Current AdBoard

Diana Pham, President

Junior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering

I’m Diana. I joined KCSA my freshman year of college ushering events and attending some stage tours. I loved seeing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Antoni Porowski (Fab 5) perform/ give a talk at the Krannert Center. I’m really looking forward to seeing in-person events this upcoming year and enjoy being a part of the performing arts community on campus.

Alexa Bucio, Vice President

Senior, majoring in Economics and Music Performance

Hello! My name is Alexa and I joined the KCSA Adboard because I enjoy being part of the arts community on campus. I have ushered in multiple performances from Jazz to orchestra, dance, and Lyric Theatre. Krannert Center is a great place for students to have access to world-class performances and had to take part in this role. I am excited to help coordinate upcoming events, projects, and work with every one of you!

Rochelle Tham, Secretary

Senior, majoring in Computer Science and Music

Hi, Rochelle here! I joined KCSA in my freshman year with hopes of getting more involved with the music scene at UIUC. In particular, my experience with ushering for the San Francisco Symphony concert absolutely convinced me to join the KCSA Adboard 🙂 I’m excited to contribute to KCSA as the secretary, and I look forward to meeting others who appreciate and love the arts. If you see me around, please don’t hesitate to say hi! 🙂

Trevor Santiago, RSO Liaison Officer

Junior, majoring in Communication

Hello everyone! My name is Trevor, and I am so excited to be a part of the KCSA Adboard! I joined KCSA my freshman year because I wanted to usher for performances at the Krannert Center, as well as be a bigger part of the performing arts community. On top of KCSA, I am also involved in Illini Student Musicals, a campus theatre RSO, and the Marching Illini. As we transition back into an in-person experience, I’m looking forward to working with dedicated community members to put on exciting shows and events!

Judy Chiang, Event Coordinator

Junior, majoring in Mathematics

Hello, my name is Judy. I joined KCSA Adboard this year along with my role as KCPA ambassador since freshman year. Musicals have been my favorite performances to enjoy but as an usher, KCPA gives us easy access to a variety of performances to explore. In fact, within less than a year of in-person activities, I had been fortunate to enjoy performances such as the guitar festival, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cabaret, Shanghai ballet, and more! This is why I joined the Adboard in hopes of giving back to the community and hoping they could learn the beauty of performing arts. Apart from KCSA, I am also a resident advisor at ISR, an active member in IGL outreach, and a student researcher in ICLUE. I look forward to working with the team and am excited to spread the good word of KCPA to everyone in the college community!

Emily Yan, Website Chair

Junior, majoring in Accountancy and Finance, minoring in Informatics

Hello! My name is Emily Yan. I joined KCSA Adboard after taking FAA 110 with the Campus Honors Program. I am passionate about arts, music, and photography. This course inspired me to explore how creativity threads itself as a bridge through different backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines. As the Website Chair, I am excited about maintaining the website and managing the database to keep people informed of the latest news updates at KCPA. Through attendance at events brought by KCSA, I look forward to seeing all of you lead yourselves to discoveries of the interconnectedness we share.

Cedric Mathew, General Meeting Planning Chair

Sophomore, majoring in Electrical Engineering

I’m Cedric, and I joined KCSA as a way to keep up to date on what was happening at Krannert, if anything was happening, during our COVID semesters. I was always very heavily involved with the arts throughout high school and I used this RSO as an opportunity to stay a part of the community by guaranteeing that I will be ushering and helping out with Krannert performances and events once things start returning to normal. I’m so excited to be on the KCSA Board this year especially during the start of the new year!