Meet the 2017 YALLWEST Ambassadors!

Vera Abrams

Has been to the hidden air vent lounge at Pixar Studios! Signed the wall.

Sidney Bae

Likes to play tennis and golf.

Lexie Bae

Loves their little dog Elvis.

Sofia Behnam

Plays the violin and piano.

Omari Benjamin

Trombone player & chocolate glaze donut fan!

Zoe Bennett

Loves to write!

Ava Chapman

Used to be obsessed with cloning. 

Sydney Chung

Has unhealthy obsessions with fictional characters...

Audrey Chung


Clara De Goldsmith

Really loves glazed donuts from Dunkin Donuts.

Fallon Dern

Free-writes on free time. The longest story they've written was 205 pages. 

Favorite donut flavor is the maple-bacon donut from Birdies in downtown L.A.

Samantha Eng

A swimmer and likes to draw and read in free time

Sarah Fuchs

Love foxes and owls, basically any woodland animal.

Samuel Fuchs

Only condition for attending our meetings is that there are glazed donuts there too.

Isabella Gilchrist

Loves all types of books (that's what made her want to sign up), but specifically loves non-fiction books about how our brains work and also dabbles in learning about the FBI. Although, that doesn't mean they don't love reading fictional books as well.

Melissa Glover

Loves books that involve a character that is struggling with their mental health. 

Coco Goran

Is writing a book!

Orla Goran

Fosters 2 elephants at a wildlife refuge in Kenya and fave donut is chocolate glaze!

Liliana Gutierrez

Chocolate donut fan.

Spencer Herb

Loves Hamburgers, Double Double. Just Meat and the cheese. Is a burger Purist. 

Jordan Hickey

Has a bookstagram and blog!

Samantha Ho

Loves anime and friends more than donuts

Leah Jackson

In a rock band, but  also does the school musical every year.

Yoshimi Kimura

Favorite subjects are math, science, and reading/English.

William Li

Likes to play sports and is good at math.

Emma Lohr

Loves slime and satisfying videos.

Grace Lyde

Currently working on an open letter to the President Elect. 

Quinn Neubert

Has seen Stranger Things 11 times, because irony.

Lily Richman

Can recite every word of HAMILTON.

Zoe Sarinas

Patronus is a fox. 

Ysabel Sarinas

Is an aspiring journalist and  writes (and serves as editor of the geek section of) an online magazine named Mimp Mag in spare time.

Favorite donut flavor is hazelnut. Tried it once and it changed their life. 

Petra Schaaf-Grisham

Does cosplay in free time

Hope Schaaf

Loves music and art

Abby Semenick

Likes dogs

Camillle Simkin

Loves to foster kittens and help them find a home!

Joshua Simkin

Likes to skate competitively.

Sascha Tappan

Loves basketball

Leo Viscomi

Biggest British TV nerd in the Los Angeles area

Charley Zinn

Favorite type of animation is Japanese anime.