Student Staff

Julie Tran '20

Julie Tran '20

Core Skills for Success Manager

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Born and raised in San Diego, California, Julie grew up in a loving family and has one little brother who she both loves and hates on a daily basis. She is a rising junior at Claremont McKenna College and is majoring in government and literature. At CMC, she works with peers to prepare oral and written works at the Center for Writing and Public Discourse and plans, supports, and leads events at Kravis Lab. She is currently working at a Vietnamese pho restaurant in San Diego and interning at the Immigration Justice Project, a non-profit organization with the American Bar Association that helps detained individuals in removal proceedings acquire citizenship status in the United States. Julie loves to enjoy food, drink boba, sing in the shower, dance in her room, read, write, host social gatherings, plan every second of her day, and travel. She hopes to be able to do one good pull up one day… someday…  After graduating from CMC, she hopes to attend law school, pursue a career in law, and to be someone that can contribute something both positive and unique to society.
Dini Mittal '22

Dini Mittal '22

Social Innovation Manager

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“If you asked my five year-old self about her dream career, the answer would’ve been some odd combination of a teacher, nurse, Broadway actress, among a myriad of other professions. I was a firm believer in the fact that I could learn to do anything and everything, unable to answer the question of “what’s your thing?” From elementary through to high school, my involvements ranged from swimming on the swim team to acting in plays to debating with Model UN to playing classical piano to community service work. When it came time for college applications, I struggled to find a concrete “theme” to present, but quickly learned this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Being at CMC has taught me the value of diversified interests and Kravis Lab has provided me with an avenue to apply them. Working with Kravis Lab has allowed me to apply myself in roles as a leader, mentor, event-organizer, and at its root: a team member. K-Lab not only conducts a huge variety of social impact programming, but promotes individual impact for members of the team, in and outside the office. It is incredible to be part of something where every new interaction or event leaves you inspired and motivated to do more towards making an impact.

It is important for us to recognize that social impact comes in a variety of forms, and I am so grateful to have had the experiences Kravis Lab has given me to explore that so far!”

Flor Canales-Morones '22

Flor Canales-Morones '22

Community Impact Manager

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“I was born in Baja California, Mexico, but I have lived in Denver, Colorado for most of my life. I am majoring in International Relations and Media Studies. As a Community Impact Manager, I am able to pursue my passion for social advocacy, activism, and community outreach through direct community involvement. One of my favorite quotes comes from Dolores Huerta: ‘Every minute is a chance to change the world.’ I try to live by this every single day, and I know that CMC and Kravis Lab will allow me to use my education as a way to make the world a better place for underrepresented communities. Kravis Lab has given me the chance to apply this quote by helping my staff and non-profit organizations leave a lasting impact on the world.”

 
Elena Castellanos '21

Elena Castellanos '21

Maker Fellowship Manager

Lesley Chavarria '22

Lesley Chavarria '22

HR Co-Manager

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“Growing up, my parents made sure to teach me the value of hard work, whether that be academically or in any other aspect in life. When I transferred to a predominantly white high school, I started attending a number of diversity conferences which taught me the importance of social justice. The one saying that has stuck with me from my favorite conference is ‘Love itself is a revolutionary act.’

Getting to CMC and working for Kravis Lab for Social Change has given me the opportunity to combine the work ethic my parents instilled in me and my own passion for social justice. I love being able to mentor local high schoolers in Social Entrepreneurship and truly feel like I am directly impacting the lives of others. Kravis Lab has also pushed me to see what more I can do for the overall community. This work always leaves me wanting to do more and finding new ways to spread the love, since that is what is going to change the world after all.”

Tori Johnson '21

Tori Johnson '21

HR Co-Manager

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Since childhood, Tori Johnson’s interests have been bizarre. Her parents struggled to keep up as she moved from her bagpipe phase to her exotic reptile, rhythmic gymnastics, and amateur hydraulics phases. Her upbringing in the mountains of Colorado have shaped her into a full-fledged tree hugger/climber. In high school, Tori pursued clothing design and professional sewing. Her experience with the design process in the realm of sewing has translated over to her recent interest in product prototyping. She is currently collaborating with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator to develop a sustainable consumer product. Tori hopes to further exercise her creative problem-solving skills in a business setting and is interested in market-sustainable social enterprises that alleviate poverty.
Vedika Vishweshar '22

Vedika Vishweshar '22

Social Innovation Research Assistant

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Vedika was born in Mumbai, but spent most of her life in Hong Kong, and these international experiences have been instrumental in shaping her perspectives and interests today. Having grown up in extremely unequal societies, she hopes to devise solutions for the pressing social issues back home, ranging from inadequate public housing to the inefficient distribution of social services. She plans on dual-majoring in Economics and Applied Mathematics to ultimately employ quantitative, data-based strategies to generate social change.

In Vedika’s first year at Kravis Lab, she worked as part of the Social Innovations Research team, and devoted herself to investigating social impact and community engagement initiatives across universities in the United States. Ultimately, this research will help tailor Kravis Lab’s initiatives to incorporate best-practices in the field and become more impactful for both students and the community.

In her spare time, Vedika can often be found playing Ultimate Frisbee, lounging in a dorm with her friends, or browsing 5C dining hall menus to decide where to eat. She loves to travel and hopes to study abroad in London in her junior year.

Adam Wilkinson '22

Adam Wilkinson '22

Social Innovation Research Assistant

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Adam is a freshman at Claremont McKenna College, hailing from the frozen tundra of Minnetonka, Minnesota. One of the reasons he chose CMC was the radical shift in culture and extravagant diversity, something that was less evident back home. This has inspired him to become a global thinker, critically analyzing the problems of today and brainstorming plausible solutions. In high school he participated in VANTAGE, a business enrichment program at Minnetonka High School, as well as DECA, which challenged him to think creatively in a high-paced environment.

He is currently a dual major in Economics and Psychology, pursuing an interest in the cross-section of how we as humans think and act, and the relationships between the two. However, his passions broaden to entrepreneurship, government, and literature, all fields he plans to explore during his time at CMC.

Outside of Kravis Lab, he competes for the CMS cross country and track and field teams, sports he has been involved in since freshman year of high school, as well as working at the Athenaeum.

Ellen Broaddus '20

Ellen Broaddus '20

Success Strategist

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“In middle school I set the “record” for the lowest cookie sales in my entire Girl Scout troop, and I’ve continued to think that business wasn’t for me ever since. That is, however, until I learned about the intention behind “social innovation”: using the power of business to make a positive impact in the world. I realized that although doing your part to better the world is important, real change is when you can motivate your community to do the same. At Kravis Lab, I’ve had the opportunity to see first-hand that change is possible and develop the skills and confidence to make changes of my own.

What I love about Kravis Lab is that the answer is always “yes”. Not only are there countless workshops and opportunities to learn, but we are always pushed to create programs of our own. Through interactive dinners with top social entrepreneurs, case competitions, and one-on-one support from world-renowned entrepreneurs Gemma and Scott, students have the freedom to explore and cultivate their own groundbreaking ideas. Every day at Kravis Lab is an exciting adventure, and I’m so thankful to be part of such a dynamic, supportive, and inspiring team of change-makers.”

Kendall Hollimon '20

Kendall Hollimon '20

Success Strategist

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“I always thought that amazing retreat experiences were something that happened to other people until my first interaction with Kravis Lab. From the first moonshot house, the Sophomore Leadership Experience to the numerous dinners with world changers, I have felt empowered by the KLab staff every step of the way. Working at Kravis Lab has forced me to stretch my perspectives, challenge myself, and grow in ways I never knew I could. I am in contact with amazing social entrepreneurs and doing work the impacts of which I can really see. Working at Kravis Lab has really shaped my college experience for the better.”
Luis Salazar '20

Luis Salazar '20

Success Strategist

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Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Luis grew up exploring every cozy nook in the museum campus. He is the youngest of three and thoroughly enjoys playing and watching competitive baseball with his brother and sister. He spent Summer of 2019 interning for AME Asistencia Médica, a private health insurance company in Barcelona, Spain which focuses on providing satisfactory health coverage for VISA-approval. With his free time, Luis creates playlists, reads some David Sedaris, and travels (fun fact: he has spent more time on airplanes than at home in the past year). After CMC, he hopes to continue his journey on making a positive multigenerational change by pursuing a career at an international U.S. embassy.

Sally Carlson '20

Sally Carlson '20

Success Strategist

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Born and raised in Portola Valley, California, Sally Carlson is a junior at Claremont McKenna College. She grew up with her parents, Mark and Cathy, two sisters, Emily and Grace, and a Labradoodle named Michael.

Sally is majoring in Computer Science through Harvey Mudd College. She just completed a semester of study abroad in Copenhagen, where she studied Video Game Development while living with a host family just outside Copenhagen in Charlottenlund.

On campus, Sally is also a Computer Science tutor and bakes for the Atheneum tea. Usually, she can be found walking to and from Harvey Mudd or behind her computer screen at the Hub completing homework while drinking a yerba mate.

Abby Parrish '23

Abby Parrish '23

Program Assistant

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“I am a freshman pursuing a degree in Biology. At the moment, my goal is to go to medical school and ultimately become a neurosurgeon. Outside of planning and leading events at Kravis Lab, I am a low-attacker on the CMS Women’s Lacrosse team and a Facility Assistant at Roberts Pavilion.  Coming from a high school with a graduating class of 71 students, I appreciate the sense of community that results from a school where students and faculty get to know each other intimately. Although CMC mirrors my high school in this regard, I have never had access to the amount or quality of resources that CMC offers. Kravis Lab is just one of these examples. I love how Kravis Lab is truly a student-run center that gives Program Assistants the platform to plan events like dinners with award-winning social entrepreneurs, social innovation challenges, and women of color fellowships that will ultimately give CMCers the tools to be intentional and successful in everything they want to do in life.”

Alexis Gero '23

Alexis Gero '23

Program Assistant

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“Born and raised in Marin County, California, Alexis grew up in a loving family with an affinity for boogie-boarding and Japanese food. She is now a freshman at Claremont Mckenna College and is majoring in Economics, with the goal of joining the PPE program her sophomore year. At CMC, she is a pitcher on the CMS softball team and is a member of a ASCMC Focus Groups. She loves working with children and spends time over the summers working as an umpire for youth girls softball and as a camp counselor helping to teach young children how to swim. After CMC, she plans to pursue a career in PR for professional sports, following her lifelong dream of working for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ultimately, she aims to utilize the tools cultivated throughout her time at CMC and Kravis Lab to bridge the gap for women to successfully enter traditionally male dominated spheres, such as the professional athletic world.”

Danny Corona '23

Danny Corona '23

Program Assistant

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“I come from Half Moon Bay, CA, a cooler, foggier, sandier version of Claremont. On campus you can catch me with the rugby team (GO FOXES).

I walked into Kravis Lab for free boba, walked out with a job application… and really good boba. I’m excited to work for Kravis Lab because if all you learn from school is how to take a test and write an essay for a book you didn’t read, your degree is going to have some noticeable gaps. I am ready to be a part of the team that is working to fill those gaps!”

 

Drew Watson '21

Drew Watson '21

Program Assistant

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“One of my main goals as a student here has been to contribute to the CMC community in any way that I could. When I came to school here, I knew that I wanted to help build a more inclusive, tight knit student body as well as develop myself as a more capable agent of change in the world. I thrive off of making meaningful connections with those around me and bringing out the best in others. Though I might not have always realized it, I think that my journey at CMC has been very impact-focused. It is no wonder, then, that I have found such a welcoming home in Kravis Lab. Through its incredible programs like class retreats and Dinners with World Changers, Kravis Lab helps students develop skills for success and inspires them to use these skills for social good. Whether it is building a more skilled, well rounded community at CMC or tackling the problems of the modern world such as poverty and climate change, Kravis Lab is a platform for students to drive change in the way they see fit, and I am happy to be a part of such an organization”

Gus Albach '23

Gus Albach '23

Program Assistant

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“Gus is a freshman at Claremont Mckenna College who is considering majoring in government, psychology, history, and maybe more. He left his hometown of Austin, Texas for the vibrant and diverse community that is the 5Cs. Through his time at CMC, Gus hopes to understand differing perspectives on important issues and wrangle with the big problems facing our society today. During high school, Gus spent a summer working for Breakthrough Central Texas, where he realized how important helping out the local community is. Inspired by this, he became a program assistant here at Kravis Lab for Social Impact. Outside of Kravis Lab, Gus runs for both the CMS cross country and track and field programs.”

Nick Maurice '22

Nick Maurice '22

Program Assistant

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“Nick is a current sophomore at Claremont Mckenna College intending to pursue an Economic and Religious Studies Dual Major. Nick was born and raised in the densely populated city of Jakarta, Indonesia, and moving 10,000 miles away from home to a city like Claremont was a huge shock. Working in Kravis Lab has been a great opportunity for him to share his passion for social impact. He is also a part of SOURCE, a nonprofit consulting organization on campus. Outside of his academic and extracurricular interests, Nick is known for his love for cheese – some would even say that he is a cheese connoisseur. He also loves to ski during his spare time especially during the spring semester.”

Rachael Magill '22

Rachael Magill '22

Program Assistant

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“As the youngest of five, I was always surrounded by inspiration, support – and a little competition – while growing up. This experience empowered me to believe that the best way to have a lasting impact on someone’s life, or the world, is through consistent love and upliftment. With this in mind, I was inspired to join the Kravis Lab with hopes of developing myself as a leader while contributing to programing that supports those in my community to make positive changes to improve their lives and everyone around them.

My desire to help others and inspire positive change is also shown through my other campus involvements. These include working as the Student Director of Guest Relations in the Admission Office where I get to assist prospective and newly admitted students learn more about CMC, as well as being part of Claremont Women in Business to empower women through career development. Majoring in Science Management with a Public Health sequence I hope to work in the healthcare industry to make it more accessible to those in need.”

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin '22

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin '22

Program Assistant

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“Sascha’s parents instilled in she and her siblings the mindset that they should strive to improve the world and leave some aspect better than how they found it. Last year, while participating in the Makership Program she took a newfound interest in product development and really enjoyed the experience of working alongside a team to create something something, directed towards an issue she cared about. Sascha realized how much she enjoyed applying the concept of problem solving towards creating positive change. As a program assistant, she is excited to join a new community and continue to explore her intersecting interests.”

Sunny Wang '23

Sunny Wang '23

Program Assistant

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“My name is Sunny and I am a freshman at CMC. I’m fascinated by the social utility of transformative technologies. In the advent of blockchain, artificial intelligence, and biotech, how do we leverage these advancements to solve the social problems of today? Through the future means of venture philanthropy and impact investing, I am committed to bridging the gap between cutting-edge technology and the social sector. Hobby-wise, I love food, social events and exploring new cities and cultures – and also contemporary art!

Joining Kravis Lab equips me with the pragmatic experiences to take on real world-success. From Project Moonshot to Dinners with World Changers, K-Lab helps me balance project creation with professional development and a community dedicated to social entrepreneurship and innovation. More importantly, however, I treasure the camaraderie of this community. K-lab is fun, intimate, and full of like-minded student-leaders that value diverse backgrounds, voices, and ideas.”

Trinity Gabato '22

Trinity Gabato '22

Program Assistant

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“Trinity grew up in Oakland, California where she was able to follow her passion for theater, social justice and education. She is a current sophomore at Claremont Mckenna and is studying Economics with a Film dual major. As a first-year she was able to attend the Women of Color Retreat and wanted to take part in creating an impact on campus with Kravis Lab. The retreat gave her the opportunity to explore her identity as a woman of color and build her confidence as a leader on campus. CMC Advocates for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence is also a big part of her life on campus and is currently the recruitment head. Trinity loves Jim Henson films, Venice Beach and ice cream.”

Shanil Verjee '21

Shanil Verjee '21

Program Assistant and Staff Writer

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“If I had to describe myself in just a few words, I would say that I am ambitious, witty, and (if I manage enough sleep the night before) energetic! I love making my friends and family laugh and smile. I immensely enjoy performing arts, debate, public speaking, and writing. At Claremont McKenna, I work at the Kravis Lab, write for the CMC Forum, and participate in Under The Lights (the CMC theatre group). I am also in Mock Trial and am on the Alumni Relations Committee of CMC’s Senate. As a possible career path, I would be interested in pursuing international relations, through international law, but at this stage I am not really sure. Another thing I love to do is travel. My favourite place to travel is Europe, but I would also love to visit Japan one day!”

Derik Suria '23

Derik Suria '23

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“As the middle child of a large Indo-Chinese family, I learned early on the importance of commitment to the greater cause. This mindset translated onto the basketball court where I was most well-known for taking charges. Moving into the path of a running person and waiting to be slammed into seems risky. It places both parties in vulnerable positions, and it does not guarantee us points. But it boosts team morale and helps us win. It’s an approach I take not just to basketball, but to every team I’m part of.  Now as a Community Impact Research Assistant at CMC’s Kravis Lab for Social Impact, I really hope that by bringing a can-do attitude to the teams that I’m part of, I can motivate people to give their all, instigating change on a far larger scale than I could ever manage on my own. Kravis Lab has exposed me to the multitude of forms community impact can take place in; in doing so, reinforcing my mindset that if throwing myself under a bus can inspire others to take one for the team, then I’ll most gladly do it.”

Dorcas Saka '22

Dorcas Saka '22

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“Born in Nigeria, and raised in a variety of communities including New York, where she currently resides, Dorcas grew up with a love of exploration. As a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College, she is studying Human Biology and is involved with several clubs and organizations on campus including the College Programming College, Questbridge, and she is a student researcher in a microbiology lab. While her post-graduation plans include medical school, Dorcas currently loves to spend her time at CMC doing her homework and conducting spicy food challenges with her friends. Working as a Community Impact Research Assistant for Fundraising at Kravis Lab, Dorcas hopes to share the impactful stories of the organizations she will be working with.”


Jordana Deighton '22

Jordana Deighton '22

Community Impact Research Assistant

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Jordana, Jo, is a sophomore at Claremont Mckenna College intending to pursue a dual major in Biology and Philosophy. A contradictory combination which only solidifies her Libran nature. Jo, like 99% of her extended family, was born and raised in the birth city of the beautiful game (real football), Sheffield, England. But obviously it can’t have been that great because now she’s 5,290 miles away from home. Maybe it was the rain?
She joined Kravis Lab to satisfy her need to bring light to and develop understanding of, important social issues. Don’t talk to her about any societal problem because she’ll get too passionate and pitch a 150 page manifesto on how the problem arose and how it should be combatted. Why does she feel the need to do this? Perhaps she lucked out and inherited the social impact gene from her mum, but it’s probably because she’s a ‘snowflake’.
More importantly Jordana believes that the two most important TV shows on earth are Scooby doo, and Avatar: the last air-bender, and you can fight her on this. But I wouldn’t, she’s well versed in martial arts.”

Lucy Deng '22

Lucy Deng '22

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“My name is Lucy (Yawen) Deng, I’m from Xi’an, China. My city was the capital for thirteen dynasties in Chinese history, and we have the BEST food! I love playing Piano, photography, scuba Diving, and golf. I love traveling so much, and I have already been to over 20 countries. I went to Tanzania this past spring, and I have witnessed over 30 wild lions eating one buffalo right outside our camp for the whole night, it was really a life changing experience! I’m also passionate about social entrepreneurship. The study-abroad information in my hometown, Xi’an, is scarce. To alleviate the asymmetric information problem in Xi’an, I co-founded a non-profit organization to share helpful information regarding American college applications and experiences with 3000+ international students. We have secured corporate sponsors with over $30,000 of funding for 2 college fair events, which attracted 600 participants including admission officers and students representatives from over 50 colleges. I’m excited to join Kravis Lab to learn more about impact measurement tools and help more nonprofits to achieve their goals!”

 

Lulu Gao '23

Lulu Gao '23

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“Born and raised in Shanghai, China, I went to Rochester, NY for high school and now, I am a freshman at Claremont McKenna College. I have been fascinated by the world of food since I was a child. I love to travel and explore food world widely.

Dreaming to promote changes in the community, I realize how important it is to connect concepts and reality. Working with Kravis Lab’s Community Impact Team, I am excited to apply the strategy and theories I learned in class to reality, using my knowledge to influence the real world.”

 

Nayeli Gutierrez '22

Nayeli Gutierrez '22

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“Nayeli is a second-year student at Claremont McKenna College pursuing a Chemistry degree. She was raised in San Diego and is so grateful to have grown up in an area with plenty of amazing views, a variety of cultures, and delicious food. Some of her favorite pastimes include cracking jokes with friends, watching any sort of documentary, and dancing to good music.
Nayeli is a Community Impact Fundraising Research Assistant and is working with non-profit Huerta del Valle. Outside of Kravis Lab, Nayeli is also working with underprivileged preschool students through the Jumpstart program at Pitzer college. Nayeli strives to advance and impact people who she has personal connections to like low-income, first generation/immigrant students. Nayeli believes that experiences at CMC and Kravis Lab will provide her with the resources and knowledge she needs to create the change she wants to see and is excited to see what her future holds. “

Qiaoling Chen '23

Qiaoling Chen '23

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“I am a first-year student at Claremont McKenna College. I was born in Fujian, China but lived in Fergus Falls, Minnesota for most of my life. I currently live in New York City. I am majoring in Economics with an interest in Public Policy. While it may subject to change, my current goal after CMC is to attend graduate school to pursue my interest in more depth and to contribute to my field of study. I absolutely love CMC. Everyone is friendly and willing to help each other. The accessibility of professors and resources helps me to learn and develop my interests. I am passionate about topics on social justice, gender equality, poverty, and human rights. I look forward to making an impact as a member of Kravis Lab for Social Impact. I can be found in the Beckett lounge, Auen study room, and Bauer reading room. I love drinking black coffee and tea. My favorite type of tea is ginger lemon tea from Collins dining hall.”

Somu Amujala '23

Somu Amujala '23

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“Somu Amujala is currently a freshman pursuing a degree in Economics with a sequence in Data Science. Growing up in the Silicon Valley, Somu was exposed to innovative startups for as long as he can remember. However, it wasn’t until the summer of his junior year in high school that he was exposed to Social Innovation through a summer program. Since then, Somu’s interest in social impact has been ever-growing. From running charity fundraisers in high school to learning about nonprofits, he’s been increasing his knowledge about how individuals and organizations can make a better impact. As a Community Impact Research Assistant at the Kravis Lab, Somu hopes to further develop his knowledge and impact.
Outside of Kravis, Somu is involved in SOURCE and the South Asian Student Association. When he’s not working on schoolwork or for the above-mentioned programs, Somu can be found playing spikeball, trying out new foods, and spending time with his friends.”

Synaida Maiche '22

Synaida Maiche '22

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“I was born and raised in Kakamega, Kenya. I went to Complex Primary School and Starehe Girls’ Centre which are both located in Kenya. I also attended Aiglon College in Switzerland before joining CMC. For a greater part of my time in high school, I was involved with voluntary work such as organizing charity events, and volunteering with refugees.
I am currently registered as a Neuroscience major but looking to pursue Biology and Finance. I am passionate about scientific research, literature especially African literature, agriculture, and most recently discovered an interest for human rights. At CMC I am a member of Amnesty International, Claremont Women in Business, Pan African Students Association, and Black Students Association. While I do not have my future mapped out yet, I am hoping that the skills I gain at CMC will be a pillar in my work as a transformative leader in rural Sub-Saharan Africa, where I come from. “

Teslin Ishee '22

Teslin Ishee '22

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“Growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, had a huge impact on my childhood development. I love being in the mountains and exploring new places, especially if there are waterfalls or beaches involved, even though New Mexico is mostly just dirt.
In high school, my interest for nonprofit work developed when I participated in our school’s annual “Terry Fox Run” that raised over $10,000 for children in my community who were battling cancer. After witnessing the incredible impact that I could create as a middle schooler, running just ten miles, inspired me to do more. Since then, I have loved volunteering at and learning about nonprofit organizations. I was immediately amazed by the fact that Santa Fe has one of the highest number of nonprofits for capita in the nation. After working at the National Dance Institute, which brings dance into public schools for low-income children, I knew this was what I wanted to do.
I am thrilled to be working for Kravis Lab and making an impact in my larger community beyond campus. I think it’s so important that we give back and help our community members who may be struggling. As a fundraising impact research assistant, I get to combine my passions for organization, mathematics, and social impact, while also developing career skills.”

Yvonne Macias '22

Yvonne Macias '22

Community Impact Research Assistant

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“I am a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College. I grew up in Long Beach, CA but my family currently lives in the San Fernando Valley. I am excited to take on the role as a community impact research assistant at KLab because I get the opportunity to help a nonprofit organization achieve their mission and have a great impact in the community. Aside from KLab, I am a mentor for Uncommon Good as well as a tutor for Upward Bound-HMC. This year, I have also taken on the role of a student assistant at the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, and have recently become a 1Gen mentor. Through these involvements and my time at CMC, I hope to learn how I can create an impact in the world. I firmly believe that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”-Nelson Mandela.”