President – Rob Edward Robedillo Atienza
Rob (he/him/his) is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in nuclear engineering. He is currently working as an undergraduate researcher with the SALT Group at UC Berkeley for elemental analysis. He enjoys drawing, playing video games, and going through various rulebooks for tabletop RPGs in case he wants to run a certain rule set.
Rob is the current president of the ANS student section here on campus, coordinating the work of other members, reaching out to various faculty members, companies, etc., and making sure everything is running smoothly.
Vice President – Matthew Granados
Matthew (he/him/his) is a third year undergraduate student studying nuclear engineering with an emphasis on radiation detection. He has helped calibrate sensors for DoseNet/Radwatch and is currently working on spectrum analysis. He also works under Kai Vetter on spectrum analysis for DECRISP to see if increased levels of radon can be detected prior to earthquakes. In his free time, he enjoys running and playing video games. If you’re reading this, say “snickersnee” next time you see me and I’ll owe you boba sometime.
Matthew is the current Vice President and assists in administrative duties, while also working on the annual Glasstone report.
Secretary – Shereen Aissi
Shereen (she/her/hers) is a third year undergraduate student studying nuclear engineering, with a radiation and health physics emphasis, and a minor in bioengineering. She is currently an undergraduate research assistant at UCSF, where she assists in performing clinical informatic research in radiation oncology. She also is one of the two Undergraduate Study Committee student representatives for the College of Engineering, so if you have suggestions regarding your engineering major degree curriculum, please feel free to contact her! In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and going on nature walks.
As Secretary, Shereen is responsible for event logistics, managing the ANS roster and website, and communication with faculty, students, and UCB ANS members.
Treasurer – Nathan Jones
Nathan (he/him/his) is a third year undergraduate student studying nuclear engineering. He has been to the previous ANS student conference and hopes to use his degree in space applications. He is also interested in fusion and is currently in a graduate class on the subject. In his free time he enjoys building Lego sets, and most sci-fi video games.
As Treasurer, Nathan is in charge of funding for trips and events, as well as anything the club needs to purchase.
Merchandise Chair – Chernelle Zaide
Chernelle (she/her/hers) is a fourth year undergraduate student studying nuclear engineering. In the department’s Advanced Reactors Group, she is developing a material property plot generation tool that allows for simultaneous comparison of mechanical, chemical, and nuclear properties (Ashby charts). Ultimately, accelerating the material selection process in designing technologies that require consideration of nuclear properties. In her free time, she enjoys bullet journaling and spending time with friends and family.
As Merchandise Chair, Chernelle is responsible for designing t-shirts and any other desired merchandise for the UCB ANS chapter.
Social Media Chair – Alicia Pang
Alicia (she/her/hers) is a fourth year undergraduate in nuclear engineering with an emphasis on neutronics. She is currently working under Professor Fratoni’s group as an undergraduate researcher.
As Social Media chair, Alicia is responsible for making posts and media announcements to keep members informed on upcoming social events or field trips.
Historian – Alessandra Totaro Villar
Alessandra (she/her/hers) is a fourth year undergraduate student studying nuclear engineering. She is currently working under Professor Fratoni’s group as an undergraduate researcher. She is also a mentor for the Berkeley Mentorship Cohort (BMC), so feel free to ask her any questions about the program. In her free time, she enjoys reading and taking walks.
As Historian, Alessandra is in charge of documenting ANS events by taking and collecting photos.
Social Chair – Andrew Politz
Andrew (he/him/his) is a second year undergraduate student studying nuclear engineering and hopes to soon be involved in the university’s research endeavors.
As Social Chair, Andrew works to coordinate events and get the Berkeley community involved and engaged in club activities for the UCB ANS chapter.