Meet The Executive Board


JP Legarte

Hi everyone! My name is JP Legarte, and I am a junior majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in English. Alongside serving as President of Phi Eta Sigma, I am also the emcee and creative coordinator for InterVarsity, the Christian organization I am part of on campus, and a member of English Student Council. Nine times out of ten, when I have time to spare, I most likely am writing a poem about some aspect of the world, especially as I hope to publish my own book of poetry in the future! If you have any questions about Phi Eta Sigma or just want to connect, feel free to reach out!

Vice President

Jess Kowalski

Hi everyone! My name is Jess Kowalski, and I’m a senior majoring in Organizational Psychology with a minor in Communication. In addition to Phi Eta Sigma, I’m also involved in the James Scholar program, Greek life, and psychology research. In my free time, I love working out, trying new foods, and spending time with friends. I’m really looking forward to what this year will bring for PES!


Molly Vance

Social Media Coordinator

Taylor Yen

Secretary/ DIA

Stephanie Brand


Hi! My name is Molly and I’m a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences with a concentration in Health and Diversity. On campus I’m also involved in Camp Kesem, an organization that provides summer camps to children whose parents have cancer, and the Development in Neurogenetic Disorders Research Lab. This past summer I worked at Loyola Medicine’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic helping deliver care to vulnerable populations. In my free time I love to be outside, play the piano, and be with my golden retriever Charlie!

Hi my name is Taylor Yen and I’m a junior majoring in Industrial Organizational psychology with a minor in business. At the University of Illinois I’m involved in several clubs such as Undergraduate Psychology Association, Human Resources and Psychology Organization, Undergraduate Society of Human Resource Management, and Her Campus. In my free time I like to travel around the world, workout, try out different foods/cuisines, and I love to experiment with makeup products and fashion. I look forward to serving as this year's Social Media Coordinator and can’t wait to meet everyone in person!

Hi everyone! I'm senior studying Systems Engineering & Design with a minor in Technology & Management through The Hoeft Technology and Management Program. I work for my minor as a Course Assistant and as the program's Media Coordinator. This year, I am serving as the Director of Internal Affairs for PES and I'm super excited for in-person events, and the opportunity to get to know the incredible people in Phi Eta Sigma!

Social Committee Chair


Anushka Agrawal 

I'm a senior in Industrial Engineering with a minor in business. I love working out, dancing, painting, reading, bingeing shoes, and most of all meeting people! This year I am really excited to go plan more in-person events and help you connect with your fellow PES members. I've also been a part of APO, IISE, SWE, Chaarg, TFN, and EntreCORPS so if you need any advice feel free to reach out! If you have any ideas or any questions feel free to email me at

Emily Yan

Outside of PES, I serve on the executive board for Beta Gamma Sigma and Campus Honors Program Honors Student Council. I also work as a tutor at the Gies College of Business Undergraduate Success Lab as well as the Office of Minority Student Affairs Academic Services Center. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, taking photos, and visiting art museums. I am also passionate about giving back to the community through volunteering. I encourage all of you to get involved in PES by joining committees and attending events!

Catherine Cabrera

I'm a current intern for an Illinois State Representative and the Education Justice Project. I am an assistant teacher for a GED reading class, and I've been working with adults to improve their reading skills which has not only been really rewarding but informative as well. I've learned much about the challenges the local community faces. I'm also the membership director for Mentors in Medicine, and I published my first novel at age fifteen. I've conducted research in entomology and neuropsychology, and I really enjoy helping people. I'm especially excited to serve the Champaign-Urbana community this year! A fun fact about me is that I love to waterski and fence, and I'm a black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

Service and Philanthropy Committee Chair

Professional Development Committee Chair


Scholastic Committee Chair
Katy Flannery

Service and Philanthropy Committee Chair
     Audrey Fields

Hi my name is Katy Flannery and I'm involved in a club on campus called the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). In the summers I work at Target and I love polar bears

Hi, my name is Audrey Fields and I will be a junior within the College of ACES this fall. I am an Animal Science Major on a Pre-Veterinary track with a Business Minor. Outside of classes I work within the Risk Management and Aquatics Department at our very own Campus Rec where you can see me teaching CPR and Lifeguard Certification Courses, as well as Lifeguarding and teaching Swim Lessons! I am apart of a handful of extracurriculars on campus including Pre-Vet Club, 4 Paws for Ability, the ACES Alpha Zeta Morrow Honors Fraternity, and this fall I will be starting as an Animal Science Ambassador. I am excited to get started with my Co-Chair Catherine this fall as your Service and Philanthropy Chairs!