MEET THE TEAM
TEDxLosGatosHighSchool is hosted by the dedicated student leaders of Unconditionally Positive (UP). UP is a student run Peer to Peer education program that focuses on creating a more accepting and positive atmosphere at Los Gatos High School.
EMMY: A Senior at LGHS, Emmy is so excited to be part of the UP team to help promote positivity and inclusivity on campus. During the school year, Emmy participates in the Synopsys Science Fair through the LGHS ASR class! In her free time Emmy can be found cooking, exploring San Francisco with her friends, or volunteering!
CASEY: As a Super Senior at LGHS, Casey is loving her fourth year in UP! Casey enjoys working on her podcast, crocheting blankets, and being a staff member on Reality Check. In her free time, you will probably find Casey listening to music, laughing with friends and family, or playing with her pets!
RACHELLE: As a junior at Los Gatos High, Rachelle is so excited to be joining the UP team this year to help promote positivity in the LGHS environment! She is also a member of the track and field team, a volunteer for an adaptive sports program, and president of the Los Gatos’ Spanish Honor Society. When she’s not doing homework or running out on the track, Rachelle loves to read, play piano, hang out with with her friends, and play with her two dogs!
SONALI: A sophomore at Los Gatos High School, Sonali is ecstatic to be joining the UP team! This year Sonali is also taking on Mock trial, JV Cheer, and the school newspaper, El Gato. You can find Sonali desperately trying to finish her AP euro homework or hanging out with friends. Outside of school she loves to volunteer, play piano, and do musical theatre with LGYT.
SOPHIE: A sophomore at LGHS, Sophie is overjoyed to start her first year on the UP team! She writes for the student newspaper, El Gato, and is an officer of the Interact club, in addition to swimming for the high school varsity team and for her club team. Outside of school, she loves volunteering with Saferides, listening to murder podcasts, getting boba with her friends, and making quesadillas.
ANJALI: A junior at Los Gatos High School, Anjali is having a great time in her first year on the UP team through encouraging positivity around school! She is also a member of the Los Gatos Youth Commission, where she enjoys discussing how to improve Los Gatos as well as enjoys promoting the arts and culture in our town. Anjali loves to sing, read, and develop her interest in science through fun research projects. In her free time, you can find Anjali hanging out with her friends, playing with h
LILLY: As a junior at Los Gatos, Lilly is looking forward to her first year in UP continuing to promote and spread positivity through the campus! After school, you can catch Lilly playing field hockey for Los Gatos High School. When she is not busy doing homework, Lilly enjoys volunteering at the Good Samaritan Hospital, reading, playing with her dogs, and exploring new places with her friends and family.
KAM: A Junior at LGHS, Kam is enjoying his first year as a part of the UP family. When he isn’t buried in schoolwork, Kam enjoys writing, listening to the Beatles, and following politics. Last summer, Kam went travelled to London and Boston to pursue his passion for political science. In addition, Kam is also a staff member of the LGHS student-run publication, “Reality Check.” On Sunday’s, you can catch Kam at a local gym coaching NJB youth basketball.
ELIZABETH: A Senior at LGHS, Elizabeth is thoroughly enjoying her second year on the UP team! Throughout the year, Elizabeth loves to participate in musicals, LGHS choir, playing piano, and ukulele. During school hours, Elizabeth can be found studying AP Chemistry or running polls. In her free time, she can be found with her nose in a book, watching movies, adventuring with her friends, or listening to podcasts.
TOMMY: A Senior at LGHS, Tommy is extremely excited for his first year in UP. In addition to being a Link Crew leader, Tommy is also devoted to his high school and club volleyball teams. When he catches a break from doing homework or writing college essays, Tommy enjoys playing with his dogs, spending quality time with his friends and family, and taking the time to immerse himself in nature.
EDDY: A senior at LGHS, Eddy is excited to be in his third year at UP. You can usually find Eddy in the High School library either hanging out with friends, rushing through his homework, or stealing candy from the secret stash. He is also the president of the Interact Club and part of varsity tennis. You can catch Eddy waving enthusiastically at people, aggravating opposing attorneys for the Los Gatos Mock Trial Team, or grabbing boba with his friends!
LEXI: A Junior at LGHS, Lexi is thrilled to be returning to the UP team for her second year. She is also a member of El Gato, the school newspaper, and LGHS’ dance team. In addition to competing at a nearby dance studio and participating in BBYO, Lexi loves to listen to music, spend time with friends and family, and, of course, catch up on her latest Netflix obsession.
ALIS: Alis, a Senior at LGHS, is so far loving her second year as a part of UP. She is a part of the school newspaper, El Gato, and she loves reading and taking photos, and can usually be found laughing and hanging out with friends.
SHREYA: Shreya, a Junior at LGHS, is excited to be on the UP team for her second year. During the school year, you will find Shreya serving on the Los Gatos Youth Commission or volunteering around town. When she is not occupied with homework, Shreya enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching movies, and going to the beach.