BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Justin Yamamura – Founder and President of the Board
Justin is a recent graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory and a junior at Yale University. Justin has been recognized as one of the top youth volunteers in California by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation’s largest scholarship program based on community service. At Yale, Justin hopes to study political science and neuroscience. He served as the Executive Director from the organization’s establishment 2015 to June 2018, when he was elected the President of the Board of Directors.
Sasha Mungal – Treasurer
Sasha is the Director of Volunteer Programs and Community Partnerships at Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day School. Breakthrough supports young people on the path to college and trains outstanding college students for education careers. Sasha previously served as the President of the Board from the organization’s official establishment as a nonprofit entity in 2017 to May 2018.
Izzy is a current freshman at Cornell University. She formerly served as co-executive director of the organization after working as a TA at the 2017 Civics and Leadership camp.This past year, she helped lead the camp in her role as National Head TA. Izzy has participated in student council for her past two years of high school and will join the Executive Council as Student Body Secretary for the 2018-2019 school year. Izzy looks forward to working with the leadership staff in growing the organization to engage and inspire even more students.
Owen is a freshman at Stanford University and lives in the Sunset and Cow Hollow neighborhoods of the city. He started volunteering at YPI as a freshman in high school and loved it, previously serving as the Co-Executive Director. Since then, he has worked closely with Justin and Izzy as part of the leadership team. Owen’s hobbies include reading and playing the piano and guitar.
2021-2022 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Melissa Hua – Co-Executive Director
Melissa is currently a junior at St. Ignatius College Prep and has been involved with YPI since her sophomore year. She has served on the South San Francisco Youth Commission for the last 3 years and has interned for local campaigns and government agencies. She has non-profit experience volunteering at Breakthrough SF and the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living. This year, Melissa looks forward to helping build a fun, welcoming camp atmosphere for both YPI campers and staff.
Raven Shaw – Co-Executive Director
Raven is currently a junior at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. She has been involved with YPI since her Sophomore year and is now a Co-Executive director. Raven is a San Francisco Youth Commissioner and is passionate about advocacy work for youth. She enjoys cooking and trying out new things. She looks forward to working with students in cultivating their leadership skills and understanding of the political world, because in her words, “who knows, one of them may become a future U.S president.”
Lindsay Yamamura – Co-Executive Director
Lindsay is currently a junior at St. Ignatius College Prep. She has been involved with YPI since her freshman year as a TA in the school year and summer program and is now a Co-Executive Director. Lindsay volunteers with Breakthrough SF, another local non-profit organization, and runs Our Wild Voices, a music based club she founded at SI. Lindsay is looking forward to expanding YPI with the leadership team as well as working with the students.