2017-2018 Board of Directors
Top Row (from Left to Right): Devin Pon, Amanda Simpson, Victoria Rubio, Jayden Li
Middle Row: Jennifer Calderon, Meliah Capistrano, Rebecca Caabay, Christina Duong, Claudia Bui, Sierra Winters
Bottom Row: April Soohoo, Rachel Bomactao, Kaylee Schukei, Princess Pe
4th year, Past District Governor
Born and raised in Imperial, CA right by the border with Mexico where I developed a passion for service after personally experiencing the sight of poverty, low level education, and lack of basic resources and services that should be available to all humans. Going into my final year at UC Davis as a Biological Sciences major, Latin minor I am aiming to get into graduate school, continue my education and earn my Master’s degree in the health sciences to pursue a profession in the health care field. Meanwhile I hope to become an inspirational role-model to young men and women of my background struggling to find something worth living for because I was once in their situation, and now I am living proof that life gets better and our lives can (and will) make a difference in this world for the betterment of humanity.
Fun Fact: By the early age of 6 months I was able to swim on my own.
Favorite Quote: “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit” -Aristotle
Hello everyone! My name is Christina Duong and I am a third year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major. I am super excited to serve on your CRC Davis board and hope to continue dedicating my time to community service. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Rotaract family and hope to warmly welcome others into the club. I am currently involved with The Willow Clinic and Alzheimer’s Buddies and work at the Biology Academic Success Center. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, baking, and jogging.
Fun Fact: I’m from San Diego!
Favorite Quote: “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” ― Anne Frank
Directors of Service
Princess is a 3rd year Psychology major with a biology emphasis. She is very excited to serve as one of your directors of service and share her passion for helping others with all of you! Princess loves crafting, Disneyland, and anything pink. If you see her brightly colored hair around campus, come say hi!
Fun Fact: My favorite drink at Starbucks is a Venti Chocolate Milk (yes that’s a thing.)
Favorite Quote: “We are not a cure for cancer, we are not going to save the world, but if we can make people happy for a few hours or for a day, then we are doing something worthwhile.” – Jack Lindquist, First President of Disneyland
I’m an environmental science and management major. I’m minoring in music because I love to sing and act. I’m really excited to be able to organize service events this year and create positive impacts in our community and internationally!
Fun fact: I love cats!
Favorite Quote: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney
Directors of Membership
Hi! My name is Meliah Capistrano and I am a second year Nutrition Science major. I enjoy community service and meeting new people. In high school, I was in interact for three years and am so excited to be a part of board this year.
Fun Fact: I work at the COHO.
Favorite Quote: You are exactly where you need to be.
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Hey everyone! I’m very excited to be your co-Membership director for the upcoming 2017-18 year. I originally joined Rotaract fall quarter of my freshman year after being in Interact for 3 year in high school and I have enjoyed every bit of it! Outside of Rotaract I am also involved in a professional engineering fraternity called Theta Tau and my hobbies include sleeping, napping, eating, going out with friends, and sleeping. At home, I have 4 dogs including two Yorkshire Terriers, a Maltese, and a Labrador Retriever, one of which I brought up to Davis! I am super stoked for this upcoming year 🙂
Fun Fact: I have a twin brother who is studying business at San Jose State.
Favorite Quote: “Is mayonnaise an instrument?” -Patrick Star
Directors of Finance
Jayden is a 4th year Animal Science major with an emphasis in veterinary medicine. He loves working with different kinds of animals and making new friends. For the past three years, he had been actively participated in the club and served as an officer. This club has grown to become a part of his college life and his second family. Outside of the club, he also volunteers at the Yolo County Animal Shelter to pursue his passion. If you want to distress by looking at pictures of doggies and kitties, come say hi to him during meeting.
Fun Fact: I have a fat cat named Garfield who loves to sleep all day long.
Favorite Quote: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford
April is a second year animal science major here at UCD and loves all types of animals. She was previously an interactor in high school and continues to be involved with rotaract. April is from the bay area, district 5150. She loves to eat food with friends 🙂
Fun Fact: I am afraid of snails and slugs.
Favorite Quote: “Everything happens for a reason.”
Directors of Professional Development
Rachel is a double major in International Relations and Communication. She enjoys traveling the world, going to concerts, and making Spongebob references. As one of your directors of pro dev, she is excited to help members academically and professionally excel in their time here at Davis.
Fun Fact: Rachel has been to over 20 countries!
Kaylee is a 4th year Genetics and Genomics major interested in becoming a Physician Assistant in the near future. She fell in love with Rotaract because of the club’s passion for giving back to the community and all the top notch friends she met through it. This will be her 3rd year serving on the board of directors. She loves laughing at memes, pretending she’s good at smash bros, and getting burritos at Guad’s. Make sure you say hi whenever you see her around campus!
Fun Fact: Me and my co-director went to the same high school.
Directors of Publicity
Jennifer is a fourth year animal science major with a specialization in companion animals. She joined Rotaract her freshman year with her roommates and joined the board of directors her third year as director of publicity. She has been interested in community service since high school and is happy to continue with that passion through Rotaract.
Fun Fact: I have an identical twin sister.
Favorite Quote: “You are what you love, not who loves you.”
Amanda is a third year Environmental Science and Management and Economics double major. Currently, she is working as a Zero Waste Coordinator for the Sustainability Department of UCD Student Housing and as a research assistant in the Calisi Lab. She is passionate about science, teaching, and making people smile. She wants to join the Peace Corps after she graduates.
Fun Fact: I have a weird obsession with the movie Spirit.
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Claudia is a 2nd year Human Development major and Rotaract’s co-Historian for the 2017-2018 year! Claudia loves naps, food, and warm, fuzzy blankets. She also has a strong love for service and has been active in the Rotary family for over 5 years through Interact’s District 5170 and Rotaract. In the future, Claudia hopes to become a nurse and to use her skills to help those in need around the world. This year, Claudia is determined to embody “Service above Self” and looks forward to serving the Davis community.
Fun Fact: I spontaneously went bungee jumping in South Korea despite having a fear of heights. My next goal is to go skydiving!
Favorite Quote: “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” — Emperor of China from Mulan
Hi everyone! My name’s Victoria and I am super excited to be co-historian of the Rotaract Club for 2017-2018! I have been a part of the Rotary family for five years now, starting in Interact and now Rotaract, and being a part of such a kind, passionate, and giving community has made my experience with Rotary completely worthwhile. Aside from Rotaract, I enjoying biking, hiking, eating ice cream, taking pretty pictures, and day dreaming about travel destinations.
Fun Fact: I am passionate about traveling and have traveled to 9 different countries in the past two years!
Favorite Quote: “Don’t apologize for your burn, your passion, or your enthusiasm. Enthusiasm propels the world.”