OFFICERS

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ISY 
THAPAR 
PRESIDENT

calalphaphipresident@gmail.com

Hometown:  Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Integrative Biology

Minor: African American Studies

Hello everyone! 

My name is Isy Thapar and I am the 2020-2021 President of the Alpha Phi, Lambda Chapter at UC Berkeley. Welcome to our website! 

 

Being in Alpha Phi to me means that you are surrounded by over one hundred and fifty incredible, tenacious women that support each of your endeavors. Alpha Phi has introduced me to my closest friends and given me some of the best experiences I could have ever asked for. I feel so honored to be a part of such an amazing organization that aims to empower women and continuously works to achieve that goal each day. One of my favorite aspects of Alpha Phi is that the women in this chapter participate in a wide range of diverse disciplines and extracurricular activities; they are the leaders of clubs and other organizations, determined athletes, dedicated students, indefatigable workers and individuals who truly inspire me with their drive and intelligence both on our campus and in the surrounding communities. 

 

In addition to the individual accomplishments of the members in this chapter, I feel that one of the most impressive goals that Alpha Phi has accomplished is how we have maintained the supportive environment that has been long established in our chapter, while being completely virtual and so many miles apart. 

 

Another goal that we have collectively set in this chapter is to continually educate ourselves on the intolerable injustices that are happening around the nation and around the world. We acknowledge that Greek Life is not only a predominately white institution, but has also played an active role in perpetuating issues of institutionalized racism, white supremacy, elitism, and prejudice. Alpha Phi is by no means innocent of this, but we have dedicated ourselves and our chapter to actively work to be a part of the solution. We have begun this through the implementation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Department, complete with our VP of DEI, Director of DIversity, Director of Community Engagement, and Director of Community Development. Alpha Phi works towards creating lasting, meaningful change through challenging and fixing broken structures, educating ourselves and others, and fighting injustice in our broader community. For more information and ways to get involved, click here for resources compiled by our chapter: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKwwB6EMge7/ ; https://www.instagram.com/p/CCY3DL8l3ym/ ; https://linktr.ee/calalphaphiDEI 

 

 

Joining Alpha Phi was, by far, the best decision I have made since I came to college; it has helped such a big school feel just a little bit smaller while also allowing me to feel supported in all of my aspirations, as well as having a community to celebrate the highs and weather the lows of life with. I am so grateful for the unparalleled support this organization has provided me with, and we hope that you can say the same!

 

We can’t wait to meet you & GO BEARS :) 

With love, 

Isy Thapar

THE RECRUITMENT DEPARTMENT

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LOVA LAGERCRANTZ 
VICE PRESIDENT OF RECRUITMENT
calalphaphimembership@gmail.com
INEKA DAMEN

Director of Primary

Recruitment

KRISTEN TASSONE

Director of New

Member Outreach

PAULINA RUIZ

Director of Continuous

Open Bidding

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden 

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Society & Environment + Media Studies

Favorite A Phi Memory: Tabeling for our blood drive each spring. Tabling always makes me feel really involved within Alpha Phi, closer to my tabling sisters, and more included within the entirety of the Cal community!

THE PROGRAMMING & EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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ALYIA SHOLES

Director of Sisterhood

JULIA MCCULLOUGH

Director of Programming & Events

MADELINE DAWSON
VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING & EDUCATION
calalphaphivppe@gmail.com
JULIA WEST

Coordinator of Alumnae

& Family Relations

Hometown:  Escondido, California

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Economics

Minor: Global Poverty & Practice

Favorite A Phi Memory: My freshman year we all dressed up in Christmas pajamas and decorated the giant Christmas tree in our chapter room. After we put up decorations, we made peppermint hot chocolate and watched Elf. It was really nice to come together and celebrate the holidays before we went home for break. 

TARA ALIZADEH

Coordinator of Campus

Engagement

THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT

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EMILY STEVENS
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
calalphaphidof@gmail.com

Hometown: Encinitas, California

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Economics

Favorite A Phi Memory:  My favorite memory from Alpha Phi would definitely be the Valentine’s day date party and getting ready with other Aphi’s before gamedays!

TAYLOR CORDOBA
Director of Finance
BLATHNAID HEANEY

Director of Sustainability

SARAH HASHAM & MIMI NAVARRO

Co-Directors of Chapter Housing

THE DEI DEPARTMENT

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SYDNEY ROBERTS
VICE PRESIDENT OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
calalphaphivpdei@gmail.com
AVA NIETO

Director of Diversity

NYA MARQUEZ
Director of Community Engagement

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Political Science & African American Studies

Minor: Public Policy and Race & Law

Favorite A Phi Memory: My favorite memory from Alpha Phi was Big Little Reveal. I made unforgettable memories with my Big all night long in cute matching cowgirl outfits!

 

CAITLYN GUNTLE

Director of Community Development

THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT

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MIRA PAREKH
Director of Social Media
LAUREN YUNISKIS

Asst. Director of Social Media

MAKENA UMNAS
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
calalphaphivpm@gmail.com

Hometown: Orange, California

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Psychology & Public Health

Minor: Public Policy

Favorite A Phi Memory: My favorite memory from Alpha Phi was Bid Day! My roommate and I found out we both went Aphi at the same time- we were so happy and excited!

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MIRANDA SHEN

Director of Merchandising

THE RISK DEPARTMENT

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ASHTON VALDOVINOS
Director of Health,
Wellness, & Accountability
CARLY KRAEMER
Coordinator of Academic Development
LAILY MILANI & LOGAN REEVES

Co-Directors of Internal Social Events

GRACE KOWALEVSKY
VICE PRESIDENT OF RISK
calalphaphivprisk@gmail.com

Hometown:  Indianapolis, Indiana

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Psychology

Minor: Gender & Women's Studies

Favorite A Phi Memory: When the power went out last semester and we were all really scared so we played cards by the emergency lights in the hallways and took turns checking out the scary noises

the house makes. I also really enjoyed

big little this year because spoiling the

newbies is really fun :)

PERRI RUSSELL
Director of External Social Events
 IZZY BANATAO & BECCA STARR

Co-Directors of Philanthropy

HALEY SUMMERS
Health Worker

THE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

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VIDA KEYVANFAR

Chaplain

ANDREA JIMENEZ

Marshall

CELINE WHERRITT
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
calalphaphida@gmail.com

Hometown: Mission Viejo, California

Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Global Poverty & Practice

Favorite A Phi Memory: Having a sleepover with Sarah Zhang because we are inseparable best friends!

 

ISSABELLA ROMO

Guard

ADDITIONAL MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

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RIA SOOD 
PANHELLENIC DELEGATE
calalphaphipanhell@gmail.com

Hometown: Palo Alto, California

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Public Health

Favorite A Phi Memory: Battling up the hills every Friday morning for the best brunch prepared by Chef Vince!