Co-Captain - Lily Loosbrock (BC '21)
Lily grew up sailing on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. After sailing optimists, she started racing 420s for Minnetonka High School. She sailed competitively on the team for six years as both a skipper and a crew. In addition, Lily has spent two summers working at Lake Minnetonka Sailing School as a Learn to Race 420 coach. When she's not sailing, Lily enjoys alpine skiing, playing the drums and guitar, and spending time with family and friends. As a first year, she has also been elected to serve on the Barnard Committee on Instruction.
Co-Captain - David Treatman (GS/JTS '20)
David Treatman is ecstatic to be serving as one of CUST's two captains this year. David has served on the board since his freshman year, and is grateful to the team for pushing him to improve as a sailor. He grew up sailing a broken Sunfish with his father on Barnegat Bay, NJ, and has now competed in FJs and 420s against Columbia's biggest rivals. Last year David's experience with the team helped him get accepted as a volunteer crew member aboard a 100 year old tall ship for a transatlantic crossing. His favorite part of sailing at Columbia is teaching students who have never set foot in a boat how to sail and watching them go on to race - and win! When he is not sailing, David works in theatrical production, and studies history and talmud.
Treasurer- Alan Xi-Huang Zhang (SEAS '21)
Alan started sailing sunfish and 420s in middle school. He is planning on studying applied math and computer science and is researching networks of autonomous vehicles. When he is not sailing, he enjoys flying airplanes and debating.
Secretary - Isabel de la Torre (CC '20)
Isa started sailing at age 7 in Seattle before moving down to San Francisco. In SF she continued sailing, eventually moving into the racing scene. As a sophomore she joined her high school sailing team and was captain for the following two years. She still sails and races out of her home yacht club, St. Francis, and coaches over the summer at Treasure Island Sailing Center. Isa is majoring in Neuroscience and enjoys drawing, dancing, swimming and spending time with friends.
Secretary - Kyelee Fitts (CC '20)
Kyelee grew up as a military brat, spending seven years before Columbia stationed in Seoul, South Korea. An avid lover of both keeping fit and the outdoors, she started sailing fall of her sophomore year and quickly fell in love with the sport. She hopes to major in applied mathematics and enjoys reading, taking walks with Spotify, and finding new quotes to tack on her wall. Kyelee currently serves as the communications chair of the team.
Alumni Chair - Claire Wooton (BC '21)
Communications Chair - Zoe Chan (CC '22)
Zoe was born and raised in New York City and first learned how to sail Optis in the Hudson River. She joined CUST in her first semester at Columbia, and it has since become an integral part of her college experience. Apart from sailing and spending time with the team, Zoe enjoys drawing and exploring the city.
Merchandise Chair - Boaz Willis (JTS '22)
Social Chair - Doga Ozesmi (SEAS '20)
I am a junior in SEAS studying computer engineering. I grew up in Iowa and did not sail much until college.