University of California, Irvine

President – Annie Phung


1. How did you get involved with GMT?

I joined a greek sorority my second year of college and met my big sis. At the time, she was a board member for GMT and she definitely recommended that I should at least check out the club. Come my third year, I took her suggestion and went to the first club meeting in the fall. From there, I fell in love with the people, their passion to help others, and the natural sense of family that the members from last year embraced. It was evident that this club was for me because all the members seemed to be so connected and friendly.

 2. What’s your favorite GMT memory so far?

Definitely, going to Nicaragua. People keep asking me how was the trip and it simply is impossible to sum up a life changing week into a matter of a few words. The only thing I can utter is, “amazing.” Honestly, the trip will always be one of my favorite memories throughout college. I met passion physicians, grateful patients, learned practical skills, and experienced a world that few get the chance to see.

 3. What is an interesting fact about yourself?

I am a very loud person. For some reason, my voice just projects. During fundraisers, I can yell from our booth in front of Aldrich hall on ring road and people can hear me from humanities and social science.

 4. What superpowers would you want to have?

Flight. I want to fly! The freedom is so appealing to me. I would love to fly and travel the world without strings attached. So many adventures await for those who can fly!

 5. What’s your favorite Pokémon?

My favorite pokemon is probably Charizard because of his personality. He is very tough on the outside, sometimes he is even conceited and self centered, but when needed, he is extremely helpful and will come through to assist no matter what the situation is. Charizard is an underrated pokemon, but he has a lot of personality and qualities that I truly do admire.

 6. If you can be a fruit, which would you be and why?

Lychee. On the outside, it’s quite bitter. The inside is nice and juicy. It looks quite deceiving how good it is but definitely is one of my favorites.

 7. Other organizations you’re involved in?

Sigma Kappa Sorority

 8. If you want to leave GMT knowing one thing, what would it be?

I want to leave knowing that I made an impact in someone’s life. I want to give advice and help others find and follow their path. I want to help others develop leadership, social, and teamwork skills that others have taught me. Even if it is just one person, I would graduate and leave the club more than happy.