Executive Committee

Meet our 2019-2020 Executive Committee!

CHAIR

Chair
Name: Claire Robbins Year: 3rd Year, Class of 2020 Hometown: Wrightwood, CA Position: Chair Major: Molecular and Cell Biology, Neurobiology Emphasis and Data Science, Neuroscience Emphasis Favorite Rally Comm Memory: My favorite Rally Committee memory is the Cable Car Rally I attended my freshman year! Something about riding a cable car through San Francisco with Oski, Cal Band, Cal Dance, and Cal Cheer was really special. It was so fun to share the Spirit of California with the greater Bay Area! Fun Fact: I can touch my tongue to my nose!
What I’m most excited about for this year: I cannot wait to recruit a new class to join the UC Rally Committee! I love seeing the excited faces of freshmen and junior transfers when they wave the Cal Flag or see the California Victory Cannon.

 

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

 

MEMBERSHIP BRANCH

VC Membership

Name: Maria Martinez

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2021

Hometown: Sun Valley, CA

Position: Vice Chair of Membership

Major: Psychology

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Everyone singing the dr*nking song to close out the night at golf party this year!

Fun Fact: I bruised my ear last week.

What I’m most excited about for this year: Supporting and watching my branch grow and thrive, both in their positions and as people!

Director of Athletics

Name: Connor Kennedy

Year: 1st Year, Class of 2022

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Position: Director of Athletics

Major: Computer Science

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Bonding during golf party (shoutout to Claire, Casey and Katarina) and destroying the competition taking home the dub.

Fun Fact: I have only missed two Cal home football games since 2006.

What I’m most excited about for this year: Winning the Rose Bowl *knocks forcefully on wood*

Director of Athletics

Name: Jazz Van Horn

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2021

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Position: Director of Athletics

Major: Majoring in Economics and Political Science with a Minor in German

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Cheering on our football team as they beat the Huskies.

Fun Fact: I speak German.

What I’m most excited about for this year: I’m just really excited to cheer on the bears for another year :)

Director of Member Events

Name: Kara Gebhardt

Year: 1st Year, Class of 2022

Hometown: Valencia, CA

Position: Director of Member Events

Major: Media Studies and Legal Studies

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Getting my fantastic dance moves shown on the big screen while doing Spellout at the UCLA homecoming game!

Fun Fact: I’ve been to 11 countries and in my lifetime I want to visit every continent!

What you’re most excited about for this year: Continuing the Rally Comm family vibe for both new members and older members and meeting more incredible people who love Berkeley!

 

SPIRIT BRANCH

Vice Chair of Rallies

Name: Megan Wiener

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2021

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Position: Vice Chair of Rallies

Major: Legal Studies and Psychology Double Major

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Road tripping to Oregon for the Oregon State game with all my best pals.

Fun Fact: I was a gymnast and cheerleader for 14 years before coming to Berkeley!

What you’re most excited for about this year: Supporting my branch and watching all the amazing things they accomplish.

Director of Stunts

Name: Caroline Gruber

Year: 3rd Year, Class of 2020

Hometown: Pacific Grove, California

Position: Director of Stunts

Major: Anthropology, with a Minor in Scandinavian Studies

Favorite Rally Comm memory: The entire Committee dancing in the Greek Theater after Big Game Rally.

Fun Fact: My prized possession is a signed Bastille CD.

What I’m most excited about for this year: I am excited to meet new members and see what new personalities will be in the Committee.

Director of Special Events

Name: Joseph Toman

Year: 1st Year, Class of 2022

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

Position: Director of Special Events

Major: Intended Integrative Biology and Microbial Biology double major

Favorite Rally Comm memory: Doing spell out at the first Night Rally.

Random fact: I love backpacking and rock climbing.

What you’re most excited about for this year: Hyping up some Golden Bears at all the lit rallies to come! Plus midnight singings, I really like those 🌙 🔥

 

MARKETING BRANCH

Vice Chair of Marketing

Name: Rylee Olson

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2021

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Position: Vice Chair of Marketing

Major: Intended Nutritional Science and Toxicology: Physiology and Metabolism Major

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Witnessing the buzzer beater to win the Women’s Basketball game at home vs. $tanfurd.

Fun Fact: I am also a Sports Medicine Intern and work with the football team.

What you’re looking forward to most this year: Engaging with the new Committee members as well as working with people in the Committee to help Market our events and spread the word to the most amount of people possible!

Director of Mixed Media

Name: Joseph Aaron Gonzalez

Year: 1st Year, Class of 2022

Hometown: Indio, CA

Position: Director of Mixed Media

Major: Architecture with a Minor in Theater

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: My favorite Rally Comm memory is attending my first football game with the committee and doing the game day jobs.

Fun Fact: When I write on paper, I turn the paper completely horizontal.

What you’re most excited about for this year: I’m excited to be more actively involved with the committee and serving on board.

Director of Mixed Media

Name: Jasmine Kemp

Year: 3rd year, Class of 2020

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Position: Director of Mixed Media

Major: Sociology

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: My first Night Rally! It was the rally for Charter Week and I was in the spellout. It was so exciting and energetic, tons of dancing (which I love), and I LOVE CAL BAND.

Fun Fact: I have 9 birthmarks.

What I’m most excited about for this year: I’m excited to get the opportunity to capture amazing rally comm moments on camera! I love taking pictures of people especially while they are doing what they love. I can’t wait to see the look on people’s faces as we play the slideshow each week and they light up with joy of seeing so many happy moments caught on camera.

 

TREASURER’S BRANCH

Treasurer

Name: KC Hunt

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2021

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Position: Treasurer

Major: Chemistry

Favorite Rally Comm memory: Snow Trip 2019 (traffic and all).

Fun Fact: I have a twin at UCLA, who is also on Rally Committee!

What you’re most excited about for this year: Big Game!!!

Cannoneer

Name: Nicholas Cornelius “Ber”engar Hebel

Year: 1st year, Class of 2022

Hometown: Willits, CA

Position: UC Cannoneer

Major: History

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: The family that I have found in Rally Com this past year has been nothing short of incredible and will stay with me for the years to come.

Fun Fact: I can’t get brain freezes, I have tried many times.

What you’re most excited about for this year: Providing a welcoming environment for all members who choose to partake in the life-changing event of Cannon Crew.

Cannoneer

Name: Allison Weber

Year: 1st Year, Class of 2022

Hometown: Mammoth Lakes, CA

Position: UC Cannoneer

Major: Conservation and Resource Studies Major and Global Poverty and Practice Minor

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: My favorite Rally Comm Memory is the first time I got to work with the cannon, eating donuts and hearing its history!

Fun Fact: My prized possession is my film camera and I once tumbled down a hill and punctured my leg leaving a scar, but managed to keep the camera unscathed.

What you’re most excited about for this year: I am most excited for bringing new and returning members alike into the California Victory Cannon folds- traditions, stories and history, her protection and upkeep, and, in general, shouting for California from the hill! I can’t wait to work with my fellow executive committee members to make this a great year!

Director of Security

Name: James Jones

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2021

Hometown: Roseville, CA

Position: Director of Security

Major: Applied Mathematics

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: The 10-hour car ride after snow trip. ‘Twas a great time.

Fun Fact: I can backflip!

What you’re most excited about for this year: I’m excited to continue spreading Cal spirit around campus and showing everyone why we are #1. Go Bears!

 

COMMUNICATION’S BRANCH

Vice Chair of Communications

Name: Eric Manzo

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2021

Hometown: Caruthers (Fresno), CA

Position: Vice Chair of Communications

Major: Society & Environment

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: The OSU game as it was the first time I was able to tailgate a Cal game because we’re always setting up before games! GO BEARS! GO STRING CREW!

Fun Fact: I’m super passionate about Disney Parks! I plan to visit all of the Disney Parks after college.

What you’re most excited about for this year: I’m excited to get more people to join the committee and become a part of our very spirited family!

Director of Traditions

Name: Aidan Newboles

Year: 1st Year, Class of 2022

Hometown: Dana Point, California

Position: Director of Traditions

Major: Chemical Engineering

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: The football game against Washington this past season.

Fun Fact: I have never had coffee or soda in my life.
What I’m most excited about for this year: I’m excited to share the history of our university with the committee and to meet new members this coming year!
Director of Outreach

Name: Lauren Harris

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2021

Hometown: Vallejo, CA

Position: Director of Outreach

Major: Psychology and Legal Studies Double Major

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: Oregon Trip 2018

Fun Fact: I didn’t get my license until my second year of college.

What you’re most excited about for this year: Meeting so many new and beautiful faces!