When Yvonne LIu first moved to Santa Monica in 4th grade, one of the very first programs she joined was the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra. Yvonne claims that she has been given such an irreplaceable experience at the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra as she became apart of a community, someplace that she still calls home years later.
One of the many reasons why she loves SMYO is because it allows her to teach the young musicians of SMYO, fueling her passion for teaching. Yvonne is currently a senior at Santa Monica High School and will pursue Education as a major when she applies to college. In her future career in education she hopes to learn about ideas to establish more non-profit organizations that will benefit children of the community, programs like SMYO. Her main focus is to provide children with safe communities they can trust and make them feel as if they have a family where people genuinely care about their wellbeing.