Karen Valdez leads with empathy. Her compassion for others shines as she lends her time to volunteering at Siena Youth Center (SYC). At SYC Karen strongly impacts the youth as a positive role model while tutoring and running weekly cooking classes. Currently a Junior at Woodside High School, she excels academically, especially in math, and takes the initiative to make sure her classmates understand the schoolwork. Although Karen has faced many personal obstacles, she has made her academics a priority and is focused on succeeding. Karen looks forward to studying to become a Crime Scene Investigator or a Criminal Investigator.
Sponsor: In Honor of Michael Carignan