Student Board Members

2020-2021

Executive Board: 

Nathan Wobig – Co-President

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“”Hey! I’m Nathan, a 4th year MIMG major from Portland, OR. I love playing basketball, making music, and doing outdoorsy stuff with friends!”

Hannah Sitoy – Co-President

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“Hannah here! I am a 4th year Neuroscience major from Houston, TX. In my free time, I box, write poetry/music, cook, and jam. Some of my favorite artists include The Band CAMINO, NIKI, Pink Sweat$, and The Cab. SLAM gave me the community I was looking for when I first entered college, so I hope we can do the same for you.”

Palmer Turnbull – Internal Vice President 

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“Hey people – I’m Palmer and this year I’ll be a junior double-majoring in Political Science & Statistics. I joined SLAM! because it helped me realize that everyone has musical ability and all you need is the desire to learn and embrace your artistic style. Outside of SLAM! I play drums for my band Bummertime, make my own beats, and am involved in Greek Life at Beta and the Infraternity Council!”

Sherry Wang – External Vice President

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“Hello hello! I’m Sherry and I’m a 4th year Psychobiology Major minoring in Musicology! I play guitar & piano, and my favorite type of food is Japanese. I also make music on Spotify and SoundCloud – look up my profile ‘Sherry W’ if you wanna listen!”

Ankush Bharadwaj – Financial Vice President 

Internal Committee:

Samantha Kaeding – Training Director 

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“Hello everyone! I’m Sam, a 3rd year Psychology major and classical music nerd from OC, California.  I originally entered UCLA as a Music Education Major, so in my free time you’ll either find me writing, singing, or attempting to learn a random instrument.”

Isha Slavin – Director of Recruitment

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“Hey! I’m Isha and I’m a 3rd year student from New Jersey, double majoring in Cognitive Science and Math. I am super passionate about music and have played the piano for almost my entire life! I’d love to spread my love for piano to students that don’t have the privilege of learning it in school. Some of my favorite artists are Kendrick Lamar, Smino, Anderson Paak, Daniel Caesar, and Jaden Smith!”

Jacob Hauser – Social Chair 

External Committee:

Sofia Foondos – Director of Media & Marketing

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“Hello hello! My name’s Sofia Foondos and I’m a 3rd year Biology Major with a minor in Hellenic Studies! I’ve been playing music for about 12 years, and I teach piano, but I also spend time playing oboe, english horn, and bells! I discovered my love for music early on, and I’ve always tried my best to spread that love to so many others! I also like to cook, dance, watch movies, and so much more!”

Janna Shakiba – Director of Performance & Outreach

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“Hey, my name’s Janna Shakiba and I’m SLAM’s Performance Director! I’m a rising sophomore at UCLA majoring in Neuroscience.  I play guitar and piano, but most of all, I love to sing!!”

Michael Zuker – Student-to-Student Director 

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“I am Michael Zuker, a 2nd Year Psychology and Political Science double major. I am the Student-to-Student director for this upcoming year. I have played the guitar for 13 years, and my favorite music genre is indie rock/bedroom pop.”

 

Finance Committee:

John Sieve – Logistics Officer 

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“I’m a second year applied mathematics major from Fresno, CA. I’ve been playing the drums for about 14 years and have been involved in the marching arts for 7 years. I love to teach my passion to others and am always looking for new music to listen to!”

Karina Santoso – Risk Analyst

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“Hey! I’m Karina and I’m a second year Math of Computation major. I’m from San Jose, CA, but I already think that Socal > Norcal just after a couple months in LA whoops. Other than playing the piano and spending way too much time making Spotify playlists, I love to play tennis, eat basically any type of food (and attempt to cook), and travel.”

Kelsey Jian – Financial Coordinator 

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“Hi all, I’m Kelsey, and I’m a second year biochem major! I play piano and violin, and I’m the finance coordinator for SLAM this year. In my free time, I like going on food adventures, doing yoga, and making Spotify playlists!”