About Us

Our Philosophy

Lab 11235 is bringing family-friendly science and technology learning experiences to the greater Sacramento area. Recently, we’ve moved into our boutique location at 187 Blue Ravine Rd. #120, Folsom, CA. It’s been an amazing ride and we’ve have been blown away by the support of the Folsom community. Now, we’re on the hunt for our permanent space! It will house our junior maker space fully equipped with experimental labs and design challenge zones. Lab 11235 programs focus on empowering students to innovate with creativity, confidence and compassion. Similarly, our students are working on real-life projects is all we’re about! Our students are having a blast while learning skill sets that will last them a lifetime.

 

Our Values

Fun

Having spontaneous, playful, and collaborative hands-on learning that sparks a passion for deeper exploration of subject matter.

Integrity

Build the trust of our community, along with programs that allow learners to pursue their passions and express who they truly are.

Mindfulness

Being mindful is not just a state of being but is a daily practice done on purpose in the present moment without judgement.

Resilience

We develop learners who are curious, courageous, and adaptable through any challenge that comes their way.

Innovation

Foster learners who harness their creative abilities to uncover new ways of looking at and solving real world problems.

Confidence

We are all capable of achieving big things by practicing a positive, “can-do” attitude and being ready to take on big challenges.

 

 

Faculty

Sarah Winter

Admin

Sarah has been an educator in the K-12 schools for seven years in the Bay Area and Sacramento. She is currently the Technical Director and Stagecraft instructor at a performing arts high school and theatrical stage designer in Sacramento. Sarah has five years of experience coordinating the operations for children’s innovation camps and is excited to be at Lab 11235 for another summer! When Sarah is not at Lab or in a theatre she enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with her friends and dog Chigi!

Lelanie Geyser

Lead Instructor

Lelanie has worked in education for over eight years in various roles, ranging from teaching ESL in Costa Rica to teaching preschool in Sacramento. Her passion for learning and implementing hands-on curriculum in education led her to Lab 11235 where she works as the Lead Instructor for the Quest program. She specializes in Child Development and is currently working towards her MA degree at Sac State. In her free time, Lanie enjoys traveling abroad, playing video games and crafting new projects.

Kamin

Discovery Instructor

Kamin is pursuing a BA in Child Development as well as in Art New Media. She has over 5 years of experience working with children in school districts located within the greater Sacramento area and is very passionate about teaching creative skills to youth of all ages. Ms. Kamin loves creating and viewing art forms of all kinds. In her spare time, she loves drawing, painting, and making jewelry.

Sonya Conner

Discovery Instructor

Sonya has been an educator throughout CA for 6 years, and has both a CA and Montessori teaching credentials. She was drawn to Lab11235 because of her desire to work hands-on with students, helping them to get in touch with their inner innovator and scientist! No challenge can’t be met when we put our mind to it and not give up! When Sonya is not working with the lab, she’s taking her dogs out on adventures, reading, or coming up with the next great idea to do with her class.

Cassandra Marshall

Kindergarten Instructor

Cassie graduated from Azusa Pacific University after studying education. She taught kindergarten in an international school in northern China for 3 years. Cassie is currently the kindergarten teacher at Lab 11235’s Pascal Academy program and can’t wait for this summer’s adventures! Cassie loves traveling, reading, and playing games with her friends and family.

Founders

Jessi Chow

COO

Jessi has been designing user experiences for 18 years, specializing in gamification and big data. From branding and graphics to marketing and applications, Jessi has a passion for bringing a project from concept to fruition. A silicon valley startup entrepreneur, she has successfully raised funding and designed intuitive applications for Apple and interfaces for Facebook games. Jessi enjoys spending time with her family and working on her aquariums in her free time.

Mahmudul Hasan

CEO

Mahmudul has been working in the tech industry over 20 years with big tech companies like HP, Apple, and Microsoft. He has co-founded Minor Gaurd Inc. which focuses on creating safe zones for children online. Mahmudul is an advocate for young people and continues his passion for creating safe learning environments for young minds to grow. When not tinkering with code or the 3D printer, he likes to spend time with his family kayaking, BBQing, and flying kites!

Team Member Backgrounds

Contact Us

Feel free to call us at (916) 374-6506