Aiko '23

Alli '27

Andrew '22

Arely '24

Asher '23

Charlie '23

Chiara '23

Cionnie '22

Daryn '22

Davis '24

Donna '27

Mahoney, Eden Geneva

Eden '25

Eghosasere '22

Ellie K. '24

Ellie L. '26

Eloise '23

Eric '25

Grace '22

Hannah S. '25

Hannah Y. '22

Illi '24

Izzy H. '22

Izzy W. '22

Jack '23

Kaito '24

Katharine '22

Kriste '24

Li Yam '22

Lila '26

Lily '23

Luke '27

Lydia '26

Mae Mae '27

Makenna '23

Max '25

Maya '22

Morgan Mia Isabelle

Mia '25

Natalie L. '24

Natalie R. '25

Nathalie '23

Olivia '25

Rex '25

Sophia R. '23

Sophia Z. '24

Tali '27

Taylor '25

Tess '25

Aiko came to Harvard-Westlake from Pluralistic School #1 (PS1) in Santa Monica in 7th grade. Aside from being a student ambassador, she is involved in Prefect Council, Peer Support, and the dance community at Harvard-Westlake. She also loves to read and write, and is a literary editor for the upper school’s literary magazine, Stonecutters. Outside of school, she tutors kids and volunteers at Nishiyamato Academy, a Japanese school that she graduated from. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends and to go on runs with her two dogs. 

Alli came to Harvard Westlake in the 2021-2022 school year as a 7th grader. Before becoming a Wolverine, she went to John Thomas Dye School from K-6. Alli has many hobbies including crafting, creative writing, and tennis. She is on the 7th and 8th grade tennis team which takes place during the Fall. Alli loves to explore and has been to over 30 states in the country, she loves going to art museums, and much more. This admissions season, Alli is very excited to share her experience with prospective students and families as well as introduce them to this amazing community.

Andrew joined Harvard-Westlake as a new 7th grader after attending Crestview Preparatory School. He has loved being a Student Ambassador for the past four years, and he is excited to serve as a Co-Chair this year.

Entering his senior year, Andrew is grateful to be a part of the uniquely curious and multi-talented community at Harvard-Westlake. 

Arely came to Harvard-Westlake in the ninth grade from Valor Academy Middle School in North Hills California. Apart from being a student ambassador, she is a part of Mock Trial, Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers, SLAM  Poetry, and LAHSO. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog named Coco, writing and analyzing poetry, acting, making new friends, and dancing. She is a Marvel/DC fanatic and is obsessed with musicals. [Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Descendants, SIX, Heathers, among others. She also LOVES reading fictional, dystopian, adventure, and mystery books. Some of her favorites are Harry Potter (Series), Percy Jackson (Series), The Maze Runner (Series), The Giver (Series), Never Let Me Go (Novel), The Ten Thousand Doors of January (Novel), etc.

After graduating from the UCLA Lab School, Asher joined Harvard Westlake in 7th grade. Starting in his years at the lower campus, Asher has participated in all kinds of activities at school ranging from the swim team to different kinds of clubs to the debate team. Some of his favorite subjects at school are Chinese and Computer Science. Outside of school, Asher is also part of a student-led organization called Soles4Good, a non-profit organization that looks to empower underprivileged families through entrepreneurship. Asher is new to the ambassador team this year and is excited to show people what Harvard Westlake is about!

Charlie has been at HW since 7th grade, coming from Carlthorp Elementary School in Santa Monica. He has two older brothers, Jonathan ’17 and William ’20, that went to Harvard-Westlake as well. Charlie plays soccer on a club team and on the school’s varsity team, writes in the sports section of the school newspaper, the Chronicle, is a Peer Support trainee, and is the head of the Bridge to a Brighter Future club. He likes to listen to music and play with his dog, Vinnie, in his free time. Charlie is excited to show prospective families everything that Harvard-Westlake has to offer them this year.

Chiara came to Harvard Westlake in 9th grade after graduating from the Mirman School. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Chiara is a Varsity Track and Field runner, fluent Spanish speaker, lover of dogs and in her free time enjoys spending time with family and friends, surfing, cooking and taking photos. This year Chiara is looking forward to meeting prospective families and conducting in person tours again! 

Pineda CionnieHi my name is Cionnie. I came to Harvard-Westlake in 9th grade from KIPP Academy of Innovation and I’ve been part of the Student Ambassador program since starting at HW. Beyond the Student Ambassador Program, I’ve played soccer for HW and I have pursued my passion for social justice by participating in clubs. I am a leader of the Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO), Women of Color Club (WOC), and the Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity committee (SLIDE). My interests include reading, painting, drawing, and watching sports. I am so excited to be a Student-Ambassador Co-chair this year and feel free to contact me with any questions!

Wang-DarynDaryn came to Harvard-Westlake as a seventh grader from Barnhart School in Arcadia, California. Since then, he has been participating in the Student Ambassador program every year! He was a Co-Chair in ninth grade as well as this year as a senior. His older brother who graduated Harvard-Westlake in 2018 was also a Co-Chair his senior year.

 

Daryn is very involved with other school activities. He is a leader in the Peer Support program and a starter on the varsity lacrosse team. He also played saxophone in the jazz program for 4 years where he toured Seattle, Montreal, and Quebec. Additionally, he also tutored underprivileged kids in the Leaders United for Change program founded by HW students.

 

Outside of school, Daryn loves hanging out with his friends, playing basketball, video games, and watching many TV shows.

Davis came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after graduating from Laurence School. Davis served as a Student Ambassador Co-Chair last school year and is excited to continue being a part of the program. 

In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Davis serves as a Sophomore Prefect, one of four sophomore representatives on Prefect Council, the Head of Events for HW Venture (the school’s entrepreneurial organization), a staff writer for The Chronicle (the Upper School’s newspaper), and a stage manager for the Upper School’s stage production team. Outside of school, Davis is very politically active and has volunteered for politicians such as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. During this admissions season, Davis is most excited to continue welcoming students to Harvard-Westlake and showing them why it’s such a great place to learn and grow. 

Donna is a passionate student that came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after graduating from Carlthorp School and Franklin Elementary in Santa Monica, CA. Donna is enthusiastic about making a change and using her “voice” by working with different organizations, such as the Children of War foundation and writing poetry about change. Donna also plays club soccer for the LA Bulls, plays piano, plays tennis, is apart of HW Venture, Ethics Bowl, Drive Action, the Middle School Debate program, is Girl’s Choir President and more. In her free time, she loves cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. This admissions season Donna looks forward to building the future of Harvard-Westlake and meeting with prospective students.   

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Eden came to Harvard Westlake in 7th Grade from the John Thomas Dye School. She has been part of the Student Ambassador Program ever since and enjoys meeting prospective families and introducing them to the Harvard Westlake community and campus. She is honored and excited to have the role of a Co-Chair as a freshman and can’t wait to incorporate her new ideas and experience into the program.

 

At school, Eden is involved in a variety of different activities. She cherishes the time that she spends with her classmates and teacher in the dance studio during dance class. Eden is also passionate about debate which she has been doing for 5 years and has spent two years participating in on the debate team. In addition to those activities, she was part of the swim team in 7th grade and hopes to be part of the Harvard Westlake athletic program in the future. Along with enjoying performing arts, she loves visual arts and has taken a visual arts class every year at Harvard Westlake. Eden is also learning Spanish and hopes to improve her fluency in the years to come. She has and will continue to try to take every opportunity to learn that Harvard Westlake provides. 

 

Outside of school, Eden is an active member of the People Concern which is a non-profit organization that provides medical care, permanent housing, income assisstance, mental health care, substance abuse rehabilitation, interm housing, as well as a slew of other services to the homeless and people suffering from abuse or domestic violence. Additionally, she loves playing tennis with her sister which she has been doing for 7 years and skiing during the winter and spring when she gets the chance. Her other interests include playing with her dog, spending time with friends and family, reading, and being outside. 

 

Overall, she is very excited and enthusiastic to have the role of a Student Ambassador Co-Chair and is anticipating another incredible admissions season!

 

Hi my name is Eghosasere. I am a current senior at Harvard-Westlake. I came to Harvard Westlake as a new ninth grader from Irving Magnet Middle School. Since coming to Harvard-Westlake, I have been involved in many clubs and activities. Currently, I am one of the leaders of our schools Black Leadership and Culture Club as well as a Student Ambassadors co-chair, and part of the boys varsity volleyball team. I’ve also been part of the student mentorship program here and summer internship program. Some of my interests include social justice work, fashion photography, film, and politics.

Ellie came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade from Paul Revere Charter Middle School. In addition to being a student ambassador, Ellie plays violin in the Upper School Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the varsity golf team. Outside of school, Ellie tutors students on Zoom for Leaders United for Change. In her free time, Ellie likes to travel, listen to music, and read. She is so excited for this admissions season and cannot wait to meet all the prospective students!

Ellie came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after attending Arthur E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, CA. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Ellie is a part of the Asian American Culture Club (AACC) and Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA). In her free time, Ellie enjoys playing guitar, studying ballet, playing video games with her friends, and singing any of her favorite musical theatre songs (her current favorite musical is Hadestown). Ellie is looking forward to introducing prospective students this year and better getting to know the HW community!

Eloise began at Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after completing her studies at the John Thomas Dye School. Eloise thoroughly enjoys being a Student Ambassador. At HW, she is also the Communications Editor on the Vox Populi Yearbook staff, leader of the Novelty Book Club, a reader’s club at the Upper School, and science enthusiast. When Eloise is free, she enjoys reading, and trying new foods at restaurants with friends, but her favorite food is definitely pasta. Eloise is excited to show prospective students the incredible opportunities Harvard-Westlake had to offer!

Lee Eric JunkiEric began attending Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after graduating from Laurence School. He is currently a Student Ambassador Co-Chair and is looking forward to helping all the visiting students and their families.

Eric currently plays as an oboist in the Middle School Symphony and is one of the leaders of the Harvard-Westlake Middle School Ethics Bowl. He is very passionate about oboe, and views it as a skill and hobby. In addition, he enjoys mystery and historical fiction books very much. He is enthusiastic about being a Student Ambassador Co-Chair and all the happy memories it will bring.

Grace joined the Harvard-Westlake community in 7th grade, coming from the Mirman School in Los Angeles, CA. In terms of school involvement, Grace is the World Language Head Editor and Director of Social Media Outreach for Babel Magazine; a Scholastic Art and Writing photographer; co-leader of Anagrammers Club, and a member of the World Language Honors Society. Besides school-related activities, she is an avid true crime fan and a multilinguist! This year, as a senior, Grace hopes to make all the virtual Student Ambassador events and opportunities as warm and welcoming as possible!

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Hannah came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade from Echo Horizon School. Hannah has been a student ambassador ever since she joined the HW community, and she is thrilled to be a Student Ambassador Co-Chair this year. 

Aside from being a Student Ambassador Co-Chair, Hannah plays the cello in HW’s Middle School Symphony. She also played volleyball for Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade, and she is very excited to play on HW’s freshman team this year. Additionally, Hannah is a member of many different student-led clubs, as well as being a co-leader of HW’s Philosophy Club. She is especially looking forward to being a co-leader of the middle school’s Character Leadership Club this year. 

Hannah came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after attending elementary school at Campbell Hall. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Hannah is one of the captains of the Harvard-Westlake Mock Trial Team and the co-leader of Harvard-Westlake Movie Club. In her free time, she enjoys watching New Girl, listening to music, playing volleyball, and hanging out with friends! In this admissions season, Hannah is looking forward to getting back to doing in person tours! 

Illi came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade, after spending 5 years at Brawerman Elementary School. She was born in London, England, and moved to Israel when she was 5. She moved to the US in 2013 and has lived here ever since. Illi has danced at HW since 7th grade and has loved every year. She enjoys languages, and is fluent in both English and Hebrew, and is taking French III Honors and German directed study. In her free time, she enjoys baking chocolate chip cookies and reading. Her favorite book so far has been The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Illi looks forward to her high school experience at Harvard-Westlake!

Izzy came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after graduating from PS1 Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA. She was the only person from her elementary school to come to HW but the HW community was nothing but warm and inclusive. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Izzy plays beach volleyball for both a club team and for Harvard-Westlake. In her free time, Izzy enjoys baking, going to the beach with friends, and spending time with her dog. At Harvard-Westlake, Izzy’s favorite subject is science and she looks forward to talking more about Harvard-Westlake with prospective students!

Hi! My name is Izzy, and I’m a senior at Harvard-Westlake. On campus, I am Editor-in-Chief of Stone-Cutters, our literary magazine. I’m also co-captain of our Ethics Bowl team, a co-leader of our slam poetry team, and a 2 time Student Ambassador Co-Chair! In my spare time, I love to play beach volleyball, bake vegan things, write, read, and hike with my dogs. If you have any questions about the HW experience, feel free to send me an email. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Jack is a junior who came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade from Carlthorp School in Santa Monica. His favorites school activities include Model UN, Model Congress, and the Linguistics directed study, and he is an avid lover of history. Besides school, Jack enjoys strategy games, Dungeons and Dragons, and reading too much about urban planning. He also takes both Spanish and Latin and learned Esperanto over the summer. This year, Jack is excited to get to know more prospective students and help them get to know the school!

Kaito came to Harvard-Westlake as a new 9th grader from Wildwood School. He competes on the robotics team, the science olympiad team, and the school tennis team. In his free time, Kaito enjoys playing video games and reading comic books. As an ambassador, he hopes to present the very best of Harvard-Westlake to prospective families.

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Katharine joined the HW community as a 7th grader after graduating from Laurence School. As an active participant in the Student Ambassador Program, Katharine previously served as Co-Chair during her Freshman year. In addition to her role as Senior Co-Chair, Katharine is a member of the Community Council. In her free time, Katharine enjoys going to the beach with friends and taking her little sister to the neighborhood library.

Kriste joined the Harvard-Westlake community in 9th grade, having previously attended Walter Reed Middle School. Kriste has been a part of the Student Ambassador program since her first year at the school, and she is excited to continue her services in the 2021-2022 school year. In addition to serving as a Student Ambassador, Kriste is a reporter on The Chronicle, a cellist in Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the school debate and competition math teams. This year, she hopes to get more involved, joining new clubs like Peer Support, ASiA (Asian Students in Action), Stonecutters, and Babel. Outside of Harvard-Westlake, Kriste enjoys volunteering for underprivileged students. This past summer, she developed a student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching competition math. Kriste also serves on a community service organization to help students in Mexico approach music in a non-costly, friendly manner. In her free time, she enjoys watching shows on Netflix, listening to music, and reading fantasy novels. Kriste is grateful to be a part of the Student Ambassador program this year, and she looks forward to interacting with prospective families!

My name is Li Yam and I am a senior student ambassador co-chair at HW. At school I enjoy learning Spanish, French, and Italian, dancing through the middle school and upper school dance programs, and being of part of clubs! Outside of school, I love travelling, kitesurfing, and taking SoulCycle and yoga classes. I have three younger siblings, two of whom go to HW and we moved to LA from Israel eight years ago.

Lila came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after graduating from Curtis Elementary School in Encino, CA. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Lila is a volleyball player and dancer. In her free time, she enjoys baking—one time she cooked 112 cookies at one time! In this admissions season, Lila is looking forward to introducing Harvard-Westlake to more prospective students than ever!

Lily has enjoyed being a part of the student ambassador program since 7th grade. She loves meeting and answering questions from prospective families. In addition to her love French and Italian, Lily is currently a writer and features editor on The Chronicle and has enjoyed Harvard-Westlake’s journalism classes. Lily is also a part of the Harvard-Westlake literary magazine, the Stonecutters. She is part of the leadership team and enjoys writing for the publication. Some of Lily’s favorite classes are in the English department. She is currently taking electives in Creative Writing and Shakespeare. Lily has been an active member of the dance program and works for HWTV. Community service is another area of great importance to Lily. She was part of HW Give and one of the winners of the Humanitas Award. For the last several years, Lily has been working for The Book Foundation, an organization that builds libraries and donates books to underprivileged children. She also volunteers at Wise Readers to Leaders and taught online classes for the CovidNineTEEN project. Lily loves HW because of the teachers and friends she has made at HW! 

Luke is a Harvard-Westlake 7th grader who previously attended the John Thomas Dye School from 2nd to 6th grade. Along with being a new member of the Student Ambassador program, Luke is a member of the 7th grade Debate team and participates in clubs such as the Ethics Bowl Club, LAHSO, and Venture. In his free time, he enjoys solving Rubik’s cubes, wakeboarding, and spending time with his sisters and dogs. Finally, Luke is very excited be a part of the Student Ambassador Program this year and give prospective students a positive admissions experience! 

Lydia came to Harvard-Westlake for her 7th grade year from Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA. On top of being a student ambassador, Lydia participates in Middle School Symphony and Middle School Stagecraft. Some of Lydia’s hobbies are reading, playing Volleyball, participating in BLACC which is the middle school Black student union, playing the violin, and volunteering at her local animal shelter. This year, Lydia is looking guiding tours for new families in the student ambassador program.

Mae Mae had been aspiring to join the Harvard-Westlake community since the young age of six or seven, learning of it in Laurence School and determined to strive for educational excellence as the honor code imprinted upon her. Through her years in elementary, she picked up many talents and hobbies, discovering passions and letting some go, constantly on the move and ready to learn more. She began writing and publishing poems at the early age of nine, winning competitions and having some showcased as one of the top ten on poeticpower.com and featured in Skipping Stones, aiming to join the Tenth Muse (Harvard-Westlake’s creative writing program) as soon as she can. She has written a three-hundred-page novel taking the reader on a journey through fantastical concepts and character developmental plots that leaves them wanting more. As the daughter of a successful songwriter, she writes her own songs, playing a handful of instruments such as bass, ukulele, guitar, and piano. She enjoys singing and producing on applications such as Logic Pro X and GarageBand. In her first year of Harvard-Westlake, Mae Mae is intent on achievement and changing the system for the better as the world progresses on.

Makenna came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after one year at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica. Throughout Makenna’s 5 years at HW, she has taken advantage of many of the wonderful opportunities offered such as running Varsity Cross Country, playing Field Hockey, learning about Psychology, managing the Yearbook, and so much more! Makenna is fascinated as well with language and hopes to expand her language palate in the future. For the past 5 years, she has taken Spanish at HW. During covid, she also taught English to learners across the globe.  Makenna is extremely enthusiastic to spread her HW knowledge with incoming students!

Max came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade from Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School. As a student ambassador in middle school and co-chair of the program this year, he enjoys representing the school for prospective families. He is excited this year to give tours to potential students and talk about his experiences at H-W.

Max is also a passionate debater. Having participated in more than a dozen tournaments, he is an active member of the H-W debate team. Outside of school, Max is an avid reader and enjoys learning about history and current events. He is also involved in Leaders United For Change, a student-led organization dedicated to tutoring younger kids. Max enjoys playing tennis and skiing with his family.

Mathur MayaHi! My name is Maya and I am a senior at Harvard-Westlake. I joined HW in seventh grade from Foothill Country Day School in Claremont, California. At school, I am the leader of the Environmental Club and the Bring Change to Mind Club. I am also involved in technical theater, am part of the robotics team, and have played on the girls varsity tennis team since freshman year. In my spare time, I love to bake, go to the beach, and take my dogs on long walks. 

I am very excited to be a Student Ambassador Co-Chair this year! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Morgan Mia IsabelleMia has been a proud member of the Harvard-Westlake community since her 7th grade admittance from The John Thomas Dye School. As soon as the opportunity arose to join the student ambassador community, Mia became an engaged member and enjoyed any chance she had to help. Now as a co-chair, she is ecstatic to have an even larger role in assisting as many students as possible through their own admission journeys.

In addition to co-chair, Mia is currently learning both the flute and piccolo, two instruments taught to her through the middle school band curriculum. Prompted by her enjoyment of the flute in particular, she is excited to perform for a judge at the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as take part in a music theory exam. Mia also plays school tennis, and she plans on continuing her involvement in the sport by participating on the high school team this upcoming season. During her first year, she and her teammates worked especially hard and were proven successful when they won the championships.

Through her love of medicine and desire to be a doctor, Mia has found a passion for helping children in the hospital. Because of this, she and her two friends co-founded a non-profit organization which they refer to as Kits4Kids, with the goal of supporting children and their families while in the hospital. Through their drive to help, the three of them host events where volunteers can assemble “kits” for patients with the intention of comforting, engaging, and uplifting during times of need. In addition, Mia is a proud ambassador to Curious Cardinals, a program that helps children find and pursue their passions through enrichment opportunities with experienced mentors.

Overall, Mia is so honored to have such a large role in the student ambassador community, and she cannot wait to assist the program as much as possible! Feel free to contact her if you have any questions whatsoever!

Natalie came to Harvard-Westlake in ninth grade after attending Westchester Lutheran School. Natalie is a varsity diver, a part of the HW Hackathon organizing team, and is in the VEX robotics program. Outside of school, Natalie ice skates with an ice theater team and tutors math. When she has time, she enjoys knitting, crocheting, reading, and binging shows.

Natalie joined the Harvard-Westlake community as a 7th grader, after graduating from Curtis School. She instantly applied for the student ambassador program wanting to share her love and knowledge of the school with others. During Natalie’s first year in the program, she hosted many tours and shadow days enjoying meeting a wide variety of applicants. She missed all the activity last year but is very excited to be hosting in person events again and is thrilled to be taking on a larger role as a freshman co-chair.

In addition to being a co-chair, Natalie participates in school and club volleyball, plays the largest instrument in the Symphonic Band, and writes for Spectrum. She is also a student ambassador for an Ed-tech startup called Curious Cardinals which focuses on passion and project based learning. Recently, she worked on a passion project with them to build a website for Kits4Kids, which is a non-profit that Natalie and her two friends co-founded with a mission of providing “kits” to children and families who are in the hospital. Originally just for Harvard-Westlake students, their plan is to expand outside of the school.

Natalie’s current favorite classes are math and history. In her free time, you will probably find her baking, walking her dog, reading, or spending time with her family and friends. Natalie is excited to be a co-chair this year and is more than happy to answer any of your questions.

Nathalie came to Harvard-Westlake in 9th grade after graduating from Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles, California. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Nathalie is a Varsity Softball player, a dedicated member of the Mock Trial team, and a member of Latin American Hispanic Student Organization (LAHSO), one of many affinity groups established on campus). She is also a member of Peer Support member, a club which gives students a chance to bond and be there for one another, and Community Council, the school’s council which is in charge of different community service opportunities for students. During her free time, she loves to read different genres of books and listen to all pieces of music ranging from pop to classical to rock and hip hop; her current reads are Crooked Kingdom and Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Nathalie cannot wait to share her Harvard-Westlake experience with prospective families this admissions season!

Olivia came to Harvard-Westlake in 9th grade after graduating from Mirman School. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Olivia is on the Harvard- Westlake yearbook staff, and is working on signing up for multiple extracurriculars, including an internship and volunteering. In her free time, she enjoys reading, knitting, and baking, either by herself or with friends and family. In this admissions season, Olivia is looking forward to giving prospective students a broader perspective on what HW life is actually like. 

Rex came to Harvard-Westlake in 9th grade, after a year at Auckland Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand. Since there were no cases in NZ during COVID, we decided to move there for a year; we got back in August in time for me to begin at HW! In addition to being a Student Ambassador, I am on the Cross-Country team, and I am also part of the leadership team for LAHSO. Outside of school I love to mountain bike, hike, read, and go to the beach. I’m looking forward to serving as a student ambassador and making the most of my time here at Harvard-Westlake!

Sophia came to Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after attending the John Thomas Dye School, however previously she lived in Seattle, Washington. In addition to being a student ambassador, Sophia is the leader of HW Venture, Harvard-Westlake’s entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving organization, a co-chair of LAHSO (the Latin-American Hispanic Student Organization), runs track and cross country, and participates in tech theater. Her hobbies include playing chess, reading, and cooking. Sophia loves the student ambassador program because she gets to share her own experience at Harvard-Westlake with prospective students, and she’s looking forward to getting to speak with students this admissions season!

Sophia came to Harvard-Westlake in 9th grade from a small public school called Hesby Oaks in Encino, CA. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, Sophia dabbles in literature and the arts and plays cello in the Upper School’s Camerata Strings. She’s also on the HW Robotics Team and this is her second year of doing Vex EDR. In her spare time, she likes traditional drawing and reading; there’s just something about ink on a page that relaxes her. This year, she can’t wait to share some drops of knowledge about her time at Harvard-Westlake, the do’s and the don’ts, ready to offer advice to new ninth graders who are going through what she did last year.

Tali joined the Harvard-Westlake community in 7th grade from Heschel Day School and is thrilled to be a student ambassador! At Harvard-Westlake, Tali loves being a part of the debate team.  This fall, Tali is playing on the volleyball team, and she is looking forward to playing softball in the spring.  Tali also enjoys playing the trumpet. She is especially excited about her Spanish and art classes this year. In her free time, Tali likes to read, spend time with her younger brother and sister, and play with her puppy, Sunny.  Tali loves Harvard-Westlake and is excited for this opportunity to share her wonderful experiences with prospective students!

 

Taylor entered Harvard-Westlake in 7th grade after graduating from Echo Horizon School in Culver City. She is starting 9th grade this year and has been a Student Ambassador since 7th grade. Taylor remembers how welcomed she felt when she first visited the Harvard-Westlake campus and has always wanted to make others feel the same way in their process of exploring the Harvard-Westlake community. Taylor loves being a part of the admissions process for new students and really enjoys helping them and their families get to know the school better.

In addition to being a Student Ambassador, she also enjoys being involved in other Harvard-Westlake activities. She has been on the swim team since 7th grade and is excited to be on the high school team this year. Taylor also has enjoyed being a part of the math club at Harvard-Westlake since 7th grade and is excited to be a part of the Middle School Symphony this year. Outside of school, Taylor has been involved in club swimming and loves to explore photography. In her free time, she loves to take walks, cook with her grandma, and spend time with her family and friends. 

Taylor is very grateful and honored to be a part of the Student Ambassador program this year and is looking forward to welcoming new prospective students to our campus!

Tess came to Harvard-Westlake this year, in 9th grade. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, she is a dancer both in the HW dance program and outside of school, a clarinetist in the HW music program, a member of the Venture Club, and a co-leader of the Human Rights Club. In her free time, Tess loves to bake everything from meringue cookies to mini cheesecakes.