Fall Formal Recruitment will take place from August 26th to August 31st.

You can register for FFR here: https://enroll.icsrecruiter.com/pan/UNCALB.

For more info on FFR, visit: http://www.calphc.com/#!fall/cj1g.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Alex Bryant

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Business Administration and Public Health

Favorite Memory at Cal: Spending last summer as a CalSO leader and being constantly surrounded by the passion and excitement of new Cal Bears!

Hobbies & Interests: Eating too much ice cream, Netflix, running, travel, and photography

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Every time I talk to one of my sisters, I come away feeling inspired and proud to be surrounded by such strong, successful women. I am so humbled to count myself among them.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am so pumped to share in the excitement that joining a sorority brings to all the new members. It's a wild ride, but the end result is definitely worth it.

Name: Alexis Montoya

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Public Health

Favorite Memory at Cal: A group of my sistas and I rented a sail boat for a friends birthday and we spent the day cruising around the bay with apple cider and watermelon while cuddled under blankets and chatting about the joys of life! :)

Hobbies & Interests: International and Global Health, community service, Netflix and crafting

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I always have someone to go workout with, try a new restaurant with or sit and talk about life with for 2 hours on a Friday night   

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I get to be a part of the recruitment process with the new members and be the best source of information that I can be so that every wonderful woman finds their perfect home!

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Anna Wood

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Molecular Environmental Biology

Favorite Memory at Cal: I am a campus tour guide and I gave a fabulous tour to prospective athletes on a game day last year--so fun!!

Hobbies & Interests: Reading books, hiking, going on adventures in the bae area, and watching Netflix in forts with my roommate

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I love being part of such a collaborative community, where girls will help and support me before they even know my name. Also the food is a whole lot better than the dorms.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I can't wait to meet all of the potential new members and help them find their perfect house!! :)

 

 

 

 

Name: Ariea Xu

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Business Administration and Political Science

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory at Cal is hiking up to the Big C late at night and getting to see all of Berkeley under the stars.

Hobbies & Interests: Oil painting, piano, dance, running, and hiking

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part about Greek life is meeting my best friends of course and getting to spend everyday with them as part of a larger community. It really feels like I found my niche in college and has really made Berkeley feel like home.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? To meet the potential new members!

 

 

 

Name: Audrey Xu

Year & Major: 4th Year; Economics and Computer Science minor

Favorite Memory at Cal: Eating cheesy sticks on the floor at 4 am on a weeknight for no reason with my best friend.

Hobbies & Interests: Dance, traveling, Netflix, and food

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I love that the community is about so much more than what your letters you wear. I have met so many amazing people who challenge and inspire me everyday in the Greek community  and I'm lucky enough to call some of them my best friends.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Recruitment can be an overwhelming experience but it can also be so fun and so worth it. I loved recruitment because my RC was so amazing and I really want to be able to help give that same experience to others by being that person for PNMs.

 

 

 

 

Name: Breanna Sevy

Year & Major: 4th Year; Sociology

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory at Cal was actually coming back to Berkeley over the summer and celebrating my 21st birthday with all of my sisters and friends that were here for the summer!

Hobbies & Interests: Mentoring, all sports (playing and watching), hiking, shopping, EATING, siestas, and  board games (:

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part of Greek life is definitely the friendships and connections you make throughout your time in the sorority!

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I'm a returning recruitment counselor and I cannot wait to help all of the incoming women through this process so they can find the best fit house for them!

 

 

 

 

Name: Celeste Bujold

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Sociology

Favorite Memory at Cal: My first dead week! A group of friends and I played barefoot soccer at Underhill during ‘the storm of the century’ and then made a giant slip'n slide down 4.0 hill  (read: dead week is not for studying).

Hobbies & Interests: I am most myself when I is outdoors - hiking, camping, hammocking, or doing any type of water related activity.  I also love finding hidden coffee shops, exploring new cultures abroad and random late night adventures.   

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part of joining Greek Life are the people I have met. I have made some of my closest friends this way and would not trade the experience for anything. 

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am excited to be a recruitment counselor because I love meeting new people and getting to know them.  I want to help girls find a home in Greek Life as I have found.  

 

 

 

 

Name: Chandler Spelta

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Psychology

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory at Cal is climbing to the top of the fire trails about the Clark Kerr campus and swinging on a rope swing with a group of friends. I ended up falling off the rope swing and cutting both of my knees open, but it was definitely worth it to be suspended over Berkeley.

Hobbies & Interests: Surfing, swimming, hiking, drawing in my adult coloring book, scootering, and exploring

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Participatory philo events where I can play all of the sports and participate in all of the activities even though I am not athletic at all.

 Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I want everyone to be able to find what I have found and more from the Panhellenic community and to get everyone excited about recruitment and the great opportunities and experiences it brings.

 

Name: Emily Nash

Year & Major: 4th Year;  Molecular Environmental Biology

Favorite Memory at Cal: Waving one of the Cal flags at the USC football game my freshman year

Hobbies & Interests: Backpacking, reading, and hanging out with my awesome little brothers

Favorite Part about Greek Life: The resources and relationships offered by a large student community

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I love introducing people to a community that has been such a supportive part of my college experience

 

 

Name: Gina Han

Year & Major: 4th Year; Sociology

Favorite Memory at Cal: There isn’t a specific moment that I can pin point and say it’s my favorite memory. But rather, I think it’s the overall experience made up of small instances that makes me feel so glad to be here. When someone in a discussion class mentions an idea that I’ve never thought of before, it reminds me that I’m surrounded by brilliant people who are going to be tomorrow’s leaders. When someone in my sorority brings me orange juice and tylenol because I’m sick, it reminds me that I am surrounded by generous and kindhearted people who make the world a better place. Small moments like this add up to make my time at Berkeley such a treasurable memory.

Hobbies & Interests: Ordering copious amount of food and then regretting it after eating too much too fast.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part about greek life is that I am constantly surrounded inspirational women who never fail to surprise me with their ambition, compassion, dedication, and loyalty. The kind of environment these women create brings me motivation to work towards my own professional and personal aspirations.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Recruitment is the first step of an an exciting journey with the Cal Panhellenic community. It was one of my first experiences at Cal and one of the most memorable ones as well. I'm thrilled to take part once again in this tradition as old as time and help make this recruitment as meaningful to others as it was once for me.

 

 

 

 

Name: Grace Jenks

Year & Major: 4th Year; Public Health

Favorite Memory at Cal: This is hard to pin down! I have been a camp counselor the past few summers, and hanging out with middle schoolers and high schoolers, along with my fellow counselors has been an exciting, fun, and rewarding experience! I have distinct memories leading cabin chats out under the stars, looking around, and realizing that I was in a place of complete wholeness.

Hobbies & Interests: Hiking up the fire trails, enjoying a good cup of coffee, browsing Pinterest, and giving/receiving back rubs

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I have enjoyed having lots of my friends in the same place. It is so convenient to be studying in my room, and if I need a break, walk down the hall to hang out! 

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I have wanted to be a Recruitment Counselor since I went through Fall Formal Recruitment my freshman Fall. I am excited to meet people going through recruitment and help them navigate the experience! I loved my Recruitment Counselor, and hope to be a similar positive figure.

 

 

 

 

Name: Isabel Alvarez

Year & Major: 4th Year; Molecular and Cell Biology- Developmental Genetics

Favorite Memory at Cal: Gamedays and all spontaneous intellectual conversations you'll come across at Berkeley

Hobbies & Interests: Running and food

Favorite Part about Greek Life: It's a home away from home

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Because I get to help these amazing Berkeley women find a home just like I did!

 

 

 

Name: Jackie Tarsitano

Year & Major: 4th Year; Molecular and Cell Biology

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory at Berkeley is probably living in the dorms.  It was such a "college" experience and where I made some of my best friends

Hobbies & Interests: Running, soccer, eating, cooking, and going on adventures with my friends

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I love the sense of togetherness it provides

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I'm excited to help other women find their home away from home

 

 

 

Name: Jamie Duncan

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Economics and Media Studies

Favorite Memory at Cal: Spontaneous Bago trip to UCLA my sophomore year for my birthday with my best friends!

Hobbies & Interests: Theater, Comedy, TV, Film, and being a cool ocean gal like the girls in Blue Crush

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Always having someone to go to the new thing that you've been dying to go to but don't want to go to alone. Being exposed to this large diverse group of amazing women to befriend and also to be able to access the incredible collective knowledge of these girls- picking classes and study abroad advice is invaluable! 

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I'm looking forward to hopefully being able to make everyone laugh and feel comfortable and keep the mood light! Also excited to see all my gals!! #ladies!!!!!

 

 

 

Name: Jayden Raye Lapin-Tatman

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Political Science

Favorite Memory at Cal: Clark Kerr Brunch with my floor on the weekends!

Hobbies & Interests: Playing guitar, singing, songwriting, and tae kwon do

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I have a small, intimate family within my own sorority, and a comforting and larger family within the Panhellenic community!

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Recruitment is a tough couple of days when it comes to conjuring up the energy to continue. I hope to show women that the 4 days of recruitment are worth it for not only 4 years of being in a sorority, but for a lifetime of networking!

 

 

 

Name: Kate Gibson

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies

Favorite Memory at Cal: I love being a part of school spirit at Cal, from spending time with friends cheering at football games (once I even crowdsurfed and got tossed in the air at a game) to singing with my a cappella group at various school events around campus. I can't think of a specific favorite memory because there have been so many amazing moments!

Hobbies & Interests: I have various different interests! I am a member of Drawn to Scale A Cappella, Theater 4 Charity, Cal Habitat for Humanity, and I am involved in ASUC. I absolutely love it all! I also was part of the publicity committee for the Gender Equity event Take Back the Night, which was very empowering and rewarding! I also love traveling, learning about different cultures, and studying foreign languages.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I love having a second family and a home away from home. We're all so goofy around each other and living together and hanging out at our house is really fun and entertaining!

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am so excited to be a recruitment counselor because I've loved getting to know even more members of the Panhellenic community, and I look forward to helping out with recruitment and being a resource in any way I can!

 

 

 

Name: Katie Gjoni

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Chemistry

Favorite Memory at Cal: Eating Yogurt Park with my favorite people, and sitting on grass in a sunny (non-exam) day.

Hobbies & Interests: Hiking, exploring, traveling, beaches, and FOOD

Favorite Part about Greek Life: It allows you to create a family away from home in a school as big as Cal.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I'm excited to get potential new members excited for greek life and make the process for them as smooth as possible.

 

 

 

Name: Kayleigh Cook

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Integrative Biology

Favorite Memory at Cal: Bonfire for the Big Game against Stanford!

Hobbies & Interests: Watching Netflix, hanging with friends, reading, cafe hopping, and laying on memorial glade

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Cheesy sticks....and all the incredible people I've met!

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I'm looking forward to getting the PNMs in my group and helping them find the chapter that fits them best!!

 

 

 

Name: Kelsi Krandel

Year & Major: 4th Year; Media Studies and Creative Writing minor

Favorite Memory at Cal: Publishing my first Daily Californian opinion column last semester and seeing my friends support me and my writing <3

Hobbies & Interests: Writing, dance, nail art, sleeping, watching TV and YouTube and justifying it as studying

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Having a support system for everything, be it successes or struggles and be it academic, social, or personal.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? My journey to my wonderful chapter was filled with a lot of ups and downs, and being able to be there for women going through similar experiences means a lot to me.  Being a Recruitment Counselor last year was so rewarding, and I'm thrilled to be back for round 2!

 

 

 

 

Name: Kylie Mulvaney

Year & Major: 4th year; Public Health and Integrative Biology

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory at Cal was during my freshman year when my best friend and I took advantage of Berkeley's beauty. We hiked up the Fire Trails for a lovely view of the city and ended up hopping on a bus to get Cheeseboard then make our way down to explore the Berkeley Marina just before sunset.

Hobbies & Interests: I'm a campus ambassador (tour guide) with an unprecedented obsession with the Campanile, health educator for Peer Health Exchange, and used to be my house's Health Worker. I also do research in the Department of Social Welfare and will be pursuing my Public Health thesis under the leadership of the team I have been working with!

Favorite Part about Greek Life: The expansive network of opportunities it provides - from formative friendships to extracurricular activities, the women in my house, and generally in the Panhellenic community, have provided endless enthusiasm towards an incredibly wholesome Berkeley experience.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I cannot wait to provide advice and encouragement to the women considering Greek life here at Berkeley - I have plenty of stories to share and total understanding of what it feels like to go through Fall Formal Recruitment.

 

 

 

 

Name: Laura Reynolds

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Molecular Environmental Biology

Favorite Memory at Cal: Eating 3 orders of nachos at my first Cal football game

Hobbies & Interests: Running, going to concerts, binge-watching New Girl, and viral kitten videos

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I love that I can have a smaller community at Cal that I can always come back to and rely on for support and fun times.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Being a part of Greek Life at Cal really helped me assimilate and find my place in such a big and exciting university.  I want to be a resource for other women interested in joining the Greek community who may feel a bitt overwhelmed or confused by the Recruitment process.

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Leah Hotchkiss

Year & Major: 3rd Year; English (Pre-Med) and Global Poverty & Practice minor

Favorite Memory at Cal: Everything, every day! I'm from Connecticut so every time that I step outside and it's sunny I have to pinch myself. Berkeley is absolutely surreal.

Hobbies & Interests: Women's health, fashion, theater,  and literature

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I have found Greek Life to be the place where ambition and charisma meet. I'm always amazed by how many people in Greek Life are leaders in other areas on campus.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Because we're going to have FUN!

 

 

 

Name: Liza Hoffman

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Undeclared  

Favorite Memory at Cal: I've had to many amazing experiences at Cal that makes it difficult to pinpoint a specific memory!

Hobbies & Interests: Yoga, hiking, dancing, and photography

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Having the opportunity to live in my chapter's house and getting to live with my best friends, while also having the opportunity to get to know all the women in my chapter.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Finding a chapter that is the best fit for you can be a difficult decision, but this is something that I am truly passionate about helping women with! By providing guidance to PNMs, I am helping them shape their college experience and nothing makes me happier than that!

 

 

 

Name: Marchelle Meza

Year & Major: 3rd Year;  Molecular and Cell Biology

Favorite Memory at Cal: It was finals week and it was super stormy out and I was buried desperately in my studies and dying for A's. So I went with my roommates and we rolled down 4.0 hill in the pouring rain. Consequently, we ended up completely covered in mud and lacking 4.0's.

Hobbies & Interests: Playing the guitar, watching medical dramas, jewelry making, thrift shopping, laying by the pool, playing field hockey and lacrosse, watching make-up tutorials, medicine, baking, and 60's/70's music

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part about Greek Life is the constant sense of togetherness. There are always others to talk to and connect with, whether its in your house or just in Panhellenic in general. You become a part of something that helps make such a large university seem smaller and more relatable.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? For me, recruitment was an incredibly foreign and overwhelming experience. However, my recruitment counselor made the experience more personable and she really helped me out a lot. I think recruitment counselors play a really important role in making the recruitment process more comfortable and I am eager to help girls go Greek here at UC Berkeley. I have had such an amazing experience in Greek Life and I want to help others share that experience as well.

 

 

 

Name: Michaela Sylvia

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Peace and Conflict Studies

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory thus far is Cal Day. The entire school comes together and celebrates ourselves, which is a ton of fun and really makes you appreciate the amazing school we get to go to.

Hobbies & Interests: I love food, coffee, and dogs at all times of the day! I also especially enjoy exploring San Francisco, hiking through the hills of Berkeley, and am a recently converted Bachelor/Bachelorette fan.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part about Greek Life is the fact that I have made great friends with girls I never would have met without Greek Life.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I'm excited to help girls figure out where they belong and help them find a home within our giant school.

 

 

 

Name: Mila Shklyar

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Political Science and Political Economy minor

Favorite Memory at Cal: Going to Vegas and seeing Britney Spears for Galentine's (Valentine's) day!

Hobbies & Interests: Crossing things off of my bucket list (i.e. have been skydiving, scuba diving, water jet skiing, and more)

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Meeting people from around the country (and even world) who all have a their own unique story to tell.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I want to help students find their place and community at Cal and I believe that Greek Life is one good way of going about it.

 

 

Name: Miranda Guerrero

Year & Major: 4th Year; Linguistics and Geography

Favorite Memory at Cal: I have a lot of really fun memories of just walking around campus and talking to my friends and sisters. I also have really fond memories meeting one of my best friends at Cal. We were roommates Freshman year. She showed up with all of her stuff in lettuce boxes, shoved them on her bed, and disappeared. We didn't see her for hours. It was really funny because everyone puts emphasis on the importance of first impressions and hers was such a strange one.

Hobbies & Interests: I love dancing. I'm not amazing at it or anything, but it's really fun to let loose. I also enjoy singing, reading casually, geography trivia, and listening to people with accents.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: The sisterhood. Not like the specific events or anything, but the casual silent hangouts, the constant support, the shared moments, and all of the inside jokes. It's pretty great.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Joining the Greek Community my sophomore year indubitably changed my life for the better. It made me more myself and has helped me through some pretty rough times. I love people, and there are few things I would like more than helping even one person find the joy and acceptance that I have by going through recruitment.

 

 

 

Name: Paige Pratt

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Computer Science

Favorite Memory at Cal: Walking around campus after finals were over with friends.

Hobbies & Interests: I like art and I'm on the triathlon team so I'm a fan swimming, biking, and running

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Getting to know a ton of people through all the events we have.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I'm really excited to help girls find their plan in Greek life and show how incredible it can be.

 

 

 

 

Name: Rachel Remick

Year & Major: 4th Year; Economics and History of Art

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory at Cal has to be all the football game days in the fall! I love the energy and spirit of game day. It is so fun to get to celebrate Cal with all of your fellow students. Win or lose, we have the best time!

Hobbies & Interests: I work for Cal's entertainment programming board, SUPERB. I love helping to put on concerts and film screenings on campus! In my free time, I like to paint and play guitar.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part of Greek Life is the wonderful friends I have made in my chapter. They accept and value me for who I am! More than that, they support me and push me to grow as a person. They are the most amazing, inspiring women!

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? This is my second year as a Recruitment Counselor. I am so excited to get another chance to help women find their home in our community. I love getting to meet all the wonderful women who rush, they are all so interesting and vivacious!

 

 

Name: Rachel Riddick

Year & Major: 4th Year; Media Studies

Favorite Memory at Cal: Walking out of my Chem 1A final!

Hobbies & Interests: Working out, playing tennis, and eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting while watching Grey's.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: External philanthropy events. I love having the opportunity to bond with my sisters, meet people in other houses that I've never talked to before, and engage in fun activities for a good cause.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? When I went through recruitment in the spring, I didn't have the resource of a recruitment counselor. I'm so excited to be able to provide women going through recruitment the tools and support that I didn't necessarily have. I hope that in doing so, I can make their FFR experience a self-reflective, FUN, and positive experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Rebecca Lysaght

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Cognitive Science

Favorite Memory at Cal: One time I got to touch a cuneiform tablet that was over 4,000 years old in the Bancroft Library!!

Hobbies & Interests: I like to play water polo, read & write, go to the movies, rollerblade/longboard, travel, etc.  I'm also a big Warriors fan and a Drake enthusiast.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Getting to live in a huge house with all my friends

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Because Greek Life has been really beneficial for me and I want to encourage more people to participate in it!

 

 

Name: Ruth McGee

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Civil and Environmental Engineering

Favorite Memory at Cal: Hanging out with friends on the glade or behind Clark Kerr

Hobbies & Interests: Hiking, volleyball, and backpacking

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I love getting to do life with people who are doing such a diverse variety of cool things and getting to experience a little bit of each of those things through them

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I love having my sorority be a home away from home and I want to help others find their home at Cal too.

 

 

 

Name: Samantha Cristol

Year & Major: 4th Year; Civil Engineering

Favorite Memory at Cal: Winning second place with my engineering team at an international competition!

Hobbies & Interests: Engineering, photography, theater, and geology

Favorite Part about Greek Life: You are never alone! Whether it be for studying, adventuring, or just needing a friend, someone is always there!

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am excited to help everyone find a place where they can feel at home at Cal! I love knowing that I have a family here at Cal, and I want to help other people find that same feeling.

 

 

 

Name: Sara Billman

Year & Major: 4th Year; Public Health

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory at Cal was my first intercollegiate figure skating competition. Joining the Cal Figure Skating Team was a great transition from competitive figure skating, which I had been doing since the age of 3, to what my life would be like at Cal. I'll never forget the feeling when the announcer called my name followed by, for the first time in my life, my college, instead of my home club. It was in that moment that I realized UC Berkeley was truly home for me. The world I had known for 16 years collided with my new world and the amount of support I received from not only those who had known me my whole life, but also my new friends at Cal, was incredible. I'll never forget that defining moment in my identity transition and while it's been wonderful to learn more about the depths of my soul, I'll always be thankful for the skating team and for getting to share my biggest passion with others.

Hobbies & Interests: Figure Skating, fitness, sports medicine, exercise science, hiking, waking up at 5am, giving tours of campus, Public Health/ Psych Research, nutrition, travel, Catholicism, mentorship, and sharing Cal Day

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part about greek life is the community's ability to make UC Berkeley much smaller and expand one's exposure to campus activities. As someone who had planned on attending a small liberal arts college, I was scared to get lost in Cal's 26,000 undergraduates. Going Greek not only enabled me to know more people throughout my day on campus, but also allowed me to learn about or attend activities I probably would have not attended otherwise. For example, becoming a tour guide would not have occurred if it were not for the mentorship of a greek friend. Many of my best friends are in completely different colleges than I am (Chemistry & Engineering) yet I've had the experience of sharing a room with them. I've been able to attend performances for Cal's logging sports, various dance organizations, theater plays, and volunteer or attend various philanthropy events. Going Greek has allowed me to experience many of Cal's offerings and has made this giant university much much smaller in the absolute best way possible.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am so excited to be a recruitment counselor because I want to help each of you reach your potential as an undergraduate and have the best Berkeley experience possible. Personally, I believe going greek has done this for me. I am hoping to  impact each of you by empowering you during recruitment and beyond to see your potential and have confidence throughout the process. I want each of you to know that you are a vital part of Berkeley. I am excited to meet you all and help you start to build your Berkeley story!

 

 

 

Name: Sarah Strochak

Year & Major: 4th Year; Economics

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory at Cal was road tripping to Stanford for the Big Game my freshman year. I met some of my best friends and had an awesome time (despite our record breaking loss)

Hobbies & Interests: I like reading, waffle cone Wednesday at Menchies, and Maryland. I go for the occasional run but wouldn't call myself an enthusiast.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I found such a great support system through Greek life. Whenever I need something, I know exactly who to ask because I have such a great network of friends. I also love having motivated, amazing friends and seeing what they accomplish

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? Last year as a Recruitment Counselor I got to meet so many awesome people and I made some close friends! I am excited for another Fall Formal Recruitment with an awesome group of RCs and Panhellenic's newest members!

 

 

 

Name: Shawna Hulsey

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Social Welfare and Education minor

Favorite Memory at Cal: Taking the Harry Potter DeCal my first semester is one of my favorite memories! It was such a unique experience being able to immerse myself into my favorite books in a collaborative and critical way. I also loved how we got to participate in Harry Potter themed activities like Quidditch!

Hobbies & Interests: I love to travel as much as possible, whether it be to beaches, national parks, or on some random adventure. I also enjoying supporting Bay Area sports. I'm a life long fan of the 49ers, Giants, and of course Cal (GO BEARS!). Country is music is my favorite genre, so if there are any country concerts close to Berkeley you know I'll be there!

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Its easy to get lost in the crowd at a big university and being apart of Greek Life has allowed me to find a smaller community where I feel at home.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am excited to help new and continuing students find a community here at Cal, first with the Panhellenic community as a whole and then with whatever house they end up in.

 

 

 

Name: Shayda Abazari

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Molecular and Cell Biology

Favorite Memory at Cal: Dancing in the pouring rain at two am during a particularly stressful dead week

Hobbies & Interests: Dancing/choreographing, traveling, watching cheesy rom-coms, writing, fangirling, sleeping-in, and admiring Zac Efron's face

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Having a support system that never fails you

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I'm excited to make new friends and help other women find their home away from home at Cal!

 

 

 

 

Name: Sonali (Sona) Sharma

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Philosophy (Pre-Med)

Favorite Memory at Cal: I have quite a few favorite memories at Cal. I think some of my most exciting moments include receiving my acceptance letter to Berkeley, waiting to open my bid on Bid Day, declaring my major and getting my first research position. One of the best things that has happened to me has definitely been the strong bonds and support system that I found amongst my sisters, especially my three roommates. That love, support, and guidance is something that I will be forever grateful for.

Hobbies & Interests: Research, volunteering at hospitals/nursing homes, playing with my puppy (and making everyone watch videos of him doing funny things), basketball, piano, watching literally every show on the Food Network even though I don't know how to cook , and BRUNCH

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part about being a part of Greek life is that it is a perfect balance between academics, philanthropy, sisterhood and social activities. At Berkeley, it's so easy to forget to have fun and going Greek really helps in providing that full college experience in which you're studying, but also giving back to your community and developing relationships and making connections with other people. You're always growing and everyone is so different and so I think it's really exciting to meet so many new people at philanthropy, social and sisterhood events and to make tons of amazing memories all of the time.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am SO EXCITED to be a Recruitment Counselor because not only do I get to meet and work with many wonderful women of the Panhellenic community, I'm also meeting some amazing potential new members. I hope to become someone that they can trust, look up to and come to with any concerns that they may have. I am so excited for the friendships that I will make and I know that this will be an experience in which I will learn and grow from quite a bit. It's just so amazing to me that I will be helping other women find a home away from home (so cheesy I know) in which they'll receive unconditional love and support throughout their years here at UC Berkeley.

 

 

 

Name: Sophie Spiegel

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Media Studies

Favorite Memory at Cal: Dancing with my friends, running around campus, and returning to my dorm room to eat a million burritos on Cal Day during freshman year

Hobbies & Interests: Hiking, exploring San Francisco, making ratchet Spotify playlists, going to the beach, and all things #gobears

Favorite Part about Greek Life: I love being surrounded by passionate, like-minded women who are always down for spontaneous adventures!

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am extremely excited to be a recruitment counselor because I know how intimidating recruitment can seem from an outside perspective. However, I found that the process is completely rewarding, so I want to help girls find a chapter where they feel comfortable, happy, and at home!

 

 

 

Name: Tamara Sharf

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Environmental Earth Science (Pre-Med)

Favorite Memory at Cal: Singing at Sather Gate every week with my a cappella group!

Hobbies & Interests: I want to be a pediatric orthopedic surgeon! I love to sing, hike with my dog, and try new foods. The beach is my happy place :)

Favorite Part about Greek Life: Having a home base at Cal

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I hope to help others find a community where they feel the acceptance, love, and strength that I've found here.

 

 

 

Name: Zora Franicevic

Year & Major: 3rd Year; Society and Environment and City Planning minor

Favorite Memory at Cal: My favorite memory was Sail Away the end of freshman year.  When the clock struck midnight, I turned 19 and was directly under the Golden Gate bridge with 10 of my closest friends!

Hobbies & Interests: Knitting, watching Netflix, going to the beach, and obsessing over my love for manatees.

Favorite Part about Greek Life: My favorite part of Greek Life is all of the amazing friends I have made. I know these will be friends for life.

Why are you excited to be a recruitment counselor? I am excited to be a Recruitment Counselor because I want to meet new girls interested in going Greek. I can't wait to show how Greek Life can be a great way to adjust to college and find a smaller community at such a big school.