Alina Santander Vinokurova

Alina Santander Vinokurova

Alina Santander Vinokurova

State/Country: Bolivia
Hometown: La Paz
High School: Amor de Dios High School
College Plans: Undecided
Major: Undecided
Professional Plans: Aerospace Engineer
Interests: Camping, Movies, Photography, Reading, Sports, Running, Traveling, Music, Painting, Drawing, Canoeing, Swimming, Languages, Robotics.
Activities: Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Pilot classes, Art, Film production, Astronomy, Astrophysics, German classes.
Honors: Diploma from Town Hall. Sucre, Bolivia, Official spokesperson of the foundation “Yo Soy Mi Primer Amor”, “Prócer Pedro Domingo Murillo” Medal, in the degree of Civic Honor, “Juventud Maravillosa” Award, Science and Technology area, “A Drop of Water for Bolivia” Award, granted by the Bolivian Embassy in the United States, Ambassador for International Space Education Institute in Germany, TEDx speaker, Winner of bronze and gold medals in astronomy and astrophysics in national olympics.

Press Release

Vinokurova Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Alina Santander Vinokurova, a graduate of Amor de Dios High School represented Bolivia at the National Youth Science Camp. Santander Vinokurova joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Green Bank, West Virginia, integrates engaging and thought provoking STEM presentations and hands-on activities with adventurous outdoor experiences and performing and applied arts.

Each year, graduating high school seniors with high achievements in STEM fields are selected from the 50 states, Washington, D.C. and eight countries, to attend the National Youth Science Camp.  For almost a month, delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also experience the beauty of the West Virginia outdoors through backpacking, caving, mountain biking and rock climbing.

These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided to them at no cost, including travel, removing any financial barriers for attendance. Delegates also have the opportunity to gain individual hands on experience in STEM fields. The impact is profound and lifelong, according to Science Camp alumni, staff and presenters.

Vinokurova shared, “NYSC is a unique and magical experience. What makes this camp special is not only science, but the surprises and everything else we have every day.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Santander Vinokurova plans to become an Aerospace Engineer.


Contact Information:

John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – 304-205-9724 x1

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387