Current Members

Meet our 2022-2023 DOTs!

Abby Harmatz

Voice Part: Alto 1 | Year in DOTs: 1st

Abby is a third year in Muir, studying Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, and is from Long Beach, California. Outside of DOTs, she has performed in a number of musicals, plays, and choirs (including vocal jazz)! During her free time, she enjoys FaceTiming her dogs, watching shows with her roommates, and diving into anything about Disney. DOTs has allowed her to find her place at UCSD, and she is beyond happy to continue singing with the coolest people ever!

Allison Christian

Voice Part: Soprano 1 | Year in DOTs: 3rd | Public Relations Chair

Allison is a 3rd year in Revelle studying Molecular and Cell Biology, and she is originally from Orange County, California. Outside of DOTs she loves spending time with her family, watching Marvel movies, and going to the beach. She is also on the UCSD club gymnastics team and passionate about her work as a volunteer at the Welsbie Lab. Allison is super excited to be a part of such a wonderful group and community!

Amisha Kumar

Voice Part: Soprano 2 | Year in DOTs: 1st

Amisha is a first-year from Seventh College. She studies Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology. She is from Centreville, Virginia, a suburb of DC. Amisha started singing when she was around 5 years old and has thoroughly enjoyed singing in different choirs and A Cappella groups throughout middle and high school. Outside of singing, Amisha loves to play the guitar and piano. Additionally, she loves to play video games, paint, and find new music/genres to listen to in her spare time. Amisha loves the community and support that DOTs has brought during her first year of college. She can’t wait to continue singing with such wonderful musicians.

Anita Sun

Voice Part: Soprano 2 | Year in DOTs: 3rd | Co-Music Director

Anita is a 3rd year student in Muir College majoring in sociology and minoring in computational social science. She’s originally from Fremont, CA, and outside of DOTs she enjoys roller skating and performing with her band, Barely Acquaintances. Her favorite part of DOTs is being able to experience a shared passion for singing with wonderful people. Fun fact: she can whistle and sing at the same time.

Cae Acosta

Voice Part: Alto 2 | Year in DOTs: 1st

Cae is the current Vice President of DOTs and is a second year Revelle student studying Archaeology and Classics from Chula Vista, California. She enjoys listening to live music, cooking, and the visual arts. Outside of DOTs, Cae loves spending time with her friends, reading, travelling, and binging tv shows and watching movies. Some top picks for her are: The Mummy (with Brendan Fraser), That 70s Show, New Girl, and the Knives Out franchise!

Emily Huang

Voice Part: Bass, Vocal Percussion | Year in DOTs: 3rd | President

Emily is the current president of DOTs and is a third year Chemistry major in Seventh College, originally from the Chicago area. When she isn’t singing with the DOTs (or alone in her car, who’s named Bert), she’s playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching animated movies, and swimming! DOTs has brought her some of her closest friends and so much joy, and she can’t wait to continue singing with these amazing people.

Emma Reid

Voice Part: Alto 2 | Year in DOTs: 1st

Emma is a second year Warren student with a major in Neurobiology and a minor in Health Care-Social Issues. She is from Carlsbad, California. Outside of DOTs, she enjoys acrylic painting, gardening, baking, and watching video essays or dramas. She is glad to be a part of an amazing group like DOTs and is excited for what’s to come!

Isabella Panagiotou

Voice Part: Soprano 2 | Year in DOTs: 3rd | Co-Music Director, Performance Coordinator

Isabella is a General Biology and Music double major in Muir college. In her free time, she loves to roller skate and play guitar. When she isn’t singing with DOTs, she sings opera and musical theatre pieces. She is passionate about her work as a research assistant at the Ideker Laboratory where she studies cancer. She also loves being an Orientation Leader and planning Welcome Week events for incoming students at the beginning of the year.

Jenny Song

Voice Part: Soprano 1 | Year in DOTs: 3rd

Jenny is a third year in Sixth studying psychology and data science and she’s from Shanghai. She has been singing and playing the piano for more than ten years and she loves to watch musicals. Besides music, Jenny also loves languages. She speaks English, Mandarin, Shanghai Dialect, and French, and she’s teaching herself Italian. Her other hobbies include traveling, hanging out with friends, watching tv shows, and drinking coffee. Jenny’s dream is to own a Labrador or a Golden Retriever!

Kyra Power

Voice Part: Alto 1 | Year in DOTs: 1st

Kyra is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering major originally from Corona, California. She has always liked to sing, but also spends her time dancing, playing video games, drawing, taking really long naps, and being a huge Kermit the Frog fan. Kyra loves being in DOTs, where everyone is just as passionate about bonding through performing as she is!

Lana Hilwani

Voice Part: Soprano 1 | Year in DOTs: 1st

Lana is a first year Sociology Law & Society major in Seventh College, originally from Redlands, California. Outside of DOTs, she likes reading romance books, going to the gym, rewatching Attack On Titan, and listening to Taylor Swift. She has been in choir throughout middle school and high school and is excited to continue singing in college too. Lana’s favorite part about being in DOTs is the friendships she’s made as well as singing alongside such a talented group of people!

Odessa Laurie

Voice Part: Alto 1 | Year in DOTs: 1st 

Odessa is a first year Dance major from Santa Maria, California. She is trained in ballet, comedy improv, and voice, among other random things. She loves sushi, the rain, writing songs on her ukulele, and learning about the human mind. Her favorite genre to sing is R&B. Odessa’s favorite part about DOTs is not only the satisfaction of perfecting epic harmonies together, but the amazing friendships she has made along the way.

Olivia Yang

Voice Part: Bass | Year in DOTs: 1st

Olivia is a 3rd year Muir college Data Science major originally from the Dallas, TX area. Beyond a cappella, she does music composition and can also play 4 instruments! Outside of music, she spends much of her time playing Dungeons and Dragons and a variety of videogames (predominantly Minecraft).

Simone DiMatteo

Voice Part: Alto 1 | Year in DOTs: 4th | Fundraising Chair

Simone is a 4th year Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience major with a minor in Music. She is originally from New Jersey but moved to the Bay Area when she started at UCSD. She has been involved in A Cappella music since high school but spent a lot of time singing with choir groups as well. Outside of music, she loves being active, painting, reading, and cooking. She loves being a part of the DOTs and hopes to continue making music after college.

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