Meet the Trustees

  • Alice Lee

    Alice Lee

    President

    Major: Cognitive Science
    Graduating Year: 2019
    College: Warren
    Why did you join the Student Foundation?
    'I decided to join the UCSD Student Foundation because I wanted to make a difference on campus. I wanted to help raise money for scholarships because I know how much school tuition can burden a student and their family.'

  • Nathaniel Wilbanks

    Nathaniel Wilbanks

    VP Stewardship

    Major: Human Biology
    Graduating Year: 2019
    College: ERC
    Why did you join the Student Foundation?
    'I joined the Student Foundation because of my love for philanthropy and my desire to join such a friendly and outgoing group of students.'

  • Sara Tan

    Sara Tan

    VP Development

    Major: Human Biology
    Graduating Year: 2019
    College: Revelle
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'In a public institution as large as UCSD, feeling insignificant comes easily. I joined the Student Foundation in hopes of making a tangible, lasting impact on my school and the many students who I study alongside everyday.'

  • Rebecca Kim

    Rebecca Kim

    VP Internal

    Major: Political Science
    Graduating Year: 2018
    College: Sixth
    What is your favorite memory as a trustee in the Student Foundation?
    'My favorite memory as a trustee was when the Student Foundation tabled at Hullabaloo. This was not only the first time I got to interact and bond with the majority of the other trustees, but also the best time I got to practice and develop my pitch.'

  • Bonnie Ly

    Bonnie Ly

    VP External

    Major: Management Science
    Graduating Year: 2019
    College: ERC
    What is your favorite memory as a trustee in the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'Throughout my life, it isn't just my own efforts that got me to where I am today. It's the collective kindness, generosity, and philnathropy of both loved ones and strangers that really made me successful. My way of giving back is paying it forward and spreading the love, and my way of achieving that is by being a trusteeof the Student Foundation and living and breathing its values each and every day.'

  • Marissa Lee

    Marissa Lee

    VP External

    Major: Economics
    Graduating Year: 2020
    College: Warren
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined the Student Foundation to get involved in the UCSD community, and dedicate my time to a cause greater than myself.'

  • Omar Khatib

    Omar Khatib

    VP Investments

    Major: Economics
    Graduating Year: 2018
    College: Muir
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined the UCSD Student Foundation because I wanted to leave a lasting impact on this campus by providing others with the opportunity of higher education.'

  • Anthony Tseng

    Anthony Tseng

    Trustee

    Major: Computer Science
    Graduating Year: 2019
    College: Warren
    How has being in the Student Foundation impacted you?
    'By joining the Student Foundation, I have realized how much power students have when they bond together for a common goal. I love that I can truly make a difference on this campus and give back to other Tritons in such a meaningful way, all while working with a group of amazing people.'

  • Rohan Bhargava

    Rohan Bhargava

    Trustee

    Major: Computer Science
    Graduating Year: 2019
    College: Marshall
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined Student Foundation because I wanted to help make a difference in the UCSD community and I saw the Student Foundation as a great way to do it. I love going to UC San Diego and I want to help more people share in that experience. Therefore by helping to support student scholarships through the Student Foundation I take pride in knowing that the work I put in is directly going to help someone else attend a great school.'

  • Alexandria Brown

    Alexandria Brown

    Trustee 

    Major: Mathematics/Economics
    Graduating Year: 2018
    College: Muir
    What is your favorite memory as a trustee in the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'My favorite memory is a pitch I gave my first quarter, when asking for donations was still new and, quite frankly, scary. I asked one guy and he said 'I'm on full financial aid and scholarship,' which I took as a 'no' and instantly felt bad for asking. But then, he shocked me, saying that he would love to donate because he knows how much his aid has meant to him, as he would not be able to go to school without it. Whenever I get nervous about pitching, I think about that guy and how much the next donation will mean to someone.'

  • Zachary Carpenter

    Zachary Carpenter

    Trustee

    Major: Pharmacological Chemistry
    Graduating Year: 2020
    College: Muir
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined Student Foundation to have a great experience with great people while also making an impact by promoting philanthropy and giving back to the community through scholarships.'

  • Leo Chen

    Leo Chen

    Trustee

    Major: Undeclared
    Graduating Year: 2020
    College: Sixth
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined Student Foundation because I truly believe in the values of philanthropy. Philanthropy helps to provide countless opportunities, giving people the chance to live out their dreams, and live life to the fullest.'

  • Crystal Craigmiles

    Crystal Craigmiles

    Trustee

    Major: Management Science
    Graduating Year: 2020
    College: Warren
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined Student Foundation to give back to other students by philanthropic means. I love the idea of helping the UCSD community in such a meaningful way.'

  • Eric Jacoby

    Eric Jacoby

    Community Volunteer

    Major: International Economics
    Graduating Year: 2018
    College: SDSU
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'Student Foundation is one of the best ways to help both students, and society. I am honored to be helping some of the brightest students that the world as to offer. The achievements we make together are so much greater than those we accomplish alone.'

  • Audrey Kim

    Audrey Kim

    Trustee

    Major: Environmental Science
    Graduating Year: 2020
    College: Marshall
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined the Student Foundation to be a part of something greater than myself and to give others the same opportunities that I have. I hope to learn more about philanthropy and discover new ways to help people with their financial needs.'

  • Ashleen Lai

    Ashleen Lai

    Trustee

    Major: Public Health
    Graduating Year: 2018
    College: Marshall
    What is your favorite memory as a trustee in the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I don't have a favorite memory as a trustee because every time I'm with other trustees or tabling at events with them, I love every moment.'

  • Kaeley O'Shea

    Kaeley O'Shea

    Trustee

    Major: International Studies-Economics
    Graduating Year: 2020
    College: ERC
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I love that the Student Foundation is “by students, for students.” It’s inspiring to know that so many fellow UCSD students are eager to give back to the UCSD community.'

  • Akira Shah

    Akira Shah

    Trustee

    Major: Neuroscience and Physiology
    Graduating Year: 2018
    College: Muir
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined UCSD Student Foundation to make a philanthropic difference in the community. Being part of the Student Foundation is a perfect way to spend my extra time. Not only do I get the satisfaction of serving my fellow Tritons, but I get to do it alongside some of the most hardworking and caring people around.'

  • Kan Thongnoppakun

    Kan Thongnoppakun

    Trustee

    Major: Structural Engineering
    Graduating Year: 2017
    College: ERC
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'Having been a student at UCSD for 4 years already, I feel like I haven't been able to make that much of an impact on campus. I joined Student Foundation because I wanted to give back to a community that has helped me grow as person. Being able to help even one student goes a long and I feel like being a part of this foundation showcases that students are indeed able to help one another.'

  • Barbara Vargas

    Barbara Vargas

    Trustee

    Major: Undeclared
    Graduating Year: 2020
    College: Warren
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I joined the Student Foundation because I strongly believe in 'by students for students' and have seen the impact that working together can have on the community. I wanted to make a difference on campus and there is no better way to do that than by promoting philanthropy and having the opportunity to help my fellow peers pursue thier dreams here at UCSD.'

  • Marie Wang

    Marie Wang

    Trustee

    Major: Mathematics and Economics
    Graduating Year: 2018
    College: ERC
    Why did you join the UCSD Student Foundation?
    'I have done similar work before, but I focused more on conducting teaching projects and not on fundraising. With the Student Foundation, I want to gain experience on pitching and how to interact with donors. I also want to make new friends and get more involved in student organizations.'

  • John Hartman

    John Hartman

    Advisor, Student Foundation