Si Se Puede Foundation is a prevention and advocacy organization that encourages its participants to be stakeholders in their community. The organization’s three main service components include educational programming, community activities & advocacy, and recreational activities for youth. The organization focuses on school and community risk factors that are barriers to educational achievement including, delinquency, gang affiliation, and family/school/community detachment. ​

Mentors

Keith Kagan

Photographer

Keith has worked in the high tech field for over 18 years with emphasis on project management and group coordination. He has been a professional photographer for over 10 years, and has used his expertise to photograph SSPF soccer, dance, scholars, and the various robotics teams for the last 5 years. He is also a proud mentor of the Degrees of Freedom all girls robotics team. 

Dr. Allan Cameron

Robotics Mentor

Dr. Cameron started his career in elementary education and moved on to Carl Hayden H.S. where his activities in electronics, ham radio and computers led him into FIRST Robotics. His team has been memorialized in magazines, books and movies. He studies issues of gender equality and develops strategies to attract girls to STEM. He founded the SSPF girls robotics team Degrees of Freedom. 

Mariana Bray

Robotics Mentor

Mari Bray is a freshman at ASU Barrett Honors College studying engineering management with a focus in robotics. She was a student on a FIRST  Lego League team for 5 years and spent 2 years with FRC team 1868 and then 1280. She began to start mentoring various FTC  teams in the greater Silicon Valley area. She now is excited to mentor team 6413 Degrees of Freedom. 

Kishore Malviya

Robotics Mentor

Kishore is an electrical engineer who worked for the Department of Atomic Energy, India, in their fast breeder nuclear program. He was also involved in several Oracle software development projects over the years. He currently works for Siebel CRM as a developer and consultant. He also mentors FRC team 6413 Degrees of Freedom. 

Bill Badger

Mentor, Robotics

Bill Badger has been in the high tech field for over 29 years. He manages and heads the SeaPerch underwater robotics program. Bill mentors both middle school and high school robotics.

Bill Moses

Manufacturing Mentor

Bill has worked at McKesson Corp as a programmer and data analyst. He has also worked for Motorola Incorporated as a Sr electronics engineer and programmer. Bill is also a Sr. certified welder with more than 10 years of MIG, TIG, Stick, Oxy Acetylene and plasma cutting experience in the field.

Daniel Frank

Robotics Mentor

Dan recently graduated from the University of Florida, where he helped his robotics teams win two international autonomous boat competitions. He also mentored FRC team 4118 Roaring Riptide and FTC team 11529 Navajo Code Writers. He now teaches at ASU Polytechnic and mentors FRC team 6413 Degrees of Freedom and the SSPF Women's Collegiate AUVSI Robosub Team.

Carolyn Reoyo

Robotics Mentor

Carolyn graduated from Florida State University where she double majored in religion and IT. She moved to Arizona to work as a software engineer with GM. She is really passionate about technology and loves mentoring the members of FRC team 6413 Degrees of Freedom. 

Greg Lewis

Mentor, Calculus, Robotics

Greg has volunteered with Si Se Puede Foundation since 2007 mainly with the Robotics club but also with the Scholars group and Calculus competitions.

Megan Cheng

Robotics Mentor

Megan recently graduated from Baylor university. Her engineering background and current work in IT enables her to bring a variety of skills to the team. She's passionate about women in STEM and is proud to be a mentor for the girls of FRC Team 6413 Degrees of Freedom

Samantha Mott

Robotics Mentor

Samantha is a Software Developer at General Motors. She studied computer science at Florida State University and moved to Arizona after graduation in 2015. She also works with other GM employees to teach Girl Scouts about STEM and coding. Samantha mentors the FRC team 6413 Degrees of Freedom

Izzy Thalman

Robotics Mentor

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Albert L Esparza