Welcome FACES Youth Advisory Council Members!
FACES for the Future Coalition is PROUD to announce our first cohort of council members. As you may already know, FACES for the Future is 20 in 2020! To celebrate this important milestone, we established a FACES Youth Advisory Council. We had an overwhelming number of applicants, and after careful deliberation, FACES for the Future Coalition welcomed 10 council members representing alumni and current students from various FACES program locations. Each Council member brings a unique set of skills, leadership experiences, and passion to contribute to their communities.
The purpose of the FACES Youth Advisory Council is to create a platform for young people to express their perspectives and experiences and advocate on behalf of youth. Youth voice is an integral aspect to FACES for the Future Coalition’s work – and hearing from young people helps us to provide relevant, innovative programming that matters to our students.
Aisha Sharif Ali – San Diego, CA
Aisha Sharif Ali attends Hoover High School. She hopes to take her leadership experiences to help develop her skills and represent her peers while being a member of the YAC.
Alexa Davis – Sacramento, CA
Alexa Davis is a senior in high school at Health Professions High School. She is a devoted and determined student. Alexa is passionate about ending the stigma around mental health. She plans to go on to be a psychologist.
Alondra Carranza – Hayward, CA
Alondra Carranza is a caring and compassionate individual that explores her horizon. She hopes to become a health care worker in the medical field.
Thang Huu Ho – San Diego, CA
Thang Huu Ho is a junior from Crawford High located in San Diego, California. He has held five leadership positions within various on-campus clubs and is dedicated to speaking his opinion.
Kenia Andrade – Albuquerque, NM
Lyanna Chan – S. Alameda, CA
Giselle Aguayo Ramirez – San Francisco, CA Alumnus
Kristina Tran – Alameda County, CA Alumnus
Kristina is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Biological Sciences. She plans to transfer to a four-year institution afterward. Kristina enjoys being outside and spends her free time doing art or exercising. Her long term goal is to become a physician assistant or to work in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Annarae Serrano – Albuquerque, NM Alumnus
Annarae is 19 years old. She is a freshman at Fort Lewis College majoring in exercise physiology. Annarae is Mexican, Navajo, and Hispanic. She uses her diverse background to help many communities and to bring diversity to a variety of places. She hopes to be able to bring change to her community and all over the world.
Lupita Medrano – Oakland, CA Alumnus
Lupita is a FACES alum from the 2011 Oakland program. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Feminist Studies with a concentration in Technology, Medicine, and Science from UC Santa Cruz in 2015. She currently works as a Program Coordinator and Health & Career Course Instructor for The Dr. Barbara Stagger’s Community Health Adolescent Mentoring Program (CHAMPS).