Jobs For Youth

Leslie Reyes

Future traveling nurse Leslie Reyes plans on dedicating her career to working with children and families throughout the US. As a Sunday school teacher and Project Read volunteer, Leslie has developed strong skills in guiding and supporting youth. In addition to caring deeply about the welfare of children, she is passionate about healthcare access and looks forward to using her bilingual abilities in her future career. Leslie is …

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Madison Shem

Future cognitive scientist Madison Shem finds the human brain fascinating, and she is driven to better understand linguistic and reasoning skills in different youth populations. Madison is particularly invested in supporting foster youth and other high-need groups. She hopes to learn more about brain functioning in these populations in order to support them as an advocate, researcher, and social worker. Madison is currently a senior at Design Tech High School, where she co-leads an international service organization. …

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Maram Ahmed

Future civil engineer Maram Ahmed is inspired to create a more sustainable Bay Area. A junior at Mills High School, Maram has already taken steps to make her community more environmentally friendly. As an SMC Youth Climate Ambassador, Maram worked with administration at her school to install rain barrels so that rainfall could be used for the school garden; she continued …

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Mia Carter

Future pediatrician Mia Carter finds the complexities of biological systems fascinating. A dedicated student, Mia finds motivation in challenging coursework and hopes to attend a college with a well-established science department. She is inspired to help children in her career, and she looks forward to pursuing a path that will allow her to combine her scientific interests with this interest in helping youth. Mia is currently a junior at …

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Stephanie Robles Angel

Future surgeon Stephanie Robles Angel is motivated to give back to her community. She hopes to become a skilled doctor so that she can serve Spanish-speaking populations who may otherwise struggle to receive appropriate medical care. A Sequoia High School senior, Stephanie has a track record of challenging herself and of rising to meet those challenges. She has overcome stage fright …

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Nicole Tsang

Future food chemist Nicole Tsang believes in the power of science to unlock previously-unimagined possibilities. She is interested in the chemical properties of food, and in her future career, she hopes to transform eating experiences by developing new flavors. A junior at Westmoor High School, Nicole has received numerous accolades for achievement in athletics and community service. She gives back to her community as a bilingual teaching assistant and tutor, and she has …

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Gina Barragan Gomez

Future environmental scientist Gina Barragan Gomez is passionate about understanding and combating climate change. As a campaign coordinator with Youth vs. Apocalypse, Gina fights for environmental justice on behalf of her community. She is also passionate about marine ecology, and she plans on expanding her activism to help protect marine life in the future. Gina will graduate from Woodside …

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Gemma Sangervasi

Future therapist Gemma Sangervasi sees the beauty and healing potential in everyone. Gemma has been witness to the incredibly powerful impact that kindness can have on people in pain, and they strive to be that supportive voice for those around them. Gemma will graduate from Carlmont High School this June. They plan on pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, and they hope to study techniques for supporting those in …

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Fariha Khan

Future Physician Assistant Fariha Khan knows the impact that a smile or word of encouragement can have on a patient. As a volunteer at the Blood Centers of the Pacific and the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Fariha spent time connecting with each patient, witnessing the truly transformative effect that kindness could have on those in pain. Currently Fariha is working toward an Associate degree in biology at Skyline …

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Cayenne Wong

Future scientist Cayenne Wong finds natural phenomena fascinating. She has an abiding interest in understanding the reasons biological systems work the way they do, and she has a deep passion for helping others. Cayenne looks forward to combining these dual interests via a career in research or medicine. A junior at Mills High School, Cayenne is a true changemaker, serving her …

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