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Chapter Officers

Nicole Soriano

Chapter President

Kappa has given me so much over the past couple of years that I wanted to be able to give back. Both the countless opportunities as well as cherished friendships I have found through this organization have not only allowed me to grow as an individual but have also created a strong sense of support throughout my collegiate experience. I sought after this position in hopes to help facilitate this for other incoming Kappas and to continue the strength of our chapter here at Santa Cruz.

  • Position Description: I am responsible for making sure that the chapter operates to the best of its ability in all aspects and ensures delegation. I serve as an overall role model within the fraternity and throughout the the campus as well.
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Class: Junior
  • Email: 1870etamukkgpresident@gmail.com

Laura

Vice President of Standards

  • Position Description: As VP of Standards I am in charge of the standards committee. The committee is elected group of sister who help maintain policies of our chapter. We also focus on creating "spirit and moral" of the sisterhood by finding ways to celebrate our sisters.
  • Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
  • Age: 20
  • Class: Junior
  • Pledge Class: Pi (Fall 2016)
  • Major: General Psychology & MCD Biology
  • Hobbies: Eating, Youtube, Child Life Volunteer
  • Favorite Kappa Memory: Picking up my amazing littles, and every time they go and get food with me!
  • Email: etamuvps@gmail.com

Elena D'Angelo

Vice President of Organization

I wanted this position so that I could be a bigger part of Kappa and help lead my sisters! As VPO, I want to keep everyone updated on events and I hope to encourage involvement in meetings and all things Kappa!

  • Position Description: I am responsible for managing the calendar, welcoming the LC, and a lot of behind the scenes organization. My focus is keeping us organized so we can have all of our awesome events!
  • Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Email: etamuvpo@gmail.com

Claire Shiao

Vice President of Academic Excellence

After joining Kappa, I knew I wanted to be a part of CC. Accomplishing academic goals and helping motivate my friends have been something that I've always been doing so I thought the Vice President of Academic Excellence role would fit perfectly for me. I hope my committee and I are able to support and reward the chapter academically each quarter in helping the girls achieve their academic success/goals!

  • Position Description: My job is to promote high academic standards and encourage members to strive towards their academic and intellectual potential. My committee and I ensure the best academic performance each quarter by rewarding members who go above and beyond, and pro
  • Hometown: Hong Kong
  • Class: Junior
  • Email: kkgetamuvpae@gmail.com

Neena

Treasurer

  • Position Description: As treasurer I create a yearly budget for the chapter and officers, set quarterly dues for the chapter and handle any transactions that chapter officers need covered. I also can answer any questions about kappa finances for any members!
  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Age: 21
  • Class: Senior
  • Pledge Class: Rho Class (Fall 2017)
  • Major: Mathematics and Economics
  • Minor: Statistics
  • Hobbies: Hiking and painting
  • Favorite Kappa Memory: Big/ little reveal when I got my big!

Meg Mathers

Recording Secretary

I want to help each girl feel comfortable and like she has a family within the large campus. It’s a big school and Kappa makes it feel so much homier

  • Position Description: I am responsible for taking the minutes of Chapter and Chapter Council meetings and coordinating the revision of the Chapter Bylaws and Standing Rules.
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Email: kkgetamurecordingsecretary@gmail.com

Clare

Philanthropy Chairman

  • Position Description: I am responsible for planning and supervising philanthropy events as well as educating our chapter about the Fraternity's philanthropy strategy. This includes supporting RIF and child literacy, the local Santa Cruz community, and the Kappa Kappa Gamm
  • Hometown: Moraga, CA
  • Age: 20
  • Class: Junior
  • Pledge Class: Rho Class (Fall 2017)
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Hobbies: Art, traveling, spending time with family and friends
  • Favorite Kappa Memory: Traveling to Dallas, Texas for Kappa Leadership Convention.
  • Email: etamuphilanthropy@gmail.com

Cesia Villa Bello

Public Relations Chairman

I want to help every girl in our chapter feel seen, accepted, and celebrated. I also want to form better connections with other organizations on campus and the rest of the student body. My ultimate goal is to hold everyone in our chapter accountable for their actions, uplift them, and improve the way UCSC views Greek life.

  • Position Description: I facilitate the relationships of the chapter by communicating with other organizations and running Eta Mu's social media outlets. I also am in charge of Alumni relations and Alumni Reunion Weekend.
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Class: Junior
  • Email: etamuprchair@gmail.com

Rowan

New Member Chairman

  • Position Description: As the new member chairman, I have the pleasure of helping guide the new members in the ways of Kappa Kappa Gamma. I am a friend and mentor that helps these new members transition into the chapter with confidence and ease.
  • Hometown: Oakland, CA
  • Age: 21
  • Class: Junior
  • Pledge Class: Pi (Fall 2016)
  • Major: MCD Biology
  • Hobbies: Cooking, crafting, journaling at coffee shops, and soaking up the sun.
  • Favorite Kappa Memory: My favorite Kappa memory is going to Kappa Leadership Conference in Texas and being able to meet Kappas from all over the nation. I was most touched by the fact that 500 women could come together and share the same traditions, values and songs withou
  • Email: kkgetamunm@gmail.com

Olivia Garipay

Membership Chairman

After seeing the behind-the-scenes of recruitment earlier this year, I hoped that I would be able to have the position this year! I wanted to be a part of the process to plan a recruitment that reflects the values of Kappa, but also inspires a new class of amazing women who embody those attributes.

  • Position Description: Run and put on recruitment for this coming fall quarter. It is my job to get girls excited about joining a sorority and more specifically Kappa Kappa Gamma.
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Class: Sophomore

Victoria Caballero

Event Chairman

Becoming Event Chairman was intriguing for me because I’ve always loved using my creativity to show appreciation for others or to help anyone out. I grew up with a mom who had such a natural talent for putting together the most extravagant and cutest events for our family/friends. As Event Chairman, I want to create enjoyable, entertaining and memorable events that our sisters will be able to bond over.

  • Position Description: Plan and oversee all events in Kappa. It's hard work but lots of fun!
  • Hometown: La Verne, CA
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Email: etamuevent@gmail.com

Tara

Risk Management Chairman

  • Position Description: As Risk Management, I am ensuring our chapter activities are not only fun, but safe for everyone. I act as a liaison between our regional risk specialist, making sure she is aware of each of the activities we put on as a chapter.
  • Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
  • Age: 20
  • Class: Junior
  • Pledge Class: Rho Class (Fall 2017)
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Hobbies: Hiking, soccer, zumba, making friendship bracelets
  • Favorite Kappa Memory: Powderpuff!!! I got to know so many incredible kappas during powderpuff and got a lot closer with people who I wasn't as close with before.

Sofi Williams

Marshal

I wanted to be marshal after going through initiation and seeing how special the whole process was. I’m looking forward to helping run initiation and sharing more about the rituals and what makes Kappa, Kappa!!

  • Position Description: I am responsible for learning and teaching our members about all the traditions that Kappa Kappa Gamma shares and all the rituals that keep us bonded as sisters. I am also responsible to act as a chapter historian.
  • Hometown: San Fernando Valley, CA
  • Class: Junior

Lilly Stall

Education Chairman

I hope to create an empowering environment where we all can learn about and appreciate one another's identities, cultures, and backgrounds.

  • Position Description: As Education Chairwoman I am responsible for educating the chapter through both monthly programming events and weekly announcements. I am also in charge of Senior Events ensuring that our Senior members remain active during their last year.
  • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Email: kkgetamueducation@gmail.com

Lauren Sandifer

House Chairman

I’m really excited to be apart of CC and be house chair! I’m looking forward to hosting etiquette and Thanksgiving dinner. Hopefully I can make them as fun as a time as it has been for me in the past!

  • Position Description: I am responsible for holding Etiquette dinners, Thanksgiving dinner and bring snacks to meetings and other events. Although we don't have a house, it is still really important that the committee works together and helps create strong bonds.
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Class: Junior

Bethany Reader

Panhellenic Delegate

I didn't expect to have a position my first year, but I knew I wanted to be involved to make a positive impact. The thought of being in a position I had never heard of before was scary, but I have met so many amazing people through this opportunity and it has opened my eyes to new things.

  • Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Class: First Year
  • Position Description: I attend Panhellenic meetings with representatives from Gphi and Theta to discuss matters that affect all of the Panhellenic sororities on campus like Panhellenic sisterhoods and recruitment.
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