Our Story

SAGE @ SLAC Executive Committee:
Maia Coladonato and Scott Kaminski – Principal Investigators
Rebecca Armenta, William Colocho, Molly Glover, Nicole Neveu, Hannah Pollek, Nikoo Samee,
Analisa Tan, Machelle Vieux, Dominique White
Giulia Lanza and Diana Gamzina – SAGE Co-Founders
Daniela Partida - Program Coordinator
Loy Oppus-Moe – Program Coordinator - mySAGEjourney


The SAGE Summer Camp piloted in August 2018 with 20 participants from the greater San Francisco Bay Area. 

In 2019, we hosted 40 students from public high schools throughout Northern California. Volunteers within the SLAC community interacted with the students throughout the day via informal conversations during mealtimes, as well as during the Career Talks,  projects, tours, Job Shadowing, and other activities. 

Due to the pandemic in 2020-2021, SAGE Summer Camp pivoted to a virtual format. More students participated and made the best of the situation.  Hands-on projects were made possible via the SAGE Kits that were shipped to students' homes prior to camp.

What happens after SAGE Camp?

Alumni of SAGE Camp participate in post-camp activities such as SAGE-Live, online events approximately monthly that feature topics like: Putting Together Your Resume, Preparing for a Job or Internship Interview, Designing Your Life (based on Bill Burnett and Dave Evans’s Stanford course, Design Your Life), Quantum Computing, Searching and Applying for Paid Internships.

SAGEx School Clubs have been established at some schools by SAGE Alumni. Through the clubs, more students are able to avail themselves of resources (e.g. career speakers, tours, etc.) previously available only to SAGE Camp participants. Through SAGE, students can avail themselves of internship opportunities both in high school and during post-secondary education.  

Participating in SAGE Camp is the starting point of a student’s SAGE Journey. They become part of the SAGE Community, a support network of students and professionals that provides more opportunities such as internships, jobs, and leadership development programs.

We hope that SAGE can be a partner in a student’s journey towards an exciting future.