The Innovators

The Innovators

The Dragon Kim Fellowship, 2018

For our second cohort of Dragon Kim Fellows, we doubled in size! From fostering creativity through baking to leveraging filmmaking as an instrument for change, our 20 fellows used their restless creativity and fervent passion to affect change in their communities.


All Girls Math League

Fellows: Sophie Courtney, Yi-An Hsieh

Orange County School of the Arts
Mentor: Chad Gordon, Visible Intellect

Art for Relaxation Therapy

Fellows: Avalon Lafosse

Orange County School of the Arts
Mentor: Martin Mottesi, Come Alive Organics, LLC

Capture Your Dreams

Fellows: Raj Parekh, Justin Chao, Justin Lin

Oxford Academy
Mentor: Aaron Orullian, OCSA

Code Open Sesame

Fellows: Milan Narula, Katherine McPhie

University High School
Mentor: Hanju Lee, BOS Media

The Cookie Lab: The Science Behind Baking

Fellows: Lisa Tang, Varsha Sandadi

Oxford Academy
Mentor: Bronnie Lee, Restaurateur

Domino Effect

Fellows: Kimberle Sotelo, Kiarra Machitar

Oxford Academy
Mentor: Ruth Cheung, Crean Lutheran

Immigrant America

Fellows: Austin Leehealey

Corona Del Mar High School
Mentor: Al Solano, Continuous Learning Institute

Saving Seniors’ Stories

Fellows: Toby Fan, Claire Josey

Woodbridge High School
Mentor:Jack Toan, Illumination Foundation


Fellows: Julia Wang, Brandon Calderon

Orange County School of the Arts
Mentor: Lynn Kim John, UCLA

Water Polo for All

Fellows: Mason Killion, Scott Wright, Thomas Chiaromonte

Orange Lutheran High School
Mentor: Peter Kim, 5 star gc inc.

Do you have a great out-of-the-box idea?

Want to join our Dragon Family next summer?  We would love to hear about your passions and commitment to helping your community. Fellowship applications will open again November 1st. If you have any questions along the way, we are here for you! Send us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.We would love to hear about your passions and commitment to helping your community.

Are you an administrator or teacher?  We would love to come to your campus and share our program with your students. Our staff and interns will share more about our program and what we’re looking for in our Dragon Fellows. Students will also receive support to help students build their project idea and application. Please contact our Program Director, Amber Serafin, at [email protected] to host one of our Inspiration Sessions.

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