Your spring 2024 officers

Interested in being an officer? Talk to us at a meeting or email us and tell us how you want to help improve CHAOS. We would love to have you join the team.

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Head Officers

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Emerson Casola

President

  • Favorite trip: Lost Coast
  • Favorite trail food: pink lemonade honey stinger gummies
  • Likes: backpacking, cast irons, couches, open-world video games
  • Contact: emersoncasola@berkeley.edu
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ben sims

head treasurer

  • Favorite trip: Gormet Trip
  • Favorite trail food: Cliff bars
  • Stoked about: Backpacking, hiking, plants
  • Contact: benjamis20@berkeley.edu
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Adam Pierce

Head Gear Officer

  • Favorite trip: Lost Coast 2023
  • Favorite trail food: Pocket skittles & Aurora’s summit pbrs
  • Stoked about: Kayaking, skiing, violin, food, and fire
  • Contact: atpierce@berkeley.edu
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aurora czajkowski

Head Social Media & Marketing Officer

  • Favorite trip: PCT & Lost Coast 
  • Favorite trail food: Summit pbrs & Adam’s pocket skittles
  • Stoked about: Adventure photography, John Denver, surfing, climbing, ceramics, and stars
  • Contact: auroracz@berkeley.edu
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Sofia McNarma

Co-Head Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: backpacking in the Talkeetna Mountains, AK!
  • Favorite trail food: Apple & pb
  • Stoked about: backpacking, camp fires, fun hats, and hozier
  • Contact: sofiamcnamara@berkeley.edu
Kat Smith

Kat Smith

Co-Head Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: sunrise hiking in sedona arizona
  • Favorite trail food: dried mangos
  • Stoked about: music and baking and skating!
  • Contact: claireksmith@berkeley.edu

DeCal Officers

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Andrew politz

DeCal Officer

  • Favorite trip: Castle Crags
  • Favorite trail food: A Whole Glass Jar of Cookie Butter
  • Stoked about: Backpacking, hiking (absolutely insane I know), lifting, sweet treats
  • Contact: andrewpolitz@berkeley.edu

Social Media & Marketing Officer

Trip Officers

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Katrina Sharonin

Trips Officer

  • Favorite trip: Silver Peak at Big Sur
  • Favorite trail food: Jar of Peanut Butter 
  • Likes: prescribed fires, rock climbing, cage the elephant, & coding!
  • Contact: ksharonin@berkeley.edu
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Tylar Banta

Trips Officer

  • Favorite trip: climbing in Joshua Tree over winter break
  • Favorite trail food: banana chips
  • Likes: climbing, backpacking, hiking, pretty views, and audiobooks
  • Contact: tylarbanta@berkeley.edu
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Johann Carlos

Trips Officer

  • Favorite trip: Grand Canyon last May
  • Favorite trail food: Sour gummy worms
  • Likes: Hiking/camping, D&D and board games
  • Contact: raukodagnir@gmail.com
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Jackson Koos Davis

Trips Officer

  • Favorite trip: Backpacking in the Selway-Bitterroot national forest
  • Favorite trail food: RX bars
  • Likes: Backpacking, running, cycling, hiking, vistas, and music.
  • Contact: Jpkd2003@berkeley.edu

Gear Shed Officers

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Rachel Rudyak

Gear Shed Officer

  • Favorite trip: Gourmet (who doesn’t love cheffing it up in the woods?)
  • Favorite trail food: Dried mango & homemade granola (no raisins, of course)
  • Likes: Night beach trips, waterfalls, sunrises, procrasti-baking new recipes, spontaneous hikes, and concerts!
  • Contact: rachelrudyak@berkeley.edu
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Olivia Sward

Gear Shed Officer

  • Favorite trip: Officer trip to Yosemite last spring
  • Favorite trail food: White chocolate macadamia nut Cliff bars
  • Stoked about: camping, music, hikes with pretty Bay views
  • Contact: osward@berkeley.edu
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HYEONSEOK CHOI

Gear Shed Officer

  • Favorite trip: Lost coast
  • Favorite trail food: Sausage smore
  • Likes: Backpacking, ceramics, cooking
  • Contact: Hyeonseok.choi@berkeley.edu
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skye pickett

Gear Shed Officer

  • Favorite trip: Backpacking in castle rock state park
  • Favorite trail food: Peanut butter anything
  • Stoked about: The beach, sunsets, exploring new towns!
  • Contact: sabrinaskyepickett@berkeley.edu
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tobias scott

Gear Shed Officer

  • Favorite trip: John Muir Trail 
  • Favorite trail food: Peanut butter
  • Likes: math, meditation, and mayhem 
  • Contact: tobias1scott@berkeley.edu

Social Media & Marketing Officer

DEI Officers

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Sophia Garcia

DEI Officer

  • Favorite trip: Night Hike!
  • Favorite trail food: Granola
  • Likes: hiking, camping, travelling, marine animals, and finding new music!
  • Contact: sgarcia27@berkeley.edu
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sophia smith

LGBTQ+ DEI Officer

  • Favorite trip: tidepooling 
  • Favorite trail food: chocolate peanut butter pretzels
  • Likes: trees, tattoos, weird little reptiles
  • Contact: sophiaregertsmith@berkeley.edu

Social Media & Marketing Officers

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Grey Jensen

Social Media & Marketing Officer

  • Favorite trip: anything in southern Utah 
  • Favorite trail food: black coffee & vegan doughnuts 
  • Stoked about: photos and rocks 
  • Contact: greyjens@berkeley.edu
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Emma bi

Social Media & Marketing Officer

  • Favorite trip: thanksgiving trip to mojave desert!
  • Favorite trail food: candied pecans
  • Stoked about: crocheting, cooking, rock climbing, playing piano, and exploring berkeley’s bakeries
  • Contact: emmabi2021@berkeley.edu
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Anna brew

Social media and marketing Officer

  • Favorite trip: introduction to the outdoors family hikes! 
  • Favorite trail food: dried fruit or turkey jerky
  • Likes: going to concerts, baking, hiking, eating burritos
  • Contactabrew@berkeley.edu

Social Media & Marketing Officer

Families Officers

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Ava stern

Art & Environment Family Officer

  • Favorite trip: anything in Humbolt 
  • Favorite trail food: baby bells
  • Likes: hiking, mushroom foraging, crafting, and jewelery making
  • Contactavaestern@berkeley.edu

Social Media & Marketing Officer

Internal Affairs Officers

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Ellis Gelt

Stoke & Wellness Officer

  • Favorite trip: Alameda Falls
  • Favorite trail food: Frooze Balls from TJs
  • Likes: snowboarding, good tunes, the ocean
  • Contactellisgelt@berkeley.edu
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Luna MArtinez

Stoke & Wellness Officer

  • Favorite trip: Backpacking Jenny Lakes Wilderness
  • Favorite trail food: Cheeze-It’s
  • Likes: Singing, backpacking, surfing, creek swimming, informal dance parties, uncontrollable laugh attacks
  • Contactlunamartinez@berkeley.edu

Retired/Old Officers !

Lucia Goldberg

Lucia Goldberg

DeCal Instructor

  • Favorite trip:Mountaineering in the North Cascades 
  • Favorite trail food: Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds
  • Stoked about: Backpacking, star-gazing, cooking, and campfire songs
  • Contact: l.goldberg@berkeley.edu
Sarah Siegel

Sarah Siegel

DeCal Instructor

  • Favorite trip: Nüümü Poyo (Northbound) 
  • Favorite trail food: dirt
  • Stoked about: climbing, biking, watercoloring, live music 
  • Contact: sarahsiegel@berkeley.edu
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Hugues Vigner

Trip Leader

  • Favorite trip: Off trail wandering in Wrangell St Elias in Alaska
  • Favorite trail food: Marshmallow hot chocolate
  • Likes: Mountains, glaciers, hiking, climbing
  • Contact: hugues.vigner@berkeley.edu
Simone Beilin

Simone Beilin

trip Leader

  • Favorite trip: Trail of 10 Falls- Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
  • Favorite trail food: Dried Mango
  • Likes: redwood trees, campfire singing, surfing, hiking, reading 
  • Contact: simonebeilin@berkeley.edu
Katie Adler

Katie Adler

Trip Leader

  • Favorite trip: Chelela Pass- Bhutan
  • Favorite trail food: Oreo’s, Cliff bars 
  • Stoked about: hiking, backpacking, climbing, piano 
  • Contact: katie.alder@berkeley.edu
Elden Yap

Elden Yap

Trip Leader

  • Favorite trip: Everest Base Camp (Cho La Pass)
  • Favorite trail food: Chocolate energy bars
  • Stoked about: Backpacking, bouldering, mountaineering, hiking, kayaking, stargazing
  • Contact: eldenyap@berkeley.edu
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Tyler Zhao

Social Media Officer (Historian)

  • Favorite trip: Stoddard’s Peak – Angeles National Forest
  • Favorite trail food: Yogurt bars
  • Likes: Hiking, cycling, stargazing
  • Contact: jiahong24@berkeley.edu 
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Amar Bhatia

Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: Yosemite camping
  • Favorite trail food: Rice n beanz
  • Likes: Singing and hugz
  • Contact: amarjb@berkeley.edu
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Aurora Czajkowski

Head DeCal Officer

  • Favorite trip: backpacking the southern PCT section
  • Favorite trail food: peanut butter (must be eaten with a stick)
  • Stoked about: climbing, backpacking, ocean lifeguarding, stars, and rocks!!
  • Contact: auroracz@berkeley.edu
Hanji Xu

Hanji Xu

Social Media Officer (Design, Webmaster)

  • Favorite trip: Biking on China National Highway 318 to Lhasa
  • Favorite trail food: Unsalted trail mix & mint clif bars
  • Likes: focusing, jamming, hiking, swinging, munching
  • Contact: x-@berkeley.edu
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BELLA LONGHI

Head Internal Affairs/Wednesdays Officer

  • Favorite trip: Trans Catalina Trail
  • Favorite trail food: peanut butter and mac n cheese
  • Stoked about: the campfire song song, island backpacking, open water swimming, and kayaking 
  • Contact: isabella.longhi@berkeley.edu
Aliya Nupbay

Aliya Nupbay

Co-Head Social Media Officer/Internal Affairs Officer

  • Favorite trip: Charyn Canyon in Kazakhstan
  • Favorite trail food: Dried Mango and Almonds
  • Likes: Backpacking, skiing, reading, and eating dried mango
  • Contact: agnupbay@berkeley.edu 
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Grace Boyd

Co-President, Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: wandering around Southern Chile
  • Favorite trail food: the biggest tub of peanut butter you’ve seen in your entire life
  • Likes: skinny dipping at alpine lakes, guitar jam sessions, & sunset cuddles
  • Contactgmboyd@berkeley.edu 
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Floyd McCluhan

DeCal Instructor, Webmaster

  • Favorite trip: The Nose, El Capitan
  • Favorite trail food: Backpackers Pantry Pad Thai
  • Likes: books, mountaineering, climbing, trail-running, slacklining, star-gazing 
  • Contact: floyd-mccluhan-1999@berkeley.edu
Jacqueline Paredes-Kao

Jacqueline Paredes-Kao

Co-Head Trips Coordinator

  • Favorite trip: Backpacking in Hawaii!
  • Favorite trail food: Golden raisins, apples, coffee
  • Stoked about: paint, rain, autumn, chickens, climbing
  • Contact: jacqueline-pk@berkeley.edu
Lauren Holland

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Internal Affairs Officer (LGBTQ+ Rep)

  • Favorite trip: Garden of the Gods, Colorado
  • Favorite trail food: popcorn and oranges
  • Likes: wandering, words, ponderings, climbing things
  • Contact: laurenholland@berkeley.edu
Jenny Pham

Jenny Pham

Co-Head Trips Coordinator

  • Favorite trip: Backpacking at Point Reyes
  • Favorite trail food: Black Forest gummy bears and banana chips
  • Likes: crisp air, climbing, live music, reading, smiles
  • Contact: jennypham@berkeley.edu
Kendrick Sharpe

Kendrick Sharpe

Families Officer: Intro to the Outdoors Family

  • Favorite trip: Stargazing at Big Sur
  • Favorite trail food: Dark chocolate bar with hazelnuts (from Trader Joes!)
  • Stoked about: Hiking, Camping, Making Music, Cooking, & Stargazing
  • Contact: kendricksharpe@berkeley.edu
Esmee Fong Chew

Esmee Fong Chew

Families Officer: POC Family

  • Favorite trip: Jumpin into the Tuolumne at Glen Aulin
  • Favorite trail food: Tortillas
  • Stoked about: Reading in trees, grappling, hiking, urban farming
  • Contact: esmee.fongchew@berkeley.edu
Madeleine Lorie

Madeleine Lorie

Families Officer (Meditation & Yoga Family)

  • Favorite trip: Pinnacles National Park
  • Favorite trail food: Cashews
  • Stoked about: Hiking, yoga, meditating, reading at the beach, R&B music, poetry
  • Contact: mslorie@berkeley.edu
Christina Yao

Christina Yao

Families Officer (Meditation & Yoga Family)

  • Favorite trip: Caving at Lava Beds NM
  • Favorite trail food: canned tuna, cereal, dried mangoes, smores
  • Likes: hiking, caving, tree climbing, cal band, banana slugs 
  • Contact: christinayao@berkeley.edu
Alexandra Zega

Alex Zega

Gear Shed Officer

  • Favorite trip: exploring grand canyon and some other cool parks in northern AZ
  • Favorite trail food: trader joe’s trail mix!
  • Stoked about: books, hiking, climbing, sunsets, stargazing
  • Contact: atpierce@berkeley.edu
James Fermelia

James Fermelia

Gear Shed Officer, Gear Manager

  • Favorite trip: Jewel Basin , Montana
  • Favorite trail food: Any of the Trader Joe’s trail mixes
  • Stoked about: Backpacking, camping, snowboarding, surfing, oceans
  • Contact: jfermelia@berkeley.edu
Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell

Trip Leader

  • Favorite trip: Backpacking in the Achibueno River Valley, Chile
  • Favorite trail food: A whole thing of peanut butter
  • Stoked about: Skiing, climbing, science, coffee
  • Contact: henrypurcell@berkeley.edu
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GRACE SIMENC

Families, Gear, Historian/Social Media Officer

  • Favorite trip: summer cliff diving at castle lake
  • Favorite trail food: peanut butter. so so much peanut butter.
  • Likes: backpacking, rivers, snow, and treehouse sunsets
  • Contact: gsimenc@berkeley.edu
Nic Dutch

Nic Dutch

Head Gear Officer, Head Decal Instructor

  • Favorite trip: McConnell Peak/Highland Lake – Desolation Wilderness
  • Favorite trail food: SPKs
  • Stoked about: mtb, gnocchi, prescribed fire
  • Contact: nicoledutch@berkeley.edu

Elise Rodriquez

Co-Head Events Officer