Jenny Lu, Chief of Staff
Hi! My name is Jenny and I’m from Oakland, California. I’m a second year here at Berkeley studying Political Science and Media Studies. In my free time, I enjoy journal writing, painting and making arts and crafts. I look forward to working in the ASUC this year to learn more about the student government at Cal and the politics and policy work at a campus level. Go Bears!
Originally a native from New Jersey, I moved to California at a tender young age to find myself lost in California’s K-12 system. Narrowly avoiding expulsion and failure, I meandered my way through academics until I found myself at Moorpark Community College. From there, my motivation and academic commitment flourished. While attending community college, I was a member of the Associated Students with the position of Director of External Affairs. I represented the student body at our Trustee meetings
and maintained ties with other local community colleges. Utilizing my position to the fullest, I was also a member of our financial committee, lobbied Congress in defense of the Pell Grant, ran the AS election committee, and organized numerous events. Upon receiving my acceptance to Cal, I jumped at the opportunity. After enrolling in Cal, I immediately joined the ASUC looking to make a difference.
Born and raised in Southern California, I am extremely glad to be here in the Bay area. I am a first generation, Latina college student and a current freshmen here at Cal. I will probably be a Political Science major but there is always room for other options. I have seen a lot of inequity growing up and I am excited to work in this office to change and be a part of issues that I am passionate about. I am also excited to meet people that work for the ASUC and see what they are passionate about. In addition, I am excited to meet the students here at Cal and get to know how the school works and how we can make it even better for everyone here. In my spare time I like to collect buttons and follow the TV shows New Girl and Suits while still finding time to escape to San Francisco once in a while.
A chemical biology major, Erick Torres’ pre-college existence was mostly spent moving up and down sunny Southern California. Luckily, this prepared him for an equally erratic college life. After three proud years in community college, Erick was very suddenly attending the University of California, Berkeley. As it happens, California’s Higher Education Masterplan allowed him the opportunity to study at the world’s foremost public university. His experience has made him a firm advocate for public education and, though our system is not perfect, he does believe in its mission. Mr. Torres is happy to find himself a staffer for the ASUC and looks forward to an exciting year. Most recently, his free time has included exploring proto-punk, attempting to cook, and learning how to play ultimate Frisbee.
Becky Lee, the youngest of a family of six, is the first to attend a university outside of her hometown. Though born in Sacramento, she was raised in Fresno, where she spent most of her life. Her life as a young girl consisted of running around with her neighbors and spending time being a kid. As she began middle school then onto high school, she quickly got involved in clubs and organizations that soon became her passion. Through the different programs she was involved in, she was able to gain many skills. She was also able to receive many invaluable opportunities that allowed her to travel across the country and participate in many different events that allowed her to meet amazing people. Becky’s biggest accomplishment thus far has been getting into Berkeley. She can’t wait to explore the different opportunities that await her in her next four years at Cal.
Hi, my name is Benjamin Feiner. I am currently an undeclared freshman in the College of Letters and Sciences. My main academic interests are English, Political Science, and Economics. I grew up in Albany, California, which is about three miles north of campus, so I have been a big Cal Bears fan for many years. I attended Jewish Community High School in San Francisco and I was on student government for one year. Currently, I am pledging the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Additionally, one of my main interests is Ultimate Frisbee. I was the captain of my high school Frisbee club and now I play on the Cal Ultimate Frisbee club team. One of my favorite things to do is travel, and I have been all over the world with my family. This semester I look forward to meeting new people, learning new things, and generally having a great time.
Quinton Dang, a current ASUC intern for Klein Lieu, is a first-year undeclared undergraduate excited to be at Cal. Through his childhood at Fountain Valley, CA, he developed into a passionate leader for networking and cooperation. As an active member of his student government in high school, he focused on networking with the campus life. For example, he conducted Club Carnival, a fair which was collaborated with clubs on campus. By gathering many different student organizations with common interests, he created things bigger and better than anything any organization could accomplish alone. With these ideals, he is excited to see what he can do to help accomplish Lieu’s upcoming projects, as well as get other student groups involved in improving UC Berkeley as a whole.
Currently, he works at the Workstation and Microcomputer Facilities at UC Berkeley and is looking for more ways to get involved with the school. He hopes to further his endeavors at ASUC and impact the school in great ways throughout his college career.