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Kate Strangfeld

founder | curriculum developer

Kate is a research fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and received her Masters of Education in Learning Design, Innovation, and Technlogy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Previously, Kate taught middle school science and high school chemistry for 8 years in Washington, D.C., at a public charter school and international IB school. She also has a culinary degree specializing in health-supportive foods and worked in various restaurants and as a private chef. She now has a blog called Kate Cooks.


Kate loves the balance of creativity and methodical nature in cooking and food. She approaches cooking as both an artist and a scientist: she loves to methodically dissect recipes while also being playfully creative. In many ways, this is the same way Kate's brain works when designing curriculum and resources. One of Kate's favorite things is to brainstorm creative ways to break down complex concepts in a way that is accessible.


Heide Baron

science consultant | fact checker

Heide is currently a graduate student in chemical biology at Harvard working on neurodegenerative disease in Steve Haggarty's lab. She loves cooking and baking as a hobby. In fall of 2021, she was a teaching assistant for Harvard's undergraduate "Science and Cooking" class, which piqued her interest in using food to make science more accessible. 

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Audrey von Raesfeld

science consultant | fact checker

Audrey is a graduate student at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is pursuing her PhD in Applied Physics studying how the principles of soft matter physics can be used to engineer nanostructures and design optical materials. She is passionate about cooking and culinary history and sees food as a universally accessible way to introduce scientific concepts.

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Sunny Tang

science consultant | lab and workshop support

Sunny is a senior at Harvard College studying Chemistry and Physics. She is the President of the Harvard Undergraduate Food Lab, a volunteer organization that teaches cooking classes for K-12 students at local youth and community health centers. This past spring, Food Lab collaborated with Bite Scized Education to begin a STEM-focused cooking program at the Cambridge Youth Centers. Sunny is also involved with the Harvard Food Literacy Project, Harvard University Dining Services’ food education initiative, where she serves as the Adams House Fellow.

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Reena Paink

science consultant

Reena is currently pursuing her PhD in Applied Physics at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard. Her research spans diverse topics, including the prevention of marine organism fouling, the application of laser optics in cellular therapy, and the design of shape-programmable materials. When she is not in the lab, she experiments to develop new recipes and that fuse cuisines from different cultures, infusing her desserts with unique ingredients and flavors. IG: @reena_rad_baking.

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