Class Notes | Obituaries
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Aila Malik J.D. '04 is a founder of Venture Leadership Consulting (www.ventureleader.org). An experienced leader, she collaborates with venture-ready organizations to reimagine their places within the education, correction, and community-based organization sectors.
She is a member of the California Bar Association. Among other accolades, she was a recipient of the 2011 ABA Child Advocate of the Year Award. During her undergraduate career at UC Santa Barbara, she studies environmental science, professional writing, and music.
Aila has dedicated over 20 years to supporting and educating youth in many contexts including: homeless shelters, mentally disabled homes, juvenile justice system, foster care and mainstream public schools. In that time, Aila has served as a non-profit executive for high performing non-profits, an experienced trainer in the community-based organization, education, and correction sectors, an adjunct lecturer for Juvenile Justice courses at both Santa Clara University School of Law and Lincoln Law School, and recently a children’s author (www.pocketmommy.org).
A Bay Area native and Mountain View resident since 2002, Aila has been active in the local community. She is currently the Vice Chair of Mountain View’s Human Relations Commission (active since 2013), graduate of Leadership Mountain View (Class of 2015), and member of the League of Women Voters (2016). She was the Challenge Team John Gardner Honoree of Los Altos Foundation (2014), the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce’s Young Athena Award recipient (2015), and the 2016 Mountain View Champion for Youth.
Aila’s greatest motivation for community involvement is her desire to model civic engagement for her three kids. Her ultimate dream: To eliminate gaps of disparity so that ALL of our kids have opportunities to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Erin Pearson '05 (music major & soccer player), released an Amazon bestselling book: 10 Reasons Your Kids Don't Practice Their Music: And What Parents Can Do About It. This book takes a unique and interdisciplinary approach to the problem of music practicing frequency in beginning grade school age music students. Drawing on concepts from neuroscience, parenting, personal organization, systems theory, behavioral psychology, and various other educational learning theories, this book introduces principles that will help you develop a plan for music practicing with your kids and help them achieve their goals (workbook included). Ebook: https://amzn.com/B01JMN5514 Paperback: https://amzn.com/153548036X.
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Chad Eschman '08 and Matthew Johns '09, after years of collaborating in theatre, are making a short film in Los Angeles called Never Stop. They released a trailer and began their fundraising campaign in July 2016. Eschman wrote the script and is co-producing and co-starring in the film, and Johns is working as the production designer.
neverstopfilm.com instagram and facebook: @neverstopfilm twitter: @chadeschman email: firstname.lastname@example.org