Student Council

The goal of the Student Council is to arrange fun events and promote community within the DCC group. We are looking forward to the the upcoming semester and the 2016-2017 academic year. If you have any questions send them an email at

2nd Year Representatives


Anat Berday­‐Sacks

My name is Anat Berday-Sacks, and do you want to go work out with me? My two main “extracurriculars” are working out and crossing things off my bucket list for college (i.e. DCC water fight). I’m a Gov & Politics major, but undecided at heart. I can easily be stalked on Facebook (it’s a hyphenated last name thing), but if you have any questions my dorm room is always open and I love to chat in person – I’m old fashioned that way.


DCC- brianbockBrian Bock

Brian is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major from Long Island. In his spare time, he enjoys challenging games of chess, playing both casual and intense games of Ultimate Frisbee, taking photos and videos, cooking, and going for long bike rides. He is also a member of Terp Thon, a philanthropic organization that benefits the children of the Children’s National Health System.



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My name is Nina Cardillo and I am a studio art major. I want to join DCC student council because I love getting involved, especially in a leadership position. I am very enthusiastic about the activities that I am involved in and like to make a difference in them. I have held previous leadership positions such as co-­vice president of my school’s National Honor Society and co-president of SAVE Club so I have experience working with a board of leaders and faculty.


Andy MoonAndy Moon

I. AM. ANDY. I am quirky, genuine, and spontaneously active. I like flowers (flowers are cool – screw gender stereotypes), fruit salad, my circular glasses, and music. Although introverted by nature, I am not shy (being introverted and being shy are two completely different things). My hobbies include: running in the rain, playing my string bass, and dreaming. In high school, I participated in a lot of leadership activities. I was the Chief Technological Officer of a student led charity organization called Operation Fly, webmaster of National Honors Society, vice president of Math Honors Society, co-­president of programming club, and more.

image1April Nellis

Hi! I’m a DCC sophomore and an Applied Mathematics-Economics double major in the Honors College. I keep busy with on-campus research and mountains of homework (you guys know the drill), but in my spare time, you can catch me stuffing my face at the diner or hanging out in the dorms (when I’m not helping plan events like s’mores night, obviously!). I’m always down to chat about any suggestions for making DCC even more awesome, questions about the program, or other random thoughts you have, so feel free to stop and chat when you see me! I love the sense of community that DCC creates, and I’m so happy to be able to help foster that feeling again this year 🙂



1st Year Representatives

Catherine Lau

Hey I’m Catherine Lau. I’m from Bel Air, Maryland and I’m a freshman at the University of Maryland majoring in computer science. I was actively involved with student organizations in my high school such as Class Council, National Honor Society, and Student Government Association. As a member of DCC’s student council I hope to help create a community filled with support, pride, and fellowship. Aside from my drive to plan events, I enjoy taking pictures, painting, cooking, and swimming.

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My name is Astha Singhal, and I am an awkward potato.  I try to hide my starchiness, but it needs to be said, because it helps me to serve the DCC populace by understanding the desire to feel included, and helping to organize events to facilitate that sense of community! There are other ways to describe me, through my major (freshman in Computer Science), to the clubs I’m a part of (TerpWushu! Virtual Reality Club! Association for Women in Computing!), to my hobbies (Reading! Drawing! Long walks with friends!) but being a potato is most accurate.


Julian Avenilla

Julian Avenilla is a freshman member of the DCC Student Council. He’s specifically interested in doing outreach for the program, hoping that DCC can continue to grow as a program. Julian currently pursues a double-degree in Japanese and Philosophy. He graduated from Richard Montgomery High School, where he particularly enjoyed all of his social science and humanities classes. Julian hails from Germantown, Maryland, but he currently lives on the third floor. In his free time, he enjoys watching any type of sports, listening to hip-hop, talking about current events, and watching anime.

Osajele Ikheloa

Bio Coming Soon!

13603705_10153840054108512_6848324892256856171_oAlbert Wang

Hey, I’m Albert, and I like to take things slow. I’m majoring in Computer Science with a possible double major in Mathematics. While I’ve had experience cooking, most of this experience has been as a spectator. However, I’m somehow responsible for making pancakes during Pancake Night. When I’m not making pancakes, I like to play volleyball or do yoga. I’m looking forward to a great year!