Hi, my name is Julia Phalen, and I am so excited to be one of District 5160′s District Governors this year! I am a senior at El Cerrito High School, where I joined Interact along with many other clubs my Freshman year. I was accepted onto my school’s board my Sophomore year as Secretary, continued as Secretary and Rotary Liaison for my Junior year, and will be the President this year. I first joined District Council last year as a District Delegate for Area 7, where I met tons of other students with a passion for service, and where I really became involved in Interact. One of my biggest passions outside of school and Interact is swimming, I am apart of my high schools swim team, and work at the local pool as a swim instructor and lifeguard.
Hello! My name is Darla Chavez, and I’m honored to be one of your District Governors this year. I’m currently going to be a senior at Clayton Valley Charter High School. There, I am a part of various different clubs and leadership organizations. I joined Interact my freshman year, but became much more active my sophomore year, from there I applied to District Council and was able to be a part of it my junior year. For the 2015-2016 year, I was the District’s publicist, which taught me a lot about Interact, it also allowed me to meet other people who shared my passion for public service, and lastly it helped me grow as a leader. This upcoming year I will also be co-president for my school’s Interact club. Aside from Interact and school, I am an avid concert and beach goer. I also love to go on runs/hikes with my friends, read books, and listen to music (my favorite genre being rock).