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Leadership & Awards

AWARDS

Congressional Award (2021)

Mayor Special Recognition

(Los Angeles, San Marino, San Gabriel, Arcadia) (2021)

Presidential Volunteer Service

Gold Award (2016 - 2021)

AP Scholar Award (2021)

Spirit of Service Award (CFGL) (2020)

National finalist; received $1000

Young Artist Award (CFGL) (2020)

National finalist; received $300

CMTANC International Youth Music

Competition First Place

USC Arts in Action Grant (2020)

Humanitarian Award (2018)

Madhatter Knits Foundation, Founding President

(2014-present)

  • Founder of non-profit dedicated to promoting support to those families who go through the NICU journey and through the help of volunteers, beanies are donated to preemies in the NICU

  • Educate, raise awareness, and teach members how to knit beanies for the preemies 

  • Strategically planned and prepare biweekly agenda, board meetings, and fundraisers

  • Established nationwide and international chapters in over10 countries, including India, South Africa, & Ecuador

  • Developed marketing, website, and media for the foundation

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Westridge Madhatter Knits Club, Co-head

(2015-present)

  • Plan and prepare agenda and activities for weekly meetings

  • Educate and teach members how to knit beanies for the preemies 

  • Plan bake sales at school to raise money

  • Collect hats from members and contact hospitals for donation

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Westridge Service Website, Founder and Co-Editor

(2020-present)

  • Directed and created school's first comprehensive service website

  • Application and evaluation process required 

  • one-stop-shop where students can search for organizations, opportunities, and past CAPs by theme

  • Weekly meetings with co-editor, Director of Technology, Service Learning Coordinator, Computer Science & Technology Integrationist, and AP Computer Science teachers

  • Took total of 5 months to plan, organize, design, and create

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Peer to Peer (P2P) Leadership Council & Co-Head (2021)/ Member (2019-present)

  • Contributed to and attended regular student leadership cabinet meetings

  • Managed, organized, & developed community events, such as Love your Mind & Love your Body weeks

  • Peer mentor for school community promoting awareness on mental health issues

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COVID-19 Maternal Protection Care Kits & Newborn Face Shields, Founder (2020 - Present)

  • Created & delivered 1,700+ kits to pregnant women in hospitals & maternity clinics in underprivileged areas

  • Engineered, designed, & created newborn face shields

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Racial Diversity Mobile App, Creator (2021)

  • Co-developed an app that detects race-based prejudice & discrimination to promote racial equity & dismantle inherent racism with AI technology

  • Strategized & outlined breakdown of the application through creation of a pitch presentation and business plan

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One in Thirty: The Story of Henry Oster film, Co-Director (2017)

  • Co-directed & animated award-winning film about the story of a Holocaust survivor

  • Screenings:

    • LA Student Film Festival, March 26, 2018, North Hollywood Cinefest, Laemmle NoHo 7 Theater

    • CineYouth, April 20, 2018, Chicago, Illinois

    • SAMOHI Film Festival, April 27, 2018

    • Newport Beach Film Festival, April 26, 2018

  • Film Awards earned for film

    • My Hero International Film Festival 2017, 2nd Place Student Animation

    • Westflix 18, March 16, 2018, ArcLight Hollywood, Humanitarian Award

    • Sierra Canyon Film Festival, March 16, 2018, Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, Best Documentary

    • New Optics Film Festival, April 21, 2018, Columbia College, Hollywood, First Place Animation

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Survivors Project, Co-Founder (2020-Present)

  • Website: www.suppliesforsurvivors.com

  • Founded community organization aims to address & reduce gaps in access to safe & affordable technological devices, surgical care, & resources in healthcare facilities in Third World Countries to support burn victims

  • Arranged 30+ donations of supplies and built website

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Junior Ambassador (2016-Present)

  • Planned various fundraising events to raise awareness on pediatric health issues

  • Raised $15,000+ per year for Action Day Fundraiser

  • Donated 3 Go-Karts to serve patients at the hospital (2017)

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