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Alina De Allende

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Hi! I’m Alina De Allende and I’m a sophomore at Segerstrom. I’m 15 years old. My goal is to become an Aerospace engineer and work for NASA or a biomedical engineer. Since I was little I loved the outdoors and when I looked at the night sky it always made me wonder what was out there or it just generally made me happy looking at the stars, especially the moon hence my interest in NASA. I am fluent in English and Spanish. In my free time I love watching movies, especially Star Wars and sometimes I occasionally enjoy a documentary 🙂

Ariane De Guzman

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Hello everyone! My name is Ariane (air-ri-yen) De Guzman. I am a 12th grader who barely turned 18 years old on December 26. I live in Santa Ana, California. I started pursuing engineering as a prospective career at the end of my sophomore year of high school in hopes of majoring in mechanical engineering in college. I eventually want to become a rollercoaster/ ride engineer for Disney Imagineering. Aside from engineering, I enjoy baking sweets (I mostly bake cookies) and watching Netflix. I also am an avid runner and have been running in cross country and track since 6th grade. I look forward to working with you all 🙂

Arni Ines

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Hello everyone!! My name is Arni Ines and I’m 17. I was born on September 1, 2004 in the city of Santa Monica. I’m a junior that attends Segerstrom High School. I’ve been in an engineering class since middle school so I have about 4 ½ years of experience with engineering.

Ashley Lam

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Hi everyone, my name is Ashley Lam.  Happy New Year!  I’m currently 16 years old and a junior (11th grade) in high school. During my free time, I enjoy baking, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and listening to music.  One of my favorite artists is Ariane Grande, as I love how upbeat her music is along with how the lyrics are relatable.  I joined the JPL Open Source Rover International Project, because I’m interested in pursuing bioengineering in college while meeting like-minded students who are willing to go above and beyond to challenge themselves.  I hope to attend UC Berkeley or Johns Hopkins University for my undergraduate degree and eventually go into the research and development sector for medical devices.  I’m looking forward to meeting everyone soon! 😀

Avery Ngo

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Hi, I am Avery Ngo, and I am a senior at Segerstrom. I enjoy hot yoga, biking, swimming, running, and hiking. I am participating in this club because I wanted to expand my knowledge of computer science and robotics.

Bryant Nguyen

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My name is Bryant Nguyen, I am 16 years old and was born on November 4th, 2005. I am Vietnamese but was born in California. I took this program to get a deeper understanding because I want to be an aerospace engineer one day. I am in the varsity swimming team at Segerstrom. I enjoy watching TV shows such as One Piece and Bleach.

Carlos Montoya

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My name is Carlos Montoya and I was born on March 30th, 2005. I was born in a city in California named Garden Grove but later we moved to Santa Ana. My first time joining an engineering class was in Middleschool. Ever since then I knew I wanted to do something with Engineering. Right now I am enjoying Aerospace but I also like Mechanical Engineering. My dream job is to work at SpaceX or maybe even NASA.

Christopher Espinoza

Daaron Ramirez

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Hey hey, my name is Daaron Ramirez and I am currently 18 years old where I live in Orange county, Santa Ana (near LA). I was born and raised in Santa Ana and I am currently a 4th year at segerstrom high school.

Some of my greatest interests entail photography, drawing, running, and spending time on youtube. I love to listen to music as well where I mostly listen to hiphop, pop, and some R&B.

After graduating, I plan to attend a 4 year university where I would like to pursue a

Damon Le

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Hello everyone! I am Damon Le, and I am currently a junior (11th grade) at Segerstrom. For the future, I am interested in becoming a possible civil or environmental engineer, graduating from a 4-year college in Southern California. Some dream schools I would like to attend would be UCLA, CalTech, and Cal Poly Pomona. I come from a Vietnamese background, as my parents were immigrants from Vietnam. However, I was born in the United States in 2006. A goal for myself this year is to be more prepared for anything, whether it’s school or sports. In my free time, I like to spend my time either relaxing, watching YouTube, or playing tennis to stay active during these times.

Dev Vasu

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Hello! My name is Dev, I am 15 and a high school sophomore. I enjoy playing lacrosse, studying, and playing video games. I play lacrosse at school, and some roller hockey & tennis outside of school. My favorite subject at school is probably engineering. I enjoy it a lot! I also like listening to music, and my top genres are pop, indie, and lofi. I would like to become an engineer or a lawyer in the future, but my focus right now is to get into a good college after high school. That’s all.

Dominick Lee

Emmanuel Jaimes

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Hello, my name is Emmanuel Jaimes and I am 16 years old. I have lived in Santa Ana, California for all of my life. I come from a Mexican background. I really love learning about new technology because it can be really fascinating. When I am older I want to become an aerospace engineer so I joined this program in order to be more familiar with building, coding, and working with other people. I like playing video games like minecraft and spelunky 2. In terms of shows, my favorite ones I’ve watched are called One Piece, Black Clover, and Hunter x Hunter.

Evan Figueroa

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Hello, I’m Evan Figueroa. I’m 17 and I live in Santa Ana. I love playing video games on my pc(Valorant, Osu, Apex Legends), watching sports(NBA, NHL, MLB), and listening to music(Mac Miller, Kid Cudi, Kanye West). I hope to attend Chapman or Cal Poly Pomona next year, and eventually graduate as a Computer Engineer.

Giovanni Padron

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My name is Giovanni padron, Im 16 Born ON NOVEMBER 17 IN Santa ana , IM IN THE Stem fiELD  WORKing To bE aN Engineer FoR ROBoTIc ANd soFTWare

Ivan Padron

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Hello, my name is Ivan Padron. I am 16 years old and I’m a junior. I enjoy watching sports like football and baseball. I play videogames in my free time on my pc.

Jason Lopez

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Jerry Salas

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I’m Jerry Salas, I was born on April 5th 2007. I’m 14 years old and live in Santa Ana as a Freshman student at Segerstrom High School. In my free time I like playing video games, listening to music, and practicing my card manipulation.

Jesus Lopez

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Jesus Lopez

josue palomo

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Hello my name is josue palomo. I’m 18 years old, born on January 3 2004. I live in the city of Santa Ana in California. I am a  junior and attend Segerstrom high school. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, listening to music and drawing. I love watching videos about cars and how their mechanics work. I have  4 years of experience in the engineering path.

Juan Carlos Salazar

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Juan Carlos Salazar

Luis Tecalco Diaz

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Hello, my name is Luis Tecalco Diaz, most often simply referred to as Luis. I live in Santa Ana, I’m currently 16 years old, and currently attending Segerstrom High in my Junior (11th Grade) year. I’m good at math, and fairly decent at art and drawing. I’m heavily considering a college and career path in mechanical engineering, with desires to learn some computer science along the way.

Madeline Melendez

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Hi everyone!! My name is Madeline Melendez, I am 16 years old, and live in Southern California. This is my third year in the engineering program and I plan on pursuing a career as an Electrical Engineer. In my free time I love to do crafts and build legos. I also love trying new things and being involved in school and things outside of school.

Maximo Alaniz

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Maximo Alaniz

Michael Phan

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Hello, my name is Michael Phan, I am 17 y.o and I attend Segerstrom High School as a junior(11th grade) there. The sport that I played the most is tennis. In my freetime, I like to do exercises and play games.

Michelle Phan

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My name is Michelle Phan and I am 17 years old. Currently, I attend Segerstrom High School as a 12th grader. In the future, I plan to study engineering in university. A hobby I do is crocheting. I like to crochet stuffed animals.

Nicholas Cornelison

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Hello, my name is Nicholas. I am 17 years old and I live in Santa Ana, California. I go to Segerstrom as a senior. In my free time I enjoy being with friends or playing video games. I want to go to Cal Poly or UCI for college and study mechanical engineering.

Ricardo Flores

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Ricardo Flores

Said Garcia

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Hi, I am Said Garcia, and I am a junior from Segerstrom High School. I enjoy playing sports, more specifically soccer, football, and tennis. In my free time I exercise, talk to friends, and build things. 

Savannah Gomez

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hiii, my name is Savannah Gomez, and I am 15 years old. I was born on 06/03/2006 in Fountain valley but live in Santa ana. I am also a 10th grader at Segerstrom highschool.

Steven Lopez

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Hello, my name is Steven Lopez and I live in Santa Ana, CA. I am 18 and was born on 12/20/2003, also  I currently attend Segerstrom High School. Some of the things I like to do in my free time includes hiking, biking and generally outdoorsy activities. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and playing some games. I want to go to UCI or CAl Poly Pomona for college and graduate as a Mechanical Engineer. The reason I  am taking this program is to further my skills in Stem and also get some hands-on experience.

Travis Nguyen

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Hello! My name is Travis. I’m 16 and currently a Junior (11th) at Segerstrom High School. I was born in December 2005. I live in Santa Ana, California. In my free time, I like to play games on my computer and listen to music. In the future, I plan on majoring in a type of engineering, such as mechanical or environmental engineering.

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Adam Woods
Science & Engineering

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I am currently in my 16th year of Science & Engineering teaching at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana, CA. Over the past 8 years, I have been developing our Aerospace Engineering Pathway, which consists of 3 successive Engineering courses designed to better prepare students for STEM majors at the college level.  In addition, I recently added a Computer Science teaching certificate to better incorporate CompSci into my Engineering courses.  Beyond Engineering courses in the school day, I advise an after-school club titled “Femineers”, which support young women in STEM.

When I am not teaching, I am busy raising 2 young daughters and getting outside in nature as much as possible. I have lived in Southern California most of my life, where I am now raising my young family. My favorite activities include camping, backpacking, surfing, mountain biking and climbing.  One long term goal of mine is to eventually become an all-around mountaineer, capable of summiting mountains such as Mt. Rainier and Mt. Shasta.  Some favorite locations for travel in the United States include Olympic National Park, Lake Tahoe and Joshua Tree National Park.

Alessandra Mangorati
Foreign Language - French

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I was born and raised in Pavia.I was studying Foreign languages and Linguistics at the University of Pavia, when I moved to California at the age of 21. I pursued my degree and master at UCI and I have been teaching French at Segerstrom HIgh School since 2006.

I live in Costa Mesa with my husband and my three kids, Luca (13), Alessia (11), and Leonardo (3). We spend the summer,and sometimes winter break, in Italy every year . I miss Italy and my family more and more but I love life in Southern California!

Amber Lund
Title 1, El & Gate

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I taught English at Segerstrom High School for 6 years, and now I’m the English Language Development Coordinator at the school. In this role, I work with our English Learner students, as well as a variety of other projects on campus like student testing, our writing program, and educational software. Before going into teaching, I worked in marketing at an engineering company.

I’ve lived in Southern California all my life and in south Orange County for the past 18 years. Before having kids, my husband and I used to spend far too much time on videogames and, for vacations, we took several cruises. Now, we have two children: Oliver is 9, and Emma is 7. We love going to the beach (especially Pismo Beach) and building sandcastles.  I enjoy photography and listening to audiobooks. Since the start of the COVID pandemic, we have explored a lot of local hiking and biking trails. I’m looking forward to being able to do some more traveling again.

David Rhodes
Mathematics - Geometry

Javier Ayala
CTE Counselor

Kevin Schultz
Physics & Ap Physics

Robert Hateley
Chemistry & Physics