Pardees Family

Family Heads: Guisselle Salazar, Amir Balakhmet

About the Pardees Family

Hallo! We’re the Pardees, the coolest family in Cal Rotaract! If you’re interested in gaming, study seshes, anime, Star Wars/Marvel, kpop, or boba/food, this family is for you! We are a family of duality: we’re introverts who can become super social if you get to know us, and love to do spontaneous meetups! If you wanna join the Fall 2021 (and former Spring 2020) Family of the Semester, or just want a home at Berkeley, we would love to have you! Uwu!


Meet Your Pardees Family Heads of Spring 2024:


Guisselle Salazar


Hi all, my name is Guisselle and I’m one of your amazing Pardee heads this semester! I'm a third year majoring in political science. I enjoy crafts like doodling and making Christmas cards. Charades and card games are my go to for a relaxing time. At home, I spend time with my family playing games, and having big family dinners. In Berkeley, I enjoying staying in and going out to try new food.

Amir Balakhmet

Hey y'all! My name is Amir (he/him), and I'm extremely excited to be one of the Pardee family heads! I'm a fourth year majoring in MCB and Stats, with a minor in Global Public Health. You can usually find me killing myself with classes or doing research in lab. Otherwise, my hobbies include hiking, playing piano, cooking, procrasti-baking, and watching sitcoms or kdramas. My music taste ranges from kpop to reggaeton to Elvis-era classic rock to 18-19th century opera, so I'm sure we'd find some class of music to geek out about! Looking forward to getting to know y'all better and hosting some amazing events!