Allira Bellawala

Major(s): Cognitive Science and Media Studies, Data Science Minor
Year: Senior
Bio Hi! I'm a Cognitive Science and Media Studies double major with a minor in Data Science. My favorite topics of cognitive science are the self, behavioral psychology, and the impact of media on our psyche! Outside of CSSA, I love writing, listening to audiobooks, and (recently) rock climbing.
Fun Fact: I've been to all 50 states!


Tiffany Tian

Major(s): MCB (Biochem track), BioEngineering Minor
Year: Senior
Bio: Hi! My name is Tiffany, and I'm a fourth-year majoring in MCB Biochemistry and minoring in Bioengineering. I love learning about the brain, and I'm currently doing research in the Chang Lab examining how copper alters sleep patterns in mice. In my free time, I like to watch sitcoms, read, and crochet!
Fun Fact: I love planning conference and the CSSA community!


Shrobana Sengupta

Major(s): Cognitive Science and Business, Data Science Minor
Year: Freshman
Bio: Hi!! My name is Shrobana and I’m a freshman planning to double major in Cognitive Science and Business and minor in Data Science! I love Cognitive Science because of how interdisciplinary it is and that allows me explore different fields and subjects! In my free time, I love to bake and travel!
Fun Fact: I have a macaron business!!

Conference Director

Hannah Hansraj

Major(s): Cognitive Science, Data Science Minor
Year: Junior
Bio: Hi! My name is Hannah and I'm a junior studying CogSci and Data Science. I love CogSci because it gives me the ability to study the human mind from so many different fields (some of my favorites being Psych and SCC) and CSSA has been a great way to connect with others who are also passionate about the major. Outside of academics, I also love reading, bullet journaling, and baking!
Fun Fact: I'm a cargo pant enthusiast (I think I own 7 pairs)!

Outreach Director

Kriti Achyutuni

Major(s): Cognitive Science, Data Science Minor
Year: Junior
Bio: Hi! I am a junior majoring in cognitive science and minoring in data science. I hope to pursue a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and make a difference in the specific area of neurological and psychiatric disorders. My favorite cogsci classes are COGSCI 127 (cognitive neuroscience) and PSYCH 117 (human neuropsychology). In my freetime, I like to practice and perform an Indian classical dance form called Bharatanatyam and hit the gym.
Fun Fact: I'm afraid of all animals (including dogs)!

Tech Director

Jack Oberdorfer

Major(s): Cognitive Science, Data Science Minor
Year: Junior
Bio: I enjoy the cognitive psychology aspect of cognitive science and hope to do a related graduate program in the future. In my free time, I like to play the ukulele and watch the NBA.
Fun Fact: I play Valorant but am hardstuck in silver...

Marketing Director

Peridot Park

Major(s): Computer Science and MCB (Neurobiology)
Year: Junior
Bio: Hi, I'm Peridot! I've been a part of CSSA since my freshman year, and I am excited to continue this year as a junior! My favorite subjects of CogSci are Neuroscience and Computer Science. In my free time, I like to read, try new restaurants, hang out with my cat, and watch movies!
Fun Fact: My name is the birthstone for August but I was born early in June.

Design Director

Nelly Nguyen

Major(s): Cognitive Science
Year: Senior
Bio: My favorite classes so far have been Cognitive Science 1 and Sociology 150, and I am interested in going into the field of UX Design. In my free time, I like to bake, play video games, and go out with friends!
Fun Fact: I like collecting stickers and plushies.

Internal Events Director

Sid Ramkrishnan

Major(s): Cognitive Science and Psychology, Data Science Minor
Year: Junior
Bio: Hi y'all! My name is Sid and I'm a third year majoring in cognitive science and psychology, and minoring in data science at Berkeley! I love the psychology and neuroscience perspectives, and with that my favorite classes have been Cogsci 131 (Computational Models of Cognition) and MCB C61 (Brain, Mind, and Behavior). In my free time, I'm a big film buff, I like working out, and I love to both play and make music both within the Cal Band and in my own time.
Fun Fact: In both elementary and middle school, I had a retainer, braces, and headgear simultaneously.

Co-External Events Director

Katelyn Jo

Major(s): Cognitive Science and Data Science
Year: Freshman
Bio: Hello, I’m a first-year from Orange County, SoCal studying cognitive science and data science! I enjoy learning about human behavior and interactions with tech through cogsci, and I hope to incorporate artistic design through all work that I do. CSSA has been an amazing way to explore the major and meet fellow students with similar aspirations. In my free time, I love to goof off through mini adventures around the city, Roblox horror games, and karaoke.
Fun Fact: I went to a high school for the arts where I played the cello.

Co-External Events Director

Kavya Marrapu

Major(s): Cognitive Science and Data Science
Year: Senior
Bio: Hi! My name is Kavya and I am currently a senior double majoring in Cognitive Science and Data Science. I love cog sci because I love learning why people think the way they do through neuroscience and psychology and applying it through computer science. When I am not participating in CSSA events or talking about the brain, I like to bake, run, sing, and binge Netflix shows. I am also a Cognitive Science peer advisor, so feel free to reach out to ask any questions about the major or classes or just to chat about new Netflix shows(always looking for recs)! Looking forward to meeting everyone this year!
Fun Fact: I fell off a six foot wall at the age of five.

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