Name: Alex Dobron
Interests: Tacos, exponential functions and no ham
Favorite quote: “Like the ancient Hawaiians say, be nice to the crab on the beach, because later that crab might be in your soup.”
Why I am part of the YAC: Help the City of San Mateo and give back to the city that fueled my passion of life.
Name: Shayna Pascoe
Favorite quote: “Don’t be good, be great”
Why I am part of YAC: Help make decisions for San Mateo
Name: Nicco Villafria
Interests: Long walks on the beach and moonlit dinners
Favorite quote: “All perception is a gamble”
Why I am part of YAC: I love my city.
Name: Sade Wilson-Anumudu
School: Burlingame High School
Interests: I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures the most. I love to volunteer and help people in need. I also enjoy giving back to the community.
Favorite quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mohandas Gandhi
Why I am part of YAC: I am a part of the YAC because I like to spend my time volunteering and helping out in parts of San Mateo. I also enjoy being able to speak out on certain topics and issues and working with the other YAC members.
Name: Ariana Ross
Interests: Volunteering (any kind), Aragon Robotics, hanging out, singing, drawing
Favorite quote: “Ignorance is Bliss”; “I’m high off LIFE and drunk with LAUGHTER.”
Why I am part of YAC: Because it seemed like it would be a fun experience and a new chance to make new friends.
Name: Jacqueline Young
Interests: Listening to music, hanging out with friends, swimming, watching movies
Why I am part of YAC: It seems like a great way to get involved in the community and meet new people.
Name: Quinta Ekong
Age: 17 ½
Interests: Track, laughing, arts and crafting, unlimited texting, singing in the shower, gumballs, Nigerians and LIFE (the cereal and game).
Favorite quote: “When I was a kid, my mom was really strict. No TV. She would come home from the grocery store and feel the television to see it was warm.” -Anna Faris
Why I am part of YAC: Rihanna says it best in “Run This Town.” “ I’m addicted to the thrill/It’s a dangerous love affair/can’t be scared when it goes down/got a problem, tell me now/only thing that’s on my mind is who’s gonna run this town tonight…/We gonna run this town.”
Name: Cindy Lam
Interests: All types of music, Piano, The San Matean Newspaper, Volunteering at Mills Peninsula Hospital, Aragon Varsity Badminton, Photography, Designing
Favorite Quote: “But it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.”
-Rachel Dawes from Batman Begins
Why I am a part of YAC: I wanted to become closer with my community and peers. It’s a rewarding experience to improve and start new activities as well as fundraise for others outside of the San Mateo County.
Name: Kishan Patel
School: Junipero Serra High School
Interests: I like listening to music, hanging out with friends and family, and playing basketball, football, tennis, and golf.
Favorite Quote: “Live as you were to die tomorrow, learn as you were to live forever.”-Mohandas Gandhi.
Why I am part of YAC: I am apart of the Youth Activities Council because I want to play a bigger role in my community and help achieve more for others. I also wanted to meet new people and experience new things through the YAC. Also I want to represent my school and the youth in the City of San Mateo.
Name: Tiffany Siu
Interests: Photography, Reading, Hanging out with friends and family
Favorite Quote: "Live life like you're at the bottom even if you're at the top."
Why I am part of YAC: YAC is a great way for high school students to play a part in their community. Before, all I could do was sit around and wait for adults to plan and do everything for me. But now, I have a say to what I want to do/have around my community and it’s really fun! It's also a great way to learn leadership skills and meet new people.
Name: Lexi Cooperstein
Interests: I like to hang out with my friends and help the community.
Favorite quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.- Eleanor Roosevelt
Why I am part of YAC: I am a part of YAC to get more involved in the community and actually get out and do something to help others. It is a lot of fun and i get to meet new and amazing people.
Name: Eric Ding
Interests: Music, food, film, dentistry, the Rubik's cube, The Office, 30 Rock, equality, creative writing, exercise, volunteer work, reading, photography, roller coasters, the environment, psychology, philosophy, art, the concept of time, Pokemon, badminton, basketball, outer space, fortune telling, singing, cards, Mario, balloons, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, dance, love, etc...
Favorite quote: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."-Ghandi
Why I am part of YAC: Being on YAC is such an amazing experience and gives the internal satisfaction of bettering communal society. I would like to enforce the idea that adults and youths are equal. We are all equals and I would like to show that. I think it is quite inspiring to be part of a youth group that can be taken seriously and can make a difference. I love being an integral part of any community and I would like to thank YAC for giving me an opportunity to stretch my wings. I look forward to making YOUR life better.
Name: Margaret Kelly
Interests: Good music, good food, couches, laughter, and narwhals
Favorite Quote: “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.”
Why I am part of the YAC: I’m addicted to that warm fuzzy feeling you get inside when you help people and I want to make San Mateo awesome.