MOUSE Corps Team

The MOUSE Corps Team: 

ErikWeb

Erik R. (joined 2010): I attend Hudson High School of Learning Technologies and I learn in an environment where we constantly use technology. I enjoy studying history, and learning about the universe. I really dedicate myself to something once I commit to it, and I enjoy challenges and problem solving.

Legacy Projects:

  • “JoyPix” (2013):  a thumb-adjustable motorized wheelchair mount for digital cameras for the photography students at United Cerebral Palsy. Click here to see more.
  • “Your Path” App (2012): A smartphone Google-Maps hack (prototyped in Processing) that records and shares safe, accessible walking directions that are adapted for the blind and visually impaired. Click here to check out their project blog.
  • “Sol-Tech” (2010/2011): Wearable solar-panels that power a rechargeable battery with a USB connection – works on all USB devices.  The Sol-Tech team prototyped their design on a Yankee’s cap and a messenger bag. Learn more here.

Apprenticeships:

  • Northrop Grumman (2012)
  • LivePerson (2012)
  • WNET (2013)

JosePWebJose P. (joined 2010): I am a student at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan, NY. I like technology because I get to search the web for new things I am interested in and have a community with friends. The tech I am most experienced in is computer hardware, installing software, media, help desk, the Legacy Project and some programming. One thing I’m proud of is passing all my classes with A’s and B’s and playing soccer on a team. My goals are to work in a big company and develop new technology.

Legacy Projects:

  • “Mixing Buddy” (2013): Adapted customizable switches for cooking tools for people with cerebral palsy. Click here to find out more!
  • “The Dining Band” (2012): A wrist-mounted circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  This project won top prize at Emoti-Con 2012.  Click here to check out this project.
  • “Sol-Tech” (2010/2011): Wearable solar-panels that power a rechargeable battery with a USB connection – works on all USB devices.  The Sol-Tech team prototyped their design on a Yankee’s cap and a messenger bag. Learn more here.

Apprenticeships:

  • Citi Group IT Department (2011)
  • Mozilla Hackasaurus Webmaking Ambassador (2012)
  • Citi Group IT Department (2012)
  • Studio REV (2013)

NeilWebNeil N. (joined 2010): My name is Neil Narayan. I attend Hudson High School of Learning Technologies. My school is located in Manhattan, NY. I love technology because there are so many things to learn about it and you can explore as much as you want. Something I am proud of in school is that I improved in my classes a lot this year. In the future, I would like to become a computer expert.

Legacy Projects:

  • “Art Squared” (2013): a joystick-controlled painting tool for an artist with cerebral palsy whose mobility is severely limited. Click here to learn more!
  • “Smart Chair” (2012): An adapted wheelchair with ultrasonic and distance sensors connected to an Arduino that communicates when the user is close to the curb and the location of  obstacles  –  for people who are both wheelchair-bound and blind/visually impaired. Click here for this group’s blog.
  • “Gar-Blog” (2010/2011): Gar-Blog is a mobile app that uses a simple paper-toss game to encourage subway riders to document and submit the location of unsanitary conditions throughout the MTA. The Gar-Blog team prototyped their design using Processing on an Android phone.  Learn more here.

Apprenticeships:

  • Mozilla Hackasaurus Webmaking Ambassador (2012)
  • Citi Group IT Department (2012)
  • TIME Inc (2013)

Omarweb
Omar A. (joined 2010): My name is Omar Abreu. I am at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in New York. I have had many volunteer experiences, including helping at my local church, and at my school. I am experienced in HTML and the MAC OS systems. I like technology because with it I am able to create new things. I have showcased some of my creations at Emoti-Con and ISTE. My goals are to learn about different professions and what I would like to do after college.

Legacy Projects:

  • “Mixing Buddy” (2013): Adapted customizable switches for cooking tools for people with cerebral palsy. Click here to find out more!
  • The Dining Band (2012): A wrist-mounted circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  This project won top prize at Emoti-Con 2012.  Click here to check out this project.
  • “Gar-Blog” (2010/2011): Gar-Blog is a mobile app that uses a simple paper-toss game to encourage subway riders to document and submit the location of unsanitary conditions throughout the MTA. The Gar-Blog team prototyped their design using Processing on an Android phone.  Learn more here.

Apprenticeships:

  • Mozilla Hackasaurus Webmaking Ambassador (2012)
  • LivePerson (2012)
  • LivePerson (2013)

YoussefwebYoussef S. (joined 2010):  I go to Hudson High School of Learning Technologies and I have done many shadowships in my past such as at Time Inc. I do a lot of drawing in my free time and I’m very interested in pursuing the job of an architect. I’m also very skilled in computers and part of a wonderful non-profit organization called MOUSE that helps me with team building and other life skills that are needed in the working world.

Legacy Project:

  • “Art Squared” (2013): a joystick-controlled painting tool for an artist with cerebral palsy whose mobility is severely limited. Click here to learn more!
  • The Dining Band (2012): A wrist-mounted circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  This project won top prize at Emoti-Con 2012.  Click here to check out this project.
  • “Sol-Tech” (2010/2011): Wearable solar-panels that power a rechargeable battery with a USB connection – works on all USB devices.  The Sol-Tech team prototyped their design on a Yankee’s cap and a messenger bag. Learn more here.

Apprenticeships:

  • Time Inc (2011)
  • Mozilla Hackasaurus Webmaking Ambassador (2012)
  • ELIA Life Technology (2012)
  • Studio REV (2013)
  • Cloudhead Art (2013)

ZainabwebZainab O.  (joined 2010): My name is Zainab. I go to Hudson High School of Learning Technologies which is located in New York, NY. I like technology because it gives you the opportunity to create and remix several things. I like how you can have technology in almost everything you do. The tech that I am most experienced in is language and hardware. I’m proud of an award that I got from the New York City Council because of my services in my school’s MOUSE Squad. I’m proud of being able to drive myself to achieve my goals. My future goal would be to get into M.I.T. so I can study electrical and computer engineering. My past experiences are a job shadowship. I had with the IT department at the New York City Council. My Legacy Project for MOUSE Corps is also one of my greatest experiences.

Legacy Project:

  • “Extend-a-Arm” (2013): an arm reach extender for people with cerebral palsy with a robotic, 3D printed grabber device. Click here to learn more!
  • The Dining Band (2012): A wrist-mounted circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  This project won top prize at Emoti-Con 2012.  Click here to check out this project.
  • “Sol-Tech” (2010/2011): Wearable solar-panels that power a rechargeable battery with a USB connection – works on all USB devices.  The Sol-Tech team prototyped their design on a Yankee’s cap and a messenger bag. Learn more here.

Apprenticeships:

  • Mozilla Hackasaurus Webmaking Ambassador (2012)
  • Mozilla/Hive NYC (2012)
  • RokoLabs (2013)

HiramWebHiram G.: I go to InTech Academy in the Bronx. I find technology a resource that is infinitely beneficial as it improves the world wide community. I have experiences with Camtasia studio, Hackasaurus, desktop repair and software writing and I am currently developing a Video Game. I have integrated my education in technology with my love for games to focus on game design and web design. My goals are to finish my project which is a game that uses the Unreal tool kit.

Legacy Project

  • “JoyPix” (2013):  a thumb-adjustable motorized wheelchair mount for digital cameras for the photography students at United Cerebral Palsy. Click here to see more.
  • “Fashionator App” (2012): A smartphone app that selects and helps locate event-appropriate, matching outfits for  the blind and visually impaired. Click here for this project’s blog.

Apprenticeships:

  • Sullivan & Cromwell (2012)
  • Education Development Center (2013)
  • Studio Rev (2013)
  • Storefront Science (2013)

KhaleelWebKhaleel A.: I attend Channel View School for Research. I like technology because, if used in creative ways it can really help people and teach them many things. I have the most experience with Apple computers. I’m proud to say that I created a manual that teaches autistic students how to fix broken technology. In the future I hope to create affordable new technology to help people less fortunate than me.

Legacy Project:

  • “Mixing Buddy” (2013): Adapted customizable switches for cooking tools for people with cerebral palsy. Click here to find out more!
  • “Your Path” App (2012): A smartphone Google-Maps hack (prototyped in Processing) that records and shares safe, accessible walking directions that are adapted for the blind and visually impaired. Click here to check out their project blog.

Apprenticeships:

  • Northrop Grumman (2012)
  • People’s Production House (2012)
  • Time Inc (2012)


MatthewWebMatthew P.: I love to work through problems and have been programming for 6 years. I attend Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Chelsea, New York, and want to major in computer science or computer engineering in college. Through my life, technology has been a major influence, which has led me to become a web-developer and a general programmer. I have been developing websites for 5 years. Though it is what I know best, I would like to become more involved in creating software.

Legacy Project:

  • “Art Squared” (2013): a joystick-controlled painting tool for an artist with cerebral palsy whose mobility is severely limited. Click here to learn more!
  • “Your Path” App (2012): A smartphone Google-Maps hack (prototyped in Processing) that records and shares safe, accessible walking directions that are adapted for the blind and visually impaired. Click here to check out their project blog.

Apprenticeships:

  • Northrop Grumman (2012)
  • Cloudhead Art (2013)
  • Meriwether/Sortasoft (2013)

MiguelWebMiguel P.: I go to InTech Academy in the Bronx. What I like about technology is the hardware and the software. I am more experienced with hardware. I am currently taking an A+ Comp TIA A+ class so hopefully I can become an official technician. Something I am proud of is that I am in this amazing program called MOUSE Corps that will bring me new experiences. Last year I received a lot of awards for being in honors classes. A goal that I would like to achieve is to learn C++ before I get to college.

Legacy Project:

  • “Extend-a-Arm” (2013): an arm reach extender for people with cerebral palsy with a robotic, 3D printed grabber device. Click here to learn more!
  • “Fashionator App” (2012): A smartphone app that selects and helps locate event-appropriate, matching outfits for  the blind and visually impaired. Click here for this project’s blog.

Apprenticeships:

  • New York Life (2012)
  • People’s Production House (2012)
  • Time Inc (2012)
  • Time Inc (2013)

OmarNOmar N.: I attend the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in New York. I like technology because not only is it a way for people to communicate, but it’s also a great way to show yourself as a person. What I like most about technology is programing and designing because it’s really fun and creative. The tech that I’m most experienced with is social websites such as Facebook or Twitter. One thing I’m proud of is being accepted into Mouse Corps. One of my main goals is to learn how to fully program and animate videos and (or video games) games.

Legacy Project:

  • “Extend-a-Arm” (2013): an arm reach extender for people with cerebral palsy with a robotic, 3D printed grabber device. Click here to learn more!
  • The Dining Band (2012): A wrist-mounted circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  This project won top prize at Emoti-Con 2012.  Click here to check out this project.

Apprenticeships:

  • People’s Production House (2012)
  • Time Inc. (2012)
  • Storefront Science (2013)

PeizhuWebPeizhu Y.: I go to James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY. I like technology because it is fun and allows me to connect with people across the globe. The tech that I am most experienced in is software, hardware and some programs downloaded online. One thing that I am very proud of is that I got certified as a Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Specialist in 2011. I’m proud of this because I really worked hard in the class. My goals for the future are to work with technology and help those who need and deserve better lives.

Legacy Project:

  • “Art Squared” (2013): a joystick-controlled painting tool for an artist with cerebral palsy whose mobility is severely limited. Click here to learn more!
  • “Fashionator App” (2012): A smartphone app that selects and helps locate event-appropriate, matching outfits for  the blind and visually impaired. Click here for this project’s blog.

Apprenticeships:

  • Sullivan & Cromwell (2012)
  • Verizon (2013)

WinstonwebWinston L.: I am attending InTech Academy  in Bronx, NY. Technology is an area where I can express myself and know that not only can I contribute to society, but also satisfy my thirst for knowledge as technology will always improve. Currently, I am learning about design and networking–possibly a part of robotics in MOUSE Squad. My experience up to date is only in the area of software. In school, I have participated in several clubs: the anatomy club, soccer club and MOUSE Squad. Among the academic awards I have received, I hold my Principal’s Honor Roll. This has been my goals since 6th grade and I have held it from 9th grade to the present. My long term goal is to write my own novel, having been inspired by writers I have met and read.

Legacy Project:

  • “Mixing Buddy” (2013): Adapted customizable switches for cooking tools for people with cerebral palsy. Click here to find out more!
  • The Dining Band (2012): A wrist-mounted circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  This project won top prize at Emoti-Con 2012.  Click here to check out this project.

Apprenticeships:

  • People’s Production House (2012)
  • Citi Group IT Department (2012)

JoseTWebJose T.  Student at InTech Academy in Bronx, NY

Legacy Project:

  • “Art Squared” (2013): a joystick-controlled painting tool for an artist with cerebral palsy whose mobility is severely limited. Click here to learn more!

Apprenticeships:

  • TIME Inc

QuynnwebQuynn M. Student at InTech Academy in Bronx, NY

Legacy Project:

  • “Extend-a-Arm” (2013): an arm reach extender for people with cerebral palsy with a robotic, 3D printed grabber device. Click here to learn more!

New MOUSE Corps Members:

AmandaWebAmanda P.: Student at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY


AvishekWebAvishek P.: Student at  the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Queens, NY.


CarlosWebCarlos C.: Student at InTech Academy in Bronx, NY


KaylahWebKaylah M.: Student at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan, NY


SarahWebSarah N.: Student at the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Queens, NY.


ThomasWebThomas A.: Student at Murray Hill Academy in Manhattan, NY


KelvinWebKelvin Y.: Student at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan, NY


EugeneWebEugene D.: Student at  James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY.


JulianWeb Julian Q.: Student at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan, NY


AbrahamwebAbraham M.: Student at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan, NY


Navisha D.: Student at William C. Bryant High School in Queens, NY


MOUSE Corps Alumni: 

These are recent graduates of the MOUSE Corps program.

Ivan P. ( 2010-2013): Hello, my name is Ivan Francisco Pereda-Zorrilla. I am a American born citizen with Peruvian parents. Since early grade school, I have admired the art of technology, engineering and Information Technology. I have been awarded many certificates regarding technology and academic achievements. After elementary school, I was admitted to an International Baccalaureate School (ib) named “The Baccalaureate School for Global Education” in Astoria, Queens in the Greater New York City Area. This is a school with a quality education unlike any other public school in New York City, running on the International Baccalaureate Organization standards, which is ranked #38 top high school in the United States and #2 in New York City. With the help of MOUSE Squad, a non-profit organization inspiring students in a information technological society, I have been given the honor to participate in their elite program, MOUSE Corps. MOUSE Corps influences students to follow their goals in the field of technology through design and apprenticeships. I look forward to continuing my academic studies and interactions with “the real world”.

Legacy Projects:

  • “Extend-a-Arm” (2013): an arm reach extender for people with cerebral palsy with a robotic, 3D printed grabber device. Click here to learn more!
  • “Smart Chair” (2012): An adapted wheelchair with ultrasonic and distance sensors connected to an Arduino that communicates when the user is close to the curb and the location of  obstacles  –  for people who are both wheelchair-bound and blind/visually impaired. Click here for this group’s blog.
  • “Gar-Blog” (2010/2011): Gar-Blog is a mobile app that uses a simple paper-toss game to encourage subway riders to document and submit the location of unsanitary conditions throughout the MTA. The Gar-Blog team prototyped their design using Processing on an Android phone.  Learn more here.

Apprenticeships:

  • Time Inc. (2011)
  • Sullivan and Cromwell (2011)
  • Mozilla Hackasaurus Webmaking Ambassador (2012)
  • Davis, Polk and Wardwell (2012)


Edvinas P. (2011-2013):
 My name is Edvinas Pavliukoit. I am at James Madison High Schoolin Brooklyn, NY. I love technology, because the more advanced the world becomes, the more lives we save. I have experience with robotics, and I participated in Emoti-Con 2011 and 2012. I have a lot of experience with macintosh operating systems, and hardware maintenance. My goal is to become an Aerospace Engineer, and innovate new military aircraft.

Legacy Project:

  • “JoyPix” (2013):  a thumb-adjustable motorized wheelchair mount for digital cameras for the photography students at United Cerebral Palsy. Click here to see more.
  • “The Dining Band” (2012): A wrist-mounted circuit that uses distance and temperature sensors to communicate the location of food on a plate, for diners who are blind and visually impaired.  This project won top prize at Emoti-Con 2012.  Click here to check out this project.

Apprenticeships:

  • People’s Production House (2012)

Wilson T. (2011-2013) I go to James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. I like technology because I love science fiction movies, and although in movies it’s all fake, I want to create technology like that. Science fiction movies has been a big part of me. I have hardware experience and learned to soldering wires. I am really proud that I worked with my team to create a flare pen and presented it at Emoti-Con. My goal in life is to be an engineer.

Legacy Project:

  • “Extend-a-Arm” (2013): an arm reach extender for people with cerebral palsy with a robotic, 3D printed grabber device. Click here to learn more!
  • “Smart Chair” (2012): An adapted wheelchair with ultrasonic and distance sensors connected to an Arduino that communicates when the user is close to the curb and the location of  obstacles  –  for people who are both wheelchair-bound and blind/visually impaired. Click here for this group’s blog.

Apprenticeships:

  • NYC Department of Information Technologies and Telecommunications (2012)
  • Mozilla/Hive NYC (2012)
  • LivePerson (2013)

Raziye C. (2012-2013): Student at InTech Academy in Bronx, NY

Legacy Project:

Apprenticeships:

  • NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (2013)

Eric M. (2012-2013):  Student at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan, NY

Legacy Project:

  • “Art Squared” (2013): a joystick-controlled painting tool for an artist with cerebral palsy whose mobility is severely limited. Click here to learn more!

Apprenticeships:

  • Studio Rev (2013)
  • TIME Inc (2013)

Jay W. (2012-2013):

Student at Baruch College Campus High School in Manhattan, NY

Legacy Project:

  • “JoyPix” (2013):  a thumb-adjustable motorized wheelchair mount for digital cameras for the photography students at United Cerebral Palsy. Click here to see more.

Jennith P. (2012-2013): Student at InTech Academy in Bronx, NY

Legacy Project:


Dhondup N. (2009-2012): Current attending Syracuse University.  I graduated from  The International High School at LaGuardia Community College in June, 2012. My past experiences include interning as a Desktop Support Specialist at Citigroup for the summer of 2011, founding the Life Above the City organization along with other students and maintaining the website, and other social media for the website, interning at Aviary during the summer of 2010, volunteering my services at the Animal Center of Queens. I am looking forward to attending the best Computer Science School possible after I graduate. I also plan to create a tech start-up company of my own one day.

Legacy Project:

  • “Fashionator App” (2012): A smartphone app that selects and helps locate event-appropriate, matching outfits for  the blind and visually impaired. Click here for this project’s blog.
  •  “Immigration-ville”  (2009/2010):  A video game in Scratch calledthat where players experience life as a recent immigrant to NYC to build empathy and dispell common stereotypes.

Apprenticeships:

  • New York Life (2012)

Kim B. (2009-2012) Current attending LaGuardia Community College.

Legacy Project:

  • “Your Path” App (2012): A smartphone Google-Maps hack (prototyped in Processing) that records and shares safe, accessible walking directions that are adapted for the blind and visually impaired. Click here to check out their project blog.
  • “Immigration-ville”  (2009/2010):  A video game in Scratch calledthat where players experience life as a recent immigrant to NYC to build empathy and dispell common stereotypes.

Apprenticeships:

  • Time Inc. (2010)
  • Northrop Grumman (2012)
  • Time Inc. (2012)
  • People’s Production House (2012)

Madeline S. (2011-2012): I currently attend InTech Academy in the Bronx. What fascinates me about technology is its complexity because it’s so profound that you can do just about anything with technology. The technologies that I am most experienced with are web design and software. One accomplishment I am proud of would be the website developing skills that I have acquired and developed. Some goals I wish to accomplish in the future would be getting into a good college and making a professional of myself.

Legacy Project:

  • “Fashionator App” (2012): A smartphone app that selects and helps locate event-appropriate, matching outfits for  the blind and visually impaired. Click here for this project’s blog.

  Apprenticeships:

  • New York Life (2012)

Joshua K.: I attend the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Queens, NY. Technology has always interested me because it provides society an easier and more efficient way to perform daily functions. I am interested in social media that helps people communicate with each other easier, such as Facebook or Twitter, as well as HTML. I’m proud of being the vice-president of my school’s math and chess teams because, although they require big responsibilities, they are very rewarding. My greatest interest lies in mathematics, in which I have done many things to improve my ability through not only taking courses at the NYC Math Circle at NYU, but also participating in math competitions and becoming the highest AMC scorer. I also want to help other people learn by tutoring others. My goal in the near future is to work at a hedge fund as a financial analyst.

Legacy Project:

  • “Your Path” App (2012): A smartphone Google-Maps hack (prototyped in Processing) that records and shares safe, accessible walking directions that are adapted for the blind and visually impaired. Click here to check out their project blog.

Apprenticeships:

  • Northrop Grumman (2012)
  • Citi Group (2012)

Neimat O.: Currently an intern at TekServe in Manhattan. I graduated from James Madison High School  in Brooklyn, NY. I have always been interested in the IT field because it has always fascinated me how pieces of metal could make something so advanced. It fills me with awe when I see how code, which seems like a new language entirely, can make software. I am currently taking a class in java and I am familiar with HTML. I have participated in Emoti-Con, as well as voluntarily fixed my high school’s computer lab. My goals are to become a software designer and become more familiar with HTML and C++ language. My biggest accomplishment would be participating in Emoti-Con. I collaborated with a team to create a flare pen, that would benefit everyone especially in emergency situations.

Legacy Project:

  • “Smart Chair” (2012): An adapted wheelchair with ultrasonic and distance sensors connected to an Arduino that communicates when the user is close to the curb and the location of  obstacles  –  for people who are both wheelchair-bound and blind/visually impaired. Click here for this group’s blog.

Apprenticeships:

  • NYC Department of Information Technologies and Telecommunications (2012)
  • TekServe (2012-2013)
  • Storefront Science (2013)
  • Studio Rev (2013)