Join us for our second meeting on Friday, October 13th where we will be hosting a board game night at 5:30 pm in Barrows 54. Open to anyone who wants to come, this meeting is a chance for you to get to know fellow History students better in a fun environment. Feel free to bring a game of your choice if you would like! Games such as Cards Against Humanity, Scrabble and more will be available for use.
Phi Alpha Theta will be having our first official event on Friday, September 15th where we will be watching the film “Hidden Figures”. The event starts at 8 pm and we welcome any students to come watch with us, regardless of whether or not you belong to Phi Alpha Theta. We also have determined a location for the event, which will be Barrows Hall, Room 80. Hope to see you there!
Friday, September 15th
8 pm until movie’s end
Barrows Hall, Room 80
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Phi Alpha Theta is in need of Officers for the 2017-2018 school year. The positions available are as follows:
Must be an individual in their Junior year at Cal as they will take over PhAT when the current President graduates next Spring. They will work closely with and assist the current President in order to learn how the society is run and ensure a seamless transition to the 2018-2019 school year.
This individual will be in charge of budgetary needs for PhAT and will be responsible for allocating funds, keeping track of funds available, purchase order requests, and working with our Event Coordinator in regards to our larger events.
This role is meant to support any other officer who needs assistance. It is a “Jack-Of-All-Trades” position and requires the individual to be familiar with several different aspects of how PhAT operates.
Public Relations Coordinator
Our PR officer will be in charge of publicizing events and increasing our online presence in order to bring more exposure to PhAT. They will be responsible for our Facebook page, Instagram account, coordinating with Leah to email the department, as well as updating the blog on our new website, www.phialphathetacal.wordpress.com
If you are interested in one of these positions, please fill out the following application before July 15th, 2017:
Please feel free to contact us here with any questions or concerns!