Passionate, Realistic, Capable

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

- Albert Einstein



During his six years in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Brandon has consistently demonstrated a love for learning which has lead to several academic successes. He is participating in FIRST Tech Challenge (a robotics competition) for the third year in a row. In school, he is President of the Math Club and secretary of the UNICEF club. With a strong passion for furthering medical advancements and benefiting others, Brandon volunteers at the local Kaiser Permanente Hospital and at the San Jose Tech Museum. An avid volleyball player, he is co-captain of the school volleyball team and has participated in the City Beach Boys 16-Black Volleyball Club for one year. He is also running for the Cross Country team for the second year in a row. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing the piano, which he has studied for over ten years. Recently, he has had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall through the American Fine Arts Festival.

Carnegie Hall Selected Musician

American Fine Arts Festival, 2018

The AFAF organizes "annual music festivals and performance competition events, providing hundreds of music students each year an opportunity to perform [...] The AFAF has been conducting regular auditions in the following states: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut and in Washington DC."

Certificate of Merit: Advanced Level

Music Teachers Association of California, 2018

Recognized for advanced performance and knowledge of music theory in piano.

Motivate Award - Bracket Sources

FIRST Tech Challenge, 2018

"This judged award celebrates the team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team building, team spirit and displayed enthusiasm"


The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website.

49ers SLI students Iris C, Sriya S, & Lauren L for editing photos for this website

Photographers Thomas Hayes, Barry Fiedler, & Karen Lee Thompson for taking headshots of 49ers SLI seniors

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