18-19 Members

1st Years

Leonardo Alcaraz is a double-major in Sociology and Women Studies. He is President of the sociology honor society Alpha Kappa Delta and he was President of Puente at Palomar College. After graduation, Leonardo plans to earn a master’s and doctorate degree in Sociology with an emphasis in race, class, and gender.

Lena Barbakh is a double-major in Biology and Child Development with a minor in Arabic. She has volunteered extensively in various elementary schools in San Diego and has received an EOP certificate for recognition and dedication to students. After graduation, Lena plans to attend medical school in order to help families in need.

Emily Bautista is a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is a member of the Weber Honors College, a Missional Community Apprentice for SDSU Cru, is the Junior Class Representative for the National Speech-Language Hearing Association. After graduation, Emily plans to pursue a master’s degree and a Ph.D. after gaining experience as a speech-language pathologist at an elementary school.

Annika Bilog is a Nursing major and a Leadership minor. She has been extensively involved with the California Nursing Students Association and volunteers with the Flying Samaritans in El Hongo, Mexico. After graduation, Annika plans to work as a registered nurse and earn a master’s degree in public health or education.

Danielle Bucciero is a Biology major. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and she has been involved with the SDSU American Sign Language Club as a general member and Secretary. She currently volunteers at the College-Rolando Library where she tutors young children. She has also created a kindergarten readiness program. After graduation, Danielle plans to attend medical school and eventually enter the field of dermatology.

Esteban Delgado III is a Chemistry major. He is a member of Golden Key, Scholars Without Borders, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Esteban was a research assistant for Head and Neck Cancer Research at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, has participated in the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, and he has volunteered extensively with the International Rescue Committee. After graduation, Esteban hopes to earn a Ph.D. in in the biosciences and to be a principal investigator for a cancer biology lab and become a professor.

Lorise Diamond is a Communication major and minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Sociology. She is a member of the Weber Honors College, Scholars Without Borders, and Phi Kappa Phi. Lorise also serves as the Community Service Chair for Sigma Alpha Pi and the VP of External Affairs for PSFA Civil Core. After graduation, she plans to institute The Linguistic Communication Center, which intends to codify an arts and humanities-based curriculum into an educative platform geared to assist sexual assault survivors in finding and emancipating their political voice.

Johanna Eriksson is a Communication major. She was Vice President of the Associated Student Government at Mesa College and is currently Project Manager on the Operations Committee for Associated Students. She also volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association. After graduation, Johanna she would like to earn a master’s degree and go on to become a C.E.O.

Arturo Fernandez Rios is a Business Administration major. He is a Resident Advisor and is the President and Co-founder of Out for Business.  Arturo is an SDSU ambassador and has volunteered with the LGBT Center of San Diego. After graduation, he would like to get a job in human resources or as a recruiter at a technology company.

Ashley Franklin is a Liberal Studies major. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, is the recipient of numerous academic scholarships, and is President of the Arts and Culture Club. She has been extensively involved with Green Love and Green Fest. After graduation, Ashley hopes to become a middle school mathematics teacher. Eventually, she would like to work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, as well as the Peace Corps.

Chelsea Guevara is a Social Work major. She is on the San Diego State University’s Children Center Board. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and is Vice President of the College Panhellenic Association. After graduation, Chelsea hopes to join the Peace Corps and have the opportunity to work as a youth development volunteer. She would also like to earn a master’s in social work and be a change agent to fight for the voiceless.

Gabrielle Hadzicki is a Civil Engineering major. She is a recipient of the Tom Chapman Civil Engineering Scholarship and is a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, where she has served on the recruitment committee and as Assistant to the Vice President of Public Relations. After graduation, Gabrielle plans to pursue a career in the civil engineering field.

Ella Holton-McCoy is a Liberal Studies major and Child Development minor. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Scholar Without Borders, Golden Key, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  Ella is working on designing her own preschool. After graduation, she plans to earn a teaching credential and master’s degree. Ella wants to teach kindergarten and become the top reading/dyslexia specialist in California.

Daniel Kelly is a Business Management major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. He has served as Director of Corporate Relations and President of Delta Sigma Pi and has volunteered with the SDSU BeHIP conference and The Language Academy elementary school.  After graduation, Daniel hopes to start his own entrepreneurial business.

Molly Kinahan is a Marketing major and a Management Information Systems minor. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta, Order of Omega, and Best Buddies. She has been a coach for Girls on the Run and volunteered with Social Advocates for Youth. After graduation, she would like to enter the digital marketing field and then pursue a master’s in business administration.

Michael Kumura is a Business Administration major with a minor in Leadership Development. He received the Freshman Leadership Connection Certificate and the Foster Youth Tutor Connection award. He has also worked as Vice Chair of the University Affairs Board, Sergeant At Arms for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and as an Account Analysts with Student Account Services. After graduation, Michael hopes to become a senator for the state of California.

Samantha Ledesma is a double major in Criminal Justice and Spanish with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the PSFA College Council President and Executive Vice President of the SDSU Criminal Justice Student Association. Samantha has received numerous academic scholarship and awards and is a member of Golden Key. After graduation, she would like to become a homicide investigator and serve underrepresented communities.

Christina Lee is a Psychology major. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Psy Chi, and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. She is President and Vice President of Public Relations of Phi Kappa Phi. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education and earn a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology and work in human resources of a popular company or business.

Cameron Lester is a Computational Statistics major. He is a founding member of oSTEM at SDSU and Treasurer and previous Academic Chair for the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity. Additionally, he works as an assistant at the SDSU Pride Center. After graduation, Cameron hopes to pursue a graduate degree in artificial intelligence and modeling or applied mathematics.

Kyle Logan is a Chemistry major.  He is an undergraduate researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He also was a Research Assistant at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in neuropharmacology and become a community college lecturer and university professor researching the biochemical mechanisms regulating human behavior and consciousness and the development of novel pharmaceuticals.

Amanda Macdonald is a Biology major with an emphasis in Cell & Molecular Biology. She was a member of the SDSU women’s water polo team and is a member of the American Medical Student Association and the Green Love Commission. Amanda was a UCSD hospital volunteer who worked on the orthopedic surgery floor. After graduation, she plans to apply to both medical schools and master’s of physiology programs. Amanda then wants to become a physician and join Doctors Without Borders.

Karina Maralit is a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major with a minor in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences. She is a distinguished member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Additionally, she conducts research studying the communicative differences in deaf and hearing people. After graduation, Karina intends to pursue a master’s degree in speech language pathology and eventually work in neonatal intensive care.

Madison Marks-Noble is a Political Science major. She is Treasurer for the San Diego State Republicans, member of Alpha Gamma Delta women’s fraternity, and Instructional Student Assistant for the Department of Religious Studies. She also volunteers at the Good Neighbor Campus Clean-Up and participates in various philanthropy events that raise awareness about diabetes and hunger. After graduation, Madison plans on attending law school, acquiring her J.D., and eventually become a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Emily Mays is a Kinesiology pre-physical therapy major. Emily is a recipient of the Lifetime Membership Award, California State Seal of Biliteracy in French, and California Scholarship Federation member. She also was Vice President of Aztec Adaptive Sports, member of the Future Physical Therapist Organization, and regular volunteer at Mesa Physical Therapy and Scripps Mercy Hospital. After graduation, Emily plans to enroll in a doctor of physical therapy program and become a licensed physical therapist.

Hannah Morrison is an International Business major with an emphasis in Chinese and Asian Studies. She is a member of Scholars Without Borders and Phi Theta Kappa honor society and has received the Shirley Ann Speilman Endowed Scholarship for Chinese Studies. After graduation, Hannah plans to pursue an MBA and eventually a doctorate degree.

Olivia Musil is an Interdisciplinary Studies major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is an SDSU Ambassador, a Supplemental Instructional Leader for General Chemistry, and the Co-Pharmacy Coordinator for Flying Samaritans. She has received the Palomar Health Intensive Unit Excellence Award and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Senate of the State of California. After graduation, Olivia plans to become a physician.

Christian Onwuka is a Business major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. He was awarded the SDSU Presidential Scholarship, the Sigma Pi Phi National Scholarship, the SAAB Emerging Leadership Award, and the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. He is Vice-Chair of the Associated Students Financial Affairs Committee and is the College Representative for the Fowler Business College on Associated Students. After graduation, Christian plans to pursue an MBA and a doctorate, with the ultimate goal of becoming a C.F.O.

Jordan Pank is a Political Science major with a minor in International Security and Conflict Resolution. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Scholars Without Borders, and Pi Sigma Alpha. Additionally, she is an SDSU Ambassador and an athletics tutor. After graduation, Jordan plans to seek a master’s degree in applied intelligence or international relations.

Irish Parducho is a Biology major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies.  Irish is a member of the Weber Honors College, Scholars Without Borders, and Phi Eta Sigma. She was Secretary, Activities Director, and now President of Scholars Without Borders. She is also a member of the Physician Assistant Student Association and DJ for the SDSU KCR College Radio. After graduation, Irish plans on acquiring paid direct patient care experience and then applying to physician assistant schools.

Latrel Powell is a Political Science and Africana Studies double major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Golden Key. He has received the Keith Behner Scholarship, the Shirley Wade Thomas Scholarship, the Danny L. Scarborough Scholarship, and the College of Arts and Letters Alumni Scholarship. After graduation, Latrel intends to pursue a dual degree in public policy and law and hopes to improve and expand child welfare programs.

Van Reynolds is an International Business major.  Van is a recipient of the CIBER International Business Endowment Scholarship, President’s Volunteer Service Award, and multiple Honors Transfer Council of California Awards. She is also a member of the Pre-Law Society, Out4Business, French Club, and was involved in the Black Student Union and MEChA club.  After graduation, Van plans on enrolling in a dual MBA-JD program and work in the field of international corporate mergers, all while continuing her work with LGBTQIA+ youth.

Nathaly Ruiz is a Criminal Justice major. She is the Community Service Executive Officer and the Volunteer Coordinator for the Criminal Justice Student Association. Nathaly has volunteered as a Success Agent for underprivileged elementary school students and as a tutor for the Boys and Girls Club Encanto Branch. After graduation, she plans on working in an area of law enforcement that focuses on resolving human trafficking.

Aubrey Schaffer is a Psychology major with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Counseling and Social Change. She is a member of Golden Key, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Weber Honors College, and Phi Eta Sigma. She is Vice President of Golden Key, Chief of Finance for the Gates to Success society, and Success Networking Team Coordinator for The National Society of Leadership and Success. After graduation, Aubrey hopes to pursue a law degree with emphasis in family law and public policy.

Elisandra Segal is a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major and with minor in Spanish. She has held extensive leadership roles in Alpha Phi Omega and Kappa Delta Sorority and is a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.  Elisandra is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and National Society of Leadership and Success. After graduation, she plans to enter a speech-language pathology master’s program and work as a pediatric speech therapist.

Michaela Setiawan is a double-major in Criminal Justice and French with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is a member of the Weber Honors College, Phi Eta Sigma, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Michaela was also a member of the SDSU women’s division one rowing team and is a member of the SDSU Criminal Justice Student Association. After graduation, she plans to obtain a master’s degree in criminology or J.D. with eventual plans of joining a federal law enforcement agency.

Anya Shutovska is a Management major and Marketing minor. Anya is on the Board of Directors and was the Community Service Commission Representative for Associated Students and was Vice President of Communications for Rotaract. She is also an Alumni Association Scholarship recipient and a Peer Advisor for the SDSU Business Advising Center. After graduation, Anya hopes to work for a consulting, recruitment, or marketing company and later acquire her MBA.  

Nathaniel Tauzer is a Psychology major and a Sustainability minor. He is a recipient of the Psi Beta Chapter Mesa College Excellence Award and was a San Diego Mesa College STEM Scholar. Nathaniel is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Homeless Outreach Support Team, Founder and President of the TerraMesa Club, Founder of the Sage Club, and was a Financial Advisor of the Transfer Student Outreach Alliance. After graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in conservation psychology.

Angelica To is a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major. She is a recipient of the College of Health and Human Services Student International Experience Program Scholarship. Angelica volunteers with the Women's Resource Center and is a research volunteer with the Bilingualism and Cognition Lab. After graduation, she hopes to get a master's degree and become a speech-language pathologist working with children in a school setting or as part of an early intervention program.

Sara Toma is a Cellular and Molecular Biology major with a minor in Chemistry. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She volunteers for Chaldean and Middle Eastern Social Services and is a lab assistant for Biology 350 alongside doing her own research project on how classes in the Biology major are arranged and what classes should be taken before others. After graduation, Sara hopes to go to medical school and become a physician.

Kimberly Tsuda is a Kinesiology major. She is currently Vice President of the Physical Therapists Organization and volunteers with Innovative Physical Therapy, UCSD Medical Center, and is a teaching assistant with the SDSU Anatomy Lab. After graduation, Kimberly hopes to become a physical therapist and to stay involved in research in rehabilitation modalities and improvements as a practicing clinician.

Renata Valente is an Economics major with minors in Sociology and Leadership. She is a member of SDSU Rotaract, is President of the Brazilian Students Association, and is Treasurer of the Economics Student Association. Renata is a Leadership Minor Peer Advisor and a Research Assistant to Dr. Ryan Abman in the Economics Department. She is the recipient of the 2018 Mortar Board Jane K. Smith Cap and Gown Chapter Merit Scholarship. After graduation, Renata plans to attain a master’s degree in economics and work to improve the economic crisis in her home country of Brazil.

Harsh Varshney is a Health Communication major with a minor in Biology. He is a member of Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society and is currently the Associated Students College of Professional Studies and Performing Arts representative. He volunteers with the ALS Association and interns with Palomar Health. After graduation, Harsh aspires to become a family physician and create a more patient-centered experience for individuals.

Nickolas Wohlman is a Business Management major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. He is a member of the Weber Honors College, Community Service Commissioner of Associated Students, Executive Vice President of the InterFraternity Council, and Vice President of Recruitment for Rotaract. After graduation, Nickolas hopes to continue his education and pursue an MBA from the University of Southern California and eventually work in the music industry.

Courtney Yewell is a Kinesiology major. She is a member of the Weber Honors College, Golden Key, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Order of Omega. She volunteers at Sharp Hospital Rehabilitation Center. After graduation, Courtney hopes to earn doctorate of physical therapy and to one day become a physical therapist for a professional NBA team.

Nick Zalkow is a Real Estate major. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma, and SDSU Rotaract. He is also an executive member of both the Real Estate Society at SDSU and Theta Chi fraternity. After graduation, Nick hopes to go to law school for either child advocacy or real estate law and continue to grow his non-profit foundation, Every Kid Plays Foundation, in order to help more kids.

2nd Years

Hannah Garrett is a Construction Engineering major. She is a member of Construction Management Association of America and was the project manager for SDSU’s Electrical Team during the Reno competition. She volunteered at the Helping Hands Animal Sanctuary. After graduation, Hannah plans to earn a Master’s in Business Administration and work in the construction industry through project management.

Willow Lark is an Environmental Engineering major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is a recipient of the Conrad Prebys Scholarship, Cheng-Mo Sun Memorial Scholarship and is a member of Green Love and SDSU Music as Medicine. Willow has volunteered with International Rescue Committee and Reality Changers. She plans to earn a master’s degree and eventually a Ph.D.

Nader Mehregani is a Kinesiology major. He is a recipient of the Associated Students Leadership Scholarship, Iranian-American Scholarship, Biology Department Scholarship, and Board of Trustees Scholarship. Nader is a mentor for the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment program. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school.

Ryan Murphy is a Psychology major. He is a member of Aztec PRIDE, First Year Leadership Experience, and the Psychology Club, and is a volunteer for The Noble Path Foundation and the San Clemente Wellness and Prevention Center. Ryan plans to attend law school after graduation.

Nancy Nguyen is a Sociology major. She is President of Gates to Success, a Peer Leadership Consultant, a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow, and a Research Assistant. She volunteers with Traveling Stories and the Center on Policy Initiatives. After graduation, Nancy plans to earn a master of Public Policy degree.  

Justine Poulin is a Statistics major and a double minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and International Studies. She studied abroad at the Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea. Justine is a Susan K. Weber BRIDGES Scholar, a member of Society of Statisticians and Actuaries, Circle K, and was the Public Relations Officer of the Korean Student Association. After graduation, Justine plans to earn a master’s degree in Public Health or International Studies and work as a research analyst in the public health or international fields.

Sara Torres Robles is a Biochemistry major with a double minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Chinese. She is a member of the Weber Honors College, Phi Eta Sigma, Scholars Without Borders, and is a Compact Scholar and volunteers extensively with them. She is President of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science and is an undergraduate research assistant. After graduation, Sara plans to earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and pursue a career as a research scientist.

Meghan Ursa is a Psychology major with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Counseling and Social Change. She is a Peer Adviser for the Psychology Undergraduate Peer Advising program, Research Assistant for the Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Chief Operating Officer for Kappa Alpha Theta, and a member of the Neuroscience Club and Student Health Advisory Committee.  She is a member of the Weber Honors College, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key and is a recipient of the Panhellenic New Member Scholarship. After graduation, Meghan intends to pursue a Clinical Ph.D. in Neuropsychology.

Sebastian Wallat is an International Business major with minors in French and Computer Science. He is the CFO of Aztecs Out In Business, President of International Business Society, a Marketing and Business Administration Intern for Invictus Advisors, and a Student Athletic Academic Tutor at SDSU. Sebastian is in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is the recipient of the Greater San Diego Business Association Charitable Foundation’s Stammp Corbin Scholarship. After graduation, Sebastian plans to earn a Ph.D. in Finance.