Officers Spring 2011

Archival page for Spring 2011 Board of Directors

Brian Ma, Co-President

YEAR: 3rd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Bioengineering/Pre-Med
SERVICE PASSIONS: Environmental Clean Ups, Rebuilding Projects, and Youth Events
HOBBIES: Ping Pong, Karaokes, Night Driving, Movies, Anime, Reading, Video Games, Sleeping, Chats, and Food
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hey everyone! My name is Brian and I’ll be one of your Co-Presidents, (along with Kyle Wang) for 2011. I’m really excited to be a part of this awesome board and hope to introduce some memorable, fun, and beneficial community projects. Interact was a large part of my high school life and so I am happy to be back under the Rotary banner. This is a great club for everyone to meet new people, make new friends, and most importantly, give back to ones community. Besides Rotaract, I really enjoy exploring new food destinations. I’m a real Foodie and I love the details in life. My friends know me as the guy with the headphones because I always have them on during our General Meetings. If you see a short Asian with white headphones, don’t be shy and say hi! Also, feel free to add me on Facebook if you want.

Kyle Wang, Co-President

YEAR: 2nd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Intended Business/Psychology
SERVICE PASSIONS: International Projects (Hydraid)
HOBBIES: Photography, Snowboarding, Circuit Training, Healthy diet, Occasional risks
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: I’m a outgoing guy who can’t wait till I meet you all in Rotaract! I was in love with Interact in high school, and I’m starting to love Rotaract too. I’m a pretty weird guy, but I think it’s a good weird. I like to laugh and make friends. I also laugh at the smallest things, and I can be quite loud. I am also kind of blunt, which is probably my biggest weakness, or strength, depending on how you look at it. I think I’m a really friendly guy, so even if I don’t approach you first, please talk to me! My goal is to get to know every active member in Rotaract.

Eugenia Ho, Vice President

YEAR: 2nd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Art History/Practice of Art
SERVICE PASSIONS: Working with kids, rebuilding projects, environmental projects
HOBBIES: Drawing, watching How I Met Your Mother (or anything with NPH), hanging out with friends, playing video games!
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hey, I’m Eugenia and I’m really thrilled to be your VP this year! I’ve been involved with community service starting from high school, and I can’t wait to get more involved with the club. When I’m not slaving away in my academics, or helping out with Rotaract, I love to play video games and hang out with my homies. Anyways, enough about me, I’d like to get to know you a lot more. Feel free to find me on facebook and just chat. 🙂 I’m always game for a nice conversationalist.

Audrey Guo, Secretary

YEAR: 2nd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Economics/Math
SERVICE PASSIONS: Working with Children, the Community, and the Environment
HOBBIES: Badminton, Art, Piano, Reading, Cooking
CONTACT: [email protected], [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hey! I’m Audrey, and I’m so excited to be an officer for Rotaract this year! I’ve met so many great people through Rotaract, and I can’t wait to get to know you better! I’m really into the arts, and I love drawing & reading, although I wish I had more time to spend on them. Recently I’ve gotten into cooking/baking as well, especially experimenting with new recipes. In fact, I love food in general, especially chocolate… =P I love meeting/getting to know new friends, so feel free to find me on Facebook or shoot me an email!

Stephen Fong, Treasurer

YEAR: 1st, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Intended business
SERVICE PASSIONS: My passion? Getting down and dirty…with international service
HOBBIES: Having a great time with friends and family, trying new food, staying up-to-date with what’s going on in the world, swimming the breast stroke, pwning (not really) noobs in my video games, and traveling the world
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hey! I’m Stephen Fong and I’m Cal Rotaract’s treasurer for the year two, O’ eleven! I would describe myself as fun-loving, since I’m always interested in meeting new people and exploring unknown places, but also very dedicated to the work I have at hand. Since high school, I have devoted many hundreds of hours to serving the community through organizations such as Interact and National Honor Society. So, it was only natural for me to join Rotaract here at Berkeley. Thus far, I’ve deeply enjoyed my time in Rotaract working on Polio Plus as well as having tons of fun at our Rotaract family escapades to the theaters and Yogurtland. This year, I will strive to provide our club with plenty of funding and also lead campus wide fundraisers for causes important to our club and Rotary International. I look forward to accomplishing great things with the awesome people in this club and, I assure you, we’ll have lots of fun while we’re at it!

Molly Li, Co-Marketing Director

YEAR: 3rd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Integrative Biology
SERVICE PASSIONS: helping children and promoting personal health and well-being.
HOBBIES: Napping, playing computer games, art, listening to music, tennis, reading, collecting ribbons
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT HER: Hi! ^__^ I joined Cal Rotaract in Spring 2009 and this year I’m excited to be able to have more time to be involved with Cal Rotaract! I like things that sparkle and have pretty colors and I like to do photoshop for fun in my spare time. I like beaches and sunshine, and I think it’d be awesome to visit all the tropical islands in the world someday. Although my volunteering experience is rather limited, I love working with people and helping the community. I’m a cheerful, friendly person so if you ever see me on campus, don’t hesitate to stop and say hi! When I grow up, I want to attend graduate school, get a P.H.D. in biology studying genetics, neurobiology, or endocrinology. I have a secret talent, but you’re going to have to ask me about that!

William Mok, Co-Marketing Director

YEAR: 2nd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Undeclared
SERVICE PASSIONS: Hands-on, green projects
HOBBIES: Writing, Video, Photography, Piano, Investing, Tennis
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hello! This is both my second year at Cal and my second year at Rotaract/Interact. Before this, I was in a variety of community service groups at my high school, but none of them were nearly as organized. In general, I just like to make things, whether they’re meaningful or not. They just have to be meaningful tasks. Hopefully, during my time here, I can help make Rotaract even better than it already is.

Spencer Lau, Co-Fellowship Director

YEAR: 3rd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Political Science, International Relations Concentration
SERVICE PASSIONS: Making WAPIs and attempting to create stuffed animals, volunteering to help the elderly and children
HOBBIES: Bodyboarding in Hawaii, playing video games, airsoft, badminton, hanging out with friends, creeping Facebook, reading manga, making people laugh, listening to music, taking care of animals, watching dramas, and sleeping in whenever I can.
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hi my name is Spencer and I am excited to be your Fellowship Co-Director for the coming year. My high school did not have Interact but I did participate in a variety of other community service projects; so being in a club that is dedicated to community service is both new and interesting to me! I am generally a very outgoing person, but I do have my shy times, so please do not hesitate to approach me if I don’t approach you! One interesting fact about me is that I try to keep up with the latest news and releases in Asian music, so if you ever want to chat about any artist or group from that genre, I’m down! I also have an intense fear of cockroaches and am really glad there are next to none in NorCal, I think. So if you have any questions or just want to talk, shoot me an email or find me on Facebook!

Angelica Teng, Co-Fellowship Director

YEAR: 2nd, Undergraduate
SERVICE PASSIONS: I have enjoyed spending time at local community services for the homeless as well as time abroad, to promote female empowerment and childrens’ education.
HOBBIES: Reading, starbucks-ing, skiing, road tripping! and your typical eating/ sleeping
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hello there 🙂 time is priceless so I’ll keep this short! I am currently a sophomore suffering-more in her 2nd year of college. My favorite spots at berkeley are all cafes or dessert stores; telling you that i have both unabashed addiction to caffeine and an insatiable sweet tooth. Have a conversation with me over a cup o’joe and you’ll find that I’m much more talkative than I may seem at first glance! So say hi!

Kathy Lee, Family Coordinator

YEAR: 2nd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Society and Environment, double with Legal Studies?
SERVICE PASSIONS: Whether it involves helping the elderly, under-represented minorities, children, or just fosters bonding within our own community, I am passionate about them all! But, I am especially enthusiastic about things regarding the environment. Green is the way to go (without the tie-dye ;P)!
HOBBIES: Reading, eating, shopping, listening to music, eating, kicking it with friends, video games (haha don’t judge – one day i’ll catch ‘em all and be the ultimate master!), beaching, scrapbooking occasionally, SEAWORLD, watching soccer/football, and eating ♥
CONTACT: [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hello! My name is Kathy and I am proud to be your new Family Coordinator. Rotaract has truly become my family away from home. I will do my best with my fellow officers to make your service experience the most fulfilling and enjoyable time you can have. A little about myself: while service is a HUGE part of my life, I do enjoy the finer things in life as well. I am always down to go on an impromptu shopping spree or explain the amazingness that is SeaWorld. So, as you’ve probably guessed – I’m a complete dork, but DO come talk to me! All these exclamation points cannot properly convey how excited I will be to meet you!

Stephanie Chan, Co-Service Director

YEAR: 1st, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Intended Integrative Bio/ Pre-Med
SERVICE PASSIONS: Hands-on projects, working with children and the underrepresented, promote education, health care
HOBBIES: Baking, hanging out with friends and family, watching good movies/shows, reading, writing, daydreaming, volunteering, listening to music
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hello! I am cheery and optimistic gal who loves to smile! I have a passion of rendering service in the community and my ultimate goal is to volunteer in the Doctors Without Borders program one day!! I also dream of traveling around the world because I just love to explore. Another thing to know about me is that I LOVE to bake! Nom nom nom! I need more guinea pigs to test out my baked goodies, sooo I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone in Rotaract!

Ingrid Wong, Co-Service Director

YEAR: 2nd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Undeclared
SERVICE PASSIONS: Rebuilding projects and working with children
HOBBIES: Badminton and TV
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hello! I am very excited to be your co-service director this year! I can’t wait to meet all of you in Rotaract! I was very involved in Interact during high school and therefore I am glad to return to the Rotary family in college. I love service and am dedicated to pass on “Service above Self.” In my free time, I like to play badminton, sleep and watch dramas. If you have any questions, feel free to email or facebook me!

Vivian Nguyen, Co-Professional Development Director

YEAR: 1st, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Undeclared
SERVICE PASSIONS: Working with little kids (because they’re so cute and because they’re always so excited to learn), rebuilding/renovating, mentoring
HOBBIES: Read, make paper mosaics (if you don’t know what that is, ask me and I’ll show you)
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hello everyone! I will be your Professional Development Co-Director. I am from San Diego, so it’s in my blood to love the beach and summer. I love to read and am still in the search for a good place, other than my dorm room, to read. So if you know any, let me know! I love to dance, listen to music, and eat eat EAT! I can be very disorganized but I promise to get things done, and have them done well! I’m looking forward to my experience as an officer and hope that I will get to meet all of you at Rotaract events!

Kimberly Te, Co-Professional Development Director

YEAR: 1st, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Intended Environmental Economics and Policy/Business Administration
SERVICE PASSIONS: Environmental Projects, Children/Youth and Peer Counseling, Active Hands-on Projects!
HOBBIES: Running, Swimming, Watching movies (especially indie films!), Having conversations with interesting people, Going to concerts, Building/Putting things together (I heart IKEA), Cleaning, Foodie adventures
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hola amigos! As your new Co-Professional Development Director, I am excited to help you all formulate necessary business skills that I hope will be of value throughout your years at Berkeley and in the future. I often have quite the sporadic behavior, meaning I can be rather random at times, sarcastic, or serious to narrowly define the range. I currently enjoy watching How I Met Your Mother and you will find that I am very humored by such content and love to laugh. I love meeting new people, making new friends, and hearing their stories. Feel freeee to chat me up whenever you see me in person or on Facebook and the other various social media you may find me on!

Elodie Tong-Lin, Sergeant At Arms

YEAR: 3rd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Molecular Toxicology
SERVICE PASSIONS: Health/medical-related projects, MAKING THINGS (i.e. stuffed animals for children, etc.)
HOBBIES: Reading, Photography, Drawing, Eating/Cooking
CONTACT: [email protected]
ABOUT ME: I am Sergeant At Arms for the Berkeley Chapter of Rotaract! This is my second year as an officer, and I am excited to meet new people and work on service projects with them. I am open to any emails for people who have questions or need advice! Let’s all work hard to improve and make a positive impact on our community!

Jahlela Hasle, Co- Historian/ Web Master

YEAR: 1st, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Pre-Business, Cognitive Science
SERVICE PASSIONS: Bone Marrow (Be the Match), Education and empowerment of youth through writing
HOBBIES: Photography, Linguistics, Badminton
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Salutations! I’m Jahlela, resident Cal Rotaract Norwegian, and I will be one of your Webmaster/Historians for 2011 (with the delightful Kimberley Nguyen). My grandparents are Rotarians, and I was prominently involved in Interact. I love the Rotaract people and projects. It is refreshing to be part of a service organization with resources and momentum. A little about me: I am a Google enthusiast, and strong advocate for green, citrus fruits, photography, and thunderstorms. I’m a musical sucker for Rachmaninov, Seal, Clapton, and cellos. I’m easy to spot in a crowd because I often am with Cal’s only 6’2” blonde Rotaract member. I enjoy puns, dry humor, being friendly, and learning about other languages, so I invite you to introduce yourself with a foreign greeting!

Kimberley Nguyen, Co-Historian/ Web Master

YEAR: 2nd, Undergraduate
MAJOR: Integrative Biology/Sociology/Pre-Med
SERVICE PASSIONS: Interactive/hands on, health-care related, working with kids, environmental, international and local, but really anything that will help someone who is underprivileged and/or needs it.
HOBBIES: Anything fun!, trying/learning new things, traveling, tennis, music, reading, time with friends & family, karaoke, learning dances, swimming, going to concerts, cooking, internet, laughing, languages, and volunteering/charity work.
CONTACT: [email protected] or [email protected]
ABOUT ME: Hello all! I’m Kimberley and I’m going to be your co-Webmaster/Historian (with the awesome Jahlela)! I personally enjoy volunteering and always try to lend a helping hand to those in need and I feel that service is a big part of my life and will always be! I try to be a friendly and approachable person who enjoys flexing my zygomaticus muscles quite often (smile a lot). When not consumed with academics I love to get involved and try new things, so you’ll always find me running around doing something since I like to keep myself busy & productive! Interact was awesome and now I’m so happy to be able to continue on with Rotaract in college. Now I can’t wait to meet all of you!