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David Shin



Glendale, CA

David is a fourth year studying Cognitive Science with a specialization in Design & Interaction along with a minor in Interdisciplinary Computing and Arts. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has accustomed himself well to life down south in sunny San Diego. While initially going down the path of economics and law, David realized that his imagination and creative input were most important in chasing a future career, leading him to switch into CogSci Design.

David has always had an appreciation for the look of everyday things, spawning his passion for design. He hopes to explore design through many different disciplines as the years progress whether that be live concert visuals, extended reality, or UI/UX. That is not to say that he limits himself to the field of design, as he is exploring possible careers in food, entrepreneurship, and marketing. His experiences extend from being a marketing intern for an affordable luxury start-up to interning for the San Diego School District in promoting Youth Advocacy. Currently, David works at Qualcomm Institute as a Metaverse Intern where he is leading and developing various projects aimed at fostering innovation within classroom-based virtual learning experiences. Whatever it be, David hopes to instill positive thinking in the environment that he works in.

In his free time, David enjoys going on food crawls, skateboarding, traveling and curating his Spotify playlists. From rock climbing to solving crossword puzzles, he is constantly picking up new hobbies. David strongly holds that spontaneous adventures are the best adventures and has been able to explore that greatly since joining AKPsi.


Shauna Huang

VP of Membership


Union City, CA

Shauna Huang is a fourth year studying Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Design and Interaction. From a young age, Shauna was fascinated with understanding the human mind and behavior, which ultimately led her to pursue a career in marketing.


Shauna has extensive experience in product marketing, paid media, SEO, and social media strategy. To her, a crucial part of these roles is empathizing with users and crafting compelling stories that will resonate with them. Currently, she is dipping her toes into developer marketing as an SEO intern at Nylas, alongside creating TikTok content as a Marketing Assistant at UC San Diego’s student union.


In her free time, you can find Shauna taking a pilates class, jogging around La Jolla, or checking off her San Diego bucket list with her brothers. Shauna holds deep appreciation for the community she has found within Alpha Kappa Psi and says she would not be the person she is today without this family.


Alexia Francisco

VP of Administration


San Jose, CA

Alexia Francisco is a second year Chemical Engineering major with a background in Computer Science. Growing up in San Jose, CA, Alexia has become accustomed to a diverse , tech-oriented environment. Alexia values the work-life balance offered in the tech industry and aspires to work remotely, living in San Francisco, doing biotechnology or SWE.

Currently, Alexia is an Administrative Intern for the UCSD Department of Physics where she manages the social media content, website, and weekly events. Here she is able to combine her experience with React with tools like Meta Business Suite and Drupal. Additionally, Alexia is a Design Engineering Intern for AIChE's Portable Wind Power Project where she uses Fusion 360 and CAD to prototype the efficiency of wind turbines. Alexia's combined experiences have allowed her to determine her career trajectory and gain the professionalism and experience to achieve her aspirations.

In her free time, Alexia enjoys indulging in her creative interests. She relaxes by doing Gel X nails, listening to music, collecting blind box figurines, and studying at cafes. Alexia is happiest when she is able to express her personal aesthetic and spend time with her friends and family. Alpha Kappa Psi has given Alexia a diverse perspective on the professional and social world. She is truly grateful to have found her home away from home.

Starlee Hoc

VP of Alumni Relations


Los Angeles, CA

Starlee is a fourth-year Business Economics major with a minor in Computational Social Science. Hailing from the Greater Los Angeles area, Starlee has always cherished his hometown roots. However, he's got an insatiable curiosity to explore different communities, cultures, and cities to broaden his world perspective.


He is a fervent enthusiast of problem-solving and critical thinking and always asking the “whys”. He is looking forward to a post-grad career in consulting in a bustling city. He firmly believes that experiences are the most valuable currency in life and is on a mission to accumulate as many as possible during his last year in San Diego and beyond.

When he's not busy working or hanging out with brothers, you can find Starlee outdoors, exploring nature or going sightseeing. He loves trying cooking new meals each month and continues to perfect his arsenal of meals he’s made in the past. In order to burn off the calories, he stays active by running, hiking, and working out.

What truly enriches Starlee's life, though, is the amazing community of people that surround him. He cherishes spending time with his brothers and friends, creating lasting memories and sharing laughter. He is excited about the adventures and opportunities that lie ahead in the coming year and can't wait for what’s to come.


Akshat Jain (AJ)

VP of Business Development


Sunnyvale, CA

AJ is a third year Computer Science major with a primary interest in software engineering, but also hopes to explore technical consulting in the future. He was born and raised in India until the age of 8, around when he moved to the Bay Area, California. He considers himself to be a very self-aware and thoughtful person, actively seeking ways to improve himself as a person. Above anything, he believes that a defining aspect of college life, and even adult life, is forming strong connections with people.


After taking a computer science course in his sophomore year of high school, and through inspiration from his father, a software engineer himself, AJ determined that he would pursue software engineering. This summer, he interned at Glean, a SaaS company that produces an AI powered workspace, developing software that works in conjunction with ChatGPT. He is also currently a front end developer for CAIDA, as a part of the research experience for undergraduates. In the future, he hopes to stay flexible with his career, exploring different positions until he finds one that is not only exciting, but allows him to see the impact he is making.


Aside from his professional side, AJ loves spending quality time with his friends and brothers from Alpha Kappa Psi. This quality time can be, but is not limited to, hitting an intense chest day, going on late night drives, exploring new food or coffee places in San Diego, or studying hard at Geisel Library. He also has a strong curiosity for things, and you can always find him learning about something new, whether it be a new genre of music, a different gym split, or a new type of coffee.


AJ is beyond grateful to have joined Alpha Kappa Psi, as it has not only allowed him to grow professionally, but find an amazing community of people with whom he has already formed bonds that will last a lifetime.


Christen Xie

VP of Finance


Albany, CA

Christen Xie is a third year Computer Engineering major! Having worked through a multitude of teams ranging from sports to academia, Christen highly values teamwork and collaboration. He loves nothing more than succeeding with a team that he has bonded with tightly.


Christen has developed a deep passion for startups and software engineering through his experiences as a software developer for two innovative startups. In these roles, he honed his skills in building mobile applications across all major platforms. Currently, he is channeling his engineering spirit into two apps, Roll, a promising social media startup, and Ollo, a cutting-edge app that leverages AI to connect youth sports coaches with kids and parents, aiming to revolutionize the way young athletes engage with sports.


In his free time, before anything else, Christen absolutely loves pilates. Christen also enjoys watching Roman Empire as well as studying luxurious comforters. As a former barista, he is a dedicated fan of making coffee and exploring cafes. He also be found playing a variety of sports, ranging from basketball to rowing and everything in between. He believes everything is made better with some Mozart. Especially Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183. While, Christen may not be studying business, Alpha Kappa Psi has still given him a lot. He could not have found the knowledge and professional development found in the fraternity anywhere else. He is thankful for all the memories and growth that Alpha Kappa Psi has presented him.


Bowie Szeto

VP of Public Relations & Marketing


Walnut, CA

Bowie Szeto is a second-year Business Economics major at Warren College. Growing up, he was able to gain a diverse perspective on professional life by observing his father, who was a photographer, and his mother, who was a business executive. Today, Bowie’s professional goals are formed by his constant search to balance creativity and stability within his career.


Seven years ago, Bowie began to teach himself to sew, a journey that allowed him to express his creative vision through fashion. Eventually, this led to him conceptualizing and building his own fashion brand, MALWARE. Central to the ethos of the brand is a focus on self-expression and gender fluidity, something Bowie plans to convey through nonconforming, unisex clothing. Professionally, however, he hopes to work in the finance industry, whether it is as an analyst for an investment bank or a private equity firm. Though the connection to fashion is unclear, Bowie plans on bridging this gap by working at a firm that specializes in investing in luxury goods and cosmetics. Whether it be as an entrepreneur or a financial analyst, he believes that it is crucial to always inject his unique perspectives and personality into all the work he does.


In his free time, you’ll often find Bowie exploring new artists and genres, ranging from indie to rock. The soundtrack to his life accompanies his many spontaneous adventures to the beach and through the city. Whether it be thrifting at a local flea market or grabbing boba at 1 am, Bowie is extremely grateful to have found a family with Alpha Kappa Psi to experience his college years with.


Alan Lin

VP of Brotherhood


Stockton, CA

Alan Lin is a transfer student majoring in History and Communications with double minors in Business and Marketing. Growing up, Alan learned the profound significance of kindness and the value of forging meaningful connections from his immigrant parents. His parents’ teachings have left an indelible mark on Alan, emphasizing the power of kindness towards others and the profound impact of creating genuine, meaningful connections. Alan’s journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to these principles, as he constantly seeks to create moments where he can look back with a smile, thankful for his relentless efforts to be kind and connect meaningfully with the people he meets.

Since transferring to UCSD, Alan has undergone multiple career shifts. He initially explored health care (nursing), then shifted his focus to Corporate Law, and ultimately found his passion in social media marketing. Through these evolving interests, Alan embraces the journey of self discovery, cherishing the valuable lessons learned along the way. His open-mindedness stands out as a driving force behind these shifts, enabling him to adapt and explore new avenues with curiosity and enthusiasm. Alan firmly believes that open-mindedness is the key to personal and professional growth, allowing him to navigate the ever-changing corporate world with versatility and a broader perspective. As he envisions his future, Alan is excited to continue harnessing the power of open-mindedness to make a positive impact in the dynamic landscape of business, communication, entrepreneurship. He hopes that in the future, with his diverse skill sets, he can one day open his own Dim Sum restaurant.

Aside from his professional ambitions, some of Alan’s hobbies include traveling around the world, watching the beautiful sunsets of San Diego, hanging out with friends, photography, and playing League of Legends in his free time. Alpha Kappa Psi has played a significant role in Alan’s collegiate life, providing him with a supportive and ambitious community that has been instrumental in his personal and professional development. He is deeply thankful for the ongoing professional guidance and unwavering support he receives from the fraternity and his fellow brothers. He is excited for what the future has in store for him.


VP of Judicial Affairs

Erin Lee


Los Angeles, CA

Erin Lee! She’s a fourth-year majoring in International Studies - Political Science with a minor in Business Economics. Whether it be a stimulating debate or a deep heart-to-heart, Erin values meaningful and thoughtful interactions. She hopes that, with every encounter, she will learn something new, and strives to leave an impactful impression on the people around her.


Initially pursuing a career in law, Erin immersed herself in the field’s various concentrations. Through her internship at the San Diego Superior Court, she was exposed to different types of legal professions and found value in serving the greater San Diego community. Erin now plans on making the switch to consulting, and has already amassed invaluable experience in M&A through her time at West Monroe Partners. The choices are limitless and Erin wants to explore all that she can before making a final decision.


In her free time, Erin enjoys playing and watching soccer, watching movies, and bowling. These days, she has been spending most of her time with her brothers. Through Alpha Kappa Psi, Erin has received so much love and support in both her professional and personal growth. All of her best memories have been with her brothers, and she can’t wait to make more throughout her last year of college.

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