OUR TEAM

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Meet Emily!

Chief Operations Officer

Hi my name is Emily, I am 13 years old, and I am an 8th grader. I love to dance, travel, and watch movies. My favorite subjects are history and science; and when I grow up I want to work in international relations or work in the medical field. I’m so excited to grow my knowledge and see what CAFYIR can accomplish this year!

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Meet Gwen!

Volunteer Coordinator

Hi my name is Gwen, I am a senior in high school. Some of my hobbies include volleyball, robotics, and art. I am also a type one diabetes advocate, as I was diagnosed when I was 9 years old. I have hopes of becoming a mechanical engineer and have always enjoyed STEM. I love to volunteer with CAFYIR and am super excited to see what the future holds!

Meet Eliza!

Volunteer

Hi my name is Eliza! I am 16 years old and am currently a Junior in high school. I am currently in school studying in hopes to go to medical school some day. Some of my hobbies include; playing volleyball, coloring and volunteering. Fun fact, I speak 2 languages; Spanish and English and on my free time I spend time learning Portuguese or any language that sparks my interest. CAFYIR has been such and amazing way for me to not only use my skills but to help and learn with others along the way. I hope to see you guys at one of our workshops!

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Meet Victoria!

Volunteer

Hi, my name is Victoria. I'm 13 years old and currently in 8th grade. I like to play board games, watch Netflix, and climb trees. I speak 2 languages, Spanish and English, and enjoy learning about historical events like the World Wars. When I grow up I want to do something involving global relations, like law. This is my first year volunteering with CAFYIR and I am very excited to see what it's all about!

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Meet Ricardo!

Volunteer

Hi, my name is Ricardo! I'm 16 years old and a 10th grader. My hobbies include swimming, drawing, and playing video games. My favorite subject is art. I can speak English and Spanish, and I'm currently learning Turkish. When I graduate, I want to study art, architecture, or something related to public speaking. I am excited to work with CAFYIR and want to help students learn, providing them with fun, educational opportunities!

Meet Zoe!

Volunteer

Hi, my name is Zoe and I am a junior in high school. Some of my interests include volunteering, photography, and editing. I aspire to study biology and hope to go into the medical field. I speak 3 languages; Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. I love working with kids and have previous experience planning events that work to help students excel in hands-on activities, fostering creativity and engagement. I am very excited to be part of CAFYIR and am excited to work with you all in the future!

Meet the Founder

Hi! My name is Alexis and I am a high school senior from Orlando, Florida. I am passionate about International Relations, current events, and education. In my free time I enjoy art, music, and playing with my dog. When I started CAFYIR, two years ago, I saw a need for an educational program that focused on providing youth with educational opportunities and guidance for students. It has been an honor having the chance to work with some of the brightest and most driven students I've ever met and I could not be more excited to continue hosting workshops and providing my services to children everywhere!

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Meet Gabriel!

Outreach Coordinator

Hi my name is Gabriel! I am 17 years old and currently a Senior in high school. Some of my hobbies include; playing soccer volunteering and playing card games. I speak 2 languages; Portuguese and English. CAYFIR has been such an amazing way for me to meet amazing students and interact with them in a positive learning environment. I hope to see you guys at one of our workshops!

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Meet Sara!

Volunteer

Hi, I’m Sara! I’m 16, a Junior in high school and a Freshman at Valencia College. I have been interested in medicine since I was in middle school and want to go into neuroscience. I have been doing gymnastics since I was in 2nd grade and started volleyball in 7th grade. I have been volunteering with CAFYIR since 2019 and love seeing the engagement of the children during the workshops. I am excited to see what this year holds for us and hopefully many workshops/videos to come!

Meet Alex!

Volunteer

Hi! My name is Alexandra and I am a senior in high school. I’m so thankful to be a part of such an amazing non-profit such as CAFYIR. I know that my hours of volunteering with this organization is helping kids learn and grow through the use of science and imagination. I have hopes of going to medical school and eventually practicing medicine as an OBGYN. I am very excited to continue volunteering with CAFYIR and am anxious to see what the we are able to achieve in the years to come!

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Meet Tiffani!

Volunteer

Hi! My name is Tiffani, I'm 13 years old, and in 8th grade. I am passionate about STEM projects, painting, and of course, volunteering with CAFYIR. My favorite subjects are math and science, and I have hopes of becoming a pediatric surgeon one day. I enjoy working with younger children, and I'm so excited to see what CAFYIR will be able to accomplish this year!

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Meet Laxmi!

Volunteer

Hi, my name is Laxmi and I am in 8th grade. I enjoy cooking, playing games, and dancing. I have participated in Indian classical dance since I was 7 years old. Additionally, I speak 2 languages, English and Tamil. When I grow up I want to go into the medical field. I am very excited to see what the future holds for CAFYIR and grateful to be along for the ride with my fellow volunteers!

Meet Andrea!

Volunteer

Hi! My name is Andrea and I am currently a Junior in high school. I am super excited to be a volunteer for CAFYIR. As for what I want to do in the future, I am interested in going to medical school and majoring in biochemistry. Some of my hobbies are painting, gymnastics, and learning languages. CAFYIR provides great educational opportunities for kids, and I am excited to see you at one of our workshops!