We are a diverse group of students interested in STEM, humanities, art, sports, music, and more! We hope to share our passion and knowledge with others through the activities and opportunities made possible by Silicon Valley Youth Leaders.


Eric Yan

PRESIDENT 2019 to Present


Hi, my name is Eric Yan and I am a rising senior at Lynbrook High School. Throughout my 3 years with SVYL, I have enjoyed being able to work with our team, interact and bond with students of different cultures. I am looking forward to more growth with a new generation of SVYL members. In my free time, I like to play go and basketball, swim, read, and watch movies.


Benjamin Xu



Hi! I'm Benjamin, a rising senior at Lynbrook High School. As the founder and co-president of SVYL, I welcome everyone to participate in our organization and I look forward to meeting new, diverse people. From both sides of the Pacific to all around the world, I am excited to help build generations of youth in joining, enriching, and expanding SVYL. Outside of SVYL, feel free to talk to me about anything from American football, classical clarinet, and video games! 

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Sophia Chen


Hey everyone! My name is Sophia Chen and I'm an 11th grader at Monta Vista High School. This is my 2 year of SVYL and I'm currently the CO - PRESIDENT. In my free time, I figure skate, read, and online shop. I can't wait to work with you all!


Michael Zhou



Hi! My name is Michael, and I attend Los Gatos High School. I proudly lead SVYL as the Founder and Secretary. I am a competitive student and strive to achieve my best both academically and athletically. My favorite pastimes are basketball, guitar, and French. I participated in the 2019 SVYL China camp, where I taught Speech and Debate. Since COVID, I organized a memorable camping trip and helped the new generation of members transition from online to in-person. I sincerely appreciate SVYL as an opportunity to go above and beyond my academic studies. I wish to pass on my knowledge and help others to become successful.


Louis Chan


My name is Louis Chan and I am a sophomore at Irvington High school. I hope to meet new people through volunteer and tutoring programs. My hobbies include playing videogames and reading.


Joanna Luo


I'm Joanna and I am a sophomore at Valley Christian High School! I just joined SVYL this year but I've already learned so many things, and I hope to learn more! Some of the activities I perform in my free time include drawing and gaming.


David Wang


My name is David, and I am currently a junior at Lynbrook High school. In my free time, I like coding and swimming. SVYL has given me the opportunities to apply my skills and help people of different backgrounds


Kevin Zhu


My name is Kevin Zhu, and I am a senior at Lynbrook High School. Through my three years of working with SVYL, I have developed an identity outside my academic interests, which encompass biology, physics, and disciplines in their intersection. Some of my hobbies include playing the piano, photography, cinematography, and go-karting.

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Grace Yu


Hello everyone! My name is Grace Yu and I am an upcoming junior at Notre Dame San Jose High School. This is my 2nd year volunteering at SVYL's summer camp. In school I participate in activities like volleyball and speech and debate, but outside of school, my hobbies are playing drawing and watching youtube. I can't wait meet all of you!


Kevin Yu


I am 17 years old and a rising senior at Bellarmine College Preparatory. In school, I run sprints for varsity track and field, and also enjoy fencing in fencing club. Outside of school, I enjoy playing video games, especially league of legends. I am also an Eagle Scout, and enjoy adventuring outdoors.


Helena Su


Hello! My name is Helena Su and I'm a junior at Lynbrook High School. I like to try out new things in order to find my passion, such as studying biology and challenging myself to perfect scores on Cytus II (rhythm game). I play the violin (still working hard to improve) and enjoy photography.


Luke Zhao


I’m Luke, and I’m a junior at Lynbrook High School. I’ve worked as a volunteer in the past in SVYL with activities and the 2020 summer program. Outside of SVYL, I actively enjoy reading, swimming, and trying new things, especially during the pandemic.


Angela Hu


Hi! I’m Angela Hu and I'm a senior at Lynbrook high school. This will be my 3rd year at SVYL! outside of SVYL, you’ll probably find me in my room binge watching kdramas or in my kitchen baking! Really excited to meet all of you!


Aaron Zhu


My name is Aaron Zhu and I go to Leland Highschool. I hope to help others in a way that people find funny.


Kevin Lin





Ello! I'm Nicole. In my free time, I like eating, reading, sleeping, and drawing. I like fencing and archery.






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Rita Zhou


Hey! My name is Rita, currently in 7th grade and attending in Raymond J. Fisher Middle School. Outside of my classes, I play basketball, the flute, and enjoy to read and write. I am taking Spanish, motivated by the foreign country to learn more about their culture and language. My most intense passion overall is likely to be writing. So far, I enjoy writing fanfictions or sometimes originals. I have posted one of my fanfiction books which earned over 15k views, and I hope that I can further pursue this career.


Kiara Zhou


Hello! My name is Kiara and I am 8th grader at Raymond J Fisher Middle School. I enjoy reading, arting, and creating (and listening) to music. Out of these three, my favorite hobby is most definitely art. I love art: painting, coloring, and much more. Basically art in all forms! My passion for art bloomed when I was little and is still continuing to grow now.