Ms. Phear - Project Coordinator
Ms. Phear has been teaching in LAUSD since 2003, and nothing in her career makes her happier than combining real-world problem solving with women's empowerment and project-based learning. She is proud to see her students integrate their creativity, organization, and collaboration skills as they work to raise awareness for the entire community about the diverse aspects of health and wellness.
Jocelyn Juarez - Historian, Social Media Manager
Jocelyn Juarez is apart of the cheer team, played soccer, and enjoys taking pictures.
Litzy Bautista - Club Founder, President, Overall Project Manager
Litzy is president of the University High School Student Body and president of Latino Student Union. She is a member of the Neighborhood Youth Association, UCLA Riordan Scholars, and recently went to New Zealand with the Student Diplomacy Corps.
Evelyn Santiago - Secretary
Evelyn Santiago is a senior at University High School and co-secretary of Girls Build. She plays Rugby for the Santa Monica Rugby Club and as well as Australian Football. In her free time she enjoys reading books and being with her brothers.
Maggie Santiago - Vice President, Wellness Room Manager
Maggie Santiago is a Peer Mediation leader, a Peer mentor for those with special needs, and a member of Latino Student Union. Maggie hopes to one day become a pediatric nurse.
Priscilla Echeverria - Secretary
Priscilla is a junior at University high school and co-secretary of Girls build LA. She is also president of the AVID club and enjoys playing soccer.
Lisseth Benitez - Treasurer
Lisseth plays soccer for university high school and has been a cheerleader the past three years. She enjoys playing the flute at the top wind ensemble in the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at HOLA.
Irene Arzate - Managing Stress Manager
Irene Arzate is passionate about politics and hopes of one day becoming an immigration lawyer. She enjoys reading and helping out at home and in her community.
Karla Ponce - Web Designer
Karla enjoys looking into different topics and having discussions upon them. She enjoys listening to and making music.
Melissa Axume - Composting Manager
Melissa is small but mighty. She uses social and mental skills to advocate for people’s rights. She plays a role inside and outside of school practicing upstanding (the opposite of bystanding).
Zeimi De Leon
Zeimi is a senior at University High School and Vice President of the student body. She is co-President of the Latino Student Union and was our prior Historian for Girls Build LA. She enjoys cheerleading and playing soccer for University High.
Hailey Hernandez - Web Designer
Hailey Hernandez is one of the web designers for Girls Build LA. She is a senior at University High School and uses her voice to advocate for people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and gender rights.
Jacqueline Mestas is a student at University High School Charter. She is part of the Tennis team and a member of Girls Build L.A. and Red Cross club.
Crystal Mendoza - Healthy Eating Manager
Crystal Mendoza is a strong leader within her school and community. From joining ASB Leadership to help GBLA at Uni up and going Crystal is always ready to give a helping hand.
Akira Shelton - Videographer, Social Media Manager
Akira Shelton is a junior at UHSC. She participates in advocacy and activism, musical theatre, and speech and debate.
Gabriela Sigala is a junior at University High School. She’s part of the tennis team and soccer team and apart of the Red Cross Club and GBLA.