Meet Our 2019-2020 executive board
President - Weezy Dai
The President oversees the six Vice-Presidents and with those VPs, leads the weekly General Meeting for all Trip Leads. In addition, the President is responsible for setting the overall mission and direction of the club as well as leading the weekly P-Board meetings. Basically, they hold the club together to make sure it’s possible for everyone else to do their jobs. Unofficial responsibilities include collecting embarrassing photos of other leads for use in our weekly meeting powerpoints and inducing countless groans due to perfectly planned puns.
Finance - Dario Offstein
The Vice-President of Finance oversees the financial health and well-being of the organization, including managing all pricing, reimbursements, and refunds throughout the semester. The VP Finance also ensures that the club's activities are accessible to all students, regardless of financial status, with the vast majority of day-trips priced at $10 or less. You can't buy love, but a Peaks' trip is a reasonable substitute.
Internal Membership - Ben Watkins
The Vice President of Internal Membership handles all things Trip Lead, from overseeing Peaks Pham bonding to planning Retreat to recruiting each year's new class of Trip Leads. In addition to active programming focused on improving the Trip Lead experience, the VPIM is also responsible for ensuring all pertinent information is disseminated to the Trip Lead population alongside copious amounts of highly relevant memes and painfully hilarious puns.
Communications - Oscar Li
The Vice President of Communications is in charge of communicating with all parties outside the trip lead group. This involves responding to emails, social media updates, the Think! part of the website, and all design and branding aspects of the organization. Have anything to share? Slide into our Insta DM’s, message us on Facebook, or send those carrier pigeons our way!
External Relations - Colleen Corrigan
The Vice-President of External Relations oversees our relations with everyone outside the Trip Lead team, with emphasis on on-campus presence. The VPXM builds our relationships with sponsors, participants, and other orgs here at USC. You can slide into our DMs if you have a sponsorship idea for an event, a favourite shade of blue, or a friend at another university interested in Proliferation.
Technology & Operations - Tejas Ramdas
The Vice-President of Technology & Operations is the wizard behind the Trip Wave curtain and oversees all registration procedures and systems involved with trip releases. Oversees the website and all aspects of technology and #innovation. With an affinity for solving ambiguous problems, the VPTO troubleshoots technical issues with ENTHUSIASM. They may or may not actually know any code, but they are a master of forecasting in order to predict potential risks and enable Peaks’ infrastructure to scale with our organization's rapid growth.
Head Trip Lead - Mark Stephenson
The Head Trip Lead is the resident trip planning guru, helping to oversee the hundreds of trips that Peaks puts on. With a knack for trail finding and trip planning, they’re on top of all the outdoors logistics and make sure that even the most ambitious Peaks trips go off without a hitch. On any given weekend, you’re just as likely to find them climbing a mountain or exploring the desert as on campus.