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Amy Chen

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First Year

Economics and Political Science

Amy Chen is a freshman from Auckland, New Zealand, planning to double major in Economics and Public Policy Studies. While serving on the OACS Advisory Board this year, she hopes to make service opportunities more accessible to first-year students and endeavours to develop a culture of sustainable, long-term contribution at Vanderbilt. Here on campus, she also serves on the VSG Vanderbilt Ventures Committee and works with Youth Encouragement Services.

Kimberly Cronin

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Sophomore

Medicine, Health, and Society and Psychology

Sophie Goddyn

Junior

Philosophy and Political Science

Henry Goldberg

First Year

Medicine, Health, and Society

Henry Goldberg is from Dallas, Texas. In his first year at Vanderbilt, he has gotten involved in a variety of service opportunities including UNICEF, Circle K, Project Sunshine, and serving as the Sutherland House service commissioner. He also hopes to do Alternative Winter and/or Spring Break during the next year.

Naeha Haridasa

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Junior

Medicine, Health, and Society and Neuroscience

Naeha Haridasa is a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health and Society. She joined the OACS Advisory Council because she is passionate about connecting the gap between Vanderbilt service organizations and the greater Nashville community. Through her time on the council, she hopes to work to develop a citizenship platform for service organizations and shape the first-year experience towards greater awareness of the issues within Nashville. Aside from OACS, she’s also involved in Pencil Projects, SACE, VIGH, and serves as a Resident Advisor on the Ingram Commons.

Zach Kaplan

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First Year

Human and Organizational Development

Zach’s pronouns are he/him/his. He is 18 years old and from the northern suburbs of Chicago, IL. He is a first year HOD major and plans to go into non-profit management after school. Some of his favorite hobbies are playing guitar, piano, and ukulele, snowboarding, and listening to music. He is so excited to be a part of the OACS Student Advisory Board and can’t wait to help each and every student make a difference on campus, in Nashville, and beyond!

Xinyi Liang

Senior

Educational Studies and Second Language Studies

Xinyi Liang (Cindy) is from Guangzhou (Canton), China, majoring in Educational Studies and Second Language Studies. She is very passionate about education for English Language Leaners and assisting immigrants and refugees. In her free time, she loves traveling, taking photos, learning languages, playing badminton, and cooking.

Alex Livingstone

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First Year

History and Economics

Alexandra is a freshman studying Economics and History in the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently involved with Build with Books, Finance Club, and Chaarg, Alex has a strong background in organizing service programs that work with low-income families. In the past, Alex has served as a reading and math tutor, a mentor for students developing service programs, launched a veterans outreach program, and founded her own service program: Advantage Tennis. In her spare time, Alex enjoys running her photography business, wakesurfing, and studying art. Alex is thrilled to be able to work with the OACS board for the next two years and begin giving back to the Vanderbilt community.

Analia Mireles

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Sophomore

International Dynamics of Power and Spanish

Analia Mireles is a sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee and is currently double majoring in International Dynamics of Political Power and Spanish. She not only studies them but is also involved in organizations revolving around these topics like the Vanderbilt International Relations Association, Multicultural Leadership Council, and Asian New Year Festival. As a site leader on Alternative Spring Break and member of the OACS Student Advisory Board, she hopes to bridge the divide between the Vanderbilt community and the Nashville community.

Kelly Perry

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Junior

Medicine, Health, and Society, Creative Writing, and Neuroscience

Kelly Perry is a junior studying Creative Writing, Neuroscience, and Medicine, Health & Society. She is half-Thai, half-American and grew up in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s heart of laughter, love, rice fields, and sticky rice and mango. On campus, she is mainly involved in the Multicultural Leadership Council, VUcept, and Vanderbilt CKI.

Megan Ramirez

Senior

Disability Studies and Child Development

Emma Stewart

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Junior

History and Political Science

Emma is a junior from Kansas City studying Political Science and History. She is the VSG Service Commissioner and Angel Tree Chair, a Resident Advisor, New Member Educator of Alpha Chi Omega, and a Peer Coach at the Career Center. She spent her summer working in the House of Representatives as a member of the VIEW cohort. Her current service focus is on issues of civic engagement, homelessness advocacy, and cultural competency. In her free time, Emma enjoys watching the Office and spending too much time in the Commons Center.

Katy Wyszynski

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Senior

Human and Organizational Development

Katy Wyszynski is a senior studying Human and Organizational Development and Spanish. Through the Ingram Scholarship Program, she has volunteered with many non-profit organizations in Nashville. She has served on the boards of Grassroots and Vanderbilt for Project C.U.R.E. She has just returned from a semester abroad in Argentina where she participated in a service-learning class and conducted public health events in the community. After graduation, Katy hopes to pursue a career in the healthcare industry.

Chelsea Yip

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Junior

Computer Science

Chelsea is a junior from Tampa, Florida studying Computer Science, Engineering Management, and Math. When she’s not studying in Featheringill, Chelsea spends her time dancing with the BhangraDores, making ASB puns, and telling everyone to apply for the OACS Service Learning Program in Morocco. Chelsea is excited to be on the OACS Advisory Board this year and have the opportunity to work more closely with OACS.

 


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