Meet the Staff

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Directors

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Lexi “Mater” Iverson

Year and major: 2015, English with a minor in Education

Favorite camp song: Tarzan. I love being like a banana…I just hope it doesn’t peel.

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird- just so she could meet her namesake (my dog Scout), Ron Weasley- because every dinner party needs an absent-minded ginger, Shakespeare- because seeing him and Ron interact would be gold, Taylor Swift- so she could write a hit song about the experience, and my mom- because she’s my mom and I would want her there.

Favorite number and why: 21, because that was my older sister’s soccer number and I wanted to be just like her.

My method to eating Oreos: I eat an Oreo the correct way. Twist and pull one side off, eat the filling, stack the remaining cookies and enjoy. If there’s milk available, I do the aforementioned process, include a lengthy dunk between the stack, and enjoy.

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Sandra “Mulan” Ngo

Year and major: 2014, Biochemistry

Favorite camp song: The Llama Song!

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: Chef Bobby Flay, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Jonas- it’d be the most delicious and entertaining dinner ever.

Favorite number and why: 13 because everyone else thought it was unlucky (apparently, I was a seven year-old hipster)

My method to eating Oreos: Inside of cookies and cream ice cream!

Operations

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Jingyan “Bubbles” Yue

Year and major: 2016, Chemical Engineering/Pre-med

Favorite camp song: Three Short-Necked Buzzards and Baby Shark!

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: The cast of How I Met Your Mother!

Favorite number and why: 6! Because I just do.

My method to eating Oreos: IN A MILKSHAKE!! (and only a milkshake)

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Lauren “Waffles” Deschner

Year and major: 2015, Psychology/Pre-med

Favorite camp song: Get Loose, Get Funkyyy

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: Can I pick 6 because I want the cast of FRIENDS? I just want to be one of them!

Favorite number and why: I like 3, 5, 7, and 9. I guess I have a thing for odd numbers. Is that odd? (so punny)

My method to eating Oreos: I completely disassemble the Oreo in question. I eat the top cookie, filling, and bottom cookie in that order. Unless I have milk, in which case I dunk, bite, and repeat…obviously.

Outreach

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Laura “Belle” Aelvoet

Year and major: 2014, Human Biology

Favorite camp song: Three Short-Necked Buzzards

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: My mom, both of my grandpas, George Strait and Kate Middleton

Favorite number and why: I don’t really have one, but if I were to choose I would say 22. My birthday is on the 22nd, I’m turning 22 this month and the sign for 22 is pretty neat.

My method to eating Oreos: Firstly, they need to be the double stuffed kind because all other kinds are imposters. I then eat the middle icing first, because that is clearly the best part, and then the cookies last.

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Ashley “Blossom” Chen

Year and major: 2015, Biochemistry

Favorite camp song: ’60′s Party

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: Elizabeth Bennet, Eowyn, Aung San Suu Kyi, C.S. Lewis, Jeremy Lin

Favorite number and why: 2. For me and you…haha just kidding. It represents that you’re not alone in this world, which is what CK is all about- being one big family. It’s a very intimate number.

My method to eating Oreos: I dip it milk and eat it in two bites.

Development

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Riley “Gushers” Little

Year and major: 2014, Psychology

Favorite camp song: Tarzan. LIKE A BANANA!!!

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: Both my grandmas, Albus Dumbledore, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Paul Farmer

Favorite number and why: 9, just because

My method to eating Oreos: I carefully bite the upper layer of the cookie at approximately a 35 degree angle, apply a fair amount of torque with my lower set of teeth and pull it off in one swift motion. Then I begin work on the frosting, which I scrape off slowly and force into a ball in my mouth, where I savor its sweetness. Finally, I eat the bottom cookie, normally quickly so that I can grab another one and repeat the process again.

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Bucky “‘Murica” Ribbeck

Year and major: 2014, Human Biology

Favorite camp song: I haven’t been to camp yet!

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: Yogi Berra, Phil Dunphy, Kosmos Spoetzl, Lou Gehrig, Whoopi Goldberg

Favorite number and why: 18. No particular reason, actually. I picked it while playing select baseball in middle school and never got tired of it.

My method to eating Oreos: First, you take the whole Oreo. Then, you eat it. Burp.

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Jessica “Pumbaa” Tran

Year and major: 2015, Finance/Pre-med

Favorite camp song: Little Red Wagon

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: My parents, George W. Bush, Kris Jenner, Sandra Bullock

Favorite number and why: 21, because that was my older sister’s soccer number and I wanted to be just like her.

My method to eating Oreos: With milk!

Volunteer

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Joseph “Mufasa” Panzarella

Year and major: 2016, Sports Management

Favorite camp song: Little Red Wagon

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: George Washington, Gandhi, King Leonidas, Nelson Mandela, Andrea Pirlo

Favorite number and why: 4, it reminds me of the color blue.

My method to eating Oreos: Dip it in milk!

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Nam “Nom Nom” Nguyen

Year and major: 2015, Biology

Favorite camp song: Fred The Moose!!!

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: Tina Fey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Drew Carey, and Wayne Brady. I basically want “Whose Line Is It Anyway” in my living room.

Favorite number and why: 17, it’s the day of my birthday.

My method to eating Oreos: I split the Oreo in half, use the edge to scrape half the icing on each cookie, and then devour!

Marketing/PR

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Andrea “Tweety” Chang

Year and major: 2014, Human Biology

Favorite camp song: Three Short-Necked Buzzards

If I could invite any 5 people to dinner, I would invite: Dirk Nowitzki (go Mavs), Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, J.R. Celski, Mindy Kaling. Is it obvious that I’m a fan of athletes and funny people?

Favorite number and why: 11, because it’s nice and symmetrical, but mostly because it’s the jersey number of JJ Barea.

My method to eating Oreos: I twist it open (extra points if the filling is left intact), eat the filling by scraping it off with my top teeth, and then eat the two cookies separately. Dunking is destroying. No milk!