2022-2023 BOARD MEMBERS

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PRESIDENTS

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Giselle Hafen

Hello! My name is Giselle (she/her) and I am very happy to be serving as one of your co-Presidents for this academic year! I’m a fourth-year Math major, with an emphasis on Education! 

I’ve been involved with RCC since my first year of college!! I’ve stuck around for so long because I am passionate about community service, but ALSO, because this club is genuinely filled with some of the most amazing people. I highly recommend you stick around too, I think you’ll fit right in ♡︎

Here’s to another great year, I hope to see you around :)

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Elyssa Ledesma

Hi everyone!

My name is Elyssa (e-lie-za) Ledesma and I am a 4th year majoring in Human Biology. I am so excited to be serving as one of your Co-Presidents this academic year! In my free time, I enjoy drawing, bullet journaling, listening to music, and spending lots of time with my friends.

I joined RCC in my sophomore year because of my interest in community service. In addition, I also felt incredibly welcomed when I attended my first general meeting — everyone was so kind and inclusive, which made me want to keep coming back to events and socials. Throughout my time in the club, I was able to meet so many amazing people and build lasting relationships! Joining the club was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I’m definitely going to miss RCC a lot when I graduate, but before that happens, I’m excited to see the things we will accomplish this upcoming year! ❤️

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SECRETARY

Amber Liang

Hello!


My name is Amber Liang and I’m excited to be serving as your Secretary for the 2022-2023 year! I am a third-year Education Sciences, Psychological Science, and Urban Studies major. In my free time, I enjoy being crafty, 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. 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!

TREASURER

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Meghan Smith

Hi everyone! 

My name is Meghan (Meg) and I am a 4th year Environmental Science and Policy major. I am very honored to serve as your Treasurer for the 2022-2023 academic year! Some of my most favorite hobbies include, reading, gardening, gaming, and listening to music

I’ve been apart of RCC since my very first quarter at UCI and have met so many amazing individuals who I have formed so many core memories with! This club has been incredibly uplifting and has allowed me to truly thrive and make the most out of my college experience. RCC has been a second home to me and I hope that the immaculate energy it houses will be passed on to you as well! I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all as well as creating everlasting memories together! ❤️

PUBLICITY

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Georgina Alvarez

Hello everyone!

My name is Georgina and I am ⅓ of your publicity chairs this year! I am a fourth year pre-med biological sciences major. In my free time I like to sew, crochet, be outdoors, and watch movies/shows!

I joined RCC fall quarter 2021 in hopes to gain a sense of community at UCI. I found this and so much more when I began to attend RCC general meetings and events! I met the most amazing people that made me feel welcome in a very new environment for me all while being able to help and give back to the OC community. As a board member I hope to provide this same feeling and contribute towards an amazing and welcoming environment for you all! ❤️

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Christine Nguyen

Hello! My name is Christine (she/her) and I’m so excited to serve as 1/3 of this year’s publicity! I’m a 3rd year Biological Sciences major and enjoy crocheting, listening to music, and watching kdramas in my free time!

I joined RCC my first year seeking out an opportunity to meet new friends and get involved on campus! I can confidently say I got so much more than that through my time here. I’ve never experienced a more welcoming environment that makes even an introvert like me keep wanting to come back! 

I’m thrilled to get to know everyone and can’t wait to have another amazing year!

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Jake Russel

Hafa Adai everyone!

My name is Jake (he/him) and I am a 2nd year Psychological Science major.  I am very excited to be one of your Co-Publicity chairs this academic year!  My interests include binge-watching shows/anime, swimming, and listening to music.

I joined RCC fall quarter last year because I was looking for a club where I could do community service.  What I found was much greater than I expected.  I was able to meet so many fun and welcoming people who all wanted to put in their time to service as well.  I am looking forward to making new memories this year and I hope I can give you the same experience I had when joining the club!

EVENTS COORDINATORS

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Hannah Jian

Hello! My name is Hannah and I am a pre-med 4th-year Microbiology & Immunology major with a minor in Medical Humanities. I am grateful to be one of your Co-Events chairs this year and excited to help provide for you all amazing events! I love listening to music, watching YouTube, playing games, creative writing, and reading novels. 

I joined Red Cross Club during Fall quarter of my first year and it has been so much more of an experience than I ever anticipated. The fun and welcoming atmosphere of the club and its members have made RCC nothing short of a second family to me. And we get to help out the people in our community through volunteering. It's a win-win! I hope I can make your experience in the club as amazing as what got me in whether through working to provide service events or chatting with everyone during meetings or socials. Looking forward to meeting you all and hope to see you at club events or even just around campus!

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Ethan Vien

Hello everyone!


My name is Ethan (he/him), and I’m a 2nd year Chemistry major here at UCI. This year, I will be one of your Co-Events chairs helping organize the service opportunities this club is all about!

I like anything related to Pokemon, chilling with tft, camping, hiking, and exploring new places in the OC area. I’m also very eager to learn new things, so by all means come and hang out with me!

I was introduced to Red Cross in high school, where most of our work was helping run the occasional blood drive. It wasn’t until I joined RCC at UCI that I found a strong urge for commitment to the club. Community service allows me to give back and expose myself to the various needs of my community, but RCC isn’t just an ordinary service club. At RCC, you’ll build everlasting friendships with your fam, experience unforgettable moments, and have a blast wherever we go. With RCC, I promise you’ll find a second home right here at UCI!

FUNDRAISING

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Gabriel Gadia

Hey everyone!

I’m Gabriel Gadia, and I’m excited to be serving as one of your co-fundraising chairs this year. I’m a second-year Public Health Sciences major, with the goal of entering the medical field. I can’t wait to meet everyone this year!

I love eating, watching shows/movies, gaming, reading, or journaling. Outside RCC, you might even spot me around campus giving tours of UCI. Whenever you see me outside the club, don’t be afraid to shout-out, wave, or say hi. 😄 I’m always down to talk!

When I entered UCI last year, I joined RCC because I looked for service opportunities. And through the club’s events, meetings, and socials, I found a welcoming and wholesome community here. This motivated me to get more involved as a board member, to help drive the growth and success of a club I’m passionate about. I’m sure you will all have a rewarding and memorable experience with RCC this year. Let’s have a great and fun year making a difference together!!! 
 

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Brett Hartman

What’s up, everybody!

My name is Brett and I’m going to be one of your fundraising chairs this year! I’m a 3rd-year student going for a Film and Media Studies major as well as Management and Economics minors. I’m excited for this next year because we have a bunch of awesome stuff planned! 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 trying out anything new 🙂

After being on board for a year, I can’t wait to help raise money for the club because I know how much of an impact we make on local and international communities. Again, I’m glad you’ve checked out our club and I hope to see you there!

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Ceci Zhang

Hey everyone!

My name is Ceci Zhang and I am a 4th year Neurobiology major with a minor in Psychological Sciences. I am excited to be one of your Co-Fundraising for this academic year! I enjoy listening to music, watching videos, drawing stuff, playing video games and hanging out with my friends virtually or in person.

 

I joined RCC during the Fall of my first year, and its been a blast since! 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! Can't wait to meet yall and see you in meetings or events! :D

INTERNAL COORDINATORS

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Andrés Castañeda

Hi!

I’m Andrés and I’m a 4th year human bio major and I’m also one of your co-internals for the 22-23 year! I’ve been in Red Cross since my first quarter of my first year and fell in love with how service felt more like hanging while still giving back to the community. One of my favorite memories was going to service event called

Hemopet and playing with the dogs and just seeing them so happy.

 

I have a plethora of pets and grew up on a ranch; I also like outdoor things so if any one of those things interests you please let me know! I also research the human microbiome and observe different interactions between bacteria and viruses. I’m looking forward to planning events that will hopefully become your core memories in college!

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Nishanth Chamarthi

Hello Hello! My name is Nishanth and I will be one of your Co-Internals Chairs this year. I am a 3rd year Biological Sciences, debating whether to still switch into Neurobiology or not. I enjoy playing tennis, talking about my extra finger, hanging out with friends and listening to music or watching movies, and playing sports for fun. 

I joined RCC freshman year to experience how college Red Cross would be. I loved Red Cross back in high school and joined RCC with same expectations, and RCC has exceeded those expectations very well. It taught me to socialize more, make friends, learn some leadership skills, conduct events, and create a social life I can enjoy. I promise that you will be able to experience this same feeling, so with that join us and give it a try!

EXTERNAL COORDINATORS

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Alan Dominguez

Hi everyone! My name is Alan (he/him) and I’m serving as one of your Co-externals! On my free time I like listening to Spanish and English rock/pop, playing ukelele, playing sports, playing Genshin and Kingdom Hearts, and watching movies. I love superhero movies/shows like marvel and DC but in the end my heart is with DC ! I also like going out to try new boba and taco spots but I love food in general so if you ever need a partner to explore new food spots let me know!


I’m really excited to help plan amazing RCC events and I can't wait to meet everyone and make unforgettable memories with y’all! If you ever see me around campus please say hello! 
 

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Myra McCants

Hi! My name is Myra (she/her) and I'm thrilled to be one of your co-Externals for this school year! I'm a second-year biological sciences major and thinking about minoring in art history. In my free time, I enjoy walking around art galleries, going on bike rides, skiing, and going to concerts!

I was apart of the Red Cross club at my high school and thought, "Why not continue it in college?" RCC at UCI exceeded my expectations. The community was so welcoming and I immediately fell in love with the routine of attending general meetings, participating in weekend events, and hanging out with the club members!

This year I'm looking forward to welcoming new club members and working with my co-chair to plan the Thanksgiving Dinner, Charity Gala, and more!

WEBMASTER

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Sean Estabillo

Hello there!

My name is Sean Estabillo and I am thrilled to serve as your RCC Webmaster this year! I am a second-year Pharmaceutical Sciences major but I love studying world history in my spare time. I am a Star Wars fanatic and a seasoned world traveler with ~36 countries under my belt! I have plenty of stories to tell so come say hello on campus or message me online! 

I joined RCC in the fall quarter of my first year because I wanted to join a club with easy access to community service. Not only did I get the community service opportunities I was looking for, but I was also able to meet and talk with so many amazing people, including many of the current board! RCC was a great getaway from the bustle of chemistry and physics where I could make new friends, help out the community, and join the RCC family. I look forward to growing the RCC family as a board member this year! See you soon! ❤️