19-20 Members

1st Years

Tia Abu Sham is a double-major in Philosophy and Biology. She is a research volunteer with multiple labs and a member of the Muslim Student Association. She has been the Vice President of Community Service for the College of Sciences Student Council and a member of the Aztec Professional Pre-Health Organization. After graduation, Tia plans to attend medical school.

Richard Amaechi is an International Business major. He is president of the Afrikan Student Union, secretary of the Black Business Society, and received the Fowler College of Business Achievement Award. After graduation, Richard plans to work in the financial services industry and eventually pursue an MBA.

Chad Arulsamy is a double-major in Economics and Political Science. He is the founder and former president of the Aztec Outreach Foundation and is a member of the National Residence Hall Honor Society. He is currently a Community Advisor for the San Diego State Housing Development. After graduation, Chad plans to join the military.

Jennifer Barbanica is a Political Science major and a Digital and Social Media Studies minor. She was a founding member for Kappa Alpha Theta and has held the positions of Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Operations Officer. She is a volunteer for Urban Angels, John Muir Health Human Resources Department, and has trained volunteers for the Associated Students Food Pantry. After graduation, Jennifer plans to attend law school and eventually become a judge.

Josh Barfuss is a double-major in Statistics and Economics and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. He is a member of the Weber Honors College, SDSU Ambassadors, Phi Eta Sigma, Rotaract, and received the Jewel Tisdale Hovey Tribute Endowed Scholarship. After graduation, Josh plans to pursue either a career in actuarial science or a Ph.D. in Economics.

Marissa Bass is a Human Resource Management major. She is an SDSU Ambassador and the Development Director for the Society of Human Resource Management. She volunteers as an Academic Mentor and works for the City of San Diego as a Human Resources Intern. After graduation, Marissa aspires to become the HR Director of Unilever, a British-Dutch company that promotes women and empowers them to be the best they can be.

Kiley Borchard is a Psychology major with minors in Chemistry and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is secretary of both Flying Samaritans of SDSU and the College of Sciences Student Success Center. Kiley is involved in Dr. Eileen Moore’s research lab where she researches the effects of alcohol exposure on brain development. After graduation, Kiley would like to go to medical school and become a neurologist.

Paige Bounds is a double-major in Political Science and Communication. Paige is a cheerleader for SDSU and Vice President of Philanthropy for the Weber Honors College. She currently works as an intern at the mayor’s office. After graduation, Paige hopes to pursue a career in public relations.

Angela-Odis Brawner is a Political Science major. She is a Student Success Fee Recipient, student assistant to University President Adela de la Torre, and a board member of the Guardian Scholars Student Advisory Board. Upon graduation, Angela would like to pursue law school, followed by a doctoral degree in education.

Erica Budds is a Psychology major. She is the Psychology Club Vice President, and is a member of Scholars Without Borders, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, SDSU Rho Lambda, Psi Chi, and Aztec Adaptive Sports. She volunteers with Rady Children’s Hospital as an outpatient pediatric volunteer. After graduation, Erica plans to attend graduate school and become a licensed occupational therapist.

Michael Carrier is a Nursing major with minors in Spanish and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. He is president of the Weber Honors College Student Society, the treasurer of Phi Beta Delta, and is a member of Scholars Without Borders and Phi Kappa Phi. After graduation, Michael plans to become a nurse practitioner and eventually become an educator and a public servant.

Chelsey Crowne is a double-major in Journalism and Spanish with minors in Political Science and ISCOR. She is a news writer for the Daily Aztec, treasurer for the Society of Professional Journalists, a member of the TEDxSDSU Curations Committee and Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, and is a peer advisor for the School of Journalism and Media Studies. After graduation, Chelsey plans to attend graduate school and become a journalist for a national media outlet while helping further immigration and civil rights reform.

Jarret DeAmaral is a Kinesiology major. He is a National Society of Collegiate Scholars member, and was treasurer for South Campus Plaza’s Hall Council and a volunteer with Terrapin Physical Therapy. After graduation, Jarret plans to earn his Ph.D. in physical therapy to create his own sports medicine practice, and eventually teach at the collegiate level.

Athena Doss is a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major. She is a recipient of the CHHS Student International Experience Program Scholarship and the Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship. She is executive vice president of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and volunteers with Urban Street Angels and Otay Ranch Baptist Church. After graduation, Athena plans to attend graduate school and become a speech language pathologist.

Montana Farrow is a Management major with minors in Personality and Social Psychology and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is a member of the Rotaract Club of SDSU, a business statistics leader for Supplemental Instruction at SDSU, and has held multiple positions as a member of the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. She volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego, International Rescue Committee, and Hospice of Santa Rosa. After graduation, Montana plans to earn her MBA and work for a non-profit.

Adriana Foss is a Kinesiology major. She is a member of Tau Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies. Adriana participated in the IVHQ Medical Campaign in Cusco, Peru and was a Ride Your Horse therapeutic riding program volunteer. After graduation, she plans to complete a doctor of physical therapy program and become a neurologic clinical specialist.

Dawn Freeman is a Psychology major and Counseling and Social Change minor. She is the Recognition Chair and Of the Month Chair for the National Residence Hall Honorary and is a member of the SDSU Dance Marathon team. She volunteers with Traveling Stories where she reads to elementary school aged children. After graduation, Dawn plans to earn a master’s in counseling and become a mental health counselor.

Ava Froble is a Foods and Nutrition major and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. She has received the ENS Emeritus Professors’ Scholarship and the General Office of FA Scholarships Scholarship. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Weber Honors College. After graduation, Ava plans to work towards a master’s in food science or chemistry and eventually work for a flavoring company as a food chemist.

Michelle Gorski is a Kinesiology major. She has been active within the healthcare community, volunteering at Alvarado Hospital and multiple physical therapy clinics and was a TA for an anatomy class. After graduation, Michelle plans to become a licensed physical therapist and help injured and debilitated patients heal and return to peak physical function and performance.

Katrina Hizon is an International Business major with an emphasis in Japanese and the Asia Pacific Region and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. She has served as an SDSU Ambassador, Delta Sigma Pi Vice President of Finance, Weber Honors College Vice President of Academics, and as an academic mentor in the residence halls. After graduating, Katrina plans to pursue an international business career in either the beauty or skating industry.

Megan Kersman is a Child and Family Development major. She is a founding member of Kappa Alpha Theta's SDSU Gamma Sigma chapter, a member of the Physician Assistant Student Association (PASA), and a volunteer with the SDSU Adaptive Fitness clinic. After graduation, Megan plans to attend a pediatric nurse practitioner program to receive her PNP license so that she can work in a children's hospital.

Kayla Kotake is a Kinesiology major. She is a member of Future Physical Therapists, Alpha Phi Omega, and Phi Eta Sigma. She has volunteered extensively at Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School. After graduation, Kayla plans to pursue her dream of becoming a licensed physical therapist, specializing in the geriatric population.

Sarah Kousba is a Biology major. She is a member Phi Eta Sigma and served as the College of Sciences Student Council Vice President of Public Relations, the College of Sciences Student Council Executive Vice President, and the College of Sciences Student Success Center Peer Advisor. Sarah plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacological Sciences to become a pharmacokineticist.

Courtney Krupkowski is a Communication major with an emphasis in Television, Film, and New Media. She is involved in the SDSU Rho Lambda National Sorority Leadership Society, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority serving as Director of Social Media, and the Professional Studies and Fine Arts Civil Core. After graduating and pursuing a master’s degree, Courtney aspires to have a career in the communications field of entertainment or broadcasting industry.

Sanea Lamas is a Political Science major. She has interned for Senator Kamala Harris in her San Diego office, is a Cox Fellow with the Una Chapman Foundation, and has been a field organizer for Students for a New American Politics Fellowship. After graduation, Senea plans to gain congressional campaigning skills and attend law school to become a civil rights attorney.

Brandon Lim is a double-major in Journalism and Media Studies and Psychology and a Rhetoric and Writing Studies minor. Brandon is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key, Scholars Without Borders, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He has served in the roles of PSFA College Council Vice President of Culture and Diversity, PSFA Civil Core President, and PSFA VP of External Affairs. After graduation, Brandon aspires to become a psychology professor.

Yuwei Liu is an International Business major with a German and Western European emphasis. She is an academic mentor in the residence halls, Aztec Track and Field flight coordinator, Deloitte US National Fantaxtic Case Competitor, and Chief of Staff for SDSU Model United Nations. After graduation, Yuwei plans to pursue a master’s degree in business or international relations and then work for a multi-international agency.

Jason Lum is a Pre-Hospitality and Tourism Management major and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. He is an SDSU ambassador and a member of the Weber Honors College. Jason is the recipient of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association scholarship. After graduation, Jason plans to get an MBA which will allow him to strive towards his career goal of developing his own brand of luxury hotels.

Jessica Martin is a Kinesiology major and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. She is a member of the Weber Honors College, has conducted undergraduate research with Dr. Kressler and Dr. Khan, and is a Scripps Mercy Hospital Volunteer. After graduation, Jessica plans on getting her certification as a Medical Assistant to be able to complete the required clinical hours to apply for a PA program, and eventually become a physician’s assistant.

Mark Maynard is a Journalism and Media Studies major and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. He is a mentor for the Weber Honors College and the Undeclared Students Success Program, and was a member of the Aztec Pep Band. After graduation, Mark hopes to work in the film and television industry as well as potentially attending law school.

Lauren McLeese is a Psychology major and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. She is Kappa Delta Beta Rho’s leadership chair, a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) recipient, a research assistant in the Motivational and Social Identity lab, and a peer advisor in the Psychology undergraduate department. After she graduates, Lauren plans to pursue a Ph.D. in higher education.

Aurora Milatovic is an Accounting major and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. She is the VP of Finance for Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority as well as treasurer for the Advertising Club and volunteers with the AS Food Pantry. After graduation, Aurora hopes to obtain her CPA designation and become a partner at an accounting firm.

Mackensie Miller is a Foods and Nutrition major and a Psychology minor. She is an SDSU Alumni Association Legacy scholarship recipient and Conrad Prebys Student Leaders Endowed scholarship recipient. She is a member of SDSU Rotaract, an SDSU Ambassador, a student assistant to the SDSU Mission Valley Project, and Gamma Phi Beta’s ritual chairwoman and new member educator. After she graduates, Mackensie plans to get her master’s to become a registered dietitian.

Da Yeoun (Hanna) Moon is a Psychology major with minors in Statistics and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is a research assistant in Dr. Aaron Blashill’s lab and tutors refugee students. She was a summer research scholar at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln last summer. After graduation, Hanna hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology specializing in geriatrics.

Austin Moser is a Biochemistry major and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. He was a TA in the Biology department and volunteered with SDSU Music as Medicine. Austin has received many scholarships, including the Prebys Student Leaders Endowed Scholarship and the Shiley Life Sciences Scholarship in Chemistry. After graduation, Austin plans to go to pharmacy school and become a pharmacist.

Mariya Nadberezhna is a double-major in Communication and Russian. She is a member of Phi Beta Delta, Golden Key, and Mensa Honor Society. She is currently the Muskwa Club, Inc.’s Collegiate Divisional Vice President, SDSU Russian Club’s secretary, the SDSU Marching Aztecs’ sousaphone section leader, and SDSU Pep band’s lead bass guitarist. After graduation, Mariya plans to attend a graduate school specializing in Communication or Slavic studies, and eventually work at a large company where she will be able to use her language skills.

Truc Pham is a Finance major and a double-minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Management Information Systems. She is a member of the Weber Honors College and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Truc is also involved on campus through Finance Investment Society, Vietnamese Student Association, and SDSU Ambassadors. After graduation, Truc plans to work as a financial analyst or budget analysis in the investment industry.

Rose Rastbaf is a double-major in Political Science and History. She is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and the Pre-Law Society, research assistant, Associated Students voting member, and published writer in the Times of San Diego. She has consistently been on the dean’s list her entire academic career. After graduation, Rose plans to pursue law school.

Jakob Schmall is a Biology major with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Cognitive and Behavioral Science. He is secretary of the Weber Honors College Student Society, volunteer with MedLife, and Residential Education Office academic mentor. He is a recipient of the Harry E. Hamber Memorial Scholarship. After graduating, Jacob plans to pursue a dual-degree program in medical school to earn his M.D./Ph.D. so that he can be both a researcher and surgeon.

Jenna Spreier is a Business Management major and Marketing minor. She is vice president of chapter operations for Delta Sigma Pi, vice president of finance for SPEAR, and has been an Associated Students member. Jenna wants to be a business owner and be her own boss with plans to eventually grow her family’s company to become a national success.

Jill Van Wormer is an Anthropology major and Spanish minor. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and National Society of Leadership and Success. At Southwestern Community College, she served as President of the Earth Science Club. After graduation, Jill wants to pursue a master’s degree in linguistic anthropology. Her career goal is to develop programs to revitalize endangered languages.

Khoa Vo is a Kinesiology major and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. He is a member of the Weber Honors College and Tau Sigma. Vo is involved as an Innovative Physical Therapy Volunteer, medical campaign volunteer, and in the Future Physical Therapist Organization. After graduation, Khoa plans to apply to a physical therapy program to pursue his goal of being a physical therapist. His ultimate goal is to help others restore mobility, range of motion, and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Aspen Waddle is a Kinesiology major and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and volunteers with the International Rescue Committee and Kern County School District. After graduation, Aspen plans to attend medical school through the Air Force. Her ultimate goal is to become an orthopedic or emergency surgeon to provide aid and service in under-developed countries.

Michael Wiafe is a Political Science major. He is the Associated Students Vice President of External Relations, a California State Student Association Board of Directors member, previous Pre-Law society public relations chair, and Harambee Scholars mentor. After graduating, Michael plans to pursue a master’s in public policy and law as well as a Ph.D. in public policy and administration.

Elan Zora is a Biology major with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, president of Aztec Pre-Health Conference, vice president of the American Medical Student Association, and an intern at Pathmaker. After graduating, Elan plans to pursue medical school to become a dermatologist.

2nd Years

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.