President: Chimay Purohit
It is me Chinmay Purohit (Chin) your 2023-2024 president of sama 😯.I am a second year engineering and science student, who enjoys his degree(painfully). And I have been a part of this club for about a year now.
I have been watching anime for a while now. Leading to me having watched way too much anime for my own good (it is not gonna stop any time soon). Some of my favourite anime are one piece (peak), the monogatari series (peak), blend S(peak(joke)) and ping pong the animation. And love romance and sports anime a lot as well.
Same deal with manga. But i am a big fan of delinquent manga (tokyo revengers is not a delinquent manga it is not real). I read a lot.
I have not finished my mal but when I do i expect a party!(and cake(chocolate) and juice(apple)):
Also I play league so hit me up and we can play some league(and maybe run 10 mans in the sama server 😀, message me about it and it'll be great fun)
Anyway I hope to see all of you at our events over the next year and hope to create many long lasting memories.
Vice President: Gavin Tang Jiang Yee
Hi, I’m Gavin, a second-year civil engineering student and your vice president for the 2023-24 SAMA committee.
I would put the stuff below in bullet points (cause I type too much stuff out at this point) but apparently, they don’t transfer over to emails and stuff so ye…. Just bear with me cause the formatting is gonna be pretty bad (i think).
Stuff I like: anime (fate/zero is my fav idc what anyone says about the anime), running (not sprinting), basketball (Milwaukee Bucks), gym (except leg day), Makima (she’s so beautiful), Mai Sakurajima (she’s so beautiful), cooking (spam is my fav ingredient), G_ _ _ _ _ n I_ _ _ _ t (my toxic ex girlfriend), League of Legends (addicted unfortunately), singing, utaites (nqrse, alfakyun, hiiragi yuka), JJ Lin, cosplaying, ice cream
Stuff I hate: pepper (why do people use it), G_ _ _ _ _ n I_ _ _ _ t, League of Legends and nothing else cause I wanna keep this positive :)
If you're ever on campus, you can probably find me either chilling at the Manga Library or Mathesons (if I'm actually trying to get stuff done).
That’s about it! If you wanna know more about it (I know you do)You can find my MAL here: https://myanimelist.net/profile/MAKIMASIMP55 and my playlist here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhY_q6_FaXhim0r9rXx24WU8qtIWUAbdC&feature=share
Looking forward to serving as your VP and I hope y'all enjoy your time in SAMA!
Secretary: Oscar Chen
Hi everyone, my name is Oscar and I’ll be your new Secretary for this upcoming term . I’m in my third year of a Bachelor of Science and currently suffering through a Psychology Major.
I joined SAMA in my first year here and have been involved ever since.
In terms of anime, I’m a big Bungou Stray Dogs fan. I even bought this cool lil keychain at CRX last year. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and Mushoku Tensei are pretty sick for their world building asw. In terms of anime movies, I’ve only seen one but I think A Silent Voice is pretty up there.
Manga-wise I just finished reading Three Days of Happiness and it was so good, I highly recommend it for everyone. For something a lil more wholesome, I recommend The Fragrant Flower Blooms with Diversity.
But yeah, I play a bunch of games too, so if you ask me for League, I’ll reluctantly say yes. Feel free to come chat with me about anything you’d like. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you much better through the semester.
Treasurer - Harrison Carroll-Beard
I’m Harrison, and I’m the newly elected treasurer for the 2023-2024 committee term. I served as assistant treasurer (read: the committee slave) last year, and I’m glad to be making career progress.
I’m a third year Medicine student at the moment, and when I’m not busy smashing out Anki flashcards you can find me:
I’ve started to get back into watching anime and manga recently, having seen The Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and read Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family over the past month. A non-exhaustive list of shows that I like would include Fate/Stay Night, Kara no Kyoukai, Gurren Lagann, Steins;Gate, Psycho-Pass and Hellsing. I’m a few years away from being put in a retirement home. I know. Don’t remind me.
You can find my MAL at https://myanimelist.net/profile/-hb- (i spent at least half an hour customising it to look cool! please tell me that it looks cool!)
Anyway, I hope to see you all and get to know you better over the course of the coming year!
Assistant Treasurer: Derek Sit
Hey y’all! I’m Derek and I’ll be serving as your assistant treasurer this year. I’m a first year computer science student who got pushed into the rabbit hole of anime in elementary school. I fondly remember running home to watch the latest episodes of Pokemon and Keroro Gunsou. Since then, my tastes have developed to include series such as Mob Psycho, Monster, Madoka Magica and more(man, I love anime that pack an emotional gut punch). Although I’m quite a reserved person, feel free to hit me up and chat about anything on your mind.
Video games are another one of my hobbies. Although I don’t play as much anymore, I’m extremely fond of games such as Team Fortress 2 , Celeste, the Touhou series and more. On top of that, I started getting into rhythm games two years ago and have been hooked ever since. I mainly play Chunithm, Arcaea and Rotaeno and am always happy to grind for those upscores.
Being a fan of rhythm games, I adore listening to music whenever I’m free. While I mainly listen to Japanese artists, I derive enjoyment from a wide range of genres including future bass, artcore and orchestral arrangements. Anyways, I’m looking forward to serving SAMA as the new assistant treasurer. Hope to meet you all!
Social Representative: Akash Kariyawasam
Hey everyone, it's ya Social Representative and ex vice prez. I find myself once again before you all on the committee.
Well a little bit about me. I love One Piece and the Persona series. If you've seen me around you might’ve seen me gushing about how much I love Joker but hate drawing his hair.
I'm also a dead inside engineering student and an avid writer and somewhat of an artist lol.
So when im not dying from engineering you can find me dying over finding images online that actually have transparent backgrounds or you can find me talking about the latest One Piece chapter spoilers
Uhhh normal intro stuff cuz i dont know how to intro, one fun fact about me, I used to be a black belt in taekwondo.
Of course now that I'm a social rep I'll be handling the emails and announcements and hosting and talking, but that's just what the paper says I'm supposed to do.
If you've been around long enough you know how we like to do it at SAMA, take our job and then go way further beyond that to give our members the best experience. I want to improve the interaction and socialisation in this club, and I intend to structure events in the perfect way to facilitate member interaction, cuz I know what it's like to be a first year student who knows no one.
So once again I'd like to thank you all because I wouldn't be here without you. I am truly grateful to all the faces here, both old and new. And for all those who doubt me achieving the stuff I've set out to do , I say to you what I said at my very first speech back in 2020 "just sit back and watch me"
Media Manager: Matthew Che
My name is Matthew, and I will be your Media Manager for 2023-2024. I am a first-year student studying Nutrition Science. This is my first year in SAMA and hopefully I’ll get to know all of our dear members!
My first time watching anime was gladly given to the Fate series and I don’t regret it. From there I started exploring other series and genres but Fate is the all-time winner for me. I’m not really a manga fan but lean more towards light novels, somehow I find words more interesting than drawings…..
Moreover, what I love more than anime is gacha games! I used to play Honkai Impact 3rd, Blue Archive and Genshin Impact. And currently playing Fate/grand order and Arknights a little bit too much (more like obsessed but who cares). I also used to play Rainbow Six:Siege quite a lot but it’s mainly Apex nowadays.
If you guys have animes that you’d like to see during the screenings, feel free to tell me! I’m also keen to discuss anime-related stuff and rant about life so just add me on discord or just talk directly to me in one of the events! Looking forward to having a great year with y’all!
Creative Director: Charlotte Yarranton
My name is Charlotte Yarranton, I’m a second year biomed student, and I’ll be your 2023-2024 creative director!! I’m so excited to be in this position and am looking forward to an amazing year.
I first got into anime back when I got introduced to this rip off of Madoka Magica (idk even know what it’s called anymore), but I became much more committed after I started reading the my hero academia manga back in 2018, and became a weekly reader, ever since then, I’ve been a passionate and avid reader and watcher of animanga.
I’m also an artist obviously! Though I did do studio art in highschool, and have always drawn and painted, I only really got into drawing, and in particular digital art last year when I first joined SAMA. I’m not exaggerating when I say without SAMA, I wouldn’t be the artist I’ve become and strive to be, genuinely without this club I probably would have dropped art, as my course is a lot of work.
I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone better! If you have any questions/ideas/thoughts lmk, I’m always open to talking with people and hearing suggestions or helping people out with their art.
Creative Director: Victoria Qu
Hi there, I’m Tori and I’ll be filling in as Creative Director for a bit! I’m in my first year of Law and Computer Science, which is to say that most of my time is monopolised by my university work. When I’m not slaving away at my assignments, I’m probably grinding art to prepare for my next convention or taking a very, very long nap.
As for how I got into anime, I watched Yuri!! on Ice in 2018 it was all downhill from there (yes, I am still coping for Ice Adolescence). Admittedly, I don’t keep up with new releases. But, if you were to mention Mob Psycho 100, Bungou Stray Dogs, Banana Fish or any of MXTX’s works to me, I assure you we could speak for hours.
Outside of anime, I play an (arguably unhealthy) number of games. Whether it’s my 500+ hours on Animal Crossing: New Horizons (blame lockdown) or the many more I’ve collectively sunk into FE: Three Houses, Persona 5 and TOTK, it’s safe to say I’m quite attached to my Switch. I love games with compelling characters that I can be insane about for long after I’ve finished the game itself (read: Felix and Akechi) - those are the gifts that truly just keep on giving.
Speaking of games, I tend to cycle through gacha games every few months. As of late, I’ve been fixated on Arknights and Honkai Star Rail. However, I was at various points in my life, also in the trenches of Genshin, Tears of Themis and Twisted Wonderland (we don’t talk about Enst*rs). If you ever want to feel better about your gacha luck, simply ask me about how my most recent pulls went…
When on campus, you may catch me hurrying between the Law building and Woodside, a Diluc owl plushie dangling dangerously off my bag. That is perhaps not the best time to stop me for a chat, but feel free to say hello at any other opportunity - whether in-person or online. I really won’t hold it against you if you start by ranting about your favourite characters - if anything, I’ll be pleased by the development.
Looking forward to meeting many new people during my time here!
Sponsorship Officer: Yujie Hu
Yo yo yo it’s ya boy back at it again (lmao) I’ll be once again your Sponsorship Officer for the 2023-24 term on the SAMA committee.
I’m a fan of consuming animaga content. Some of my favourite anime/manga includes the Fate series and Jojo series. Outside of animaga, I also enjoy a variety of video games, mostly JRPGs but I do enjoy most video games (Except horror games cuz I get scared really easily :’>). I used to play a fair bit of gacha games like FGO and Arknights from 2016-2021, but recently I picked up FGO again. I will definitely be looking forward to roll some 5 stars XD.
Additionally, I am something of a cook myself (Insert Obama award meme). You can often find me posting my food pics in the Food Blogger on our discord server. I mainly enjoy Asian and European food. I also really like sports. Tennis is my main sport growing up but I do play and play a lot of basketball and soccer as well.
I have also recently started building gundam kits and playing TCGs such as Vanguard (mainly) and some Yu-Gi-Oh, feel free to hit me up for a match!
Anyway, feel free to hit me up with any questions and I will be looking forward to present you guys with some awesome events in the next year.