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Beverly Yu CO-PRESIDENT Warren/Bioengineering & Economics/2018 When she isn’t overachieving in BOTH of her majors, Beverly enjoys reading and exploring San Diego for hipster coffee shops and good food. One of her many passions is traveling. Last summer, she used "school" as an excuse to study abroad at the London School of Economics, which turned out to be one of the best experiences of her life. If you had to describe Beverly in one word it may be indecisive because she is unable to choose her favorite member of the Scholars Society board because it is too “difficult.”
Jackie Vallon CO-PRESIDENT Warren/Math & Economics/2018 Jackie is a Math and Economics double major (not a Math/Econ joint major (it is a requirement for presidents of Scholars Society to double major)). She is an active member of UES and a sister in Alpha Phi (Go Greek!) who is most looking forward to the Big Bear camping trip and Inter-UC. Her greatest trait is her inquisitive nature. For example, when asked who her favorite member of the board is, she replied “Why is this a question?” Some of her friends, like Brenda Ngo, describe her as a “cool kid” because she can speak in German.
Paul Epperson VP-EXTERNAL Muir/Computer Science/2018 Paul puts the “E” in STEM. Besides being a part of the engineering fraternity, Tau Beta Pi, he enjoys programming, robotics, ice skating, and javascript. A fun fact about Paul is that he helped break a world record in unmanned autonomous flight. Ask him about it! Paul’s favorite member of Scholars Society is Beverly, claiming she is a “very cheerful” and “collected person.”
Sahej Randhawa VP-INTERNAL Muir/Bioengineering/2018 Also known as "Sunny-J," Sahej is very passionate about playing basketball, watching and talking about great TV shows and movies, talking about current events, and dancing. He is a member of DRP, UCSD's competitive bhangra team. He led the team in creating the first ever Scholars Society Legacy Lecture. In fact, Legacy Lecture is his favorite Scholars Society event (I wonder why?). What is he most excited about for this year? "Bringing back all the old favorites while adding some great new events soon. Definitely stay tuned for updates on our new house system!
Noah Estep CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER Warren/Economics & ICAM/2019 Noah is currently deciding whether he should continue his difficult path as a Economics major where there are plenty of stable, well-paying jobs, or switch to visual arts where there are a...few jobs? Besides Scholars Society, Noah works for University Centers, Triton Outfitters (please purchase their t-shirts...especially the college ones), and is a member of Undergraduate Economics Society. Like Beverly, Noah enjoys searching San Diego for hipster stores, cool walls to take photos in front of, and the best acai bowl in San Diego. Please follow him on Instagram @noah.estep
Aparna Rangamani CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER Warren/Computer Science/2019 Besides attending all of the super fun Scholars Society events, Aparna enjoys reading. She will read almost anything (as long as it is not Shakespeare). By a curious coincidence, she lately has been reading a lot of books whose titles contain the word, girl- Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- but in general her favorite genres are fiction, mystery, and popular nonfiction books.

General Board

Alyssa Chiang VOLUNTEER CHAIR Revelle/Bioengineering/2019 Alyssa slays on the dance floor as a member of [N]Motion, loves going to the gym, and kills it on the piano. Some may say Alyssa’s biggest fault is her confidence, as she is her favorite member of the board.
Brenda Ngo OSP CO-CHAIR Warren/Biochemistry/2018 Every year before New Year's, Brenda often ends up suspended 10 feet off the ground with no harness, gluing flowers. When she isn’t doing...that?, she is busy planning the OSP event and crocheting her worries away.
Gaelyn Walche PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR Muir/Anthropology/2019 After missing the 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Trials due to a midterm, Gaelyn has turned to her other hobbies including photography, hiking, and jewelry making. She is most looking forward to meeting new scholars.
Jasmine Chiang INTER-UC CHAIR Muir/Electrical Engineering/2019 Going to concerts, the beach, and eating are three activities that describe self-proclaimed comedian Jasmine. She claims that only Noah laughs at her “jokes,” however, sometimes she is actually funny.
Khush Kharidia OSP CO-CHAIR Muir/Human Biology/2019 Khush also plans to apply to medical surprise (very unique). If you see him laughing to himself in the corner, he is not crazy, rather, he is reading a list of lame (yet somewhat funny) jokes he has compiled himself.
Kirsten Wong SOCIAL CO-CHAIR Revelle/Bioengineering/2019 Kirsten is a member of Student Health Advocates, BMES, and the Homeless Health Initiative (I wonder if she’s planning on going to med school?). Co-president Jackie is Kirsten’s mentor and favorite member of the board.
Laura Nerb MENTOR-MENTEE CO-CHAIR Muir/General Biology/2019 Laura, an avid unicyclist, is a biology major with her sights set on medical school, which should be no problem for her as she enjoys solving puzzles and riddles like she did in the great escape room event.
Liam Huber SOCIAL CO-CHAIR Sixth/Biology/2019 Liam’s future plans are to go to “medical school or something.” That something may be clown school because he is a very funny and talented improv artist and member of FOOSH.
Matt Kim HOUSE CO-CHAIR Muir/Biochemistry/2018 Matt is a self-proclaimed couch potato who also enjoys playing tennis and surfing. In his spare time, he loves trying to grow a man bun. A fun fact about Matt is that he can not grow a man bun.
Rachan Narala HOUSE CO-CHAIR Muir/Human Biology/2018 Rachan has a wide range of interests. He loves to read mystery novels, cook and bake food with friends, play Project Melee, and play badminton. Besides being on the board of Scholars Society, Rachan is president of Bioscholars.
Sarah Wolfe MENTOR-MENTEE CO-CHAIR Muir/Environmental Systems/2019 Quilting queen, Sarah, enjoys making quilts, playing quidditch, and all things Harry Potter. In fact, her favorite Scholars Society events are murder mystery parties, like the Harry Potter themed one from last years.

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Alyssa Chiang VOLUNTEER CHAIR Revelle/Bioengineering/2019 Alyssa slays on the dance floor as a member of [N]Motion, loves going to the gym, and kills it on the piano. Some may say Alyssa’s biggest fault is her confidence, as she is her favorite member of the board.
Brenda Ngo OSP CO-CHAIR Warren/Biochemistry/2018 Every year before New Year's, Brenda often ends up suspended 10 feet off the ground with no harness, gluing flowers. When she isn’t doing...that?, she is busy planning the OSP event and crocheting her worries away.
Gaelyn Walche PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR Muir/Anthropology/2019 After missing the 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Trials due to a midterm, Gaelyn has turned to her other hobbies including photography, hiking, and jewelry making. She is most looking forward to meeting new scholars.
Jasmine Chiang INTER-UC CHAIR Muir/Electrical Engineering/2019 Going to concerts, the beach, and eating are three activities that describe self-proclaimed comedian Jasmine. She claims that only Noah laughs at her “jokes,” however, sometimes she is actually funny.
Khush Kharidia OSP CO-CHAIR Muir/Human Biology/2019 Khush also plans to apply to medical surprise (very unique). If you see him laughing to himself in the corner, he is not crazy, rather, he is reading a list of lame (yet somewhat funny) jokes he has compiled himself.
Kirsten Wong SOCIAL CO-CHAIR Revelle/Bioengineering/2019 Kirsten is a member of Student Health Advocates, BMES, and the Homeless Health Initiative (I wonder if she’s planning on going to med school?). Co-president Jackie is Kirsten’s mentor and favorite member of the board.
Laura Nerb MENTOR-MENTEE CO-CHAIR Muir/General Biology/2019 Laura, an avid unicyclist, is a biology major with her sights set on medical school, which should be no problem for her as she enjoys solving puzzles and riddles like she did in the great escape room event.
Liam Huber SOCIAL CO-CHAIR Sixth/Biology/2019 Liam’s future plans are to go to “medical school or something.” That something may be clown school because he is a very funny and talented improv artist and member of FOOSH.
Matt Kim HOUSE CO-CHAIR Muir/Biochemistry/2018 Matt is a self-proclaimed couch potato who also enjoys playing tennis and surfing. In his spare time, he loves trying to grow a man bun. A fun fact about Matt is that he can not grow a man bun.
Rachan Narala HOUSE CO-CHAIR Muir/Human Biology/2018 Rachan has a wide range of interests. He loves to read mystery novels, cook and bake food with friends, play Project Melee, and play badminton. Besides being on the board of Scholars Society, Rachan is president of Bioscholars.
Sarah Wolfe MENTOR-MENTEE CO-CHAIR Muir/Environmental Systems/2019 Quilting queen, Sarah, enjoys making quilts, playing quidditch, and all things Harry Potter. In fact, her favorite Scholars Society events are murder mystery parties, like the Harry Potter themed one from last years.
Beverly Yu CO-PRESIDENT Warren/Bioengineering & Economics/2018 When she isn’t overachieving in BOTH of her majors, Beverly enjoys reading and exploring San Diego for hipster coffee shops and good food. One of her many passions is traveling. Last summer, she used "school" as an excuse to study abroad at the London School of Economics, which turned out to be one of the best experiences of her life. If you had to describe Beverly in one word it may be indecisive because she is unable to choose her favorite member of the Scholars Society board because it is too “difficult.”
Jackie Vallon CO-PRESIDENT Warren/Math & Economics/2018 Jackie is a Math and Economics double major (not a Math/Econ joint major (it is a requirement for presidents of Scholars Society to double major)). She is an active member of UES and a sister in Alpha Phi (Go Greek!) who is most looking forward to the Big Bear camping trip and Inter-UC. Her greatest trait is her inquisitive nature. For example, when asked who her favorite member of the board is, she replied “Why is this a question?” Some of her friends, like Brenda Ngo, describe her as a “cool kid” because she can speak in German.
Paul Epperson VP-EXTERNAL Muir/Computer Science/2018 Paul puts the “E” in STEM. Besides being a part of the engineering fraternity, Tau Beta Pi, he enjoys programming, robotics, ice skating, and javascript. A fun fact about Paul is that he helped break a world record in unmanned autonomous flight. Ask him about it! Paul’s favorite member of Scholars Society is Beverly, claiming she is a “very cheerful” and “collected person.”
Sahej Randhawa VP-INTERNAL Muir/Bioengineering/2018 Also known as "Sunny-J," Sahej is very passionate about playing basketball, watching and talking about great TV shows and movies, talking about current events, and dancing. He is a member of DRP, UCSD's competitive bhangra team. He led the team in creating the first ever Scholars Society Legacy Lecture. In fact, Legacy Lecture is his favorite Scholars Society event (I wonder why?). What is he most excited about for this year? "Bringing back all the old favorites while adding some great new events soon. Definitely stay tuned for updates on our new house system!
Noah Estep CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER Warren/Economics & ICAM/2019 Noah is currently deciding whether he should continue his difficult path as a Economics major where there are plenty of stable, well-paying jobs, or switch to visual arts where there are a...few jobs? Besides Scholars Society, Noah works for University Centers, Triton Outfitters (please purchase their t-shirts...especially the college ones), and is a member of Undergraduate Economics Society. Like Beverly, Noah enjoys searching San Diego for hipster stores, cool walls to take photos in front of, and the best acai bowl in San Diego. Please follow him on Instagram @noah.estep Aparna Rangamani CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER Warren/Computer Science/2019 Besides attending all of the super fun Scholars Society events, Aparna enjoys reading. She will read almost anything (as long as it is not Shakespeare). By a curious coincidence, she lately has been reading a lot of books whose titles contain the word, girl- Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo- but in general her favorite genres are fiction, mystery, and popular nonfiction books.