2021-2022 BOARD MEMBERS
I’m Justin DeCarlo, I’m a fourth year Mechanical Engineering major, and I will be one of your Co-Presidents this year! Interests include Giants baseball, playing bass, making and vibing to music, playing pool, and destroying my sleep schedule. If I don't hang with people for too long, I de-spawn, so hang out with me pls.
I joined RCC in Winter 2020 looking for some new opportunities doing service for the community as well as some new people to call friends, but at the time I had no idea I'd fall in love with the club and apply for board a couple short months later. I served as one of the Co-(Just)Internal chairs last year, and I knew I wanted to come back for more with this amazing club. RCC has been home to some of my favorite memories with some of my favorite people, and based on the fact you're reading this, I know you too will have your own lasting memories with us!
♡ Hey everyone! ♡
My name is Kayla Briceño, and I am a 3rd-year Public Health Policy major. Words can not express how excited I am to be serving as one of your Co-Presidents and Co-Treasurers for the 2021-2022 year!
I joined RCC at UCI the fall quarter of my 1st-year because I wanted to meet people who value service, fellowship, and inclusivity as much as I do. Joining this campus organization has definitely been the best decision I have made in college because it has provided me with a group of intelligent, altruistic, and charismatic friends, while simultaneously enabling me to acquire innumerable leadership skills. I am confident that RCC at UCI will profoundly impact you in the same way!
I look forward to getting to know you all, and making endless memories together that we will cherish forever! I’ll always be available to chat, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!!
My name is Giselle Hafen and I am a third year Mathematics major, with an emphasis in Secondary Education...basically, I’m going to be a math teacher. I am so incredibly excited to be serving as your Secretary this year!
I joined Red Cross my freshman year of high school but I’ve stayed this long for the super fun and fulfilling community service events, as well as the loving community. Whether online or in-person, joining this club is the easiest way to find another family ♡︎
Here’s to a great year and I hope to see you around :)
My name is Amber Liang and I’m excited to be serving as Publicity along with my two awesome co-chairs for the 2021-2022 year! I am a second year Education Sciences and Psychological Sciences major, and I enjoy being crafty, making art, playing or listening to music, traveling, and learning new things in my free time.
I joined RCC during the fall quarter of my first year to find more opportunities to volunteer, so I’ve pretty much experienced this club online. Needless to say, this club has exceeded beyond my expectations and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, from contributing to the community through service events to meeting all the wonderful and caring club members. Feel free to reach out if you ever need anything, and I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all!
My name is Doris Martinez and I am a fourth year bio-sci major. I am also one of the members of this year’s Publicity team along with my lovely co’s.
I joined RCC fall quarter of my second year (before everything went online 😕) mainly due to the Anteater Involvement Fair (and because I was in Red Cross during highschool) and I really enjoyed the close knit environment that this organization provided, along with being able to help others through community service. I have made many lasting friendships through this club and hope that many of you reading this can also experience that. The thing I love most about this club is that we really try to get to know each other and that makes the experience a lot more fun. I am typically on the quiet side but feel free to joke around with me or talk to me about anything and everything. Also warning: it is my job to take pictures so if you do become my friend, expect bad photos of you to be taken >:)now you all, and making endless memories together that we will cherish forever!
My name is Elyssa (e-lie-za) Ledesma, and I am a third year Bio Sci major currently wanting to specialize in Human Bio. I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the Publicity position along with my two other amazing co's ! In my free time, I love doing anything art-related, especially bullet journaling and drawing. I also love to travel, eat good food, listen to music, and hang out with my friends.
I joined RCC this past year because I wanted to be more involved, and it was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Despite everything being virtual, I was still able to meet and befriend a lot of amazing, dedicated, and hardworking people who share the same love of volunteering and giving back to the community. Attending events and socials have always been the best parts of my weeks because everyone has always been so friendly, welcoming, and just super fun to be around! Looking forward to making new memories with you all ❤️
My name is Meghan Smith and I am currently a third-year Environmental Science and Policy major. I am genuinely honored and completely ecstatic to be serving as one of your Co-Events chair for the 2021-2022 school year! When I’m not participating in RCC I will usually be obsessing over anime, gardening, cloud/star gazing, or spending countless hours playing video games.
I joined RCC fall quarter of my first-year in order to meet people with the same passions and interests as me. After two years of being in the club, words cannot describe how truthfully uplifting and life changing it has been as it has allowed me to thrive in not just college but also as a contributing member of my community. RCC has provided me with lifelong friends, core memories, and a second home so definitely expect the same energy to pass over to you! I look forward to getting to know you all as well as creating new and everlasting memories together!
My name is Nishanth Chamarthi and I’m currently a 2nd year majoring in Biological Sciences. I will be one of your Co-Events Coordinator for the 2021-2022 year and I am excited and honored to serve the club and you guys as well! A bit about myself is that I like to draw landscape art, hang out with friends and family, play video games and sports, especially tennis.
I joined RCC last year mainly because I was part of the Red Cross in my high school and I wanted to continue the service in college as well. Even though it was a new experience entering a virtual style RCC, I still had an amazing year and saw dedicated members that showed excellent teamwork. Therefore, I’m really glad to be in RCC and meet friends with the same goal and make wonderful memories. I’m looking forward to a great year with fun service events planned, meeting new members, and creating cool memories. Take care and see you all soon!
Hi! My name is Gabrielle Satumba and I am a 4th year Biological Sciences major with a minor in health informatics! I am one of your co-FUN-draising chairs for 2021-2022! I like traveling, playing videogames, matcha, and watching movies.
I joined Red Cross sophomore year and I never thought I would find such a club with such a genuine community filled with kind-hearted people. American Red Cross at UCI have the most welcoming people you will ever meet. I love this club so much, and I've made so much fun memories. I hope to uphold the community with the same compassion!
Hello! My name is Hannah Jian and I am a third-year Microbiology & Immunology major with a minor in Medical Humanities. I am grateful to be one of your Co-Fundraising chairs for this year and am excited to help the club reach new heights! I love listening to music, watching YouTube, playing games, and creative writing.
I joined Red Cross during Fall quarter of my first year. To be honest, I joined for volunteering and didn't expect the club to become the major anchor in my life. Everyone I met was fun and accepted me with open arms. The various types of events available also let me appreciate volunteering even more.
I hope I can make your experiences as memorable and welcoming as possible. Even if current events cause the club to be in-person, virtual, or a mixture of both, Red Cross will still be an amazing place to make new fun memories and friends. Looking forward to meeting you all and hope to see you around campus, zoom, or perhaps on Ring Road!
My name is Raychelle Benito, a fourth year Human Biology major aiming for a MD. I joined the Red Cross Club in my second year and it has honestly become family to me. I am proud to be serving you all as one of your Co-Fundraising Chairs for the 2021-2022 year. Whether at home online or in person out in the field, let’s have fun making a difference together. A little tidbit to know about me is that I play video games, have two dogs, draw, sing and voice act for fun. I cannot wait to meet and get to know you!
I’m Alan and I’m currently a 3rd year biological sciences major. I’ll be one of your Co-Internal coordinators this year so I’ll be planning socials, icebreakers, and some other cool stuff that I’m really excited about!! :)) Anyways, If you’re reading this then you probably want to know a bit more about me so for starters I LOVE tacos and boba. I also really like playing board/card games, video games, and sports! I also like music so if you’re into trading/recommending music let me know! I’m currently teaching myself how to play ukulele and I like playing bass occasionally.
I joined RCC Fall quarter of my first year and it has been such an amazing experience sticking around this far. I’ve been able to volunteer and help the community so easily with this club all while making many long lasting friendships/memories that I’ll never forget. There is so much that this club has to offer that I’m sure you’ll find at least one reason to stick around :)). I’m very excited to meet everyone and I can’t wait to finally be back at school in person! If you see me around on campus make sure to wave or save Hi! I’ll wave back I swear(I’m pretty friendly).
What’s up, everybody!
My name is Brett and I’m going to be one of your internal coordinators this year! I’m a 2nd-year Business Economics student with a potential minor in Management, and I hope you’re just as excited as I am about RCC because there’s so much in store! A little bit about what I enjoy doing is outdoor activities (basketball, volleyball, hiking, biking, many more lol), listening to and playing music (particularly guitar), watching movies, and pretty much anything new!
I’m so excited to be in this position because I love meeting new people and creating a caring atmosphere where everyone feels included. One of the main reasons why I joined this club was to be in such a great community with people who genuinely care for each other and want to spread good. This club is a safe space for everybody, so feel free to reach out to me or any of the other board members! :))
I’m Andrés Castañeda and I am one of your External Coordinators and a 3rd year bio major. I’m an outdoorsy kinda guy and the only time I’m ever at my apartment is to sleep, so that says a lot. I’m an EMT and I’m super interested in emergency medicine so if you get hurt during an event, I legally can’t provide care but I know how to save your life.
I joined RCC the fall of my first year and enjoyed making friends not only with other members, but with board too so I hope I can do the same. Doing community service with RCC honestly just feels like hanging out with friends while making a difference in the community; and that’s honestly what I love most about RCC. I’m looking forward to finally being able to interact with other members of the club in person; also I hope you can excuse my terrible jokes in advance and that you help me with my running joke war with one of my co-chairs.
I am Christina Lee, a second-year psychology major. It is a pleasure to be serving as one of your co-externals for the 2021-22 school year. A little something about myself would be that I like drawing, listening to music, and playing games.
I joined Red Cross during my first year of high school and am continuing to be a part of the Red Cross because of the wonderful and supportive community along with the fun and enriching community service events. While I have not been in the club as long as some of the other board members have, the club offered many opportunities for me to meet people and have fun during the pandemic. This close community is why I am in RCC and what I hope everyone experiences when they become involved in the club.
As an ending note, I am excited to be able to meet you all in person this year and create fun memories together!
My name is Christine Nguyen and I’m delighted to say that I’ll be serving as 1/3 of your External Coordinators! I’m a second year Bio Sci major (please don’t ask anything about my major because I’ll only be able to tell you that the pancreas is the powerhouse of the cell) and I tend to spend my free time listening/watching things on true crime, playing games, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.
I joined RCC fall quarter last year and I can honestly say it’s been one of the greatest decisions I’ve made. At the very first meeting I went to, everyone made me feel so welcomed and comfortable despite me being new and joining in the middle of the quarter. This is definitely one of the reasons why I’ve stayed in the club and decided to apply for board! I’ve met some really amazing people here and can assure you that you’ll feel the same way I felt when I first joined being involved with this club. I’m so excited to get to know everyone, make some amazing memories, and have a great year! See you soon!
My name is Ceci Zhang and I am a 3rd year Neurobiology major. I am excited to be your webmaster for this academic year! I enjoy listening to music, watching videos, playing video games or hang out with my friends virtually or in person.
I joined RCC during the Fall of my first year, and while I didn't expect much at first, this club became so much more once I got the chance to socialize and hang out with my fellow club members! Through experiencing the club in person and online via volunteering events and socials, the community I found within this club is the most heartwarming and wholesome environment I have been in, and I often look back and see that it was among the best decisions I have made freshman year, since they made it so much easier to join a community and build friendships <3
I cant wait to meet y'all in person!! Feel free to reach out to me if you need anything or just want to chat about whatever :D