Timothy recognized his passion for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) education and mentoring while pursuing his Chemical-Biological engineering degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He credits this to his extensive volunteer work with MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP), which aims to provide quality educational opportunities to students from underrepresented backgrounds and increase diversity in the STEM pipeline Both while at MIT and post graduation, Timothy has served as an instructor, curriculum developer, coordinator, mentor and selection committee member for the OEOP's hallmark programs such as MITES (MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering & Science), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), SEED (Saturday Evening Enrichment & Discovery) and Science of Baseball.
After graduation, Timothy chose to lean into this passion for education by serving as a STEAM Specialist for several Boston/Cambridge After School programs. It was there that he truly realized the importance, and great responsibility, of being a role model for kids who don't normally see people that look like them excelling in the field of STEM.
Timothy is a true jack of all trades and beyond STEAM education, has carved out another career for himself as a successful restauranteur and entrepreneur. In 2011, he and his sister opened The Sweet Lobby, a gourmet bakery on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, and put it on the map in 2012 by winning Food Network's Cupcake Wars. In addition, Timothy returned to his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago and opened Maco Taco, the country's first Mexican restaurant in 2013.
Even with this foray into the culinary world, Timothy considers STEAM education his true calling, and consistently seeks ways to blend educational opportunities into whatever sphere he's involved in. A great example of this is his development of a Spring 2017 project laboratory course for MIT Chemical Engineering seniors in which they analyzed the melting profile of dark chocolate over the course of a semester.
In 2018, Timothy graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Education, specializing in Technology & Innovation in Education. Since then, he has been a User Experience Researcher in Google's Kids & Families Department where he has worked on Google Kids Space - a dedicated tablet experience for children, as well as a revamp of the Kids Play Store to make it safer and more streamlined for children.
In 2022, Timothy designed STEAM Survivors, The Dominguez Dream's curriculum that incorporates the power of vivid storytelling with an emphasis on project based learning to engage kids in harnessing STEAM to attack real problems.