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Jr. Etzim Outdoors Educators
6th Grade
Jacob Paikoff

Pronouns: He/Him

Jacob is an engineer and entrepreneur, who loves everything STEM and is passionate about creating learning environments that foster exploration and discovery, and making things explode (in a safe, controlled way, of course). He previously was a counselor and the Robotics Instructor at the URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy for four summers, and now teaches STEM programs throughout the Boston area. Jacob also volunteers with FIRST Robotics, which he has been involved with for many years, in Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, and now here. He received his Bachelors’ in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and his Masters’ in Technical Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida.

7th Grade
Riley Bermas

Pronouns: He/Him


My name is Riley Bermas and I’ll be a Counselor for the 7th Grade class. I’m a history major at Boston College and I love reading, writing, frisbee, biking, and travel! I look forward to working at TBS.

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