The CAH Student Advisory Council members are drawn from departments across campus in the arts, humanities, and adjacent fields, such as Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Members provide guidance and feedback to the directors, representing the academic and student interests associated with their disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors and minors.
Ethan Chung ‘25
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ethan is a student of the Class of 2025. He is majoring in History and Economics, and is a member of the boxing club. His interests outside of clubs and academics include critiquing films, reading historical biographies, and grilling steaks.
Sarah Cohen ‘24
Sarah Cohen is a junior with a double major in Classics and History. Sarah also likes reading, writing, researching, and video games. Sarah is interested in becoming a teacher as her career.
Francesca D'Urzo, ‘24
English, Journalism, Italian
Francesca is a current junior at Santa Clara University with an English major and a double minor in journalism and Italian studies. She is also a first-generation college student. With her passion for professional writing, she works for multiple Santa Clara publications on campus. Francesca is the Social Media Director for The Santa Clara Newspaper, an intern for Santa Clara Magazine, an assistant editor for Santa Clara Review, and a staff writer for SCU. She is interested in using her writing skills to pursue a career in education or technical communication to help make different types of content and information more accessible to the general public, especially immigrants whose first language is not English like her family.
Paulina Garcia ‘24
Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies
Paulina is a third year Environmental Studies and Ethnic Studies major with a Women and Gender Studies minor. She is passionate about social and environmental justice. On campus she is involved as a peer mentor for the LEAD Scholars Program and as a board member for the Undocumented Students and Allies Association. After college, she plans on pursuing a career in immigrant rights advocacy.
Kyara Garner ‘25
Studio Art, Journalism
Kyara grew up in Hayward, CA. She is a sophomore who is a studio art major and a journalism minor. Currently, Kyara is the public relations coordinator for Together for Ladies of Color. She is also a student inclusion educator of the Rainbow Resource Center. Her interests are digital art, musicals, and card games. Kyara’s plan for the future is to become a graphic designer and do a bit of traveling.
Clara Helm ‘25
English, Political Science
Clara is a sophomore with a double major in English and Political Science. She is most interested in the disciplines of comparative politics and literary studies. The combination of her two majors allows her to explore her passion for current events, political theory, women writers, language composition, and more, while also taking an interdisciplinary approach to her studies. She is also a part of The Santa Clara as an opinion editor, where she enjoys being able to be a part of a wonderful group of student writers, edit in her free time, and engage in the conversations that are happening in different communities on campus. She hopes to use her majors in conjunction after college through a career such as publishing, editing, campaign speech writing, journalism, etc.
Leo Illing ‘25
Physics, Mathematics, Art History
Leo Illing is a second-year student at Santa Clara University. He is double majoring in Physics and Mathematics and minoring in Art History. His hometown is Portland, Oregon, and while he loves the sun here, he is hoping for a few more rainy days. Leo is a member of the University Honors Program and is an Innovation Fellow through the Ciocca Center. He serves on the executive board of his social fraternity and is involved in a variety of other activities on campus. Leo is an avid skier, and he loves painting as well as playing the piano. In the future, he would like to use his expertise as a physicist to guide policy making in addressing broad-scale societal concerns such as climate change and the energy crisis.
Meghna Shankar ‘23
Women’s and Gender Studies
Meghna is a senior double majoring in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. Her interests lie in identity development and evolution, particularly at the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and disability. In the future, Meghna wantst to create targeted therapy for marginalized people that is culturally conscious and identity inclusive. She wants to challenge the idea that therapy is one size fits all and allow a person's experience to dictate their healing.