Circle K at the University of Michigan

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Chair Bio

Children's

Skylar Ketteler


Year: Junior
Major: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Pre-Med Track
Hometown: Lincoln, NE / Portage, MI

Favorite CK Memory: Everything about the 2018-19 Children's Committee
I like: John Mulaney's sense of humor, Lilo & StitchUp, The Avett Brothers, Hozier's otherworldly voice, my dogs: Nelson & Murdock (you are awesome if you get that reference!), Game of Thrones, taking notes with colorful pens, reading on my porch during a beautiful spring day, learning about human physiology, eating mac&cheese, lilacs, Spongebob the MusicalFalsettosAvatar the Last Airbender, taking naps in the sunshine, volunteering (!!!)

Actor Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Sophie Turner
Dream Jeopardy Category: Lyrics to Hozier songs
Song Title That Sums Up My Life: "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen -- both because Freddie Mercury is glorious and I'm clumsy as all get-out
Lucky Number: 626

Elderly Outreach

Jonathon Spunar
Year: Sophomore
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Livonia, MI
Favorite CK Memory: Definitely ushering at the Michigan Theater on CKSD! We handed out programs and showed concertgoers to their seats at the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. I love classical music, so it was great doing meaningful service that fit with one of my interests.
I Like: Michigan football, John Mulaney, Jeff Goldblum, The Godfather, Parks and Rec, Impractical Jokers, Led Zeppelin, U2, Blimpy Burger, Panera Bread, barbecue, Arnold Palmer, Meals on Wheels, and AADL tutoring
Actor Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Timothee Chalamet
Dream Jeopardy Category: Michigan Sports
Song Title That Sums Up My Life: This Must Be The Place- Talking Heads
Lucky Number: 9

Environment

Autumn McGuffie
YearJunior
MajorProgram in the Environment
Minor: Linguistics
Hometown: Garden City, Michigan

Favorite CK Memory: My favorite CK memory is when I went on the environment Alternative Spring Break trip during my freshman year to James River State Park in Virginia! It was so great getting to bond with everyone on the trip and working outside in nature and doing some meaningful service. I had so much fun with everybody during the trip when we all sang Africa by Toto multiple times every day, did some archery, and just hung out together when the power went out in our cabin. During the trip, we also worked outside pulling up roots and doing some trail building, which reinforced why I wanted to work in the environment and made me fall in love with the outdoors all over again.

I like: a good sale, hiking & the outdoors, music & concerts, making spotify playlists, learning new languages, movies (especially Marvel & indie films), reading, making spreadsheets (yes I know I’m a nerd), The 1975, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Applebee’s mozzarella sticks, hanging out with friends, & of course Circle K!

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Ellen Page
Dream Jeopardy category: Random facts that I never thought I would need and have never left the deepest recesses of my mind
Song title that sums up my life: Circle K (Back To You) - HAWAI
Lucky Number: 5

Health and Wellness

Roopa Gorur

Year: Junior

Major: Chemistry and Sociology

Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan

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Favorite CK Memory: Coaching “Potions” Science Olympiad at Angell Elementary! As someone who loves chemistry it is always fun to share that with others, especially kids. They are super fun and crazy and I enjoy seeing them get excited to learn about different concepts and do different experiments. 

I like: Running, hiking, cooking, eating all type of food, coffee, coffee shops, anything with dark chocolate in it, wandering around Ann Arbor, Harry Potter, dogs, cute animal gifs, late night conversations, sleeping, and service!

 

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Emma Watson

Dream Jeopardy category: Harry Potter

Song title that sums up my life: June, After Dark by Elliot Root

Lucky Number: 12

Hunger and Housing

Vanessa Dinh
Year: Senior
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

Fundraising

Grant Clement
Year: Senior
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
Favorite CK Memory: My favorite CK memory was planning Formal with the Social committee. We all worked super hard to make it a wonderful night, and everyone I talked to really enjoyed it. It was amazing to see all our hard work pay off.
I like: Movies, music, video games, going on walks in the Arb, going to K-Kids with Peter Chen, going on service projects with my CK friends, and just living my life at U of M.

Actor Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Michael B. Jordan
Dream Jeopardy Category: Swords
Song Title That Sums Up My Life: Adventure of a Lifetime- Coldplay
Lucky Number: 20,005,012
Charity Awareness

Jacob Kedroske
Year: Junior
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Belleville, Michigan
Favorite CK MemoryMy 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 dinning 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: Rihanna - Pon De Replay
Lucky Number: 5


Kiwanis Family Relations

Diana Yassin

 

Year: Junior
Major: English & Secondary Education
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Favorite CK Memory: My sophomore year, I attended the LGBTQ+ Awareness Alternative Spring Break where we worked with a nonprofit organization called Camps Pride in North Carolina. We helped them maintain their sources for LGBTQ+ college students by updating their website and recruiting members for their summer camp. We also attended workshops on the subject matter and met with some LGBTQ+ activists. I had such a wonderful time bonding with the people on the trip as we volunteered and explored downtown Charlotte. From speaking with phenomenal community leaders, our MANY trips to Amelie's French Bakery, the intense game of Taboo, and our countless stops on the way back to AA (Rural King 4 ever), this was a stellar experience with CK people I will never forget!
I like: Plantains, sugar, laughing at my own jokes, hip-hop, Frank Ocean, memes, cookie dough ice cream, Fleetwood Mac, hair gel, Jordan Peele movies, Studio Ghibli films, Harry Potter, poetry, "Yeah" by Usher, writing, sunflowers, drawing, spending time with my friends, bell sleeves and bottoms, Star Wars, purple, yellow, celestial stuff, and all you wonderful CK people!

Actor Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Zendaya
Dream Jeopardy Category: Britney Spears's life
Song Title That Sums Up My Life: "Diana" by One Direction
Lucky Number: 2

 

Public Relations

Kellee Byard

 

Year: Junior
Major: Program in the Environment
Hometown: Lapeer, Michigan
Favorite CK Memory: At least from this past year, I really enjoyed the day I went on the Winter Stonefly Search project. Me, Jhuree, Steven, Autumn, and Abby woke up super early to go look for these bugs in the mud when it was 9 degrees out, and it was seriously so much more fun than it should have been. After the project, we went and got Indian food together, and it was just a really wholesome CK time that reminded me why this organization is so great!
I like: drawing, designing, pretending I'm as good of a baker as people on the Great British Bake Off, the occasional run, not falling during broomball, listening to Lorde, spending hours in the Dana building, hiking, and petting dogs!

Actor Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Emma Stone
Dream Jeopardy Category: the Origins of Memes
Song Title That Sums Up My Life: Friend of the Devil – the Grateful Dead
Lucky Number: 4

 


Historian

Tiffany Chen
Year: Senior
Major: Economics and International Studies
Hometown: Westland, MI
Favorite CK Memory: During my freshman year we had a HUGE committee date with PR, LEAD, Membership Development, and Historian. We baked a lot of cookies, and I really got to know everyone. It was definitely the "it" moment that made me realize Circle K was the club for me. It was also the start of many long-lasting friendships. I will never forget that night, and I will always cherish the memories made that day and beyond.
I like: FOOD!, boba, traveling, dogs, anything that's free, dim sum, anything oversized or mini, when the 1st floor ugli bathroom is empty, decorating my room, taking Huji pics, Spotify Premium, eating my dad's hot & sour soup, and calling "soda" pop.

Actor Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Gemma Chan
Dream Jeopardy Category: Taishanese words
Song Title That Sums Up My Life: i'm so tired... - Lauv & Troye Sivan
Lucky Number: 8

LEAD

Abby Gawthrop

Year: Junior
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. It's 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

Social


Ritisha Ghosh

Year: Senior

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

Premnath Shenoy

Year: Senior

Major: Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics

Hometown: Bangalore, India

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Favorite CK Memory: I had a lot of fun participating in the Scavenger Hunt during Committee Olympics. It was a great way to get to know new committee members.

I like: Coding, Math, EDM, sushi, steak, coffee, ice-cream, trying out new restaurants, running, hiking, cricket, warm weather, horror & thriller movies, memes, Words With Friends, collecting souvenir fridge magnets

Actor who will star in a movie about my life: Domhnall Gleeson

Dream Jeopardy category: Dutch DJs

Song title that sums up my life: Herobust - Blockbuster

Lucky Number: 14


International Awareness and Empowerment

Jessie Agee
Year: Senior
Majors: EEB, PitE
Minor: Food
Hometown: Cheboygan, MI
Favorite CK Memory: Both of the Alternative Spring Break trips I've been on! Not much can beat building trails with Ranger Bill in 2018, and working with Campus Pride in 2019.
I like: plants, dogs, books, cooking/baking, and new service projects
Dream Jeopardy Category: Harry Potter Trivia
Song Title That Sums Up My Life: All You Need is Love by the Beatles
Lucky Number: 17