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Members take part in transportation-related discussions and projects with their peers and OCTA staff
ORANGE – Eighteen high school students have been selected to serve on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s 2015-16 Teen Council, which held its first meeting this month.
Teen Council members take part in transportation-related discussions and projects with their peers and OCTA staff. Members provide insight into public transportation issues, and work together to make a positive contribution toward public transportation in Orange County.
The 2014-15 Teen Council, for example, provided key feedback that helped OCTA craft its “De-Zombify Yourself” summer youth bus pass campaign.
Teen Council selection is competitive; members serve for one year. The group meets once a month during the regular school year, from September to August.
Listed here are the names and cities of residence for 2015-16 Teen Council members.
For more on the program, visit octa.net/teencouncil.
Orange County Transportation Authority’s 2015-16 Teen Council members:
· Abiral “Abe” Ganguly, Orange
· Amrit Singh, Tustin
· Andrew (AJ) Takata, Dana Point
· Anuli Ononye, Mission Viejo
· Bethany Urbano, Santa Ana
· Brian Wilbert Legaspi, Buena Park
· (Returning member) Emily Yoo, Aliso Viejo
· Gabriela Jimenez, Costa Mesa
· (Returning member) Ian Macdonald, Huntington Beach
· Joshua Swank, Aliso Viejo
· (Returning member) Michael Du Jiang, Irvine
· (Returning member) Natalie Wang, Irvine
· Rachel Li, Irvine
· Sarah Babcock, Huntington Beach
· Sean Spencer, Rancho Santa Margarita
· (Returning member) Shipla Rajagopal, Irvine
· Sydney Roberta Smith, Rancho Santa Margarita
· Timonthy Chen, Irvine