Meet the Makers

Content Creator & Curator
Lance Akiyama

Lance has a lifelong passion for making and learning-by-doing. Since 2011, he has developed original science and engineering activities, starting with an after school business that he owned and operated until 2015. Since then, he's held a full-time role as the Science Curriculum Manager at Galileo Learning, where he develops design thinking-based lessons and pet robots. He's also a prize-winning contributor on, and has published five DIY project books.

Content Contributor and Site Designer
Ali Akiyama

Ali works full-time as a freelance illustrator, and specializes in character design, illustration, and visual storytelling for mobile, board games, card games, and books. She's currently creating her debut novel, and takes great joy in creating miniature sculptures and paper crafts.