OUR 2019-2020 BOARD
Jessica Shaw began volunteering with Code Open Sesame in 2017. A junior at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, she enjoys playing violin, reading, and helping people. She also runs track and field, plays in her school orchestra, and works as a swim coach. She is a board member for the Eagles for CHOC club, a member of her school’s Red Cross Club, and an Ambassador for Santa Margarita.
Brandon Fabre is a third year Data Analytics major at Chapman University, where he leads Chapman STEMtors, an on-campus organization that exposes local at-risk youth to the sciences through hands-on experiences. Brandon also teachers computer skills to for students ages 5-14 at Far Horizons Montessori School. In his free time, Brandon enjoys computer programming.
Kaili Chen is a senior at University High School in Irvine. He plays soccer (club for 8 years and high school for 3), has been on Student Council every year since freshman year, delivers meals through Irvine's Meals on Wheels program, and volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank. When he's not studying or volunteering with Open Sesame, Kaili enjoys hanging out with friends to play soccer or video games.
Ethan Jackson is a 15-year old sophomore at Mater Dei High School. He plays water polo and is a certified scuba diver. He has worked at Special Olympics, helping children who have special needs play competitive soccer. He has packed food for homeless and lower-income families. We are gateful for his support as a vice president for Code Open Sesame, with direct responsibility for the Granite Court coding clinics.
Chirag Singh is a senior at Troy High School. He has been coding since 6th grade and is excited to share this skill with others. He also enjoys debating for the Troy Speech and Debate Club, as well as volunteering to teach debate and judge middle school debate competitions. His other favorite activity is soccer, whether playing for his school and club teams, watching La Liga or playing FIFA.
Aryan Mather is a senior at Woodbridge High School. He has competed nationally and internationally as part of his school's robotics team. In addition to volunteering with Code Open Sesame, Aryan serves in Technology Tutoring Program at the Lakeview Senior Center, using his enthusiasm for technology and related skills to improve the lives of the senior citizens.
Emily McPhie studies Communication Design at WashU, where she has served as a Computer Science Teaching Assistant. Long active in the tech for good space, she founded Code Irvine in 2015 to make computer science more accessible to children. She recently completed a 12-week internship with Broadband Media, writing over 50 articles covering internet infrastructure, smart cities, rural telecom, and how to bridge the digital divide. Emily is an Orange County Graphic Design Artist of the Year, Disneyland Dreamer and Doer, Prudential Spirit of Community and Presidential Volunteer Service award winner.
Monserrat Palabrica graduated in Computer Science from the University of California Irvine, and has returned to her beautiful home in the Bay Area. Monsie loves watching movies, going to concerts, and attending hackathons! We are grateful for her outstanding service as our 2018-2019 Volunteer Coordinator.
Evelyn Wu is a freshman at UC Berkeley. She gratudated from Woodbridge High School, where she served as treasurer of the Girls Who Code club, and the Mu Captain for Mu Alpha Theta club. She also served as a programmer for STEAMpunks BRAVO, her school's robotics team. We appreciate her service as our 2018-2019 Social Media Chair!