Who We Are
Founder & President
Emily is a senior at Castilleja School in Palo Alto. She is passionate about using art as a medium of advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys putting
together puzzles, listening to NPR, and visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Favorite Artists: Yayoi Kusama, Marina Abramovic, Mark Rothko, Park Seo Bo
Amanda is a senior at Castilleja School in Palo Alto. She is an avid writer whose favorite authors include Sylvia Plath and James Baldwin. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and dancing.
Favorite Artists: Guadagnino, Ravel, Holst, Debussy, Forsythe, Kylian, Rothko, Morris, (early) Picasso
Caitlyn Chau is a senior at Castilleja School in Palo Alto. She is thrilled about Advocacy Through Art's event programming and excited to share more events with the teen community. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music.
Favorite Artists: Katsushika Hokusai, Kathrin Marchenko, Ana Teresa Barboza, Melissa Koby, Kano Tanyu, @sooperturkey, @gimme_space_
Artist in Residence
Alexandra Ma is a senior at Palo Alto High School. She illustrates for Advocacy Through Art and in her free time, she enjoys creating art.
Grace is a senior at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos. She is an artist whose work is interdisciplinary. In her free time, she enjoys playing Minecraft and picnicking with friends.
Favorite Artists: Audrey Helen Weber, Rae Klein, Salmar Toor, Isabella Cotier, Emma Fineman, Nicole Eisenman
Climate Coordinator and Consultant
Julia is a sophomore at Castilleja School. She founded and led the Sunrise Palo Alto Hub in August 2019 that has since expanded to become the Silicon Valley Sunrise Hub. Currently, she is working on a Task Force with the Sustainability Office of Palo Alto on its new Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.
Social Media Lead
April is a senior at Palo Alto High School. She helps manage Advocacy Through Art's social media accounts. In her free time, she enjoys sketching.
Katherine is a senior at Los Gatos High School. She helps create new marketing strategies for Advocacy Through Art's outreach efforts. In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes with friends and playing with her dog Lulu.
Virtual Gallery Curator
Kayley is a junior at Castilleja School. She creates innovative ways for Advocacy Through Art to showcase student artwork. In her free time, she enjoys baking and eating pineapple buns.
Public Art Coordinator
Lila is a junior at Castilleja School. She creates and leads all of Advocacy Through Art's public art projects. In her free time, she enjoys painting.
Kelly is a junior at Castilleja School. She runs Advocacy Through Art's blog. In her free time, she enjoys writing and reading.
Alister is a senior at Castilleja School. She photographs for Advocacy Through Art and educates other about photography. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach.
Mental Health Consultant
Riley is a senior at Castilleja School. In 2020, she educated the Advocacy Through Art team on youth mental health in Palo Alto. In her free time, she is a member of Safe Space's Youth Board.
Oren is a senior at Gunn High School. He assists with Advocacy Through Art's programming throughout the year. In his free time, he enjoys watching tv. His favorite show is Bojack Horseman.