Leadership

Cabinet Members

Cabinet Members within ABA are responsible for leading their team of Analysts as they work on large, client based projects, as well as provide necessary guidance and professional development for internships, jobs, and other opportunities.

Read more below to learn more about what each Cabinet Member does!

Aaron Tsai

Aaron Tsai

President

Hometown: San Diego

Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Economics

Email: aaron.tsai@berkeley.edu

Aaron is a junior from San Diego studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Economics. His ABA journey started his Freshman year as a Marketing Analyst, where he gained valuable experience in areas of consulting and design. In his free time, he enjoys working out, playing music, dancing, cooking, professional gaming, and obsessing over coffee. His career path focus is in product management, with an emphasis in data and UI/UX, combining his passions for both business and technology.


Christina Macdonald

Christina Macdonald

External Vice President

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Major: Business Administration

Email: christinam@berkeley.edu

Christina is a junior studying Business Administration. Growing up, she lived in Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam. She joined ABA her freshman spring semester as a Marketing Analyst working with Pinterest. Through her time leading strategic and financial consulting projects with Uber and the SF Aids Foundation, she has gained a strong understanding of consulting and finance. Aside from spending time with her friends in ABA, she enjoys reading, Netflix, and karaoke! Her career focus is banking.


Philip Chang

Philip Chang

Internal Vice President

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Major: Economics & Data Science

Email: philip.chang316@berkeley.edu

Hi everyone! I've been with ABA for almost 2 years now, and every moment has been a rewarding one. I came into Berkeley looking for a community that could combine my professional interests with a supportive community that I could call home, and ABA has been that for me. In terms of my pursuit to become a product manager, ABA has prepared me with the managerial and technical skills needed to succeed with recruiting. On the other hand, I've been able to find amazing friends who share my love of music, basketball, and food! If you are looking for an organization that provides the both professionalism and community, look no further than ABA.


Daphne Liang

Daphne Liang

Vice President of Finance

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Major: Environmental Economics and Policy

Email: daphneliang@berkeley.edu

Daphne is a junior majoring Environmental Economics and Policy and minoring in Industrial Engineering. She is from Fremont, CA and began her journey in ABA during her freshman year. In her free time, you can find her cooking, going to coreblast, chilling at Dolores Park, or staring at dogs. She hopes for a career in either corporate finance or operations management.


Andrew Garcia Chavez

Andrew Garcia Chavez

Vice President of Operations

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Major: Political Economy

Email: agarcha10@berkeley.edu

My name is Andrew Garcia Chavez, I'm a third year from San Jose, California. I am studying Political Economy, and I hope to become an Immigration lawyer. That being said I was interested in both Consulting and Marketing, and I was an intern at Google, so if you need any help with either Industry I'll be more than happy to help you.


Bow Poopipathiranyakul

Bow Poopipathiranyakul

Business Development Project Manager

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Major: Business Administration

Email: bowpisacha@berkeley.edu

Bow is a sophomore from Bangkok, Thailand, intending to major in Business Administration. Her passions lay mostly in Marketing, Media, and Growth, which led her to pursue a position in ABA as Business Development Project Manager. Professional aspects aside, she has strong interests in Photography, Instagram, Movies, Alternative Music, Pilates, and Thai Boxing. In the future, Bow sees herself pursuing a career within the umbrella of Growth Marketing or Business Development Consulting.


Samuel Huang

Samuel Huang

Business Development Project Manager

Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA

Major: Economics & Data Science

Email: samuelwhuang@berkeley.edu

Samuel is a junior from Diamond Bar studying Economics & Data Science. His ABA journey started his freshman year as a Social Committee Member, where he gained valuable experience in areas of event planning and outreaching. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, eating, talking about life, sleeping, and traveling. His career path focus is not determined, but wants to do something involving data analytics.


Cora Bai

Cora Bai

Finance Project Manager

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

Major: Statistics & Economics

Email: baiyt.cora2021@berkeley.edu

Cora Bai is a sophomore from Guangzhou, China, majoring in both statistics and economics in Berkeley. Her ABA journey started from her freshman first semester and she gradually learnt how to be on top of things balancing schoolwork and extracurriculars. Her career path focuses on finance, especially quant. She is a quick thinker, comfortable with risks and passionate about learning new things.In her free time, she enjoys travelling, photography, and K-pop.


Nikhil Piska

Nikhil Piska

Finance Project Manager

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Major: Business Administration & Economics

Email: npiska45@berkeley.edu

Nikhil is a sophomore from Chicago studying Business Administration & Economics. He joined ABA as a Marketing and Finance Analyst during his Freshman year. During this time, he gained invaluable, hands-on experience in the areas of marketing consulting, financial modelling, and data analytics. In his free time, he enjoys participating in adventure sports, working out, chilling with friends, and hiking the Berkeley fire trails behind campus. He is interested in starting out his career in Investment Banking and then maybe shifting over to hedge funds, private equity, or tech companies.


Amber Lee

Amber Lee

Marketing Project Manager

Hometown: Walnut, CA

Major: Business Administration & Political Science

Email: amberylee@berkeley.edu

Amber is a sophomore from Walnut, CA and an intended double major in Business Administration and Political Science. Her ABA journey began her freshman year as a Media Technology Analyst, where she explored her passions for business and film alongside some of her closest college friends. Amber is extremely passionate about dance, music, community service, photography, painting, and travelling. After completing undergrad, she plans to further her love for reading, writing, and helping others by pursuing a career in law.


Joseph Li

Joseph Li

Marketing Project Manager

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Business Administration & Data Science

Email: josephmli@berkeley.edu

Joseph is a sophomore from Rockville, Maryland studying Business Administration and Data Science. He found interest in Marketing through being a part of the Marketing Committee as a freshman, where he was able to partake in a client project with Venmo. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and video games, and go out and try new foods (because he can't cook). In the future, he'd like to work in brand marketing and content strategy!


Christine Ho

Christine Ho

NPO Project Manager

Hometown: Cypress, CA

Major: Business Administation & Psychology

Email: ho.christine@berkeley.edu

Christine is a second year from Orange County studying Business and Psychology. Being a part of ABA for a year now, she has been given opportunities to work with real clients to help solve their business issues. Her interests lie in finding ways to mesh together creativity and business towards a career in marketing. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, sightseeing, trying new foods, and going on spontaneous outings with friends.


Anton Gutierrez

Anton Gutierrez

NPO Project Manager

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Major: Business Administration

Email: anton.gutierrez@berkeley.edu

Anton Gutierrez is a sophomore from Sacramento, CA, intended on studying Business Administration. In the Spring semester of his freshman year, Anton led as ABA’s Marketing Strategy Project Manager, where he learned a lot about conducting market research and UI/UX design while consulting for Coinbase. Whenever he has the time, he enjoys playing the guitar, singing, photography, basketball, and most of all, filmmaking. As such, Anton hopes to pursue a career in both filmmaking and marketing to express his love for art and business.


Britney Yip

Britney Yip

Strategy Project Manager

Hometown: San Marino, CA

Major: Business Administration

Email: bkyip@berkeley.edu

Britney is a sophomore from San Marino studying Business Administration. Upon joining ABA in her fall semester of freshmen year, Britney has gained invaluable experiences in both consulting and marketing. Since then, she hopes to further her passions and assume a consulting-based role in the future. Beyond her professional interests, Britney enjoys cooking, writing, experimenting with makeup, and watching Netflix shows.


Cynthia Lai

Cynthia Lai

Strategy Project Manager

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Major: Business Administration & Data Science

Email: clai0107@berkeley.edu

After joining ABA as a finance analyst, Cynthia became ABA’s Finance Project Manager and Strategy Consulting Project Manager, working with firms including Uber. Despite growing up training to join an international ballet company, her ambitions turned towards Finance and International Business. This past summer, Cynthia interned at a boutique investment bank in Beijing, conducting analysis on four industries and advising private equity firms on exit solutions during the day and exploring what the ancient city has to offer during the night.