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Meet The Team

About Our Team

Leslie Buch - Program Director

Leslie BuchHello, my name is Leslie and I am the Program Director at Boise Metro Engineering for Kids. I graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development with an emphasis and certification in Child Life. I have taught in the school setting for 6 years where I developed a passion for teaching. I also worked at non-profit organizations where I created and executed camp programs by building relationships with families and the community.

I am an advocate for early childhood education. I believe that when children are given the opportunity to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop an interest on how things work.

Orlando Rene Chavez - Business Director

Orlando Rene ChavezHello there! My name is Orlando and I am the Business Director at Boise Metro Engineering for Kids. I graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I started my career as a Project Coordinator where I coordinated the design, manufacturing and implementation of fogging systems. I then moved on to become a Project Engineer for the leader in corrosion monitoring systems. I am constantly challenging myself to learn new technology. I have high interest in coding, app development, and robotics.

I am a huge advocate for STEM Education. I believe that children are natural engineers. I want to inspire children in our community to explore STEM and show them that it is a fun and rewarding experience.