Ken Whang
President
MajorIntended Public Health
YearSophomore
Why I Joined NSUI joined NSU to meet other people who are interested in Japanese culture.
InterestsTennis, soccer, Netflix
Contact
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
Alyssa Suzukawa
Vice President
MajorPre-Haas, Japanese
YearSophomore
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!
Contact
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!
Benjamin Terao
Culture Show Chair
MajorMaterial Science & Engineering
YearSophomore
Why I Joined NSUEver since the first meeting I went to, I felt welcome at NSU. Joining gave me a solid friend group to depend upon.
InterestsWhen I'm not suffering in the engineering library, you can find me out exploring the biking and hiking trails of the bay area
Contact
Why I <3 NSU!I love that the diverse interests of everyone in the club come together to inspire the variety of activities we have.
Allison Ishida
Recruitment & Retention
MajorComputer Science
Minor
YearSenior
Why I Joined NSUTo be more involved in the community and at Cal, as well as build a community of my own!
Intereststraveling, sleeping, thinking about my next meal, petting dogs
Contact
Why I <3 NSU!Ever since I’ve joined I felt like I’ve found a community at Cal with people who are so kind and genuine and that I can always count on to cheer me up and have a good time
Dani Yang
Issues Chair
MajorEnglish
YearSophomore
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 NSU because it reminds me of home! I'm from the LA Area, and have been around JA people and culture all my life, and so NSU allows me to continue to participate in he community, and establish a home away from home.
Christo Wang
Publicity
MajorStatistics(Probably would minor in city planning/geography)
Minor
YearSenior
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…
Contact
Darren Omori
Publicity
YearSophomore
Hayley Fujii
Historian
MajorEconomics
YearSophomore
Why I Joined NSUTo learn about the Japanese American community and get involved in the community
InterestsEating
Why I <3 NSU!The members and how much of a family it feels like.
Grant Shimada
Webmaster
MajorComputer Science
YearJunior
Why I Joined NSUTo meet others with similar cultural backgrounds and to contribute to the community.
InterestsPiano, anime, coding, casual gaming
Contact
Why I <3 NSU!The people and events are fun and great!
Devin Gaan
Social Chair
MajorUndeclared
YearSophomore
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
Contact
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.
Adam Kuo
Social Chair
YearSophomore
Paul Kim
Senior Advisor
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.
Interests
Contact
Cami Kai
Intern
MajorAtmospheric Science
YearSophomore
Why I Joined NSUMy friend was an intern and invited me to the socials and the club seemed really cool
InterestsDiving, art
Why I <3 NSU!The people are awesome and the events are fun!
Natasha Gallatin
Intern
MajorEnvironmental Science
YearSophomore
Why I Joined NSUTo connect with the JA community and meet cool people
Interestsstrength training, bowling, 20 pc chicken mcnuggets
Contact
Why I <3 NSU!Everyone is genuinely friendly and inclusive
Tessa Shimizu
Intern
MajorEnglish
YearFreshman
Why I Joined NSUI joined NSU so I could be more involved at Cal.
Why I <3 NSU!NSU helped me find a community that made NorCal feel like home!
Taryn Kato
Intern
MajorMedia Studies
YearJunior
Why I Joined NSUTo develop a deeper connection with my Japanese heritage through learning more about Japanese American culture and meeting new people.
InterestsFood (cooking it and trying it!), playing with my dogs, traveling, and graphic design.
Contact
Why I <3 NSU!I love that the club promotes inclusivity and diversity and is welcoming to anyone with an interest in Japanese American culture! The club has provided me with opportunities to get involved in the community, while also helping me find a community of my own here at Cal.
Kendall Kikkawa
Intern
MajorBioengineering
YearSophomore
Why I Joined NSUI joined NSU to become more engaged in the Japanese American community in the Bay Area, and meet other people that are interested in Japanese culture.
InterestsPlaying basketball, eating, listening to music, hiki
Contact
Why I <3 NSU!The club fosters a warm and welcoming community, and I’ve met so many great people!