Who We Are

About Us

We provide young professionals with an opportunity to serve the local and global community, network with industry leaders, and cultivate their leadership skills while developing lasting and meaningful relationships.  

San Diego Rotaract is part of a global community of young adults taking action for positive change.  We meet at least twice a month to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects, and socialize.  Service projects occur throughout the month and can be found on our calendar. We are part of Rotaract district 5340 and are sponsored by San Diego Downtown Rotary Club and San Diego Rotary Club.   

Our members share a desire to better their community and themselves, make friends, and have fun! Some rotaractors are earning masters degree and professional certificates, most are working full time.

For more information about the club, please take a look at our New Member Packet.

Board of Directors 2020-2021

Brisa Bassett

Brisa has been a member of the San Diego Rotaract since November 2018. She enjoys the community and volunteer opportunities SD Rotaract has provided her in the short amount of time she has been a member. Her favorite event has been volunteering with Casas de Luz to build a house for the Rodriguez family in TJ, Mexico and can't wait for next year! Brisa currently works as the Business Manager Assistant for Lexus Carlsbad. When Brisa is not working or volunteering she is either at the beach, traveling, attending concerts, or checking out local breweries!

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Marcela Alvarez
Director of Service

The Director of Service's primary role is to help the club serve the local community and local environment.

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Sherry Theofanides
Director of Intl. Service

Sherry is a servant at heart. She graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a bachelors of science in Construction Management. Combining her passion for building and helping people, she has jumped on countless opportunities such as rebuilding homes in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria as well as building homes in a village in Bangalore, India with Habitat for Humanity. Sherry currently works as a field engineer for Sundt Construction in San Diego.

The Director of International Service's primary role is to help the club serve the international community and create partnerships.

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Ebenezer Badger
Vice President

The Vice President's primary role is to support the President and potentially transition to the position of president in the subsequent year.

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Monserrat Garcia
Director of Service

The Director of Service's primary role is to help the club serve the local community and local environment.

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Javier De Leon
Director of Intl. Service

Javier is devoted to giving back to his community and creating opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce. A native San Diegan, he is passionate about paying forward the mentorship he received and opening doors especially for youth in underserved neighborhoods. He currently works as an economic development coordinator at the San Diego Regional EDC, where he provides direct support to the Advancing San Diego initiative which aims to create systems change between industry and education and address the skills gap locally. Previously, he worked across Latin America with an NGO focusing on creating systemic change after the Colombian peace process and later, with a consulting firm by providing economic outlooks across various sectors in Brazil. He studied economics at San Diego State University and is a proud #AztecforLife, regularly attending team sporting events year-round.

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Daniel Salinas
Director of Membership

The Director of Membership's primary role is member management. 

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Theo Booth-Laure
Director of Finance

The Director of Finance's primary role is to help the club maintain accurate financial records.

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Francisco Salinas
Director of Records

Francisco is passionate about service, community building, inclusive economic development, and peace building. He stays engaged in his community and loves to contribute to collective work. He is a San Diego native, Catholic, servant passionate about spreading love and goodness in the world. He currently works as a Program Coordinator for the Early Academic Outreach Program at UC San Diego.

As Director of Records, Francisco manages club administrative duties and ensures effective communication and club records.

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Additional Past Presidents:

Joseph Bruno & Francisco Salinas


Ryan Morell & Joseph Bruno


Samantha Schreiber


Lily Pearson


Robert Marsh

Chartering President


Our Current Members


Matt Salem

Senior Technical Support Specialist

Member Since 2018

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Vanessa Lopez

Mortgage Loan Officer

Member Since


Amanda Orozco


Member Since 2020


Saran Luvsanjambaa

Public Policy

Member Since 2020


Nate Chapin


Member Since 2018


Geneva Le


Member Since 2018

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Nancy Saroufeem


Member Since 2018

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Ryan Yanda

Environmental Health Specialist

Member Since 2018


Join Us

2nd Wednesday of the month: Business Meeting

6:30 pm Networking, 7:00 pm Meeting

2250 4th Ave, 1st Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

4th Wednesday of the month: Auxiliary Meeting

Rotating locations (see events)

If you have met the requirements and spoken with the Director of Membership, please fill out the following google form for board approval: New Member Application

Join our Slack channel for up to date information and opportunities! Start building community and connect with current members.



It's an amazing, welcoming group that has a lot of fun while doing good.  Many, including myself, are drawn to the club for its noble mission of "Service above self" 


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