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Your New 2017-2018 Officers!


Sarah Kistler

Sarah Kistler is a rising senior at UC Berkeley majoring in History, with a particular emphasis on WW2 and the Holocaust. She aspires to work at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and her attendance at Cal is the first step to achieving that goal. Sarah has been a part of Phi Alpha Theta since 2016 and is excited to see the society bloom in the coming year. In her free time, she enjoys reading, video games, and copious amounts of cheese.


Stanley Shiau
Vice President

Stanley Shiau is a third-year double major in History and Conservation & Resource Studies with a minor in forestry. He is well-versed in WWII history and trivia and has a field of concentration focusing on the influence of the two world wars in society. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, photography, cinematography, and hiking.


Cait Cady

Cait Cady is a junior studying political science and history. She is passionate about American political history, particularly the evolution of Congress and political parties during the tumultuous 19th century. She currently works for Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and is an editor for Clio’s Scroll, Berkeley’s undergraduate history journal. Outside of school, she has worked on numerous political campaigns in her home state of Arizona and spent last summer interning for the legislative affairs department of the National Grange in Washington DC.


Krista Thomas
Public Relations Coordinator

Krista Thomas is a rising senior pursuing a dual degree in English and history, with a particular emphasis on the changing intersection of mental illness and criminal sentencing in America. In addition to her deep passion for history, Krista enjoys marketing and public relations and holds multiple professional marketing communications positions outside of UCB. Ultimately, she is very excited to use her role for promoting Phi Alpha Theta among the student body, increasing member participation through clear communications, and learning from the vast wealth of historical knowledge Phi Alpha Theta members contribute.


Gabriella Cuevas
Event Coordinator

Gabriella Cuevas is currently a senior at UC Berkeley and a History major. She has a specific interest in Latin American history and the relations that Hispanic people have with the United States. She has been part of Phi Alpha Theta since her junior year and is excited for the upcoming school year.


Haley Hayashi

Haley Hayashi is a rising senior. She was born and raised here in California. She is interested in the history of World War II and the Cold War, particularly Japan and Germany.


Matthew Kimani
Lecture Night Coordinator

Matthew Kimani is a rising sophomore double majoring in history and Arabic. He is Kenyan by blood, culture, and citizenship, but has spent most of his life in the United States. His interests include the history of the Palestinian Cause, particularly its revolutionary phase (1965-1982, by some counts 1965-1987), Lebanese history, Arab Jewish history, and various questions of ideology and culture.



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