Alice Rowley is a rising junior at Oakland Technical High School. She enjoys crocheting and is involved in their school’s Clean and Green club along with their Bay Area Restorative Ecology club. She also volunteers with Friends of Sausal Creek. Through Coro, she hopes to learn how to be more active in her schools and community and take risks to do new things.
Andrea Torres is a freshman at MetWest High School in Oakland. She enjoys watching movies and listening to music. She is also involved with a program called Youth vs Apocalypse. Through Coro she hopes to make friends, learn leadership skills, and professionalism.
Annie Lu is a rising senior at Phillip and Sala Burton High School. She enjoys reading, drawing, and being in nature. She’s a part of the cooking club. Before COVID, she volunteered at the public library. Through Coro, she hopes to learn leadership skills and ways to support her community.
Anthony Chang is a junior at Arroyo High School. He enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with friends. He is involved in his school’s Red Cross and Math Club. He also volunteers with Kaiser Permanente. Through Coro, he hopes to learn how to be a more confident leader to better his community.
Astrid Utting is a rising junior at Lowell High School. She enjoys writing, dancing, and hiking. She also helps lead Youth for SF, writes the newsletter for Families for San Francisco, and is the teen columnist for The Noe Valley Voice. Through Coro, she hopes to learn about pressing issues, how she can make a positive impact, and connect with other people passionate about creating change.
Brenda Fuentes-Juárez is a rising sophomore at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School. Brenda enjoys listening to K-Pop music, photography, and helping her community in any way that she can. In school, Brenda is involved in clubs like Latinos Unidos and Girl Up. Those experiences have helped Brenda deepen her knowledge about her identity and culture. Brenda is involved in her school’s Freshman Campus Life Team, which has helped her become more self-confident. Through Coro, Brenda hopes to learn how to improve not only her leadership skills but also motivate others and create a social change in her community.
Briana Zepeda is a freshman at Lowell High School. Her hobbies are reading, playing my bass, and playing softball. She is involved in the student council at Lowell and also participates in her church’s youth group every Saturday. Through Coro, she hopes to learn and build better leadership skills.
Catherine Hung, also known as Cahn, is an upcoming junior at Lowell High School. They like digital drawing, playing the guitar, and writing in their free time. They also enjoy reading and listening to all sorts of music. Cahn is currently volunteering at CancerKidsFirst, using their art skills to create digital cards for children. They hope to learn more helpful life skills and make new bonds and relationships with different types of people through Coro.
Deani Lyons is a junior at Kipp San Francisco College Preparatory. They enjoy running track, shopping, and are involved in their schools peers support with teachers. They have also volunteered with the boys & girls club where they were able to help serve food, help in the learning center, and help clean the club once all the younger members are gone. Through Coro, they hope to learn how to make a positive change within the community with leadership skills to help themselves and others around them.
Deanna Kwok is an upcoming junior at George Washington High School. They work on lots and lots of music, other activities they are interested in is boxing and fitness. Politics, justice, and equality is very important to her. They are involved in school clubs like Climate Action Now, and the schools Wellness group. They have also volunteered with Cameron house as a summer leader, YAX art, and many other side projects. Through Coro, she hopes to learn more about other issues facing our society, and voice more opinions with others.
Erik Ou is a sophomore at American Indian Public High School. They enjoy playing basketball, creating artwork, and spending time with friends. They also volunteer with grading students’ work at “Kumon”. Through Coro, they hope to learn how to have more confidence in speaking to an audience, gain professional work experience, and learn how to take on leadership roles in their community.
Ivy Thai is currently a freshman at Abraham Lincoln High School and will very soon be a sophomore. She spends most of her pastime filming while baking and enjoys editing her own video afterwards. She’s part of Vietnamese Club, SpireHK (which mainly talks about what to prepare for college), and EDT. She was really surprised and grateful that she had been accepted into this EL program. Through Coro, Ivy hopes to learn and improve the way she communicates to other people to be more professional in this bigger environment from the one that she was used to feeling familiar with as well as understanding deeper what exactly a young teenager should do in order to be a great leader.
Hayden Gong is a rising sophomore at The Bay School of San Francisco. In their free time, they enjoy playing basketball, running track and playing Minecraft. He also co-founded and currently runs my free online tutoring program called Virtual Tutoring SF that helps students who experienced the loss of learning catch up and advance themselves in school. Through Coro, he hopes to become an effective leader and advocate on issues he cares about and build confidence in public speaking.
Katharine is a sophomore at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. She is part of the school newspaper, literary magazine, and plays lacrosse. She enjoys writing and meeting new people, and is a junior coach for soccer outside of school. Through Coro, she hopes to develop leadership skills in order to collaborate with others and contribute to her community.
Kyle Jung is a junior at Arroyo High School. They enjoy playing sports and listening to music and are involved in their school’s Red Cross Club. They also volunteer with EBAYC programs, at the library, and did a fundraiser for his local hospital. Through Coro, they hope to learn how to become a leader and improve their social skills.
Lauren Tran is a junior at Hayward High School. She enjoys playing basketball for her school, reading, and cooking Vietnamese food with her family. She is involved in her school’s Robotics Team and Mock Trial club. She also volunteers with Be My Eyes and Ready Set Go Education. Through Coro, she hopes to learn how to effectively network with others and be an inclusive leader.
May Yuan is a junior at Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School. She enjoys reading, learning and trying new things, and helping others academically. At school, she is involved with the student government, art club, and was part of the debate and basketball team. She also volunteers with the San Francisco Public Library and her after school program to help younger students with their homework, reading, and math skills. Through Coro, she hopes to enhance her public speaking skills as well as creativity in order to learn how to take initiative in her community and in topics she’s passionate about.
Michael Huang is a sophomore at American Indian Public High School. He enjoys creating digital art, playing music, and being on the web. He is also involved in many sports clubs like badminton and frisbee, as well as in leadership positions with church youth. He also volunteers at a variety of places through programs like Interact and Key Club. Through Coro, he hopes to learn how to take up more leadership positions and make a change in the community.
Michaela Brady is a freshman at Skyline High School. She enjoys music, dance, and isn’t yet involved in any clubs. Through Coro, she hopes to learn how to communicate better with others and become a better leader.
Michelle Li is a junior at Lowell High School. She enjoys hanging out with her cat and watching crime documentaries. She is involved in her school’s Key Club, a student run volunteering club. She also works with social justice and advocacy programs like Youth MOJO and Youth Organize California. Through Coro, she hopes to continue growing as a leader and create new friendships.
Nathan Millan is an upcoming sophomore at Bellarmine College Preparatory. He enjoys sports, video games, and art. He is involved with his school’s Latino Student Union and Junior Oceanography Club. He volunteers with the Sacred Heart Community Center. Through Coro, he hopes to learn how to become a better leader for his community.
Samantha Ma is an upcoming senior at Phillip and Sala Burton High School. She enjoys drawing and reading and is interested in biology as a potential career path. She is a part of CYC Dragon Boat and volunteers at various marathons and events throughout San Francisco with her team. Through Coro, she hopes to learn how to be a confident leader, to be able to find and use her voice to lead and help others.
Sammi Lee is a soon-to-be sophomore at Lowell High School. She spends a lot of her time baking new recipes, reading, or talking to her friends. Sammi was an intern for MYEEP, and continues to find new opportunities. Through Coro, she hopes to learn how to be more confident and more professional.
Satya Zamudio is a sophomore at Oakland Technical High School. She enjoys dancing, baking, community organizing, and is the student body president of her class. She is also a part of Jewish Youth for Community Action. Through Coro, she hopes to learn how to educate and excite her peers about important social issues, and lead them to create change.
Selvin Curin is a freshman at San Jose High School. He volunteers in Uniao Popular (Union Popular), a Portuguese marching band based in San Jose. Through Coro, he hopes to learn how to improve his leadership to improve his community.
Sierra Sun is a freshman at Lowell High School. She is involved in her school’s Literary Magazine, Model United Nations Club, along with clubs devoted to volunteering for the community. Outside of school, Sierra is also involved with competitive gymnastics, the Youth and Government YMCA program, and volunteering for local organizations such as the SF Food Bank, The Valentine Project, etc.! Through Coro, she strives to learn about civic engagement with the perspectives of her peers in order to contribute to her knowledge in leadership.
Sydney Zeng is a sophomore at KIPP King Collegiate High School. In her free time, she enjoys painting, playing the piano, and binge-watching shows. She is also involved with her school’s Leadership class in creating “moments” for her community. Through Coro, she hopes to be shaped into a more confident leader, all while creating an impact.
Teresa Ma is a sophomore at George Washington High school. She enjoys reading during her free time and is involved in her school’s track team. She has also volunteered at local food pantries and libraries. Through Coro, she hopes to learn how to become a future leader for her generation.
Vincent Ng is a sophomore in Oakland High School. He enjoys swimming, writing, and playing music. He was involved in the HEAL program funded by HealthPATH, and the Shop 55 Youth Leadership internship funded by EBAYC. Through Coro, he hopes to take his leadership & communication skills farther, and create new bonds that’ll help him grow with himself and others.