20-21 Members

1st Years

Maryam Abdul Sattar is a Social Work major with a 3.73 GPA. She is an ESL tutor and a member of the Latino Student Social Work Association. Maryam volunteers for the American Red Cross and the International Rescue Committee. She has received numerous scholarships, including the Refugee Students Scholarship. After graduation, Maryam plans to pursue law school to study immigration law.

Leyla Anvaripour is an Accounting major and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor with a 3.92 GPA. She is a member of the Weber Honors College and is an SDSU Ambassador. She has received numerous scholarships, including the Mortar Board Merit Scholarship. After graduation, Leyla plans to pass the CPA exam and work for a public accounting firm.

Madison Balatagas is a Cellular and Molecular Biology major. She is Communication Coordinator for the Women in Science Society, an undergraduate researcher, Secretary for the Merit Scholar Student Society, an Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Scholar, a member of the Weber Honors College, volunteers through Flying Samaritans, and received the SDSU summer undergraduate research grant. After graduation, Madi plans to earn her M.D./Ph.D. in pursuit of becoming a research physician.

Hannah Berman-Schneider is a double major in English and Political Science with a 3.52 GPA. She is a Resident Advisor, Speaker Chair for the Pre-Law Society, and External Relations Board Vice-Chair for Associated Students. Hannah is also President of a poetic youth club and hosts writing workshops. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in international law.

Madison Brown is a Biology major and Leadership Development minor with a 3.87 GPA. She is Secretary for the Pre-Dental Society, previous Secretary of Women in Science Society, and former Director of Public Relations for Delta Gamma. Madison has received the Mortar Board Merit Scholarship. After graduation, she plans to go to dental school and become a dentist.

Tuulia Candido is a Political Science major with a 3.88 GPA. She is a member of the Pre-Law Society, Planned Parenthood Generation Action Club, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Vice President of Ignite. Tuulia has also been a volunteer with the AS Food Pantry and a prep tutor in City Heights. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and run for public office. 

Angela Cavilla is a Biology major with a 3.95 GPA. She volunteers at Kaiser Permanente in the radiology department, emergency department, and welcome center. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi and has been awarded the Harold & June Grant Memorial Scholarship, Mabel Myers Memorial Scholarship, and Wilmia Tyler Trott Memorial Scholarship. After graduation, Angela plans to further her career in an accelerated nursing program.

Emma Churchill is a Psychology major and Gerontology minor with a 3.56 GPA. She completed the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award mentorship program through UCSD and is a research assistant at the Brain Development Imaging Laboratories. Emma is a member of Pi Beta Phi and TJ Home Build. After graduation, she plans to get her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or neuropsychology and manage a research lab.

Ashley Clark is a Kinesiology major and Psychology minor with a 3.83 GPA. She is a member of the Kinesiology Organization Revolutionizing Exercise, Treasurer of the Woman in Science Society, and a chemistry tutor. After graduation, she wants to pursue her doctor of physical therapy degree and open her own clinic.

Veronica Coen is a Biology major and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. She is President of Challah for Hunger, an intramural soccer player, and member of the Weber Honors College. Veronica is also a member of Flying Samaritans and the UCSD Pre-Dental Club. After graduation, she plans to attend dental school and serve underprivileged communities.

Tayra Curumilla is an International Business major and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor with a 3.7 GPA. She is Director of Marketing for the Hispanic Business Student Association, a member of the Pre-Law Society, Weber Honors College, Phi Eta Sigma, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. After graduation, Tayra plans to go to law school and help to diversify the legal system.

Carly DaCosta is an Interdisciplinary Studies major focusing on Biology, Public Health, and Women’s Studies and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor with a 3.62 GPA. She is Vice President of the Black Student Science Organization and will be a fellow at the Women’s Resource Center. Carly is a member of the Weber Honors College and is a Partnership Scholar. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school and become a gynecologist.

Rita Daniel is a Public Health major with a 3.63 GPA. She is a cardiology medical scribe, medical assistant, and guest services assistant for Sharp Hospital. Rita was awarded the Larissa Eklund Memorial Scholarship, the President’s Silver Award, and the Dear Neighbor Award. After graduation, she plans to earn her master’s degree and become a physician assistant to help underserved populations.

Jacob Downey is a Computer Science major with a 3.7 GPA. He is an AS College of Sciences Representative, a Computer Science Teaching Assistant, Computer Machinery Club Secretary, Academic Chair for Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and Project Manager for Sigma Phi Delta Engineering Fraternity. After graduation, Jacob plans to earn his Ph.D. and eventually create a startup that gives back to his community.

Anita Duong is a Psychology major with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She is President of the Guardian Scholars Student Advisory Board, a Career Peer, an EOP SOAR Mentor, and student volunteer for the EOP Guardian Scholars program. After graduation, Anita plans to attend graduate school in counseling psychology or student affairs to help underserved populations.

Sarah Faucheux is a Nursing major with a 4.0 GPA. She is President of the Student Nursing Association, an SDSU Ambassador, and a new member of Rotaract. Sarah has received the George & Ruth A. Warwick Scholarship in Nursing and the Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Bryce Franzen is an Integrated Marketing and Communication major with a minor in Management Information Systems with a 3.81 GPA. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Tau Sigma honor societies. Bryce is the Vice President of Marketing for the American Marketing Association and a member of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. After graduation, Bryce wants to find a work environment that he can bring his passion and creativity to and one that challenges him.

Charity Gerhard is a Criminal Justice major with minors in Personality and Social Psychology and Sociology with a 3.77 GPA. She is Vice President of Chapter Wellness for Alpha Gamma Delta and a member of Campus Crusade. Charity is also a member of Order of Omega and Rho Lambda. After graduation, she plans to go to graduate school for criminology and hopes to be a criminal profiler for the FBI.

Alana Godoy is an Anthropology and Sociology double major with a 3.95 GPA. She volunteers through San Diego Coastal Rotary Club and is the SPARC leadership fellow for the Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership. After graduation, Alana plans to work with non-profit organizations as an equality advocate.

Madeleine Goodpaster is a double major in Political Science and International Business with an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor with a 3.87 GPA. She is a member of the Weber Honors College and is the Golden Key Chapter Ambassador. Madeleine is the Director of Awards and Alumnae Relations for Delta Gamma and a member of Rotaract. After graduation, she plans to obtain an MBA or JD degree to work to become an elected politician.

Ryan Hardmeyer is a Political Science major with a 3.92 GPA. He is a member of the Weber Honors College and Golden Key. Ryan is Treasurer of the Pre-Law Society and Academic Chair for Alpha Phi Omega. After graduation, he plans to obtain a master’s in public policy.

Christian Holt is a Kinesiology major with a minor in Biology. He is a Student Activities and Safety Task Force representative, a Resident Advisor, Co-Director for Tijuana Home Build, a member of Rotaract, and Student Director for the Black Affinity Group. After graduation, Christian plans to receive an MD in order to practice pediatrics and eventually open up his own medical practice.

Ashley Jackson is a Nursing major and with minors in Leadership and Child and Family Development with a 3.68 GPA. She is in Phi Eta Sigma, a Mentor and Treasurer of the SDSU Student Nurses Association, and Vice President of Community Service for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Ashley has volunteered for UC San Diego Health to assist nurses and patients and volunteered as a tutor for foster youth. After graduation, she plans to become a nurse practitioner in pediatric trauma.

Maxwell Johnson is a double major in Political Science and Communications with an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor. He is a member of the Weber Honors College and Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society. Maxwell is a student lobbyist for the California Higher Education Student Summit. He serves as a counselor for Camp Kesem and is a member of Rotaract. After graduation, Maxwell plans to attend a master’s program for public policy.

Emma Kerr is a Biology major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies with a 3.63 GPA. She is a member of the Weber Honors College and a Peer Mentor for the College of Sciences Student Success Center, an undergraduate researcher, and a Learning Assistant for Biology. After graduation, Emma plans to earn a doctorate degree in marine biology to understand marine ecosystems and organisms.

Nicole Kohrmann is a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Child and Family Development with a 3.81 GPA. She is heavily involved with her church youth group, is a ballet coach, a Cru member, and has been a Buddy, Job Coach, and Secretary for Best Buddies. After graduation, Nicole hopes to become a Speech Language Pathologist.

Elena Lucas de la Cruz is an Interdisciplinary Studies in Three Departments major emphasizing English, Spanish, and ISCOR with a 3.81 GPA. She was a Resident Advisor and is involved with the ISCOR Student Society. Elena was the recipient of the Aztec Proud Legacy scholarship and has volunteered with Medlife in Mexico. After graduation, she hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in gender based violence and become a professor.

Samanna Maberry is a Linguistics major with a 3.82 GPA. She is Vice President of Academic Excellence for Alpha Gamma Delta and is a member of Rho Lambda, Order of Omega, Golden Key, and Phi Kappa Phi. Samanna volunteers with the AS Food Pantry and Feeding San Diego. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school to become a surgeon.

Rebecca Miekley is a Public Health major with a 3.82 GPA. She is a member of the Order of Omega and Rho Lambda honor societies. Rebecca has been active in Kappa Alpha Theta, SDSU Dance Marathon, and the College Panhellenic Association. She has volunteered with Rady Children’s Hospital and Text Crisis. After graduating, Rebecca plans to attend a master’s program for genetic counseling to eventually help families at children’s hospitals.

Megan Miller is a Kinesiology major and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor with a 3.88 GPA. She is in the Weber Honors College, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Golden Key. Megan was on the Zura Hall Council, is an SDSU Ambassador, and is in Rotaract. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and become a physician assistant.

Samantha Munz is a Psychology major with minors in Theatre and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies with a 3.93 GPA. She is in the Weber Honors College, Psi Chi, Phi Eta Sigma, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Sigma Alpha Lambda. Samantha is also an SDSU Ambassador. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for marriage and family therapy.

Ryan Murphy is a Cell and Molecular Biology major and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor with a 3.94 GPA. He is an undergraduate researcher in the Biochemistry department, Internal Vice President for Flying Samaritans, an SI mentor for Organic Chemistry, and Finance Officer for Challah for Hunger. After graduation, Ryan plans to attend medical school to become a trauma surgeon.

Courtney Parks is a Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology with a 3.93 GPA. She is involved with Rotaract, Kappa Delta, Camp Kesem, National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Associated Students Campus Life Council and Community Service Commission, and Supplemental Instruction. After graduation, Courtney plans to attend a graduate program in speech language pathology.

Kelly Pearson is a Biochemistry major with a 3.91 GPA. She is a member of Order of Omega and Phi Kappa Phi and has received numerous scholarships, including the Prebys Biomedical Research Endowed Scholarship. Kelly is active with Kappa Alpha Theta, serving as Human Resources Director, and volunteers with the AS Food Pantry. After graduation, she hopes to obtain a Ph.D. biochemistry or organic chemistry and do medical research.

Rylie Powelson is a Kinesiology major with a 3.83 GPA. She is involved in Golden Key, Order of Omega, and Rho Lambda. Rylie received the AS Study Abroad Scholarship for Spring 2020. She was Vice President of Administration for Alpha Gamma Delta, is an SDSU Ambassador, and volunteers with the AS Food Pantry. After graduating, Rylie is considering a doctorate of physical therapy or a master’s degree to become a physician assistant or a registered nurse.

Madilynn Reynoso is an Interdisciplinary Studies in Three Departments major emphasizing Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology with a 3.66 GPA. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and Psi Chi, of which she has been President for the last two years.  Madilynn is also Secretary for Flying Samaritans. After graduation, she wants to attend medical school with a long-term goal of pursuing a career in humanitarian medicine.

Michelle Sears is a Public Health major and an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor with a 3.83 GPA. She is in the Weber Honors College and Phi Kappa Phi. Michelle has served as the Academic Coordinator for the Vietnamese Student Association and as an Human Anatomy Undergraduate Teaching Assistant. After graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s of science in physician assistant studies.

Christina Shimoda is a Kinesiology major with a 3.52 GPA. She is recipient of the AS Study Abroad Scholarship and CIS Abroad West Regional Scholarship. She is a new Service Vice President within her co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Christina has volunteered hundreds of hours at various clinics and rehabilitation sites.  After graduation, she hopes to pursue a doctor of physical therapy degree and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation and health sciences.

Chrystian Smith is a double major in Political Science and History with a minor in LGBTQ+ Studies with a 3.67 GPA. She is involved in Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta, Model UN, and Womxn Owning the Woman. She spends most of her volunteer time serving underserved and underrepresented communities. After graduation, Chrystian wants to pursue a doctorate in American Studies with research that focuses on LGBT+ issues.

Sydney Steinbeck is a Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. Her involvements include: Kappa Delta Sorority, Camp Kesem, Rotaract, the Community Service Commission within AS, and Women in Science Society. After graduation, Sydney hopes to attend medical school and become a pediatric oncologist.

Torrey Stouder-Studenmund is a Social Work major with a minor in Counseling and Social Change with a 3.85 GPA. He is Treasurer for the American Sign Language Club and a member of Tau Sigma. Torrey has volunteered extensively with the Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Care Education Program in El Cajon. After graduation, he hopes to complete the master’s of social work program at SDSU and eventually work within child welfare services in a supervisor role.

Lauren Wade is a Statistics major and with minors in Accounting and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies with a 3.73 GPA. Lauren has received several scholarships and is involved in Phi Kappa Phi, the Weber Honors College, Alpha Kappa Psi, and Kappa Alpha Theta. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for an MBA in either statistics or finance.

Shiloh Wallack is a Criminal Justice major with minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Computer Science with a 3.77 GPA. He is a member of the National Criminal Justice Honors Society, Weber Honors College, and Order of Omega. Shiloh is also Treasurer for Phi Kappa Psi and was Treasurer of the Jewish Student Union. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in federal law enforcement.

Erika Wiese is a double major in Biology and French. She is Founder and President of PARC (Providing for Animals: Research and Care), an undergraduate teaching assistant, and was an intern at a veterinary hospital. After graduation, Erika plans to attend veterinary school and start her own practice.

Jason Zuehlke is a Psychology major and Chicano and Chicana Studies minor with a 3.78 GPA. He has taken on many leadership roles within PsyMORE, such as Director of Outreach, Chief of Finance, and is a mentor for the organization. After graduation, Jason plans to attend a graduate program in industrial and organizational psychology and work with nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations.

2nd Years

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.