Interim Executive Director
National Teen Leadership Program
Derlin Hsu transitioned into the role of Interim Executive Director in April 2018. We selected Derlin to serve as interim E.D. as she is the prime example of an NTLP success story, and has shown competency in the major capacities required for the position. Derlin was a three time participant at NTLP during high school, and voted Ambassador twice at camp by her peers. She was so inspired by what she had learned at camp, she worked as an NTLP intern for Laura Segura after high school, went on to volunteer with NTLP every summer for nearly 15 years as an alumni staff member, served on the Advisory Board, and most recently led NTLP’s Alumni Committee and mentored in our Corps Fellows program. Outside of NTLP, she earned her BA in Psychology and Music from UC San Diego, then earned a Masters in Music Therapy from Colorado State University. As a Music Therapist working with many different types of people, Derlin still practices the important lessons learned from NTLP of believing in and cultivating the potential within every person, accepting and celebrating people’s differences, and leading from the heart.