ICC Officers and Staff

The Inter-Club Council (ICC) is an umbrella organization representing cultural, educational, honorary, philanthropic, religious, and social interests here at De Anza College. Meet our Officers and staff who lead the ICC - scroll to learn more about us and how to get in touch!

Cedric Buenviaje | ICC Chairperson

Email: ICCChairperson@fhda.edu | Office Hours: Fridays 11 AM-1 PM PT via Zoom (Link to Join)

  • Major: Business Administration
  • Goal at De Anza: Transferring to a four-year university while also meeting new people and making friends!
  • I want to Transfer to: A UC or CSU
  • Hometown: Fremont, CA
  • Hobbies: I like making playlists, playing with my dog, and eating bibimbap :)
  • Why I joined the ICC: Community college is much more than just two years spent trying to transfer. I believe that students deserve an experience that makes their time at De Anza memorable and joining the ICC is how I plan to make this happen.

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Silmi Sultaan | ICC Chair of Equity

Email: ICCChairEquity@fhda.edu | Office Hours: Mondays 4-5 PM PT & Tuesdays 2-3 PM PT | in ICC Office or Online via Zoom (Link to Join)

  • Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Goal at De Anza: To inculcate habits of best practice which will allow me to push my limits, explore my untapped potential and contribute to the knowledge society at De Anza and beyond!
  • I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley
  • Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Hobbies: Cooking, Swimming, Rowing and Interior Designing
  • Why I joined the ICC: I believe in an ever shrinking, ever more diverse world a genuine sense of pluralism is indispensable for human peace and progress. ICC is a platform that believes in the ethic of pluralism. It does not eliminate differences but embraces differences and our strength lies in our differences. Through ICC I intend to work in a pluralistic climate and build bridges of peace and equity.

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Will Wu | ICC Chair of Finance

Email: ICCFinance@fhda.edu | Office Hours: Mondays 11:30 AM-1:30 PM in ICC Office

  • Major: Data Science/Business Administration
  • Goal at De Anza: I want to make friends and help my community whilst preparing myself for a four-year university.
  • I want to Transfer to: A reputable school that opens the door to plenty of opportunities in the future.
  • Hometown: Cupertino <3
  • Hobbies: Dungeons and Dragons
  • Why I joined the ICC: I wanted to find a community of like-minded individuals while also having the opportunity to make a positive impact on the school population!

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Joel Ng | ICC Vice Chair of Finance

Email: ICCVCFinance@fhda.edu | Office Hours: Fridays 10 AM - 12 PM PT via Zoom (Link to Join)

  • Major: Business Administration & Economics
  • Goal at De Anza: Obtain an AA degree and transfer to a 4-year
  • I want to Transfer to: UCB, UCLA, USC for business!
  • Hometown: Cupertino, CA ^-^
  • Hobbies: I enjoy listening to music, eating different cuisines, water polo, basketball, and taking photos!
  • Why I joined the ICC: I decided to join the ICC based on the communities/experiences I was able to discover through being a member of clubs on campus. I'd like to help other students acclimate to De Anza and find their own unique community on campus since being a student at a commuter community college is extremely hard. I look forward to meeting everyone and making new friends!

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Ruchira Danavadi | ICC Chair of Programs

Email: ICCPrograms@fhda.edu | Office Hours: Tue. 4:30-5:30 PM & Wed. 12:30-1:30 PM in ICC Office

  • Major: Psychology
  • Goal at De Anza: Obtain my AA degree and transfer to a four-year university while also learning and being directly involved with students and the community.
  • I want to Transfer to: UC Davis, UC San Diego or any of the UCs, SJSU
  • Hometown: India
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, hiking, swimming and cooking
  • Why I joined the ICC: Being a member of clubs myself and seeing the favorable impacts they had on students, especially during the pandemic when we were unable to socialize, form friendships, and experience college life. Being a member of ICC and serving as the Chair of Programs gives me a fantastic opportunity to directly participate in the student body that plans and hosts college events while also supporting clubs that are essential to college life. The ICC is a great opportunity to embrace diversity and inclusivity among students who are part of a multicultural community. At ICC, I want to ensure that students enjoy themselves at De Anza and create lifelong memories.

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 Arshiya Rahgozar | ICC Vice Chair of Programs

Email: ICCVCPrograms@fhda.edu | Office Hours: Thursdays 10 AM - 12 PM PT via Zoom (Link to Join)

  • Major: Computer Science
  • Goal at De Anza: Build a good foundation for Computer Science and make great friendships
  • I want to Transfer to: UCSB, UCLA, UCB, SCU
  • Hometown: Tehran, Iran
  • Hobbies: My hobbies are mostly based around sports. I am a judoka, and a wrestler. Once in a while I like to play billiards.
  • Why I joined the ICC: De Anza became much more fun for me after I got involved into clubs and met new students. My goal here is to help our our clubs to have unique events that are memorable. Making connections is also important to me and ICC has great people.

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Alena Yuan | ICC Chair of Marketing

Email: ICCMarketing@fhda.edu | Office Hours: Thursdays 10 AM-12 PM PT via Zoom (Link to Join)

  • Major: Business Administration
  • Goal at De Anza: My goal at De Anza is to meet new people, friends, and have fun before transferring to a four-year university!
  • I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley or UCLA
  • Hometown: Fremont, CA
  • Hobbies: I love weightlifting, thrifting, going to concerts, and watching k-dramas :)
  • Why I joined the ICC: I joined ICC because I love meeting new people and making new friends. Going to college is scary but also exciting, and I want to help other students have a fun and blissful time here at De Anza.

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 Britney Calimlim | ICC Vice Chair of Marketing

Email: ICCVCMarketing@fhda.edu | Office Hours: Tuesdays 10 AM - 12 PM PT via Zoom (Link to Join)

  • Major: Business Administration
  • Goal at De Anza: To meet people from all walks of life and to see how far I can push myself in terms of academics + involvement and impact! :)
  • I want to Transfer to: Either UCSD, UCI, or UCB for business!
  • Hometown: San Jose, CA
  • Hobbies: Film photography! I love having to wait to use a roll of film, forgetting what memories I captured and seeing how my photos turned out after some time.
  • Why I joined the ICC: Going into my 2nd year of CC, I have learned the more you involve and apply yourself on campus, the more unique experiences and amazing people you are bound to meet! I enjoy being involved in programs where I'm able to help and have a sense of community.

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Sean Htet | ICC Secretary

Email: ICCSecretary@fhda.edu  | Office Hours: Tues. & Weds. 10:30-11:30 AM in OCL Office

  • Major: Computer Engineering
  • Goal at De Anza: Transfer to a 4-year university while meeting new friends along the way and learning new things to improve myself
  • I want to Transfer to: UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Davis
  • Hometown: Yangon, Myanmar
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, art, playing basketball and cooking
  • Why I hope to get from working at the Office of College Life & Inter Club Council: I joined the ICC because it not only opens up an opportunity for me to meet new people, but also allows me to learn many new skills such as leadership, time management and more. I also believe that ICC is one of the coolest organizations that we have in the school because of the positive impact that they have created on us college students lives by either hosting interesting new events or assisting other clubs, and I felt like being a part of this is truly going to be a great experience.

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Maritza Arreola | ICC Advisor

Email: ICCAdvisor@fhda.edu | Available by appointment - please email to schedule

  • Title: Leadership Development & Student Activities Coordinator
  • Education: M.Ed. Student Affairs from UCLA; BA Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies from Mills College, transferred from Foothill College
  • Hometown: Mountain View, CA
  • Hobbies: Baking, playing Pokemon Go, getting excited over everyone's dogs, and trying new food spots
  • Why I joined De Anza's Office of College Life: I've had the chance to work in some great college spaces, but I'm excited for this role in strengthening student involvement and development opportunities for community college students. I know from experience that college is really what we make it. Regardless of what one's goals and aimed pathway look like, I know any student can have a meaningful experience here at De Anza by getting involved.

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Our office is located in the Lower Level of Hinson Campus Center, next to the DASG office.

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