Meet the Chai Notes
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David Batista '18 (Assistant Musical Director) is a tenor and Biology major from Hillside, NJ. You can see him all over campus with headphones in and accidentally ignoring people, so tap him if you see him and say hello! Other than singing annoyingly loud in his room and lounge, David also loves to dance like a fool, rap quickly, eat food, play video games, and play badminton.
Kineret Brokman '18 (Choreographer) is an alto and Industrial and Labor Relations major from West Caldwell, NJ. When she isn’t singing, Kineret enjoys dancing, writing poetry, hiking, cooking bunny-shaped mac and cheese, and trying out different accents. She also spends her time planning events as a member of the Israel-Awareness Committee in Hillel and hopes to get involved in Israel advocacy on campus.
Shaalini Ganesalingam '18 is a soprano and International Agriculture and Rural Development major from New York, NY. When she’s not singing something from the latest episode of The Voice, she can be found watching Sherlock/Bones/Gotham/Castle or a Disney movie in her Stich onesie. Besides all that, she also can be found satisfying her inner adrenaline junkie, trying new things like skateboarding, walking on fences or boxing.
Nina Simpkins '19 is an alto and Art History major from Bethesda, MD. She loves music and has been singing for years including in her high school a cappella group. When she’s not singing, you can probably find her drinking cranberry juice with Sloane in Libe, reading about art, doodling or quoting “Friends.”
Sophie Malki '21 (Publicity Manger, ACAC Liaison) is a soprano and Biological Sciences major from New York, NY. You can usually find her making an inordinate number of Harry Potter references, singing along to Broadway musical soundtracks, or procrastinating at Olin. She hopes to pursue a career in biological research or medicine.
Ari Salkin-Weiss '21 is a bass and Undecided major in the College of Arts and Sciences from Chicago, IL. While you may not have seen him around campus, you’ve definitely heard him, as he is the one guy who will sing without invitation. He enjoys a fun round of Smash Brothers with friends, and can recite all of Les Misérables by heart.