bruce Baikie is Senior Sustainability Fellow and Adjunct Faculty at Arizona State University. He has worked for many years as an ICT engineer in developing regions on sustainable computing, wireless broadband networks, and capacity building through partnerships and local ICT entrepreneurs. He is leveraging his extensive experience in the energy and telecom industries, 3 years as Executive Director of Inveneo, and 17 years at Sun Microsystems as telecom industry expert, and background in engineering and implementing ICT4D projects. His areas of expertise include: wireless networking, eco-data centers, micro-computing, and solar powering ICT. Bruce has mentored ASU SolarSPELL student teams since 2016 and has traveled and supported the training and implementation trips.

Sara Jordan

Library Information Specialist Lead

Sara Jordan is an Arizona State University graduate who is pursuing a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. With her creative background and experience working in public libraries and collection management, she cares for SolarSPELL's library collections and strives for equitable, open access to information and bringing new ways to share the SPELL with communities around the world.

Coreen Walsh

Project Manager

Coreen Walsh joins the SolarSPELL team as a project manager with 9 years of diverse experience in nonprofits, experiential and environmental education, and international development. With her BA in International Studies and MA in Sustainable Communities, she believes interdisciplinary solutions are foundational to creating a more just, peaceful, and sustainable future for all. Travel has been essential to her personal and professional life, and she is passionate about using education to empower curious and empathetic leaders as part of a global community.

Courtney Finkbeiner

Student Engagement Coordinator

Courtney Finkbeiner is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Fiji ’17-’19). As a Youth Development Volunteer in the Peace Corps, she used SolarSPELL with her community and in her primary school. She combines her experiential education experience, passion for hands-on community work, and her knowledge of SolarSPELL field use as Student Engagement Coordinator to oversee the incredible student talent that goes into the creation and implementation of SolarSPELL around the world.

Zeinab Serhan

Information Technology Advisor

Zeinab has been working in software engineering and development since 2015. She's passionate about ICT4D which motivated her to complete a Master's degree in Global Technology and Development at Arizona State University. At SolarSPELL, she cares about implementing innovative solutions to maintain the software system and improve the digital library's user experience.

Students

Present

  • Janvi SiddhapuraFall 2022
  • Melissa TovarFall 2022
  • Nora KhaledFall 2022
  • Reed HancockFall 2022
  • Sarina AsherFall 2022
  • Dani PrasadFall 2022
  • Sierra PlanckFall 2022
  • Emma WymoreFall 2022
  • Helena GoldbaumFall 2022
  • Brandon Le, Fall 2022
  • Christina Sturgeon, Fall 2022

Past

  • Keenan Carter, Summer 2022
  • Joe Nixon, Summer 2022
  • Allyson Huang, Summer 2022
  • Stanley Liu, Summer 2022
  • Juniper Neff, Summer 2022
  • Brooke HesselfeldtSummer 2022
  • Julie LamSummer 2022
  • Joshua LubinSummer 2022
  • Atharva GuptaSummer 2022
  • Alie ShburSummer 2022
  • Audrey ZelinkaSummer 2022
  • Mary Haddad, Spring 2022
  • Saketh Pabolu, Spring 2022
  • Malin Tan, Spring 2022
  • Daniel Lu, Spring 2022
  • Michelle Zhao, Spring 2022
  • Sritharini Radhakrishnan, Spring 2022
  • Katie Halmekangas, Spring 2022
  • Christopher Duthie, Spring 2022
  • Christine Otaluka, Spring 2022
  • Haniyah Williams, Spring 2022
  • Benjamin Harvey Spencer, Spring 2022
  • Beth Elliot, Fall 2021
  • Madison Fischer, Fall 2021
  • Jaydan Fleming, Fall 2021
  • Teresa Hernandez, Fall 2021
  • Zain Jakwani, Fall 2021
  • Alexandra Justesen, Fall 2021
  • Claudette Kinds, Fall 2021
  • Rafael Ling, Fall 2021
  • Rithikaa Madhavan,  Fall 2021
  • Chukwuzulum Nwizu, Fall 2021
  • Taliah Rodriquez, Fall 2021
  • Hannah Schlueter, Fall 2021
  • Phillip Terrani, Fall 2021
  • David Yao, Fall 2021

Present

  • Libbie Farrell, GTD
  • Allison Hoops, GTD
  • Hugo Montiel, PhD Candidate
  • Mariner Cheney, MBA
  • Max Rosen, MLIS
  • Colin Braun, MLIS
  • Kat Fritz, MLIS
  • Desiree Melvin, MGH
  • Paye Kialain, Management of Technology
  • Noha Labani, PhD Candidate
  • Stephanie Durst-Rael, DNP
  • Ashley Mooney, DNP

Past

  • Colby Howell, ERM
  • Yifan Zhou, MCs
  • Jessica Ottinger, MLIS
  • Soraya Andriamiarisoa, MLIS
  • Sharon Janis, MLIS
  • Ceng Cui, GIS
  • Mohamad Al Zein
  • Mosab Abu Hammad
  • Marwa Abdou
  • Hala Shaheen, GTD
  • Jill Egan, MLIS certificate
  • Siddharth Mehta, MsC
  • Rehab MeckawyInternational Health Management
  • Hong-Ting Chen, User Experience
  • Lubna Alsaka, GTD-AID
  • Lyndee AndersonDNP
  • Katie Andrusaitis, DNP
  • Amanda de CarvalhoGTD
  • Julie DeGregorio, DNP
  • Betty Dray, DNP
  • Stephanie Duran, MLIS
  • Primrose Dzenga, PhD
  • Juan GarciaMLIS
  • Amira Jalaghi, DNP
  • Sue Ann Lau, MLIS
  • Grace Li, DNP
  • Kate MaciasDNP
  • Osamah Naji, GTD
  • Ashlyn Nam, DNP
  • Heidi Nechy, Nursing Education
  • Suzan Omar Elmajali, MsC
  • Monica Ramirez, DNP
  • Ashley Reise, MLIS
  • Kimberli Spencer, DNP
  • Kaitlyn Tafaro, Nursing Education
  • Rachel Thompson, DNP
  • Elizabeth Wolfe, MBA
  • Brittany Zwijack, Nursing Education
  • Alyssa Lehn, Doctoral Nursing Student
  • Amira JalaghiDoctoral Nursing Student
  • Katie Andrusaitis, Doctoral Nursing Student
  • Gabriela Martinez, Digital Audience Strategy
  • Jared SidmanGTD

Present

  • Hunter Kahn, Fall 2022
  • Tor Christian Tjorham, Fall 2022

Past

  • Elie AlkassoufSummer 2022
  • Alexandria Bisher, Summer 2022
  • Iman Isanovic, Summer 2022
  • Samantha Lynch Johnson, Summer 2022
  • Michael Krafft, Summer 2022
  • Marieta Nedyalkova, Summer 2022
  • Marcel Putrus, Summer 2022
  • Sage Sirotkin, Summer 2022
  • Jon Tibbetts, Summer 2022
  • Max Gao, Spring 2022
  • Reed Hancock, Spring 2022
  • Rachel Fisher, Spring 2022
  • Anugraha Pal,  Spring 2022
  • Carlos Mendez-Arias, Spring 2022
  • Deegan Brady, Fall 2021
  • Vanderson Cunjuca, Fall 2021
  • Randie Domek, Fall 2021
  • Max Gao, Fall 2021
  • Reed Hancock, Fall 2021
  • Kyle Johnston, Fall 2021
  • Mikayla Johnston, Fall 2021
  • Xingchen Li, Fall 2021
  • Juan Ramirez, Fall 2021
  • Brittany Tews, Fall 2021
  • Ashley Tse, Fall 2021

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Software Engineering Capstone

  • Nicholas Hunter
  • Eric Magoffin
  • Tyler Rainboth
  • Daniella Urteaga-Diaz
  • Dallas Zinn

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Software Engineering Capstone

  • Curtis Smith
  • Jess Valdez
  • Christopher Risser
  • Catherine Khongsaly
  • Tony Conrad
  • Alper Mencek
  • David Plotzke
  • Jeremiah Mille
  • Joshua Paragoso
  • Tanner Zuran

Spring 2019 Software Engineering Grad Capstone (SolarSPELL Digital Library Rapid Prototype Tool)

  • Gopika Pai
  • Maitreyi Thakkar
  • Rishabh Modi
  • Sangeetha Swaminathan
  • Shubham Vyas
  • Aashita Priya

Spring 2019 Software Engineering Grad Capstone (SolarSPELL Application & Module Integration)

  • Binbin Yan
  • Pratik Bartakke
  • Supriya Ramaswamy lyer
  • Abhinab Mohanty
  • Mitali Kulkarni
  • Saurabh Prakash

Spring 2019 Thunderbird Capstone (MySolarPi)

  • Brenda Rubio-Sanchez
  • Isaac Miller
  • Kylee San Miguel
  • Nick Shively
  • Ka Peng Nicole Lei
  • Omar Alothiam
  • Ricardo (Ritchie) Reyes

Present

Past

  • Pavithra Devi RajkumarMaster’s, Software Development
  • Phuc H Tran, Undergrad, Videography
  • Matthew Jurenka, Undergrad, Software Development
  • Lee Chiffelle, Undergrad, Special Projects
  • Maddie Arnold, Undergrad, Spring 2020 – Fall 2020 – Social Media Communications Aide
  • Vignesh Mahesh, Grad, Spring 2020 – Electrical Circuit Designer
  • Jude Schroder, Undergrad, Spring 2020 – Videographer
  • Sai Cheekatimalla, Grad, Spring 2019 – Metadata Aide
  • Vasishta Harekal, Grad, Spring 2019 – Web Developer
  • Tharun Kumar Viralam SreedarGrad, Summer 2019 – Metadata Specialist