To provide pathways that broaden understanding and exchange between Youth-In-Custody and STEM communities.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Human-Centered Language
As an organization, we recognize the importance of the diverse identities and lived experiences of the students we serve.
STEMCAP values and models human-first language in every stage of programming we provide.
For more content on Humanizing Language, please visit the following links.
Meet Our Team
CEP is currently supported by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Laughing Gull Foundation. In total, Dr. Eisen helped raise more than a million dollars for the program. Dr. Eisen is excited to bring his passion for working with incarcerated learners to the University of Utah.
Dr. Nalini Nadkarni
Senior Academic Advisor
In 2019, she began working in domestic and sexual violence prevention and response - accompanying many incarcerated and underserviced populations as they collected their rape kits, learning about the cyclical patterns of incarceration and abuse. She helped lead a support group for domestic violence survivors, and also worked to connect both survivors and offenders to critical therapeutic and restorative services.
She now serves as the Program Coordinator for STEMCAP, helping youth in custody gain access to educators and helping to pave career pathways. She strives to elevate community understanding of the carceral system and the ways that communities can lift one another up.
Chloe Joesten, Conservation Project Coordinator
Megan Young, Program Coordinator
Amanda Carriero, Program Coordinator
Natalie Toth, Program Manager
Matt Whitaker, Co-Program Manager
Celeste Henrickson, Co-Project Coordinator
Allison Anholt, Program Manager
Skye Willard, Program Coordinator
Jack Hendershot, Student Intern
Cynthia Cheketts, Student Intern
Kelsey Barnick, Student Intern
Sarah Welker, Student Intern
Ananya Roy, Student Intern
Yuqi Chen, Student Intern
Allison Jacobsen, Student Intern
Kiana Luu, Student Intern
Emily Johnston, Student Intern
Linda Zhao, Student Intern
Monica Andersen, Student Intern