MEET THE

Team

2019-2020

Irene Hung

Internal Affairs
Nutritional Sciences / 3rd

Hello! My name is Irene and I am a third-year student majoring in Nutritional Science. I have been part of PDS for a year and I am excited to be able to contribute to the club this year as an Internal Officer. I like to paint and watch really random videos on Youtube, so if you have any recommendations please hit me up.  Or if you have any questions or just want to hang out please don't hesitate to reach out to me!

Nathane Elazegui

Internal Affiars
Nutritional Sciences / 3rd

Hi everyone! I am Nathane Elazegui, and I am delighted to be serving as the Internal Affairs officer this year! I am a third-year Nutritional Science major with an emphasis on physiology and metabolism, and I have been in PDS since the fall of my freshman year. Throughout my time here at Cal, I have been fortunate enough to be exposed to a handful of opportunities thanks to the connections I’ve obtained through Cal PDS, including volunteering in the Dominican Republic for a dental mission. When I am not busy doing dental related activities, you can find me playing and watching sports, dancing, traveling, and eating fro-yo. Hopefully you get as much out of this amazing program as I did when I first joined my freshman year! Feel free to ask me any questions regarding life here at Berkeley.

Thanh Tieu

Community Service Coordinator
Molecular Environmental Biology / 2nd

Hey y’all! My name is Thanh, like “wonton,” but without the “won.” In Vietnamese, my name can be translated to “gem” or “pearl,” so don’t be surprised if you see me wearing stones or pearl clips in my hair! I’m a second year majoring in Molecular Environmental Biology, and I love nature! I am partial to visiting the local botanical garden and spending my spare time painting. I am passionate about the choices we make as people in society, as consumers, and as visionaries for how we want to pave our future. I am a fan of many things. To name a few, I enjoy using the oxford comma, Lana Del Rey, petting dogs, Gudetama, McDonald’s french fries, cheesecake, and respecting women. Let me know if you want to be my friend. 

Veronica Wong
Publicity Coordinator
Molecular Environmental Biology / 3rd
Hello! My name is Veronica (she/her) and I am so excited to be one of the publicity officers for PDS this year!! I'm a third-year majoring in Molecular Environmental Biology and minoring in Nutritional Sciences. I've been in PDS since freshman year and it has been a super fun experience! Outside PDS, you can find me playing piccolo in the Cal Band, speed-walking to class, and falling asleep at various cafes around campus. Hit me up if you want to talk about academics, CNR, balancing extracurriculars, and boba/coffee/library spots!
Hey all I'm Lauren Ho-Tseung! I am so excited to be your webmaster for this coming year. I truly love this club so much and I am always down to talk with anybody so if you need anything you can always come to me. Aside from loving teeth, I also love the color yellow, Thai food and my 3 cats Po, Embry & Chip. I can't wait to hang out with you all this year!
Webmaster
Integrative Biology / 3rd
Lauren Ho-Tseung

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Neil Ming

Finance Coordinator
Molecular and Cellular Biology / 3rd

Hi I’m Neil, and I’m very excited to be your Finance Coordinator this year! I attended my first PDS meeting in the fall of my freshman year and the club has since developed into a close community I can always count on for great opportunities, advice, and lasting friendships. Besides dentistry-related activities, I love to teach, play tennis, run, and find new instant pot recipes. I can’t wait to hang out with everyone and please feel free to come talk to me about anything!

Tiffany Arman

Finance Coordinator
Molecular and Cell Biology / 4th

Hi friends! My name is Tiffany and I am excited to be one of your Finance Officers this year. I am a senior double majoring in MCB and Music. Outside of classes, a few of my hobbies include music and photography. Entering my second year in Cal PDS, I can speak for the amazing network of peers and resources this organization has provided, not only in terms of dental opportunities, but with surviving the infamously difficult classes here at Cal. I am very much looking forward to meeting and working with all the members this year. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about PDS, dentistry and college (or just want to jam/shoot)!

Annie La

Publicity Coordinator
Integrative Biology / 3rd

Hi everyone! My name is Annie, and I am a 3rd year Integrative Biology major and Public Health minor. I have not been involved with Cal PDS for long, but in the semester that I have been involved, I am grateful to have learned so much about the field of dentistry, the different specialties, and how to prepare for dental school. I will be serving as one of the Publicity officers this year and am looking forward to capturing some of the memories made in PDS as well as connecting you with other members through our various social media platforms. In my free time, I enjoy bullet journaling, hiking, trying out new recipes and taking my dog on walks. I am looking forward to a great year with you all!

Dipika Datta

Community Service Coordinator
Integrative Biology / 4th

Hello Everyone! My name is Dipika Datta and I am a fourth year Integrative Biology major here at Cal. I am super excited to be one of your community service officers this year and I can't wait to get to know you all better! In my free time, I love to dance, draw, and eat ice cream! Please do not hesitate to message me for advice on pre-dental life, school, or anything at all! 

Autumn Lee

DEOP Coordinator
French and Molecular and Cell Biology / 3rd

Hi! I’m Autumn and I’m a 3rd year studying French & Biology. I co-coordinate the Dental Education Outreach Program where we teach kids the importance of oral healthcare. In my free time, I like to play the alto saxophone, listen to French rap & pop music and make various kinds of dairy-free milks. If you have any questions about school, working in a dental office, how to make oat milk, or overall life advice, feel free to reach out :) I’m really looking forward to this semester with all of you wonderful pre-dents! 

Sophie Zhang

DEOP Coordinator
Integrative Biology / 3rd

Hey pre-dent pals! I'm Sophie Zhang, a second year Integrative Biology major who loves to eat, cook, paint, and learn foreign languages. I'm so grateful and ecstatic to be one of your DEOP officers this year, and if you ever have questions about anything don't hesitate to reach out!

Arjen Aquino

Co-President
Integrative Biology  / 4th

Hi all! I'm Arjen, and I'm super excited to be working alongside Chris Hailey as your co-president this year. I can't wait to help provide the same inclusivity and support to all the members that this wonderful PDS community showed me when I first joined my sophomore year. I like finding new music, cooking new foods, and taking long, romantic walks through Main Stacks Level C. Hit me up sometime!

Christopher Hailey

Co-President
Integrative Biology / 4th

Hello everyone! My name is Christopher Hailey, and I am one of the Co-Presidents of Cal Pre-Dental Society. I have been a member since my 2nd year at Cal, and I previously served as the Webmaster. I enjoy watching football and basketball, exploring new restaurants, and taking day trips to the city. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for advice, help, or to simply say hi. I look forward to getting to know all of you this year!

Betty Birbo

External Affairs
Integrative Biology / 4th

Hello lovely people! My name is Betty Birbo and I am a 4th year here at Cal, majoring in Integrative Biology. I am so excited to be the External Affairs chair this year and look forward to meeting you all. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, yoga, hiking and exploring coffee shops. If you have any questions about dentistry, academics, life, or want a recommendations on coffee, please don't hesitate in contacting me!