2024–2025
HLF Young Ambassadors

Sarthak Chandesh

  • City: Mendham
  • Grade: 8th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Brother

Henry Doherty

  • City: Larchmont
  • Grade: 9th
  • Person who Inspires Me: Ryan McDonagh
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Olivia Gismondi

  • City: East Williston
  • Grade: 11th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad

Franco Goldman

  • City: Westfield
  • Grade: 8th
  • Person who Inspires Me: “The Bull” William Goldman

Claudia Hupp

  • City: Lake Grove
  • Grade: 11th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Grandparents

Ethan Hupp

  • City: Lake Grove
  • Grade: 9th
  • Person who Inspires Me: Dad and Mom

Lindsay Iaquinta

  • City: Chatham
  • Grade: 12th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Parents

Max Lowe

  • City: New Canaan
  • Grade: 12th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad, Robert Lowe

Maya Markowski

  • City: Mahopac
  • Grade: 12th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Babcia

Aidan Poole

  • City: Nutley
  • Grade: 10th
  • Person who Inspires Me: His Parents
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Reese Powell

  • City: Bayside
  • Grade: 8th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Mom and Dad

Alex Rentz

  • City: Darien
  • Grade: 10th
  • Person who Inspires Me: Adam Fox

Michael Savare

  • City: Scotch Plains
  • Grade: 10th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Parents

Max Shafran

  • City: East Meadow
  • Grade: 9th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad

Sabrina Truitt

  • City: Medford
  • Grade: 9th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Pop Pop

HLFYA Mentors

Braden Bhalla '22

  • City: Riverwood
  • Grade: 8th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Brother (Tyler)

Michael Christoph '21

  • City: Rumson, NJ
  • Grade: 11th
  • Person who Inspires Me: James Mattis

Olivia Dogan '21

  • City:  Tenafly, NJ
  • Grade: 8th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My parents

Julia Esposito '18

  • School: Hofstra University
  • Age: 19

Abigail Heffernan '18

  • School: Immaculate Heart Academy
  • Age: 17

Natalie Kennedy '18

  • School: Immaculate High School
  • Age: 16

Raghav Ladda '21

Daniella Messina '21


Ryan Michels '18

  • School: Wayne Valley High School
  • Age: 16

Davis Oeltmann '21

  • City: Washington, DC
  • Grade: 9th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Mother

Sophia Susino '21

  • City: Elmwood Park, NJ
  • Grade: 12th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Parents

Chiarina Tartaglione '23

  • City: Staten Island
  • Grade: 9th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My mother

Alex Wallace '18

  • School: Middletown High School South
  • Age: 16

Kate Wallace '18

  • School: Middletown High School South
  • Age: 16

Matthew Zocks '22

  • City: Livingston
  • Grade: 8th
  • Person who Inspires Me: My Mom