Fifth Wave

The Fifth Wave STEaM Initiative has three access channels, Summer Academy Online and in small groups in the Silicon Valley training center in 1-2 week modules, year-around on school sites 4 weeks increments, and online on-demand  Fifth Wave Entrepreneurship certification Program 15-week program, in partnership with Santa Clara University.


Our vision is to provide equitable education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, in a learning environment that levels access by maximizing individual potential and ensures students are well-equipped to meet the challenges in the world around them.


Our mission is to provide access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEaM) education to underrepresented populations that stimulates lifelong learning and STEM careers.

Fifth Wave


An entrepreneurial mindset, with an intentional approach that bridges the gap in education and equips learners for higher education and job readiness tools. 


Fifth Wave's staff is committed to providing access to multidisciplinary education for all.  

 Founder & CEO

Board of Directors 

Dr. Kandis Boyd
S. Lynn Coleman
Roya Samani
Grant Thomas, Esq
Jassamine Samani
Amanda Calitz, Board Advisor
Dr. Leejia Svec

Academic Directors

Ashwin Kumar, MEdu Tech

Director of Curriculum

Judith Rodriguez

Director of Art & Media