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MEET THE TEAM

Behind every Santa Barbara Speaks event is a team of hardworking high school students. Learn more about them below.

Gaby Goldberg

President & Co-founder

Gaby Goldberg, a senior at San Marcos, is passionate about leadership in many forms. She serves President of the AAPLE Academy, and is the captain of the tennis and mock trial teams on campus. In addition, Gaby runs CyberTutorial, an internet-based tutoring program for underprivileged elementary school students.

Zoe Reifel

President & Co-founder

Zoe Reifel is a senior at San Marcos High School and has a broad interest in multimedia. She is best known for her award-winning film The Tickets and as a principle organizer of the event TEDxYouth@TheFunkZone. When she’s not making short films or designing websites, Zoe is playing and teaching music.

Daniel Newton

Creative Director

Daniel Newton is a sophomore in the AAPLE Academy at San Marcos High School. Outside of his classes, he enjoys tutoring in math and science, as well as preparing elementary school students for the Math Super Bowl. Daniel also plays tennis competitively across Southern California.

Amanda Roberts

Amanda, a junior at San Marcos High School, has a passion for serving the community. As a member of the National Charity League, she has completed over 1,400 hours of volunteer work. Amanda has also raised over $1,000 for the Dream Foundation and serves on Children’s iMadonarri Leadership Team.

Financial Director

SANTA BARBARA SPEAKS ALUMNI

Zoe Reifel

Co-founder

Zoe Reifel is currently studying at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She is pursuing her broad interests in multimedia, design, and the humanities. Zoe is best known for her award-winning film The Tickets and as a principle organizer of the event TEDxYouth@TheFunkZone. When she’s not making short films or designing websites (like this one), Zoe is playing and teaching music.

Gaby Goldberg

Co-founder

Gaby Goldberg is passionate about leadership in many forms. She served President of the AAPLE Academy, and was the captain of the tennis and mock trial teams. In addition, Gaby ran CyberTutorial, an internet-based tutoring program for underprivileged elementary school students. Gaby is currently attending Stanford University.

Tiffany Garcia

(Former) Co-President, Event Director

Tiffany Garcia is currently studying at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. When she was at San Marcos High School, she served on the leadership council of the AAPLE Academy. On the side, Tiffany enjoys working with children at the Salvation Army Adventure Corps program to express their voices. At school, she runs cross-country and participates with clubs on campus.

Daniel Newton

(Former) Co-President, Creative Director

Daniel Newton enjoys the science and invention. When he was in the AAPLE Academy at San Marcos High School, he tutored younger kids in his favorite subjects, and lead a team of high school tutors for the elementary competition, Math Super Bowl. Daniel also played tennis competitively across Southern California. He is currently studying at Stanford University.