Compassionate, Driven, Resilient

You miss 100 percent of the chances you don't take.

- Wayne Gretzky



During her time in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Kayla has been able to develop both her soft and hard skills. After six years in the program, she has participated in the numerous workshops and opportunities that have been offered, such as Tech Challenge and FIRST Tech Challenge. Kayla is grateful for her experiences working on teams, surrounded by peers who are both supportive and passionate in what they do. Working within such a positive space, Kayla was able to take what she learned from her peers and apply them to herself, so that she could grow as a person, developing important skills like leadership, collaboration, and teamwork.


Outside of STEM and academics, Kayla has been in the Santa Clara Youth Commission where she has worked alongside peers, serving her community. It is through this that she found her love for giving back and helping others. In addition, Kayla likes to spend time with her family and travel. In the future, she hopes to expand her view of the world by visiting different countries and learning more about various cultures.

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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