Annual Difference Makers Banquet


On June 1, 2017, we celebrated the last official meeting of the 2016-2017 Difference Makers Officers. Many tears were shed, along with memories being shared. We had a successful year as we completed 38 projects.

Listed below were the 2016-2017 officers who were in charge of organizing these projects:

  • Presidents – Raquel Chaupiz*, Yuri Kim*
  • Vice President of Operations – Daniel Chen*
  • Vice President of Marketing – Bumjin Joo*
  • Vice President of Projects – Lana Anderson†
  • Vice President of Members – Isaac Newman*
  • Director of Projects – Ezra Bernstein*
  • Director of Communications – Kiara Oldfield*
  • Director of Public Relations – Shrujana Kunnam†
  • Director of Technology – Lillian Zhou*
  • Director of Finance – Samantha Rodriguez†
  • Director of Membership – Elise Haverland*
  • Historian – Joanna Ge*
  • Director of Special Programs – Sumin Choi
  • Director of Social Media – Saron Kebakabe*
  • Director of Environmental Projects – Lynna Deng†
  • Director of School Relations – Asha Henry*
  • Sergeant at Arms – Anika Dasgupta*
  • Director of National and International Projects – Joseph Zenick*
  • Directors of Local Projects – Leela Mehta-Harwitz†, Carlie Sylvan*
  • Director of Fundraising – Phoebe Qian
  • Honorary Officer – Lara Ojha*


†Elected to be a 2017-2018 Officer


As we say our goodbyes to these officers, we also say hello to the new officers! Listed below are the officers in charge of the projects for next year:

  • Presidents – Lana Anderson, Shrujana Kunnam
  • Vice President of Operations – Myka Fromm
  • Vice President of Projects – Leela Mehta-Harwitz
  • Vice President of Marketing – Lynna Deng
  • Vice President of Membership – Rohan Ojha
  • Vice President of Public Relations – Jamie Coukos-Wiley
  • 7th Grade Vice Presidents – Anuprova Bhowmik, Renita Santhoshkumar
  • Chief Communications Officer (CCO) – Samantha Rodriguez
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFO) – Amanda Tat, Kevin Zhang
  • Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) – Olivia Adams, Alex Pease
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Jiaoli Bowden
  • Director of Environmental Projects – Raniya Delil
  • Directors of National and International Projects – Emnet Djibrila, Xander Starobin
  • Director of Local and School-Based Projects – Lia Asfaw
  • Directors of Community Partnership – Daniel Espinoza, Sean Li
  • Director of Special Programs – Henry Esquivel Jr.
  • Directors of Membership and Wellness – Sarah Nayel, Kai’Lyn Mohammed
  • Directors of Fundraising – Phillip Daniel, Grace Hu
  • Directors of Media – Alena Hu, Stephanie Yang
  • Directors of School Relations – Yas’Lyn Mohammed, Ruth Taddesse

Thank you for another wonderful year!

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