ELITE SUMMER STAFF | THE PRIDE OF iD
Imagine…you arrive at camp check-in. You see the green directional signs. Staff in their iD gear. Maybe you don’t know what to expect, or perhaps you’re a bit nervous because it’s your first time with us. Please, don’t be.
Throughout check-in, lab time, meals in the dining hall, outdoor activities, and check-out, our instructors are here to make sure you’re comfortable, safe, engaged, and having fun while you build your tech skills. Whether you’re outgoing or more on the shy side, you’re in for a new experience. Expect high energy and unscripted spontaneity. This isn’t school. It’s iD. And we do it differently. Our instructors teach a vast range of technical courses built around products like Minecraft, Unreal® Engine, Unity, Autodesk® Maya®, Java™, C++, Apple® Final Cut Pro®, Adobe® Photoshop®, Android™, and more.
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INSTRUCTORS, MENTORS, FRIENDS
At iD, we know that an incredible teacher can profoundly impact the trajectory of your life. Our team of 1,000+ summer instructors is fully equipped to teach, mentor, and inspire the tens of thousands of students who rely on us for inspirational tech education and 21st century STEM skills each year. Some are iD alumni who have returned to “pay it forward.” Many are students or graduates of universities like Princeton, Stanford, or MIT. Others are industry professionals—indie game designers, filmmakers, and app developers. Passion for progressive technology education unites us. The desire to enrich the lives of students keeps many of our instructors coming back year after year.
There are instructors. And then there are iD instructors. Meet a handful of our many returning standouts:
“LOU” | CAMP DIRECTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT TRINITY UNIVERSITY
Masters graduate of Video Game Design & Development and 3D Lighting at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Art Director for a project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“JUKEBOX” | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.
Graduate of Graphic Design program at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, YMCA site director, accomplished visual artist.
“SUPRA” | LEAD INSTRUCTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY
iD Tech Camps alumnus, student of Game Development/Concept Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and contractor at the University of Alabama creating 3D models of aircrafts with Autodesk® Maya®.
“KIT KAT” | CAMP DIRECTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Smith College graduate with a B.A. in Physics, UNC- Chapel Hill graduate with a Masters in Teaching, High school AP Physics teacher, and after-school tap dance instructor.
“CANNOLI” | DIRECTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
iD staff member since 2011, graduate of UAT with a B.A. in Game Design, and former Game Tester at THQ.
“SCRIBBLE” | INSTRUCTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in Mathematics, Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, and machine learning researcher.
“LINK” | LEAD INSTRUCTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
iD instructor since 2011, Virginia Tech graduate with Bachelors in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence, and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics participant.
“TREE FROG” | INSTRUCTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
iD instructor since 2012, iD alumna, student of Film & Media Arts at American University, web design instructor at American University, and Photo Assistant at American University Publications.
“DT” | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, iD TECH CAMPS HELD AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Student of Industrial Design and Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, President & Founder of RIT Chapter of National Society of Leadership & Success, captain of champion intramural soccer team, and dedicated “techie.”