Brenna Yob, 3rd Year
Brenna is originally from El Segundo, California but came to San Diego to major in Psychology with a specialization in Social Psychology as well as minor in Business. She joined Sigma Kappa during her first year at UC San Diego in Fall 2016. As president, Brenna states: "I work closely with the executive council to ensure that officers and chairmen are performing their jobs. I preside at formal and informal chapter meetings, executive council meetings and all ritual ceremonies. I also ensure the chapter understands proper emergency/crisis protocol." Since joining the chapter, Brenna recalled that her favorite memory so far was The 40th Anniversary last year which she celebrated with all of our sisters, alumnae, and our national president. Outside of Sigma Kappa, Brenna is a Research Assistant for the Early Learning and Cognition Lab and is also a member of the Psychology Club on campus. Brenna babysits two families as well and recently accepted a Business Leadership Internship with GEICO. Her hobbies include writing, going to the beach, running, reading, exploring new food places, and going to concerts.
Kristin Hartsfield, 2nd Year
Vice President of Standards and Values
Kristin is originally from Poway, California. At UC San Diego, she is a Mechanical Engineering major. Kristin also joined Sigma Kappa during her first year at UC San Diego. She is part of our Fall 2017 New Member Class. As Vice President of Standards and Values, Kristin states: "I am in charge of holding members accountable for embodying our four values and following our agreed upon rules in our Code of Conduct and the National Policy Handbook. I also recognize fellow sisters for their achievements within and outside of Sigma Kappa." Kristin says of Sigma Kappa: "So far, I’ve really loved all of the close friends I have made in my time in Sigma Kappa. My favorite memory so far has been spending all weekend hanging out with my sisters. During prerecruitment, I stayed at my big’s house for the whole week with my twin as well. It was so fun living with them for the week and preparing for recruitment together." Outside of Sigma Kappa, she is also involved in The Quality of Life Plus Student Association at UC San Diego and acts as their PR Chair. She is on an engineering project team for the same organization where they are currently building a self-stabilizing kayak for a young boy with cerebral palsy. Kristin also works as a math and reading tutor at a local elementary school called the Children’s School. Her hobbies include playing basketball, going to the beach, snowboarding, and thrifting.
Natalie Faivre, 2nd Year
Vice President of Programming
Natalie is originally from El Segundo, California. At UC San Diego she is pursuing a major in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. Natalie joined Sigma Kappa during her first year at UC San Diego. She is also a part of the Fall 2017 New Member class. On her role as Vice President of Programming, Natalie states: "I'm in charge of programming all of our informal meetings, as well as organizing our committees and points for each quarter. I also work directly with the sisterhood chair to plan retreats." Since joining the chapter, some of Natalie's favorite Sigma Kappa memories have been "squishing three people in my small hammock that we set up on the beach to watch the sunset." Outside of the chapter, Natalie also works at Peet's Coffee and Tea as a barista. Natalie loves art, the outdoors, and trying new foods. She is also an avid thrifter and considers it to be one of her favorite hobbies.
Chloe Hill, 3rd Year
Vice President of New Member Education
Chloe is originally from Greenwood Village, Colorado. She came to UC San Diego to major in Marine Biology as well as minor in Environmental Studies. As Vice President of New Member Education, Chloe states that she is "responsible for educating our new members about Sigma Kappa and our values, and integrating them into the chapter." She also coordinates our big sister and violet sister pairings as well as planning bid day. One of Chloe's favorite memories since joining the chapter was Winter 2019 Bid Day. She stated: "This was the first event that I planned as New Member Educator, and it was a huge success. It was so much fun to see all of our members dress up in the theme, Winter Wonderland, and get excited to welcome the new member class." Outside of Sigma Kappa, Chloe is a member of the UC San Diego Pre-Veterinary Student Association as well as being a laboratory assistant at Yelon Laboratory where she genotypes zebrafish and screens embryos for fluorescent genes. Some of Chloe's hobbies include scuba diving and snorkeling, going to concerts and listening to music, hiking, shopping, hammocking, and watching nature documentaries.
Val Gonzaga, 2nd Year
Vice President of Membership
Val is originally from Chula Vista, California. At UC San Diego she is majoring in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Design and Interaction as well as minoring in Human Developmental Sciences. Val joined the chapter as a first year and is a part of the Fall 2017 New Member class. As Vice President of Membership, Val "entails the assurance that all women of Sigma Kappa are enjoying their time in the chapter alongside bringing more members in through informal and formal recruitment." One of her favorite memories since she joined the chapter is Bid Day 2018 because "not only did I learn my little chose Sigma Kappa but our chapter had the chance to grow into the powerful women we have today." Outside of the chapter, Val is a part of Kaibigan Pilipino, Design at UC San Diego, and is a Product Design Associate at Events.com. Some of her hobbies include going to the gym, graphic design, cooking, photography, traveling, blogging, math, prototyping, and networking.
Natalie Palmberg, 2nd Year
Vice President of Philanthropic Service
Natalie is originally from Rescue, California. She is a Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience major at UC San Diego. Natalie joined Sigma Kappa during her first year and is too a part of the Fall 2017 New Member class. On her position as Vice President of Philanthropic Service, Natalie remarks: "I am responsible for all philanthropic and service activities the chapter provides and participates in within the campus and community. I am also in charge of communicating, coordinating, and executing Sigma Kappa Foundation programs." Since joining the chapter, one of Natalie's favorite memories is big/little reveal because it gave her one of her best friends. Outside of Sigma Kappa, Natalie works as a research assistant at the Early Learning and Cognition Lab. Some of her hobbies include running, reading, watching movies, photography, and hanging out with friends.
Anissa Delgado, 3rd Year
Vice President of Academic Excellence
Anissa is originally from Chino, California. She is attending UC San Diego to study Physiology and Neuroscience. Anissa joined Sigma Kappa as a second year and is a part of the Fall 2017 New Member class. The Vice President of Academic Excellence aids in the academic success of the chapter. It helps women find the proper resources that are readily available on campus. One of Anissa's favorite memories since joining the chapter was pre-recruitment week this past summer. She recalls that she "finally found a reason to want to come back to San Diego and was able to get closer to her now best friends." Outside of the chapter, Anissa is also the Media Chair for the Chancellor's Scholars Association. She was rewarded this scholarship as a first year and has been on the executive board ever since. Some of her hobbies include makeup, shopping, watching Youtube, and reading.
London Davis, 2nd Year
Vice President of Alumnae Relations
London is originally from Newport Beach, California. She is majoring in Political Science and Dance at UC San Diego. London joined Sigma Kappa during her first year attending college, she is a member of our Fall 2017 New Member class. As Vice President of Alumnae Relations, London strives to "foster better relationships between current members as well as the Zeta Mu and San Diego County alumnae by hosting events and creating networking opportunities." She also works on events involving seniors and creates a newsletter each quarter to inform alumnae what is happening in the chapter currently. One of her favorite memories since joining the chapter was spending the weekend in Laguna Beach with her sorority family. London recalls that they had such a great time bonding as a family. Outside of Sigma Kappa, London works as a dance instructor and choreographer as well as dancing in the greater Los Angeles area. Some of her favorite hobbies include dancing, reading, going shopping, listening to music, and sailing.
Nancy Gil, 4th Year
Vice President of Finance
Nancy is originally from San Jose, California. At UC San Diego, Nancy is majoring in International Business and minoring in Accounting. Nancy joined the chapter during her 3rd year of college, she is a member of our Fall 2017 New Member class. As Vice President of Finance, she is in charge of managing the chapter finances such as planning a calendar year budget for the entire chapter, making sure all members pay their dues, and keeping all members of the executive board accountable for chapter spending. Since joining the chapter, one of Nancy's favorite memories was the 40th Year Anniversary celebration last spring. Outside of the chapter, Nancy volunteered overseas in the Philippines for three months and lived there. While there, she helped install a clean water filtration system to a high school which had been destroyed during a typhoon. She also helped with the rebuilding of their library and helped to develop a culinary project. Nancy was also the finance director for this project. Nancy also works with two non-profit organizations to provide micro loans to entrepreneurs in 3rd world nations through KIVA and FF. Some of Nancy's favorite hobbies include learning new languages, learning about other cultures, reading, traveling, and trying new foods.
Gabi Clinton, 2nd Year
Vice President of Communications and Operations
Gabi is originally from the East Coast, however, she moved to the Bay Area the summer before starting middle school. At UC San Diego, she is majoring in Political Science as well as minoring in Psychology. Gabi joined Zeta Mu during her first year of college and is a member of the Fall 2017 New Member class. As Vice President of Communications and Operations, her position handles a lot of the "behind the scenes" work that must be done in order to keep the chapter functioning. Gabi's main jobs include handling GIN, appeals, and points as well as keeping an accurate attendance record for all Sigma Kappa events and taking the official meeting minutes every week. She also oversees the PR chair as well as keeping DoveHub and the Zeta Mu chapter's website updated. Since joining the chapter, one of her favorite memories is going to Laguna Beach last spring with her sorority family. She had so much fun hanging out and bonding with her friends and cannot wait to go again this year! Outside of Sigma Kappa, Gabi works at Peet's Coffee and Tea on campus. She also interns for the Superior Court of San Diego, dealing specifically with Small Claims cases, Restraining Orders, and offering legal help to litigants who come into the court house. Some of her hobbies include shopping and fashion, hanging out with friends, exploring San Diego and the Bay Area, traveling, and photography.
Allyssa Rasch, 3rd Year
Allyssa is originally from Glendora, California. At UC San Diego she is studying Microbiology. Allyssa joined the chapter during her 3rd year and is a part of our 2018 Fall New Member class. As Panhellenic Delegate, her position is to be the bridge between Sigma Kappa and the Panhellenic Community as well as planning events to unite PHC. She attends weekly meetings where each chapter delegate shares information about their chapter, which she then relays back to our chapter. Since joining the chapter, one of her favorite memories so far was big/little reveal this year. Allyssa states that she "had such a blast picking up her little!" Outside of Sigma Kappa, she is a research assistant at the Kaufman Lab with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. She also volunteers in the Neural, Surgical, and Trauma ICU at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Along with these things, Allyssa is involved with the Pre-Physician's Student Association and the International Health Collective where she volunteers in a clinic in Tijuana as a medical translator and is helping to build a community garden in Tijuana to promote sustainability. Some of her hobbies include hiking, yoga, knitting, hanging out with friends, and watching Netflix.