The Einstein Academy is incredibly proud of our alumni. Their stories are a testament of who we are and what we do.  In an effort to reconnect, we have established this portal for our Alumni to share and provide us their information.

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Alumni Spotlight



"I would like to thank Cathy Iliani for all her help and support and would like to dedicate my You Tube video Hallelujah that I released when I was 14.  I know it is one of your favorites!" 

Tatiana Ranallo

Tatiana (now 17) started her singing and acting career at age 7 with a local theater company.  Since then, she has had a principle role in a show at The Goodman Theater where she performed with members of Cirque Du Soleil, Blue Man Group and The Flying Wallendas.  She also performed at The Chicago Shedd Aquarium as well as doing commercials for Exon Mobile, California Raisins, American Mattress, Memorex and more.  

Tatiana has performed duets with various celebrities, such as YouTube sensation Nick Pitera. Her most recent endeavor is a Christmas duet of the classic Frank Loesser's song Baby its Cold Outside with The Voice contestant Riley Elmor.

For more videos and information, please visit her website or her YouTube channel.

Every quarter, we highlight a different member of our alumni. Learn about where our alumni go and what they thought about The Einstein Academy.


Members of The Einstein Academy alumni have attended the following universities:

  • Northwestern
  • Oxford University
  • UCLA
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Miami
  • Indiana University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Texas
  • New York University
  • West Point
  • University of Chicago
  • Villanova
  • Loyola
  • Mount Holyoke
  • Brandeis
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • University of Barcelona
  • Prague University
  • DePaul University

Past Alumni Spotlights




Lieutenant Cameron M. Schmitt is the Fabrication Flight Commander, 3rd Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Leading 212 Total Force Enterprise Airmen across four diverse sections maintaining F-22, E-3, and C-17 Aircraft.

Lieutenant Schmitt was born and raised in McHenry, Illinois. He attended The Einstein Academy from 2004-2009 where he received a scholarship from the United States Air Force upon graduation. He received his Commission and Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ in 2015. While there, he volunteered with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Backcountry unit; providing rescue and recovery operations for 8,128 sq. miles of rugged terrain. He also served as the DET 028 AFROTC Honor Guard commander, founded the first blacksmithing club on campus, and was married to the love of his life in 2013. His first duty assignment was to Shaw Air Force Base where he briefly served as Accessories Flight Commander before being forward deployed to Southwest Asia. Upon his return he was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for his contributions and received orders to his current assignment at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson. Outside of his official duties, Lieutenant Schmitt is actively pursuing his Masters of Science in Space Studies, volunteering with the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group, and serving as a Scout Master. His hobbies include: taking family adventures, big game hunting, researching commercial space flight technology, and flying his Cessna 172.


"What I loved most about The Einstein Academy was the personal educational experience and the one-on-one attention I got from each teacher in the warm, familial academic environment."


Danny Ilani

Danny Ilani is a lawyer and associate at Landau & Associates, P.A. Originally from Elgin, IL, Danny attended school at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in History/History of Science and Sociology. Following graduation from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Danny went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.

While working toward his law degree, Danny interned at various public service employers, including: City of Chicago's Federal Civil Rights Litigation Department, Chicago Public School's Employment Litigation Department, and the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office. Danny currently works for an Insurance firm in Florida.

Every quarter, we highlight a different member of our alumni. Learn about where our alumni go and what they thought about The Einstein Academy.

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