Meet The Executive Board

Treasurer 
 

Molly Vance

Social Media Coordinator
 

Haniya Ghazi 

Secretary/ DIA
 

JP Legarte

pesuiuc.secretary@gmail.com

 

 pes.dia.illinois@gmail.com

President 

Darian Gerasta

Hi! I’m Darian and a senior majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship with a Spanish minor. Throughout college I have been involved with the Illinettes Dance Team, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma executive board, and a campus ambassador for VS Pink, Kendra Scott, and Rent the Runway. This past summer I interned with J.P. Morgan as a Summer Risk Analyst and am excited to move to New York City next year to return to the firm as a full-time analyst. I look forward to serving as the President of Phi Eta Sigma this year and to connect with all of the wonderful PES members!

Vice President
 

Joey Mustafa

My name is Joey, and I am the Vice President for Phi Eta Sigma this year. I'm an Interdisciplinary Health Sciences major, and I’m hoping to become a physician in the future. I love volunteering, and I used to be the Service Committee Chair. I am also a big sports fan and try to keep up with all the major sports in the world.

Hi my name is Haniya Ghazi and I am a Junior majoring in Advertising and minoring in Public Relations. On campus I have been involved with The Spread magazine as a writer and editor, on Phi Eta Sigma’s promotional committee, and a social media intern for Her Campus. In my free time I love spending time with my friends and family, baking, playing sports, and drawing. I am very excited to be the social media coordinator this year and can’t wait to connect with you all! 

Hey my name is Molly and I’m a junior studying I-Health with a minor in Chemistry on the Pre-Med track! 

I’m a James Scholar student and mentor in the college of AHS. I’m super excited for this year and looking forward to what PES will accomplish!

My name is JP Legarte, and I am a sophomore majoring in Sustainable Design and planning to minor in Landscape Studies. In addition to being the Secretary and Director of Internal Affairs for Phi Eta Sigma, I have two other main roles associated with other RSOs. I am also one of the small group leaders in InterVarsity, a Christian community on campus, and as small group leader, I lead Bible study and organize community building events. In addition, I am also part of the We CU Student Advisory Board as part of the We CU Community Engaged Scholars Program. In my free time, I enjoy writing poetry, drawing, and playing the piano.

Social Committee Chair
 

Anushka Agrawal 

Professional Development Committee Chair
 

Stephanie Brand

Service Committee Chair
Zoe Petersen

Hey I'm Anushka Agrawal, the social committee director. I'm from India and I'm a junior in Industrial Engineering. On campus I'm involved in SWE, IISE, APO, the Fashion Network, and Chaarg. I love painting and working out and reading. I'm looking forward to having fun and interactive events this year and meeting everyone virtually or in person!

Hi my name is Stephanie Brand and I am a junior studying Systems Engineering and Design and minoring in Technology and Management through the Hoeft Technology and Management program. One of my favorite things about being in PES is the opportunity to meet so many great people. 

Scholastic Committee Chair
 

Jessica Kowalski

Philanthropy Committee Chair
 

Melannie Kavanaugh

My name is Zoe Petersen and I’m a senior double majoring in Marketing and Operations Management. I am the PR chair for Sexual Health Peers, an amazing RSO on campus that works directly with McKinley Health Center. In my free time, I rewatch the Marvel movies and play games on my Nintendo Switch.

Hey, I'm Jess Kowalski, and I'm the Scholastic Committee Chair this year. I'm a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in communications. On campus, I'm also involved in psychology research, Greek life, and the James Honors Program!

Hi everyone! My name is Melannie and I am the philanthropy chair for PES this year! I am a junior and I am a food science major. Other RSOs that I am involved with on campus are that I am Co-President of Food Product Development Club, and I am in the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma. My other interests are that I love trying new foods and cuisines, hanging out with my friends and I love to travel!

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