Jessica Phan

2020 | Computer Science | jlp4ub@virginia.edu

Why did you decide to run for this position?

Not only did I want to increase my participation in a club I found myself having a sense of belonging to, but I also wanted to possess a role that would allow me to affect and improve the club I throughly enjoy. Plus, connections are so important to me and Social would really allow me to strengthen the relationships within and outside of OYFA.

What is your favorite OYFA memory?

When my Big revealed herself. I thought she was a guy. I was actually pretty disappointed.

What is one goal you are working towards now?

Happiness! Finding what makes me happy and making others happy.

I hand you the AUX cord. What song are you playing?

Breaking Free from High School Musical. Follow me on Spotify ;)

What is one food you would want other people to try? Why?

BINGSOO. I'm not even Korean but it's hands down my go-to dessert.

What is something you are passionate about?

The three F's. My friends, my family, and my food.


Sophia Xiao

2020 | Systems Engineering | sx5hr@virginia.edu

Why did you decide to run for this position?

I have always loved meeting and getting to know new people. What better way to do that than through social chair? I get to meet ALL OF YOU! And make you get to know each other and bring you and everyone else closer in the OYFA community. My cochair (Jessica) and I aka ~forever socially awkward~ can't wait for the 2017-2018 year and we hope you come out to the events and enjoy them with us! Don't forget to RUSH OYFA :)

What is your favorite OYFA memory?

Ski Trip 2k17 was definitely my favorite memory. Along with some ~PG~ fun, it made me realize that OYFA was my people and they are always there for me, whether it is within the UVA community or outside of UVA.

How would you plan your perfect day?

My perfect day would involve minimal effort and energy. I wake up after 12PM because mornings are a hassle. I magically wake up with 5 dogs and 2 guinea pigs, ready to be loved (currently animal-less hmu if you have a pet). I eat some ~avocado & egg toast~ because I am bougie af. I hit up my friend and we take a walk with all 5 of my dogs in some pretty scenery, like the ones on Instagram. I snapchat my day because I require constant validation from my peers... but I mean who doesn't? After the walk, we go and eat good food at a hole in the wall restaurant (after taking the dogs back). Then I go to the gym to get swole (mostly sitting around on my phone watching Netflix). After getting totally ripped, I get all cute (taking copious amount of time to put on makeup) and go out to a fancy dinner and a ~PG~ party afterwards. I end the day with more snacks because I am probably hungry again at that point and go to bed in my memory foam mattress.

I hand you the AUX cord. What song are you playing?

CRZY by Kehlani.

What is one food you would want other people to try? Why?

Alright....y'all food is my THING this is the one question that I am ECSTATIC to answer. Not saying that the other questions weren't great, but food has a special place in my heart. But, after being vegetarian for 6 years, I feel like this deserves the spotlight: tofu. Y'ALL ARE SLEEPING ON TOFU. IT CAN TAKE ANY FORM (silken, soft, firm, extra firm if u kno what I mean ;) ). IT LITERALLY ABSORBS ALL THE FLAVORS SO. WELL. ITS PROTEIN CONTENT? SEXY AF. TOFU IN GENERAL? SEXY AF. I am very passionate about food (thnx freshman 15) but if you ever want someone to get tofu (or any food) w/ hmu I'm always hungry.

What is something you are passionate about?

Animals are my life. I cry everyday that I don't have a dog (aka all 19 years of my life). I watch animal documentaries for fun, and volunteer occasionally at the animal shelter. My instagram feed is only bunnies, guinea pigs, cats, and dogs (and 1 pig, 1 otter, and 1 fox). I've always had a soft spot for animals, and sometimes (most times) I prefer them to people (says the social chair but I mean.....). I think everyone should appreciate the animals around them, regardless if they're domesticated or wild. Especially in a time where extinction rates are ever-increasing, we should always be cognizant of our impact on the environments around us and how it affects the local fauna. Save the animals pls. Love them too.



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