About Us

We have the best people in our team! The Braingineers Lab team is comprised of a group of highly qualified individuals, all from different backgrounds who lend their unique combination of skills toward a common goal: to encourage the growth of a new generation of makers that will be problem solvers, equipped with a set of skills that will equip them the tools they need to invent and create a better future.

 

Our team members, who are also parents, have recognized the void within our community, and have longed wished for an enrichment opportunity like this for their own families. They joined forces and worked together to make a STEAM and Maker environment for families into a reality!

 

Braingineers Lab is a space where like-minded people can meet, share, make and create. Our goal is to provide a community-centered space where we can all learn new things and not be afraid to make mistakes; a space where you can meet other people with similar interests, make friends, have a good time, learn something new and create something cool!

Our Team

Beatriz Rodriguez

Betty is a graduate from Universidad de La Salle Bajio as a Computer Science Engineer in her beloved Mexico.

Her passion is improving the lives of people by teaching them about technology. Some of her previous experience includes teaching Computer and

many different technology classes from  Elementary to Adult level as well as teaching Spanish to Pre-K and Kindergarten.

She absolutely loves making things and all different kinds of crafts. Her favorite things are spending time with her family and travel.

Founder & Director

Karen Franklin

Office Manager

Karen is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. 

 

She is married and has two children. She has worked as an elementary computer teacher,  Volunteer Coordinator for the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter and more.

While she will always have a love for animals and continues to work with local rescues, her passion for preparing kids for the future by helping to provide much needed computer and technology skills has brought her enthusiastically to join the team.

MK Leftwich

M.K is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Systems Engineering. 

 

She worked in the engineering field for seven years using the skills from her mechanical and electrical engineering classes to design and implement low voltage control systems. 

During that time, she worked with the recent college graduates who joined her company and discovered her passion for mentoring and teaching. She is very passionate about math, science, and engineering and loves sharing that with students. When she is not at Braingineers Lab, she tutors K-12 students in Nashville. 

Science Mentor

Jennifer Folsom

Art & Technology Mentor

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in intercultural communications from MTSU. Her collaborative spirit and "maker" experience serve to tackle challenging projects that span individual skills, helping ideas reach fruition.

She loves the intersection of traditional arts and technology; most recently completing classes in boro-style papermaking and

silk painting at the Appalachian Center for Craft and the John C. Campbell Folk School.

 

She uses her passion for learning, daily, in her professional life with a Nashville-based web design and development agency. She has facilitated an after-school code club and maker space helping empower creative minds.

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615.754.0751

1762 N. Mt. Juliet Rd.

Mt. Juliet, TN

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