Sophie Szew

Founder

Sophie Szew is the founder of the YLLC alongside Hannah Aguilar. She is a first generation Jewtina-American and mental illness survivor who is passionate about all forms of social justice. She is also proud to be a Youth Advisory Board Member for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and an incoming US Congressional intern!

Hannah Aguilar

Founder

Hannah Aguilar is a high school senior who is extremely passionate about advocating for mental health. She loves swimming and playing water polo and is a water girl at heart. She is very passionate about neuroscience and psychology. Her motto is “we rise by lifting lifting others." Hannah is also a proud Mexican-Guatemalan-American who loves teaching her school about her culture during their Latino Student Union meetings.

Madeleine Aguilar

Student Presenter

Madeleine Aguilar is a sophomore at San Marino High School. She is the president of her school’s Latino Student Union, and is very excited to be a part of the YLLC.

Priscilla Ortiz

Student Presenter

Priscilla Ortiz is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing organization where we can spread our diverse cultures and celebrate with Latinx pride!

Isabella Najera

Student Presenter

Isabella Najera (she/her) is a junior at Glendora High School and she appreciates the opportunity to work with the YLLC!

Angelina Valencia

Student Presenter

Angelina Valencia helped out with the YLLC last year and plans on helping again! Two things about her are that she is a senior in high school and a vegetarian!

Estephanie Rodríguez

Marketing Committee Member

Estephanie Rodríguez is a Mexican American senior at Montebello high school. The YLLC has taught her so much about her culture and the Hispanic community she looks forward to learning more about different Latinx cultures.

Leslie Olivares

Marketing Committee Member

Leslie Olivares identifies as Mexican American and is truly passionate about Latinx cultures and the significance of our communities. The YLLC has extended her knowledge of the strength of our community.

Daniela Ghodsian

Planning Committee Member

Daniela Ghodsian is a recent high school graduate and was the co-president of the BHHS Spanish Club/Latinx Student Union. She has participated in the YLLC as a planning committee member and a speaker on the minority student panel.

Benicio Corona de Flores

Planning Committee Member

Benicio Corona de Flores just graduated from Gabrielino High School, and he couldn’t be more proud to be serving his community alongside powerfully vocal leaders in this amazing organization.