Our Team


Walter Aldrich

Director of PR and Communications

Walter graduated from Northwestern in 2020 with a Master’s Degree in Music. He has always had a great passion for education, and before joining the STEMPod team he served on the staff of several college programs. For STEMPod, Walter supervises PR, Social Media, and Web Design, and during his off-time he performs as a singer and pianist in Chicago, Illinois.

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Nathan Goldrich


Nathan graduated from Northwestern University in June of 2020 with a major in Neuroscience with honors and a minor in music cognition. His passion for research and education have guided him through all four years of college. Since graduating, he saw an opportunity to merge these interests to support underserved communities and place a stronger emphasis on science.


Hector Macias

Content Strategist

Héctor Macias Nuño was first admitted to Northwestern University as physics/astronomy and mathematics double major. After a year and a half of learning about the field and himself, he realigned his concentrations and graduated in spring of 2018 with a double major in sociology and German. He hopes use these tools to help create more gregarious and sustainable communities.


Nada Botros

Content Strategist

Nada graduated from Northwestern University in 2020 with a degree in neuroscience and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Loyola University Chicago.


Yiwei Hang

Content Strategist

Yiwei recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Biological Sciences. He is currently doing research on rheumatoid arthritis, with a focus on monocytes differentiation. He is passionate about health disparity issues and his favorite hobbies are fishing and reading history.


Lydia Pui

Director of Tutoring

Lydia is a dual degree student at Northwestern University where she is pursuing a B.A. in biology and a B.M. in piano performance. Her pre-med path as a first-generation, international student motivated her to give back to the community. At STEMPod, Lydia oversees the tutoring program and local outreach. Outside of school, Lydia enjoys reading, singing, and recreating her favorite dishes from home.


Aaron Funes


Aaron graduated from Northwestern University in 2020 with a major in physics. As part of the STEMPod Team, he conducts research on service development and strategizes ways to expand/optimize the STEMPod platform. He also composes music. He is passionate about STEMPod because it allows him to help alleviate some of the educational issues found within underserved communities.


Evan Lee

Director of Operations

Evan is in his final year at Northwestern University where he is pursuing an accelerated B.A./M.S. in chemistry and a B.M. in piano performance. At school, Evan researches ways to make new nanomaterials. At STEMPod, he oversees the Mentorship program and helps to make sure the organization is running smoothly. Outside of work, Evan enjoys cooking, hiking, and driving cool cars.

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