Youth Leadership Summit

Leading the Way:

2013 Youth Leadership Summit for Math & Science

2013 Student Co-Chairs

Cheyenne Ochoa
As a senior at Trabuco Hills High School, Cheyenne Ochoa is a student athlete who aspires to earn a master’s degree in elementary education and become an educator. She is motivated to help those who do not have the opportunity to help themselves and hopes to one day research and implement plans to end homelessness. Currently, Cheyenne is active in both Trabuco Hills’ Med-Sci program and its Careers in Education courses, including Project Tomorrow’s YouthTEACH2Learn program. In her free time, she volunteers for the Red Cross and Teen Leadership Council, as well as her school’s Spanish and animal rescue outreach clubs. Cheyenne’s personal hobbies include the culinary arts, weekdays at varsity lacrosse practice, and weekends at the beach with friends. In the future, Cheyenne looks forward to inspiring and educating students about the natural and physical world through a simplified yet complete lens.

Katherine Park
Katherine Park is a junior at Woodbridge High School. She has played violin for nine years and has been a member of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra for four. During her freshman, sophomore, and junior year of high school, she participated in Academic Decathlon and Science Olympiad. Katherine is both an active participant and officer for several clubs at Woodbridge High School. She serves as president of the UNICEF Club, whose fundraising efforts benefit its affiliate organization; the secretary of the Young Musicians’ Guild, a chamber music group; and historian for the Junior Classical League, a club that encourages an interest in Latin and Roman culture. In the future, she hopes to work in the medical research field.

Daniel Truesdale
Daniel Truesdale is a senior at Brea Olinda High School with a passion for academic and extra-curricular activities. He is currently valedictorian of his class as well as the president of two on-campus clubs and a member of two additional merit and service-based clubs. He is also a member of the Global Information Technologies Academy (GITA), a four-year computer science academy open to the top math and science students at Brea Olinda. This summer, he was selected to be a paid intern for Cerner, a healthcare technology company, where he developed software for use in the medical field as the only high school student in a team of college interns and full-time staff. When he is not studying, he enjoys playing volleyball as the captain of his high school varsity team; co-leading the guys section of his school’s nationally-ranked mixed show choir; playing guitar and singing for church; and writing music, novels, and short stories—some of which have been published. In the future, Daniel hopes to enter the medical field as a pediatrician, while using his knowledge of medicine and Spanish to lead mission trips.