2017-2018 Actives Board
The Actives Board serves as the liason between the actives and the Alumnae Board. In addition to selecting each year’s incoming actives class, the Actives Board helps organize and host events and activities of interest and relevant to actives.
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NEGIN BEHZADIAN – Co-President
Class of 2017 (B.S.), 2018 (M.S.)
Major: B.S | Bioengineering; M.S. Candidate | Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Negin is a Biomedical Engineer pursuing a co-terminal M.S. in Electrical Engineering this year. She is interested in engineering of state-of-the-art medical imaging systems in order to better understand physiological phenomenon as well as enhance the efficacy of current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Motivated by the potential of hybrid imaging techniques in yielding high-quality and quantitative information about both normal and diseased states of biological structures at various length scales, Negin has worked on both hardware and software projects for MRI and PET/MRI systems, in dynamic industrial settings such as GE Healthcare, as well as academic laboratories within the Stanford School of Medicine. Outside of the lab or classroom, she loves stand-up comedy and social dancing, so catch her anytime at the biweekly salsa socials on campus!
CALLIE HOON – Co-President
Class of 2019 (B.S.)
Major: B.A. Science, Technology, and Society, B.A. History
Callie is a junior double majoring in Science, Technology, and Society, and History. She was born in Singapore and attended boarding school in Deerfield, MA, where she first grew passionate about historical writing and creative nonfiction. On campus, she leads six organizations spanning the gamut from women’s leadership and finance to research. Over the past summers, Callie has completed several investment banking internships, and is excited to continue this professional journey. In her free time, Callie is an avid squash player, food connoisseur, and fashion aficionado.
AMANDA HAN – Co-VP Marketing
Class of 2020
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Amanda is a sophomore looking to major in Public Policy. She is specifically interested in education reform and hopes to minor in Education. At Stanford, she is a member of the fencing team. She was able to compete at the NCAA Championships this past season. This past summer she participated in the ACE in China program, where she taught the local minority children English.
AMY XU – Co-VP Marketing
Class of 2018
Major: Human Biology
Hometown: Riverside, California
Amy Xu is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Human Biology with a concentration in Sports Performance and Biomechanics. Following graduation, she plans to attend medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. She recently completed an internship with the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research involving the therapeutic abilities of stem cells in combat injuries and is currently working on an honors thesis studying the genetics behind Down syndrome motor deficits. Outside the classroom, Amy is co-captain of the Stanford Cheerleading team, coach for a recreational gymnastics program, and has held various leadership positions within Chi Omega.
CRYSTAL ZHENG – VP Finance
Class of 2019
Major: Computer Science and Management Science & Engineering
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Crystal is a junior double majoring in Computer Science and Management Science & Engineering. On-campus, she is a member of the Stanford Daily Business and Social Media teams as well as the Account Director at Funnel, a student-driven non-profit consulting group. Furthermore, she interns at the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Center for Social Innovation, supporting the director on strategic projects and developing online resources.
OPEMIPO AKERELE – Alumni Relations Chair
Class of 2017
Major: Science, Technology, and Society
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Ope is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), with a concentration in Life Sciences and Healthcare. She has participated in multiple healthcare projects in the Computer Science and STS, including an independent research project funded by a Chappell Lougee Fellowship that she was awarded sophomore year and will continue this year for her honors thesis. On campus, Ope has served as President/Founder of Afrobeats, Co-President of Stanford African Students Association, Chief Financial Officer for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and volunteered with Cardinal Free Clinic and Stanford Emergency Department. Driven by the intersection of social determinants of health and social justice, Ope will be joining Barclays Investment Bank in New York after graduation as a Public Finance Investment Banking Analyst raising capital for state and local governments.
JASMIN KAMRUDDIN – Leader Award Chair
KAREN LI – Fall Recruitment Chair
Class of 2020
Major: Symbolic Systems
Hometown: San Jose, California