Passing the SAS Torch: Meet the Incoming Scripps Associated Students Board

Executive Board

Emily Jovais: President

I am so excited to be the President-Elect of SAS. I am a Politics and International  Relations major and a Hispanics Studies minor from Novato, California. I am a loyal horse-lover, and if I could live anywhere else, it would be Buenos Aires—with my life set to a Taylor Swift soundtrack. I have been drawn to SAS since my first week on campus because of its ability to directly affect the student experience. This will be my third year on SAS, and I am honored and thrilled to represent the stu- dent body. I am committed to making Scripps a place where students feel comfort- able and heard. I am eager to begin working with the current SAS members so that we can smoothly transition and begin next year with goals and projects already in mind. I am ready to serve you and your needs, and I look forward to all the posi- tive changes that we are going to create together! I am here for you Scripps...Call me, maybe?


Alexa Kopelman: Vice President


Meredith Kertzman: Student Activities Chair

I’m from Mill Valley, California, and I’m a Media Studies major. I’m thrilled to be your Student Activities Chair next year! I will chair the programming board and work on SAS events such as parties, class bonding activities, or dorm events. I’m excited to work with the other programming board members to help build community on campus. I am also looking forward to working with the other colleges to find out what’s happening on the 5Cs. I’ll let you know about these events through the weekly SASsy weekend update emails! Please talk to me if you have any questions or suggestions for events next year.


Calyx Gaston: Secretary


Caitlin Sweeney: Co-treasurer

I am a junior and an American Studies major. In my time at Scripps, I have been involved with Family, and the larger queer community, as well as [being] in Scripps Live Arts. I am excited to help increase the transparency of SAS next year, and to help all the CLORG's put on wonderful events!


Evelyn Wong: Co-Treasurer


Rachel Weiner: Judicial and Academic Review Chair

Hello readers ofThe Scripps Voice! I hail from the great state of New York, growing up and currently residing just outside of the Big Apple. I am a junior double major in Psychology and Humanities (Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture), so you can almost always see me hustling back and forth between Steele and the Humanities Courtyard. In addition to co-producing Without a Box (the 5C Improvisational Group), and be- ing a research assistant in Professor Groscup’s legal decision-making lab, I also spend a lot of my (non-work) time reading, being outdoors (any sort of water-based adventure sport is my up and coming favorite), eating apples, spending way too much time trolling the internet, skiing, practicing yoga (poorly), watching NBC comedy shows, and trying to help people any way that I can. I cannot wait to be your representative and liaison to SAS and the Scripps administration, erasing the mystique behind the procedures and policies of Scripps institutions and allowing you all to understand what’s really going on in your community!


Allegra Breedlove: CLORGs Chair


Stephanie Park: Multicultural Relations Chair


Sara Estevez-Cores: Sustainability Chair


Mikayla Raymond: SAS Media Relations Chair

I’m a first-year Art major following the Pre- Med track, and I’m from Sacramento, California. I am the current Dorsey Hall Council Secretary, and next year’s Vice President of Babes and Blankets! During my last two semesters at Scripps, I have been encouraged and inspired by the amazing women around me to be the person I’ve always wanted to be. I am most excited about re-vamping the SAS webpage, making it more user-friendly, picture-heavy, and fun!


Alice Wang: Student Union Chair

What's up, buttercup? I'm a first-year, and originally from Huntington Beach, California. I love to dance, sing, bike, go to the beach and do all sorts of crazy things! I'm currently involved in activities around campus such as Dorsey Hall Council and a 5C Club, Circle K! I absolutely LOVE Scripps and what it stands for, so I'm ecstatic to be a part of SAS and represent your interests, especially in regarding the Student Union. I'd love to meet you and hear your opinions on what you'd like to see change for the Student Union, so definitely introduce yourself! Can't wait for the new year; it's going to be an amazing one!


Programming Board

Megan Everett: Campus Activities Chair


Francesca Simmons: 5C Events Chair


Phuong Bui: Dorm Activities Chair

I am an upcoming sophomore, and I intend to major and minor in Human Biology and Politics & International Relations. I love loud music, inspirational quotes, pandas, anything that has to do with food, bright colors, photography, food drives, organizing events, volleyball and latté art. I've been cranking out yummy drinks from the Motley for almost two semesters. I also host prospective students for AAT and plan dorm events for GJW as Hall President. For the 2012-13 school year, I will also be Routt Team Leader. As Dorm Activities Chair, I am stoked to help Hall Councils plan fun, competitive and collaborative inter-dorm events so there will be more dorm spirit. Bring it on! I love getting feedback, so please send comments, suggestions and questions to


Ambika Bist: Faculty-Staff Relations Chair

I am so excited at the opportunity to serve as Faculty-Staff Relations Chair on SAS next year. I am a rising sophomore from Los Altos, California. I plan to major in Economics and Political Science. I am part of Scripps' mock-trial team, Student Investment Fund, Economics Society and other organizations on campus. I enjoy the ocean, cupcakes, the Field House and watching TV in bed. I look forward to planning events, which will help bring all members of the Scripps' community closer together. Please feel free to talk to me on campus or send me an e-mail at with any ideas you may have about events or other activities to enhance experience as a member of the Scripps community.


Kari Geiger: Co-Senior Class Rep


Mary Hershewe: Co-Senior Class Rep


Julia Howard: Co-Junior Class Rep

I am extremely excited to continue to serve on the SAS board next year. This year I was the Sustainability Chair, and worked closely with Niel Errickson, head of facilities at Scripps, to initiate a paper recycling program within the dorms. In addition to [serving on] SAS, I am the Volunteer Coordinator for Cultivating Dreams, intern at Crossroads once a week for the Meat- less Mondays program, and am a barista at the Motley Coffeehouse. I am a Sociology major, and in the spring of next year am going abroad to Ecuador (so my counterpart for junior class rep, the lovely Mia Pecora, is going to take over the position [while I’m abroad] in the spring)! I am really excited to represent the junior class next fall, and organize class bonding events, as well as organize a commencement speaker search committee, and get student input on who they would like to speak at graduation.


Mia Pecora: Co-Junior Class Rep

I’m so excited to get involved with SAS and represent the Junior class! I am a Biology major and Spanish minor. I love running, baking and being outside; but more than anything I love Scripps and the class of 2014. Julia and I look forward to working together next year to plan class bonding activities and start the search for a commencement speaker.


Alex Frumkin: Sophomore Class Rep

I am planning to major in Environment, Economics and Politics. I’m from New York City and I enjoy long walks on the beach, hanging out with my friends in the Motley and giving campus tours. I’m really excited to be sophomore representative, because I think that it’s a great opportunity to further class interactions and bonding. Community is such an important part of the Scripps experience and I look forward to facilitating [community] within the class of 2015.


Lili Salzberg: Recent Graduate Trustee

I am from all over, but will most likely be moving back to the East Coast next year. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees for the next 3 years. I am currently on SAS as your SAC, and love helping to put on all the amazing events that happen here on campus. Next year I will be staying in touch with the new SAS via Skype meetings and meeting minutes so that I can stay up to date with what is happening on campus. Some of my favorite things are cats, robots, ice cream and the way Scripps smells when the orange blossoms bloom.