Finding Opportunities Workshop

OpportuniTeens has partnered up with First Gen Support to host a Finding Opportunities workshop with student panelists attending for a Q&A session.


Panelists

Wenny Cheng

Wenny Cheng

Wenny Cheng is a senior attending the University of Pennsylvania this fall. She will be double majoring in economics and computer science. She is a Amazon Future Engineer recipient and will be interning at Amazon during the summer of 2022.

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Jason Chen

Jason comes from a small town in upstate NY. A lot of his interests center around the environment and sustainability. He plans on majoring in Physics and Electrical Engineering at MIT in hopes of pursuing renewable energy as a career. In his free time, he is also an avid biker and hiker.

Ximena Sanchez Martinez

Ximena Sanchez Martinez

Ximena is a sophomore at Stanford planning to major in biology while completing the pre-med track. Genetics has been her favorite class so far and she is excited for the opportunity to develop that love and curiosity about the subject throughout her time at Stanford and through research.

Justin Shnayder

Justin Shnayder

Whether it be facilitating e-waste collection events as co-founder of Erasing E-Waste or embracing technology in his pursuits for sustainability as a Hydrogen Fuel Cell researcher at the Garcia Center at SBU, Justin’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis is potent....Read More

Elizabeth Shvarts

Elizabeth Shvarts

Elizabeth Shvarts is a 16-year old writer, artivist and entrepreneur from Staten Technical High School in Staten Island, NY. A National YoungArts Finalist in Play/Script and 2021 Urban Word NYC Slam Winner, her work in poetry and activism has been highlighted by...Read More The New Yorker, PBS, the United Nations, the Apollo, NY1, Grist Magazine, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Alliance for Climate Education, and more. An advocate for educational justice through entrepreneurship as well as art, she is the co-founder/co-director of Bridge to Literacy, a global, U.S Department of State-funded nonprofit that fosters a love of language through literacy-based mentorship in 100+ youth across 6 continents. ...Close



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Co-Hosts

Cynthia Lei

Cynthia Lei

Co-Founder of OpportuniTeens

Yong Yan (Crystal) Liang

Yong Yan (Crystal) Liang

Co-Founder of OpportuniTeens

Itzel Ramos

Itzel Ramos

Events Coordinator at First Gen Support



Partnership

First Gen Support is a Student-run 501(C)(3) nonprofit that serves as an information hub to first gen college, low income, and immigrant students.

Check out First Gen Support!

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