Academics

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Student Profiles – Dragon Ambassadors

Meet the 2019-2020 Dragon Ambassador Captains who lead O’Dowd’s team of student ambassadors, welcoming families to our campus. As you can see from their diverse academic and co-curricular interests, there’s a Dragon Ambassador who will be able to answer your questions about the O’Dowd experience.

View the Dragon Ambassador Profiles

Teralynn Nelson ’21
Advanced Academics

AP Psychology

Clubs

BSU (2017-Present)
O’Dowd Drama (2018-Present)

Athletics

Cheerleading (2017-18)

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassadors (2018-Present)

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain
Black Students Union Executive Council

Trips

N/A

Abigail Pagila ’20
Advanced Academics

Honors French 3, AP French Language and Culture, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2/Trig, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, Honors Geo-Histo, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, Honors Spanish 3, AP Human Geography, Honors Chemistry, and AP Environmental Science.

Clubs

Latinos Unidos
Red Cross Club
201 Club

Athletics

Womens Varsity basketball

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassador
Dragon Guides
National Honor Society
Social Media Team

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain

Trips

N/A

Emily White ’20
Advanced Academics

AP English Literature, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Calculus AB, AP Psychology, Honors English 1, Honors English 2, Honors English 3, Honors Chemistry, Honors Geo-History, and Advanced Spanish 2.

Clubs

Girls in STE(A)M Club (2016-Present)
Career Partnership Program (2016-2017)

Athletics

N/A

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassadors (2016-present)
California Scholarship Federation (2017-Present)
National Honors Society (2018-Present)

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain (2019-Present)
Kairos Leader (2019-Present)
Co-President of Girls In STE(A)M Club (2018-Present).

Trips

Belize Science Trip (2017)
Costa Rica Science Trip (2018)
Spain Language Immersion Trip (2019)
Sophomore Retreat (2018)
Kairos Retreat (2019)

Sebastian Madrigal ’21
Advanced Academics

Honors English 1,2,3 Honors Geometry Honors Pre-Calculus AP Calculus BC Advanced Spanish 2 Honors Spanish 3 AP Spanish Honors Geo-History Honors Chemistry

Clubs

Dragon Ambassadors (2017-Present)
Dragon Guides (2018-Present)
Latinos Unidos (2017-Present)
Math Club (2019-Present)

Athletics

Track (2018-2019)
Cross Country (2019-Present)

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassadors (2017-Present)
Math Club (2019-Present)

Extra Curricular

Latinos Unidos (2017-Present)
Dragon Guides (2018-Present)

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain
Class of 2021 Junior Class President

Trips

Yosemite Science Trip 2018

Alexandra Kuesel ’20
Advanced Academics

Honors Geo-History, Honors English 1,2,3, Honors Chemistry, AP Psychology, AP English Literature, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics

Clubs

Feminism club (2016-Present)
Film Club (2019)

Athletics

Varsity Water Polo (2016-Present)

Co-Curriculars

NHS (2018-Present)
Dragon Ambassadors (2016-Present)
Dragon Guide (2018-Present)

Extra Curricular

N/A

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain (2019-Present)
Water Polo Team Captain

Trips

Costa Rica Science Trip 2018
Kairos 2018

Brandon Khuu ’20
Advanced Academics

Honors Chemistry, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography

Clubs

Red Cross Club
Asian Student Alliance

Athletics

Tennis – All four years

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassadors (All years)
Peer tutor (Junior and Senior year)
Dragon Panel (Junior and Senior year)

Extra Curricular

Washington Hospital Fremont (Summer 2019)

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain

Trips

Yellowstone July 2017

Lucas Lynch-Schweizer ’20
Advanced Academics

Honors Geo-History Honors English 1 Honors English 2 Honors English 3 Honors French 3 Honors Chemistry AP French AP Psychology Honors Algebra 2 Trig Honors Pre-Calculus AP Calculus BC AP Statistics AP Gov

Clubs

Entrepeneurs Club

Athletics

Soccer – All Four Years

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassador

Extra Curricular

N/A

Trips

N/A

Jasmine Robinson ’20
Advanced Academics

Honors Geometry, Honors English 3, AP Psychology, Advanced Spanish 2, Honors Chemistry, AP Studio Art and AP Calculus AB.

Clubs

O’Dowd Clay Club (2017)
Book Club (2017-19)
Music Club (2017)
Unity Club

Athletics

N/a

Co-Curriculars

N/A

Extra Curricular

Drama

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain

Trips

N/A

Monet Thompson ’20
Advanced Academics

Honors Geo-History, Honors English 1,2,3, Advanced Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 3, AP Computer Science Principles, AP US History, AP Physics, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Applied

Clubs

BSU Anime Club

Athletics

Cheerleading

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassadors
Drama
Debate

Extra Curricular

BSU Drama

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain

John Kegelmeyer ’20
Advanced Academics

Honors French 3, AP French Language and Culture, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2/Trig, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, Honors Geo-History, AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, Honors Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles

Clubs

Filipino Club

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassadors
Peer Tutoring

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain

Enya Tellez ’20
Advanced Academics

Honors English 1-3, and AP English Lit; Advanced Spanish 1-2, Honors Spanish 3, AP Spanish; Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2/Trig, AP Statistics; Honors Geo History, AP US History; AP Environmental Science

Clubs

Book Club
Feminist Club
Unity Club

Athletics

Golf(freshman)
Irish Dance

Co-Curriculars

Dragon Ambassador

Extra Curricular

Drama – Legally Blonde, Our Town, and Hair

Leadership

Dragon Ambassador Captain
Class rep both Freshman and Sophomore years

Trips

Costa Rica Disneyland

College Acceptances

College AcceptancesO’Dowd students choose to attend a wide variety of colleges and universities, including UC’s and other public universities as well as Catholic, liberal arts, Ivy League, and HBCU colleges and universities across the United States. This list represents the diverse college choices of our students. Each student is encouraged by caring counselors to find the right fit to pursue their purpose. See the comprehensive acceptance list here »