Washington Heights NYPL

We are located in the New York Public Library in Washington Heights, located at 1000 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10032. This exciting partnership brings new educational resources to the entire Washington Heights community. In addition to our credit-bearing courses, this center serves as a place for the public to access and engage with technology

Volunteer and Mentorship Opportunities

We are seeking Mentors to offer guidance to our students during class, as well as after hours at the Washington Heights STEM Center. We are specifically looking for volunteers who can offer 1-3 hours of their time each week and are regularly available one day a week (Tuesday - Friday) between 2pm and 5pm.

Responsibilities would include helping to monitor the space while offering your skills to help students with personal projects.



The Team

Marlahna Miller

Instructor

Marlahna Miller

Instructor
Marlahna Miller joined NYC FIRST as a STEM Instructor for the Washington Heights STEM Center. She is currently pursuing a degree in Economics with a concentration in mathematics. Marlahna has been participating in FIRST and NYC FIRST family since freshman year of high school as one of the programmer leads and co-driver during competitions. As a young adult, Marlahna has been passionate about bringing educational equity and opportunities to underserved communities in NYC and hopes to help spread the love of STEM to different school districts.

Makayla Brown

Instructor, Washington Heights STEM Center

Makayla Brown

Instructor, Washington Heights STEM Center
Makayla Brown joined NYC FIRST as an Instructor at the Washington Heights STEM Center. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in computer science. Her insatiable desire to learn has taken her from participating in her high school’s robotics, gaming, dance, and step clubs to painting, cooking and short story writing in her spare time. She had been crowned by her peers to be a programming master.

Loren Baret

Washington Heights STEM Center Instructor

Loren Baret

Washington Heights STEM Center Instructor
Loren is a rising junior in the School of Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University studying Mechanical Engineering. She is an avid problem solver and curious learner. She was introduced to the NYC FIRST Organization through the FTC and FRC initiative at her High School and has since become immersed in a world of 2D and 3D design, programming, mechanical assembly, and engineering. Serving her community and empowering individuals impacted by injustice and disenfranchisement is what she values the most. In her free time, she loves to indulge in latin dance and reading. Her advice: Always remember that a brighter future starts with you!

1000 St. Nicholas Ave.

New York, NY 10032​