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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.


Joanna Luo


Hi, my name is Joanna! I am a rising senior at Valley Christian High School. My interests include physics, art, and robotics. I am the president of SVYL. I currently serve as the vice president of fabrication on my school’s FIRST Robotics Competition team. I am also the media lead and first female student officer for my school’s esports program. When I am not attending to my many duties, I am drawing or hanging out with my friends and family.


Christine Wang


Hi! My name is Christine, and I am a rising junior at Milpitas High School. Some of my interests are art, music, and biology. Since the fall of 2021, I have served as the secretary for SVYL, and I hope to continue to help plan and organize activities for our members.  In music, I have been learning piano since I was seven years old. In addition to all of this, I also try to maintain biliteracy in Chinese at home, which is highly useful in a diverse community and allows for connecting to my heritage. 


Lincoln Tang


Hello, my name is Lincoln and I am a rising Junior in the class of 2024 at Saratoga High School. I have been a member of SYVL since 2022L.In my free time, I enjoy playing baseball, video games like Valorant, and hanging out with friends. Some of my achievements include writing a baseball data analysis paper which was later published on a well-known website, Fangraphs, teaching zoom classes to less privileged children in Nepal. When I have some free time from school or studying, I’ll usually be watching youtube, playing with my dog Boba, or working out.


Mike Gong


Hey, I’m Mike. I am a rising junior at Lynbrook High School. I am interested in playing badminton and flute. Mobile competitive games have been another interest of mine. Still looking for the major and career that fits me, I do a variety of different hobbies. But at the end of the day, my favorite thing is a long rest,  taking everything chill and enjoying my life.


Angelina Wu


Hello, my name is Angelina Wu. I am a rising junior at Lynbrook High school. I enjoy Computer Science, Law and Business. I have been a member of SVYL for three years, where I have done a variety of different jobs, including webmastering, designing, and teaching. I have a niche hobby of learning languages and play a few traditional Eastern instruments. But at the end of the day, my favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family and friends.

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Andrew Zheng


Hi, I am Andrew. I am a rising sophomore at Los Gatos high school. At school, I love pursuing the subjects english and science. I have been in the SVYL program since the fall of 2021, and I am interested in continuing this program to learn and practice leadership skills for my future. Outside of school, I enjoy participating in various outdoor activities like playing tennis, swimming, and going on hikes. In addition, I love listening to music and playing the violin. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends and play with my dog.


Riley Gu


Hello, my name is Riley. I am a rising sophomore at Lynbrook High School. My interests vary from physics, cryptocurrencies, and business.  A few other and I have started a nonprofit for crypto-related clubs in schools in hopes to build easy access to this information for students. I enjoy cooking and  running for fun with my cross country team, sounds masochistic but it’s worth it for expanding my music taste.

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Harold Xie


My name is Harold and I am a sophomore at Fremont High School. I joined SVYL in 2021. I have helped organize multiple events for SVYL. I have a lot of different hobbies, but the main one is badminton. I also enjoy biking, and frequently go to the park. I’m interested in biology, and am planning to study ecology. At school, I study hard and practice my Spanish, and afterwards, I enjoy playing games with my friends.

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Nina Jiao


Hello, My name is Nina. I am a rising senior in Aragon High School. My interests include musicals, art and rhythm games. I currently serve as a secretary at Aragon Japanese Language and Culture Club. I hope to study English and History in college and study law. In 2022, I became a member at SVYL. I play the  flute and am currently in the process of creating an organization (Homework Central) to help even more students.


Minsui Tang


Hi I am Minsui and am a Senior at Saratoga High School in Silicon Valley, California.

I am a part of  iCare and am an enthusiastic coordinator for our various events.  I love to put my artistic skills to use in everyday life and always greet those around me with a smile on my face.


Rita Zhou


Hey! My name is Rita, currently in 8th 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


Hi, my name is Kiara and I’m a rising freshman at Los Gatos High School. Some of my hobbies include drawing, playing piano, and my favorite: listening to music. I have been an active member of SVYL since 2021. I am a hardworking student and strive for perfection academically. Last year in middle school, I received multiple awards: one of the exceptional ones is the prestigious Dr. George Lenchner Medallion for a perfect score in an international math-olympiad competition.




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Nathan Zhao


Hi, I’m Nathan Zhao and I go to Lynbrook High School. I am excited to volunteer and giveback to the community. Outside of SVYL, I enjoy swimming, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family.

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