DC North Staff

Name: Alvaro

Position: Site Director

Years at TIC: 8

Where are you from: Gary, IN

High school, college or profession: Student of the world.

Life’s ambition: Do a handstand on every continent. Watch the Caps win the Stanly Cup, and then OV points at me and says, “Thanks Man.”

Hobbies and passions: ALL CAPS! Fletcher, my dog. Spanish. Dancing. Finding new adventure in the little moments.Alvaro Nunez

 

Name: Sam

Position: Leadership Training Director

Years at TIC: 2

Where are you from? Blacksburg, VA

High school, college or profession: PE teacher in Petworth

Life’s ambition: Hopes to one day be taught how to cook from an Italian Grandmother, and travel the world with her 14 pound Jack Russell Terrier, taking photos of him in front of all the great wonders of the world.

Hobbies and passions: She loves cooking, dogs, friends, bikes, tennis, traveling, the Nat’s, Caps, and the Wizards. Samantha Daniel

 

Name: Nate

Position: Athletic Director

Years at TIC: 3

Where are you from? Chevy Chase, MD

High school, college or profession: Colby College, Government

Life’s ambition: To hoist the Stanley Cup while climbing Mount Everest.

Hobbies and passions: Hockey, hockey, hockey, and that sport with the

Sticks, oh yeah HOCKEY.

Nate Jester

Name: Jacob

Position: Programming Director

Years at TIC: 4

Where are you from? Arlington, VA

High school, college or profession: Bucknell University, Computer engineering.

Life’s ambition: To make the whole world laugh.

Hobbies and passions: Programing, helping others, running, baking cookies for Sam, Matt Damon movies, making bad jokes, making funny faces.Jacob Mendelowitz

 

Name: Cary

Position: Multimedia Director

Years at TIC: 3

Where are you from? Chevy Chase, MD

High school, college or profession: Writing, Literature, and publishing, BFA

Life’s ambition: To one day discover my passion. The be a successful novelist.

Hobbies and passions: Cooking anything and everything with my best friend Sam.

Cary Spector

Name: Kamal

Position: Athletics Counselor

Years at TIC: 2

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: UAB, Broadcast Journalism and Minor in Psych

Life’s ambition: To leave my mark on this world and the people here in a positive and motivational way.

Hobbies: I love to play Uno/Card games. My passion is football.

Kamal Garner

 

Name: Connor

Position: Athletics Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from? Conway, MA

High school, college or profession: American University, Communications

Life’s ambition: Work at the department of education/work toward a fair education system.

Hobbies and passions: Education, traveling, photography, music, soccer, tennis and trying new foods.Connor Luce

 

Name: Aisha

Position: Athletics Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from? Silver Spring, MD

High school, college or profession: She graduated from Wheaton high school and is currently attending Lehigh University and majoring in Biochemistry.

Life’s ambition: I hope to pursue biomedical research as well as begin a mentorship program for students interested in STEM.

Hobbies and passions: Aisha watches plenty of TV shows ranging from “Greys Anatomy” to “The Vampire Diaries”

Aisha Abdulkarimu

Name: Nathan

Position: Programming Counselor

Years at TIC: 11

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: University of Pennsylvania, Mathematical Economics

Life’s ambition: Be cast as the first American “Doctor Who.”

Hobbies and passions: British television, debate, swimming, skiing and playing strategy board games.

Nathan Ausubel

 

Name: Steven

Position: Digital Photography Counselor

Years at TIC: 3

Where are you from? Port-au-Prince, Haiti

High school, college or profession: He hopes to become a Food network star.

Life’s ambition: Become a food network star.

Hobbies and passions: Photography and picking flowers.

Steven Baboun

 

Name: Abdul

Position: Programming and Robotics Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from? Pakistan

High school, college or profession: Studied Political Science and Electrical Engineering

Life’s ambition: His life’s ambition is to do something unique, creative that serves humanity, and develop his “crazy idea’s and dreams into reality.”

Hobbies and passions: He loves cricket (the sport not the animal). He watches cricket, plays cricket, studies, watches movies, researches, and reading books about his passions!

Abdul Basit

 

Name: Denis

Position: Athletics Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: Studying to be a teacher

Life’s ambition: He hopes to eventually work up to be a college professor.

Hobbies and passions: Denis enjoys all sports, soccer, basketball, football, but he also loves to paint and draw.

 

Name: Miguel

Position: Programming Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from? Bogotá, Columbia

High school, college or profession: he is studying to be a software engineer.

Life’s ambition: He hopes to get his Master of Science in International Management and then a PhD in Management Sciences.

Hobbies and passions: He loves learning languages, walking and reading.

Miguel Chavez

 

Name: Kelley

Position: Athletics Counselor and Yoga Specialist

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from? Bethesda, MD

High school, college or profession: Northwestern University, Journalism.

Life’s ambition: She dreams to one day live in New York and write about arts and culture for a magazine

Hobbies and passions: In her free time she can be found hanging out with her friends, exploring new places, going running or biking and of doing yoga.KElley Czajka

 

Name: Lucas

Position: Athletics Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from? Arlington, VA

High school, college or profession: Colby College, Physics

Life’s ambition: I’d like to go to grad school, get a PhD in physics and then teach and do research at an institution. This is all subject to change though, I’m also thinking about double majoring in education and Spanish and getting teaching certified through my college. So honestly who knows, I’m just pretty sure that I want to teach in some way, shape or form.

Hobbies and passions: I love playing hockey and I wrestled for twelve years, and now I’m playing rugby and club hockey in college.

Lucas Degraw

Name: Hallie

Position: Health Advisor

Years at TIC: 2

Where are you from? Chevy Chase, MD

High school, college or profession: Colby College, Major in Neurobiology and Minor in Chemistry hoping to do biomedical research before going to medical school.

Life’s ambition: To achieve my dream of being a Court Jester. Just kidding, I hope to be a doctor in the ER, neurologist or oncologist.

Hobbies and passions: Juggling, unicycle riding, acrobatics, magic tricks… And running, drawing, reading and being outdoors.

 

 

Name: Felipe

Position: Programming Counselor

Years at TIC: 4

Where are you from? Bogotá, Colombia that magical country where there’s always a good coffee and the people will always welcome you with a warm smile

High school, college or profession: National University of Colombia, Software Engineering

Life’s ambition: Work at Apple and become the next Steve Jobs.

Hobbies and passions: I’m a huge fan of comic’s books and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Andres Felipe Leon Cruz

Name: Ismail

Position: Programming Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from? Fresno, CA, but raised in Rockville MD

High school, college or profession: Stanford University, Math or Chemistry.

Life’s ambition: Become a professor and do research that changes the world.

Hobbies and passions: Incessantly planning my day and continuously failing to follow those plans and also math.Ismail Liban

 

Name: Allen

Position: Programming Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: University of Maryland, College Park, Computer Science
Life’s ambition: In the future, I want to be able to create and design apps, and possibly
create my own company.
Hobbies and passions: I love basketball, video games, and programming. My favorite team
is the New York Knicks, and my favorite video game is League of Legends.

Allen Liu

Name: Zoe

Position: Film Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: USC, Cinematic Arts

Life’s ambition: Make a difference while having fun.

Hobbies and passions: Listening to good music, making art, being around people, spending time outside.

Zoe Malhotra

Name: Albert

Position: Film Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? New Haven, Connecticut

High school, college or profession: Howard University, Film Studies

Life’s ambition: My dream is to be able to write and direct my own films as well as open my own Judo Dojo.

Hobbies and passions: I enjoy playing the Ukulele and reading comics for fun, but my true passion besides film making is practicing and competing in the Japanese martial art Judo.

Albert McFadden

 

Name: Michelle

Position: Robotics Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Sterling, VA but I was born in Peru

High school, college or profession: Capital Tech University, Computer Science

Life’s ambition: I want to move out to Cali and create my own robotics company.

Hobbies and passions: I enjoy travelling and exploring for different foods.

Michelle Mendoza

 

Name: Mallory

Position: Athletics Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Born: Bamberg, Germany. Hometown: Augusta, GA.

High school, college or profession: Pharmacy Major

Life’s ambition: I want to become a pharmacist and save my money to invest in something for kids. I have not decided but I was thinking of making a recreation department. Therefore all kids can come and attend.

Hobbies and passions: I enjoy playing basketball, working with kids, and having fun.

Mallory Myers

 

Name: Kat

Position: Robotics Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: Purdue University, Robotics Engineering Technology

Life’s ambition: I wish to build robots that can construct cities underwater. We know so much space and such but we don’t have much knowledge about what’s under Earth’s oceans. I do aspire to find ways of using 2/3 of Earth’s mass of water to our advantage one day.

Hobbies and passions: I love working with my hands. Doing DIY projects. I love video gaming. I play Belegarth, larping without the roleplaying, just sword fighting each other and getting into close combat. I also do combat archery. I love playing humans versus zombies tag.

Kat Perez

Name: Dominique

Position: Athletic Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: Virginia Tech, Sociology

Life’s ambition: My ambitions are to teach children skills that I have learned during my years playing Women’s Basketball at Virginia Tech. I want to become a coach and keep being the leader that I am so people can look up to me as some people do now. I want to travel the world and keep playing basketball and go overseas to play. I would like to have my own basketball team one day and coach a girl’s team.

Hobbies and passions: My hobbies are playing basketball, going out the movies and hanging out with my friends and just enjoying life.Dominique Powell

 

Name: Kadi

Position: Athletic Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Bowie, MD

High school, college or profession: Bethune-Cookman University, Music Education

Life’s ambition: My life ambition is to become a music teacher and spread happiness through the creation of music. I also want to, if possible, open up my own music school for anyone who wants to learn music in any form.

Hobbies and passions: Some hobbies I have are bike riding, swimming, playing football, soccer, singing, and playing piano.

Makarios Scoulios

 

Name: Jan

Position: Animation Counselor

Years at TIC: 2

Where are you from? Silver Spring, MD

High school, college or profession: SVA, Animation. Currently a Freelance Animator/Illustrator/Designer
Life’s ambition: Visual development/Storyboard artist at a TV or film animation studio. Also to own a cat and a bird.
Hobbies and passions: Drawing, reading, sculpting, playing video games, visiting target when I’m bored.

Jan Molina

Name: Shannon

Position: Athletic Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? New Haven, CT (Like the Pizza)

High school, college or profession: Reading Teacher for 4th/5th grade

Life’s ambition: To be happy and continue educating children.

Hobbies and passions: Writing, the outdoors, being anywhere with dogs and music. And hanging out with my best friend Sam.

Shannon Nuzzelillo

 

Name: Joe

Position: Digital Music Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? North Wales, UK

High school, college or profession: University of Salford, Professional Sound & Video Technology

Life’s ambition: I would really like to work in the Film/TV industry in the future, either being in production or also possibly working on the sound and music for a film.

Hobbies and passions: I have passion for music, I love to produce music in my spare time as well as play guitar. My favorite bands are the Eagles, Oasis, The Who, Stereophonics and Led Zeppelin. I love watching movies, either that being in the cinema or on Netflix. I also really like to make my own videos and short films, which I often upload to my YouTube channel. Another hobby of mine is golf; I enjoy playing in my spare time at my local club in Wales as well as watching the Pros play on TV. I am also a really big gamer!

Joe Pye

 

Name: Emma

Position: Graphic Design Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Colchester, Essex, England

High school, college or profession: Sheffield Hallam University, Graphic Design

Life’s ambition: To work in Japan! J

Hobbies and passions: Hiking/traveling with friends. Nature photography. Also passionate about Taylor Swift and Cats.

Emma Ramshaw

 

Name: Jake

Position: Programming Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Reston, VA

High school, college or profession: College of William and Mary, Computer Science

Life’s ambition: Enjoy Every day.

Hobbies and passions: Video Games, Everything Japan. Movies.

Jake Shor

 

Name: Rubii

Position: Programming Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: Amherst College, Medicine and French

Life’s ambition: I want to be a pediatric oncologist or infectious disease specialist. I want to make sure kids are as healthy as possible.

Hobbies and passions: I love playing soccer, running, and hiking. I am very passionate about red velvet cupcakes. They are my favorite food/dessert.

 

Name: Hannah

Position: Programming Counselor

Years at TIC: First Year

Where are you from? Washington, DC

High school, college or profession: Swarthmore College, Engineering and Computer Science

Life’s ambition: Learn how to ride a pogo stick and juggle at the same time, while singing Beyoncé.

Hobbies and passions: Playing varsity softball at Swarthmore. Passionate about FOOD! I really think desert is and important meal! Love the Washington Nationals.

Hannah Thompson

 

Name: Garry

Position: Athletics Counselor

Years at TIC: 2

Where are you from: New Bern, NC

High school, college or profession: Howard University, Film/TV Major

Life’s ambition: To own my own television network, or production.

Hobbies and passions: Film/photography/healthy living and eating/working out.

Garry Washington

 

Name: Alek

Position: Athletics Counselor

Years at TIC: 8

Where are you from: Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD

High school, college or profession: Bucknell University, Neuroscience

Life’s ambition: To become ruler of the Universe.

Hobbies and passions: I love learning new things, I love sports and I also love having a good time. I play rugby in college, but played baseball all my life. I can also do the rubic’s cube, under water in under a minute.

Alec Zherka

Name: Amanda

Position: Athletics and Drama

Years at TIC: Year one

Where are you from: Silver Spring, MD

High school, college, or profession: Recent graduate of Wheaton High School, planning to attend Pomona College in the fall to study history and film.

Life’s ambition: Historical researcher on films

Hobbies and passions: sketch and painting, and photography Amanda Mutai

 

Name: Dontrell

Position: Tech Counselor

Years at TIC: first year

Where are you from: New Mexico

High school, college, or profession: Professional biker

Life’s ambition: To one day climb Everest

Hobbies and passions: Biking, climbing, jumping jacks.Dontrell Knighten

 

 

Name: Simon

Position: Tech Counselor

Years at TIC: 5

Where are you from: Prince Edward Island

High school, college, or profession: The school where Anne of Green Gables taught.

Life’s ambition: To fly a helicopter.

Hobbies and passions: Skiing

 

 

Name: Diyanna

Position: Film Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from: Seattle, Washington

High school, college, or profession: Harvard Law

Life’s ambition: To argue in front of the Supreme Court

Hobbies and passions: Arguing, debate, politics.

Diyanna Burton

Name: Justin

Position: Tech Counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from: New Mexico

High school, college, or profession: Horse training

Life’s ambition: To train a million horses

Hobbies and passions: Training horsesJustin Freemen

 

 

Name: Abbey

Position: Graphic Design counselor

Years at TIC: 2

Where are you from: Merry ol’ England

High school, college, or profession: Queens Guard

Life’s ambition: To go to the top of the Washington Monument

Hobbies and passions: Climbing, chariots, and horseback riding.Abbey Williams

 

 

Name: Mitch

Position: Digital Music Counselor

Years at TIC: 5

Where are you from: The other side of the tracks (Bethesda)

High school, college, or profession: DJ/model

Life’s ambition: To dance like Michael, sing like Prince, and move like Jagger.

Hobbies and passions: Dancing, singing and movin’.Mitch Curl

 

Name: Dee

Position: Film Counselor

Years at TIC: First year

Where are you from: New Orleans

High school, college, or profession: I write, write, write

Life’s ambitions: To get paid to write! LOL

Hobbies or passions: Writing. Reading. Movies. TV

Dewanye' Washington

 

Name: Sydney

Position: Drama/Athletics

Years at TIC: First year

Where are you from: Dallas, Texas

High school, college, or profession: Recent graduate of Howard University. Major-film Minor-Theatre/playwriting

Life’s ambitions: To own multiple TV networks

Hobbies or passions: Dance, reading, writing, and eatingSydney Todd

 

 

Name: Remy

Position: Athletics counselor

Years at TIC: 2

Where are you from: Scotland Yard, Scotland

High school, college, or profession: Semi pro basketball player in Spain

Life’s ambitions: To swim with sharks, no cage.

Hobbies or passions: Diving, eating croissants, picnics, and basketball.

Remy Davis

 

 

Name: Chloe Ankers

Position: Tennis counselor

Years at TIC: 1

Where are you from: Australia

High school, college, or profession: Tennis counselor

Life’s ambitions: Swim across the Nile.

Hobbies or passions: Swimming, tennis, and basketball.

Chloe Ankers