Executive Board

The Smith Undergraduate Student Association has twelve executive board positions, each of which support the events, internal operations, and initiatives of the organization.

Zachary Azrael

President

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Major: Management, Information Systems

Zachary is a senior studying Management and Information Systems. The lifeblood of the organization, Zach's never-ending passion and dedication has led to tremendous growth in the Smith community. Outside of SUSA, Zach is involved in the Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity and is a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Council.

Jared Remien

Vice President of Administration

Hometown: East Patchogue, NY

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Jared is a junior majoring in Finance and Information Systems. Along with the VP of Administration position he holds, he is involved in the professional fraternity Phi Chi Theta and the Smith Finance Group. If he isn’t in Van Munching Hall, you might find him at Ritchie Coliseum practicing his free throws.

Sean Farrell

Vice President of Finance

Hometown: Gambrills, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Sean is a junior studying finance and information systems. Outside of SUSA, he is a member of the Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity, the Banking and Wealth Management fellows program, the Honors College, and the Business Honors Program. He is also the world's greatest Resident Assistant for the residents of Denton Hall's eighth floor.

Ariana Riske

Vice President of Events

Hometown: Stoughton, MA

Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics, Marketing

Ari is a junior majoring in Operations Management & Business Analytics and Marketing. She is interested in the intersection of design and data analytics to solve complex problems. Outside of SUSA, she is currently involved in the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams Honors Program (QUEST) and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.

David Rosenstein

Vice President of Marketing

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY

Major: Marketing, Management

David is a junior studying Marketing and Management. Outside of SUSA, he is UMD's greatest tour guide and the most amazing magician on the planet.

Angela Yang

Vice President of Community Service

Hometown: Tempe, AZ

Major: Finance

Angela is currently a sophomore majoring in Finance. Outside of SUSA, she is involved in Consult Your Community and the EIP Honors College. Her professional interests include consulting/advisory and audit, while her personal interests include philosophy, service, and dance.

Ceara Mercillott

Vice President of Academics

Hometown: Clarksville, MD

Major: Information Systems, Management

Ceara is a junior studying Information Systems and Management. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, the fitness club CHAARG, and on the Mock Trial team.

Barret Rus

Vice President of Professional Affairs

Hometown: Reisterstown, MD

Major: Information Systems, Operations Management & Business Analytics

Barret is a sophomore finance and OMBA double major and a member of the QUEST Honors program. In addition to be serving as VP of Professional Affairs, Barret can be found giving tours all over campus as an Images tour guide or hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Aaron Yang

Vice President of Strategy and Operations

Hometown: Sherborn, MA

Major: Supply Chain Management, Operations Management & Business Analytics

Aaron is a senior studying Supply Chain Management and Operations Management & Business Analytics and currently works in the management consulting industry. He always loves a challenge and takes on new projects like he would a new day - lots of excitement, lots of optimism, and lots of caffeine.

Alexander Kristal

Vice President of Involvement

Hometown: Roslyn, NY

Major: Management

Alex is a sophomore studying business management. He enjoys traveling, playing sports, photography, and talking with friends. He also enjoys collaborative/team-focused working environments and has a passion for solving problems.

Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan

Vice President of Fundraising


Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD

Major: Information Systems, Marketing

Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan is dedicated to making a positive impact in this world. She is driven to learn as much as possible and take on as many leadership roles as her time allows. She enjoys attending networking events, collaborating with her SUSA team, and watching TED Talks.

Faaiq Zarger

Vice President of Technology

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: Finance, Statistics

Faaiq is a sophomore double-majoring in Finance and Statistics. Outside of SUSA, he is a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Council and the International Economics and Finance Society. In his free time, you can catch him on a basketball court crossing up Sean Farrell.

President's Committee

Responsible for alumni, Office of Career Services, and undergraduate studies relations. Audits SUSA financial records at the end of each semester with the Finance committee.

Zachary Azrael

President

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Major: Management, Information Systems

Zachary is a senior studying Management and Information Systems. The lifeblood of the organization, Zach's never-ending passion and dedication has led to tremendous growth in the Smith community. Outside of SUSA, Zach is involved in the Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity and is a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Council.

Sam Haufler

Executive Coordinator

Hometown: Acton, MA

Major: Finance

Sam is a junior majoring in Finance. He is a part of the Environment Technology and Economy (ETE) Scholars program and he loves to play intramural sports on campus.

Yasmine Talaminaei

Executive Coordinator

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Yasmine is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, Yasmine takes part in the Iranian Students' Foundation.

Cory Gertz

Project Specialist

Hometown: Crownsville, MD

Major: Undecided

Cory is a junior at UMD who is currently undecided in his major. Cory likes to play and referee sports in his free time.

Halle Lerner

Project Specialist

Hometown: White Plains, NY

Major: Accounting

Halle is a sophomore majoring in Accounting. She is also a member of the SGA's Legislature as an Undergraduate Studies representative.

Mahlet Tadesse

Project Specialist

Hometown:

Major: Accounting, Information Systems

Mahlet is a senior majoring in Accounting and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of both the Accounting and Business Association and the National Association of Black Accountants.

Sarah Alkon

Project Specialist

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Undecided

Sarah is a sophomore currently undecided in her major. Outside of SUSA, she is a part of the American Marketing Association and the University Honors program.

Cullen Taylor

Club Consultant

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Major: Accounting, Finance

Cullen is a junior majoring in Accounting and Finance. Cullen is also a part of the Accounting and Business Association and a part of Student Affairs Senate Committee.

Jonah Gordon

Club Consultant

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Finance

Jonah is a junior majoring in Finance. Jonah fills his time as a member of TAMID and the Hospitality Fellows Program.

Danny Cho

External Liaison

Hometown: Clarksburg, MD

Major: Business Undecided

Danny is an undecided sophomore at the business school. Danny is also the voice of the students through his work in SGA.

Danielle Moyer

Programming Liason

Hometown: North Potomac, MD

Major: Information Systems, Marketing

Danielle is a senior graduating with degrees in Info Systems and Marketing. Danielle is also a part of TerpThon, and she loves playing intramural sports.

Academic Committee

Responsible for the all the academic-related affairs regarding to SUSA. Collaborates closely with the Smith administration including Undergraduate Programming, DSAC, and the Undergraduate Oversight Committee. Works with the President’s committee and Strategy & Operations committee to enact changes within Smith curriculum to improve the overall academic portion of the Smith Experience.

Ceara Mercillott

Chair

Hometown: Clarksville, MD

Major: Information Systems, Management

Ceara is a junior studying Information Systems and Management. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, the fitness club CHAARG, and on the Mock Trial team.

Aidan Van Gieson

Member

Hometown: MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Aidan is a senior majoring in Finance and Information Systems.

Ashley Kim

Member

Hometown: Baltimore County, MD

Major: Finance

Ashley is a senior majoring in Finance. Ashley is a part of the executive board for the Smith Finance Club and is a part of the Resident Hall Association.

Gina Dehdashty

Member

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: International Business, Supply Chain Management

Gina is a junior majoring in International Business and Supply Chain Management. You can find Gina at Zeta Tau Alpha or on the tennis court for club tennis.

Hamza Ahmed

Member

Hometown: Columbia, MD

Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics

Humza is a senior majoring in OMBA. He loves playing club flag football and he has interned at the FBI!

Shawn Linzer

Member

Hometown: Bellmore, NY

Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics, Information Systems

Shawn is a junior majoring in OMBA and Information Systems. Shawn is a part of the Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity and he referees intramural basketball games.

Tim Dragonette

Member

Hometown: Clarksville, MD

Major: Accounting, Criminal Justice

Tim is a sophomore majoring in Accounting and Criminal Justice. Tim likes to play dodgeball and is currently the Accounting and Business Association's Social Chair.

Administrative Committee

Responsible for the logistics behind internal and external events. Manages attendance, minutes, points, and room reservation so that clubs can host events. Tracks events that clubs host to ensure that all clubs are meeting SUSA requirements. Oversees all human resources related work in SUSA, including anything related to member experience, growth, and retention.

Jared Remien

Chair

Hometown: East Patchogue, NY

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Jared is a junior majoring in Finance and Information Systems. Along with the VP of Administration position he holds, he is involved in the professional fraternity Phi Chi Theta and the Smith Finance Group. If he isn’t in Van Munching Hall, you might find him at Ritchie Coliseum practicing his free throws.

Chloe Roth

Event Coordinator

Hometown: Westminster, MD

Major: Accounting

Chloe is a sophomore majoring in Accounting. In her free time, she likes to play soccer, ski, and travel.

Shreya Gheewala

Project Manager

Hometown: Germantown, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Shreya is a junior studying finance and information systems. Outside of SUSA, she is involved in TerpSki and TTC.

Kellie Zhang

Point System Manager

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Kellie is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, she is involved with SmithPeers and club swimming.

Community Service Committee

Responsible for planning and executing multiple community service events throughout the semester. This involves communicating and developing/maintaining partnerships with corporate sponsors, nonprofits, and other clubs to increase service awareness. Also leads a committee of underclassmen who assist in correspondence and execution.

Angela Yang

Chair

Hometown: Tempe, AZ

Major: Finance

Angela is currently a sophomore majoring in Finance. Outside of SUSA, she is involved in Consult Your Community and the EIP Honors College. Her professional interests include consulting/advisory and audit, while her personal interests include philosophy, service, and dance.

Tiffany Su

Club Consultant

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Major: Finance, Accounting

Tiffany is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Accounting. Outside of SUSA, she is involved with Club Volleyball and the Business, Society, and the Economy scholars program.

Desiree Morrison

Club Consultant

Hometown: Laurel, MD

Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management

Desiree is a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain Management and OMBA. Outside of SUSA, she is involved with the Women's Empowerment Institute and NABA.

Brett Patrick

Club Consultant

Hometown: San Carlos, CA

Major: Information Systems, Marketing

Brett is a junior majoring in information systems and marketing. Outside of SUSA, she is in the Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity and part of club soccer.

Jisue Gonzales

Project Manager

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Accounting, Information Systems

Jisue is a sophomore majoring in Accounting and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, she is involved with Women in Business and CHAARG, an on-campus fitness group.

Aditi Balachandran

Project Manager

Hometown: Marlboro, NJ

Major: Finance, Operations Management & Business Analytics

Aditi is a sophomore majoring in Finance and OMBA. Outside of SUSA, she is a part of the Business, Society, and the Economy scholars program and part of the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Jessica Cronin

Director of Communications

Hometown: Eldersburg, MD

Major: Accounting

Jessica is a sophomore majoring in Accounting. Outside of SUSA, she is involved with Women in Business and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Graham Schuckman

General Member

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Graham is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, he is involved with Terps Against Hunger and is a devout Catholic.

Shawna McCarter-Dadzie

General Member

Hometown: Waldorf, MD

Major: Finance, International Business

Shawna is a sophomore majoring in Finance and International Business. Outside of SUSA, she is involved with the Smith Finance Group and the African Students Association.

Events Committee

Responsible for managing Smith-wide events that seek to bring together the Smith undergraduate community and connect students to career development and discovery opportunities. Collaborates with the Marketing committee to ensure consistent and effective marketing messaging for all events. Relays events budget needs to the Finance committee to ensure proper financing for all events.

Ariana Riske

Chair

Hometown: Stoughton, MA

Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics, Marketing

Ari is a junior majoring in Operations Management & Business Analytics and Marketing. She is interested in the intersection of design and data analytics to solve complex problems. Outside of SUSA, she is currently involved in the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams Honors Program (QUEST) and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.

Aminata Diallo

New York Executive Track Leader

Hometown: Greenbelt, MD

Major: Marketing

Aminata Diallo is a sophomore majoring in Marketing. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity.

Ethan Liu

Strategy Liaison

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Ethan is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, he is a member of the Accounting and Business Association, Badminton Club, and the Parliamentary Debate Society.

Julia O'Malley

Member

Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

Major: International Business

Julia is a sophomore majoring in International Business. Outside of SUSA, she is involved with the University Student Judiciary and Camp Kesem.

Ivy Li

Member

Hometown: Baltimore County, MD

Major: OMBA, Econ, Finance

Ivy is a sophomore majoring in OMBA, Economics, and Finance. She is also a part of the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA) and the university's badminton club.

Nathan Holliman

Member

Hometown: Pawcatuck, CT

Major: Supply Chain Management, International Business

Nathan is a senior majoring in Supply Chain Management and International Business. He is also the President of Maryland Debate, so he will always know his facts!

Amara Kamal

Member

Hometown: Millersville, MD

Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics

Amara is a sophomore majoring in OMBA. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of the SGA Student Affairs committee, SmithPeers, Women in Business, and the Muslim Student Association.

Finance Committee

Responsible for SUSA’s annual budget and all other duties assigned by the President. Approves funding for Smith-sponsored events and activities. Helps eligible, Smith-sponsored organizations gain SGA recognition. Audits SUSA financial records at the end of each semester.

Sean Farrell

Chair

Hometown: Gambrills, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Sean is a junior studying finance and information systems. Outside of SUSA, he is a member of the Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity, the Banking and Wealth Management fellows program, the Honors College, and the Business Honors Program. He is also the world's greatest Resident Assistant for the residents of Denton Hall's eighth floor.

Michael Khizgilov

Club Liaison

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Finance, Marketing

Michael is a senior studying Finance and Marketing. Outside of SUSA, he is involved with QUEST, Maryland Music Business Society, the Business, Society, and Economy scholars program, and the Wall Street Fellows program.

Logan Rist

SGA Liaison

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD

Major: Finance

Logan is a sophomore studying Finance. Outside of SUSA, Logan is a member of the SGA's Finance committee.

Savannah Davis

Special Project Manager

Hometown: Westminster, MD

Major: Accounting, Finance

Savannah is a junior studying Finance and Accounting. Outside of SUSA, she is on Operation Business' executive board and part of Terps for Change.

Fundraising Committee

Responsible for the coordination and execution of all SUSA-related fundraising activities and supports the independent fundraising initiatives of SUSA member organizations. Carries out all other duties assigned by the President. Works closely with the Finance committee and the Events committee.

Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan

Chair

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD

Major: Marketing, Operations Management & Business Analytics

Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan is dedicated to making a positive impact in this world. She is driven to learn as much as possible and take on as many leadership roles as her time allows. She enjoys attending networking events, collaborating with her SUSA team, and watching TED Talks.

Jonathan Taylor

Schedule Manager

Hometown: Elkridge, MD

Major: Accounting, Finance

Jonathan is a sophomore majoring in Accounting and Finance. Outside of SUSA, he is involved with Consult Your Community, the Accounting and Business Association, and UMD's Baptist College Ministries.

Roger Arangorin Jr.

Advertising Manager

Hometown: Oxon Hill, MD

Major: Accounting, Finance

Roger is a sophomore majoring in Accounting and Finance. Outside of SUSA, he is involved with the Filipino Cultural Association and Campus Ministries.

Involvement Committee

Responsible for the planning and execution of various initiatives aimed to introduce new students to SUSA and Smith Involvement. Works closely with SUSA Executive Board, SUSA Club Executive Boards, OCS, and Undergraduate Program Office to implement effective programming that is unique and welcoming to all students.

Alexander Kristal

Chair

Hometown: Roslyn, NY

Major: Management

Alex is a sophomore studying business management. He enjoys traveling, playing sports, photography, and talking with friends. He also enjoys collaborative/team-focused working environments and has a passion for solving problems.

Elise Cooper

Freshman Representative

Hometown: Orchard Lake, MI

Major: International Business

Elise is a sophomore majoring in international business. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of Women in Business and SmithPeers.

Isabella Crocker

Project Manager

Hometown: Madison, CT

Major: Finance, International Business

Isabella is a sophomore majoring in Finance and International Business with a minor in Spanish. Outside of SUSA, she is involved with Women in Business and SmithPeers.

Alaina McCracken

Involvement Analyst

Hometown: New Market, MD

Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics

Alaina is a junior majoring in OMBA with a minor in Real Estate. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of the business fraternity Pi Sigma Epsilon, the club field hockey team, and Images, the campus tour group.

Dan Alpert

Involvement Analyst

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: Business Undecided, Government and Politics

Dan is a sophomore majoring in Government and Politics and an undecided business major. Outside of SUSA, he is a member of TAMID, Terps for Israel, the University Student Judiciary, and DSAC.

Tamar Wohlberg

Member

Hometown: Ambler, PA

Major: Management

Tamar is a sophomore majoring in Management. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of TAMID, Challah for Hunger. She loves the Hillel, and hopes more freshmen will get involved with it!

Marketing Committee

Responsible for Smith Undergraduate publication and promotions for SUSA sponsored student organization events and activities, and all other duties assigned by the President. Manages all SUSA’s social media channels and weekly newsletters.

David Rosenstein

Chair

Hometown: New Rochelle, Maryland

Major: Marketing, Management

David is a junior studying Marketing and Management. Outside of SUSA, he is UMD's greatest tour guide and the most amazing magician on the planet.

Kiara Sabino-Bailey

Social Media Coordinator

Hometown: St. Mary's City, MD

Major: Marketing

Kiara is a senior majoring in Marketing. She is also a part of the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Conservation club and LeaderShape.

Carmen Bodziak

Social Media Coordinator

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Marketing, Supply Chain Management

Carmen is a sophomore majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. She is a campus tour guide and would love to show you around campus!

Dhruv Mathur

Creative Project Manager

Hometown: Burtonsville, MD

Major: Finance, Marketing

Dhruv is a junior majoring in Finance and Marketing. Dhruv fills his schedule with TerpAMA events and working on developing the Operation Business club, a club which he is a Co-founder/secretary of!

Alex Leipold

Creative Marketing Major

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Major: Marketing, Operations Management & Business Analytics

Alex is a sophomore majoring in Marketing and OMBA. Alex is also a tour guide on campus and loves playing his guitar!

Tingwei Hsu

Creative Ad Designer

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Marketing, Management

Tingwei is a sophomore majoring in Marketing and Management. In her free time, she likes to tutor others.

Heeya Trisal

Creative Ad Designer

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Major: Marketing, Management

Heeya is a sophomore majoring in Info Systems. Heeya is also a part of the Innovo Scholars Consulting Program and is a part of the Entrepreneurship Honors Program at UMD.

Tianxin Chen

Creative Ad Designer

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Marketing, Information Systems

Tianxin is a junior majoring in Marketing and Information Systems. Tianxin is also a part of TerpAMA and APA on campus.

Alex Goldstein

Director of Public Relations

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: Marketing, Information Systems

Alex is a junior studying Marketing and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, Alex is involved with Images, the campus tour group.

Professional Affairs Committee

The Professional Affairs committee for the Smith Undergraduate Student Association is the primary officer responsible for enhancing the professional journey of all Smith students. It is responsible for creating and developing initiatives to better serve the Smith community professionally, and allowing students to successfully discover their career paths. The committee will serve as a liaison between the Office of Career Services, SUSA, Smith Administration, and the student body as a whole.

Barret Rus

Chair

Hometown: Reisterstown, MD

Major: Information Systems, Operations Management & Business Analytics

Barret is a sophomore finance and OMBA double major and a member of the QUEST Honors program. In addition to be serving as VP of Professional Affairs, Barret can be found giving tours all over campus as an Images tour guide or hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Anne Zappas

Strategy Analyst

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Anne is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Information Systems. She is also a part of the Women in Business Association (WBA) and is the music director of Vintage Voices.

Divya Kapoor

Strategy Analyst

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Operations Management & Business Analytics, Information Systems

Divya is a sophomore majoring in OMBA and Information Systems with a minor in Spanish. She is also a director for Student Entertainment and Events (SEE) and part of the Gemstone Research Program.

Lauren Kim

Strategy Analyst

Hometown: McLean, VA

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Lauren is a junior majoring in Finance and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, she is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity and the QUEST honors program.

Strategy and Operations Committee

Oversees the strategic position of SUSA as the amplifier of student voice within the Smith community. Manages curriculum enhancement meetings with administration with the purpose of creating positive student-driven change within Smith. Responsible for updating and amending the SUSA Constitution and maintaining organizational efficiency within SUSA through internal audits. Works closely with the Academics committee and the Professional Affairs committee to push student-facing initiatives. Works closely with the President to support all facets of SUSA.

Aaron Yang

Chair

Hometown: Sherborn, MA

Major: Supply Chain Management, Operations Management & Business Analytics

Aaron is a senior studying Supply Chain Management and Operations Management & Business Analytics and currently works in the management consulting industry. He always loves a challenge and takes on new projects like he would a new day - lots of excitement, lots of optimism, and lots of caffeine.

Technology Committee

Responsible for maintaining and updating the SUSA website as well as collecting picture and video content from various SUSA club events. Carries out all other duties assigned by the President. Works closely with the Marketing committee. Works closely with SUSA clubs and the Smith School on technology-related projects.

Faaiq Zarger

Chair

Hometown: Potomac, MD

Major: Finance and Statistics

Faaiq is a sophomore double-majoring in Finance and Statistics. Outside of SUSA, he is a member of the Dean's Student Advisory Council and the International Economics and Finance Society. In his free time, you can catch him on a basketball court crossing up Sean Farrell.

Neil Duggal

Member

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Finance, Information Systems

Neil is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Information Systems. Outside of SUSA, you can catch him at International Economics Finance Society meetings or over the chessboard at chess club!

Michael Segev

Member

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Information Systems, Operations Management & Business Analytics

Michael is a junior majoring in Information Systems and OMBA. Michael loves participating in club running during his free time.

Varun Chitkara

Member

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Computer Science, Finance

Varun is a junior majoring in Computer Science and Finance. Varun is also a part of the Quantitative Finance Club and the Investment Banking Club.