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2021-2022 Teen Board
Oliver foundation Bio Mehaa Amirthalingam Mehaa Amirthalingam, President
Travis High School - Sugar Land, Texas
Teen Board Member 2018 - Present

Mehaa is a senior at the Global Studies Academy at Travis High School. She is a passionate dancer trained in Bharatanatyam and Odissi (two classical styles from India). Mehaa has performed in over 100 dance performances in Houston over the last 7 years. She has won several science-related awards in building a model structure of a Mars Rover, Science Olympiad, and Science Fair. Mehaa enjoys photography and videography and has performed solo and with her school choir in various occasions including the University Interscholastic League and All Region Choir. Recently, Mehaa placed second in the national Discovery Education 3M Y.

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

Katherine is a Junior 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 Hannah DeLoit Hannah DeLoit, Treasurer
The Woodlands High School - The Woodlands, Texas
Teen Board Member 2019 - Present

Hannah is a senior at The Woodlands High School. She is a varsity track and field athlete and is also a member of student council at her school. Hannah was a 2017 Duke Talent Identification Program Qualifier. She also tutors Spanish and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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

Mia is a junior at The Kinkaid School. She is a member of the varsity golf team, and she also serves as a chair of her school’s Sustainability Committee and a class representative on the Governing Council. She has made the High Academic Honor Roll and the Citizenship Honor Roll for the past 5 years. Mia enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Oliver foundation Bio Anshumi Jhaveri Anshumi Jhaveri, Co-Event Coordiantor
Dulles High School - Sugar Land , Texas
Teen Board Member 2017- Present

Anshumi is a senior at Dulles High School’s Math and Science where she is President of the Speech and Debate Team. A twelve-year participant of Destination Imagination, she has won at the international competition stage with her team five times. A strong advocate for women’s rights and reproductive justice, she is approaching her fourth year on the GirlUp Southeast Texas Coalition and recently worked to author and publish a research paper on the politics of Abortion Restrictions in America. She works as a full-time staff member for the Fort Bend County Judge’s Office, and her career aspirations have always been to become a lawyer. Anshumi enjoys binging political shows, reading, sustainable fashion & spending time with her friends.

Oliver foundation Bio Olivia Doan Olivia Doan, Co-Event Coordinator
St. John's School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2020 - Present

Olivia is a senior at St. John’s School. She is a member of Terpsichore, her school’s highest-level dance ensemble and a dance instructor at a charter school in the Houston area. Olivia leads the St. John’s Wellness Club, which is dedicated to promoting physical, mental, and emotional health throughout the student body, and she is the President of the Shape Up Fort Bend Youth Committee, an advocacy board promoting healthy habits within the Fort Bend Area. On the weekends, Olivia works as a private tutor in reading, writing, and math. She is also an avid pianist and an active volunteer for the American Red Cross. In her free time, Olivia enjoys reading a good book, taking a pilates class, or just playing with her dog.

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

Nick is a junior at The Kinkaid School. He is a member of the debate team, writes for the school newspaper, and plays varsity tennis and soccer. 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, a member 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 junior 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, Debate Club, 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 Plant It Forward, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Food Bank, and with the Special Olympics. During his free time, Alexander enjoys being a life guard, coaching young swimmers, playing piano, and spending time with his family.

Oliver foundation Bio Lauryn Tu Lauryn Tu, Board Member
The Awty International School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2019 - Present

Lauryn is a junior at The Awty International School. She is a Student Ambassador and Varsity tennis player for her high school. Lauryn is a 16s Super Champ in tennis and a member of USTA (United States Tennis Association). Outside of school, she is a 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. Lauryn enjoys many sports, reading, and spending time with friends and family!

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

Chase is a junior 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 Hailey Burnette Hailey Burnette, Board Member
St. John's School - Houston, Texas

Hailey is a senior at St. John's School. She stays active through swimming, running, strength training, and yoga. She is an active member of Jack and JIll, where she just completed her term as president of her grade group. At school, she co-founded and is co-president of the Pre-Law Club. Every year, her personal goal is to complete at least 125 hours of community service. Hailey enjoys watching sports, going on bike rides with her family, and speaking multiple languages.

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

Ava is an eighth-grade student at Bowie Middle School. She plays clarinet in her school bands. She is an orange belt in Kickstart Kids Program. Ava enjoys working out and is interested in health and wellness. She aspires to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.

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

Sophia is a sophomore 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 Sydney Chon Sydney Chon, Teen Board Member
St. John's School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Sydney is a senior at St. John's School. She is a national level foil fencer, member of her school's top choral group, and helps lead multiple school clubs, such as the Sustainability and Upcycling Club and Women of Color Club. Sydney likes to volunteer and has led service initiatives at Nora's Home, the Texas Children's Hospital, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. In her free time, Sydney enjoys creating art, baking, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

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

Jenna is a sophomore 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 Shepherd Hirtz Shepherd Hirtz, Teen Board Member
Memorial High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Shepherd is a sophomore 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 junior at Westchester Academy for International Studies. She is the 11th grade representative of the school’s National Honor Society. 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 Natalie Lopez Natalie Lopez, Teen Board Member
Memorial High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Natalie is a sophomore at Memorial High School. She is the assistant stage manager of Memorial’s theatre shows and productions and is also the vice 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 Reagan Miller Reagan Miller, Teen Board Member
Memorial High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Reagan is a sophomore at Memorial High School. She has three younger siblings which has helped develop her love of being a swim coach, during the summer. She cherishes traveling with her family and spending time with her friends. Reagan loves swimming for her school and occasionally playing water polo with her teammates.

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

Siddharth is a freshman 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
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2021 - Present

Lily is a sophomore at Memorial High School. She actively volunteers with Generation Serve Houston, and through Generation Serve, she enjoys helping out at the Houston Food Bank, and Project Cure. In school, Lily is involved in HOSA, Memorial Coastal Crew, and the Key Club. In her free time, Lily enjoys running, baking, and spending time with family.








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