Chapter 48 – Glendora High School
Adviser Pam Edward
Serena Lin is a student at Glendora High School. She is currently the president of her CSF chapter, where she has participated the Panda Express fundraiser, and the Personalized School Spirit Fundraiser. She is the vice-president for Youth and Government, the president of Girls Build LA, and the co-president of the Poetry Club. Serena is an assistant coach for the Ethics Bowl, a member of the Glendora Wind Ensemble where she plays the clarinet, and was a member of the field hockey team. This young woman founded a company called Simply Cranes which practices social entrepreneurship, and has donated half of its profit to the community initiative Cranes for a Cause, to which they have donated $3800 thus far. Serena participated in a full-time summer program, leading a national team in the LaunchX Entrepreneurship Program launching a language learning startup for healthcare workers.
Her additional community service includes a three-week program at UC Berkeley which encompasses service learning and community projects. Serena volunteers her time at the Pasadena Senior Center and at the Hillcrest Assisted Living Community. In fact, Serena plans to attend college locally at Pomona College, so that she can continue her local community service. Serena has been honored with the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Poetry Silver Key, and was featured in the LA times for her creative service facilitating discussions and contributing poetry to the Pasadena Senior Center.
Serena’s CSF adviser, Pam Edward states that Serena has demonstrated hard work and dedication to the Glendora CSF chapter, where she has helped with membership drives and fundraisers. Ms. Edwards discusses Serena’s community involvement in Youth and Government, stating “I admire students who take initiative to be a part of the changes made on a civic level.”
Annie Laski, Director of Events at the Pasadena Senior Center describes Serena as “a kind, wise, playful, and insightful young woman”. In her personal statement, Serena explains, “Whether my impact is on individuals or groups, I aspire to use my creativity to draw out the best in others.”
At Pomona College Serena hopes to continue using her creative writing skills, while also pursuing a degree in Neuroscience, with a minor in Economics.