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ABOUT US

Our name comes from the ancient Greek tradition of a lighted torch being passed from one runner to the next. Since then, passing the torch has become a symbolism of relinquishing knowledge and skill from an expert to another. Pass the Torch aims to utilize the academic and extracurricular talents of high school and college students to shape the next generation of artists, scholars, and leaders. Even though Pass the Torch was founded and is based in New York City, its influence and programs reach throughout multiple states.

 

MEET THE TEAM

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TAE KYU LEE

Founder and President

Tae Kyu's desire to help fight educational inequality led to the creation of Pass the Torch.

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RAISSA FERNANDES

Operations Director

Raissa's role, both as the Operations Director and a tutor, is crucial to the success of Pass the Torch.

 

CALIFORNIA

Meet our volunteer tutors from CA.

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EVELYN ZHONG

Temple City High School

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AKUL GOEL

La Cañada High School

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ALEXANDRA PHAN

Willow Glen High School

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TAMMY NEWMAN

Leland High School

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ATHENA ZAPANTIS

Northgate High School

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ASHLEY GONZALEZ-GILES

Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy High School

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PAMELA XIANG

Mercy High School Burlingame

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ASHLEY ALAS

Gahr High School

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ANNALIS MOLINA-ACED

Alameda High School

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JENNIFER HUANG

Northgate High School

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TATIANA AVDIENKO

Northgate High School

 

CONNECTICUT

Meet our volunteer tutors from CT.

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CLAIRE CHEN

Glastonbury High School

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TIA GUAY

Southington High School

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Meet our tutors from Washington, D.C.

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JIAJIA FU

Whittle School & Studios

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FLORIDA

Meet our volunteer tutors from FL.

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HELEN ZHENG

Gulf Breeze High School

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GEORGIA

Meet our volunteer tutors from GA.

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SAKSHI GANDIKOTA

Alliance Academy for Innovation

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ILLINOIS

Meet our volunteer tutors from IL.

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HANNAH KLEIN

Trinity High School

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MARYLAND

Meet our volunteer tutors from MD.

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EILEEN VEGA

Johns Hopkins University

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NEW JERSEY

Meet our volunteer tutors from NJ.

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ALEXANDRA VOLKOVA

Bergen County Academies

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MYRA SINGH

Horace Mann High School

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PRISHA THOGULUVA

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School

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CINDY PYO

Tenafly High School

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RAQUEL DIAZ

Bergen Technical School- Teterboro

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GRIFFIN COOPER

Dwight-Englewood School

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VANESSA VAN DUNK

Morris County School of Technology

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AJAY DONTHULA

Bordentown Regional High School

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ANGELA HAN

Ridgefield Memorial Highschool

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RAJVIR SOLANKY

Dwight-Englewood School

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ISABEL MARTINEZ

Ridgefield Park Jr. Sr. High School

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SADÉ JOSEPH

Hasbrouck Heights High School

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WESLEY ZHUANG

Dwight-Englewood School

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MADI LEES

Northern Highlands Regional High School

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ANASTASIA KIM

Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest

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AINSLEY MA

Dwight-Englewood School

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PRANAV APPALANENI

Dwight-Englewood School

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DIANNE PARK

Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

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ARNAV PATWARDHAN

Tenafly High School

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ALLY ABRAMSON

Dwight-Englewood School

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JAI KHOSLA

Northern Highlands Regional High School

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ELENE BURDIASHVILI

Fort Lee High School

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MINGI TRAN

Leonia High School

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NEHA ANVAR

Northern Highlands Regional High School

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JESSICA BRENNER

Emerson Junior Senior High School

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OLIVIA ASTERIS

Dwight-Englewood School

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RICHARD HUANG

Fort Lee High School

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SARAH RAMPERSAUD

Lodi High School

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KEVIN SWEENY

Bergen Catholic High School

 

NEW MEXICO

Meet our volunteer tutors from NM.

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NICK D’SOUZA

United World College USA

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NEW YORK

Meet our volunteer tutors from NY.

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MAYA BARR

The Hewitt School

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TRISTAN GE

Hunter College High School

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JOANNA JAMES

Shaker High School

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SUNSHINE QUIÑONES

Horace Mann High School

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AJ WALKER

Horace Mann High School

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LINA LIN

Manhattan Hunter Science High School

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JULIETTE SHANG

Horace Mann High School

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ERIN YE

Huntington High School

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DARSON CHEN

Horace Mann High School

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ASHLEY CASTILLERO

Manhattan Hunter Science High School

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ALANNAH MCEVOY-BENSITI

Dwight-Englewood School

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SIMON KALISH

SAR High School

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Meet our volunteer tutors from NC.

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KAYLA LIANG

Raleigh Charter High School

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OHIO

Meet our volunteer tutors from OH.

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EMMA MACADAM

Madison High School

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GRACE HERBST

Madison High School

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Meet our volunteer tutors from PA.

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ARSHIA SINGH

Downingtown STEM Academy

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NIKITHA KANUMURU

Downingtown STEM Academy

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NANDITA REDDY

Downingtown STEM Academy

 

TEXAS

Meet our volunteer tutors from TX.

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MOMOREOLUWA DEL-DAVIDSON

Ridge Point High School

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WASHINGTON

Meet our volunteer tutors from WA.

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KIM NGUYEN

Cleveland STEM High School

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ABHI GORIPARTHY

Eastlake High School

 

INTERNATIONAL

Meet our volunteers from outside the U.S.

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SIYA MEHTA | MUMBAI, INDIA

SVKM J.V. Parekh International School

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DO-EUN KIM | SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Kyunggi Girls' High School

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MAHAK KUMAWAT | PUNE, INDIA

City International School

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MAGGIE HU | ONTARIO, CANADA

Westlane Secondary School