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10 Questions with Monica Yee

Cover graphic for alumni spotlight featuring Mountain View High School alum Monica Yee
Monica Yee in overalls and Canon camera in hands stands in front of sunflowers

1. What is your name, which TSD schools did you attend, and what year did you graduate?

My name is Monica Yee. I attended New Vision Charter School K-8th grade, went to Mountain View High School all 4 years, and graduated in 2023.

2. What have you been doing since graduation, and what is your proudest accomplishment?

Since graduation, I have been focusing on my photography education at New York Institute for Photography and my photography business. My proudest accomplishments would be being the owner/photographer for Monica Jean Photography and having pictures I have taken on the covers of magazines.

Monica Yee in Mountain View High School band uniform stands next to fellow musician after sporting event

3. What is your best memory of school?

My best memories of school would be marching band or anything band related.

4. What was your biggest challenge during school?

My biggest challenges during school were procrastination and test taking.

5. What do you know now that you wish your younger self had known?

I wish my younger self knew that good things come when least expected and it is important to stay in the present rather than the past or future.

6. What advice would you give to students in school now?

To students that are in school now, I encourage them to do what makes them happy in life. Never take the little things for granted.

Surrounded by family, Monica Yee wears Mountain View High School graduation robes in front of field with trees

7. Name one person who changed your life for the better during school and how they did it.

I have many mentors in my life. I would say my family has always been my biggest support. They have always encouraged me to follow my dream and have given me opportunities to do so.

8. If you could wave a magic wand and change something about your school years, what would it be?

I am not sure that I would change anything from my school years besides having more confidence in myself on an academic level.

Smiling Monica Yee holds dog and leans into significant other

9. How did school prepare you for what you are doing now?

I was in the LISA program at MVHS, so I was able to focus on art the majority of the time. I was also a part of the LINK Leadership program which taught me how to be a leader and get out of my comfort zone.

10. What do you hope to accomplish in the future?

In September 2025, I should receive my diploma and professional photography certification from New York Institute of Photography. Also, to continue to grow my photography business and be a full time photographer.