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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.

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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Anneka Goel
Public Information Officer

Hi my name is Anneka Goel and I am a junior at Sacred Heart Prep. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends, and also paint. This will be my first year on TAB, and I’m excited to be part of the team!

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My name is Kailee Kee, and I'm a senior at Gunn High School. In my free time, I enjoy exercising, listening to music, and learning new languages. This year, I'm excited to be a part of TAB and help bring back fun events!

Kailee Kee

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Ria is currently a senior at Gunn High School. As a leader on multiple student boards she aims to empower and unite youth in her community to create change. Next year in college she hopes to pursue computer science, more specifically artificial intelligence with a focus on ethics. In her free time she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, getting boba with friends and listening to pop music. 

Ria Rajput

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Hi! My name is Jessie, currently a freshman at Henry M. Gunn High School. I enjoy reading, gardening, and listening to music. I'm so excited to meet new people, collaborate with others, and plan new events. I can't wait for all the cool things planned and this amazing year ahead!  

Jessie Han

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Hi! My name is Noor Parak, a junior at Gunn High School, I am very excited to be a part of TAB this year, and return to in-person events for the Palo Alto community. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, cooking, and spending time with my friends.

Noor Parak

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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 Clarice Wang, a rising senior at The Harker School. At school, I'm involved in DECA, Tri-M, Language and Linguistics Club, and AI Club. I love music, learning new languages, and meeting new people. I  practice leadership on a regular basis in  school and local communities with an aim to go above and beyond for the people around me.

Clarice Wang
President

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Hi! I'm Ashley, a junior at Palo Alto High School, and I am so excited to serve as TAB's Vice President. After a whole year of online learning and virtual events, I can't wait to bring back fun in-person events to Palo Alto teens.

Ashley Hung
Vice President

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Hi, I'm Matthew Lee, a junior at Gunn High School. I'm excited to be TAB's Secretary this year. I enjoy music, meeting new people, and hanging out with friends. Last year was tough with virtual learning and events. I'm looking forward to making exciting in-person events this year. 

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Secretary

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Hey, I'm Ella, a senior at Gunn High School. I helped create Gunn's ASL club and I foster rats (yes, rats!). I value trustworthiness and taking initiative and hope to get people excited about the events we work hard on. 

Ella Koehler
Public Information Officer

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I’m one of the members of the tab committee. As a student at Palo Alto high school, I enjoy to emerse myself into the word of marvel, hiking with my family, picking up new languages, and getting involved in my community shown though my participation in various clubs such as latinx club. 

Luisa Rodriguez

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Hi! I am Cathy, a sophomore at Gunn High School. I am grateful to be part of TAB and eager to start some fun events to bring more spirit into our community. In my free time I like to read a thrilling dystopian book, enjoy some serene piano music, and pull pranks on my brothers! Looking forward to making this year a blast.

Cathy Sheng

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Hi! I’m Eve, a sophomore at Castilleja. I’m excited to be a part of TAB and organize fun activities for teens. I’ve loved living in Palo Alto for the past 10+ years and I’m glad to have this chance to do something for the community.

Eve Snyder

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