Our team is composed of carefully selected and talented individuals. 

Their impressive resumes and countless accomplishments are a glimpse of the gifts they share with our community and kids every day.

Meet the IKS team!

Tiffany

Go Sharks! Tiffany is a graduate student at NOVA Southeastern University majoring in Anesthesiology. She obtained her B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Florida International University. Tiffany, has always been very involved in her school and enjoyed being part of several honor societies and sorority life. She enjoyed the opportunity these organizations offered her to help the less privileged. She has frequently traveled abroad to work with Habitat for Humanity and has helped build homes and medical facilities in third world countries.

She loves working with kids! “I feel like my role in life is to help people in any way possible, which is the reason I wish to be a doctor and why I get involved in helping those in need. It is also the reason I love teaching the young intelligent minds about science.”

FUTURE JOB:

Anesthesiologist

Natalia

Go Canes! Natalia is a student at the University of Miami studying Ecosystem Science and Policy, Environmental Health, and Biochemistry.  She is a passionate advocate for conscious consumption, waste reduction, and conservation of biodiversity. In the near future, Natalia hopes her work will catalyze meaningful progress towards achieving our world’s Sustainable Development Goals!

“I have always loved science and am thrilled by the opportunity to share my passion with today’s young thinkers. I hope to express concepts in a positive and exciting way to feed their curiosity and eagerness to explore!”

FUTURE JOB:

Environmental Scientist

Nicole

“Go Noles! Nicole graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors in Child Development and Family Studies, with a minor in chemistry. In her undergrad she volunteered and did research with the Tallahassee community to improve access to resources for minority families in the city. Nicole is currently completing a graduate program in Biomedical Sciences from Florida International University.

“I have always loved working with children and helping them see that learning is fun and exciting. In the future, I hope to continue to Medical School to become a Pediatrician. I love science, working with children, and giving back to the community; so one day working as a Pediatrician seems like a perfect fit. I am excited to be a part of the I Know Science team and continue to help kids create a passion for learning. “

FUTURE JOB:

Pediatrician

Eileen

Go Panthers! Eileen graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences and Interdisciplinary studies. She volunteers at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for Radio Lollipop, a program that provides comfort and play to inpatient children. She also does research on behavioral disorders at the Center for Children and Families at FIU.

Eileen will begin a graduate Medical Science program at Tufts University in the Fall, with the goal of becoming a pediatric oncologist in the future. “Children have a unique and ingenuous way of looking at the world that makes them great scientists already. I’d love to build on that and grow their interest in STEM!”

FUTURE JOB:

Pediatric Oncologist

Shania

Go Gators! Shania is a recent graduate from the University of Florida where she obtained her B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Disabilities in Society. While at school, she was heavily involved with her academics and enjoyed being a part of performing art clubs and volunteering with nonprofit organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club. She hopes to become a pediatric nurse practitioner and help end health disparities across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups.

Shania is thrilled to be a part of the IKS team! “I love working with children and their natural curiosity to learn new things. I’m looking forward to making science fun and exciting for our little scientist.”

FUTURE JOB:

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Danielle

Danielle is working on obtaining her BSN from Nova Southeastern University. Her ultimate goal is to pursue a career as a DNP specializing in pediatrics. She brings positive energy and creativity to everything she does due to her extensive background in theater.  She has vast experience working with children through active involvement  with different organizations in Miami. Her passion for science, nature and educating the youth is what bring her to the IKS team.
“I have always loved working with children. I am a strong believer that the minds of our youth will help build a better world for our future generations. The influence STEM has played in my life is what I believe has molded me into the person I am today. I love to share my positive  energy, excitement and  love for science with the future minds of tomorrow.”

FUTURE JOB:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Victoria

Go Panthers! Victoria is an incoming freshmen at Florida International University where she plans to peruse a degree in Chemical Engineering.  Victoria was a member of the Vex Robotics Competition team throughout her high school career at Archbishop McCarthy H.S. and successfully participated in many state championships and even qualified for the World Championship. As a student in McCarthy she’s was able to pursue her interests in science by taking AP Chemistry and AP Biology.

“I enjoy working with children and believe that children can do great things when surrounded by compassion and optimism.”

FUTURE JOB:

Chemical Engineer

Daniela

GO Gators!  Daniela graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in the Fall of 2017. While studying in Gainesville, she also spent time doing research and volunteering with organizations such as Camp Boggy Creek, Ronald McDonald House, and Footprints Buddy and Support Program through UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Currently, Daniela is finishing her graduate program in Biomedical Sciences at FIU’s College of Medicine and plans to begin medical school within the next year.

“As someone who has always found it a rewarding experience to work with kids, I am looking forward to becoming a part of the I Know Science team this summer as we encourage young lives to use their creativity and curiosity to learn about science!”

FUTURE JOB:

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Nick

Go Knights! Nicholas is an incoming freshmen at the University of Central Florida’s Honors College where he plans to follow a career in Computer Science. During his years at Archbishop McCarthy High School he was a member of his school’s VEX Robotics Competition team. His team’s accomplishments have taken them to two State Championships and the 2018 World Championship.

Nicholas has had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals as both a youth leader and an Eagle Scout. Nicholas has been part of a leadership program geared towards welcoming and mentoring his school’s incoming freshman class. He is excited to share his enthusiasm for science.

FUTURE JOB:

Computer Scientist

Alex

Go Knights!  Alex is an incoming freshmen at the University of Central Florida and plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.

Alex was a member of his school’s competition VEX robotics team during his high school career at Archbishop McCarthy. Alex and his team made it to the state championship numerous times as well as qualified for the World Championship in 2017.

FUTURE JOB:

Mechanical Engineer

Joshua

Go Gators! Joshua is a student at the University of Florida. He is involved in numerous organizations at UF and is pursuing a career in Mechanical Engineering. His outstanding ability and interest in Math and Science and his knack for building things make his career choice a perfect one for him.

“I’m ecstatic to be part of the IKS team and can’t wait to share my science knowledge with the kids. I believe that with positivity anything is achievable.”

 

FUTURE JOB:

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Engineer

Alexia

Go Knights! Alexia is a student at University of Central Florida. Alexia is an accomplished student and part of the university’s Honors College. She is enthusiastically pursuing a career in Forensic Science.

“I couldn’t imagine my life without science and my biggest joy is to share the beauty of it to little and big ones.”

 

FUTURE JOB:

Physician

Blondine

Blondine attends FIU and is majoring in dietetics & nutrition with a focus in nutritional science. Throughout her time at FIU she has been part of many organizations specially holding Alternative Breaks close to my heart. This organization allowed her to travel around the world tackling different social issues and creating unforgettable memories as well active citizenship. For this reason she enjoys helping others and spreading her knowledge of science any chance she gets.

“I couldn’t imagine my life without science and my biggest joy is to share the beauty of it to little and big ones.”

 

FUTURE JOB:

Physician

Cynthia

Go Panthers! Cynthia graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in psychology. She is preparing for Nursing School looks forward to working towards becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Her strong undergraduate science background and experience working with children have lead Cynthia to her path in nursing. Most enlightening was her experience as a research intern working with children overcome issues with anxiety and phobia.

“I have always had a huge love for science and I hope to show  young scientist learning about science is fun and exciting. I hope to expand their curiosity over STEM topics and give their creativity a platform for growth. I am excited to be a positive role model in their growth!”

 

FUTURE JOB:

Nurse Practitioner

Varsha

Currently a senior attending Archbishop McCarthy High School Varsha is a member of the school’s robotics team. Her team’s achievements include attending two States championships.

To pursue her career interests in science she is taking AP Chemistry, AP Biology and Anatomy Honors.

“ I hope I can share my passion for STEM with people and show them how it inspires me everyday to look at the world with a different perspective.”

 

FUTURE JOB:

Pharmacist

Gabriela (Founder/Owner)

I want to share with you how IKS came about.  This original and fun multi-functional concept began as an idea for creating a space where kids could enjoy and explore, hands on, all fields in science but also a place to purchase the latest toys.

I Know Science is not just another space it’s an experience where kids (and parents too ;)) are warmly greeted and encouraged to THINK BIG and openly all the while exploring and playing with science.

The IKS brand is constantly evolving and growing! It’s our goal to ensure our kids maximize their own potential though purposeful programs and the right toys.  Our persistent aim at offering exceptional products, programs, and experiences is what drives us onward daily.

Our dynamic approach allows the multi-functional concept space to offer our customers the convenience of finding a multitude of services (birthday parties, science camp, after school labs, special events) and the latest toys all under one roof. We love and pride ourselves in creating unforgettable and positive experiences for our customers.

On a more personal note, I am the mother of two of the most amazing humans and have been happily married for 20+yrs.  After grad school and through my work experience I gained the skill-set needed to start my own business. However, motherhood gave me the clarity and boldness to create a business rooted on providing purposeful and positive experiences for kids and worthy options for parents. With a little luck and hard work for building a valuable and innovative business which would positively affect our community, I Know Science was launched in 2012.

Today, we are excited to continue sharing positive experiences and we look forward to making many more unforgettable memories with you our customers.

If you are interested in joining our IKS family and opening your own please feel free to fill out the franchise form and reach out to me directly, gabriela@iknowscience.com.