Aeneas will be a junior at Serra High School in fall 2022. He enjoys football and playing video games. He is a coxswain on Serra’s varsity crew team and participates in the mock trial club and student council as sophomore class president. Aeneas has served on the San Mateo County Youth Commission since eighth grade, acting as a liaison between the youth commission and the Commission on the Status of Women and as a member of the environmental justice and education and economic development committees. Through Coro, Aeneas hopes to further develop his leadership skills and promote positive change.
Corinna will be a senior at Alameda High School in Fall 2022. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing the violin and is involved in her school’s Creative Writing Club and Crochet and Knitting Club. She also volunteers with Red Cross and her school’s music program. Through Coro, she hopes to learn ways to better manage and lead her clubs and make a difference in the Journalism world.
Desi will be a sophomore in Fall 2022. Their pronouns are He/him and She/her. They enjoy gardening, videogames, and drawing, and is involved in their schools Gender Justice club, Debate club, and Eco Club, and they also participate in Code Next, an afterschool computer science program. They also volunteer with green space improvement projects and urban gardening. Through Coro, they hope to improve in team collaboration and in taking leadership roles in group activities.
Elsa will be a senior at Hercules High School in Fall 2022. She enjoys playing FPS games with her friends and drawing and is the secretary of her school’s Korean Pop Culture Club. She also volunteers with her Interact Club and Kiwin’s Club. Through Coro, she hopes to learn what it’s like to step out of her comfort zone and into the real world.
Emily (they/them) will be a senior at Lick-Wilmerding High School in Fall 2022. They enjoy reading, visiting museums, learning chemistry, learning history, and exploring San Francisco. At school, they are a leader of GSA, an active member of LWHS’ Ethnic Studies Initiative, and an athlete on the varsity badminton team. Through Coro, they hope to learn more about issues in the Bay Area, especially those outside of San Francisco. Additionally, they hope to sharpen their leadership skills and find more effective ways to give back to the community.
Kate Reiter will be a sophomore at the College Preparatory School in Fall 2022. She enjoys reading, basketball, art and archery and is involved with her school’s GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) club. She is on her school’s Basketball, Track, and Cross Country teams and knows Mandarin at an intermediate level. She volunteers at the Berkeley Food Network, a food pantry, and is applying for a Contra Costa Search and Rescue volunteer position. Through Coro, she hopes to learn how to speak powerfully in public and lead people in causes she’s passionate about, like climate change and homelessness.
Kiana will be a senior at Lick-Wilmerding in Fall 2022. She loves making jewelry, gardening in her local Visitacion Valley community garden, writing, and making collages. She is also a leader of her school’s SAME (south asian and middle eastern) club, FANG club (fostering activists for the next generation,) and a co-editor in chief of her school’s newspaper publication. Through Coro, she hoped to deepen her understanding of leadership skills, and meet like-minded youth!
Laura will be a senior at Lowell High School in Fall of 2022. She enjoys running and singing along to karaoke and is involved in her school’s newspaper publication as a reporter. She also works to create education more equitable for youth in San Francisco through her work with SF CHANGE and SF Ignite Leadership In Youth. Through CORO, she hopes to learn how to develop confidence in her public speaking skills.
Mahika Lodha is a sophomore in high school who enjoys marathon open water swimming, fighting for (LGBTQ rights, and playing water polo with their teammates. Mahika has a passion for both business and fashion design. Mahika enjoys reselling/thrifting clothes and is the marketing director for the Fremont business entrepreneurship development program. They aspire to learn how to lead in a changing world through Coro. They are aspiring businesswomen who aim to open their own company one day.
Maximiliano will be a senior at Leadership Public Schools Richmond in Fall 2022. He enjoys Going on runs, writing personal thoughts, and enjoying Pokemon Go. He is involved in their school’s Student Site Council(SSC), tutoring students of all ages, and starting up a running club that has began with a small impact but is still growing. He also volunteers with being an altar server at the Cathedral Christ the Light every Sunday, and working at a coffee shop in Hercules called HizCafe. Through Coro, he hopes to learn how to improve his leadership skills, making connections with his fellow Coro partners, and people outside of this program.
Nobu Kagami will be a junior at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in Fall 2022. He enjoys playing volleyball and guitar and is involved in his school’s First Aid and Health clubs. He also volunteers with JCYC. Through Coro, he hopes to learn how to lead his community and have a more influential role in a community with a majority of people that are older than him.
Rafael Morales will be a senior at Archbishop Mitty high school in Fall of 2023. They enjoy playing sports such as basketball and volleyball and is involved in their schools Latino Students Union club. Throughout Coro, they hope to learn how to be a more impactful leader.
Sabine Steckel will be a senior at Oakland Tech in Fall 2022. She enjoys fashion and soccer and reading. She writes for her school newspaper and is in debate club. Through Coro, she hopes to gain knowledge about possible career and educational paths.
Serena Luk will be a junior at Irvington High School in Fall 2022. She enjoys making money and clay art and is involved in her school’s student government, Interact club, Colorguard, and Model UN club. She also works with SURFBoardE, a student representative group on the District Board of Education. Through Coro, she hopes develop leadership skills outside of a school setting and gain more experience in working with people outside of her age group.
Timothy Fan will be a senior at Arroyo Highschool in Fall 2022. They enjoy playing tennis as well as playing the piano, and is involved in their school’s Automadons Hydrogen Car Club. They also volunteer with the San Leandro Community Food Pantry. Through Coro, they hope to learn how to expand the scope of their leadership skills, as well as making new connections.
Zaara (she/her/hers) will be a senior at Head-Royce in 2022. She enjoys painting, cooking, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends in her free time. She leads her school’s art club and muslim affinity group. She also volunteers with Sunrise Bay Area, Girls Garage, and BOSS. Through Coro, she hopes to gain working experience, make an impact, and meet more people!