Meet the Directors

Meet your 2020-21 director board! We are here to make this year the best it can be!

Emily Burghart

Co- Executive Director

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My name is Emily and I’m going to be one of your co-executive directors this coming school year! I’m so excited to see how our mentors and mentees come together to create an amazing and supportive online community of powerful women! This summer I’ve been reading, watching CBS Sunday Morning, practicing my ASL and planning a bunch of radical activities for our WYSE family!

Email me: wyseatucla@gmail.com

Julianne Steele

Co- Executive Director

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My name is Julianne and I am a History Major and Disability Studies minor! I’m honored to be Co-Exec this year and I’m super stoked to see the innovative and creative ways our mentors will adjust to online WYSE.

Email me: wyseatucla@gmail.com

Lizeth Rizo

Co- Finance Director

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Hi, I’m Lizeth or Liz, the co-finance director & a 3rd year neuroscience major! This summer, I’ve been quarantined at home with my family watching Netflix and taking online classes (finally started my neuro upper divs!). But, I’m looking forward to going back to LA for the fall, I miss it! I’m so excited to be on board this year & continue to see our amazing mentors and mentees thrive, while we foster a collaborative and loving environment within WYSE!!

Email me: uclawysefinance@gmail.com

Annabelle Hendrickson

Co- Finance Director

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Hi, I’m Annabelle and I’m excited to be a co-finance director for WYSE this year! I loved getting to know the mentees at Sepulveda middle school last year and I look forward to spending more time with the amazing people of WYSE. Despite the challenges of 2020, I have enjoyed working with the other women on board thus far in planning ways to continue to bring the fun and empowerment to our mentees in the age of social distancing.

Email me: uclawysefinance@gmail.com

Nikole Guzman

Co- Education Director

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Hi, my name is Nikole and I’m one of the education directors! I joined WYSE my freshman year and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve taken! I am constantly inspired by the people that form part of this organization and by our amazing mentees! This summer I have been studying for the MCAT and trying new recipes! I’m really excited to meet new mentors and mentees, and to organize impactful sites along with my co Meredith!

Email me: uclawyseeducation@gmail.com

Meredith Steinberg

Co- Education Director

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Hello, my name is Meredith and my pronouns are she/her. Currently, I am in New York (my hometown), but I am planning to drive cross country next week with my fellow UCLA east-coasters. I am going to be an education director for this year in WYSE, and I am most excited about ~virtually~ bonding with new and returning mentees in the Fall!

Email me: uclawyseeducation@gmail.com

Aviti Darbari

Co- Community Engagement Director

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Aviti is our pun-loving community engagement co-director! She loves spending time with her dogs, writing stories, and learning new languages. She has a fondness for puns and jokes, even going so far as to take a literal date (the fruit) to prom.

Email me: uclawyseced@gmail.com

Eleanor Moaz

Co- Community Engagement Director

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Hello! My name is Eleanor and I’m so excited to be Co-Community Engagement Director for WYSE this year! I absolutely love WYSE’s incredible, supportive family and can’t wait to continue to be a part of it this year and connect with new and old mentors. I also can’t wait for many more uplifting, fulfilling, silly, and sweet interactions with mentees! Until then, this summer I’ve been going on a lot of hikes, spending time with friends (distantly haha), and trying (usually successfully!) to bake new things.

Email me: uclawyseced@gmail.com

Shivangi Sharma

Programming Director

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Hey everyone! My name is Shivangi and I am so excited to be WYSE’s next programming director. What I’m most excited for WYSE this year is spending time (virtually) with our loving mentors; our community is so kind, supportive, and never fails to make me laugh!!  Along with taking summer classes and organizing for a local non profit this summer, Beca and I have been working on a new project for WYSE, so stay tuned! 

Email me: uclawyseprogramming@gmail.com

Rebeca Gasper

Publicity Director

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Hello! My name is Beca and I’m so excited to be the publicity director for WYSE this year! As publicity director, I work on promoting the WYSE brand through social media. I design the graphics for WYSE, and create content for the website! I love the WYSE community and am looking forward to making this year the best it can be.

Email me: uclawysepublicity@gmail.com


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