Our Great Science Academy staff and volunteers dedicate their Saturdays to help curious minds achieve wonderful accomplishments! On any given day you may find them doing anything from planting sustainability gardens to recruiting creaters of exoskeletons to give demonstrations and everything inbetween. Scroll over each staff member's photo to meet them!

Sharon Fain

Sharon Fain

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Hi! I’m Sharon Fain, GSA manager. I have degrees from both OSU and CSU, and love GSA because it opens the door to imagination!

Brady Risner

Brady Risner

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Brady piloted the first year of Great Science Academy in 2011 and now leads the 10th and 11th grade GSA interns as they support programs, develop projects, and explore career opportunities. Brady graduated from Ohio State University with a biology degree and a Masters in Education with a focus on urban environments. Brady’s favorite thing about GSA is the opportunity to learn, create, and problem solve with diverse students who surprise and impress him every day.

Susan Milde

Susan Milde

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My name is Susan Milde. After many years working abroad as a teacher, I am happily coming home to Cleveland and the Great Lakes. I love the Science Center because I see kids active and trying things, and I see their faces light up with discovery!

Devon Lymer

Devon Lymer

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Devon is a recent graduate of Cleveland State University and completed the CSUTeach program, focusing on teaching High school Math & Science. He has previously worked in the Camps department here at the Great Lakes Science Center before joining the Great Science Academy to provide more regular, hands-on learning in STEM fields with students.

Diana Hasrouni

Diana Hasrouni

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My name is Diana Hasrouni and I co-teach 6 and 7 grade Great Science Academy classes. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. I love being a part of GSA because it is a place where students can build a long lasting relationship with other students who are from different school districts.