top of page
Screen Shot 2023-03-23 at 7.30.54 PM.png

Anushka Anand, President

My name is Anushka Anand, and I'm a rising senior at Lynbrook High School who is interested in studying developmental psychology. Outside of school, I enjoy engaging in various forms of art, like playing guitar, cooking, painting, woodworking, doing henna, etc. As president of the International Association of Youth, I'm honored to provide assistance to those who need them including people without homes in San Jose, underprivileged students, and those affected by the earthquake in Turkey. 


Prarthan Ghosh, Internal Vice President, Webmaster

My name is Prarthan Ghosh, and I'm a junior at Cupertino High School. Outside of school, I play chess and read a lot. As a part of IAY, I hope to meaningfully contribute and give back to my community by helping those most vulnerable and with the least power.

Screen Shot 2023-03-30 at 7.41.25 PM.png

Semira Arora, Secretary

Hi! My name is Semira and I am a sophomore at Saint Francis High School. In my free time, I love trying new food, watching movies, and reading books. Through IAY, I am grateful that I can be a part of change in my community and in places beyond.

Screen Shot 2023-03-30 at 7.42.26 PM.png

Saket Kelkar, External Vice President

I am a junior at Lynbrook High School in San Jose. As part of the IAY I am proud to contribute to my community by helping the less fortunate through the annual Warmth2Homeless drive and other IAY events. I am interested in engineering, especially in cars, so I like to spend my free time learning about electronic vehicles and watching Formula 1 racing.

Northern California

Screen Shot 2023-03-23 at 7.19.09 PM.png

Emily Shen, President

Hi, my name is Emily Shen. I’m a junior at Canyon Crest Academy who is interested in developmental and cognitive psychology. In my free time, I enjoy expressing myself through dancing, listening to music, and watching almost any kind of documentary. I’m extremely proud to be a part of the Southern California chapter of IAY and of our efforts to provide comfort and essential resources to individuals struggling with homelessness in downtown San Diego! 

Screen Shot 2023-03-23 at 7.20.09 PM.png

Emma Shen, Vice President

My name is Emma Shen, and I’m a junior at Del Norte High School. I’m interested in computer applications, specifically developing web and mobile applications for social good. In my free time I like to play tennis, go on nature walks, and listen to music. Through IAY, I hope to provide physical necessities and comfort to those in need.

Screen Shot 2023-03-23 at 7.22.26 PM.png

Neha Bhat, Secretary

My name is Neha Bhat, and I am a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy. I am passionate about providing resources, opportunities, and safety to the underprivileged residents of Southern California in order to improve their quality of life. Over the last 2 years, I have engaged in over 200 hours of volunteering with two Gold President's Volunteer Service Awards. Through IAY, I hope to aid in alleviating poverty whilst bringing warmth and hospitality to those in need. 

Screen Shot 2023-03-23 at 7.22.54 PM.png

Kate Lee, Outreach

I am an incoming sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy. My current hobbies are playing the piano, reading, and drawing. After volunteering and meeting with the homeless on several
occasions, I was astounded and shocked by the horrible conditions in which the people lived through each day. My experience spurred me to become invested into providing relief and aid for the homeless. As a part of the IAY, I aim to alleviate the lives of the homeless by contributing in homeless distributions and by raising awareness on the severity of the issue.

Southern California


Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA

Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA

Basis Independent Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA

Branham High School, San Jose, CA

Campolindo High School, Moraga CA

Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego, CA

Canyon Crest High School, San Diego, CA

Carlmont High School, Belmont CA

Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, CA

Cupertino High School, Cupertino, CA

Davis Senior High School, Davis CA

Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA

Harker School, San Jose, CA

Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA

Leigh High School, San Jose, CA

Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, CA

Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA

Menlo Atherton High School, Atherton, CA

Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA

Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA

Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA

Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA

St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA

Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA

bottom of page