Executive Members

Founder of the Youth Environmental Power Initiative
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Kelly Tung

President and Executive Director

Fueled by passion, Kelly advocates for environmental justice, taking alternative transportation, creating new technology, and rethinking energy to protect our environment. She is passionate about utilizing science and technology along with empathy and human-centered approaches to tackle problems and find solutions. Kelly founded Youth Environmental Power Initiative, a youth-led nonprofit organization, to inspire youths to fight against environmental injustice and save our earth from climate change.

Kelly has vast leadership experience, such as being the Chair of the City of Cupertino Teen Commission, the Student Executive Board Member for Walk-Bike Cupertino, President and CEO of Design Thinking For Teens (DT4T), the Founder and President of JFK Green Commuters program (received City of Cupertino Sustainability Commission Student Grant). She is also the 2023 Senior Class President at Monta Vista High School. Kelly believes that environmental education, innovation, advocacy, and legislation play important roles in saving our environment. Kelly received the City of Cupertino's 2021 CREST (Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken) Award and the 2022 CPRS (California Parks and Recreation Society) Award. She believes age is just a number and youths can change the world.

 

In addition, the City of Cupertino received the prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in 2021 for engaging youth in municipal government for its Pizza and Politics program. Kelly was honored to be the first teen moderator in the event's history and accept the award on behalf of the students that worked on the Pizza and Politics program. 

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Pictured from left to right:

Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul, Congressman Ro Khanna, Kelly Tung, Cupertino Councilmember Jon Willey, Cupertino Councilmember Kitty Moore, Cupertino Councilmember Hung Wei

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Pictured from left to right:

Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul, Kelly Tung

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Administrative Team
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Lourdes Diaz

Secretary General

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Selina Yang

Voluteer Director

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Kaavya Ahuja

Recruiting Director

Outreach Team
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Mira Wagner

Outreach Director

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Nikita Swaminathan

Outreach Director

Ambassador Team
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Catherine Sun

Ambassador Director

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Clarabelle Wang

Ambassador Director

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Aniketh Malyala

Ambassador Director

Event Team
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Reeya Sawhney

Event Director

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Amber Yao

Event Director

Editorial Team
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Crystal Cheng

Editorial Director

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Zehra Naqvi

Editorial Director

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Amberle Lim

Editorial Director

Creative Team
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Stephanie Zhao

Creative Director

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Alicia Lee

Creative Director

Marketing Team
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Amanda Wong

Marketing Director

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Clara Takahashi

Marketing Director

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Lindsey Tang

Marketing Director

Communications Team
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Rishita Madhipatla

Communications Director

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Ting Chang

Communications Director

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Iniyaa Suresh

Communications Director

Technology Team
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Jay Yeung

Technology Director

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Avishi Trivedi

Technology Director

Past Leadership

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Juliet Shearin

Editorial Director

2020 - 2022

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Ambassador Director

Adrienne Ferguson

2020 - 2022

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Marina Garrido

Staff Editor

2020 - 2022