Executive Council 2019

 

For any interview requests, please contact the PHC President. 

 

 

 

 

President

Nanita Balagopal

Email: phc.president@calgreeks.com​​

Contact Regarding: Everything, recruitment, partnerships, press statements, contact information, general inquiries.

Year: 3rd Year

Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Major: Political Science 

Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I was involved with SUPERB for two years. I also served on Panhellenic last year as VP Community Development. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, singing, dancing, and acting!

Favorite Part of Greek Life: Inviting other Greek members to my chapter's events and showing those in other houses what I care about and who I really am when I am comfortable at home.

Fun fact: I'm fluent in a South Indian language, Malayalam.

Executive Vice President

Ella Griffith

Email: phc.evp@calgreeks.com

Contact Regarding:  Bylaws, elections, finance, general inquiries  

Year: 3rd Year

Hometown: Forestville, CA

Major: Conservation and Resource Studies Major, Food Systems and GIS Minor

Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I work  with the Cal Housing and Dining Sustainability Team where I have been the Food Waste Reduction Coordinator for the past two years. I am currently researching with a professor in the Oral History Department to prep interviews from various environmental justice leaders. I have also been on the executive board of the CalGreeks Alcohol Taskforce. Last year, I served PHC as VP Sustainability. I love hammocking, attending game days, and collaging poems of magazine articles. 

Favorite Part of Greek Life: I love the small, tight-knit community and value the opportunity to teach and learn from my peers when dealing with issues relevant to the real world, such as SVSH and mental health. 

Fun Fact: I hold the green-bean picking record in my family!

VP Risk Management
Ariana Garrotto
Email: phc.risk@calgreeks.com
Contact Regarding:  Risk management policies, hazing policies, education programs, new member conduct
Year: 3rd Year
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Political Economy Major, Gender and Women's Studies Minor
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I am involved in the suitcase clinic. I am also part of the CalGreeks Alcohol Taskforce and intern for Kamala Harris in her San Francisco office. I love to read, go to cafes, and hang out with my friends in my free time!
Favorite Part of Greek Life: I love being surrounded by strong and empowering individuals who inspire me everyday.  
Fun Fact: I have a Boston Terrier named Dobby.
VP Membership
Melanie Knoepfler
Email: phc.membership@calgreeks.com
Contact Regarding:  Recruitment
Year: 3rd Year
Hometown: Davis, CA
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: I teach a Decal on Greek Mythology in modern film and volunteer at Alta Bates. I also enjoy baking and hiking!
Favorite Part of Greek LifeI love getting to meet so many people including her best friends who I may have not met if I hadn't joined the community. 
Fun Fact: I am learning Romanian.
VP Communications
Alex Hansen
Email: phc.communications@calgreeks.com
Contact Regarding:  General Inquiries, partnerships, internship opportunities.
Year: 2nd Year
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Media Studies Major, Journalism Minor
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I work in ASUC Senator Zach Carter's office on his Greek life taskforce. I am also an Ambassador for Bumble (girls make the first move!). In my free time, I love being goofy with friends, exploring SF, and researching travel destinations on Pinterest. 
Favorite Part of Greek Life: I love living with seventy women who frequently make my stomach hurt from laughing so hard but also always pick me up when I'm down. 
Fun Fact: When I was 4, I memorized all the state capitals and state flowers for fun. Couldn't tell ya any of them now, though!
VP Programming
Ashley Nelson
Email: phc.programming@calgreeks.com
Contact Regarding:  Partnerships and co-programming
Year: 3rd Year
Hometown: Placentia, CA
Major: Sustainable Environmental Design Major, City Planning Minor
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I am captain of the Cal dance team. I was also Miss Bay Area 2018!
Favorite Part of Greek Life: My favorite part of Greek Life is the many friendships and connections I have made while giving back to my community. 
Fun Fact: I was a magician's assistant on a Spanish television show but I don't know Spanish and so I was confused the entire time.
Head Recruitment Counselor
Jules Lamm
Email: phc.hrc@calgreeks.com
Contact Regarding:  Recruitment Counselors
Year: 3rd Year
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I served as VP of community outreach for the Dance Marathon for two years. I also have worked at a research lab at UCSF. I love dancing, skiing, and eating!
Favorite Part Of Greek Life: I love the privilege to be surrounded by amazing women who inspire and uplift me.
Fun Fact: I have raised and trained three guide dogs for the blind!
VP Philanthropy
Camellia Edalat
Email: phc.philanthropy@calgreeks.com
Contact Regarding:  Philanthropy dates and times, partnership and volunteer opportunities
Year: 2nd Year
Hometown: Newport Coast, CA
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I am a member of Girl Up and also volunteer at Alta Bates. I love watching movies, trying new foods, and being with my family and friends. 
Favorite Part Of Greek Life: I love meeting so many new incredible people. 
Fun Fact: I speak Farsi and have a dog named Gucci! 
VP Scholarship
Emilee Hall
Email: phc.scholarship@calgreeks.com
Contact Regarding:  Academic support, desired scholastic programming, partnerships.
Year: 3rd Year
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I work in a physics research lab that synthesizes and studies graphene aerogels. I am also a Sage mentor and tutor elementary students as well as volunteering at Alta Bates. I like to explore SF and hike!
Favorite Part Of Greek Life: I love all of the friends I have made.
Fun Fact: I have watched The Office over five times- it never ceases to be funny!
VP Sustainability
Maddie Dolan
Email: phc.sustainability@calgreeks.com
Contact Regarding:  Desired partnerships and sustainability information
Year: 3rd Year
Hometown: Moraga, CA
Major: Society and the Environment Major, Environmental Economics and Policy Minor
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I am involved with Greening the Greeks and am very passionate about the environment. I love hiking and writing in my free time. 
Favorite Part of Greek Life: The sense of community that I always feel!
Fun Fact: I spent last summer interning in Singapore! I even saw a scene of Crazy Rich Asians being filmed. 

VP Community Development 

Jackie Liu

Email: phc.development@calgreeks.com

Contact Regarding: diversity inclusion and accessibility questions

Year: 3rd Year
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Major: Nutritional Science Dietetics 
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I am a member of the UC Berkeley Club Weightlight Rowing team and part of the BearCare taskforce. I love hiking, running, doing yoga, and baking!
Favorite Part Of Greek Life: I love having a small community within the larger Berkeley campus. I have been able to meet so many people not only within my own chapter that have made my experience so amazing. 
Fun Fact: I lived in Shanghai for ten years!

VP Health and Wellness

Annie Dabasinskas

Email: phc.wellness@calgreeks.com

Contact Regarding: health and wellness and accessibility questions

Year: 2nd Year
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Public Health Major, Data Science Minor 
Campus Involvement & Hobbies: At Cal, I was Health Worker of my sorority and am a member of Destress with Dogs. 
Favorite Part Of Greek Life: I love making lifelong connections that I am making with incredibly vibrant and motivated women. 
Fun Fact: I have a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do!