Youth Leadership Summit

Leading the Way:

2012 Youth Leadership Summit for Math & Science

2012 Student Co-Chairs

Colette Schiller
Colette is a junior at San Juan Hills High school. She lives in San Juan Capistrano with her mom, dad and younger brother who is seven years old and in third grade. Colette hopes to someday become a psychologist or work in a career with children. She loves working with children. She spent her summer working at a daycare and continues this work occasionally throughout the school year. In addition to her academic responsibilities, Colette enjoys working at Pick Up Stix.

Christopher Thurston
Christopher is a junior at San Juan Hills High School. He enjoys learning new things and seeing the world through other perspectives. Aside from his pursuit of knowledge, he dabbles in music as well as art and is a proud discus thrower and long jumper for San Juan’s track and field team. He is an aspiring teacher who loves helping people and making others feel good. Like Mr. Miyagi, his friends see him as a father or wise old man due to his breadth of experience and the life lessons he has to share with them despite his young age. Christopher has learned the value of leadership over time, through fine and flawed examples, and believes that the best leaders learn from those they help and work alongside. He holds himself to the high standard that truth is the strongest power.

Nathan Yoo
Nathan is a senior at Brea Olinda High School. He devotes much of his time to studying and volunteering, and is valedictorian of his school as well as the president of three on-campus service clubs. He is the Student Development Director of Imagiscience National, a start-up organization devoted to inspiring widespread interest in science in students of all ages and backgrounds. Locally, Nathan started "Engineering Around the World," a free after-school program for 5th graders, at his former elementary school.  He is the Youth Advisory Council Chairman at the Desert to the Sea chapter of the American Red Cross, serving San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys playing the piano, creating graphic designs, and embarking on epicurean excursions with friends.  In the future, Nathan hopes to major in international relations, education, or psychology, and plans to continue his involvement in humanitarian organizations.