Fabiola Cazares

Fabiola is a Pasadena native and was an ambassador for the community from 2008-2011. She graduated from Marshall High School in 2011 and went on to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Political Economy at UC Berkeley (class of '15). Since then she's been working full-time at Affirm, Inc., a financial technology company based out of San Francisco. She has had over 5 years of sales experience in tech, and just recently started a new role where she is expanding the company's... continue reading »"Fabiola Cazares"

Natalie O

Natalie was an Ambassador from 2006 to 2010. She graduated from Maranatha High School in 2010 and pursued her undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. She then continued her education at San Diego State University and received a Masters in Social Work in 2017. She is currently a licensed clinical social worker working as a Mental Health Therapist with high risk youth and adolescents at a... continue reading »"Natalie O"

Liana Moore

My name is Liana Moore, I am 21 years old, an alum from the Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program, and Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, Class of 2020.  I studied Business Management and Marketing and currently spending time with my family. I plan to become an entrepreneur in the future or work for a non-profit organization for people with disabilities. I was in the Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program throughout my high school year, and I enjoyed every single moment. Meeting... continue reading »"Liana Moore"

Jacqueline De La Torre

Jackie De La Torre graduated from John Marshall High School and the Ambassador Youth Program in May of 2013. She pursued her college education at California State University, Northridge, where she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science along with a minor is Psychology. She is currently a Dietetic Intern at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and plans to become a Registered Dietitian in July of 2020. Jackie’s vision as a Registered Dietitian,... continue reading »"Jacqueline De La Torre"

Evelyn Reyes

Evelyn joined the Youth Ambassador program her sophomore year at John Muir HS. Upon graduation she attended UC San Diego and majored in Human Development. After graduation Evelyn has worked on obtaining valuable real world skills under licensed therapists while in the process of applying to a graduate program to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has conducted research as a behavior therapist under supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analyst and worked under an Occupational Therapist specialized in Hand... continue reading »"Evelyn Reyes"

Gary Gasparyan

Gary Gasparyan is currently a junior in college attending CSUN majoring in biology and minoring in business administration.  His goal is to be done with his bachelors in 1-2 years and start applying for dental school. His future profession is to be a dentist and his goal is to own his own practices. Gary says "One of my quotes I look up to is “Do the best you can at anything you do and you will always be one step... continue reading »"Gary Gasparyan"

Victoria Slack

  Victoria is a Blair High School alum. While in high school she kept herself busy with various extracurricular activities, the most notable being the Ambassador Program. Victoria says"Thanks to the guidance of Lola Osborne and the resources made available to me through the Ambassador program I was able to master interviews, become financially literate, and volunteer in my community". After her time with the Ambassador program, Victoria went off to college at The University of California, Irvine where she... continue reading »"Victoria Slack"

Brandon Lamar

Brandon Lamar is a proud Pasadena native. His involvement in community engagement comes from the many youth programs he has been apart of such as Youth Ambassadors, Pasadena Youth Council and Neighborhood Outreach Workers Program. He has developed strategies and advises brands and organizations on innovative ways to educate, engage and activate youth to solve social issues through this company MBM Consultants. Children’s Defense Fund, Tavis Smiley Foundation, Red Cross, U.S Department of Labor, Nike, Los Angeles Sparks and Goodwill... continue reading »"Brandon Lamar"

Pablo Garcia

Pablo recently graduated from the University of California, Davis where he got a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He is currently taking a gap year to intern and apply to medical school. Pablo says   "The Ambassador’s program helped me develop the skills needed to apply to jobs in college as well as helped me grow and prepare for life after college". Pablo's Words of Wisdom: “Look at success as a destination not as a dream, that way it’s not a... continue reading »"Pablo Garcia"

Manuel

Manuel Ferdinand attended the Youth Ambassador program from 2007-2010. After graduating the Youth Ambassador program, he also graduated from Pasadena High School.  He then matriculated to MT.San Antonio College where he completed nursing courses that put him in position to graduate, become a licensed nurse and ultimately acquire a job for the state of California. Manual has moved away from Pasadena to the northern area of California. He has succeeded in his career, allowing him to own a home and... continue reading »"Manuel"