OFFICE STAFF

Nick
Owner

Nick grew up in the northeast shadow of Philadelphia (go Birds!) in Doylestown, PA. As a kid, he was into anything that could move or be built - Legos, K'nex, Puzzles, RC Cars, Go Carts, you name it! After finishing school at the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Environmental Science, he moved to LA to pursue his passion for science and the environment. Nick started developing curriculum and building the Professor Egghead Program in 2010 with the help of many amazing Professors.

Favorite Science Fact: If the sun exploded randomly (which don't worry it won't!) we wouldn't even know for 8 minutes and 20 seconds since that's how long it takes sunlight to reach Earth!

Favorite Book: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Hobbies: Competitve Scrabble, Cycling, Backpacking, Hiking, Weighlifting, Chess, puzzles, surfing, and reading!

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Mariah
Program Director
Mariah grew up in Wisconsin and Georgia before her family moved to LA. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.F.A. in Acting and a B.A. in Communication, she moved back to LA to pursue her love of theater, and along the way she found Professor Egghead and began teaching. She loves being a part of making science cool for kids (especially girls!) and can often be found having just as much fun in the classroom as her students. 
 
Favorite Science Fact: There are approximately 200-400 billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy!
 
Favorite Book: Salt. by Nayyirah Waheed
 
Hobbies: Writing, seeing concerts and live theater, hiking with her dogs, and cross-country road trips! 
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THE PROFESSORS

Ian
Professor
From: Boston, MA
Home Laboratory: Whitley Heights (Or just Hollywood, CA)
 
Professor Ian started playing with legos around the same age of many of his students, and he loves to perform science and bring it to life for children of all ages. Professor Ian believes that there are important discoveries to be made in science and self, even in the simplest of lessons and tasks.
 
Favorite Book: A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Favorite Science Fact: We are made of starstuff!
Favorite Hobby: Localized, experimental sucrose to ethanol conversions (or we can say baseball)
Favorite Food: Homemade pasta
Favorite Animal: Owls
Favorite Place in the World: Fenway Park