Regional Program Officers

Makena, is a Junior at Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, CA. She is involved in ASB, currently serving as Class President and has been captain of the girls varsity basketball team. She is involved in the Hearts & Heroes Friendship Club for students with special needs, and she is a volunteer in the children’s ministry at Vantage Point Church. Makena has participated in multiple Home Run Heroes events. She has also traveled with the One Desk Foundation for a project in Japan. Makena feels blessed to be part of the upcoming Honduras Flowers Bay project and looks forward to spending time with the local children. Makena plans to go to medical school to become a pediatrician. She dreams of making this world a better place by serving others and instilling the values and lessons that she has gained from the One Desk Foundation.

Cassie, is a student at Maryvale Elementary School in Rockville, MD. She is a shortstop on the DC Riptide Softball team and loves to draw, skateboard and watch Netflix. She has a big heart and has one goal in life – to help others in need.

Elijah,  is a student at Chino Hills High School in the graduating class of 2021. His interests include photography, videography, and music.  His family is from Honduras, which prompted his interest in the 2020 Roatan trip, and he is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the junior board.  He enjoys helping others and currently volunteers as a high school tutor and for an organization centered around support for foster children.  In the future, Elijah hopes that he can aid other young people in having equal exposure to opportunities he currently has.

Emma,  is a freshman at Chino Hills High School and plays softball for her travel ball team, the Firecrackers. In her free time, Emma enjoys baking, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. She has participated in the Home Run Heroes Food Drive which further showed her the impact that giving back to the community can do. She radiates positivity to her peers and hopes to help her community by serving others.