2020-21 Board Members

Gary Sloan

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

Celeste Paapanen

Hi! My name is Celeste and I am the president of Cal High Interact this year. I am a senior, and I have been in Interact since I was a freshman. During quarantine I’ve attempted to bake and embroider. I also have been trying to find new music (let me know if you have any recommendations). I can’t wait to work with and get to know all our Interactors this year!

Thomas Files

Hey y’all, I’m Thomas and I’m so excited to round out my high school career with Interact as y’alls Communications Vice President! Outside of school I find joy community organizing for equity in the greater Bay Area, so I hope to bring some of that knowledge back to our club to be a good role model of “Service above self." It is an absolute honor and privilege to serve y’all one last time :'-)

Kimi Shirai

Hello Interactors! I’m Kimi Shirai and I am a senior at Cal High. This year I will be the Vice President of Logistics. In my free time I adore watching the sunset and letting my cat chase moths on our balcony. I am also passionate about learning what I can about world affairs and doing research on various topics usually related to East Asia or Latin America. If you ever want someone random to talk to about deep philosophical topics or just about the latest Twosetviolin video, dm me on Insta. ;)

Roshni Aradhya

Hi! My name is Roshni Aradhya and I’m a rising senior at Cal High. This year, I’m going to be serving as the Interact Club’s Secretary, and I couldn’t be more excited! Quarantine has caused me to go through The Good Place and All American in a span of two weeks, and made me burn through a whole lot of books with more than a healthy amount of coffee. But all those stories inspired me to write my own! I’ve always loved writing, and this summer I managed to get halfway through a book I hope to publ

Audrey Zhang

Hi everyone I’m Audrey! I am currently a senior at Cal and this year will be my fourth year as an Interact member and my second year as a board member. Last year I was Membership Director/Secretary and this year I am a Projects Coordinator. Along with some of my fellow board, I’m also on Interact District Council and serve as a Co-District Ambassador. At Cal, I have also been a member of the Mock Trial team as a Pretrial Attorney- this year will be my fourth! In my free time, I love to sing, oil

Kaitlyn Perry

Hi guys!! My name is Kaitlyn and I am one of the project coordinators this year. I’m a senior currently and I am super excited to meet you guys! Just a little about me, I love to sing, research for feminine health, and read books that make me laugh. I love Kpop and indie music, and my favorite show of all time is How I Met Your Mother. I can’t wait for a fantastic year of changing our community together!

Danielle Lee

Hi everyone! I am Danielle Lee and this year I will be Interact’s treasurer! As a junior this year, it will also be my third year being a part of Interact too. During this quarantine, I’ve been taking advantage of this extra time to learn how to make a wider variety of foods and catching up on sleep. I’ve been trying to learn how to play a new instrument, but that hasn’t been going too well. I also enjoy to watch Netflix shows and new movies. Besides that, I love doing community service and look

Stephanie Li

Hello! My name is Stephanie Li, and I’m a junior at Cal High. I will be one of Interact’s fundraising coordinators. In my free time, I love making art and baking desserts! Over quarantine, I learned to embroider, picked up drawing again, and tried learning the cello. I have also binge watched many Studio Ghibli movies. I love plants and have many of them on my bookshelves!

Cindy Zhu

Hi! My name is Cindy and I’m one of the fundraising coordinators. I love hiking, getting food with friends, and taking really long naps. Over quarantine I’ve been baking and binge watching movies, but I’m super excited for this school year!

Stephanie Lau

Hello! My name is Stephanie Lau and I am going to be the board intern this year. I’m a junior, and this is my first year on board! Over the past few months, I’ve been watching movies and documentaries, trying out new arts and crafts like knitting, and growing some (ugly) plants. I’ve also been hanging out with my very cute nephew, cutting everyone’s hair, and eating a lot of food. I’m super excited for this upcoming year!

Tanya Belani

Hey! I’m Tanya one of the board interns at Cal High Interact :) I love to paint, cook, play sports, and spend time with friends and family. Over quarantine I’ve spent my time trying to redecorate my room, up-cycle old clothes, and exercise. Some fun facts about me are my favorite flowers are sunflowers, my favorite color is dark green, and my favorite food is Thai food.

Michelle Nguyen

Hi! My name is Michelle and this year I will be your publicist! I’m the one behind most of the posting and designs ;) Sorry there’s a lack of my face but I hate taking pics of myself sooooo... I’m sad this year will be mostly virtual, but I can’t wait to meet you all this year! I love watching films, shows, and listening to songs so hmu with recommendations whenever! I also love bts lol. Don’t ever be afraid to reach out to me if you need help! My insta is @_mai_Han!