Student Ambassadors

Meet our Student Ambassadors! Learn more about their lives at LILA and send them an email to gain insight into their experiences at the International School of Los Angeles.

Charlie Reinhardt

Sherman Oaks | Burbank Campus

Grade: 6th
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 8th grade (Burbank) and 4th grade (Los Feliz)
Interests: Basketball and baseball

I love basketball and I have an adorable dog named Roxy.

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Melina Khorsandi

Porter Ranch | Burbank Campus

Grade: 6th
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 4th grade (Los Feliz)
Interests: Volleyball, piano, swimming, math, and making jewelry

I know how to speak Farsi, Spanish, French, and English. I really like arts and crafts/DIY projects.

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Gabriella Rasho

Los Angeles/Tarzana | Burbank Campus

Grade: 10th (Intl)
Campus: Burbank
Interests: Dance, photography, psychology, and MUN (Model United Nations)

Hi, my name is Gabriella. I’m 16 years old and I am a sophomore in the 10 Intl program. I have been studying at LILA since preschool, and I have gotten to know many wonderful families here. I speak English, French, Assyrian, and have a very good working knowledge of Spanish.

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Noble Leon

Encino | Burbank Campus

Grade: 10th (Intl)
Campus: Burbank
Interests: Model United Nations, skiing, cooking, and baking

Hello, my name is Noble. I am a pre-IB student in 10th grade. I have a Japanese-Mexican American background and I can speak, read, and write in French, Japanese, and Spanish with fluency. I would like to pursue a career in the medical field because of my love for the sciences. I have been attending LILA since I was 4 and it is basically my family. In my free time, I love spending time with my friends as well as baking.

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Surya Khatibi

Irvine | Burbank Campus

Grade: 8th
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 5th grade (Pasadena)
Interests: Books, choir, writing, and theater

I have two dogs that are adorable and I love to read. Musicals are my favorite!

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Garrett Griffin

Burbank | Burbank Campus

Grade: 8th
Campus: Burbank
Interests: Soccer, reading, languages, and watching crime shows on TV

I’m 12, from New York City and just moved to Burbank (in March 2022). I love to read, watch and play soccer, and watch crime shows on TV such as Law & Order or FBI (both Dick Wolf series). I skipped 7th grade which explains why I am 12 and in 8th grade, and I absolutely love learning world languages.

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Ella Erez

Los Angeles | Burbank Campus

Grade: 7th
Campus: Burbank
Interests:Volleyball, LILA Gazette (student newspaper), MUN (Model United Nations), debate, reading, writing, listening to music, and playing ukulele

I love reading, writing, and music. I love school and hanging out with all of my friends! I’m on the volleyball team and on the LILA Gazette team. My favorite subjects are English and music.

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Satya Khatibi

Irvine | Pasadena Campus

Grade: 5th
Campus: Pasadena
Siblings at LILA: 8th grade (Burbank)
Interests: Anime, graphic novels, and animals

I have two dogs and an older sibling, and I like Demon Slayer (the manga series).

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Anastasia Salinger

Los Angeles | Burbank Campus

Grade: 10th (FB)
Campus: Burbank
Interests
Very passionate and interested in social justice and equality. I lead the Social Justice Committee here at LILA Burbank. I am in a cirque program at Cirque School LA, in training to become a coach while I currently teach kids.

I am 16 years old and have attended LILA my whole life. If I’m not in LA, I’m most likely in New York. I teach and take cirque several times a week, and in my free time, you’ll always find me with my friends.

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Eva Boyd

Monrovia | Burbank Campus

Grade: 9th
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 6th grade (Burbank)
Interests: Art, music, theater, film, debate, basketball, dancing, and swimming

I use he/they pronouns, I’m in 9th grade, and I love learning new things. My favorite color is orange and I usually spend my time watching TV shows or working on school. I am a huge extrovert and usually enjoy mathematical things.

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Lilly-Marie Vallette

Glendale/Montrose | Burbank Campus

Grade: 9th
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: Graduated (Class of 2018)
Interests: Music, art, and reading! At school: debate, MUN (Model United Nations), and volleyball. Out of school: ice skating, tennis, acting, and music class.

I am in the school band. I play drums, electric guitar, and piano. I really like music! I have been at LILA for 11 years and will probably stay until graduation. I will turn 15 in September.

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Jon Zimbrich

Los Angeles | Burbank Campus

Grade: 10th (Intl)
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: Graduated (Class of 2014)
Interests: Sports (soccer, baseball), math, and science 

I am a friendly boy in 10th grade. I am academically and socially engaged in our school. Apart from my time in Los Angeles, I have spent cumulatively two years in school in Hawaii and London. I would love to welcome new students to our campus.

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Anastasia Khanyan

Glendale | Burbank Campus

Grade: 10th (FB)
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 6th grade (Burbank)
Interests: Journalism, track and field, fashion, tennis, and literature

My name is Anastasia Khanyan and I’ve studied at LILA my entire life. Not only have I learned about academics, but also about real-life problems as well as how to solve them. I’m committed to making our community a better place and therefore support a wide variety of charities. I’m passionate about the legal field and aspire to become a class action lawyer in the future.

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Valerie Lo

Hollywood | Burbank Campus

Grade: 10th (Intl)
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 7th grade (Burbank)
Interests: Mountain biking, piano, and digital art. I started my own Mountain Biking Club at LILA!

I am Valerie Lo, an energetic and motivated student with a strong work ethic, creativity, and athleticism. I am the treasurer and secretary of the Tabletop Club at school and the founder and president of the LILA Burbank Mountain Biking Club. Outside of school, I race mountain biking competitively and am part of a team. I also love doing digital art and have previously lent my skills to the school to use for event posters, which lets me use my creativity to help the school. I think that the role of Student Ambassador suits me a lot as I can give back to the school that gave me so much by helping prospective students.

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Alexa Kintz

Los Angeles | Burbank Campus

Grade: 10th (Intl)
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 12th grade (Burbank) and 9th grade (Burbank)
Interests: Track, snowboarding, skateboarding, the beach, swimming, shopping, and thrifting

Hey, my name is Alexa and I am in the International Track. I just turned 16 at the end of March. I do track at school, and on weekends I work at a restaurant and hang out with my friends. I love going to the beach and hanging out at the Americana. I go snowboarding with my brothers every year, and during the summer I skate with my friends. In the IB, I’m going to be taking all the languages and either biology or sports health.

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Anissa Hadnagy

Los Feliz | Burbank Campus

Grade: 9th
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 12th grade (Burbank)
Interests: Drums, math, drawing, Rick & Morty, Adventure Time, dyeing my hair, Studio Ghibli films, animals, running, Shinro, sewing, making paper stars, and baking

My name is Anissa and I’m 14. I have been playing drums for four years, I have a dog named Leroy. My favorite classes are art and math.

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Alison Goodman

Burbank | Burbank Campus

Grade: 9th
Campus: Burbank
Interests: Dance, swimming, surfing, and rollerblading

I’m 14 years old and when I’m not at school I spend more than 20 hours a week at my dance studio, The Industry Dance Academy. I have been at LILA since preschool and am currently in 9 International. I’m always eager to meet new people and I’m very easy to talk to.  

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Jules Vitet

Burbank | Burbank Campus

Grade: 9th
Campus: Burbank
Interests: Band and fencing

I am French and American. My family originally comes from France but I lived in Germany for 14 years, so I am fluent in German, French and English. I play the saxophone and I fence. I like chess and logic games. 

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Natalia Theard

Altadena | Burbank Campus

Grade: 9th
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: 9th grade (Burbank)
Interests: Singing, choir, soccer, Minority Student Union 

I’ve gone to LILA since Pre-K so I’ve been here for about 10 years. I really like music and I have a twin sister named Nadia who also goes to the school, and we run the Minority Student Union together.

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Lincoln Matuskiewicz

Los Angeles | Burbank Campus

Grade: 10th
Campus: Burbank
Interests: Soccer, sports, academics, business

I am 15 years old and have been at LILA since I was 4. I started at the Los Feliz campus and now attend the Burbank campus. I play soccer very competitively and I like to play most sports. I host the school’s podcast and I get good grades. When I have free time I like to surf and do activities outdoors.

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Siloe Bonnet

Los Angeles | Burbank Campus

Grade: 6th
Campus: Burbank
Siblings at LILA: Graduated (Class of 2021) and 10th grade (FB) (Burbank)
Interests: Le sport comme le basketball. Je fais partie de l’équipe de l’école et du foot américain que je pratique à Pasadena dans un club. J’aime aussi beaucoup lire aussi bien en français qu’en anglais. J’aime aussi passer du temps avec ma famille.

Je suis arrivée à Los Feliz en CE1 de Paris et j’ai une sœur qui est en 10 FB et un frère qui a gradué en 2021 et qui intègre une université américaine en août.
Je parle aussi bien le français que l’anglais et j’aime beaucoup l’école du LILA qui est pour moi comme une grande famille dans laquelle on apprends des choses de façon positive.
Je voudrai être ambassadeur car j’ai accompagné ma mère quelquefois quand elle accueillait de nouvelles familles et j’ai familles et j’ai beaucoup apprécié le faire.

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