Meet the team behind the largest club at West.
Who are we?
CSF Board is made up of 14 board members and 2 faculty advisors committed to delivering the best community service experience to our 350 members. During the 1st and 2nd semesters of 2018-2019, the CSF Board planned over 200 individual volunteer events, totaling over 4000 hours of service. In addition, the tutoring program (operated by 6 board members) provided academic support to 50 middle and elementary school students throughout West Torrance.
Board members are selected every Spring through an election and interview process.
What do we do?
The Board is responsible for every facet of the club including:
How can you contact us?
CSF Board meets every Tuesday at lunch in 5221. But you can talk to us right here, right now.
Ashley Cho: President
Role on CSF Board: This year, I am the president for CSF. As the President, I will be planning and conducting the board and general meetings. I will also oversee all the overarching events of the club, including the tutoring program and general volunteer program.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering gives me an opportunity to integrate into my community: to give back to the community that has raised me. At events, it's so nice seeing the actual impact of your hours and hard work. Seeing the smile on kids' faces is so satisfying and encourages me to give back more!
Hobbies/Interests: I love music. Of course, everyone likes music. But I can listen to anything. I often find myself in rabbit holes of just searching for new music and every so often, I'll come across a new genre that I fall in love with. Music's ability to match any mood that I am in is what I love so much about it. Good music in the right mood just feels like a warm blanket on a cold night, providing me a sense of comfort.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? I'm friendly and loyal, so I'll have to go with the cliche, a dog. However, if I could choose the breed of the dog I'd be, it'd most likely be a Jindo, a Korean military dog. These dogs are loyal to their owners and will do anything to protect them. Likewise, my friends and family are the most important things to me on this earth, I would do almost anything for them.
Alison Kim: VP of Administration
Role on CSF Board: I am the Vice President of Administration for CSF. I create agendas for the general meetings and also organize CSF board bondings
What does volunteering mean to you? As a volunteer, I am motivated to help when I see the difference that I’ve made. It always feels good to have accomplished something.
Hobbies/Interests: I want to become a dentist in the future. However, if I find that dentistry is not for me, I’d be interested in working as a different kind of specialist in the medical field.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? If I were to be an animal, I’d like to be a turtle because I’d like to take things slowly.
Eesha Sachdev: VP of Tutoring
Role on CSF Board: As the Vice President of Tutoring I oversee the entire tutoring program and make sure that everything is running smoothly between the parents and tutors.
What does volunteering mean to you? As a volunteer, I am motivated to help out people in my community and contribute to various causes. I enjoy making a difference in people’s lives, and gaining new skills, experience and knowledge. It also helps me to connect with local community to raise my awareness on local issues.
Hobbies/Interests: I love photography. I enjoy traveling to different countries as well, so that gives me a good opportunity to get nice pictures. I like to dance, which is something I’ve been doing for the majority of my life. Recently, I’ve started learning to do calligraphy.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? If I had to describe myself as an animal, it would probably be a squirrel because they are always active and curious. I think that describes me personally because I’m always restless and keep wanting to do something.
Katie Yang: Treasurer
Role on CSF Board: I’m this year’s treasurer! I’m in charge of the club’s fundraisers and accountable for the club’s money.
What does volunteering mean to you? My motivation for volunteering is seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they receive the help they need. I really enjoy volunteering to not only establish connections in nearby schools, but also to meet new people.
Hobbies/Interests: My interests and passions include: volunteering, playing the piano, traveling the world, meeting new people, and hanging out with my friends.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? My spirit animal would be some sort of feline. My name is sometimes related to a kitten or cat. I’m also a bit lazy once a while, and since I love ice cream, it’s like milk. So, if my animal was some sort of feline, it would be a leopard. Leopards are my favorite animals, so it’s a win win!
Anirudh Eranki: Secretary
Role on CSF Board: I am the current Secretary, so I input and keep track of points for all of the members! I also manage and prepare the points spreadsheet for meetings.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering is my way of meeting new people and taking a break from everything else going on!
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy Tae Kwon Do and play the piano.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? If I was an animal, I would be an owl because I'm always watching.
Britney Burnasky: Junior Tutoring Coordinator
Role on CSF Board: I'm one of the junior tutoring coordinators (JTCs) this year, and I help run the tutoring program, and chair many events for members to go to every month.
What does volunteering mean to you? To me, volunteering is giving back to the community and making a difference in people's lives. My motivation to volunteer comes from all the smiles and thank yous people give you when you've done something they appreciate. It's a really fulfilling experience.
Hobbies/Interests: One of my hobbies is reading, ever since I was young I liked reading and have continued to further this hobby throughout my middle and high school years. I also like keeping a bullet journal and doing calligraphy.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? If I was an animal I would be a cat because I like sleeping and cats sleep a lot. They're also adventurous since they climb anywhere they can, and I consider myself a pretty adventurous person.
Jacob Antony: Junior Tutoring Coordinator
Role on CSF Board: I contact organizations to inquire about volunteering opportunities and I coordinate events. I contact tutors and assign tutees based on how well their area of proficiency matches the tutees’ needs. I also help coordinate club events such as the sealbearer reception.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering provides a way to connect with people and to also relax. It gives me a break from the usual hustle and bustle of high school. I especially like working in the midst of nature. Besides, who can deny the fact that helping others makes us feel great?
Hobbies/Interests: I really like filming and editing. It allows me to express a creative side of myself while helping me to decompress. I especially enjoy filming nature since it always sits still. I also like filming people’s special moments and capturing their joy and excitement.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? I would be a red panda. They have a coat of orange fur which makes them one of the most beautiful animals. They’re great escape artists with incredible survival skills. They like spending the day sleeping in trees. Who could refuse a lifestyle like that?
Johanna Liu: Junior Tutoring Coordinator
Role on CSF Board: I'm a Junior Tutoring Coordinator or a JTC for short. Beaides chairing volunteer events like the other members, I help with organizing the CSF tutoring program alongside the VP of Tutoring and the other JTCs. Some of the tasks involved with being a JTC include contacting parents and tutors, as well as helping to run informational meetings about our tutoring program.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering to me is a fulfilling activity and great way to give back to my community. It's a nice way to take a break from my own responsibilities and focus on doing something else that is productive. I enjoy volunteering and it's something I already do on a weekly basis on my own.
Hobbies/Interests: I like to read. I like reading novels, short stories, internet forums, and anything else that seems interesting or entertaining. I don't have as much time to read as much as I used to, but it's a hobby I've had since I was very young. My interests revolve around series I have read, like Harry Potter for example.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? I would describe myself as a sloth because I view myself as easygoing and patient. Sloths are also quiet and known for their relaxed temperament. I can't think of any other animal that would represent those characteristics as well as a sloth, so that's why I chose it. And in general they seem like cool animals anyway.
Neelaj Das: Junior Tutoring Coordinator
Role on CSF Board: I’m a Junior Tutoring Coordinator (JTC) meaning I set up and plan various volunteering events as well as help out with the tutoring program.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering means giving my time to those who need help in my community and just making a difference.
Hobbies/Interests: I’m really interested in basketball and I keep up with the NBA. I’m also interested in the latest tech when it comes to phones and laptops.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? I’d describe myself as cat since I’m generally nice and get along with people but if you piss me off I can get fierce.
Riya Thakre: Junior Tutoring Coordinator
Role on CSF Board: I am a JTC ( Junior Tutoring Coordinator) which basically means that I help run the tutoring program and also chair events each month.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering is a way to spend time in order to give back to people in my community and often times it can be a fun and rewarding experience!
Hobbies/Interests: I love to read a good mystery book, watch Romantic-comedies or superhero movies, travel across the world, drawing, and recently I’ve picked up photography.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? I would describe myself as a dolphin, because I would love to spend the entire day swimming in the water!
Luke Kim: Membership Coordinator/ICC Rep
Role on CSF Board: I am the membership coordinator/ ICC rep. I go through a list of all the seniors and check for seal bearer eligibility. I also attend ICC meetings in order to give club reports and sign up for any upcoming events.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering is a way to make myself useful and needed by others. It feels good to see other people happy because I helped them out. Volunteering makes me a key part of the community appreciated by others.
Hobbies/Interests: My hobbies include making music with my friends (join RHYTHM club; we meet every other Friday in 3204) and watching horror movies in the dark while eating junk food.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? I am like a dog because I am a good friend and always cheerful. I also love when people give me food
Connie Lee: Technology Coordinator
Role on CSF Board: As Tech Coordinator, I am in charge of managing the website: posting events, photos, and links to various forms(from applications to fundraiser flyers). I also answer general questions about CSF through the Drift chat box and host monthly events.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering to me is not only helping people out, but truly a method to immerse yourself into the wider community around you. I’ve discovered so many community events through CSF that I would have been oblivious to otherwise. And it isn’t just the events themselves, it’s also the diversity of people and situations that you meet along the way. Overall, I’ve learned so much both about the community I live in and how to become more involved, and I’m super grateful for that.
Hobbies/Interests: I usually go through phases of different interests(from figure skating to calligraphy) but recently I’ve been learning to improvise and arrange songs on the piano. There’s a lot of music theory involved with that, and I’m currently learning to incorporate 9th chords into my playing. I also love to read books on psychology and famous quotes.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? I would describe myself as cat-like because I’m not as outgoing and energetic as a dog. Personal space is important, and I express my feelings in a more indirect way. I also like to watch and listen rather than do the talking. Lastly, cats sleep for about 14 hours each day and I can’t function without getting a good long sleep every night.
George Fu: Spirit Publicist
Role on CSF Board: My role on CSF is to advertise for the club by making flyers, post and run the instagram, give out rewards to members of the month, and bring rewards for those who wear CSF shirts at meetings.
What does volunteering mean to you? Volunteering to me is being able to have a closer connection with our community. It is a way to meet new people and at the same time put a smile on someones face for helping them.
Hobbies/Interests: My interests and hobbies are playing mobile games, staying up past 3 am talking with friends, eating ramen, and being a boba enthusiast.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would you be? An owl, because I can be very insightful, able to see the big picture, and very resourceful.