Spring 2015

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President: Jenny Yu

Major: Political Science
Year: Junior
Hometown: Xi’an

Hi! My name is Jenny, the President of CSA. I was born in Xi’an, China, and went to middle school in Tianjin, China. I’ve also lived in Arizona, Minnesota, and now, California! I love to eat food, listen to Kpop, play the piano, and swim. I also love speaking in Chinese with others! If you have any questions about CSA or just want to chat, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Internal Vice President: Cynthia Chen

Major: Business
Year: Junior
Hometown: Guangzhou

Hello there! I’m Cynthia, a junior here at Berkeley. I enjoy watching Asian dramas, singing along to the latest KPop, and having deep conversations with my friends. I speak Cantonese at home, but come practice my Mandarin with me! I’m super excited to meet you and welcome you to our CSA Family!

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External Vice President: Helen Hou

Major: Media Studies and French minor
Year: Junior
Hometown: Zhengzhou

Hi everyone! I’m Helen and I am the External Vice President CSA. My intended major is media studies and minor in french. I am passionate about travelling, music performances, anything French and fashion related, making new discoveries, and making long-lasting friendships. I grew up in a Chinese family of three on the “land of the long white cloud”-Aotearoa/New Zealand. I am blessed that I can relate myself comfortably to both cultures!

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Treasurer: Sally Zhang

Major: Economics
Year: Junior
Hometown: Guangzhou

Hello! Some hobbies of mine are reading fiction/fantasy novels, playing mahjong and poker, and playing badminton. I proudly proclaim that I am a K-pop fanatic and will share my fandom with you at any time. I am conversationally fluent in Cantonese and I love to speak in it, so come and chat with me if you need a break from the Mandarin in this club!

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Secretary: Cindy Mo

Major: Statistics
Year: Junior
Hometown: Guangzhou

Hiya. I’m a third year studying statistics. I was born in Guangzhou, China and moved to the U.S. when I was six. I love speaking Cantonese (although Mandarin is good too) and am obsessed with dramas and JJ Lin, a Singaporean singer. I’ve lived all across California, and love both Socal and Norcal. I joined CSA because it’s like a big family and it’s helped my transition into college. You should definitely come to our events if you’re just bored or want to meet new people.

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Events Events Head: Amy Yeung

Major: Political Economics
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beijing

Hello everyone! My name is Amy Yeung, a fourth year in Political Economics with a concentration in Chinese Globalization and the Economy and a minor in Asian American Studies! I was born in Beijing, China and came to Bay Area when I was 11 months old! I love Asian soap operas – TVB, Taiwanese, and Korean! In my free time I like to meet new people, listen to my favorite youtube artist- Joseph Vincent, try out new food places, and take selfies. I joined CSA after meeting a bunch of members from USC, UCR, and UCSD in Las Vegas who were involved with CSA and CASA, and I really wanted to have my own family here at UC Berkeley!

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Internal Events Head: Yibing Zhang

Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Year: Junior
Hometown: Weihai

Hello! I’m Yibing Zhang, a third year Molecular and Cell Biology major. I’m originally from Weihai, China and subsequently moved to California to begin third grade. I always listen to music, whether I’m walking to class or studying for an exam. In my free time, I enjoy ballroom dancing, drawing, reading, watching Korean dramas and humming to music. I joined CSA because the sense of family among the group members was something I wanted to be a part of.

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Events Coordinator: Kelly Yong

Major: Molecular and Cell Biology and Integrative Biology (Intended)
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fujian

Hello! My name is Kelly Yong, and I’m an events coordinator for CSA. I was born in Malaysia and then lived in New Zealand and Southern California; I have yet to visit China but I learned to speak Fukien fluently and rudimentary Mandarin in order to communicate with my grandparents. In addition to CSA, I like to paint, bake, volunteer with my other clubs, dance, play the piano and sing. I like meeting new people, so feel free to talk to me about anything CSA or non-CSA related! :)

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Events Coordinator: Sky Cao

Major: Computer Science and Mathematics
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Anhui

Hey hey hey my name is Sky (cool name I know). People also call me Skycao, since my name is so short. I was born in Detroit but moved out to San Jose when I was five, so I basically grew up in the Bay Area. We should definitely go play basketball, or mahjong, or go get Sharetea sometime! I’ve been trying to improve my Mandarin lately, so if you have any good Chinese TV shows or songs, I am open to suggestions. I love meeting new people, so definitely feel free to talk to me!

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Events Coordinator: Lin Zhang

Major: Finance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Beijing

Hi! I am Lin Zhang, a junior exchange from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. And I will study in UC Berkeley for a year. I grew up in Beijing and went to college in Shanghai, China. I really love eating and watching Korean Drama. I am really happy that I can join CSA. Now I can make more friends and know more about Berkeley and America :)

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Finance Chair: Allen Li

Major: Business and Economics
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Taishan

Hello! My name is Allen Li and it is my honor to join the officer team. I am a second year intended business administration/economics major. A few fun facts about me: I love drinking black coffee, traveling to new places, running and working out, playing mahjong and fight the landlord (斗地主), and meeting new people. I look forward to meeting all of you!

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Finance Chair: Edward Zhong

Major: Economics and Statistic
Year: Junior
Hometown: Guangzhou

Hi! My name is Edward Zhong. It is pleasure to join this lovely family. In here, you will have a sense of belonging and it is a place to meet a lot of new people. I really interesting in all kinds of sports and love to travel. Please join us and look forward to see you guys in CSA!

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Finance Chair: Anna Dai Feng

Major: Business
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Shenzhen

Hey there! I’m Anna. I was born in Shen Zhen and raised in beautiful British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). I speak English, Mandarin and an embarrassingly minimal amount of French as a Canadian. I’m just under 5’1, but I pack a lot of noise to make up for my lack in height. I love to sing and play guitar/piano, hit me up because I’m down to jam or harmonize 24/7! I also love dancing, eating and obsessing over cute animals.

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Finance Chair: Jimmy Wang

Major: Economics
Year: Senior
Hometown: Guangxi

How do! I was born in Guangxi Nanning, China and moved to Southern California at around 12. I go back to China & HK pretty often as I am a big fan of authentic Chinese cuisine. I love traveling, hiking/camping, shoot pool, play violin, badminton, card games, karaoke, & much more. At home, I spend my free time watching classic anime, movies & Chinese dramas. I also love adventures; my goal is that someday I can visit the coolest places on Earth (perhaps outer space too…). Be sure to seek me out & talk to me in events; I have many cool life stories to share!

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Publicity Chair: Ally Gao

Major: Psychology and Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Shanghai

Hi! My name is Ally. This is my second year at Berkeley and my intended majors are psychology and political science. I am originally from Shanghai, China, and I moved to New Zealand when I was in elementary school, so I can relate well to both cultures. I love reading novels and manga, watching anime and I like anything art-related in general! I also really enjoy spending time with friends, learning new things and eating food. Please feel free to come and talk to me :)

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Publicity Chair: Elisabeth Lu

Major: Nutritional Science and Economics
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Jiangsu

Hi! My name is Elisabeth, the publicity chair of CSA this year. I was born in Wuxi Jiangsu, China. This is my second year in Cal and I am majored in Nutritional Science and Economics. I love singing, piano and yoga. I am now learning Italian because of my passion in Italian food, art and music!

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Publicity Chair: Qiqi Zhen

Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Year: Senior
Hometown: Guangzhou

Hi, I am Qiqi and I am a Publicity intern at CSA. I was originally from Guang Dong but moved to Sonora, Mexico when I was 8, so my Spanish is better than my Cantonese. If you need help with Spanish, I can probably help! After living in the Sonoran desert for nearly 10 years, any sight of green scenery makes me very happy (specially the area behing VLSB)! I love the arts, and my hobbies include drawing, singing, and listening to music. I might be a little shy when you first meet me but once you get to know me…well, you might or might not regret it…SO let’s be friends!

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Historian: Ryan Liu

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior
Hometown: Taipei

Hi! I was born and raised in Los Angeles and am currently enjoying a wonderful change of scenery here in Berkeley. As far as I know, I learned to speak Mandarin and English at the same time, although my Mandarin could certainly use more practice. (Maybe you can help?) In high school, I ran on the track team as a sprinter and hurdler, but I’m also a fan of many other sports. I recently picked up photography as a hobby, so I wanted to join CSA as a Historian. Now, I can connect more with my culture, make new friends, and pursue a hobby!

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Webmaster: James Han

Major: Statistics and Economics
Year: Junior
Hometown: Beijing

Hi, I’m James! I joined CSA in my first semester at Berkeley, and I’ve been the webmaster ever since. I like to play ping-pong and badminton, as well as basketball, frisbee, and pretty much anything fun :) CSA has been a large part of my life, and I’ve made some of my closest friends here. I’ve lived half of my life in China and half in America, so come talk to me in both English and Chinese!

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Webmaster: Erik Cheng

Major: Mathematics
Year: Senior
Hometown: Xi’an

Hi, I’m a senior studying math. I come from Xi’an, China, and I have been studying in the U.S. for four years. I like to surf the internet for the recent news and all funny things. Also I’m a big badminton fan, and I can also play ping-pong, basketball, pool and etc. I like CSA a lot since it brings me a feeling of home. I would like to share different cultures with people, and please feel free to talk to me if you see me in some event. I’d like to become a good friend with everyone!

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Webmaster: David Zhu

Major: Applied Math and Economics
Year: Junior
Hometown: Shanghai

Hello! I am Jiachen David Zhu, Webmaster of CSA. I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. My hobby is playing tennis and table tennis. I play them at Berkeley quite often. I watch sports matches quite a lot, and I am especially a big fan of soccer. I like also skillful at performing pop music by saxophone. I look forward to meeting everyone and making ton of friends throughout the semester! If you share the same interests, definitely contact me, and we can meet at sports courts!

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Outreach Chair: Lucy Li

Major: Economics and Political Science
Year: Junior
Hometown: Shanghai

I joined CSA in my second year in Berkeley, and ever since then CSA has been like a family to me. We hanged out. We studied together. We even conquered the entire row in 155 Dwinelle for Econ class because there were too many CSAs taking that class. I enjoyed being a family member of CSA and can’t wait to see more of new faces in this big family!

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General Intern: Danwei Ma

Major: Media Studies and Economics
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Tianjin

Hai! My name is Danwei and I’m a freshman. I want to double major in Media Studies and Econ. I was born in Tianjin, China and my family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada when I was 10. Singing and watching Korean dramas are a part of my life. I’m fluent in Mandarin and English but I can also speak a little bit of Korean .CSA really is my family in Berkeley. Can’t wait to meet everyone!

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General Intern: Anita Xu

Major: Economics
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Nanjing

Hello everyone, my name is Anita! I was born in Nanjing, China but immigrated to Toronto, Canada when I was ten. I like kpop and anime. My hobbies include figure skating, photography, dancing and eating. I am also a huge fan of traveling! I joined CSA second semester of my freshman year after my bestie brought me to the general meetings. I am really excited to meet and hang out with new people!

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General Intern: Xiao Peng

Major: Political economy and media studies
Year: Junior
Hometown: Guangxi

Hi y’all! I am Xiao, currently a Junior majoring in Political Economy and Media Studies. I was born in Nanning, Guangxi, then moved to Southern California when I was 12. In my free time I love to paint, draw, and travel! I love to karaoke, play badminton, Legends of Three Kingdoms (三国杀), Mahjong, and all other board games! I am also a big big foodie! feel free to talk to me in both Chinese and English! :)

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General Intern: Benny Chen

Major: Nutritional Science
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Taishan

Yo! My name’s Benny and I am one of the many general interns of CSA. I was born in Taishan, China, but moved to San Francisco when I was 5 so I have been in the bay area for a long time. I am probably one of the dumbest if not dumbest person in CSA so if I ever give you studying advice, do not take it. Also I know I am a NutriSci major, but also never ask me anything about being healthy or nutrition in general because if you ask anyone, you will know that is a bad idea :D. However if you want to play basketball or computer games and stuff like that, hit me up or if you want someone to listen to you rant, talk, etc, I can be your ears all night.

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General Intern: Anni Wang

Major: Cognitive Science and Music major
Year: Junior
Hometown: Beijing

Hi! My name is Anni and I’m a third year Cognitive Science and Music major. I was born and raised in San Jose. I’m almost always down to grab boba or play some League! I also like to read, sing, and play piano. Feel free to talk to me; I love making new friends! :)

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Judicial Chair: Jessica Jelly Huang

Major: Statistics and IEOR minor
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nanjing

My hobbies include playing sports, learning new skill sets, singing, and making crafts. I am an avid fan of WongFu Productions (WF4LYFE!) and enjoy listening to music and cleaning in my spare time. I enjoy meeting new people and look forward to meeting you at CSA events!

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Judicial Chair: Eugene Ling

Major: Business and Psychology
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beijing

Hey Guys! My name is Eugene. I went to kindergarten in Hong Kong, a French elementary school in Palo Alto, and a British International High School in Beijing. Now, I’m studying business and psychology at UC Berkeley! When I’m not busy doing school work or CSA related activities I am living the good life at Chi Phi fraternity, snapping pictures with my Canon Rebel t3i, or playing pick up volleyball and basketball.

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Judicial Chair: Lily Li

Major: Business and Chinese
Year: Junior
Hometown: Jiangmen

My Chinese name is Jie Ying Li, but I prefer to be called Lily. I was born in Jiangmen City in Guangdong, China. At age 5, I immigrated to San Francisco. I am currently a second year student at Berkeley. In my free time, I love to sing karaoke, go shopping, watch Hong Kong dramas, and read. I am fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. I LOVE Chinese culture!!!

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