Meet the Directors

Meet your 2022-23 director board! We are here to make this year the best it can be!

Annabelle Hendrickson

Co-Executive Director

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Hi, I’m Annabelle, and I’m a 4th-year Musicology major. I am super excited to serve as WYSE’s Co-Executive Director! Outside of WYSE, my passions include playing guitar, writing songs, making art, and spending time outdoors. I have loved sharing these passions with the WYSE community and I look forward to more fun times in this upcoming year!

Email me: wyseatucla@gmail.com

Mika Butalid

Co-Executive Director

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Hello everyone! I’m Mika, and I’m a fourth-year English major and Professional Writing minor. I’m very excited to serve as WYSE’s Co-Executive Director this year. During my time as Executive Director, I hope to educate people on pertinent issues through our social media platforms. Joining WYSE has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Through WYSE, I realized the importance of making connections with other people (especially our wonderful mentees)!

Email me: wyseatucla@gmail.com

Samantha Perez

Community Engagement Director

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Hey, I’m Samantha and I’m a fourth-year Political Science major. Some things that I love are music whether it is blasting Bad Bunny or BTS (yes I like k-pop), make-up, scary movies, journaling, and WYSE. I have been a part of WYSE for four years now and it has honestly been one of the best experiences that I’ve had as I love getting to meet new mentees every year and just being able to provide them with a safe space where we all get to connect and learn together. As Community Engagement Director this year I’m excited to work with all the board members to ensure that WYSE continues to be a resource that our young middle schoolers continue to rely on and see as beneficial and as an overall positive experience.

Email me: uclawyseced@gmail.com

Elliana Tsang

Co-Finance Director

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Hi there! I’m Ellie, a second-year Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (MDCB) major and WYSE’s 2022-2023 Co-Finance Director! I am super excited to support this wonderful organization and its people who truly make every site a pleasure. Our mentees inspire me to continue learning about the world we live in today and I cannot wait to continue connecting with mentors and mentees alike!

Email me: uclawysefinance@gmail.com

Tara Cumiskey

Co-Finance Director

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Hey guys! I’m Tara, and I’m a second-year Neuroscience major and Spanish minor. I’m very excited to serve as one of WYSE’s Finance Directors this year. One fun fact about me is that I use to live in New York City before I moved to San Francisco in middle school. Through WYSE, I have relearned the value of connection. I look forward to connecting with our mentees and mentors this year!

Email me: uclawysefinance@gmail.com

Charlie Stetson 

Co-Education Director

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Hi! My name is Charlie and I’m a 4th-year English major, minoring in Film and Gender Studies. I am so excited to serve my 2nd year as WYSE Education Director! Joining WYSE ignited my passion for teaching and pushed me on my path to being a future high school English teacher in urban, underserved communities. Outside of WYSE, I enjoy watching soccer and writing poetry, and I can’t wait to share another year with our amazing mentees and mentors!

Email me: uclawyseeducation@gmail.com

Ixchel Salazar

Co-Education Director

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Hello! My name is Ixchel and I am so excited to be one of your Education Directors this year! I am a third year Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Major and a Chicano/a/e Studies Minor who loves her dog, crocheting, and dancing. My goal is to ensure our curriculum centers on mentee needs, interests, and goals by utilizing the unique experiences of our wonderful mentors. I always describe WYSE as my dream org; I’ve met so many wonderful women who are going to do amazing things. I am so excited to see where this year takes us!

Email me: uclawyseeducation@gmail.com

Ashley Kim

Programming/Publicity Co-Director

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Hey! I’m Ashley and I’m a fourth-year at UCLA majoring in English and interested in a career in medicine. I’m so excited to serve you all as a Programming and Publicity Director at WYSE! I love writing poems, watching slow-burn movies, and playing the violin. My time at WYSE has been so joyful and fulfilling and I am excited for what’s to come this year!

Email me: uclawyseprogramming@gmail.com

Jordan Hoang

Programming/Publicity Co-Director

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Hi guys! I am Jordan, a 3rd-year psychobiology major. I am this year’s publicity and programming co-director. As a student involved in mental health projects and research on campus, I joined WYSE last year as I wanted to provide middle school girls with the mental health support I lacked during that time period of my life. As I love creative projects, I will mainly be working on trying to create informational graphics on our social media throughout the year to educate our WYSE members on issues that affect our community. In my free time, I love reading, going to concerts, and exploring LA with my film camera and friends. 

Email me: uclawysepublicity@gmail.com


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