Meet Our Team

With over 65 years of combined experience, our team consists of innovative, authentic and passionate people who dare to transform communities.

 

“Stay positive and always find your smile, that’s a treasure you shouldn’t let people take away from you!”

-Winnie P.

Winnie Petit Paul

Winnie is an entrepreneur, business manager, and the Co-Founder of Haitibrand. She graduated from Collège Saint-Louis de Bourdon in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 2019, Winnie joined STEM Access For Girls as the Haiti Program Manager. She recruits and supervises volunteers, recruits students, manages the preparation for and implementation of the STEM program in Haiti. She also serves as the STEM Access For Girls Haitian School System Expert and is an advocate for STEM education and empowerment. 

 

“Not All of Us Can do Great Things, but We Can do Small Things with Great Love.”

– Mother Teresa

 

Varzi Jeanbaptiste

Varzi is the Strategic Partnership Director for STEM Access For Girls. She started with STEM Access For Girls in 2018 as an advocate. Her role with STEM Access For Girls is to support strategic planning, supervise program implementation in Haiti and Suriname, and conduct outreach to partners. She also supports the Needs-based Scholarship that is available for participants and their families. Varzi earned her M.S.Ed in Community and Social Change from the University of Miami. Varzi is an educator, a connector, and a creator, which aligns well with STEM thinking. Additionally, both of her twin sons are pursuing STEM careers. 

 

“Tell yourself you can!”
-Dr. Amy Rubinson

 

Dr. Amy Rubinson

 

Dr. Amy is a scholarly practitioner who has a diverse professional background in the education field including service as an educator and a board chair, educational research and evaluation, and informal-education program development and management. Since its inception in 2016, Dr. Rubinson has been an advocate and advisor of the program. In 2019, she officially joined STEM Access For Girls, as the Program Developer and Evaluator. Dr. Rubinson earned her Ph.D. in Education from Colorado State University, where she researched factors that contribute to educational outcomes for underrepresented students who participated in an out-of-school-time STEM college-readiness program. Dr. Rubinson earned her M.S.Ed. From the University of Miami and her bachelor’s in Biology from Emory University.

 

“To accomplish your goals in life, I believe you should work hard and never quit.”

-Jennifer G.

Jennifer Grandchamps

Jennifer started her educational journey in Okap, Haiti where she completed 12 years of her studies then moved to the United States in 2016. She is currently enrolled at Miami Dade College pursuing a degree in Computer Science.  She believes in taking advantage of every opportunity presented to her. She is passionate about helping others improve their lives and promoting equality amongst minorities in the technology industry.  Her knowledge and experience in Haiti and Haitian school system,  appreciation, and understanding of STEM and  Fluency in French and Creole have made Jenniffer an asset of the STEM Access For Girls team. She joined STEM Access For Girls in 2019 as the Program Director.

 

“The mystery of human existance lies not in just staying alive,but in finding something to live for

-Fyodor Dostoevsky

Cherelys Dwarka Sing

Cherelys Dwarka Sing is the Founder and CEO of the mobile application and website, Mi Skoro Pasi (My School Path). This platform allows students in Suriname to access to quick and effective information regarding schools and universities in order to motivate them and help them develop a career path. Cheers learned about STEM Access For Girls during Young Leaders of the America Initiatives in 2017. Today she serves as the STEM Access For Girls  Suriname Program Manager where she supervises volunteers, connects with school administrators, and manages partnerships and implementation of the program in Suriname. She is very Knowledgable of Suriname’s school systems. She is a social entrepreneur and a STEM Advocate. Chereleys is passionate about creating awareness and making a social and positive impact.