Joseph Gonzalez

Name: Joseph Gonzalez

Year: 4th Year, Class of 2022

Hometown: Indio, CA

Position: Director of Special Events

Major: Theater and Performance Studies

Favorite Rally Comm memory: It is so hard to name just one! One is being on the field for Football games during the 2019 football season and taking pictures of everyone. It was cool to be up close to the field and being able to look out to see a packed student section. It was fun to just document everyone’s smilies while capturing these memories. Another is getting to rush the field when we got the Axe back! It was truly an unforgettable experience.

Random fact: All of my immediate family’s initials end in A.G. and are left handed!

What you’re most looking forward to this year: I am looking forward to hopefully a hybrid semester with in-person elements! I miss game days, rallies, in-person meetings and more. I am excited to be in-charge of Noon Rallies and Night Rallies because these were so awesome highlights of my Rally Comm experience. I also can not wait to meet our new members and share my love for Cal Spirit with them!

Mari Wong

Name: Mari Wong

Year: 3rd Year, Class of 2023

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Position: Vice Chair of Rallies

Majors: Political Science; Conservation & Resource Studies Minor: Dance and Performance Studies

Favorite Rally Comm Memory: My first cannon crew at the USC game. I met a bunch of my future best friends that night while huddling together in blankets to stay warm.

Fun Fact: My dad is a Cal Alum so Berkeley was my dream school growing up, you can catch me still wearing my childhood Cal t-shirts on game days!

What you’re most looking forward to this year: I am looking forward to the Big Game Bonfire Rally! Bonfire is my favorite event of the year because you can literally feel Cal spirit in the air. The new structure is incredible and I can’t wait to show everyone what we have planned for the upcoming year!

Raina Japay

Name: Raina Japay

Year: 2nd Year, Class of 2024

Hometown: Novato, CA

Position: Director of Stunts

Major:  Genetics and Plant Biology

Favorite Rally Comm memory: Watching the masked dancer!

Random fact: I danced ballet for 15 years

What you’re most looking forward to this year: Going to a football game and creating my first card stunt.

Sara Smith

Name: Sara Smith

Year: 3rd Year, Class of 2023

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Position: Director of Stunts

Major: Bioengineering

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

Fun Fact: I did a magic trick for Jennifer Doudna

What I’m most looking forward to this year: Doing spirit things in person!