KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAIrene Yim currently serves as co-President of Skyline College’s Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers where sheencourages students to apply for research internships and has taught workshops on scientific resume writing. Irene was the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students winner in microbiology for her undergraduate research presentation. She has also previously served as the President of Skyline College’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter-Beta Theta Omicron, where she helped develop a service project for middle-school science programs called SMiLE (Science for Middle-school Laboratory Experience). As the coordinator for SMiLE, Irene has not only promoted the importance and fun of hands-on science learning, but has also provided service-leadership opportunities for Skyline College students. SMiLE has taught over 600 middle-school students. Irene is double-majoring in microbiology and food science. Prior to starting at Skyline College, Irene worked as a professional chef.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERADavid Zay Latt emigrated from Burma in 2006. He is a second-year political Science major at Skyline College. Currently, he serves as the Student Trustee for San Mateo Community College District and represents over 40,000 students at three colleges. He also serves as the Vice President of Fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa and has been an activemember since 2012. Previously, he has received a Distinguished Service Award from PTK Chapter at Skyline College for his active service. Last year, he started the Model United Nations Club at Skyline College after participating it throughout high school. In 2013, he has received the Geraldine H. Read Memorial Award from World Affairs Council of Northern California for his commitment to student engagement in International affairs.

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