OFFICERS

2018-19 Board Members

Gary Sloan

Rotary Advisor

As the Cal High Interact Club Advisor, I am privileged and honored to provide guidance to a highly motivated and talented group of students interested in making a difference in our community and the world at large.  I have worked as a Hospital Chief Executive Officer for over thirty  years.  I have held leadership positions in the San Ramon Rotary Club, American Heart Association, Northern California Hospital Council, Leadership San Ramon, and Federation of American Hospitals.  I was awarded the Circle of Excellence ten times by Tenet Health System, the highest award an CEO can achieve in the company.  I was honored as Business Person of the Year by the City of San Ramon, Rotarian of the Year by San Ramon Rotary and Volunteer of the Year by the American Heart Association.  I have served as a Faculty Associate for the Graduate Program in Health Services at San Diego State and on the Contra Costa Community College Foundation Board. I am excited to work with the Interact Club to enable high school students to enhance their community, develop their leadership skills and advance their life goals.

Jocelyn Gao

President

Hi! I'm Jocelyn Gao, a senior, and I'm really excited to be the Presidents for the 2019-20 school year. This is my fourth year as a member of Interact, and my time spent at volunteer events with the club has already been so fun and rewarding. In addition to volunteering, I like trying new foods, watching films, and traveling. I'm looking forward to what great things this year will bring!

Michelle Pham

Logistics VP

Hey guys! I'm Michelle, and I'm excited to be your Logistics Vice President for this upcoming school year. I'm a senior who's just hoping to make it through the year without suffering from too much senioritis. I like to swim and do calligraphy. I also like Crocs. If you ever see me around, feel free to say hi and let me know if you like Crocs too (':

Kimi Shirai

Communications VP

Hello, I’m Kimi Shirai and I am thrilled to be one of your Communications VP this year! Currently, I am a Junior and as a part of Interact, I have been introduced to so many volunteer opportunities and new experiences that I wouldn’t have been able to get anywhere else. I am forever grateful that I joined this club since I have also gotten to meet so many new people this year. Some fun facts about me are: I am an 11 year Girl Scout, I love to travel and learn about different cultures, and MUN is a large part of my life. I can’t wait for this Interact year and will do my absolute best to provide many, amazing fundraisers for you to attend! If you want to ask me a question or just want to make a new Interactor friend, don’t be afraid to talk to me!

Audrey Zhang

Secretary

Hi everyone my name is Audrey Zhang and currently I am a junior at California High School in San Ramon. This year I will be your secretary and membership director. I have been in interact since freshman year and I am extremely happy to be able to serve on interact board this school year. A lover of music and animals, I love to sing and play the piano as well as play with my adorable cats in my free time. I also enjoy cooking, all types of social events, and meeting new people :). As I am very passionate about community service and involvement, I am very grateful to be able to serve the community by being a part of the Cal High interact board. Look forward to meeting you all soon at our weekly meetings and volunteer events :)! 

Surya Rajan

Treasurer

Hello! My name is Surya Rajan and I am very excited to be your Treasurer! This year, I am a senior, and I have had an amazing experience as an active Interact member for the past three years. Some of my favorite events are Rise Against Hunger Food Packaging, Danville d’Elegance, and the Contra Costa County Food Drive. Volunteering with Interact has been very rewarding because it has been a way for me to serve our community and make new friends. I also love to sort and distribute food at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and the Food Bank of Alameda County. Some of my hobbies are playing the piano, playing chess, and programming. I look forward to meeting you all and making this an amazing year for Interact!

Danielle Lee

Fundraising Coordinator

Hi! I am Danielle Lee and this year I will be one of Interact's fundraising coordinators! As a sophomore this year, it will also be my second year in Interact too. I spend a lot of my free time doing community service and watching Netflix. I am excited to work with all of you to raise money for causes in need. If you have any ideas in mind, feel free to let me know. 

Celeste Paapanen

Fundraising Coordinator

Hey everyone I’m Celeste Paapanen and I am so happy to be one of your Projects Coordinators this year. This will be my 3rd year in Interact and I am currently a Junior. Last year I loved all the opportunities and new friendships that I gained through Interact. Some of my favorites from last year include the Bay Area Heart Walk, Christmas Tree Lot, Shadow Day, and so much more. I’m excited to find new volunteer opportunities and events for our club this year. I can’t wait to see you at club meetings and volunteer events! If you ever have any questions or ideas don’t be afraid to approach me!  

Angela Kan

Projects Coordinator

Hey everyone! I’m Angela and I’m honored to serve as your co-Projects Coordinator for this year. I’m currently a senior at Cal. With this being my third year in the club and my second year as an officer, I’m incredibly passionate about Interact and the eye-opening experiences this club has brought me. I’m also an officer for HOSA and the Editor-in-Chief of Yearbook at my school. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, volunteering to reform the foster care system, trying new foods with friends, and asking endless questions. I’m super excited to make this year an unforgettable one for Cal High Interact!

Thomas Files

Projects Coordinator

What’s up Interactors! I’m Thomas Files, a junior, and will be serving as one of your co-Projects Coordinators alongside Angela! This is my third year in Interact, second year on board, and I am stoked to be one of your co-Lieutenant Governors for Interact District 5160! If you ever have an idea for a volunteer event, never be afraid to strike up conversation with Angela and me! You may see me around school so never hesitate to say hello, I want to get to know you all! I love drawing, painting, geopolitical debating, and watching figure skating. Issues I’m passionate about are business, law, and the intersections with social justice.

Kaitlyn Perry

Publicist

Hi! I’m Kaitlyn Perry and I’ll be your publicist this year! I am a junior and this will be my 2nd year with Interact. I’ve never gotten an experience like Interact before and it’s given me an amazing chance to give back to my community. Outside of Interact, you’ll catch me getting boba, playing instruments, and singing. I can’t wait to meet all of you and have an amazing year in Interact!

Ro Jayaram

Webmaster

Hello, I'm Ro. This is my second year at Cal and Interact, and my first year on board. I like collecting shoes and clothes, as well as playing soccer and tennis. Feel free to reach out to me with any concerns, and I can't wait to have a great year!

Roshni Aradhya

Board Intern

Hello! I’m Roshni Aradhya, the intern for the Interact Board. I’m a sort of go-between of the members and officers, and I’m really excited to explore this new role after 3 years of Interact membership. Outside of Interact, I enjoy writing stories, reading, and dancing. I also serve as Secretary of HOSA, and participate in as many clubs as I can. I’m always open to making a new friend, so please come over and say hi!

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