President & Founder
I started Stitched Together to allow children and adults an opportunity to learn how to heal themselves and others through the life skill of sewing. Learning the stitches needed to put limbs and features onto a little bear inspires children to create, concentrate, and engage their empathy by choosing the charity or cause to which their finished bears will be donated.
As a current student at Johns Hopkins University, my hope is to one day become a pediatrician who uses both the art and science of medicine. The desire to be involved in the healing process years before I enter medical school is what inspired me to found Stitched Together.
I am currently a senior at Notre Dame High School in San Jose, CA and I joined Stitched Together in 2019 after meeting Samantha Lee, our founder, through our school’s leadership team. As someone who has participated in our school theatre department under costuming for three years, I instantly fell in love with the concept of Stitched Together. I want to help teach young kids compassion and philanthropy, and what better way than to show them how with their own two hands. Sewing and community service are two things near and dear to my heart and I am excited to be able to share these passions through Stitched Together.
Though I am now a senior at Notre Dame High School in San Jose, CA, I first starting sewing as a freshman. Though I had no prior experience, I quickly learned that sewing was a passion of mine when I joined my school’s costuming team. After designing and creating costumes for various plays, I learned about the amazing work that Stitched Together does through Samantha Lee, and I knew that I wanted to get involved to unite my passions for sewing and service. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to teach children to sew while instilling lifelong skills that reach far beyond the length of a workshop through Stitched Together.