A New Cabinet of Officers Leads the Caltech Y Back Onto Campus
Each year, members of the Caltech Y Student Executive Committee (ExComm) vote in a Cabinet of Officers. They work together as a Cabinet, take on specific roles individually, and serve as members of the Caltech Y Board of Directors. As board members they serve alongside faculty, staff, and community members, participating in board meetings, on board committees, and in board voting and decision-making. With two classes of students who have not experienced the Y in person and returning students who haven’t been here in almost two years, they will need to lead the ExComm through significant introduction and re-introduction efforts. This year’s ExComm Cabinet members are:
President - Kristina Stoyanova (’23)
Kristina is a junior studying computer science, with a minor in biology, and is a peer advocate in Fleming House. She loves organizing events for the Caltech community through the Y and working for the Miller Group on developing quantitative theoretical models for protein translocation. Oftentimes, you can find her being part of TACIT, Caltech's gracious community theater, or cooking crepes and other foods with friends. She first met the Y as a pre-frosh on the Y-Hike Pre-Orientation Yosemite Trip and is always excited to help incorporate people's ideas into Y events! Kristina has been an ExComm member since the spring of 2020.
Vice President, Operations - Sarah Dunbar (’23)
Sarah, a member of Dabney House, is a junior majoring in computer science. She enjoys mentoring above all else, having served as a course instructor, a head TA (and regular TA), as well as a tutor in both the dean's tutoring and in the Caltech Y Rise Program. In her free time, she enjoys running, making art, hanging out with her amazing friends, and playing board games. She started her Caltech Y experience with the Y-Hike Pre-Orientation Yosemite Trip, has very much enjoyed her time with the Y thus far, and hopes to lead and coordinate more events in the future. She was voted onto the ExComm in the spring of 2020.
Vice President, External Relations - Sarah Barrett (’23)
Sarah, a junior studying mechanical engineering, is in Blacker House. She began attending ExComm meetings because of her interest in social activism and community service, and her interest has since expanded into other areas of Y programming. Sarah has led Explore LA events, been a site leader for Make-A-Difference Day, and was one of the student leaders on the 2019 Washington D.C. Science Policy Trip. She has been an ExComm member since the spring of 2019 and is looking forward to continuing her work with the Y on the board in her second year as Vice President of External Affairs.
Vice President, Internal Relations - Albert Kyi (’23)
Albert is a junior from New York City, majoring in Chemical Engineering (Environmental). One of his first Y programs was the Washington D.C. Science Policy Trip in 2019, and one of the first Y programs he led was the virtual DC Science Policy Symposium in 2020. Beyond the Y, he serves as co-president of the Caltech Science Olympiad, secretary of AICHE, and as a peer and health advocate in Avery House. He enjoys road biking, volleyball, and badminton in any free moments he gets at Caltech. Albert is excited to bring more people and their experiences into the Caltech Y family and is especially happy to see JJ, the Caltech Y dog. Albert became a voting member of ExComm in the winter of 2021.
Saehui Hwang (’22)
Saehui is a senior studying electrical engineering and is a member of Lloyd House. She is passionate about robotics and enriching student life through the Caltech Y. Saehui has especially enjoyed the India Ki Khoj Trip, tutoring in the Rise Program, and attending Explore LA events. In her free time, she loves to explore the outdoors and to travel to other countries. She is looking forward to organizing more programs with the Y and continuing her involvement in community service and exploration. Saehui has been on the ExComm since the spring of 2020.
Alexandra Haraszti (’23)
Alexandra, a junior studying mechanical engineering, lives in Dabney House. She was introduced to the Caltech Y through the Y-Hike Pre-Orientation Yosemite Trip just prior to freshman year. Alexandra is passionate about combining her hobby of origami with aerospace research at JPL, as well as participating in mentorship and tutoring programs. She is excited to plan Y events and outings to build the Caltech community on-campus and beyond! Alexandra has been on the ExComm since the fall of 2021.
Catherine Ko (’24)
Catherine, a sophomore, studies chemistry at Caltech and is a part of Avery House and the Arnold Group. In the lab, she works on stabilizing and promoting the evolution of new-to-nature biocatalysts. Beyond her studies, Catherine likes playing piano, taking pictures, drawing/painting, and playing badminton with friends. Additionally, she is an avid member-at-large of the Caltech Y, facilitating the fun Life Skills/Explore LA series and creating promotional content for various social media platforms. She loves bringing people together through the Y. Catherine has been on the ExComm since the winter of 2021.