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Stanford Report, April 28, 1999

'Take Our Daughters to Work' day: The Future is Me

Stories by News Service participants

Melinda McDonald


Melinda McDonald is 9 years of age. Her mother works here at Stanford in the Medical Center. Her favorite colors are green, black andred. She attends Huff Elementary School located in Moutain View. That is also where she lives. She has two brothers who are 10 and 13 years old. Their names are Evan and Patrick. She also has a baby sister, Holly, who is 5.

Melinda hopes she gets into Stanford when she comes of age. She hopes to be an author and an illustrator of childrens books. She loves to paint and write.

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Lauren Guro


Ten-year-old fourth-grader Lauren Guro from Willow Glen Elementary has come to Stanford University for "Take Our Daughters to Work" day. She has come to see what her mother does at work at Stanford. Lauren said that she has been to Stanford before and enjoys visiting the campus. Lauren lives at home with her mom, dad, uncle and her younger sister, Loreli, age 8. In her spare time she likes playing soccer, mostly on the weekends.

Michael Britt


Michael Britt is an 11-year-old fifth grader at Vannoy Elementary School. Michael has two sisters named Carmella and Meckila.He lives in Castro Valley, Calif. In his spare time Michael likes to go on his computer or play with his friends. Michael is here at Stanford because he is going to find out what his mom does at work.

Michelle Penuliar


On Thursday, April 22, for "Take Our Daughters to Work" day, a group of students went to the News Service at Stanford University. One of the students participating was Michelle Penuliar, 11. She lives in San Jose and attends sixth grade at Foothill Intermediate.

She enjoys reading, basketball and football. She's also the president of her student body. When Michelle grows older she wants to be a lawyer, or possibly the first woman president.

Lynna Chu


Lynna Chu is 11 years old. She is in sixth grade at Thorn Junior High in Fremont. When she grows up she wants to be a doctor because she likes to help people. She has a dog and his name is Sunflower. She likes to dance and she thinks that Hip Hop is cool. Her favorite color is blue because she thinks it's pretty.

Hannah Eller-Isaacs


Hannah Eller-Isaacs is 10 years old and goes to Henry J. Kaiser School in Oakland. She lives in Oakland. To entertain herself she reads, writes, bike rides, watches TV or plays taiko, a form of Japanese drumming. Her favorite TV show is “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.” She likes to bike on the Moraga trail in Lafayette.

When she gets older she wants to be a writer, a teacher and a graphic designer. She wants to be a teacher because by the time she is old enough to teach she thinks there won't be enough teachers at the elementary schools. She wants to be a writer because people should be more creative in ways to express themselves by word and not by violence.

Nicholas Steinberg


Nick Steinberg is 10 years old and is now attending Eaton Elementary School in Cupertino. His favorite subject is math because it is easy, and he gets straight A's. He enjoys playing baseball and is on a team that his dad signed him up for. His mom works at the Office of Research Administration. Salmon is his favorite food, and yellow is his favorite color.

Regan Ann Crisp


Today is "Take Our Daughters to Work" day here at Stanford University.

One of the students participating was Regan Crisp. She is an 11-year-old sixth grader from Girls Middle School in Mountain View. It is a private all-girls school. She lives in Mountain View and Sunnyvale here in the Bay Area. Her birth date is July 9, 1987. She has one older brother, Ryan, 14. Some of her hobbies are swimming, shopping and biking. She has one pet, a female dog. Her name is Button. She plans on being a photographer, journalist or a graphic designer when she grows up. SR

Clockwise from left: Lauren Guro, Michelle Penuliar, Nicholas Steinberg, Regan Ann Crisp, Michael Britt, Lynna Chu, Hannah Eller-Isaacs and Melinda McDonald, holding a yellow pad, after a grueling morning of meeting deadlines.