Grace Yeo
Why I Joined NSUIt was too great not to join.
InterestsGraphic designing, photography, travelings, trying new cafés/restaurants
Why I <3 NSU!NSU is a family where no one gets left behind. This has remained true throughout the years I've been part of NSU.
Elaine Hsieh
Vice President
MajorEnvironmental Economics and Policy
Why I Joined NSUWent to the NSU corn maze social on a whim, even though I wasn't in the club at the time, but I still felt very included and had a great time meeting new people!
InterestsVlogging, cooking & baking, and good/bad puns.
Why I <3 NSU!fun time all da time #fun #NSU
Ken Whang
MajorIntended Public Health
Why I Joined NSUI joined NSU to meet other people who are interested in Japanese culture.
InterestsTennis, soccer, Netflix
Why I <3 NSU!NSU is great because it’s filled with people who are cool to hang out with and are involved in the Japanese American community
Phoebe Peng
Benjamin Terao
MajorMaterial Science & Engineering
Why I Joined NSUI joined NSU to increase my understanding of Japanese/ Japanese American culture and find a community at Berkeley.
InterestsHiking, biking, guitar, cooking (although I’m just getting into it), and urbex
Why I <3 NSU!I love NSU because I already feel like I’ve found both family and community with the group.
Alyssa Suzukawa
Issues/Community Chair
MajorPre-Haas, Japanese
Why I Joined NSUTo become more involved in the JA community in San Francisco!
InterestsDrawing, yoga, gardening, eating out, watching YouTube, reading manga, shopping, and volunteering!
Why I <3 NSU!Everything from the people to the inclusive environment! NSU fills me with joy and optimism for the future of Berkeley and the JA community!
Allison Ishida
Recruitment & Retention
MajorComputer Science & Cognitive Science
Why I Joined NSUTo be more involved in the community and at Cal, as well as build a community of my own!
InterestsEating, cooking & baking, playing with dogs, and going to the beach!
Paul Kim
Social Chair
MajorPsychology & Political Science
Why I Joined NSUI love people with great features and personalities. NSU has 'em all. Best people to be with and get along with for anything.
Intereststennis, bike riding, movie day and nights, moving action activities in general
Dani Yang
Social Chair
Why I Joined NSUTo connect with and contribute to the surrounding Japanese and Japanese American community.
InterestsDrawing, baking, hiking, and reading.
Why I <3 NSU!I love how welcoming the club is - it is not exclusive, and other members really do want you to get to know you!
Christo Wang
Culture Show Chair
MajorStatistics(Probably would minor in city planning/geography)
Why I Joined NSUGet more involved with Japanese American community on campus and find more chill and interesting people to hang out with ;)
InterestsFOOD(making, talking about and excursion for), photography, traveling, Chinese & Japanese traditional music, graphic design, linguistics, Karaoke…
Hayley Fujii
Why I Joined NSUI joined NSU in order to get more in touch with my Japanese heritage and to meet new people.
InterestsI like to bake and cook.
Why I <3 NSU!I love NSU because it helped me to make a community. They do a lot of fun socials and are very welcoming.
Grant Shimada
MajorComputer Science
Why I Joined NSUTo meet others with similar cultural backgrounds and to contribute to the community.
InterestsPiano, anime, coding, casual gaming
Why I <3 NSU!The people and events are fun and great!
Lina Takemaru
Why I Joined NSUI joined NSU to learn more about Japan’s culture, to be more involved with the Berkeley community, and to meet new people!!
InterestsVolleyball, tennis, traveling, food (!!), photography, hiking, bike riding
Why I <3 NSU!The people in NSU are truly amazing, kind, and supportive. The NSU community is made up of people with different backgrounds, and I love being able to gain knowledge as well as share my own experiences with people who are truly interested in them.
Devin Gaan
Why I Joined NSUI needed a home
InterestsPlaying basketball, eating food, listening to and playing music, photoshopping stupid photos of my friends, having a good time
Why I <3 NSU!Everyone in the club is welcoming and friendly. The club is dedicated to its goals and promotes a healthy balance of community service, cultural values,and social acceptance.