Charlie McMurryRead Bio
Charlie is a junior from Sacramento, CA studying economics and business administration. As President, he is responsible for leading the organization towards its short-term and long-term goals and ensuring it offers the very best to its members and the Berkeley community. Outside the Forum, he plays the saxophone in a jazz combo and works on economic research. He can be found talking about the Fed, listening to everything from John Coltrane to J. Cole, writing about himself in third person, and telling awful jokes.
Cindy TangRead Bio
Cindy Tang is a second-year student intending majors in Business Administration and Sociology with a minor in Human Rights Interdisciplinary. Originally from Columbus, OH, Cindy has passions for diversity & inclusion, people, and education. In Cindy's free time, she enjoys hiking, vintage shopping, and trying new restaurants. Cindy is currently an RA in Blackwell Hall and is a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Aparna IyerRead Bio
Aparna is a sophomore studying Political Science and Human Rights. She joined the Forum in her freshman year and has loved the process of inviting speakers, moderating talks with fascinating people, and learning more about how to host events. Her favorite events thus far have been with SNL Director Don Roy King and writer Gene Luen Yang. As VP of Programming, she facilitates speaker invitations that will determine the lineup for Fall 2020. She enjoys politics, dance, and stand-up comedy.
Abhay AggarwalRead Bio
Abhay Aggarwal is a sophomore pursuing a BA in Computer Science and a City Planning minor. As the VP of Moderating, he helps guide members through the research and public speaking skills required for moderating. In addition, he is also a researcher with the Division of Data Science. Abhay is passionate about politics and sustainable design and hopes to engage with both through the Forum.
In his free time Abhay enjoys obtaining political stickers for his laptop and listening to EDM and anime instrumentals. He can generally be found in Kresge or scrolling through Twitter takes (usually both at once).
Ian WongRead Bio
Ian is a sophomore intending to major in Economics and Sociology. Outside of the Forum, he enjoys playing late-night rounds of ping pong and introducing people to the objectively best baseball team, the Boston Red Sox.
Ankita InamdarRead Bio
Ankita currently serves as the Vice President of Finance and is a second-year intending to major in Business Administration and Political Science. Outside of the Forum, Ankita is involved in Berkeley Women in Business and is a volunteer at the YWCA's Young Women Financial Literacy Program. In her free time, Ankita enjoys spending time outdoors, feeding her sweet tooth at trendy dessert spots, and adventuring with friends.
Omotara OloyeRead Bio
Omotara Oloye is a 3rd year studying Computer Science and Music. Outside of The Berkeley Forum, she also serves as an ASUC Senator and on the Executive Board of the Black Engineering and Science Student Association. In terms of talents and skills, she proudly boasts that she can recite the entire discography of the High School Musical, Cheetah Girls (she refuses to acknowledge the 3rd movie), and the Camp Rock film series.
Nayan ChavanRead Bio
Nayan is a second-year studying Data Science and minoring in Computer Science. She is very eager to plan a fun and exciting semester for the Forum!
Anh-Tu LuRead Bio
Aditya GoyalRead Bio
Aditya is a junior studying Political Economy with a concentration in International Trade. He joined the Forum in the Spring of 2019 and has served on the programming, events, and finance committee. He values the mission of the Forum in promoting discourse and bringing about meaningful conversations throughout campus.
Aparna IyerRead Bio
Orianna JiaRead Bio
"Orianna Jia is a part of the Programming, Events, and Moderating Committees. As the Events Venue Manager, she helps support event managers in finding suitable venues for their events. Additionally, as a member of both the programming and moderating committees, she seeks not only to invite speakers with interesting and diverse ideas that will enrich the Berkeley community, but also works to ask those speakers thought-provoking questions. Having joined the Forum in order to help shape and be shaped by the discourse on campus, Orianna hopes to make the Forum as accessible as possible.
Interested in politics, science, and interdisciplinary work, Orianna is involved in advocating for women's and students' rights through the ASUC Sexual Violence Commission. In her free time, you can find her reading the news, baking various foodstuffs, or playing tennis. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Orianna is a sophomore pursuing degrees in Political Science and Integrative Biology in the College of Letters and Sciences."
Da Eun JungRead Bio
Da Eun is a second-year international student from South Korea majoring in Sociology with minors in Race and the Law and Demography. In her free time, she likes to play with animals, watch crime shows, and bake desserts to satisfy her sweet tooth.
Bianca Monique LuansingRead Bio
Bianca is a second-year pursuing a double major in Physics and Astrophysics, as well as a minor in South and Southeast Asian Studies (SSEAS). Using her background in STEM and SSEAS, Bianca seeks to reform the education system and provide support/resources to underrepresented groups interested in Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, and Mathematics. In her spare time, she enjoys partaking in hands-on STEM Outreach events to engage and inspire 3-15yrs. students to pursue careers in STEM/STEAM. Bianca was born and raised in San Diego, CA and loves classical music, learning languages, and exploring cafes.
Jasmine ChenRead Bio
Jasmine is a third-year international student from China pursuing a double major in political science and environmental economics and policy. As the Debates and Panels Manager, Jasmine helps guide members through the process of putting on debates and panels for the 2020 Spring Session. Outside of the Forum, she co-founded Perennial: The Berkeley Undergraduate Environmental Journal. She also serves as a writer for Berkeley Political Review and Philanthropy Chair for her sorority. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys reading fictions, taking candidate photos, eating ice cream, and taking beginner Zumba class at RSF.
Abhay AggarwalRead Bio
Abhay Aggarwal is a sophomore pursuing a BA in Computer Science and a City Planning minor. As a Moderating Training Manager, he helps guide members through the research and public speaking skills required for moderating. In addition, he is also a researcher with the Division of Data Science. Abhay is passionate about politics and sustainable design and hopes to engage with both through the Forum.
In his free time Abhay enjoys obtaining political stickers for his laptop and listening to EDM and anime instrumentals. When not napping, he can be found vacuuming his room or scrolling through Twitter takes.
Omotara OloyeRead Bio
Omotara Oloye is a 3rd year studying Computer Science and Music. This semester she is serving as a Moderating Training Manager. Outside of The Berkeley Forum, she also serves as an ASUC Senator and on the Executive Board of the Black Engineering and Science Student Association. In terms of talents and skills, she proudly boasts that she can recite the entire discography of the High School Musical, Cheetah Girls (she refuses to acknowledge the 3rd movie), and Camp Rock film series.
Mads MayfieldRead Bio
Mads is a fourth year Business/Psychology major from Torrance, CA, with an interest in CSR, the power of institutions on governments and citizens, and how to balance growth and innovation with moral practices and empathy. Also she works at a bug museum.
Ethan QiRead Bio
Ethan Qi is a second-year from Cupertino, California intending Business Administration and Statistics. He is responsible for the Forum's internal financial initiatives and processes. Ethan has a passion for lively debate and witty banter; in his free time, he enjoys indulging his peculiar music tastes, online shopping, and stuffing his face with food .
Ian WongRead Bio
Ian Wong is a member of the Communications Committee. A sophomore at Cal, Ian is planning to double major in Sociology and Economics. In his free time, he enjoys playing late-night rounds of ping-pong and introducing people to the objectively greatest baseball team ever, the Boston Red Sox.
Aditya GoyalRead Bio
Aditya is originally from Albertson, NY and joined The Berkeley Forum in Spring of 2019. As part of the programming and finance committees, he worked with his VPs to tackle his responsibilities and invite the best possible speakers for the following semester.
Eric MichaudRead Bio
Samy CherfaouiRead Bio
Samy is a 3rd year Computer Science major.
Brian ChenRead Bio
Brian Chen is an Economics major from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. As a member of the Finance Committee, he works to secure grants and partnerships with organizations both on and off campus. He joined the forum hoping to challenge his beliefs and help foster meaningful and respectful dialogue on campus. In his free time, you can find him listening to R&B, playing the violin, and watching BA Test Kitchen videos.
Amanda DiRead Bio
Amanda Di is a junior majoring in Legal Studies and Economics from the Bay Area. She is in the Communications and Internal Affairs Team where she helps the marketing team with promoting events and planning socials for the Forum members. She joined the Forum to work for an organization that facilitates open conversation about a wide range of ideas and perspectives on different topics, so that she and other members of the Berkeley community can learn and grow. She really enjoys her work in creating social media posts and reaching out to various organizations. Her interests include photography, watching criminal and law shows, and reading novels of all types.