About Emerald Code

Presenting characters, storylines and scenarios that feature empowered and engaged junior high-school students using different areas of STEM and STEAM to solve challenges and opportunities in school and in their personal lives, Emerald Code is fun, funny and edutaining.

Check out the Emerald Code cast!

Simone (Star Slade)

Simone (Star Slade)

Adventurer. Best person to have around if you need to create something, quick!

Simone loves to make stuff, try stuff – an as an extremely curious optimist, she learns what she’s doing by doing it! Simone’s focused on the big picture, but those small, last-minute details? ...not so much. Simone doesn’t worry if something doesn’t work – she’ll build on it, change what it’s for, or try something completely new. She’s super into this quote from an OG ‘maker’, Thomas Edison - “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work”.

Lana (Anwen O’Driscoll)

Challenger. Best person to have around if you need a problem solved right.

Lana is level-headed, musical, funny, but still focused on getting it right –basically, the best kind of best friend! Lana’s the one who will do the research and know the right way to do things. She is most comfortable being in charge, because that way she knows she’ll think of everything that needs to be thought of! She loves music because it calms her, and it’s the one time she doesn’t mind being lost to something.

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Bevan (Sama Konateh)

(Sama Konateh)

Solver. Best person to have around if you want to be challenged and entertained at the same time.

Bevan loves late nights, laughing at Jackson, and especially loves to solve puzzles. She likes all kinds of games, but she’s really into Virtual Reality and live escape rooms. Bevan is a solid person and very direct – if you don’t want an honest answer to “is this shirt working with these pants?”, don’t ask Bevan!


(John Paul Ruttan)

Joker. Best person to have around if you have had a rough day.

Jackson takes laughing and comedy very, very seriously. He loves a joke and finds all kinds of ways to make them out of just about anything, especially if they’re digital and visual. Jackson creates filters that pop up on Konnect with his friends, memes for every occasion, and tiny, ridiculous figures or silly robots just to make people laugh.

Jackson (John Paul Ruttan)
Stemily (Kimberly Persona)

(Kimberly Persona)

Rockstar. Internet superstar and renowned science geek.

If there’s a way to mix it, fix it, experiment with it, break it, make or unmake it - you know that STEM star STEMily will find a way to do it. Forever “getting messy” there’s no challenge that she won’t rise to. Through her Make and Do’s and D.I.Y’s STEMily encourages Simone to embrace her dreams!

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