Hello! I’m Ela Gadi. I use she/her pronouns and am a Sophomore at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. I did rhythmic gymnastics for four years, and although I stopped I still like to keep healthy by jump roping and stretching daily! I am a marketing volunteer for SEA. I was interested in this position because I love making posters and working with social media. Additionally, staying healthy is important for success and being a part of SEA will help me share this with others. My hobbies include playing with my dog, reading, and shopping.
Hi! My name is Ella Hwang and I use she/her pronouns. I am a junior at Roosevelt High School. I have played soccer for 11 years and I play for the OL Reign Academy team. Through soccer and my school’s Deca Business program, I have learned lots about persevering , cooperation, teamwork, management and marketing! I am very excited to get to work through the SEA program as a volunteer for the marketing position.
Hi I’m Eva! I use she/her pronouns and I am a junior at Roosevelt. I am super excited to be a part of the Seattle Empowering Athletes team! Growing up, exercise and athletics has always been a big part of my life. I never stuck to one sport, so I had the opportunity to try many. Dance and gymnastics were the ones that I was most passionate about. I wasn’t doing gymnastics or dance competitively, but I did like being a part of a community where no one cared about your skill level. It was just a place where you could go and have fun. More recently, I’ve been on Roosevelt track team and I also enjoyed that because even though it was more of an individual sport, I still got to practice and run with my friends. I want to try to encourage others to be a part of a community where you can go exercise and have a great time even if you aren’t the best at the sport! I am volunteering for the communications position because I am excited and passionate about advocating and educating people on SEA’s purpose!
Hello!!:) I’m Vanessa Lee and my pronouns are she/her. I’ll be a freshman at University of Washington this upcoming fall! (Go dawgs) I started dancing when I was six and it’s one of my biggest passions in life. When I was introduced to Chinese dance, I absolutely fell love with it and it’s my favorite genre of dance to this day. I want to become more involved in the athletics community in the PNW and I believe storytelling and sharing our own experiences is so powerful. That’s why I wanted to join SEA and become an article volunteer:) I love what SEA’s stands for and am so excited to work with the team and all the incredible athletes/individuals I will get to meet through SEA!! If you’re interested in sharing your story, don’t hesitate to let us know or shoot me a DM (@vanessalllee)
Hello! My name is Liam Randell and I attend Roosevelt High School as a Junior. While I’ve never been much into sports, I’ve always enjoyed athletic activity. Usually, my athleticism revolves around a sense of exploration; IE when I run with my dad, we try to go somewhere we haven’t been and somewhere further. I also love to backpack, and have done several multi-day excursions on the Olympic Peninsula. I don’t do any organized sports, but I love getting out and about. I look forward to helping SEA do just that: empower athletes and aid those who can’t pursue their athletic dreams due to monetary issues. Can’t wait to work with this group of volunteers!
Hi, I’m Seanna and I’m a freshman at Interlake high school. My pronouns are she/her. Preparing to complete the IB diploma, I hope to find ways to juggle school work, extra activities, and sports. As the school year starts, I look forward to participating in some athletic clubs such as drill, track and field, or badminton. Outside of school, I do rhythmic gymnastics, previously attending state, regional, and national events. I am volunteering for communications in SEA. I’m interested in SEA because I want to connect athletes from various sports, spread knowledge and passion, and learn a few tips and tricks myself.
My name is Ann McGrath-Flinn and I’m a junior at Roosevelt in Seattle Public Schools. I have done multiple sports in school and some outside, and currently I work out at home almost every day. I also like hiking, skiing, and sometimes running. I believe that being healthy is super important, and I’m so excited to work with SEA to help give people more opportunities. Whether it’s spreading information about healthy eating, supplying sports equipment, or giving hardworking student athletes a place to shine I can’t wait to start working with SEA and our community. I’m volunteering for marketing because I want to help SEA expand and reach more athletes and organizations.
Hi, I’m Kyle Wang (he/him) and I am a junior in Roosevelt High School. I am volunteering for the article position in this program. Since middle school, the sport that I enjoyed the most is volleyball. I am the kind of athlete that likes indoor sports such as badminton, dance, and swimming. Even though I don’t do it for competitions nor have much experience, I still love playing it with friends. Joining this SEA program will allow me to hear other stories as to how they came to like their sport, what hardships did they overcome, and what encourages them to keep going. I am excited to listen to other athletes’s stories, their advice to give to other athletes, and what the SEA program offers to them.
Hi! My name is Rohan and I use he/him pronouns. I am currently a Junior at Interlake High School. I am not part of an organized sports team, but I still love playing sports and working out. Most of my hobbies are athletic in nature. I love to play basketball and I try to keep myself fit through calisthenics and biking. I love to sprint, and I was part of the track team before all school sports were shut down due to COVID. I’ve also recently taken up jump rope as a hobby in an attempt to improve my cardio. I’m excited to be a Gear Drive volunteer with SEA because I want to make it easier for others to try out new sports or activities, encouraging them to find the same interest that I have in sports.