Rachel Saathoff

Owner

Hello,

My name is Rachel and I am the owner and a coach for EmpowerDI. I started this program because I have a passion for leadership and love kids. I frequently have to remind myself that I am working because the BTNL programs are so much fun. When I am not working, I am spending time with family, friends, or riding my bike. I love to cycle and if you haven't checked out the WeEndure Youth Cycling program, that is a must! Hope you are enjoying EmpowerDI as much as I am, see ya in class :)

Kayla Fox

Leadership Coach

​Hello! My name is Kayla Fox. I am a PCC and PSU graduate, with a background in biological and veterinary sciences, but my biggest passion in life is cooking and telling people about cooking. I spend most of my free time coming up with ways to improve dishes and baking. When I'm not doing that, I'm either snuggling my many pets or spending time outdoors with my husband- skiing, kayaking, or rock climbing. I love to help kids appreciate both the food they eat and the natural world they live in. Let's take a hike!

Niasha Oden

Leadership Coach

Hi my name is Niasha Oden, I'm a college freshmen. I'm going to school to learn American sign language and strive to be a youth interpreter. I have a love for photography and origami. I've had a lot of leadership roles in Boy and Girl Scouts, in addition to many other community service projects such as starting my own organization to help cancer patients. I've spent many years involved in community service so you can tell it's a big passion of mine.

Kaitlin Jenson

Leadership Coach

Hi! My name is Kaitlin Jenson and I am a senior at Beaverton Health and Science High School. I am passionate about leadership and learning as well as working with kids and vulnerable communities! In the future, I hope to be a pediatric physical therapist and work with kids who have chronic illnesses. With my last year in High School, I hope to get some more leadership and mentoring experience in before I head off to college to get a degree in exercise health science. When I'm not working or studying you can probably find me painting, reading, or listening to a good podcast to destress!

Aadhya Arkalgud

Leadership Coach

My name is Aadhya and I will be a Junior at Sunset High School. In my free time I love to paint and swim. This academic year, I am taking IB art to nurture my creativity. I am also a part of Sunset High Schools Swim Team. Apart from art and swimming, I am the Design Ambassador for our leadership class and I am a part of the National Honors Society. I am also a member of the Cyberborn club where we raised money for hygiene products and educational supplies in India, Guatemala and Ethiopia. I also enjoy cooking different vegetarian dishes.

Julia Lin

Leadership Coach and Social Media Coordinator

Hey! My name is Julia Lin and I’m a Junior at Sunset High School. I manage all of EmpowerDI’s social media and also work at the leadership camps. At school, I’m involved in Model United Nations, Mock Trial, Key Club, Women’s Golf and National Honors Society. I’m also involved in Student Government where I’m currently serving as Junior Class President. On a normal school night, you can probably find me studying at Starbucks with friends.

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