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Eliza Gifford


Hi! I’m a CALS freshman studying environment and sustainability and I’m super excited to be a part of the GTC this semester! So far, I’ve mainly been involved with Cornell Thrift and the Food Recovery Network on campus. As a night owl (and a procrastinator), I’m partial to matcha or masala chai for a boost before 9 am classes.

Meili Bowden

Vice President

Hi! I'm a junior studying mechanical engineering and I am very excited to be the VP for Global Tea Club this year. My go-to tea is earl grey, especially in the form of the "Catwoman" at CTB in the Commons <3

Michelle Dong


Hello ~ I’m a sophomore studying biometry & statistics and information science. I’m really excited to be a part of Global Tea Club this year! Outside of GTC, I am a UI Designer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and an avid baker + cook. My favorite teas are jasmine pearl and matcha :) 

Zandt Lavish

Program and Media Designer

Hey! I’m a BFA sophomore practicing art and design with a focused study on the maths and sciences via my electives. I’m thrilled to be experiencing my first semester on the GTC team! Personally I'm a Jasmine Pearl kinda guy with some Chi Masala now and again.