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2021-2022 Teen Board
Oliver foundation Bio Katherine Zhang Katherine Zhang, President
The Kinkaid School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2019 - Present

Katherine is a senior at The Kinkaid School. She is a member of the Policy Debate Team, Cross Country Team, Track Team, Wellness Committee and the Academic and Citizenship Honor Roll. Katherine volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, Rescued Pets Movement, and Brookwood Community.

Oliver foundation Bio Sophia Chon Sophia Chon, Vice President
St John's School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Sophia is a junior at St. John’s School. She is a member of her school dance team, as well as two competitive dance teams. Sophia is a member of Model UN and her school’s debate team. She participates in several clubs including Women Helping Empower Each Other (WHEE), Women of Color (WOC), and Girls Empowering Minds (GEMS). Sophia enjoys volunteering at the Nehemiah Center, Houston Food Bank, and the Mission Centers of Houston. In her free time, Sophia enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and baking.

Oliver foundation Bio Mia Price Mia Price, Secretary
The Kinkaid School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2018 - Present

Mia is a senior at The Kinkaid School. She serves as Vice President of her school’s Governing Council and Managing Editor of her school’s newsmagazine. She is also a member of the varsity golf team, the High Academic Honor Roll and the Citizenship Honor Roll. Mia enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Oliver foundation Bio Nick Bhasin Nick Bhasin, Treasurer
The Kinkaid School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2020 - Present

Nick is a senior at The Kinkaid School. He is a member of the debate team and plays varsity tennis. In addition, he is the president of the South Asian Heritage Club, the vice president of the Young Democrats club, a member of the curriculum committee, the vice president of the community service council, and the leader of the community service technology team at Kinkaid. Nick has also made the High Academic Honor Roll and the Citizenship Honor Roll every year he has been at Kinkaid. Nick volunteers at Teen Mentoring Teens, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Houston Methodist Hospital, MD Anderson, and the Houston Food Bank. During his free time, Nick enjoys teaching and playing tennis, spending time with his family, watching Formula 1, and reading.

Oliver foundation Bio Alexander Farahbod Alexander Farahbod, Co-Community Outreach and Social Media Coordinator
The Kinkaid School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2020 - Present

Alexander is a senior at The Kinkaid School. He is a member of the debate team, swims competitively year-round with the Dad’s Club as well as on Kinkaid’s varsity team. In addition, he is a member of the Wellness Committee, Math Club, and Community Service Leadership Council. Alexander has also made High Academic Honor Roll and Citizenship Honor Roll every year at Kinkaid. Alexander enjoys volunteering at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Food Bank, and with the Special Olympics, The Beacon, and Letting Everyone Achieve Dreams. During his free time, Alexander enjoys being a lifeguard, coaching young swimmers, watching Formula 1, and spending time with his family.

Oliver foundation Bio Lauryn Tu Lauryn Tu, Co-Community Outreach and Social Media Coordinator
The Awty International School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2019 - Present

Lauryn is a senior at The Awty International School. She is a Student Ambassador and Varsity tennis player for her high school. Outside of school, she is Court Lead for ACEing Autism where she enjoys teaching kids with autism how to play tennis! Lauryn is also a member of the Welcome Team at Houston Welcomes Refugees for new families arriving in the U.S. This past summer, she started her own tennis program in partnership with Second Serve and the YMCA of Greater Houston for underprivileged and refugee children. Lauryn enjoys many sports, reading, and spending time with friends and family!

Oliver foundation Bio Jenna Chaun Jenna Chaun, Co-Event Coordiantor
Memorial High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Jenna is a junior at Memorial High School. She is passionate about health and wellness and was selected this year to be a Health Ambassador for the Texas Department of Agriculture for Spring Branch ISD. In addition, she is actively involved with the Red Cross Club and the Memorial Mustangs Outreach Bunch, a service organization. Her talent as a pianist earned her an outstanding award recently at the Texas All State Festival, and when available, she also plays piano for retirement communities. To stay active, she enjoys Taekwondo, and is working towards her third degree black belt. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, and learning new languages.

Oliver foundation Bio Natalie Lopez Natalie Lopez, Co-Event Coordiantor
Memorial High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Natalie is a junior at Memorial High School. She is the assistant stage manager of Memorial’s Theatre productions and is also the president of her school’s American Sign Language Club, where she works on connecting hearing and deaf cultures. In the future, she aspires to become a nutritionist or dietician. Outside of school, she enjoys experimenting with cooking, baking, and doing yoga.

Oliver foundation Bio Chase Provo Chase Provo, Teen Board Member
Langham Creek High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2017 - Present

Chase is a senior at Langham Creek High School. He is both an Honor Roll Student and an athlete who believes in giving back to the community. Chase is a member of the Katy-Prairie View chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. He runs Cross Country and has served as a lead actor in Langham Creek theater productions. He is secretary for his Theatre Ensemble Troupe. Chase has attended educational STEM camps at Prairie View A&M University and Houston Baptist University to enhance his love for Math. He plans on attending Morehouse College with minoring in Theatre and majoring in Political Science. He has had many opportunities to volunteer at places such as the Berry Center during Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Food Bank and with the Rise Against Hunger organization. Chase enjoys playing sports and helping others through community service opportunities.

Oliver foundation Bio Ava Morphett Ava Morphett, Teen Board Member
Bowie Middle School - Richmond, Texas
Teen Board Member 2020 - Present

Ava is a sophomore at Travis High School. She enjoys marching band and is a green belt in kickstart. Ava enjoys working out and cooking. She aspires to be a trauma surgeon.

Oliver foundation Bio Shepherd Hirtz Shepherd Hirtz, Teen Board Member
Memorial High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Shepherd is a junior at Memorial High School. He is an avid outdoorsman spending time bay fishing, and riding dirt bikes. He is a skilled woodworker crafting custom-made pens and bowls on a lathe. Shepherd enjoys playing the piano and is learning how to play the banjo. He is involved at his church and participates in youth group activities and communities in need. Shepherd is a Congenital Heart Defect survivor. He has a vested interest in making other kids' lives better by leading as a mentor and advocate who understands firsthand many of the trials that pediatric heart patients endure.

Oliver foundation Bio Kayla Kitana Kayla Kitana, Teen Board Member
Westchester Academy - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Kayla is a senior at Westchester Academy for International Studies. She has been the grade representative for National Honor Society since she was in 10th grade. Kayla is a student ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60 and president of the Fuel Up to Play 60 club at her school. She has qualified for distinguished academic honor roll every school year for the past 5 years. Kayla enjoys drawing, singing, and learning sign language in her free time. She aspires to become a speech-language pathologist and a counseling psychologist.

Oliver foundation Bio Reagan Miller Reagan Miller, Teen Board Member
Memorial High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Reagan Miller is a junior at Memorial High School where she is a member of the varsity swim team. She also coaches swim team at the Houston Racquet Club and enjoys seeing kids improve their confidence in the water. Reagan loves to ski, discover new music, and spend time with friends and family.

Oliver foundation Bio Siddharth Satish Siddharth Satish, Teen Board Member
Clements High School - Sugar Land , Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Siddharth is a sophomore at Clements High School. He plays badminton, basketball and football and participates in many tournaments for them. Sid also plays the western and carnatic flute to practice classical music in both European and Indian forms. He is an avid spelling enthusiast who has represented his school at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Sid has won awards in Science Fair and Science Olympiad in middle school. He has also volunteered at many places such as the Houston Food Bank and fundraising functions/events.

Oliver foundation Bio Lily Trevino Lily Trevino, Teen Board Member
Memorial High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Lily Trevino is a junior at Memorial High School. She is involved in HOSA, Memorial Coastal Crew, and the Key Club. Lily actively volunteers with Generation Serve Houston, and through Generation Serve, she enjoys volunteering at the Houston Food Bank, and Project Cure. Lily enjoys running, baking, and spending time with family.

Oliver foundation Bio Sophia Burnette Sophia Burnette, Teen Board Member
St. John's School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2022 - Present

Sophia is a freshman at St John's School. She participates in volleyball, 3D art, and multiple school clubs. She is the president of her NCL (National Charity League) Class of 2026. Her favorite hobbies are making new art pieces and spending time with her friends.

Oliver foundation Bio Dylan Davis Dylan Davis, Teen Board Member
St. John's School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2022 - Present

Dylan is a sophomore at St. John's School. She runs the 100 and 200 meter in Track and Field and plays soccer as a forward. Dylan is a member of the Women of Science Club and Science Olympiad. She is an avid reader and loves spending time with her family playing board games.

Oliver foundation Bio Matthew Chuan Matthew Chuan, Teen Board Member
Memorial Middle School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2022- Present

Matthew is an eighth grade student at Memorial Middle School. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society as well as plays violin in the MMS Chamber Orchestra. He is Assistant Patrol Leader in Boy Scout Troop 642. To stay active, he enjoys playing tennis, swimming, and basketball. In his free time, Matthew enjoys reading and playing chess.

Oliver foundation Bio Mani Maram Mani Maram, Teen Board Member
Westchester Academy for International Studies - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2022 - Present

Mani is a Junior at Westchester Academy for International Studies. He is currently the President of WAIS Interact, his school’s biggest community service club. Mani is also an officer of WAIS National Honor Society and the treasurer of WAIS Quizbowl. Currently he is restarting the WAIS Student Tutoring Club and working on starting a school newspaper. He is also a member of the advanced choir, Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, and future and wants to and his school district’s Student Advisory Committee. In his free time Mani likes to volunteer across Houston with his favorite spot being the Asia Society. He aspires to become a journalist in the future to help others have a voice in areas they currently don’t.

Oliver foundation Bio Ariyana Patel Ariyana Patel, Teen Board Member
Sartartia Middle School - Sugar Land, Texas
Teen Board Member 2022 - Present

Ariyana is an 8th grader at Sartartia Middle School. She is a member of the theater production club, kickstart demo team, Team Manager for the school volleyball team, and National Junior Honor Society member. In addition, her extra-curricular activities include piano, two types of dance – classical and Bollywood, and she has been a member of Girl Scouts for the past 8 years. In the future, she would like to continue her community volunteer efforts and aspires to become a Medical Doctor, either as a Neurologist or Cardiologist.

Oliver foundation Bio Rebecca Somavarapu Rebecca Somavarapu, Teen Board Member
Langham Creek High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2022 - Present

Rebecca is a junior at Langham Creek High School. She is a member of the Technology Student Association and volunteers regularly through the Key Club at her school. She received Honor Roll and a French award based on her academic performance. She enjoys art and spending time with her friends and family.

Oliver foundation Bio Andrew Wright Andrew Wright, Teen Board Member
The Kinkaid School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2022 - Present

Andrew is a Freshman at The Kincaid School. He is a scholar athlete who is committed to providing a solution to problems. He believes in giving back to the community and encouraging others. Andrew is a member of the Kinkaid cross country team, basketball team and enjoys running track. He is a member of the Young Men’s Service League where he serves as Leadership Committee Chair. Andrew is an alumni member of the Texas Lonestar Leadership Academy and a summer graduate of the National Youth Leadership forum where he engaged in several opportunities to expand his communication, organization, and service qualities.








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