Team

Meet the Team!

Board of Directors

Alyda Huerta


Alyda Huerta

Director of Achiever Relations



I really love reading, exercising, and hanging out with friends and trying out new food. I am excited about Amphibz because I get to hang out with all the awesome mentors and Achievers!
Caroline Liu


Caroline Liu

Director of Curriculum Development, Swim Coach



I'm a sophomore from North Carolina studying Materials Science and Engineering. Outside of Amphibious Achievement, I enjoy listening to bands no else has ever heard of, drinking Arnold Palmers, and singing in the shower.
Catherine Williamson


Catherine Williamson

Managing Director of Campus Relations, Crew Coach



I am a crew coach who adores rowing and teaching others the sport I love. I really like working one on one with Achievers to get to know them and help them improve what's most specific to their needs. I love Amphibz and excitedly anticipate every Sunday!
Chris Jaicks


Chris Jaicks

Director of Rowing, Crew Coach



Hey guys! I'm a sophomore at MIT studying biological engineering. Things I love include rowing, The Office, every DC sports team, and of course Amphibious Achievement!
Chris Xue


Chris Xue

Director of Web Development, Swim Coach



I am a sophomore majoring in computer science and minoring in business management. I want to utilize technology to positively impact the world, and I also love Amphibz! I enjoy watching the NBA and NFL and binge watching Scrubs in my free time.
Dane Erickson


Dane Erickson

Managing Director of Community Outreach, Swim Coach



2 Truths and a Lie: 1. I've eaten the leftovers of the King of Norway. 2. I almost died swimming off the coast of Italy. 3. I was almost named Thor.
Evelyn Florentine


Evelyn Florentine

Director of Deep Dive



I am a junior from the amazing city of Los Angeles. I love chocolate, clothes, and Amphibious Achievement!
Franie Parker-Hale


Franie Parker-Hale

Director of External Relations, Crew Coach



Hi, I'm Franie and I'm a freshman majoring in computational biology! I row for the women's lightweight team at MIT and I love sharing my passion for the sport! When I'm not rowing, I really enjoy cooking, listening to music, and going on spontaneous adventures around Boston.
Jameson Kief


Jameson Kief

Director of Mentor Relations



Hello world. I am a tutor from the class of 2020. I am an avid spectator of underwater basket weaving and am an aspiring player of the game Lacrosse. I am studying mechanical engineering in biomedical devices and enjoy sharing my passion for athletics and academics with Achievers.
Josh Tomazin


Josh Tomazin

Director of Swimming



I'm responsible for the swimming portion of Amphibious Achievement. I swim sprint freestyle on the MIT varsity swim team and I study computer science. I like indie music, coffee, cooking, cartoons, dinosaurs, playing guitar, and The Lord of the Rings.
Julia Ginder


Julia Ginder

Executive Director, Swim Coach



At MIT, I'm majoring in biological engineering, and I'm on the field hockey team. Peanut butter and banana is my new favorite combination. I also love to waterski and sail.
Kathy Pan


Kathy Pan

Director of Marketing, Director of Swimming



I'm a member of the MIT swim team and can't wait to teach the Achievers a love for the water! I like exploring, reading, journaling, power napping, and eating brunch for dinner.
Luke Eure


Luke Eure

Executive Director, Swim Coach



I'm a swimmer! I coach Achievers who are just beginning to swim. I love music, spaghetti, the Oxford comma and physics.
Marla Odell


Marla Odell

Director of Academics, Crew Coach



A rower on the Women's Openweight team and a freshman computer science major, I'm eager to share my passion for athletic and academics with all the Achievers. When I'm not studying or rowing, I love to listen to country music, explore coffee shops and eat frozen yogurt.
Nick Martin


Nick Martin

Managing Director of Development



I'm a tutor on Sundays and am on the Board of Directors. My job is to coordinate with sponsors and MIT administration to make sure program development runs smoothly. I also organize the Erg-A-Thon (our biggest fundraiser of the year) and help organize our annual gala in the spring.
Yazmin Guzman


Yazmin Guzman

Director of Academics



Hi! I am a mentor in Amphibz! I love getting to know the Achievers and really pushing them to do their best. I really like watching TV and listening to music.

Our Mentor Corps

Amelia Bryan


Amelia Bryan

Mentor



Hi! My name is Amelia and I am a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. I have been a part of Amphibious Achievement since my sophomore year. I love getting the Achievers excited about the academic material :)
Brett Haeffner


Brett Haeffner

Mentor



Cathy Choi


Cathy Choi

Crew Coach



I’m a sophomore from Las Vegas studying materials science and engineering. I love finding cool restaurants, playing the violin and rowing for the women’s lightweight crew team!
Cathy Sun


Cathy Sun

Mentor



I'm in the class of 2018 studying mechanical engineering and in my free time, I like to pretend to rap, nibble on trail mix, and do anything that involves nice weather.
Gerry Cortez


Gerry Cortez

Mentor



What’s up you guys! I’m Gerry! I’m a freshman, and I’m super excited to be working with Amphibz. I was born and raised in Mexico so I can speak both Spanish and English! My favorite things include: sports, playing the guitar or music in general, and going for hikes or adventuring in Boston.
Isabella Gomez


Isabella Gomez

Mentor



Hello I'm Isabella! I come from deep down in Texas right on the border of Mexico. I love my Mexican food from home, swimming, and spending time with Amphibz people. I'm interested in studying Civil Engineering and Political Science here at MIT. Fun Fact: my spirit animal is a narwhal.
Jacob Phillips


Jacob Phillips

Swim Coach



I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and began swimming at five years old. I grew up through the sport, swimming for a local summer team, club team, high school, and eventually coming to swim at MIT. I have a passion for giving back to my community through service!
Justin Chiu


Justin Chiu

Swim Coach



I've been a competitive swimmer for most of my life. I love exploring the city and going to amusement parks.
Kiara Wahnschafft


Kiara Wahnschafft

Mentor



Hey guys! I'm in the class of 2021 and am studying computer science at MIT. I have so much fun teaching Achievers on Sundays at Amphibz! I'm on the soccer team at MIT and also love acting and eating food. All the food.
Kyle Archer


Kyle Archer

Swim Coach



Hi I am Kyle, and I love making people smile, Taylor Swift, and Amphibious Achievement. When I am not sporting the blue and green, you can see me over at Sloan or practicing with the Men’s Water Polo team.
Maddie Michael


Maddie Michael

Crew Coach



Hello! I'm a freshman on the lightweight women's rowing team. I love getting to know Achievers on and off the water! When I'm not rowing, I love discovering new podcasts, trying new food spots, and finding adventures.
Matt Nicolai


Matt Nicolai

Mentor



I'm a junior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Management. I play linebacker on the football team at MIT and I love pizza.
Matt Wu


Matt Wu

Crew Coach



Hi there! I am a sophomore studying Computational Biology and love mentoring the Achievers in both the boathouse and the classroom. Outside of Amphibz, I enjoy playing basketball and piano and going on adventures in Boston.
Nadya Balabanska


Nadya Balabanska

Mentor



Hi I'm Nadya from Virginia and I like playing lacrosse, reading, building robots, and being outside!
Nina Levine


Nina Levine

Swim Coach



At MIT, I am a butterfly and IM-er on the Varsity Swim Team, and I really want to share my love for the sport with Achievers! I plan to study nuclear science and engineering, and in my free time, I really like listening to music and creative writing.
Patrick McClure


Patrick McClure

Mentor



I'm a member of the MIT Lightweight Men's Rowing Team, a physics/astronomy major, and an even bigger fan of Taylor Swift than Kyle is. You can find me on the weekends eating too much, sleeping in late, or sitting in front of my computer for way too long.
Peter Hart


Peter Hart

Mentor



Hello! My name is Peter Hart and I am from Carlisle, Massachusetts. In my free time I enjoy wood working, swimming, and playing ultimate frisbee. I am currently a freshman and still deciding what I want to study. I am super excited to be a new member of the Amphibz team!
Riker Bixby


Riker Bixby

Crew Coach



I am a sophomore from New Jersey studying Computational Biology. I am a crew coach and mentor. Outside of Amphibz, I enjoy spending time in lab, skiing, and playing crosswords!
Sam Ihns


Sam Ihns

Mentor



Freshman on the men's heavyweight crew team. Undecided major. Eats a LOT of instant oatmeal.
Sarah Vu


Sarah Vu

Swim Coach



Hey y'all! I'm Sarah from Htown, and I'm a member of the class of 2021. I swam in high school, but now, on top of Amphibz, I'm exploring cheerleading and long-distance running. I love art museums, and I really enjoy Thai food!

Our Alumni

Alice Huang Aliya Dincer Ambika Krishnamachar
Anita Liu Anjali Krishnamachar Brian Bell
Camila Cabellero Carlos Garay Charlotte Keeley
Cheng Dai Corinne Carland Dhruv Parthasarathy
Elina Hu Emily Keeley Eric Dahlseng
Erica Du Ian Reynolds Jake Liguori
Jane He Jesus Mathus John Tebes
Joyce Hong Kara Holinski Lila Fridley
Michael Lu Nicole Ozminkowski Noam Angrist
Page Uriarte Ron Rosenberg Sara Huang
Shilpa Agrawal Sixing Zhao States Lee
Teresa de Figueiredo Teri Oehmke Thomas Norris
Vivek Dasari Yonquan Lu