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Meet the 2021-22 Interns at Pinole Valley High School

Meet the newest cohort of interns at Pinole Valley High School this year!

Earth Team is back in full swing with an in-person program at Pinole Valley High School. During the first month of the Sustainable Youth Internship Program Pinole interns have participated in Coastal Cleanup Day, learned about the fundamentals of the climate crisis, and have had group discussions about the importance of community engagement and raising environmental awareness.

We’re excited to introduce you to the 14 inspiring individuals that make up Earth Team Pinole this school year!

Angella Dayrit
Hello! My name is Angella and I am a junior of Pinole Valley High School. Earth Team is an internship I joined due to the amazing community. My favorite part is how great the teamwork is!

Derek Manahan
Hello, my name is Derek and I am a junior at PVHS. I joined Earth Team because I wanted to learn more about the environment and gain internship experience. One of my favorite things to do is play volleyball.

Natalie Szumlas
Hi I’m Natalie, a freshman at Pinole Valley High School. I joined Earth Team because I want to impact my area and people around me in a positive way to benefit all of us. I am in the Engineering Academy and am in the Crochet and Ceramics clubs. My favorite holiday is Halloween! 🎃 I love my two dogs, watching shows, and listening to music.

Nicole Castillo
I’m a junior at Pinole Valley High School. I decided to join Earth Team for the many opportunities! I’ve had lots of fun so far! 😀

Randy Snook
Hello! My name is Randy Snook. I am a straightforward and honest young adult. I enjoy positive interactions and experiences with others as well as working with others to achieve goals. I joined Earth Team to pursue these ambitions and lead others along my path. Thank you 🙂

Samantha Zapanta
My name is Samantha. I am a junior at Pinole Valley High School. I love making all types of art. I joined Earth Team to hopefully meet new people and make friends. I also wanted to learn what I can do to help the planet.

Shyla Azevedo
My name is Shyla, I go to Pinole Valley High School. I wanted to join Earth Team to meet new people and do my part to help make the earth a better place.

Simran Gurung
My name is Simran. I currently attend Pinole Valley High School and I am in my Junior year. I like to watch anime and listen to music. I joined Earth Team to learn more about the planet and make friends. I also wanted to contribute and help solve environmental issues, making our Earth a better place to live in.

Sophia Ly
My name is Sophia and I go to Pinole Valley High School. I like art, reading, and manga. I joined Earth Team to start getting used to working in a community and do volunteer work.

Terrence Clark Tecala
Hi, it’s super nice to meet you! I’m Terrence and I joined Earth Team to further enhance my communication skills. I am a flute player in jazz, symphonic, and marching band. I am also President of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Pinole Valley High School 🙂

Vannapa Douangphrachanh
My name is Vannapa and I am a junior at Pinole Valley High School. I wanted to learn more about the Earth and make contributions to bettering our communities. I enjoy making and listening to music as well as being in touch with nature. The opportunities provided by Earth Team so far have been extremely educational and grounding.

Victoria Corona Espinosa
Hi! I’m Victoria. I like to read. I like cats. I also like to help keep the Earth clean.

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