The Team

Meet the 2014-2015 Rice Owls Dance Team:

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Elizabeth Stone

Captain

Elizabeth is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Global Health Technologies, and her other interests include travelling, scuba diving, watching T.V., and laying in hammocks. Her favorite part about dance team is seeing a diverse group of people come together to create awesome performances.

 

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Isabella Gandara

Co-Captain

Isabella is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is majoring in Civil Engineering and her other interests include sleeping, baking, and painting. Her favorite part about being on dance team is having the opportunity to continue teaching and choreographing dance at Rice.

 

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Christy Warden

Co-Captain

Christy is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is double majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science, and her other interests include hiking, astronomy, and painting. Her favorite part about being on dance team is the spring show.

 

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Kimberly Mendoza

President

Kimberly is a graduate student and this is her second year on dance team. She is currently working towards and M.D./Ph.D. degree, and her other interests include hiking, running, and photography. Her favorite parts about dance team are building new friendships and making lasting new memories.

 

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Hailey Haut

Vice-President

Hailey is a senior and this is her third year on dance team. She is majoring in Eonomics, and her other interests include watching Netflix and reading. Her favorite parts about dance team are working out with friends and being on T.V.

 

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Arabella Jenkins

Treasurer

Arabella is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is double majoring in Spanish and Managerial Studies, and her other interests include Hispanic and Latino culture, education, the Dallas Cowboys, and the T.V. show “Friends.” Her favorite part about dance team is getting a break from class work while doing something fun with fun people.

 

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Renisa Ramnath

Secretary and Costume Supervisor

Renisa is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is triple majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Medical Humanities, and Health Policy, and her other interests include yoga, running, swimming, hiking, baking, and travelling. Her favorite part about dance team is bonding with teammates.

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Alexis Williams

Historian, Social Media Representative, and Public Relations Coordinator

Alexis is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and her other interests include horseback riding, reading, and travelling. Her favorite part about dance team is helping create Rice spirit.

 

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Annika Divakar

Social Coordinator

Annika is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and minoring in Medical Humanities, and her other interests include volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, and with Global Brigades at Rice, as well as finding brunch spots and cute coffee shops and doing hair and makeup. Her favorite part about dance team is dancing my heart out and sharing moments of pure exhaustion, sweat, satisfaction, and passion with her dance team family.

 

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Yasmine Rahmat

Social Coordinator

Yasmine is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is double majoring in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Policy Studies, and her other interests include candy, socks, and romantic comedies. Her favorite part about being on dance team is dancing with friends.

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Tiffany Stuart

Tiffany is a senior and this is her third year on dance team. She is majoring in Computer Science, and her other interests include running, Tae Kwon Do, reading, watching T.V., and eating. Her favorite parts about dance team are meeting new people and going to all of the games.

 

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Seohee Kim

Seohee is a junior and this is her third year on dance team. She is double majoring in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Mathematics, and her other interests include travelling. Her favorite part about dance team is representing the school she loves and chilling with people.

 

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Matthew Lee

Matthew is a junior and this is his third year on dance team. He is double majoring in Kinesiology and Studio Art, and his other interests include drawing, painting, and playing the Super Smash Bros. video game. His favorite part about dance team is being able to perform with the team.

 

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Ashley Jin

Ashley is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is majoring in Architecture, and her other interests include drawing and singing. Her favorite part about dance team is the energy.

 

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Taylor Williams

Taylor is a sophomore and this is her second year on dance team. She is double majoring in Cognitive Science and Linguistics and is minoring in Business, and her other interests include watching Netflix and napping. Her favorite part about dance team is the lovely people.

 

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Young Kim

Young is a senior and this is his first year on dance team. He is majoring in Electrical Engineering, and his other interests include servery gumbo, physics, The Walking Dead, and doing puzzles. His favorite parts about dance team are the hoodie and the coaches.

 

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Jenny Ren

Jenny is a junior and this is her first year on dance team. She is double majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Economics, and her other interests include Peer Academic Advising, being Executive Editor of the Discoveries Blog for Rice Catalyst, yoga, Chai lattes, and watching The Office. Her favorite part about dance team is getting to have new experiences while still doing something she loves.

 

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Eun-Bit is a junior and this is her first year on dance team. She is double majoring in Psychology and Spanish, and her other interests include eating and sleeping in. Her favorite parts about dance team are making friends and dancing.

 

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Gretchen Cahill

Gretchen is a sophomore and this is her first year on dance team
. She is majoring in film, and her other interests include acting. Her favorite part about dance team is her teammates.

 

 

Joyce Chen (not pictured)

Joyce is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is double majoring in English and Asian Studies, and her other interests include reading, travelling, and cooking. Her favorite part about dance team is having fun with the awesome team members!

 

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Reagan Borick

Reagan is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She has not decided her major, and her other interests include drawing and graphic design, reading, yoga, community service, and social media. Her favorite part about dance team is bonding and getting to know everyone on the team.

 

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Matthew Brehm

Matthew is a freshman and this is his first year on dance team. He is majoring in Political Science, and his other interests include ballet, classical music, and aerobics. His favorite part about dance team is the great people that he has made friends with.

 

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Mira Dani

Mira is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She has not decided her major, and her other interests include reading, politics, food, and music. Her favorite part about dance team is that she feels that dancing is a great way for her to center herself, so she feels most confident when she is dancing. She also loves the community that dance team brings, and has met some really cool people through the team.

 

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Abby Lawrence

Abby is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and her other interests include reading and solving logic puzzles. Her favorite part about dance team is performing.

 

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Perris Lewis

Perris is a freshman and this is his first year on dance team. He is majoring in Mathematical Economic Analysis and his other interests include swimming, skating, track, saxophone, badminton, and food. His favorite part about dance team is how close all of the members are.

 

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Kira Luscher

Kira is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Mathematical Economic Analysis, and her other interests include fashion design and construction, working out, visiting museums and backpacking. Her favorite part about dance team is team bonding.

 

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Karen Qi

Karen is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Cognitive Science, and her other interests include taking Buzzfeed quizzes, listening to music, and coaching debate. Her favorite part about dance team is always getting to learn new dances.

 

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Emma Redford

Emma is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Cognitive Science, and her other interests include running, American Horror Story, and lollipops. Her favorite part about dance team is the family that we have become.

 

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Jessica Todd

Jessica is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Chemical Engineering, and her other interests include baking, reading, and sleeping. Her favorite part about being on dance team is bonding with other members of dance team.

 

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Olivia Zhang

Olivia is a freshman and this is her first year on dance team. She is majoring in Chemistry, and her other interests include taking naps, baking, and food. Her favorite part about dance team is being able to take a break from all of the academics and just dance it out.

 

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