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Every semester, a new band of Noteworthy Guys don the golden vest and tie.  This semester, we have the following fantastic people.  Click to jump to the member of your choice:

Michael Noor
Hemal Madaan
Jerry Yin
Josh Jacobs
Luke Mott
Jackson Starkey
Jonathan Nagel
Jonathan Dombro
Paul Ahn
Ethan Nguonly


Michael Noor (Music Manager)

Voice Part: Baritone
Semester in Noteworthy: 7th
Semester in Berkeley: 7th
Major: EECS

Interests: Overcommitting, Staying up way past my bedtime, Complaining about my homework and then not actually getting it done, Conducting too loudly and hurting my arm, Finding any and every excuse to avoid the gym, Debating whether or not I should just give in and P/NP all my classes

Bio:
People never really seem to take me seriously.
Everyone always thinks I’m making some kind of immature joke.
Not once do I get credit for all the hard work I do!
It’s absurd! I get no respect for the effort I put into the things I love.
Seriously, you guys need to start treating me the way I deserve.

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Michael, and I’m all for safe sex.
If they aren’t for protection, I tell em “thank u, next.”
I find it kind of odd when people tell me that I’m woke,
Cause I’ll make a fuss at first, but I won’t stop because it broke.

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Hemal Madaan (Business Manager)

Voice Part: Tenor 1
Semester in Noteworthy: 5th
Semester in Berkeley: 5th
Major: Data Science and Economics (Formerly Cog Sci iykyk)

Interests: Smoothies, smash, sustainability, my dogs, my dawgs, rap music, R&B, slow jams, snow cones, Chipotle, In n Out, and Noteworthy Brahcapella

Bio:
BIOIOIOIOIOIOIO. So I’m sitting here, typing rapid fire at 3 am in the morning trying to comprehend how I can possibly express my personality to you in a short blurb. The answer is, I don’t have to! Instead I’ll let you ponder some questions that keep me up at night: Where do we go when we die? How do you justify life having a purpose if the vast majority of us do not know why we’re here? How are you sure you’re not living in a simulation? Why does the Jamba Juice on Telegraph charge so much more than Jamba Juice anywhere else? Will Rihanna ever make a musical comeback or is she done with the industry? Who was truly the best Spice Girl? Is it Taco Tuesday yet? What is? Where is? Who is? Fin.

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Hemal and I’m really sarcastic
You just got fired, oh my gosh that’s fantastic!
I cover all my jokes with a mysterious air
Oh, your girl? We didn’t bang, I swear!

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Jerry Yin

Voice Part: Bass/VP
Semester in Noteworthy: 5th
Semester in Berkeley: 5th
Major: MCB — Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Interests: Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect 3. Teaching Bio 1A, Research, Volunteering at Benioff Children’s Hospital, MCB Peer Advising, Pre-Medical Honor Society VP, UC Choral Ensembles President, IM Basketball & Dodgeball

Bio:
“Singing is a useless skill” — every Asian mom ever. And honestly mom, you are ABSOLUTELY correct. You know what is a useful skill? How to write about yourself. It’s 4:55am and I’m currently trying to figure out how to write about myself before we take our website photos. This is my 5th time writing one of these, yet it gets harder and harder each time?? Oof how am I going to write my primary app for med school LOL. Shoutout to all y’all English majors, seriously. You have a true TALENT. Man, I seriously wish I saved all my previous bios… would come in handy right about now.

Anyway, if you’re still reading this I’m Jerry and my favorite movie of all time is Pitch Perfect. My second favorite movie of all time is Pitch Perfect 2, so naturally you can guess that my third favorite of all time is… yup, Mean Girls. If you made it this far, you are awesome and I’d love to get to know you. Hmu on social media, lmk what your second favorite movie of all time is. And if it isn’t Pitch Perfect 2, then you aren’t awesome anymore.

Is this long enough yet lol pls :'(

Gangsta Rap:
Hey my name is Jerry and I’m not a mathematician
They say you’re out of my league, but I think same division
‘Cause baby you and me girl it’s just simple addition
You’ll never be subtracted, and you’ll always make a difference.

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Josh Jacobs (Outreach Manager)

Voice Part: Bass
Semester in Noteworthy: 3th
Semester in Berkeley: 5th
Degree: EECS

Interests: Smashing Bros, Poking mons, doing a sing, the unending void that will inevitably swallow all of existence, baking i guess

Bio:

Joshua Jacobs, better known as Big Jorn, has lived one of the most eventful lives in history. It all started at the moment of his birth, which historians refer to as Big Jorn’s Big Born. Eyewitnesses to the event say that the 3 minute old infant managed to convince the doctors to give him a scalpel to cut his own umbilical cord in a most impressive display of non-verbal persuasion. Big Jorn grew up in a modest family, working hard in his parents’ grain fields until his 16th birthday when his parents gifted him the rights to the entire farm. He immediately established the small farm as a leader in the grain industry with the development of Big Jorn’s Big Corn, ears of corn bigger and more nutritious than any seen before. After becoming the biggest name in corn, Big Jorn worked with the leaders of every nation across the planet to provide ample sustenance to the peoples of every country, ending world hunger forever.

Having grown bored with the grain industry, Big Jorn made a sudden pivot into the world of adult films. He started his own production company, Big Jorn’s Big Porn, and began releasing some of the most famous adult films ever to be filmed (not that anyone would admit to seeing them). But suddenly, tragedy struck as Big Jorn engaged in a fight with a wild lion to protect a group of school children at a local zoo. He managed to protect the children, but was ripped to shreds in the process, in an event now known as Big Jorn’s Big Torn. His funeral, Big Jorn’s Big Mourn, was the most attended burial in history, with attendees ranging from world leaders, to celebrities, to childhood friends. However, some of Big Jorn’s most devoted followers insist he will return, in the momentous event they call Big Jorn’s Big Reborn.

Gangsta Rap:
Hey, my name is Josh, but you can just call me Father
People say I’m a priest, but I swear, I won’t be a bother
Even if you’re not religious, you better be prepared
Because if I get you kneeling, the whole town’ll hear your prayers

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Luke Mott

   

Voice Part: Baritone/Bass
Semester in Noteworthy: 3rd
Semester in Berkeley: 3rd
Major: Hopefully a Snake

Interests: Singing, Lifting, Eating, Sleeping, Operating Heavy machinery, Filing Taxes, Discovering the New World, Growing stuff, Reading Documentation

Bio:
Hey man name’s Luke and I’m a second year intending to study business at Hassssss. I joined noteworthy because the name was very witty. It has been one of the coolest experiences ever getting to become friends with all the noteworthy guys.

Sometimes when its late at night I just go outside all alone and look at the stars and I wonder, hey, is there somebody on the other side of this crazy little space rock we call planet earth looking up at the same star, thinking the same thing as me? Then I usually hit up Taco Bell and go to bed.

Gangsta Rap:
Hey my name is Luke and I rhyme real nice
I got lyrical ingredients like sugar and spice
Cooking up dope bars that are sounding fantastic
Rap circles round these dudes with my linguistic acrobatics

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Jackson Starkey

Voice Part: Tenor 2
Semester in Noteworthy: 3rd
Semester in Berkeley: 3rd
Major: Applied Math / Computer Science

Interests: Photography, biking, four-wheeling, brass ensembles, smoking some dank kush, surfing, optometry, direct marketing, knitting

Bio:
Once upon a time, there was a little boy who lived on a farm. His father was a humble man, his mother a diligent woman. The boy loved his simple life, and he loved his humble father and his diligent mother, but he dreamed of moving somewhere bigger and brighter. So, on his fourteenth birthday, he was admitted to an esteemed religious school in the city.

On his first day, he met more people than he had known in his entire life. At first, he was thrilled – so many new friends! However, the boy quickly discovered that he was a rather disagreeable fellow. He often quarreled with the religious scholars, and in his second year he was expelled for getting in a fist fight with a classmate. The boy took up a job in a coal mine, and died seven years later from lung disease.

A couple hundred years later, in a city far, far away, some kid named Jackson Starkey showed up and started singing about enormous penises.

Gangsta Rap:
I’m Jack Starkey, hopped off the Bart,
Walked through People’s Park alone through the dark.
Dirty like a pigeon and dumb like a seagull,
I’m Cal’s bad boy, bear-ly legal.

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Jonathan Nagel

Voice Part: Tenor 1
Semester in Noteworthy: 1st
Semester in Berkeley: 5th
Major: Energy Engineering

Interests: Smash, green things, contemplating the existence of the universe, and singing cluster chords.

Bio:
Today was a beautiful day: the birds were happily getting their nests prepared for the warm spring days to come, the refreshing air greeted me through the trees, all was right. Now that also means that I am suffering and overloaded with schoolwork, a cappella, and other energy engineering things. Stopping time would be cool. Wish I could do that…would help me finish the work I am procrastinating on. You know, I am getting a little tired of singing super high all the time…tenor life is hard…though I have been doing this for three years so, I suppose I should be used to it by now. I should do my work…or video games…I think video games… Anyways, I must be off, so long and thanks for all the fish.

Gangsta Rap:

My name is Jonathan and I can’t write raps
My entire identity centers around not writing raps
It would have taken me about 5 min to write my rap
but instead I decided to go with “eh”

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Jonathan Dombro

Voice Part: Tenor 2
Semester in Noteworthy: 1st
Semester in Berkeley: 3rd
Major: Political Science and Legal Studies

Interests: Playing guitar, singing, theatre, making love, geography, making friends, eating

Bio:
Hi! I’m Jonathan! I love Cal more than anyone on this campus and that is a hill I’m willing to die on! If you think you or someone loves Cal more than me, well, you’re wrong, but please come my way so I can show you how much I love this university! The first time I peed in Strawberry Creek was when I was 5 and I knew I would one day end up here, and every day The University of California, Berkeley proves it to me anew! I haven’t gone a day without saying go bears since 2007 when I had laryngitis! I work at the Lair of the Golden Bear over the summer and I’d join the rally committee but they don’t love Cal enough for my standards! I’m down to get married but only to a true golden bear who can assure me that our children will never entertain the idea of going to another college! GO BEARS!

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Jdizzle and I’m always packin heat
Gotta rocket in my pocket and I’m fresh on the beat
You better watch out for your girl cause this dick is the bomb
But I’ll be out once I’m done so I can give it to your mom

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Paul Ahn

Voice Part: Tenor 2
Semester in Noteworthy: 1st
Semester in Berkeley: 1st
Major: Intended CS + Mathematics

Interests: Playing the piano, playing the clarinet, following DCI/Blue Devils, being a nerd, mathematics, the number 17, yellow pigs, anime, anime cons, League of Legends, Osu!, digital art, and going on international trips to Asian countries.

Bio:
I am Paul. I like music, math, and anything else a generic Korean American boy would like (except Kpop. Kpop sucks). I am christian and love my man Jesus Christ. I lived 30 minutes away in the quiet town of Pleasanton before coming here. I am hardstuck gold in League of Legends and hardstuck 20k rank in Osu!. I like boba and eating out. I like anime and I go to anime cons frequently to waste my hard earned money. I collect anime figures also, wasting even more of my hard earned money. I am an awkward nerd and thus has never been in a relationship before. I am generally a sad boy because of this. But hit me up if you are into awkward Korean boys.

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Paul and I am a math magician.
I’m changing the world with every single equation.
You may think I’m just kidding or my motive is fractional.
But I think you and me adds up to something that’s rational.

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Ethan Nguonly

Voice Part: Baritone
Semester in Noteworthy: 1th
Semester in Berkeley: 1th
Major: Computer Science and Data Science

Interests: Ping pong, martial arts, tricking, and sleeping.

Bio:
From across the nation, this is your boi Ethan coming from Virginia just to sing for you here in the Bay. Just kidding, you’re special, but not thaatt special. Also, a question I’ve never quite found the answer to: why the fuk my pee pee hard? If you ever find out the answer, I’d love to discuss it with you in my bedroom (or yours).

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Ethan, but you can just call me daddy
You want some fuck tonight? I’ll be there just send the addy
And if you say no thank you, you’re not really my type
You’ll be swallowing those words when you’re choking on my pipe

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