Actives Board

2016-2017 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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ANNA ZAPPONE – Co-President

Class of 2017

Major: Symbolic Systems

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Anna Zappone is a senior majoring in Symbolic Systems, concentrating in Artificial Intelligence. She was appointed the Chi Omega Director of Marketing and Social Media her freshman year, and then was slated as Chi Omega Panhellenic Representative. In addition to that women’s leadership role, Anna was on the ASSU Cabinet for Emotional Well Being as a freshman and served as a Junior Class President during the 2015-16 school year.



Class of 2017

Major: Bioengineering

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Negin is a senior studying bioengineering and electrical engineering, interested in medical imaging technology in order to better understand physiological phenomenon as well as enhance the efficacy of current diagnostic techniques. She has been an active contributor to multiple research projects at Stanford, with her current work at the Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory aimed at improving image accuracy and clinical viability of hybrid PET/MRI systems. Outside of classes and lab, she enjoys exploring the education enterprise, more specifically teaching as a professional and academic pursuit through serving on the leadership board of the Stanford Pre-Education Society. Negin combined her interests in health and education through her role as a content specialist at VisualXMed, an organization aimed at creating a culture of patient empowerment and health literacy.


LILIA POPOVA – VP Marketing 

Class of 2017

Major: History, Biology

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Lilia is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in History, with a concentration in the History of Science and Medicine. She has participated in multiple research projects in the Biology and History departments, including an independent research project funded by a Chappell Lougee Fellowship that she was awarded this last summer. On campus, Lilia has served as Director of Philanthropy for her sorority and volunteered with Palo Alto’s Girls to Women and East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. She is currently the Special Events Chair for United Students for Veteran’s Health and a Medical School Advising Officer for the Stanford Premed Association. Driven by the intersection of social and biological determinants of health, Lilia is also an Undergraduate Fellow for SIRUM, a non-profit that redistributes unused medicine from pharmaceutical companies and nursing homes to safety-net clinics that serve patients who are either uninsured or cannot otherwise afford their co-pays or deductibles.



Class of 2017

Major: Economics

Hometown: Singapore

Victoria is a senior majoring in Economics, minoring in French, and planning to coterm in MS&E to further her passion for finance, which she intends to eventually turn into a career. Outside of classes, she captains the Stanford Ballroom Dance Team, leads the World Peace Buddhists club as president, and serves as treasurer and board member for her sorority, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi.


SARAH HIRSHORN – Alumni Relations Chair

Class of 2017

Major: Public Policy

Hometown: West Harrison, New York

Sarah Hirshorn is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a self-designed concentration in social entrepreneurship. She is a member of the varsity lightweight rowing team and, in addition to being a national champion (for the four with coxswain), she is the founder of SWEEP (Stanford Women’s Educational Erging Program)—a program which teaches at-risk youth how to row. After graduation, Sarah hopes to combine her passions for business, innovation, and social impact while continuing her commitment to community service.


HOLLY DAYTON – Leader Award Chair

Class of 2017

Major: History

Hometown: Terrace Park, Ohio


Holly Dayton, a senior studying History, is passionate about promoting student engagement in the Humanities and the Arts. She encourages the creation of new student academic writing as a member of the History Undergraduate Research Journal Editorial Board, and advises the development of Humanities initiatives on campus as a member of the Humanities Advisory Council. She also supports student dramatic artists, serving this year as the producer of Ram’s Head Theatrical Society’s Original Winter One Act plays and having served last year on Ram’s Head’s Board of Directors.