Teen Advisory Board
Create, plan, and lead fun events! Join and plan exciting special events to engage Palo Alto Teen Community!
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of 15-20 highly dedicated high school students who plan and lead events for teens in Palo Alto. To achieve their mission statement, TAB develops ideas, implements teen programs, and encourages teen involvement.
Some of the events and programs TAB has implemented in recent years include 'Tab's Haunted Escape Room', 'Socks & Sockets', 'Boba & Brushes', and 'Palopalooza'. TAB has also participated in the City of Palo Alto’s City-wide toy drive and MLK Jr. Day of Celebration. TAB is a great opportunity for high school students to conduct themselves as professionals and grants them the freedom to take on active leadership roles.
How to become a member
Submit a completed application via online form
Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled with enthusiastic and eligible candidates
Attend and pass an interview with the committee
Applicants are required to attend and pass an interview with the nominating committee
Applications, Letter of Recommendations, and Video
Applications, including a letter of recommendation, and introductory video, will be accepted NO LATER than the scheduled deadline. Any applications that are missing any of the following including an interview will not be considered for membership
Returning members are exempt from providing a Letter of Recommendation, and their previous term's contribution will be used instead.
Upcoming Events and Current Initiatives
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD 23 - 24
I'm currently a senior at Castilleja and was a PIO last year (2022-23). I enjoy rock climbing, jewelry making, painting my nails, and reading. My favorite TAB event was International Night from last year!
Hello! My name is Jessie Han, I'm currently a Junior at Gunn High School. This is my 3rd year on TAB and I'm so excited to be able to serve as this year's Vice President. In my free time I like to crochet, listen to music, and watch youtube
Hello! My name is Namya Kasturi, and I am a junior at Gunn High School. This is my 3rd year on TAB and I'm super excited to be back planning amazing events for everyone. In my free time, I love to watch movies, listen to music, and eat açaí bowls!
Hi! My name is Kaylee and I'm a Sophomore at Gunn High School. In my free time, I love to make jewelry, paint, and watch New Girl. I cannot wait to work with TAB in putting together fun, engaging, and unique events for all of you!
Hi! I’m Inaaya, a junior at Gunn High School. I enjoy baking, watching movies, and hanging out with my friends. I’m super excited to be part of TAB and I can’t wait to plan some amazing events for the community!
Hello! I'm Olivia, a senior at The Nueva School. I am passionate about bridging political divides, boosting civic engagement, and encouraging Palo Alto community bonding. I also enjoy music, public forum debate, and Mongolian barbecue. I am thrilled to be a part of the Teen Advisory Board and I look forward to a great year.
Hi everyone! My name is Sera, and I’m a junior at Gunn High School. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, learning new languages, and singing. I’m so excited to be a part of TAB again this year and I can’t wait to bring more new and exciting events to the table, lower teen stress, and help event attendees create memories that they will cherish for a lifetime :)
Hi! My name is Saira Gupta and I'm a sophomore at Gunn High School. I love painting, playing the flute and baking. I am excited to be part of TAB this year and can't wait to plan amazing events!
My name is Sophia and I’m a junior at Gunn High School. This is my first year on TAB, and I'm super excited for the coming year! I’d describe myself as curious, chaotic, and confused. I like playing badminton, handlettering, video editing, eating food, and karaoke. Something I want to learn is how to crochet.
Hey!! I’m Aarya, a junior at Henry M. Gunn High School. This is my second year on TAB and I’m so excited and grateful to be a part of the board again. I’m looking forward to planning and organizing fun events, and just overall making a difference in the community. I really enjoy meeting new people and working with others, so I’m pumped to see what this year brings!
Hi! My name is Olivia and I am a junior at Gunn High School. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, coding, and hanging out with my friends. This year, I am excited to help plan engaging and inclusive events for the community. I also hope to meet a lot of new people!
Hi, My name is Liam Wong, I’m currently in 10th grade and attending Gunn High School. I enjoy spending time playing basketball, weight lifting, and filming videos. I’m very excited to join TAB this year, and am looking forward to all the amazing events.
Hi, I am Jaylen Wong I am a Sophomore at Gunn High School. In my free time, I like to produce films and play basketball. I'm looking forward to planning events and meeting new people.
Hi, I'm Charlotte and I'm a sophomore. I am passionate about social justice and love to bake, act, teach, and hang out with friends. This is my first year on TAB and I'm super excited to plan fun events for the community!
Hi, My name is Kensie and I'm a current sophomore at Palo Alto High School. I'm super excited to be a part of TAB this year! I can't wait to plan events and meet our awesome community.
Hi my name is Edison Peng, and i am a Junior at Sacred heart Prep and this is my second year at TAB. At School, I am the leader of SHP Business, SHP Acapella, and Asian-Affinity Space in addition to being a section leader for SHPTV. In my free time, I love singing, learn random skills, and doing musicals and operas. I am super excited to be a part of TAB again this year and help plan more fun events for this community that we all cherish and love.
Hi, I'm Hannah and I'm a sophomore at Gunn High School. I'm super excited to plan events and meet new people this year. In my freetime, I enjoy painting, playing tennis, and hanging out with friends.
Hi! My name is Ava Gu and I’m currently a Sophomore at Gunn High School. In my free time, I love to dance, learn new things, and binge watch tv shows. I’m super psyched to be a part of the TAB and create inclusive, amusing, and unique events for fellow teens