UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CHEERLEADING
ALEXA | ALLISON | AMANDA | AMANI | BRIDGET | BRITTANY
DARBY | ELYSE | EMILEY | HAILIE | JESELLE | JESSICA | JILLIAN
KAILA | KAREN | KRISTA | LAUREN | MADISON M. | MADISON S.
MARY | NATALIE | SELENA | SHANNON | ZOE
COACHES
 
 
Alexa (top)

Hometown: Los Alamitos, CA
Major: Microbial Biology with a minor in History
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: Get my Ph.D in something-biology and work in renewable energy
Hobbies: Netflix, yoga, hiking, windsurfing, spending time with family, reading
Best Word that Describes You: Supportive
What are you most excited for this year: Pushing myself to be a better and more spirited athlete and teammate
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Coates Research Lab, Delta Sigma Sorority, Engineers without Borders
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? My advice would be to always pay attention; the most insane, amazing things can happen at any point when Cal plays.
What I like the most about Cal: Each day, I am draw to new interests and ideas that challenge my conventional thought. This school is a community of wildly passionate and talented individuals who constantly inspire me to growth as an academic and a human.

Allison (top)

Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Major: Chemical Biology with a minor in Bioengineering
Year of Graduation: 2019

Future Plans: Chemistry Graduate School
Hobbies: Gymnastics, ballet/dance, traveling & exploring new places, baking
Best Word that Describes You: Compassionate
What are you most excited for this year: I'm excited to be back out on the field in Memorial Stadium. There's nothing quite like game days
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Delta Sigma Sorority
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Dress head-to-toe in blue & gold, grab a plate of chicken tenders, and yell "go bears!" more times than you can count!
What I like the most about Cal: The never-ending opportunities, the passionate, intelligent and all-around incredible students, and the contagious school spirit!

Amanda (top)

Hometown: Pittsburg, CA
Major: Integrative Biology with a minor in Public Health
Year of Graduation: 2019

Future Plans: Graduate school
Hobbies: Listening to music, eating, sleeping, hanging out with family and friends
Best Word that Describes You: Loyal
What are you most excited for this year: I am most excited to compete in Florida!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, SAGE Mentorship
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Come decked out in Cal gear and get ready for an unpredictable performance/outcome, anything can happen in Memorial Stadium! Also, be sure to watch the cheerleaders of course :)
What I like the most about Cal: I love the diversity and incredible school spirit! I am constantly motivated to push myself and be the best I can be.

Amani (top)

Hometown: Apple Valley, CA
Major: Media Studies
Year of Graduation: 2019

Future Plans: Live abroad/find work in broadcasting television or online content
Hobbies: Videography, editing, writing, cheer, photography, studying French and Korean
Best Word that Describes You: Offbeat
What are you most excited for this year: Competing at UCA nationals!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Nothing yet
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Relax and enjoy the action with a nice, cool bottle of water!
What I like the most about Cal: The Cherry blossom trees are really pretty when the flowers bloom in the spring. It gives the campus such a refreshing, cool feeling

Bridget (top)

Hometown: Orange County, CA
Major: Political Science
Year of Graduation: 2020

Future Plans: graduate and go to law school
Hobbies: hiking, going on adventures, shopping, brunch-ing
Best Word that Describes You: smiley
What are you most excited for this year: to cheer on our football team in Memorial Stadium
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Delta Gamma and Sage mentorship program
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Get decked out in their blue and gold and come cheer on our Golden Bears, ready to say “go bears” as many times as possible
What I like the most about Cal: all of the incredible people I have met here

Brittany (top)

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Business Administration
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: I plan to join a business internship and gain more knowledge in the financial field.
Hobbies: Watching Netflix, listening to music, hanging with friends
Best Word that Describes You: Bubbly!
What are you most excited for this year: I am excited to participate in Stunt!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Freshman To Alumni (F2A)
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Come decked out in Cal gear! Stay positive and join in the cheers with us!
What I like the most about Cal: Cal has such a diverse community and it is always so fun to meet new people here!

Darby (top)

Hometown: San Rafael, CA
Major: Cognitive Science
Year of Graduation: 2020

Future Plans: I am interning at a psychiatrist clinic this summer in London and will possibly pursue a career in that field or a job in which I am able to work with children.
Hobbies: Seeing live music, working with kids, watching "The Office", flying/traveling, going to the beach, finding new spots in SF, and most of all: cheerleading!
Best Word that Describes You: Compassionate
What are you most excited for this year: Competing in the Game Day division in Florida for the first time in January!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Sage Mentorship Program, work for DSP, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Watch us a LOT, cheerleaders need cheerleaders, too!
What I like the most about Cal: Cal has it all—the incredible location in the heart of the Bay Area, the genuine and hardworking people, the academics, the traditions, the large sports atmosphere, and the many opportunities that students leave with after graduation.

Elyse (top)

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Major: Environmental Sciences
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: Go to law school/become a lawyer
Hobbies: Cheerleading (of course), baking, spending time with friends/family/pets, watching Netflix
Best Word that Describes You: Dedicated
What are you most excited for this year: Night rallies!!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Wear blue and gold and help cheer on the Golden Bears
What I like the most about Cal: Everything

Emiley (top)

Hometown: Vacaville, CA
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: Hopefully attend medical school, become a pediatric surgeon, and own a German Shepard
Hobbies: running, hiking, volunteering at SF General Hospital, shenanigans with friends, binge watching Netflix, watching buzzfeed on YouTube, and traveling!
Best Word that Describes You: Spunky
What are you most excited for this year: Making new friends through Spirit since I’m new and just doing what I love while representing this amazing school.
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? First pick a really spirited game day outfit. Then make sure you bring extra glitter, some good company, and lots of energy to cheer on the bears!
What I like the most about Cal: I love how everyone here is so dedicated and hardworking. Everyone wants to succeed here and they encourage you to do your best to thrive.

Hailie (top)

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Major: Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2022

Future Plans: Attend graduate school to become a psychiatrist, and travel to other countries to help people with psychological disorders.
Hobbies: Cheerleading!, listening to music, dancing, hiking
Best Word that Describes You: Resilient
What are you most excited for this year: Creating new lasting relationships and being super spirited!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Only cheer so far, but looking forward to exploring more in the coming years.
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Get pumped and get loud!!
What I like the most about Cal: The diverse and creative environment.

Jeselle (top)

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Political Science
Year of Graduation: 2022

Future Plans: I plan to attend Berkeley law school to become a criminal defense attorney.
Hobbies: I love to sing and read on my free time.
Best Word that Describes You: I would describe myself as an optimist.
What are you most excited for this year: I am really excited to cheer at football games and be able to hype up crowds at games with my teammates!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: I am part of the Fiat Lux scholar program at Berkeley.
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? I urge them to go out with all their friends and be as loud as they want because spirit is key at games and that will hype up our players!
What I like the most about Cal: I like how unique and different every building is. They tend to everyone and give you a historic yet modern feel.

Jessica (top)

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Intended MCB
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: Medical School
Hobbies: Working out, volunteering, and hiking
Best Word that Describes You: Optimistic
What are you most excited for this year: To cheer at all the games this year!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Circle K, AFX, Project Smile
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Be spirited!
What I like the most about Cal: How driven and intelligent students are and how the campus has so much personality.

Jillian (top)

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Major: Legal Studies
Year of Graduation: 2020

Future Plans: After Cal I want to go to law school
Hobbies: Playing with my dogs, dancing, spending time with friends and family
Best Word that Describes You: Optimistic
What are you most excited for this year: This year I am most excited for football games, and for our trip to Florida to compete in gameday competition!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Chi Omega Sorority, ASUC Renters' Legal Assistance, Athletes in Action, Young Life, and Nation Society of Leadership and Success
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? I would advice fans to get their heart in the game and cheer as loud as they can because then you will have an impact on how the game turns out because fan involvement creates the atmosphere for the players and a supportive, loud, and excited crowd will give everyone a better experience!
What I like the most about Cal: I love Cal because it is so rich in tradition and the school spirit is amazing! Everyone is so driven and determined to do their best and I wouldn't want to be at any other school.

Kaila (top)

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Year of Graduation: 2020

Future Plans: Medical School
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, Netflix, working out
Best Word that Describes You: Ambitious
What are you most excited for this year: I'm excited to compete in UCA Game Day in Florida this year!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: None at the moment
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? No matter what the score is, always be proud to be a Golden Bear!!
What I like the most about Cal: I am surrounded by so many intelligent, talented and hardworking individuals. It's hard not to be motivated to be your best self at all times.

Karen (top)

Hometown: Anaheim Hills, CA
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology & Pre-Med
Year of Graduation: 2022

Future Plans: After college I want to go to Med school so I can earn a Doctoral degree in hopes of one day becoming a surgeon.
Hobbies: In my free time I love to exercise, read, hang out with friends, or cheer (:
Best Word that Describes You: Vivacious
What are you most excited for this year: Football games and meeting lots of people
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Cal Aggie Alumni Association and I plan on joining more clubs once the semester starts.
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? You can never have too much spirit, and you can never cheer too loud!
What I like the most about Cal: Cal has the perfect balance between string academics and social life. It’s filled with a plethora of resources and awesome people who are welcoming and ready to help!

Krista (top)

Hometown: Los Alamitos, CA
Major: Data Science with a minor in Computer Science
Year of Graduation: 2020

Future Plans: get an MBA or Masters in Financial Analysis
Hobbies: watching Grey's Anatomy, baking, and traveling
Best Word that Describes You: Driven
What are you most excited for this year: I am excited to cheer at Big Game in Memorial Stadium!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Philanthropy Chair for Delta Delta Delta
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Get there early to enjoy the Sproul rally!
What I like the most about Cal: I love being surrounded by other students who are extremely motivated and are doing amazing things to better the world we live in.

Lauren (top)

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Major: Economics
Year of Graduation: 2019

Future Plans: Pursue a career in marketing or consulting
Hobbies: Dancing, working out, listening to music, shopping, Netflix, spending time with friends
Best Word that Describes You: Compassionate
What are you most excited for this year: To have the best senior year with those I love the most!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: CMG Strategy Consulting, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Have fun and be sure to show your CAL SPIRIT!
What I like the most about Cal: I love how driven and motivated everyone is in pursuing their goals!

Madison M. (top)

Hometown: Brea, CA
Major: Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2020

Future Plans: Earn my PhD in psychology and open my own practice.
Hobbies: Line Dancing and Sketching
Best Word that Describes You: Resilient
What are you most excited for this year: I am most excited to meet new people and cheer on the Cal Bears!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: None
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Really get into the game and have fun with the cheers and chants!
What I like the most about Cal: I really like how the university is very diverse and tons of great food places!

Madison S. (top)

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Major: Nutritional Science and Intended Business Administration
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: To attend med school to become a pediatrician
Hobbies: Running, photography, and volunteering
Best Word that Describes You: Sassy
What are you most excited for this year: To be able to cheer at football games!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Zeta Tau Alpha, OASES, the Sage Mentorship
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? To go with friends and enjoy the school spirit.
What I like the most about Cal: I love how welcoming everyone is and all the school spirit!

Mary (top)

Hometown: Orinda, CA
Major: Intended Business Administration
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: I would love to pursue a career in public relations or marketing in the fashion industry!
Hobbies: Working out, hanging out at Caffe Strada, playing with babies and dogs, shopping, reading, and hiking
Best Word that Describes You: Bubbly
What are you most excited for this year: Gameday Nationals in Florida!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Alpha Phi, Young Life, Athletes in Action, Greek Cru
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Watch the spirit groups of course ;)
What I like the most about Cal: The people here are absolutely incredible! I've met so many friendly, inspiring, genuine, and truly loving people here and I could not be more grateful.

Natalie (top)

Hometown: Danville, CA
Major: Integrative Biology
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: Career Biotech
Hobbies: hiking, exploring new food places, spending time with my friends
Best Word that Describes You: energetic
What are you most excited for this year: football games
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Greek Life
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Go with your friends and get excited about the game
What I like the most about Cal: school spirit

Selena (top)

Hometown: Discovery Bay, CA
Major: Intended Business Administration/Law
Year of Graduation: 2021

Future Plans: Use my degree to positively impact those around me :)
Hobbies: I love to spend time with family, hike, boat, and read.
Best Word that Describes You: Kind-hearted and diligent
What are you most excited for this year: STUNT and bonding with the team :)
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: N/A
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Celebrate like the student section and don't wear red!!!!
What I like the most about Cal: The diversity, inclusivity, and drive to accomplish the impossible

Shannon (top)

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Year of Graduation: 2019

Future Plans: Medical School
Hobbies: Biking, hiking, spending time with family/friends
Best Word that Describes You: Dedicated
What are you most excited for this year: xperiencing my first year as a Cal cheerleader & enjoying my last year at Cal
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: Kappa Gamma Delta pre-health sorority
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Always wear blue & gold!
What I like the most about Cal: Being surrounded by hardworking, dedicated people because it keeps me motivated and focused

Zoe (top)

Hometown: San Marcos, CA
Major: Sociology
Year of Graduation: 2022

Future Plans: Graduate college and travel the world, and then become a teacher.
Hobbies: Dancing, working out, listening to music, watching TV, watching musicals, reading
Best Word that Describes You: Passionate
What are you most excited for this year: Cheering on the Bears at football and basketball games in front of thousands of fans!
Involvement in other Cal Organizations: None yet, but I plan on becoming involved in various organizations throughout my first year at Cal!
What is your advice to Cal Fans on how they should enjoy a Cal game? Have lots of school spirit and show good sportsmanship!
What I like the most about Cal: Everyone is so diverse and driven, which makes for an amazing learning environment that pushes you to be a better person everyday. There is truly something for everyone here!

 
CHEERLEADING COACHES
LISA KEYS | JESSICA CHATTO
 
Lisa Keys (top)

Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: University of California, Riverside
Hometown: Modesto, CA

Bio: Lisa has been involved in cheerleading for over 20 years. She graduated UC Riverside with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. While at UCR, she was actively involved in Pi Beta Phi, and was a cheerleader for the Highlanders. She has worked for Universal Cheerleaders Association as an instructor for the summers of 1999-2004 as a head instructor until she became the State Director for Southern California & Hawaii from 2004 until 2010 and is currently the West Coast Region Assistant, West Coast Staffing Director and the West and Southwest Event Director. She is also AACCA Certified. Lisa has coached at UC San Diego, San Diego Mesa College, and currently at UC Berkeley. She has also done choreography across the West Coast for school, all star, youth, and college teams. She is also the current head competition coach for the 2014 UCA National High School Champions, Mira Mesa High School.

Jessica Chatto (top)

Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Sacramento State
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Bio: Jessica has been involved in cheerleading for over 15 years. She graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor of Arts in Organization Communication. While attending Sacramento State, she was captain of the hornet cheerleading team and was ranked nationally all four years; as well as, actively involved in her sorority, Alpha Phi. She has worked for Universal Cheerleaders Association as a head instructor from 2006-2011 and was a personal trainer and manager at 24 Hour Fitness until she became the Northern California and Northern Nevada State Director in 2011. She is AACCA Certified and NESTA Certified. Jessica has also been involved in the growth of STUNT in California and was a member of the CIF committee. She has coached Junior High, High School and All Star cheer teams for over 10 years and has developed new STUNT programs at the High School level. She is currently the head coach for Harvest Park Middle School and the 2016 and 2017 North Coast Section Champions in STUNT, Dougherty Valley High School.

 



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