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Create, plan, and lead fun events 

Teen Advisory Board

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Overview

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.

Apply

To become a member of the Teen Advisory Board, submit a completed application via online form. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled with enthusiastic and eligible candidates. Applicants will be required to attend an in-person interview with the nominating committee. Applications, including a letter of recommendation and video, will be accepted NO LATER than Friday, August 19, 2022, at 11:59 pm. Please note that the application must be complete in order to be considered for membership.

Returning members are exempt from providing a Letter of Recommendation, and their previous term's contribution will be used instead.

                                                                     DEADLINE EXTENDED TILL AUGUST 26!

TAB meets Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Mitchell Park Community Center. For questions or more information, please contact paofficialtab@gmail.com.

Projects & Events

Fall Festival, Boba and Brushes, Trivia Night, Palopalooza

Staff Liaison:

Chris Penaranda - TeenAdvisoryBoard@CityofPaloAlto.org

Meet The Team

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Vivian Trach
Public Information Officer

Hi! I'm Vivian, a senior at Palo Alto High School, and I am happy to serve as one of TAB's Public Information Officers. In my free time, I like to listen to music, make spreadsheets, and spend time with friends. As a first year officer on TAB, I am excited to be part of the team and plan fun events for teens!
 

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Hey!! I’m Aarya, a sophomore at Henry M. Gunn High school, and I’m so excited and grateful to be a part of TAB this year. 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!

Aarya Bhushan

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Hi, my name is Edison. I am a Sophomore at Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton. At school, I am the founder and leader of SHP Business where we do competitions like the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition and Diamond Challenge. I love musicals, singing, or any type of performing art in general. Although this is my first year on TAB, I’m still super excited to help plan all these wonderful events!

Edison Peng

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Hi! My name is Jessie Han currently a Sophomore at Gunn High school. I can’t wait for the awesome events this year that we get to plan. I’m also excited for all the new people, events, and fun that is in store. In my free time, I like to read, watch movies, and listen to music. 

Jessie Han

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Hi! I’m Inaaya, a sophomore at Gunn High School. I enjoy baking, watching movies, and hanging out with my friends. I’m super excited to be on TAB this year and looking forward to planning some amazing events!

Inaaya Rahim

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Hi, my name is Ashley Hung. Currently a senior at Palo Alto High School. I was the TAB PIO (20-21), and VP (21-22). I'm also the Senior Class President at Paly. I enjoy reading, being outside, and spending time with friends and family

Ashley Hung
President

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Hi! I'm Matthew, a senior at Gunn High School, and I am so excited to serve as TAB's Vice President. I was the TAB Secretary last year. I enjoy playing music, spending time with friends and family, and playing basketball

Matthew Lee
Vice President

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Hi, my name is Noor Parak, a senior at Gunn High School, and am very excited to serve as TAB's Secretary this year. This is my third year being a part of TAB and I am looking forward to planning new and exciting events for Palo Alto teens! In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, softball, and the violin.

Noor Parak
Secretary

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Hi! I’m Eve, a junior at Castilleja. I’m excited to be a part of TAB and organize fun activities for teens. I enjoy reading, rock climbing, jewelry making, and going to fun events like the ones we host!

Eve Snyder
Public Information Officer

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Felicia Lee

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Hi, my name is Namya and I'm a freshman at Gunn High School! In my free time, I like to read and watch movies. I'm so glad to be a part of TAB and can't wait to help organize some great events! 

Namya Kasturi

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Hi! My name is Olivia Chiang and I am a junior 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 barbeque. I am very excited to be a part of the Teen Advisory Board and I look forward to a great year. 

Olivia Chiang

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Hi I’m Allison! I’m a senior at PALY. I enjoy learning languages and reading. I’m looking forward to being a part of TAB this year. 

Allison Dayton

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Hey! My name is Kaylee Cheng and I'm a Freshman at Gunn High School. In my free time, I love to paint, read, make jewelry, and play with my cat. This year, I am looking forward to planning events as well as getting to know more of our amazing community!

Kaylee Cheng

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Hi! My name is Sera, and I’m a sophomore 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 this year and can’t wait to create new and exciting events with the rest of the group :)

Sera Singal

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Hi I’m Kelly and I’m a sophomore at Palo Alto High school and I’m so excited to be a part of TAB this year. I enjoy playing tennis, badminton, and listening to music!

Kelly Tanaka

2022 2023 TAB MEMBERS

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