Circle K at the University of Michigan

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Chair Bio



Kirsten Birman
Year: Junior

Major: International Studies and Spanish

Hometown: Caledonia, Michigan

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Favorite CK Memory: My favorite Circle K memory was bringing cardboard boxes to Leuk's Landing. It was so funny watching the cats scare each other form inside or outside the box. Plus, I just love going to Leuk's Landing anyway!

I like: learning new languages, watching too many Netflix shows, cats eating vegetables, procrastinating, and volunteering

Actress Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Keira Knightley

Dream Jeopardy Category: The Office trivia

Song Title That Sums Up My Life: Biggest Monkey by Chef'Special

Lucky Number: 19


Diana Yassin

Year: Senior

Major: Secondary English Education

Minor: Political Science

Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan

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Favorite CK Memory: For three years, I was a part of the Kiwanis Family Relations committee and it was one of the first homes I developed at Umich. Between getting lost at the CK 5K my freshman year to hosting an Area 51 themed Serve-a-Thon for Key Clubbers junior year, I am so grateful for all the friends and experiences K-Fam has provided me with! I also loved all the different people I've been able to interact with whether it be Kiwians, CK-ers from the Michigan district, or the loveably chaotic K-Kids! Overall, this committee has challenged me, allowed me to grow, and has a special place in my heart.

I like: sugar, listening to Mitski, navigating the glorious terrain that is the Kiwanis Thrift Sale, bell bottoms, colorful emails with hyperlinks and gifs, hair gel, laughing at my own jokes, poetry, chicken tenders, spending time with my friends, drawing, and all of you lovely CK people <3!

Actress Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Zendaya

Dream Jeopardy Category: Britney Spears

Song Title That Sums Up My Life: "Diana" by One Direction

Lucky Number: 2


Lamese Saab

Year: Sophomore

Major: MCDB

Hometown: Dearborn, MI

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Favorite CK Memory: Diana Yassin driving to the Wayne State University Circle K interclub :)

I Like: Oil painting, swimming, playing Call of duty and Minecraft, watching Netflix, rewatching the John Wick movies for the millionth time, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala, visiting Chicago, IL & Tampa, FL, any food without onions, and service!

Actor Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Salma Hayek

Dream Jeopardy Category: Minecraft trivia

Song Title That Sums Up My Life: Barbie Tingz by Nicki Minaj

Lucky Number: 8



Kimberly Sells

Year: Junior

Major: Sociology & Psychology

Hometown: Rochester, MI

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Favorite CK Memory: I really enjoyed setting up the dinner program for CAN, especially this one day when we tried to make mac and cheese and ended up making a mashed potato like goo which the kids were quick to laugh at us for. Luckily, we had Kenji and Peter Chen there to save the sauce.

I like: Breyers Vanilla Bean ice cream on a skillet of cooked Toll House cookie dough, American Housewife, All National Parks, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Jeep Road trips, Dominos Pizza after Noon games, Country Music and EDM on the same playlist, and meaningful service projects with Circle K!

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

Dream Jeopardy category: Office Quotes

Song title that sums up my life: Young & Crazy - Frankie Ballard

Lucky Number: 3


Oshadi Caldera

Year: Senior

Major: Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Contact: owcald@umich.edu

Favorite CK Memory: My favorite CK memory was setting up for formal my sophomore year. We made drinks and didn't taste them beforehand. Turned out some of the drinks had an interesting taste. It was funny seeing people's reactions to them throughout the night.

I like: Disney movies, tv shows, listening to music, sitting outside when it's warm, eating, hanging out with my friends/family, sleeping, K kids

Actress Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Jennifer Lawrence

Dream Jeopardy Category: Friends

Song Title That Sums Up My Life: the lazy song by Bruno Mars

Lucky Number: 5



Gina Farrell

Year: Junior

Major: PitE & Organizational Studies

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Favorite CK Memory: My first committee lock-in after being accepted on the environment committee! I hadn't really met any of my fellow committee members yet but after we did a bunch of fun activities I really felt like I bonded with them. We learned of our mutual love for Avatar the Last Airbender and then made a poster representing the environment using the four elements. I thought it was pretty artistic.

I like: Listening to music, going to concerts with my twin sister, spending time with my family, doing dumb things with my friends, going to Lake Michigan, singing, running, playing tennis

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

Dream Jeopardy category: something really easy b/c i'm bad at jeopardy

Song title that sums up my life: Where is My Mind? - The Pixies

Lucky Number: 14



Paige Prizlow

Year: Junior

Major: German and Communication and Media

Minor: Computer Science

Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan

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Favorite CK Memory: Being a zombie for the zombie run and having people that were running the 5k literally yell at us for trying to steal their flags. We took some super cute zombie photos that day and by mistake stole a flashlight.

I like: Michigan Football, playing the ukulele, David Dobrik, sour candy, The Office, soccer, Tarantino movies, dogs, most music, and volunteering with Circle K!

Actress Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Emma Stone

Dream Jeopardy Category:

Song Title That Sums Up My Life: "Good Company" by Jake Owen

Lucky Number: 14


Angela Yu

Year: Junior

Major: BCN

Hometown: Troy, MI

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Favorite CK Memory: One time during my visit to the campus farm, we learned how to make cornbeard from homemade milled corn kernels. The end result was absolutely scrumptious!

I like: drawing and painting pretty things, collecting items that are pink, wearing and matching outfits with a pink color theme, napping during the day, playing board games with friends, cooking different types of cuisines, baking specifically cheesecakes, planning wine and cheese boards/gatherings, and being with my friends when we volunteer for circle K!

Actress who will star in a movie about my life: Angela Yeung Wing

Dream Jeopardy category: Skincare ingredients

Song title that sums up my life: "Restless Soul" by Flor

Lucky Number: 135


Maanasa Bommineni

Year: Sophomore

Major: Neuroscience and Psychology, Pre-Med Track

Hometown: Stevensville, Michigan

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Favorite CK Memory: Volunteering at Leuk's Landing! I loved playing with all the kittens and getting to meet other CK members!

I like: summer, The Good Doctor, Bubble Gum Dums Dums, frozen strawberries, rain, Polaroids, daisies, the beach, Culver's, hockey, citrus candles, and spending too much time on TikTok

Actress Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Sandra Oh

Dream Jeopardy Category: Last Week's Grey's Anatomy Episode

Song Title That Sums Up My Life: STARGAZING - Travis Scott

Lucky Number: 7


Abigail Gawthrop

Year: Senior

Major: Public Policy

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 the first Bob Ross painting social I went to. It was such a fun opportunity to be creative and hang out with great people after class. I'm not much of an artist, but I still have the painting hanging up in my room and each time I look at it I can't help but smile.

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 Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Olivia Munn

Dream Jeopardy Category: Disney song lyrics

Song Title That Sums Up My Life: Kill the Lights - Alex Newell

Lucky Number: 28
Nooraldin Kamalaldin

Year: Junior

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Biology

Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq

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Favorite CK Memory: Staying up late at night with K-Fam preparing for an event for high schoolers with an alient theme and then showing up the next day with a green alien morph suit.

I like: Long night walks, spending time with family, understanding food, fake sleeping, reading whatever my eye can catch, human stories and life

Actor that will star in a movie about my life: Adel Imam

Dream Jeopardy category: I do not watch Jeopardy

Song title that sums up my life: Better Intune with the Infinitie

Lucky Number: 13 or 31

James Nguyen

Year: Sophomore

Major: Pharmacy

Hometown: Grandville, MI

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Favorite CK Memory: On CKSD, going to an urban area around Detroit to help plant a variety of plants for their urban farm for the locals. Nothing beats digging holes and struggling with getting the plants out of their pots and into the hole.

I like: Running, Eating raw broccoli, Crocheting, Wombats, Seabears, Adventures to the woods/meijer, Racquetball, R6, Organic chemistry, Bubbles, Basil plants, and volunteering with friends like you.

Actor Who Will Star in a Movie About My Life: Paul Terry

Dream Jeopardy Category: Procrastination

Song Title That Sums Up My Life: Hopes and Dreams by Toby Fox

Lucky Number: 5


Roopa Gorur

Year: Senior

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, coffee, coffee shops, anything with dark chocolate in it, wandering around Ann Arbor, spring flowers, 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