Trish L.

Reliable, Curious, Ambitious

“One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.” 

- Lewis Carroll



Within her three years in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Trish has used the program’s opportunities to immerse herself in leadership, personal growth, and science-related activities. She has competed in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) tournaments for two years as her team’s journal lead, and advanced to the FTC World Championship during their most recent regional competition. Beyond developing technical writing and mechanical skills, her involvement in robotics has helped her develop valuable connections with industry professionals and community youths interested in STEM.

As treasurer of Supporting Our Students (SOS) Club during its debut year at SCHS, she became aware of the opportunities that students at her school lack, and how to advocate for them. Using that insight, she co-created the Student Sanctuary, a website compiled with resources intended to help students navigate through high school turmoil.

In her free time, Trish enjoys playing a handful of instruments and playing tennis for her school’s team, of which she was JV co-captain. She also volunteers routinely with Second Harvest Food Bank, completing many tasks, such as sorting food at the organization’s warehouse and serving as a translator (Spanish & Vietnamese) for families registering for food pick-up.
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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