Your 2022-2023 officers

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Head Officers

Grace Boyd

Grace Boyd

Co-President, Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: exploring the Lost Sierras
  • 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 
ianwang

IAN WANG

Co-President, Decal Instructor, Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: Turtle River Park (Canada)
  • Favorite trail food: onion & garlic almonds, GORP + M&Ms
  • Likes: backpacking, skateboarding, climbing, jazz
  • Contactianwang626@berkeley.edu
Bella

BELLA LONGHI

Stoke & Wellness

  • 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
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Floyd McCluhan

Stoke & Wellness, 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
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
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
Andrew Politz

Andrew Politz

Head Treasurer

  • Favorite trip: Camping at Castle Crags
  • Favorite trail food: M&Ms and Bloks energy chews
  • Stoked about: Camping, Spreadsheets, Yoga, Handstands
  • Contact: andrewpolitz@berkeley.edu
Kat Smith

Kat Smith

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
Sofia McNamara

Sofia McNamara

Secretary

  • Favorite trip: backpacking in the Northern Talkeetnas, AK!
  • Favorite trail food: apples & peanut butter
  • Stoked about: hiking, star gazing, camp fires & hozier
  • Contact: sofiamcnamara@berkeley.edu

DeCal Officers

ianwang

IAN WANG

Co-President, Decal Instructor, Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: Turtle River Park (Canada)
  • Favorite trail food: onion & garlic almonds, GORP + M&Ms
  • Likes: backpacking, skateboarding, climbing, jazz
  • Contactianwang626@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
Claire Haindfield

Claire Haindfield

Trip Leader, DeCal Instructor (Wednesdays)

  • Favorite trip: Backpacking in the North Cascades National Park
  • Favorite trail food: Apple Sauce or Potato Chips
  • Likes: hiking, backpacking, swimming in alpine lates, and otters 
  • Contact: claire.haindfield@berkeley.edu
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Maya Scanlon

DeCal instructor (Tuesdays)

  • Favorite trip: Napali Coast, Kauai
  • Favorite trail food: sticks and lentils
  • Likes: backpacking, surfing, fish (everything about them), trees (everything about them), and more
  • Contact: mayascanlon@berkeley.edu
Ethan Lisle

Ethan Lisle

DeCal Instructor (Tuesdays)

  • Favorite trip: anything in Vermont
  • Favorite trail food: Clif bars and subway sandwiches
  • Stoked about: things on rocks, water and snow
  • Contact: ethanlisle@berkeley.edu
Genevieve Aubert

Genevieve Aubert

DeCal Instructor (Fridays)

  • Favorite trip: anytime I’m in Yosemite!
  • Favorite trail food: peanut butter & jelly sandwiches on pita bread
  • Likes: surfing, ocean lifeguarding, sunsets, sharks, and backpacking!!
  • Contact: genevieve-aubert@berkeley.edu
Aurora Czajkowski

Aurora Czajkowski

DeCal Instructor (Fri), Historian/Social Media Officer

  • Favorite trip: backpacking the southern most 45 miles of the PCT!
  • Favorite trail food: Peanut Butter (must be eaten with a stick)
  • Stoked about: backpacking, climbing, John Denver, surfing, ocean lifeguarding, thrill seeking, stars & conservation
  • Contact: auroracz@berkeley.edu
Elise Rodriquez

Elise Rodriquez

Trip Leader, DeCal Instructor (Thursdays)

  • Favorite trip: backpacking in Wyoming’s Wind River Range
  • Favorite trail food: chili mac 
  • Stoked about: grilled cheese, fun trail hats, the minecraft soundtrack, the tobey maguire spiderman trilogy, & cool rocks of course
  • Contact: erodriquez@berkeley.edu
Lucia Goldberg

Lucia Goldberg

DeCal Instructor (Thursdays)

  • 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 (Wednesdays)

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

Trip Officers

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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
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
Elise Rodriquez

Elise Rodriquez

Trip Leader, DeCal Instructor (Thursdays)

  • Favorite trip: backpacking in Wyoming’s Wind River Range
  • Favorite trail food: chili mac 
  • Stoked about: grilled cheese, fun trail hats, the minecraft soundtrack, the tobey maguire spiderman trilogy, & cool rocks of course
  • Contact: erodriquez@berkeley.edu
Claire Haindfield

Claire Haindfield

Trip Leader, DeCal Instructor (Wednesdays)

  • Favorite trip: Backpacking in the North Cascades National Park
  • Favorite trail food: Apple Sauce or Potato Chips
  • Likes: hiking, backpacking, swimming in alpine lates, and otters 
  • Contact: claire.haindfield@berkeley.edu

Gear Officers

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
Alexandra Fister

Alexandra Fister

Families Officer (LGBTQ+ Family), Gear Ambassador

  • Favorite trip: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
  • Favorite trail food: Hot choccy 
  • Likes: snowboarding, painting, climbing, swimming in rivers under waterfalls
  • Contact: afister@berkeley.edu
Tiana French

Tiana French

Gear Shed Officer (Mondays)

  • Favorite trip: mist trail to vernal falls in Yosemite!!
  • Favorite trail food: chocolate covered pecans or raisins
  • Likes: pretty mountains, climbing, indie/alt music
  • Contact: tianafrench@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
Adam Pierce

Adam Pierce

Gear Shed Officer (Fridays), Gear Manager

  • Favorite trip: Kayaking along the Moose River, Adirondacks
  • Favorite trail food: Twizzlers
  • Stoked about: Music, kayaking, skiing, fire
  • Contact: atpierce@berkeley.edu
Skye Pickett

Skye Pickett

Gear Shed Officer (Thursdays)

  • Favorite trip: Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail
  • Favorite trail food: Dried fruit, Mountain House mac + fritos
  • Stoked about: camping, hiking, cooking, crafting 
  • Contact: sabrinaskyepickett@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

Family Officers

Grace Boyd

Grace Boyd

Co-President, Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: exploring the Lost Sierras
  • 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 
ianwang

IAN WANG

Co-President, Decal Instructor, Families Officer

  • Favorite trip: Turtle River Park (Canada)
  • Favorite trail food: onion & garlic almonds, GORP + M&Ms
  • Likes: backpacking, skateboarding, climbing, jazz
  • Contactianwang626@berkeley.edu
Alexandra Fister

Alexandra Fister

Families Officer (LGBTQ+ Family), Gear Ambassador

  • Favorite trip: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
  • Favorite trail food: Hot choccy 
  • Likes: snowboarding, painting, climbing, swimming in rivers under waterfalls
  • Contact: afister@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
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
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
Kat Smith

Kat Smith

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

Social Media & Events Officers

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Floyd McCluhan

Stoke & Wellness, 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
Bella

BELLA LONGHI

Stoke & Wellness

  • 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

Historian/Social Media Officer: Photographer

  • 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 
Hanji Xu

Hanji Xu

Historian/Social Media Officer: 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
Aurora Czajkowski

Aurora Czajkowski

DeCal Instructor (Fri), Historian/Social Media Officer

  • Favorite trip: backpacking the southern most 45 miles of the PCT!
  • Favorite trail food: Peanut Butter (must be eaten with a stick)
  • Stoked about: backpacking, climbing, John Denver, surfing, ocean lifeguarding, thrill seeking, stars & conservation
  • Contact: auroracz@berkeley.edu

Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Lauren Holland

LAUREN HOLLAND

Diversity & Inclusion 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

Treasurers

Andrew Politz

Andrew Politz

Head Treasurer

  • Favorite trip: Camping at Castle Crags
  • Favorite trail food: M&Ms and Bloks energy chews
  • Stoked about: Camping, Spreadsheets, Yoga, Handstands
  • Contact: andrewpolitz@berkeley.edu
Kathy Fang

Kathy Fang

Treasurer

  • Favorite trip: Tongariro Alpine Crossing (New Zealand)
  • Favorite trail food: Nut bars + dark chocolate
  • Stoked about: reading, hikes, music, yummy food, weightlifting, sunsets
  • Contact: kathyfangnz@berkeley.edu

Secretary

Sofia McNamara

Sofia McNamara

Secretary

  • Favorite trip: backpacking in the Northern Talkeetnas, AK!
  • Favorite trail food: apples & peanut butter
  • Stoked about: hiking, star gazing, camp fires & hozier
  • Contact: sofiamcnamara@berkeley.edu