JESSICA K.

Determined, Optimistic, Compassionate

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."

- Coco Chanel

 

BIOGRAPHY

Over the course of her six years in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI), Jessica has dedicated her time and passion to projects such as FIRST robotics, Tech Challenge, Maker Faire, and many more. Since her freshman year of high school, she has heavily participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge, a robotics competition; over the years, her teams have won awards such as the Motivate Award, Judges Award, and Connect Award. Outside of SLI, Jessica serves as a technology representative for the high school's leadership class by helping to run school-wide rallies and planning events such as Homecoming and Battle of the Classes. In addition to serving as technology representative, Jessica also enjoys fulfilling her role as a global citizen by volunteering in countries such as China and Nepal to give back to the less fortunate. In her free time, Jessica enjoys playing piano, participating in volleyball, and spending time with her family.

 

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FIRST Tech Challenge, 2016-2019

FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics competition that gives teams of middle and high school students a challenge to design, program, and build a robot to compete in a floor game against other teams.

Rewards our team won included:

Motivate Award: Given for representing the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team building, team spirit, and displayed enthusiasm.

Connect Award: Given to the team that most connects with local science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community.

Judges Award: A unique and uncommon award that is given by the judging panel under the concept of honoring the team's outstanding efforts, but does not factor into the Advancement Criteria.

AWARDS & PROJECTS

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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