Officers Spring 2024

Executive Board

Andrea Park

President

Andrea Park

she/her | Junior | Molecular and Cell Biology

Contact Email: 
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Dancing, baking/cooking, traveling, content-creating, playing with cats

About me:
Hi everyone! My name is Andrea, and I'm excited to serve as the President for Cal Rotaract this year! I’m a junior studying Molecular and Cell Biology originally from Downey, California. In my free time, you’ll find me either dancing with my team, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, scrolling on TikTok for hours on end, or FaceTiming my cat Nellie (who lives about 350 miles away). I’m always down to meet new people over food/drinks so if you’re ever craving boba, feel free to reach out!

Why Rotaract?
I first joined Cal Rotaract during my second semester of freshman year because I struggled to find inclusive volunteering organizations that genuinely wanted to impact and improve the surrounding Berkeley community. As I got more involved, the welcoming and supportive atmosphere immediately stood out to me. Through Rotaract, I've connected with like-minded individuals passionate about volunteering and making a difference around them. Rotaract is also one of the only organizations that I’m most actively involved in and I’ve grown so much as a person because of it!

Eric Chavez

Internal Vice President

Eric Chavez

He/Him| Sophomore | Integrative Biology

Contact Email: 
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Hanging out with friends, playing piano, baking or cooking, exploring new places

About me:
Eric Chavez is a valued member of our team, known for his natural leadership skills, exceptional friendliness, and keen sense of humor. With a strong passion for learning and helping others, Eric is committed to excellence in his office role, always ready to lend a hand and contribute positively to our workplace environment. Aspiring to bring the same dedication and service to the medical field, he dreams of attending medical school to become the first doctor in his family. Eric's love for nature and understanding how the world works fuels his ambition and drive in both his professional and personal endeavors.

Why Rotaract?
From the moment I attended my first meeting, I have felt an integral part of the Cal Rotaract community. This organization stands out for its inclusive atmosphere, where everyone unites in the spirit of service and fellowship. I cherish how we collaboratively strive for community service, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie along the way.

Vicky Huang

External Vice President

Vicky Huang

she/her | Sophomore | Computer Science/Datascience

Contact Email: 
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Watching tiktok, doing map quizzes

About me:
Hi im vicky and im from the bay ;). I'm a sophomore trying to double major in computer science and data science. tbh I don't really do anything in my freetime other than watch tiktoks or youtube. my interests include boba, tiktok, certain foods, skin care, and Google slides. I did Interact in high school, and honestly, I was not expecting to join Rotaract, but they lured me in and now I'm the EVP. I was the Interact co-chair, and Stayover is my favorite event, so volunteer 🙂

Why Rotaract?
I was a member of Interact during high school.

Internal Board

Alex Huang

Treasurer

Alex Huang

he/him | Freshman | Economics/Data Science

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Watching YouTube, grabbing boba, spending time and friends and family, and sleeping

About me:

Hi everyone! My name is Alex Huang and I'm from the Bay Area (specifically Castro Valley, CA)! I'm currently a freshman majoring in Economics with a potential double major in Data Science. In my free time, I love to try new boba places, watch some food videos on YouTube, go on drives, and explore new places with my friends. A fun fact about me is that I'm allergic to dairy and nuts, so I can't have ice cream or cheese :(. I'm looking forward to being the Rotaract treasurer, meeting tons of new people, and volunteering!

Why Rotaract?
When I was in high school, I was part of many volunteering clubs including Interact and the California Scholarship Federation. I had great experiences in those clubs and was excited every time to volunteer. It was really rewarding and exciting for me to explore different parts of the Bay Area and meet great people. Once I got to Berkeley, I joined Rotaract to continue having that sort of experience, while building a community with others.

Spencer Douangphouxay

Design

Spencer Douangphouxay

he/him | Freshman | Legal Studies / Media Studies

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Videography, Photography, Karaoke, Talking to new people

Service Passions:
I’m really passionate about mental health, supporting the homeless population, and environmental justice!

About me:
Hey everyone! I’m a first year from Fresno and so excited to be here in the Bay Area! I'm part of CalTV so you'll probably see me running around with a camera filming or being filmed! Let me know if you're down for a photoshoot or if you want to make a video! RareTea is my go to boba place, but personally I like boba without the boba! My top 3 favorite things to do with friends are escape rooms, mini golf, and karaoke! Reach out if you ever need anyone to come along!

Why Rotaract?
Rotaract emphasizes service above self and has helped me developed my character in regards to my leadership, heart, and awareness for the community! Rotaract truly has an impact on both yourself, but most importantly our community!

Andrea Park

Human Relations

Andrea Park

she/her | Sophomore | Molecular & Cell Biology

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
dancing, baking/cooking, content-creating, playing with cats, traveling outside the U.S.

Service Passions:
healthcare equity/education, basic needs, women's rights

About me:
Hi everyone! My name is Andrea, and I’m a sophomore studying Molecular and Cell Biology originally from Downey, California. In my free time, you’ll find me either dancing with my team, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, scrolling on TikTok for hours on end, or FaceTiming my cat Nellie (who lives about 350 miles away). Outside of Rotaract, I also regularly volunteer at Cal’s Basic Needs Center Food Pantry and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. I’m always down to meet new people over food/drinks so if you’re ever craving boba, CALL ME and I’ll be there in 5!

Why Rotaract?
I first joined Cal Rotaract during my second semester of freshman year because I struggled to find inclusive volunteering organizations that genuinely wanted to impact and improve the surrounding Berkeley community. Upon joining, I immediately noticed how welcoming, positive, and supportive the officers were to newcomers, something that other clubs lacked. Through Rotaract, I’ve been able to meet and bond with a community of hardworking individuals (that I look up to as mentors) who are just as passionate about volunteering. Rotaract is also one of the only organizations that I’m most actively involved in and I’ve grown so much as a person because of it!

Amir Balakhmet

Human Relations

Amir Balakhmet

he/him | Junior | Molecular & Cell Biology & Statistics (minor in Global Public Health)

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Cooking, baking, playing piano, skiing, hiking

Service Passions:
International affairs, community cooperation and capacity-building

About me:
Hi y'all, my name's Amir, I'm a 3rd year MCB / Stats major and international student from Almaty, Kazakhstan, and I will be one of your HR chairs this year! You can most likely find me holed up in whichever library's closest to my next class or, if it's exam season, procrasti-baking my stress away. If you ever want to discuss food and cooking, kpop, grab boba, or just commiserate about how ridiculous the US is, feel free to reach out 🙂

Why Rotaract?
I originally joined because a friend invited me to the welcome week events, and I stayed because I really enjoyed the community and resonated with the mission of the club! I Especially after leaving everything I knew behind to move to the US for college, it was amazing to find a community of people who shared my passions and interests, while also helping to serve our community.

Vighnesh Nagpal

Historian

Vighnesh Nagpal

he/him | Junior | Physics and Astrophysics

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Making music, volleyball, tennis, photography

Service Passions:
Education & environment

About me:
Hey everyone, I’m Vighnesh, one of your historian co-chairs for this year! I’m from Delhi, but via a couple of stops in the UK and Australia, am based in Boston now. I’m a junior studying Physics and Astrophysics. Besides being into most things outer space, I enjoy photography, most racquet sports, volleyball, watching anime (Attack on Titan, Fruits Basket and Ping-Pong are some favourites) and improvising or composing music on the keys! Post college, I hope to pursue a career in research (astrophysics). I love meeting and getting to know new friends, so feel free to hit me up 🙂

Why Rotaract?
As one of the largest service organisations on campus, and one that does work in a lot of different areas, Rotaract's service involvement initially drew me to the club, and I stayed because of the wonderful community I've been fortunate enough to join here.

External Board

Vicky Huang

Interact Committee

Vicky Huang

she/her | Freshman | Data Science

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Cooking, watching tiktoks, sleeping, traveling

Service Passions:
Education and socioeconomic equity

About me:
Hey, I'm Vicky. I'm planning to major in Data Science. I've lived in the Bay Area for my entire life. I am a big fan of trying new restaurants. My fav is Poke Parlor. My first time trying Poke was in Berkeley, and now I go at least once a week. In my free time, I like to just pass out on my bed and relax, but I'll wake up for boba.

Why Rotaract?
I was in Interact in high school and loved volunteering at the projects and community events during Interact. I actually also attended the Interact Stayover in 2019. I had a lot of fun, so when I came to Berkeley, I was eager to sign up. During my first semester, I met a lot of people, and I just felt that Rotaract helped me be involved and get to know my new Berkeley community.

Annelise Prince

Rotary Service Committee

Annelise Prince

she/her | Sophomore | Molecular & Cell Biology

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Spending time with family, music (rock), watching movies, cooking/baking everything

Service Passions:
Mostly basic needs, the environment, education

About me:
Hello internet person! My name is Annelise. I am originally from San Bernardino, aka SoCal. When I am not being studious or at Rotaract participating in service I love, I do enjoy cat memes (hence, my famous plethora of cat masks), rock music, and chocolate. So, if you see me, you know automatically already how to become friends.

Why Rotaract?
I was lucky enough to participate in the Rotary Life program during high school, which sparked my love for community service. I have found like minded people in Rotary. Rotaract has not been an exception, as I have made family and given back to the community at the same time. Plus, it’s a ton of fun!

Ameya Joshi

Rotary Service Committee

Ameya Joshi

he/him | Sophomore | Molecular & Cell Biology

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Running, Hiking, Playing the Piano, Hanging out with Friends, and watching amazing TV shows I didn't know existed

Service Passions:
Health Equity, food insecurity, the environment, human rights

About me:
Hey! I'm Ameya, and I'm super excited to be one of your Rotary Service Co-Chairs this year! I was born and raised in San Jose, CA, and am a sophomore majoring in MCB with a minor in Nutritional Sciences. Outside of Rotaract, you can find me at any of the libraries on campus or making frequent food runs. I enjoy watching comedy movies and binging LOTS of sitcoms. I cycle through different hobbies, but I'm always eager to learn new ones! I wouldn't characterize myself as super social, but if you ever see me on campus, feel free to stop by and say hi!

Why Rotaract?
I first joined Cal Rotaract in my freshman year because I wanted to continue my involvement in community service and outreach that I had begun in high school. More importantly, I wanted to be in a community of individuals who wanted to actively make an impact in our society. Over my time in Rotaract, I have been able to join a fantastic community and make wonderful memories. Rotaract is an excellent place to give back to the community and truly makes an impact, so certainly join us!

Evelyn Joo

Fellowship

Evelyn Joo

she/her | Sophomore | Psychology & Social Welfare

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
kpop/krnb, k-dramas, video games, fashion, swimming, cafe-hopping

Service Passions:
community equity, environmentalism, student service, mental health awareness

About me:
Hi! I’m Evelyn and I’m from SCV in LA! I’m super excited to be serving Cal Rotaract as one of your fellowship chairs! One thing about me is that people tell me I apparently have a weird sense of humor 😭.

Why Rotaract?
I came and stayed for not only Rotaract’s commitment to serving the community outwards, but also the welcoming inner circle we as Rotaract happen to be as well. I encourage everyone and anyone to join us with the only requirement being to have an open heart to share with your future members!

Zoe Herrera

Fellowship

Zoe Herrera

she/her | Junior | Media Studies (Media Law & Policy)

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Hobbies:
Doodling, reading, playing Animal Crossing, sleeping

Service Passions:
Working with young adults and minorities in need

About me:
I am very proud of my culture. I pretty much grew up in Mexico so I am very much in touch with my ethnic background, and I spent the other part of my life in a small town in central California which is full of agriculture so most of my family are farm workers. I read a lot and am super into history and BIPOC empowerment. I adore Sanrio and cats! I am very blunt and lively, but I do keep to myself at times! I really can’t stand people who are mean/rude in a non-playful/lighthearted way. My goal in every setting is to make sure no one feels left out.

Why Rotaract?
Diversity is so important to me. There are many clubs on campus that feel cliquish and just not welcoming. Rotaract is full of people from different backgrounds who want to donate their time for the good of others. You basically help communities and make meaningful friendships!