MEET THE INTERNS
The Faces of Our Organization
CO-PRES, CO-FOUNDER, WEB DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY PROJECTS INTERN
My name is Vaishnavi Vasudeva and I am the co-president and founder of GIFT. I am extremely happy to both lead and be a part of the GIFT Internship program! I am proud to be a part of the youth group where we strive to change the world, despite our age. I look forward to seeing how much our group can accomplish!
CO-PRES, CO-FOUNDER, & COMMUNITY PROJECTS INTERN
My name is Lauren Mandell and I am a senior at Monte Vista High School. I became involved with GIFT because I feel that volunteering is so important. Through GIFT, I am able to expand my skills and gain new experiences, while contributing to meaningful causes.
VICE PRESIDENT, FACT SHEET & ANNUAL REPORT SHEET INTERN - January 2021 Intern of the Month
Hello! My name is Tanya and I am a junior at Monte Vista High School. I love to travel, am trained in classical Indian Dance form Kathak, and have been a Girl Scout since kindergarten.
I am passionate about helping others. I believe as a youth we have a lot of drive and energy that can enable us to make a positive impact in society. I am looking forward to being the part of GIFT Youth program that will help me channel my passion in the right direction
SECRETARY & COMMUNITY PROJECTS INTERN
My name is William Yu and I am the secretary of GIFT. I am also a part of the community projects at Hope Ave Inc. I am truly thankful to have the opportunity to be so involved with Hope Avenue and I’m excited what is in store for this amazing organization.
CO-TREASURER & ANNUAL REPORT INTERN
Hi! I’m Anya Singh and I’m a junior at MVHS. I wanted to get involved with Hope Avenue so I could make a more direct contribution to changes in the community and have the opportunity to meet a wonderful group of people! I’m really looking forward to working with everyone at Hope Avenue!
VOLUNTEER MANAGER & WEB DEVELOPMENT INTERN
My name is Akshay and I am a sophomore at Monte Vista High School. I always want to help others, and I achieve this through GIFT. Some of my hobbies include sports and music.
MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER, COMMUNITY PROJECTS, & SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN
Hi I’m Erin Mandell. I am a freshman at Monte Vista High School, and I am so excited to be involved with the GIFT Internship Program. I look forward to working with the other members and contributing to our community!
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER & COMMUNITY PROJECTS INTERN
My name is Taylor Lee and I am a Community Project Intern for GIFT. I am very grateful and proud to be part of this organization and am looking forward to making a difference.
My name is Shreya, and I decided to join GIFT so that I could help more people than just the few in my community. I am working with GIFT to mentor kids that need it, and I am so excited to see how many kids we will be able to help.
NEWSLETTER & DONATION DRIVE INTERN - February 2021 Intern of the Month
My name is Maya Nair, and I am a current senior at Hayward High school. My task involves creating monthly newsletters to update the GIFT volunteers, and overall community about the amazing things we’re doing each month! I am extremely grateful to be working with Hope Avenue and can’t wait to contribute to its growth!
WEB DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INTERN
Hi! My name is Shriya Sudini, and I am now a junior at Dublin High School. I am excited to be part of the GIFT program and work with other members of my community. I am contributing to awareness about environmental justice related to climate change, and I also manage and update the website. I look forward to watching the GIFT internship program grow!
Hi! I joined GIFT as a way to give back to the community. My friends introduced me to the organization and I’m excited to contribute!
VOLUNTEER MANAGER AND MENTORING/TUTORING INTERN
Hello, my name is Sohum Jain, and I am currently a Freshman at Monte Vista High School. I am a Volunteer Manager officer, as well as a Mentoring/Tutoring intern. Some activities I enjoy are playing golf and gaming with friends. I like to make others happy, so I am especially excited to be a part of GIFT and help my community thrive and give more to others.
CO-SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER & GENERAL VOLUNTEER GROUP - December 2020 Intern of the Month
Hello! My name is Izzie Yu and I am currently a sophomore at Monte Vista High School. I am so excited to be apart of the team to be able to give back to my community. I love helping others and supporting my community which is why I am so grateful to be apart of GIFT!