Meet Our Spring 2023 Officer Board!
Kaneesha Goyal (they/them)
My name is Kaneesha and I’m the president of Cal Habitat. I love all the different ways Cal Habitat allows us to get involved in the community! My fun fact is that I like making jewelry :)
Taylor Lacey (she/her)
Soup Kitchen Coordinator
I love habitat because we get to know the people in the organizations we volunteer with. It gives us a better understanding of the issues we are working to solve, and makes the experience more memorable. My fun fact is that I have a pet chinchilla!
Sarah Skotnicki (she/her)
My favorite thing about Cal Habitat is meeting and working with others who are also interested in bettering our community and the world. I’m really excited to tackle build projects with you all this semester. A fun fact about me is that I’m allergic to some sunscreens.
Andres Chaidez (he/him)
i love habitat because everyone i've met is so kind, fun and wholesome and we get to tangibly see how we positively affect the community we live in.
a fun fact about me is i can do the splits (all of them (:< )
Ana Saldana (she/her)
Hi I’m Ana an intended linguistics major. I’m a build officer excited to make Habitat an amazing time. One thing I enjoy about Habitat are the people who are welcoming. One interesting fact about me is that I go to Mexico during both vacations.
Joanne Park (she/they)
I’ve met a lot of fun, selfless, and down-to-earth people volunteering for Habitat.
Fun fact: I can eat large amounts of food really quickly
Samuel Li (he/him)
Hi, my name is Samuel Li and I am a Economics and Applied Math major who will be serving as a fundraising officer for this year! I love Cal Habitat because its chill culture, which is a stark contrast to the seriousness of professional life. I look forward to working with everyone in a more laid-back setting while instigating a significant impact!
P.S. I'm red-green colorblind, so don't mention Christmas to me
Anica Terbijhe (she/her)
Political Advocacy Chair
hi !!! my name is anica and i’m advocacy this semester! i love habitat because i love the community and the people and the fact that we get to help out around the bay area! a fun fact about me is that i have a twin on campus, so yes i can be in two places at once :)
Natalie Sanchez (she/her)
As vice president, I’m in charge of all communication between the general members and officers - so i’ll be the 1am notification you’ll be receiving Tuesday nights ;) I love habitat because of the wide range of projects we undergo, from braiding bread to building homes, and the amazing friendships you’ll make. Something I think is extremely important about me is my need to hide minions in all my presentations.
Hannah Swee (she/her)
Special Events Coordinator
i love that habitat hosts different events every week—there’s always a way for members to serve the local community! a fun (but slightly embarrassing) fact about me is that i play minesweeper every day.
Leah Mealey (she/her)
Special Events Coordinator
I am 1/2 of the special events committee (special event tbd) and i love habitat because it allows me to serve the community in a meaningful and engaging way. a fun fact about me is that I have a sunscreen collection
Emily Curtin (she/her)
My favorite thing about Habitat is all the amazing people it has introduced me to. Everyone in this club cares so much about helping others and I love seeing that dedication every time I'm at an event. A fun fact about me is I read the 6th Harry Potter book in one day in the 5th grade.
Jerry Jiang (he/him)
I am Publicity Officer (creates flyers, organizes tabling schedule, and designs the end of year merch). I love habitat for the great community I met through volunteering. Fun fact: my hobby is growing hot peppers
Jack Yang (he/him)
social just makes sure everyone gets to know each other and have fun outside of just community service! habitat's pretty cool cuz it’s super easy to be involved and do things that help the community with such fun and light hearted people! fun fact i can flip like 3 eggs on a pan at the same time!
Sofia Garaygay (she/her)
I am social chair! I love habitat because of the welcoming and dedicated community of people involved in the club. everyone brings their own unique personality to the club and it’s so fun to see everyone work together! one fun fact about myself is that i grew up with llamas, chickens, goats, and sheep as pets (alongside the dogs and cats).
Elena Fu (she/he/they)
hellooo! i’m elena, a current second year and one half of the education officer team! essentially, i, with my co-officer, oversee habitat’s housing crisis decal. i’ll also be helping facilitating our weekly habitat homework help! habitat is such a fabulous club, not only because its big heart for volunteering and environmental and social causes, but also because of the major sense of community and friendship i’ve found! fun fact about me? every single person in my immediate family is left handed… so do what you want with that information.
Charlotte Wong (she/her)
Hello! My name is Charlotte, and I’m a third year studying microbial biology and music! I’ve been in Habitat ever since I got to Berkeley and I truly have enjoyed every moment I’ve spent in the club, whether it be going to Monterey Bay to build houses or going to the Berkeley Marina for a kayaking social. If I’m not studying or practicing piano, it’s likely you’ll find me playing ping pong in MLK!
Kailey Villaroman (she/her)
hi i’m kailey and i’m local this semester! local focuses on doing service, such as cleanups and restorations, around the bay area. i love habitat because it is such an amazing community with the best people. a fun fact about me is that i’m a habitat officer. (i can’t think of any fun facts :') )
Tylar Banta (she/her)
Hi! I'm one of the local chairs this semester which means I get to reach out to a bunch of fun orgs around the bay area for exciting volunteering events! Habitat is the best club on campus because even though we're one of the biggest it feels like one big happy family; I've met some of the most amazing people in college through this club! A fun fact about me is that I can fly hang gliders!
Celine Shen (she/her)
I’m local, I love habitat because of the close knit community and one fun fact about myself is that I’m a black belt in taekwondo
Leben Kawaguchi (she/they)
Collegiate Challenge Coordinator
I am in charge of CC (Collegiate Challenge), a week-long service trip where a group of general members will be volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity build site. I was drawn to and stayed in habitat because of the people; everyone is always so excited to participate and give back to the community while also fostering an inclusive and fun environment! Fun fact: I have a sourdough starter that I am more than happy to share
Emma Paradise (she/her)
Hi, I’m Emma and I’m one of the research coordinators this semester! One of my favorite things about Habitat is that it’s given me reasons to explore Berkeley and the East Bay and to try new activities. Going to events is a great way to meet people and to do meaningful volunteering! A fun fact about me is that I once badly lost in a watermelon head-rolling race against children in Ecuador.
Marco Alcazar (he/him)
The ability to help the community in so many various ways through our committee system is what makes me love the club. One fun fact is that I like creating video games
Zachary Khouri (he/him)
I’m education for this semester and I love habitat because I like how it’s a club where anyone and everyone can get involved. A fun fact about me is that I was born in Berkeley.