Executive Committee

Meet our 2021-2022 Executive Committee!

CHAIR

Chair
Name: Kori Amidei Year: 4th Year, Class of 2023 Hometown: Indio, CA Position: Chair Major: History Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Hanging up the “The Axe is Back” banner on South Hall before the Axe Rally! Fun Fact: My middle name is a name of a city that I’ve never been to.
What I’m most looking forward to this year: I’m looking forward to my first at-home Big Game!

Below is a description of each of our five branches and their members: 

COMMUNICATION BRANCH

Manages external communications with alumni and other members of the Cal community as well as maintaining and passing on Rally Committee and Cal traditions!

VC of Communications

Name: Bella Lopez

Year: 3rd Year, Class of 2024

Hometown: Santa Clarita,CA

Position: Vice Chair of Communications

Majors: History

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Teaching everyone the song One More River for Big Game Week!

Fun Fact: I performed in the empire state building when I was younger

What you’re most looking forward to this year: Working with my amazing branch and meeting new members!

Director of Traditions

Name: Gregory Daly Dachtler

Year: 4th Year, Class of 2023

Hometown: Tiburon, CA

Position: Director of Traditions

Majors: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Waving Axe Flag on Stanford’s field after winning the Axe in 2021

Fun Fact: I have a cotton candy machine!
What I’m most looking forward to this year: So many fun games and anniversaries at home and meeting lots of new members!
Director of External Relations

Name: Abigail Caine

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2025

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Position: Director of External Relations

Major: Psychology major

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Night Rallies with Band

Fun Fact: I have a dog named Rocky!

What you’re most looking forward to this year: Teaching the DeCal and meeting all our amazing speakers!

MEMBERSHIP BRANCH

Oversees the Committee’s membership base and organizes fun bonding events!

VC of Membership

Name:Raina Japay

Year: 3rd Year, Class of 2024

Hometown: Navato, CA

Position: Vice Chair of Membership

Majors: Genetics and Plant Biology

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Doing spellout during big game and winning the axe back !!

Fun Fact: I once found 10 four leaf clovers in one day

What I’m most looking forward to this year: Meeting new members and working with everyone!

Director of Member Events

Name: Jordan Shellow

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2025

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Position: Director of Member Events

Majors: Molecular and Cell Biology

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Camping with the Committee at the C

Fun Fact: I was a child actor and was on tv a few time

What you’re most looking forward to this year: Leading spellout and helping members meet each other!

Director of Stunts

Name: Amelia Kyle

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2025

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Position: Director of Stunts

Major: Media Studies

Favorite Rally Comm memory: Singing while giving out lanterns after Big Give.

Fun Fact: I like coconut berry redbull

What I’m most looking forward to this year: Meeting new members!!

Director of Stunts

Name: Nancy Garcia

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2025

Hometown: Montebello, CA

Position: Director of Stunts

Major: Public Health

Favorite Rally Comm memory: My favorite rally comm memories are the football games! In the first football I learned so many songs and traditions that made me fall in love with UC Berkeley.

Random fact: I have a pet tortoise named Maya. (:

What you’re most looking forward to this year: I am most looking forward to Big Game being on campus this year!!

SPIRIT BRANCH

Manages the organization of all rallies and spirit events, as well as other Cal traditions!

VC of Rallies

Name: Massimiliano (Max) Lucas

Year: 4th Year, Class of 2024

Hometown:Sunnyvale, CA

Position: Vice Chair of Rallies

Majors: Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Data Science

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Waving Axe Flag after Big Game 2021- it was chaotic, but there is no better feeling than unveiling our new axe flag as everyone rushed the field, then waving it perfectly in sync with my co-Director of Athletics, Greg, as everyone lost their minds.

Fun Fact: I surf, bodysurf, boogie board, windsurf, and wing foil, and yet open water kinda scares me…

What you’re most looking forward to this year: Bonfire Rally! This year’s rally is going to be even more special than years past, and I’m so excited to be able to share that with all of you!!

Director of Athletics

Name: Andrew Chan

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2025

Hometown: Downey, CA

Position: Director of Athletics

Major:  Data Science and Operations Research and Management Science

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Cable Car Rally

Fun Fact: My two sports I played are bowling and golf, as I was active before college competing in tournaments all across California.

What I’m most looking forward to this year: To make stronger connections within Rally Comm (they are already stronger but want to have a stronger bond!) and to meet new members during the next school year!

Director of Athletics

Name: Ariana Terbijhe

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2025

Hometown: Placerville, CA

Position: Director of Athletics

Majors: Political Economy

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Every single night rally!

Fun Fact: I have a twin on campus!

What I’m most looking forward to this year: Meeting even more awesome people and showing Cal spirit by waving the flags!!

Director of Special Events

Name: Hannah Pearson

Year: 4th Year, Class of 2023

Hometown: Concord, CA

Position: Director of Special Events

Major: History

Favorite Rally Comm memory: Camping with the Committee at the Big C before the Joe Roth game

Fun fact: I’m a transfer student!

What you’re most looking forward to this year: I am looking forward to hanging out with excomm this next year and getting to know everyone better.

MARKETING BRANCH

Spearheads marketing and advertising efforts for all Committee events as well as photographing Committee events and running our social media accounts!

VC of Marketing

Name: Allyssa Chan

Year: 3rd Year, Class of 2024

Hometown: Downey, CA

Position: Vice Chair of Marketing

Major: Political Science and Political Economy

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Taking pictures at Bonfire Rally and getting to work with Rally Comm members, Alumni, and some of the best talent at Cal!

Fun Fact: My brother comes to Cal!!!

What you’re looking forward to most this year: Football season! Also going more away games and being on a cannon crew.

Director of Mixed Media

Name: Enrique Ortiz

Year: 3rd Year, Class of 2024

Hometown:San Ysidro, CA

Position: Director of Mixed Media

Majors:Mathematics & CalTeach Credential Program

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: My favorite Rally Committee event had to be Cable Car Rally in SF! Hanging up the California Banner and riding the cable car throughout SF while Cal Band plays is what makes Rally Committee such a fun organization to be a part of to get away from all the studying!

Fun Fact:I have been involved in the performing arts since 7th grade! I have been in the following groups: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Color Guard, Winter Guard, Traditional Theater, Musical Theater, Orchestra Pit, Advanced Choir, and Mariachi!

What you’re most looking forward to this year: I’m looking forward to developing my social media, photography, and video editing skills this year to be capture the life and excitement that surrounds the Committee at every event!!

Director of Mixed Media

Name: Ethan Bianchi

Year: 2nd year, Class of 2025

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Position: Director of Mixed Media

Majors: Business Administration and Psychology

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Night Rallies!

Fun Fact: I do taxes in my free time! I’ll save you money! (#notacreditcardscam)

What I’m most looking forward to this year: Making videos that the committee will enjoy (or be forced to watch)

TREASURER’S BRANCH

Protects symbols such as the Big C and the California Victory Cannon!

Treasurer

Name: Julia Miller

Year: 4th Year, Class of 2023

Hometown: Michigan City, IN

Position: Treasurer

Major: Chemical Engineering Minor: Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Favorite Rally Comm memory: Doing Spellout at the away Big Game where we WON THE AXE BABY

Fun Fact: I’m the middle of two middles. My mom is the middle of 3, my dad is the middle of 7, and I’m the middle of 5!

What you’re most looking forward to this year: Working with an amazing executive committee and devoted general members

Cannoneer

Name: Lauren Utne

Year: 3rd year, Class of 2024

Hometown: Concord, CA

Position: UC Cannoneer

Major: Ecosystem Management and Forestry

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: The entirety of BGW and Oregon trip

Fun Fact: I have beat Oski in Rock Paper Scissors at least 10 times

What you’re most looking forward to this year: I’m really looking forward to Bonfire Rally!

Cannoneer

Name: Malena Twomey

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2025

Hometown: Bishop, CA

Position: UC Cannoneer

Major: Intended cognitive science/minor in Spanish or climate science

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Getting the Axe back after nine long years!

Fun Fact: My favorite color is orange

What you’re most looking forward to this year: Bonfire! And hanging out will y’all :)

Director of Security

Name: Wendy Arellano Leon

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2025

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Position: Director of Security

Majors: Civil Engineering

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: My favorite Rally Committee memory definitely has to be the New Member Welcome. Rally Comm really went above and beyond to give us new members a memorable experience that made us feel welcome despite it being online this past year.

Fun Fact: I like Dr. Pepper

What you’re most looking forward to this year: Big Game 2021