Circle K at the University of Michigan

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Chair Bio

Children's

Gabby Young
Year: Junior
MajorBiopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience
Hometown: Lapeer, Michigan

Favorite CK Memory: I have worked with K-Kids for the past two years, and I have grown to love those kids and spending my Fridays with them. No matter what mood I'm in or how my week has been when I come to Angell Elementary, the kids know how to make my day. They're so funny and crazy, and they inspire me with their passion to begin serving their community at such a young age. This year they raised over $1000 for DMUM, and I've never felt quite so proud in my life.

I likeGoing to concerts, Roosroast coffee, The Beatles, Buzzfeed quizzes that just get me, donuts, the rainbow emoji, cats, and hanging with pals

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Zooey Deschanel 
Dream Jeopardy categorySpongeBob Quotes
Song title that sums up my life: Sleep Deprived- LEON
Lucky Number: 11


Elderly Outreach

Vanessa Dinh
Year: Junior
Major: Microbiology
Hometown: Oxford, MI
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Favorite CK MemoryMy favorite CK memory is when I volunteered for the Campus Farmer's Market. It was a nice sunny day and it was super fun selling apples and bread to students! Plus I got to take home a free loaf!

I like: EDM music, playing intramural soccer, dogs, coffee, dark chocolate, fail videos, noodles, root beer floats, sleeping, traveling, binge-watching Netflix/Hulu, and Circle K!

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Aubrey Plaza
Dream Jeopardy category: Parks and Rec
Song title that sums up my life: "Starving" by Hailee Steinfeld, Grey, and Zedd
Lucky Number: 6
Environment

Sonia Lee
Year: Junior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: History
Hometown: Summit, NJ
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Favorite CK MemoryThe Environment Alternative Spring Break I went on, where I got to volunteer with 12 other CKers at James River State Park in Virginia. I had a great time riding in a daycare van for some 13 hours into a beautiful part of the country and learning so much about parks and making trails. We got to go on a night-time wagon ride calling for owls and I remember the sky being so beautiful, especially since I don't get to see stars too often.

I like: Free things, sleeping, mangos, noodles, hiking, travel, food, period dramas, photography, soft clothing, kimchi, movies, trying new restaurants, and service!

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Jamie Chung
Dream Jeopardy category: Russian Composers
Song title that sums up my life: "A Head Full of Dreams" by Coldplay
Lucky Number: 19
Health and Wellness

Ariana Yea

Year: Senior

Major: Microbiology

Minor: Asian Studies

Hometown: Walnut, California

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Favorite CK Memory: My Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans. We were rebuilding houses affected by Hurricane Katrina and it was so amazing to see how much we accomplished in fixing up a woman's house in a week. Not only did I get to do awesome service with awesome Circle Kers, I also got to know some cool international volunteers and learn a lot about the organization we worked with.


I like: Any Asian food (boba! pho! dim sum!), shrimp broccoli Alfredo, badminton, running, biking, Kpop (+dancing), anime, manga, books, cartoons, The Flash, history, superhero movies, my dog, LA weather, and service!

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Maisie Williams

Dream Jeopardy category: Anime

Song title that sums up my life: The Walker by Fitz and the Tantrums

Lucky Number: 18
Hunger and Housing

Jhuree Hong
Year: Junior
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Favorite CK Memory: My favorite Circle K memory was when I went on an ASB trip to Chicago last spring break. We helped the teachers and staff at Jane A. Neil Elementary, a school on the South Side of Chicago, and really got to know the kids there from pre-k to 8th graders. The week flew by and I made some of the greatest friends in CK and really learned a lot at the same time!

I like: Watching movies, any shade of blue, dogs, sunsets, food, being outside in nice weather, ice cream, games, hanging with friends, traveling, sleeping

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Jennifer Lawrence
Dream Jeopardy categoryRandom facts?
Song title that sums up my life: Lazy Song by Bruno Mars
Lucky Number: 8

Fundraising

Alexa Porter
Year: Junior
Major: Business Law
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
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Favorite CK Memory: Definitely Circle K Service Day this past year. I took a bunch of late night projects, so everyone was super tired at that point, but we still sat and talked. I got to know some people better and made some new friends! I also got to learn how to knit and won some awesome prizes from the raffle. Plus it was tons of very messy fun to pie the LT! It was so much fun and I can't wait for Circle K Service Day this year!

I like: Animals, art, cooking and food in general, football and hockey, rock, exploring with friends, card games, puzzles, watching movies, reading, Deadpool

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Anna Kendrick
Dream Jeopardy category: Harry Potter
Song title that sums up my life: "You May Be Right" Billy Joel
Lucky Number: 2

Charity Awareness

Steven Cho
Year: Junior
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Favorite CK Memory: My favorite CK memory is the ASB trip I took to James River State Park in Virginia to help prepare for their busy spring/summer season. Working alongside a quirky park ranger (Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!), we rehabilitated some of their trails by digging up roots with mattocks, raking leaves, and removing rocks in the path. Despite being exhausted at the end of every day, this trip is definitely one of my most memorable experiences. From singing during the entire 10 hour bus ride to an evening wagon ride/ owl spotting expedition to staying in a cabin with 12 other people during a power outage, this trip was a blast and I wouldn't have wanted to spend my spring break anywhere else.

I like: Traveling, hiking, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, A Series of Unfortunate Events, playing violin, sleeping, Reggie the campus corgi, ice cream, Lorde, Twenty One Pilots, Coldplay, coffee, boba (they're not called bubbles ... GET IT RIGHT), rice, udon, mochi, sushi, being with family, service, and of course, Circle K!

Actor that would star in a movie about my lifeDavid Tennant
Dream Jeopardy category: Aviation
Song title that sums up my lifePerfect Places by Lorde
Lucky Number: 7

Kiwanis Family Relations

Jacob Kedroske

Year: Sophomore

Major: Undecided

Hometown: Belleville, MI

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Favorite CK Memory: My favorite CK memories are all the times we had Kfam committee bonding! One memory in particular was when some of us went to "run" the circle 5k and we came in last place. It took us forever not only because we were really slow and we were walking, but we also got lost a few times. We listened to throwback 2000's pop music the entire time, which was probably way over an hour. After we finally finished we all went to Bursley dining hall to eat, which I never been before, and their food was not as bad as I thought. All in all, a fun Sunday morning!!

I like: Greys anatomy, one day at a time, Rihanna, Kesha, Gaga, Chipotle, avocados, cooking, baking, volunteering, being adventurous, friends, and my family

Actor who will star in a movie about my life: Jack Falahee

Dream Jeopardy category: Vegan food hacks

Song title that sums up my life: Pos De Replay

Lucky Number: 5

Public Relations

Jamie Hunter

Year: Junior

Majors: Mathematical Biology & Secondary Education

Minor: English

Hometown: Rochester, MI

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Favorite CK Memory: Both ASB trips I've gone on have been absolutely wonderful! Freshman year we went to New Orleans and repaired homes in the Lower Ninth ward, which was hit the hardest by Hurricane Katrina. Sophomore year we were classroom aids at Jane A. Neil Elementary in Chicago. I came away from each trip with a new understanding of social justice and community, some lifelong friends and a boatload of great memories :)

I like: Fresh snow, R&B, yoga, my cat & dog <3, vine compilations, watercolor, Mediterranean food, Parks & Rec, baking, pistachio ice cream & Circle K (of course!)

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Jenna Fischer

Dream Jeopardy categoryName that contemporary author!

Song title that sums up my lifeFree Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lucky Number: 3


Historian

Gina Savastano 
Year: Junior
Major: English
Minor: Classical Archaeology
Hometown: Garden City, MI
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Favorite CK Memory: Jeez, probably when K-Fam got together and we made our T-shirts for Committee Olympics, 2018. My hair dryer was used on styrofoam, so we probably inhaled toxins for like 4 hours in a WQ study room. It was a long night, but fun, and definitely memorable -- especially since we were there FOREVER.

I like: My dog, taking too many photos of my dog, sleeping, movie/show/ video game soundtracks, Florence + The Machine, coconut in anything, reading, writing, video games, character creation in video games, drawing & painting poorly, procrastinating (usually by doing CK stuff), poetry, PC not Mac, LOTR, Westworld, GoT, and Penny Dreadful! Oh, and place-identity stuff, too, and probably graveyards.

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Buzzfeed suggested Emma Watson?
Dream Jeopardy category: The Music of Penny Dreadful
Song title that sums up my life: Here, Alessia Cara
Lucky Number: 3
LEAD

Peter Chen

Year: Junior

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Statistics

Hometown: Saint Joseph, MI

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Favorite CK MemoryOne of my favorite Circle K memories was Trick-or-Can my freshman year. I really enjoyed the nostalgia of dressing up in a costume and going trick-or-treating with friends while at the same time doing something good for the community. That project was one of a handful of Circle K experiences that really encouraged me to be active in Circle K.

I liketennis, chess, card games and board games, dogs, watching sports, IM sports, ice cream, new tech, sunshine

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Ken Jeong

Dream Jeopardy categoryCheckmate (Chess)

Song title that sums up my lifeEkki hugsa by Olafur Arnalds

Lucky Number: 42

Membership Development


Ritisha Ghosh

Year: Junior

Major: Biology, Health and Society

Minor: Sustainability

Hometown: Troy, Michigan
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Favorite CK MemoryThe ASB Trip I went on last spring! We all became such a close family after the trip, and working at Jane A. Neil Elementary was one of the most impactful experiences of my life, and taught me more about myself than I could imagine.

I likeNew pillows, walking onto airplanes, finding new restaurants, skincare, potato smiles, Lil Wayne's part in Jay Sean's hit "Down", dark red, dry shampoo, sitting in grocery carts, embroidering, driving away from conflict, chill house, garlic and women's rights.

Actress who will star in a movie about my lifeTiffany Haddish

Dream Jeopardy category: Spices

Song title that sums up my lifeWake Me Up - Avicii

Lucky Number: 7

Technology

David Nie
Year: Sophomore
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Troy, MI
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Favorite CK Memory: My favorite CK memory would have to be Committee Olympics. I had just joined the club, but everyone was so welcoming and nice. It was a great way to meet so many members of the club as well as bond with the rest of the Technology Committee. 

I like: Dogs, long naps, binge-watching Netflix or Hulu, Westworld, Game of Thrones, food, hanging out with friends, old Disney movies, sports, snow, traveling, and watching movies.

Actor who will star in a movie about my life: Jackie Chan
Dream Jeopardy category: Miscellaneous because there's nothing I know a lot about
Song title that sums up my life: Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammar
Lucky Number: 13
International Awareness and Empowerment

Abby Gawthrop
Year: Sophomore
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Swartz Creek, Michigan
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Favorite CK Memory: I have a lot of great memories from Circle K, but my favorite would have to be my first time volunteering at Campus Farm! I met so many amazing people and learned so much about sustainability. Its an amazing way to get involved with the community and be one with nature (no matter how cheesy that sounds). One specific memory though, would be the time when our Uber driver for Campus Farm was an international track athlete from Romania. Needless to say he had a lot of crazy competition and training stories. 

I like: Listening to music, West Wing, medium sized dogs, Jason Bateman, The Office, exploring new cities, Disney films, sarcasm, laughing, warm summer nights, football, volleyball, musicals, trying new things, and Circle K!!

Actress that will star in a movie about my life: Emily Blunt
Dream Jeopardy category: Disney song lyrics
Song title that sums up my life: God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Lucky Number:28