Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs Staff

We have several full-time professional staff who work year round to plan and support summer programs and other outreach activities. During our programs, we get the entire WPI community involved, utilizing our faculty and coaches to instruct, and our undergraduate students to serve as counselors.

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Sue Sontgerath

Suzanne Sontgerath

Director of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs
Office: Bartlett Center
Phone: +1, (508), 8315000, x4900
Sue is originally from Western Massachusetts but now live in the Worcester area. She is a WPI alumna with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and also holds a Master of Education degree from  Worcester State University. While working as an engineer,  Sue had some incredible opportunities which included working for companies that manufactured everything from space shuttle parts for NASA to carabineers for mountain climbing. After taking some time off to raise her children, she returned to WPI in 2008, which was bit like coming home. ... View Profile
Nicole joined WPI in January 2018 and is responsible for the TouchTomorrow festival, which is an annual event that introduces STEM and robotics to students K-12.  She is excited to be in a position that inspires children and opens new doors to opportunities for them.  Before coming to WPI, Nicole worked at UMass and various non-profit organizations. View Profile
<a href="/people/staff/rnmeadows">Ryan Meadows</a>

Ryan Meadows

Associate Director, Summer Programs
Ryan has worked in higher education for many years, with emphasis in pre-college programs, student development, and residential life. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University and two Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics and Business Administration from Fitchburg State University. She is driven by a passion for education, both inside and outside of the classroom through exposure to educational resources and developing leadership skills. In Ryan’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family. View Profile
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Jenna Noel-Grinshteyn

Jenna Noel-Grinshteyn

Assoc Dir of Outreach Programs
Office: Bartlett Center
Phone: +1, (508), 8315000, x4900
Jenna's background is in secondary education where she always loved the interaction with students in the middle and high school grades. She has been in the Enrollment Management field for over 10 years. Jenna is passionate about her work in higher education because she is able to teach and mentor students who are looking to continue their education after high school. Here at WPI, she is constantly amazed by what the students achieve academically as well as socially that enables them to be the leaders of the future. ... View Profile
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Jesse Rives

Administrative Assistant V
Phone: +1, (508), 8314900
Jesse’s background involves elementary and middle school education through museum field trips.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Keene State College and a Masters of Arts in Art History from the University of Stony Brook.  Before coming to WPI, Jesse coordinated school group tours at the former Higgins Armory Museum and the Worcester Art Museum.  Through the creation of specialized tours offerings at the museums, he recognized the importance of the STEM pipeline and is thrilled to be working at WPI with children as they are introduced to Science, Tech ... View Profile
<a href="/people/staff/ssantiago">Suzette Santiago</a>

Suzette Santiago

Program Manager
Office: Bartlett Center
Phone: +1, (508), 8315000, x4900
Suzette has a background in Sales and Marketing communications, she joined WPI Summer Programs back in 2013. She is very passionate about outreach and community service.  During her spare time she volunteers at HighPointe Church co-leading a few ministries and spending time with her family. View Profile

Mass Academy's Summer Programs

Several other programs hosted at WPI are run through Mass Academy, including Intellect Quest.