MICHELLE O. V.

Intuitive, Open-minded, Observant

We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation.

- Hayao Miyazaki

 

BIOGRAPHY

After 6 years of being a part of the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Michelle has participated in competitions such as ExploraVision, Synopsys Science Fair, the Tech Museum’s Tech Challenge, and the FIRST Tech Challenge. Through the experiences from participating in those events, Michelle has been able to gain and improve skills and understanding of the STEM subjects. While working with her teammates in these projects, Michelle usually prefers assisting her team rather than leading.
 
Aside from her work within the SLI program, Michelle has found a passion for volunteering and helping others. She has volunteered in different events, until she began regularly volunteering after school in the St. Lawrence Catholic Parish office. There she learned about what it’s like working in an office environment, while also honing her people skills. During her free time, Michelle reads, plays video games, listens to music, watches animated shows and movies, paints, and spends time with her younger sisters.
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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