The CSA Board (2016 - 2017)


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Abdi Abdullah (2013) - Co-President

My name is Abdikarin Abdullahi and I am a human biology major with a minor in healthcare and social issues. I'm planning on attending medical school in order to become a pediatrician. Teaching is also something that peaks my interest, and I constantly attempt to seek ways to take what I'm learning in the classroom and utilize that to give back to my community.

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Irena Tang (2013) - Co-President

I am a third year human biology major in Revelle college. I am interested in becoming a pediatrician and giving back to the community. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, watching sports, swimming, and volunteering.

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Brenda Ngo - Vice President
& 2014 Cohort Chair

I'm a biochemistry/chemistry student in Warren College with a minor in business. I plan to pursue a career in medicine, possibly in the field of pathology. I also enjoy watching TV, crocheting, napping, and traveling. I really look forward to meeting the next generation of Chancellor's Scholars. It's going to be a great year!

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Kevin Yang (2013) - Treasurer

My name is Kevin Yang and I am a Human Biology student at Muir College. Some of my hobbies include browsing reddit along with various car forums, and also watching TV shows.

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Trevor Irwin (2013) - Peer Mentoring Coordinator

I'm a third-year Revelle student majoring in Aerospace Engineering. In my free time I enjoy long-distance running, video games, and playing guitar. I'm a strong advocate for the exploration of outer space and hope to one day travel beyond earth myself.

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Winnie Shi (2014) - Peer Mentoring Coordinator

I am a bioengineering: biotechnology major with a minor in math in Revelle college. I like doing research and hope to apply different approaches to help solve problems. I enjoy drawing, reading, trying new foods, and cracking lame jokes.

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Andy Thai (2014) - Webmaster & Communications

Hi! My name is Andy Thai and I study as a double major in Math-Computer Science and Cognitive Science with Specialization in Machine Learning and Neurocomputation.
I'm also a third year from Sixth College and in my free time, I like to do research, create video games, and create animations. After graduating from UCSD, I plan to go onto graduate school and eventually pursue a PhD in AI/Machine Learning.

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Tommy Dang (2015) - Webmaster & Communications Vice-chair

Hello! My name is Tommy Dang. I am a computer engineering student at Muir College. I spend my free time reading, programming, playing basketball, and watching movies.

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Winnie Kuang (2014) - Secretary

Hello, I’m Winnie. I’m a third-year Mechanical Engineering student at Revelle College. I’m interested in mechatronics, and hope to pursue a career related to this field. Apart from academics, I have a good number random hobbies such as trying out strange and exotic fruits, expanding my repertoire of noise-making, and exploring fancy-looking buildings to check out its ambiance. I’m also a huge fan of Neoclassical music. Looking forward to meeting and working with incoming and future Chancellor Scholars!

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Les Wang (2015) - Vice-Secretary

Hi everyone! I am currently a second year student in Revelle majoring in Computer Engineering. In my free time I enjoy reading, sleeping, procrastinating, and gaming.

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Jasmine Chiang (2015) - Event Coordinator Co-chair

Hello! My name is Jasmine Chiang and I am a second year in Muir College. My major is Electrical Engineering but I am not just all about STEM. I love to go to the beach, socialize at any event just to see what different activities people are into, and I am a huge fan of exploring new places.

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Alex Velazquez (2015) - Event Coordinator Co-chair

My name is Alexis Velazquez Olivera, also known as Alex, a Latino student from Mexico who was raised in the Bay Area (Hayward). I have worked through many hardships and like to think of myself as someone who supports others and truly wants the best for everyone. I have been fortunate enough to participate as a member of the Chancellor's Scholars Cohort of 2016 and now as a board member of the CSA Board. As Event Co-Coordinator I hope to help facilitate great events with the help of my fellow board members! PS: If you ever need any advice or just a friend, do not be afraid to contact me! My email is a4velazq@ucsd.edu.

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Cindy Ayala - 2015 Cohort Chair

Hello! My name is Cindy Ayala. I am a Mechanical Engineering major in Revelle. Academically, I enjoy STEM, especially math and computer science. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, exploring new places, binge watching Netflix and trying new food. After UCSD, I hope to attend graduate school for engineering.

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Jenny Sayasang (2016)

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Anissa Delgado (2016)