About the Volunteer Team
Terence Lee is a senior at Los Altos High School, dual enrolled at Foothill College. Inspired by his Eagle Scout Project to recycle, refurbish and redeploy unwanted computers, he founded EqOpTech to enable free, equal opportunity access to technology, resources and workshops to help educate underserved students.
To further engage more students to learn on a global scale, Terence would like to explore automation using machine learning and artificial intelligence to engineer a computer system to teach students in an engaging, interactive, and adaptive way.
Kevin Gao is currently a junior attending Los Altos High School, dual enrolled at Foothill College. He serves as Vice President of EqOpTech Club at LAHS and STEM education team program manager. His favorite subjects are statistics and computer science.
Kevin also has a passion for chess and piano, and is a member of GYP, a nonprofit piano organization that fund raises money for third world countries, as well as being the VP of his school’s chess club. In his free time, he enjoys coding, building robots, and watching hockey.
He is also fluent in Spanish, attending Escondido Elementary in Spanish Immersion from kindergarten to 5th grade. Trevor's favorite volunteer aspect of EqOpTech is the Computer-in-a-Box refurbishing of old laptops for donation to underserved school children.
He is also involved in the Computer-in-a-Box project that refurbishes old laptops. His interests include reading, solving rubric cubes and playing video games. He likes to play volleyball, swim and do Cross Country.
Aditi Talati is a sophomore at American High School. She enjoys math, debate, and computer science. In her spare time she can often be found reading anything she can get her hands on.
Aditi has a passion for helping the community. As well as being a volunteer for EqOpTech, she helps students with their homework at the local library and a nearby middle school, and she is a volunteer leader at Sunday Friends.
Randall Lowe serves as EqOpTech's Director of Technology, responsible for all things tech. He is a freshman at UC Santa Cruz. Randall is our technology guru, our go-to person for computer tech issues.
He is especially dedicated to helping disadvantaged kids to excel in STEM education, supporting both the laptop refurbishing as well as leading and teaching the STEM workshop, Hour of Code and Khan Academy mentoring programs at Sunday Friends.
EqOpTech runs an internship program where younger team members can be engaged in the following activities:
- Selecting, reviewing and test driving online educational contents for STEM topics
- Web development targeted for younger audience eg. how-to content pages for coding, web applications etc.
- Participate and teach STEM workshops such as Khan Academy, Hour of Code targeted at disadvantaged kids and low income families
- Blogging targeted for younger audience
- Tracking and maintaining user accounts and home loan program for laptop home loan program
- Computer-in-a-Box Refurbish Program
David Ding designed and led the STEM program at EqOpTech in 2016/17. David is a freshman at Northwestern University and has experience with developing and running a beginner's programming club at Santa Rita Elementary School. He firmly believes in the mission of providing under-privileged youth with easy access to technology. David is very passionate about helping children in less fortunate situations to maximize their opportunities and chances of success.
Emma Kwan served as the Marketing Manager of EqOpTech in 2016. She attends Los Altos High School. She is a competitive debater for her school, and has been the champion of the SCU Philalethic Invitational for novice Public Forum debate. Emma is also a writer for The Talon, LAHS's newspaper. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and is currently in the process of teaching herself to code. Some of her passions include entrepreneurship, marketing, and visual art.
Jane Zhao served as Social Media Manager of EqOpTech in 2016. She is currently a junior at Los Altos High School. She has a great passion for ballet, piano, and photography. During her free time, she loves to take pictures and listen to music. Some of her favorite classes in school are math and English.