With the changes brought about by redistricting, we were able to invite students from our new High Schools to join our BD3 Student Advisory Council.
Meet Ava Boris and Abigail Lee!
Ava is a junior at Van Nuys High School in the Medical Magnet Program. This will be her first year on the Student Advisory Council. She is passionate about finding ways to provide equitable access to education for all students and is excited to learn how to support the students in her school distinct through policy decisions. While she loves science and is planning on majoring in Neuroscience in college, she also hopes to pursue a minor in public policy and is looking forward to the experience she will gain. Ava loves to cook and dance (she is even a member of her schools dance company). She also routinely participates in a Facebook live show in-which she helps people all over the world learn English.
Abigail is a student at Van Nuys High School. She joined the Student Advisory Council for the first time this year because she was interested in the instructional, operational, and policy issues within her own board district. At school, Abigail is the president of the Class of 2023 Board, VNHS I Too Can STEM Chapter, VNHS Mu Alpha Theta Chapter, and the vice president of the VNHS Dance Program Board. Outside of school, she is the founder and executive director of I Too Can STEM, an organization of high school change-makers who work to increase access to STEM education in low-income communities for historically under-represented demographics in STEM, such as women and students of color. She also serves on the LAUSD Superintendent Advisory Board and the Los Angeles Mayor’s Youth Council. In her free time, she enjoys choreographing dances and spending time with her dog.