Executive Board

Amy Xia Headshot


Amy Xia is a junior in Columbia College (’17) majoring in Biology. She is interested in pediatric medicine, infectious diseases, research, and science outreach/education. She finds energy in talking about ideas (especially those heart-to-heart conversations at 4am) and in working with passionate, motivated people. Her conversations will be sprinkled with chemistry puns, periodically, although most of the good ones Argon. You’ll find her harmonizing to your favorite song, laughing at even your worst jokes, and excitedly supporting your endeavors, big and small. She hopes to pursue a career in medical practice and/or research. More importantly, she hopes to follow her motto: “Do well and do good.”



Public Relations Chairs:

Victor Castano is a senior in Columbia College (’16) and is a Biology major with a concentration in Anthropology. He enjoys whipping up a good meal (specialties include: Arroz Español, various meats and a personal favorite, Cup of Noodles) and throwing a frisbee around on the lawns. His personal aspirations in life include: taking a trip to Europe and learning to play the guitar. Professionally, he wants to study medicine with the ultimate goal of bringing society closer to more effective treatments and possible cures for cancer.



Richard Nederlander is a sophomore at Columbia College (’18) and is a double major in Astrophysics and Music. He finds inspiration from scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan. He enjoys playing piano and percussion, reading The New York Times and The Wall-Street Journal, and listening to classical music. In addition, he is completing research as part of the Columbia VERITAS team, regarding high-energy astrophysics.





Corin BronstherTreasurer:

Corin Bronsther is a sophomore at Columbia College (’18) and is a prospective Biochemistry major. He enjoys cooking, reading, and playing basketball. Upon graduating, he would like to pursue a career in the medical field. At Columbia, he hopes to become fluent in both Spanish and Mandarin.





Marcelina Puc (’19) is a first year in Columbia College majoring in Biochemistry with a concentration in anthropology. She is interested in becoming a pediatric surgeon while conducting medical research on the side. She loves dancing jazz and ballet while also training kickboxing. She is passionate and ambitious and lives by the motto “Fate favors the brave” Virgil.







Jacqueline Napolitano is a freshman in SEAS (’19) and is hoping to major in electrical engineering with a possible minor in computer graphics. She thoroughly enjoys running, playing foosball, and quoting Disney movies to her friends! On campus, Jackie is on the Pandemic Women’s Ultimate team and is a proud member of Glee Club!




Organizational Committee Members:

imageJennifer Fan is a sophomore at Columbia College (’18) considering a double major in Chemistry and Visual Arts. Outside of her studies and in addition to painting and drawing, she enjoys listening to music by Taylor Swift, reading and watching The Fault in Our Stars, and visiting the Houston Galleria with family and friends during the winter holiday season. In the future, she hopes to travel to Europe and visit the Louvre in Paris, France to see in person the artwork that has inspired her for so long.



.CSR picNoah Goss is a freshman in Columbia College (’19) planning to major in either physics or astrophysics. He is an enthusiastic Ohio sports fan, who also loves literature, movies, playing basketball, and listening to all kinds of music, especially rap, classic rock, indie, and jazz. An avid watcher of television series, he is more than happy to engage in conversations about Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, or Silicon Valley. In the near future, he hopes to get involved in research delving into the mysteries of our universe.


keefemitmanKeefe Mitman is a freshman at Columbia College (’19) and is a prospective Mathematics and Physics double major. He is particularly interested in the roles of gravity in relation to quantum mechanics and discovering a grand unified theory. After graduating from Columbia University, he hopes to go on to graduate school, earn his PhD, and enter academia. On campus, Keefe is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and is a volunteer for One-to-One Tutoring. Other interests include hiking, exploring New York City, and playing Smash Bros.

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