Teen Commission

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The Commission consists of nine members with the intention to include at least one person from each public middle school and public high school in Cupertino, if possible. Membership on the Commission is limited to Cupertino residents. Members may attend schools outside of the City limits, or be schooled at home. Commissioners must be in 8th through 11th grade. Teen Commissioners serve two-year staggered terms.

The powers and functions of the Teen Commission are to advise the City Council and staff on issues and projects important to youth (also see Municipal Code 2.95.080 Powers and Functions).

The Commission meets September through August, twice monthly (except December) on the second and fourth Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd. For more information, please call staff liaison Daniel Mestizo, 408.777.3134.

If you wish to send an e-mail to the Teen Commission, please use the following email address: teencommission@cupertino.org

Teen Commission FY 2019-20 Work Program


Recruitment for the 2019-2021 term is CLOSED

Teen Workshops:  
Interested in teaching or leading a workshop for youth/teens? Submit your Teen Workshop Proposal Here.

Projects we've worked on and are working on:

  • Bobatino
  • <hack> Cupertino 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Social Host Ordinance
  • Addressing Teen Stress and improving mental health
  • Pizza & Politics - view video here.
  • Giving Tree, partnering with West Valley Community Services
  • YAC Attack   
  • Attending YES Conference in San Francisco

Meet your 2019-2020 Cupertino Teen Commissioners

Nivya Devisetti


Junior @ Cupertino

Term Ending: 8/31/21


  1. I love animals.


  2. I play basketball.


  3. My favorite food is chocolate.

Alden Gu

Committee Ambassador

Junior @ Lynbrook

Term Ending: 8/31/21


  1. I love backpacking, cooking, and coffee.


  2. I swim.


  3. I could probably beat you at a game of procrastination.

Rushil Jayant

Vice Chair

Sophomore @ Homestead

Term Ending: 8/31/21


  1. I can speak 4 languages.


  2. I like technology.


  3. I want to make a difference in my community.

Tanvi Khot

Director of Finance

Senior @ Cupertino

2nd Term Ending: 8/31/20


  1. I have played basketball for over 10 years, and am the position of “center”.


  2. I can survive solely on takis and boba.


  3. I love to doodle.

Samikshaa (Sam) Natarajan

Middle School Liaison

8th Grader @ Lawson

Term Ending: 8/31/21


  1. I think chocolate is disgusting.


  2. My favorite book character is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius.


  3. I have memorized 100 digits of pi.

Anagaa Nathan

High School Liaison

Sophomore @ Fremont

Term Ending: 8/31/21



  1. I love music and dance; they are a big part of my life.


  2. One of my favorite shows is Parks and Recreation.


  3. My ideal vacation spot would be somewhere tropical, like Hawaii or The Bahamas.

Kelly Tung


Freshman @ Monta Vista

2nd Term Ending: 8/31/20


  1. I have been to 15+ US states.


  2. I have a black belt in TaeKwonDo.


  3. I like solving puzzles.

Krithika Venkatasubramanian

Communication Specialist

Junior @ Cupertino 

2nd Term Ending: 8/31/20

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  1. I play badminton.


  2. I am 5’11” tall.


  3. I’ve been to nine different schools.

Jay Yeung

Logistics Coordinator

Freshman @ Monta Vista

Term Ending: 8/31/21


  1. I love Minions.


  2. My favorite foods include curry rice and dumplings.


  3. I am a boy scout.


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