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The SVYL Team

Cassie Yu — Team 5 Leader

My name is Cassie Yu and I am a rising junior at Lynbrook High School. During my free time I like hanging out with my friends, trying new foods, and watching dramas. I love running, and have been on the varsity cross country team for the past two years. I’m excited to be able to meet all of you!

Megan Xu — Team 6 Leader

Hello! My name is Megan Xu and I am a rising senior at Lynbrook High School. I love art, and I always have paint on my hands, doodles running up my arms, or stray ink on my face. I also enjoy listening to music, eating good food, napping, and dogs. I play flute, piano, golf. I will be teaching about sociological behavior and music. I am excited to make friends with everyone!

Michael Zhou

Hi guys, my name is Michael Zhou. I am currently a rising Junior at Los Gatos High School. I like to work. When I say work, I mean real work, like working out in the gym, or working on the basketball court. The real motivation behind this is my passion for basketball. I love to play basketball, just been on the court and holding the ball makes my day ten times better. I also play the guitar for my spare time as well. I am not super good at it, but you will get a glimpse of it later. I am pretty academically driven. I am fluent in both Chinese and English, so if you have any questions regarding American culture or anything in general, feel free to come talk to me.

Eric Yan

Hi, my name is Eric and I'm a rising sophomore at Lynbrook High School. My favorite activity is playing basketball with my friends, but I also like to swim and play water polo. In my free time, I enjoy watching science fiction movies, reading science fiction books, and playing video games.

Angela Hu

Hi! My name is Angela Hu, and I am very excited to be one of your event leaders here! I'll be teaching both marketing and the harmful effects of sugar. In my free time, you can probably find me playing and listening to music or hanging out with my friends at various boba tea shops. I'm very excited to meet and learn from every single one of you!

Heather Li

Hi! My name is Heather Li and I’m a rising junior at Lynbrook High School. During my free time, I like to draw, bake desserts/cook a meal, and watch videos online. Although I’m not very athletic, I dance, and this past year I joined the track team as a thrower (shotput and discus). I procrastinate until the last minute, have been called a perfectionist; sarcastic; or blunt, but most importantly, can be found most days with a cup of milk tea in my hand.

Benjamin Xu

Hi, my name is Benjamin Xu and I am a rising sophomore at Lynbrook High School. I play golf, football, clarinet, and piano. In my spare time, I enjoy playing games, listening to music, and napping. At school, I like studying biology, history, math, and literature. I will be teaching American movie culture as my group project and I will be conducting an experiment about the five senses as my individual project.


Hello I'm Ivy. I’m a Chinese girl that moved to America two and a half year ago and currently a sophomore in Los Gatos high school. In school, my club is called the veteran club. Also I participated in our school sports team which are Cross Country and Badminton. Outside the school I record my own songs, but they are just covers, hopefully one day I can write my own song. I also use social media to record my experience for over 70 episodes to share my daily life with the ones in China. Outside of school, I also do Opera and Volleyball. Most importantly, I really enjoy singing for the seniors and hope they had a good time.

Bebjamin Li

I am an incoming sophomore at saratoga high. Favorites of mine include basketball, video games, math, and running. If I could have one thing I wanted, I would choose to own a treehouse on a mountain top because I've always been fascinated with tree houses and I think I would like the peacefulness of the peak of a mountain.