From a Harvard educated doctor who works with Doctors Without Borders to one of the world’s leading experts in forensic sciences, students will hear firsthand from experts in their field. 

These are the instructors that we have confirmed so far for 2024, but they may be subject to change.

Summer Springboard courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.


Ex: Dr. Laura Manyweather, Ed.D., MBA

With 29 years of experience with private corporations and 12 years in academia, Laura brings systems, processes and organizational structure to small and micro businesses.

SSB - Laura Manyweather

San Diego

Ex: Emergency Medicine – Dr. Benjamin Supat

Benjamin Supat completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and a Master of Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed medical school at UC San Diego and is now a senior resident in the UCSD Emergency Medicine Residency Program. 

Benjamin Supat


Ex: Fundamentals of Engineering at MIT – Dr. Ali Talebinejad

Ali Talebinejad has done his PhD at MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the area of Robotics and Computer Vision and has received his MS from MIT Mechanical Engineering in the area of System Dynamics and Control.

UC Berkeley

Ex: Fundamentals of Engineering – Dr. Farhad Rostamian

professor at UCLA teaching courses at both Anderson School of Management and Samueli School of Engineering. Prior to this academic position, he spent over 25 years making highly innovative and iconic products such as the pill camera (with Given Imaging), the camera for Apple’s 1st iPhone (working directly with Steve Jobs), and sensors for disposable insulin pumps (with Medtronic).

Yale University

Ex: Criminal & Forensic Science – Dr. Henry C. Lee

Henry C. Lee is one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists and founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven and currently serves as a Professor Emeritus. He holds a MS and PhD from New York University. Dr. Lee previously served as the Director of the Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory and commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Public Safety and the State Police.

Georgetown University

Ex: Trial Law – Artem Joukov, JD

Artem Joukov has worked as a felony prosecutor in Florida and Alabama, where he tried over 100 bench and jury trials and handled a wide variety of cases.