Jenna H.

Passionate, Determined, Diligent

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

- Maya Angelou



Jenna is a passionate, driven student who has been in the 49ers Stem Leadership Institute for six years. Throughout her time in the program, Jenna has shown a deep interest in engineering as a 5 year participant in FIRST robotics competitions, for which she was awarded the title of Dean’s List Finalist, a recognition of individual excellence. Over her high school career, Jenna has developed a love and curiosity for biology which she has demonstrated through her advanced study of epigenetics and immunology. Jenna is incredibly excited about studying bioengineering in the future, because of the fast-paced, impactful, and fascinating nature of the field. As a student, she is motivated by her love of learning. As a person, she strives to make the world a better place and is unafraid to take the initiative to do so. Over the past five years, Jenna has given back to the 49ers SLI Program in an effort culminating with her role as the lead of the first SLI Student Leadership Committee. Here, she works to mentor younger students, design engineering curriculum, and further improve the program for future cohorts. In her free time, Jenna enjoys spending time with her younger siblings and parents or outdoors.

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 in 2019.

49ers SLI student Aribah H for editing all headshot photos for this website.

Communications Team Danielle B, Dana C, Aribah H, Halle K, Stephanie K, Jennifer L for editing content and building pages for the 2021 Seniors.

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