East Palo Alto


Viviana Montoya-Hernandez

Viviana Montoya-Hernandez Torres is returning as a Site Director at Belle Haven for her 10th summer with Aim High. She also is a San Francisco native and an Aim High graduate. She received her M.A. in Education from Santa Clara University. During the school year, Viviana is the new teacher advisor at the Fremont Union High School District. You can also find her baking, crocheting, making puff paint creations and speaking Pig Latin.

In middle school, I looked forward to summer all year long.. so that I could go to Aim High!

Lindsay Harke

Lindsay Harke is returning to Aim High for her third summer as a Site Director. Lindsay was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and she received her M.A. in Education from Lesley University. During the school year, you can find Lindsay running the after school program at McNair Middle School in East Palo Alto, doing Crossfit and listening to One Direction.

In middle school, I got in a lot of trouble for not following directions and running around all the time.

Kate Baker

Kate Baker is returning for her 13th summer with Aim High, and her ninth as a Site Director. Born in New York City, Kate received her M.A. in Social Work from San Francisco State University. During the school year, you can find Kate working as a social worker with San Francisco Unified School District and as a high school Wellness Coordinator. You can also find her freestyle cooking and organizing everything from closets to offices.

In middle school, I played sports, loved school (except for Latin class), and broke rules and often got away with it!

Redwood City (East)


Peter Clifford

Peter Clifford is returning for his fourth summer as an Aim High Site Director in his hometown of Redwood City. Peter received an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Sonoma State University. During the school year, Peter is the Dean at Ben Franklin Intermediate School in Daly City.

In middle school, I went on an awesome field trip to Old Sacramento and the Capital.

Rosa Ayala

Rosa Ayala is returning for her sixth summer with Aim High, and her third as a Site Director. Rosa grew up in Hayward and received degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz and the National Hispanic University. During the school year, you can find Rosa working as a Bilingual Associate at Sequoia Union High School District and reading a good book.

In middle school, I was a leader in my community and volunteered in a program called World Vision and UNICEF.

Redwood City (West)


Marcos Lopez

Marcos Lopez is returning for his eighth summer at Aim High, and second as a Site Director. Marcos grew up in East Palo Alto and attended college at San Jose State University. During the school year, you can find Marcos working as the Dean of Students at East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy and working as a professional DJ.

In middle school, I did not get to walk the stage at my graduation ceremony!

Jessica Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez will be returning for her second summer as a Site Director. Jessica was born in Union City and received her M.A. in Public Administration from California State University, East Bay. During the school year, Jessica teaches social studies at Kennedy Middle School in Redwood City and enjoys all kinds of crafts and sewing projects.

In middle school, I played volleyball, which I continued with in high school.