UC Berkeley's Official Mock Trial Team
CHRISTIAN COTTER - President4th year - Majors: Political Science, MusicOther activities: cal band, university wind ensembleFUn fact: i have a biiiiiiiiiiiig trumpetABOUT ME: i'm from San jose, CA, and an alumnus of prospect high school. i have unhealthy obsessions with the san francisco giants, gustav mahler, and my c trumpet. unlike my brother, i have 2 earrings. go bears!Christian’s Awards: 2018 AAMTI V - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)Outstanding Attorney (18/20 ranks)
Jenny Jang - vice president4th Year - Major: Political Science, minor: Interdisciplinary Human RightsOther activities: berkeley center on comparative equality & anti-discrimination law, poetry 4 the people, legal aid association of CA, sending text messages in lowercase Fun fact: my favorite college research papers so far have been a 5 pager on rosé, a 10 pager on guy fieri, and a 20 pager about gendered racialization on ABC’s the bachelorAbout me: I go about my every day shuffling all 5’0” of myself across campus in my birks, one hand scrolling through my bcal and the other gripping a can of yerba mateJenny's Awards: 2018 AAMTI V - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)Outstanding Attorney (18/20 ranks)2018 Memphis Championship Qualifier - Memphis, TN (Rhodes College)All-national attorney (16/20 ranks)2018 mocktopia - Santa barbara, CA (UCSB) outstanding attorney (10/10 ranks)2017 AAMTI IV - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)outstanding attorney (20/20 ranks)2017 mocktopia - santa barbara, CA (UCSB)outstanding attorney (9/10 ranks)
jenny darlington - External treasurer3rd year - majors: History, Russianother activities: Online shopping, watching dcom, and stress-baking.Fun fact: I have seen 15 dead bodies. About me: I Have an unhealthy amount of love for target, and i wanted my photo to be my dog.Jenny’s Awards:2019 atypiCAL - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley) Outstanding Attorney (20/20 Ranks)
Anagha Chandramouli - internal treasurer2nd Year - Major: Political ScienceOther activities: Tennis, Hiking, hammocking and dominating at Mahjongg.Fun Fact: I love taking naps in the sun on campus. Some of my favorite spots include the Li Ka Shing lawn and the west side of VLSB. Catch me on your local staircase zonked out. About Me: My best friend and I once went on a quest where we tried every Mac n' Cheese in our hometown to find the best one. We started a gofundme and live streamed it the entire thing to our supporters. I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments.
Sritej Attaluri4th year - Majors: computer science, statisticsOther activities: Venture strategy solutions, RISELab. Fun fact: At the peak of my dogspotting career, I had 40 dogs on my snapchat story within a single day. About me: Freshman year, i took an upper div poli sci class and giggled every single time the professor said the word "Duty."Sritej's Awards:2019 atypiCAL - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley) Outstanding Witness (18/20 Ranks)2018 mocktopia - santa barbara, CA (UCSB)outstanding attorney (9/10 ranks
2019 Boulder Battle - boulder, CO (University of Colorado)outstanding attorney (20/20 ranks)
KensIngton Cotter2nd year - Majors: Legal Studies, PsychologyOther activities: Cal Band, petting dogsFun fact: About two years ago, I went on a tour through Croatia, Hungary, and Austria with my orchestra and the highlight was seeing and petting all of the foreign doggies.About Me: Chicken tender connoisseur, avid nap taker, saxophone frequenter, and superb smoothie consumer.Kensy’s Awards: 2019 atypiCAL - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)Outstanding Attorney (17/20 Ranks)
Elizabeth Eddy2nd year - Majors: Political Science and EconomicsOther Activities: The Berkely Forum, Delta Gamma Sorority, Finding good food outside the dining hall, staying fit. Fun Fact: I’m left handed! About me: I am from Orinda, California, which is about fifteen minutes away from Berkeley. I competed in speech and debate throughout high school and I love the Oakland A’s.
Jasmine Kamalnathan1st year - Majors: Intended Business Administration, SociologyOther activities: OASES Tutor & Mentor, Nap EnthusiastFun fact: Terribly afraid of of riding alone in an elevator!About me: One of my life's biggest tragedies has been being allergic to animals of the dog variety :'(
justin mcgrath1st year - Major: Intended political science and rhetoric, minor: intended political economyOther activities: Unit 3 Southside Hall Association President, playing the drums, spontaneous dancing, exhaling heavily through my nostrils.Fun fact: Abraham Lincoln once said that "If you are a racist, I will attack you with the North.” -Michael Gary ScottAbout me: I’m a naturally red-headed half-Filipino with a spectacular memory for random facts.
jacob PATEL1st year - Major: computer scienceOther activities: Cal Hacks, extensive hours of coding, and getting big at the gymFun fact: I taught myself how to count cards in Blackjack.About me: I really only have two kinds of clothing - Cal apparel and striped shirts.
Rachel raps1st year - Majors: legal studies, philosophyOther Activities: debate, alternative music, pretending I know about politics, true crime podcastsFun Fact: I’m distantly related to BeyoncéAbout me: I’m from Vegas and I am craving a Taco Bell Baja blast freeze at all times.
marianne sarne1st year - Majors: Intended Political Science, PsychologyOther activities: Playing guitar, piano, and ukulele (if you play anything, let’s have a jam sesh!), napping in Moffit sleep pods in between classes, pancake enthusiastFun fact: I sang to Pope Francis in the Vatican (2016). And, look up my full name on Amazon to find the first book I’ve ever written (very cringey writing from 7th grade)About me: I’m from Los Angeles. I can’t go a day without singing. I also love acting and theatre.
Nabeela Syed3rd year - Majors: business administration, Political ScienceOther Activities: Consult Your Community, Making Lists of things to do, not doing the things on my to-do list. Fun Fact: I used to eat so many Hot Cheetos my fingers were tinged pink at all times. I still occasionally partake in excessive hot cheetos consumption. About me: I’m from the suburbs of chicago, spotify Enthusiast, big fan of scarves - particularly the ones that look cute on my head.
rebecca steinberg - travel coordinator2nd year - Major: English, Minor: Interdisciplinary Human RightsOther Activities: Berkeley Hillel, Berkeley Youth Alternatives, visiting farmer’s markets, obsessing over dogs on campusFun Fact: In elementary school, I played hide and seek and got stuck between the toilet and a wall. Long story short, the fire department had to come. About me: I’ve never lost a game of ping pong (training for the Olympics).Becca’s Awards: 2019 atypiCAL - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)Outstanding Attorney (17/20 Ranks)2018 AAMTI V - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)Outstanding Witness (19/20 ranks)
Nicole chung3rd year - Majors: Political Science, EconomicsOther Activities: Thrive dance company, the berkeley ForumFun fact: One time, beyonce looked me in the eye. Or at least I'd like to think so. About me: every uber driver asks me about my ethnic background so if you were wondering, i'm half pakistani and half korean.
Cindy diaz3rd year - Majors: Legal Studies, social welfare, minor: EducationOther activities: Case worker at the ASUC Student advocate's office, R.I.S.E. Academic mentor, Delta Sigma Sorority.Fun Fact: I played on an IM basketball team last semester and never won a game.About me: I am convinced that i am the only person who genuinely enjoys country music in NorCal.
catie fan4th year - Major: Business administrationother activities: Pi sigma epsilon, invention corps, ASUC, CITRIS.Fun fact: Favorite lay's flavor: Salt & Vinegarabout me: Sushi addict, karaoke fiend, musical theater enthusiast, art history lover. Catie's awards: 2019 atypiCAL - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley) Outstanding Witness (18/20 Ranks)2018 fresno regionals - fresno, ca (Fresno state)All-regional witness (18/20 ranks)2017 seattle regionals - seattle, wa (Univ. of washington)All-regional witness (16/20 ranks)
JAY LEE4th year - Major: EnglishOther activities: JaywalkingFun Fact: I follow keith ape's hype man on soundcloud so i'm basically part of the cohort now. about me: SKrrrrrTJay’s Awards: 2019 Fresno Regionals - Fresno, CA (Fresno State)All-Regional Witness (17/20 Ranks)
Pablo moraga3rd year - Major: political ScienceOther activities: Feeding squirrels.Fun fact: I can take a selfie with my feet. About me: Kanye west's "Life of pablo" is all about me, so just listen to that album.Pablo's awards:2019 Santa Monica Championship Qualifier - Santa Monica, CA (UCLA)All-National Witness (17/20 Ranks)2019 Fresno Regionals - Fresno, CA (Fresno State)All-Regional Witness (17/20 Ranks)2018 Gunslinger Invitational - Tucson, AZ (Univ. of Arizona)Outstanding Witness (16/20 ranks)2018 AAMTI V - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)Outstanding Witness (19/20 ranks)2018 fresno regionals - fresno, CA (Fresno State)All-regional witness (16/20 ranks)
RAVI PATEL1st year - Major: UndecidedOther activities: Sharing and creating ironic memes. Eating to excess. Losing at fantasy football.Fun fact: In high school, my parents forced me to go to a biology summer camp. Somehow, I ended up winning the camp’s award for Best Final Project. I still have no idea how that happened.About me: I’m a big fan of Bay Area sports. My favorite teams are the Warriors, Giants, and 49ers. I also LOVE the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
pourobee saha1st year - Major: political economyOther activities: Winning at Anagrams on iMessageFun fact: Ask me for a definitive ranking of LA's best taco trucks.About me: I know every word to Taylor Swift's "Fearless" album and sometimes use it to prep before competition.
Gurbir singh3rd year - Major: Political science, minor: Interdisciplinary Human RightsOther activities: Researching at the UC Berkeley Law Human Rights Center, trying to keep up with my bullet journal, and often forgetting to meal prepFun fact: My greatest award is probably a wooden rolling pin spray painted gold that I won in an intra-office baking contestAbout me: My use of bCal is borderline obsessive, so if we are hanging out, expect a calendar invite!Gurbir's awards:2019 Santa MOnica Championship Qualifier - Santa Monica, CA (UCLA)All-National witness (17/20 Ranks)2019 Shutdown Showdown - New York, NY (Rhodes College, Ohio State, UCLA, Columbia University)Outstanding Witness (17/20 Ranks)2019 UCLASSIC - Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)Outstanding witness (18/20 Ranks)2018 memphis Championship qualifier - Memphis, TN (Rhodes college)All-national witness (17/20 ranks)
daniel Vermeulen1st year - Major: Sustainable Environmental Design, Minor: Environmental Economics and PolicyOther Activities: Getting lost on campus, thrift shopping, giving out hugs, painting, and scolding people that don't compostFun Fact: I cry at least once a week. It cleanses my soul.About me: I am from the Central Valley of California and I'm just trying to do my best.
Sophie cloarec - auxiliary treasurer 2nd year - Major: Political science, Minor: FrenchOther Activities: teaching kids art for Cal CREATE, drinking copious amounts of coffee every morningFun Fact: My roommate's name is JLOAbout me: I'm from West Chester, PA and I constantly miss Wawa, cheesesteaks, and the Spicy Pig Cafe
tyler copeland3rd year - Majors: Political Science, historyOther Activities: Cal Spirit Mic Men, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Best Laid Plans Improv, ASUCFun fact: I had a very underwhelming competitive beatboxing career.About me: I'm from Orange County, I am obsessed with The Beatles and 60's-70's classic rock, and I still go to Top Dog as a junior.
Daniel dychala3rd Year - Major: Political EconomyOther Activities: Venture Strategy SolutionsFun Fact: When Sritej first met me, he said I looked like a “less stupid channing tatum"About Me: I’m 6’4”.
jennifer jones3rd year - Major: Business administrationOther activities: Volleyball, dance, competitive bananagrams.Fun fact: My aunt went to high school with obama. About me: All i wanna do is watch disney movies and eat ice cream. Jennifer's awards:2018 Gunslinger Invitational - Tucson, AZ (Univ. of Arizona)Outstanding Witness (18/20 Ranks)2018 mocktopia - santa barbara, CA (UCSB)outstanding witness (9/10 Ranks)
Amita mahajan2nd year - Majors: Applied math, historyOther Activities: The Berkeley Group, Audible, Drinking Coffee, Eating GoldfishFun Fact: I lead a double life on a YouTube channel that has 13,000 subscribers.About me: I’ve spent around 10 minutes making coffee every morning for the past four months.
neha palvai2nd year - Majors: Media Studies and Economics, Minor: Public PolicyOther Activities: Speech & Debate tutor, Delta Sigma SororityFun Fact: venmo me @nehapalvai for a fun factAbout me:DOB: 09/16/2000, SEX: F, HGT: 5'4, WGT: 110 lbs
indu pereira4th Year - Majors: Business Administration, Musicother activities: The Berkeley Forum, Chamber Chorus, NAFTA Research, classical singing, mastering the perfect coffee.
Fun Fact: People always think my sisters and I are triplets.About Me: A month after my 17th birthday, airport security thought I was 11 years old.iNDU'S aWARDS:2018 AAMTI V - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)Outstanding Attorney (19/20 ranks)2017 mOCKTOPIA - sANTA BARBARA, ca (ucsb)oUTSTANDING aTTORNEY (10/10 RANKS)
eula sasaki-Billaut1st year - Major: chemical engineeringOther activities: compulsive thrifting and tea drinkingFun fact: I have a blackhole in my backpack that has swallowed everything from my keys and earbuds to a whole textbook.About me: Often seen during early hours of the morning. Hibernates over the weekend and sleeps for inordinate amounts of time.
Daniel Sosa1st year - Major: economics, Minor: public policyOther Activities: D&D, Listening to Podcasts, VOTING!!! (And you should too! Register at www.vote.org)Fun Fact: I once played a strategy board game that lasted nearly 17 hours across four separate sessionsAbout me: I did mock trial at Martin Luther King HS in Riverside, I love listening to 70’s rock, and I’m (quite literally) addicted to caffeine
Chris ying1st year - Majors: intended pure math, historyOther Activities: Judo, breakdancing, piano, drawing, annoying people, adding photos to my reaction meme folderFun Fact: I still don't know how to ride a bike.About me: I'm from Lowell High School in San Francisco. Before every speech tournament, I listen to hype music while watching Naruto or Dragonball fight scenes. I've never lost in a staring contest and I love spicy food. Bo Gears!