ELECTED MEMBERS

Currently the council has 22 elected members, each representing a different population within the Eller College of Management.

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Meagan Nichols

Vice President

Meagan currently serves on Dean's Council as the Vice President. 

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Daijon Christie

VP of Finance

Daijon is a Junior majoring in Economics and Mathematics. He works as the Financial Aid Peer Advisor for the Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC). Additionally, he is the president of Delta Lambda Phi, which is a fraternity for queer and trans folk. In his free time, you can find him binging horror movies or grabbing Boba with friends!

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Tyler Rountree

VP of Membership

Tyler currently serves on Dean's Council as the VP of Membership

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Ethan Hefflin

VP of External Affairs

Ethan Hefflin is a junior at Eller studying Accounting and Management Information Systems. He is currently serving as the Vice President of External Affairs on Dean's Council and is the President of the Arizona Consulting Club. In the past, he has been able to develop strong professional skillsets and strengthen relationships in Eller through their leadership involvements in a professional business fraternity and Investments Club. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and spending time with friends!

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Cecelia Coburn

VP of Internal Relations

Cecelia currently serves on Dean's Council as the VP of Internal Relations. 

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Celeste Mesa

VP of Information Technology

Celeste Mesa is a junior majoring in Finance with a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies. She is the VP of Information Technology for Dean’s Council, VP of Programming for the Eller Leadership Board, and the VP of External Affairs for the Arizona Consulting Club. In her free time, she enjoys rollerskating, grabbing boba, and spending time with friends and family!

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Martha Cress

VP of Correspondence 

Martha Cress is currently a senior majoring in Business Management and is also pursuing a Sports Management Certificate. This is her 3rd year on Dean's Council and the current VP of Correspondence. Outside of ECDC, she is a part of Eller Diversity Leadership Council, Eller Hispanic Honorary, and a Resident Assistant. When not on campus, she love hanging out with friends, watching hockey, and watching/playing volleyball.

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Kaitlyn Hsu

VP of Public Relations

Kaitlyn Hsu is an Honors Marketing student at the University of Arizona with a minor in Global Business and East Asian Studies (Chinese Language emphasis). She is the VP of DEI on the Eller Leadership Board and VP of Public Relations on the Eller College Dean's Council. This past summer she interned with Nature Nate's Honey Co. in McKinney, Texas developing new marketing tactics for existing campaigns. She has a huge passion for art and frequently take on commissions for digital media projects. Some of her life joys include hiking, road-tripping, writing, and cooking new recipes.

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Ishan Shah

VP of Alumni Relations

Ishan currently serves on Dean’s Council as the VP of Alumni Relations. 

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Johnson Liu

VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Johnson Liu is a senior studying Business Economics and MIS. He is from Tianjin, China, and moved to the US to pursue a bachelor's degree. This past Summer 2022, he was a Financial Planning & Analytics intern at NAM Philips. He is involved with multiple extra-curriculum activities; he is the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion of ECDC, the Vice President of Eller College Chinese Student Council, and an active member of the Advanced Zipperman Scholars Program.

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Olivia Mar

Student Success Chair

Olivia is originally from Tucson, Arizona. She is a senior majoring in Economics with a minor in Government and Public Policy. Olivia is also involved in the Women in Economics club at Eller. She currently coaches club volleyball where she once played and spends her free time working out and exploring new restaurants. Olivia’s goal is to help the students at the Eller College of Management voice their concerns and opinions within a safe place where initiative is taken. She believes everyone’s beliefs, concerns, and opinions matter and aims to make her peers college experience informative, supportive, and inclusive. Olivia is dedicated to nurturing and improving Eller’s dynamic. Due to her desire and passion for excellence, she will further her efforts with her extensive research and analysis for her honors thesis in Economics during the academic year of 2022-2023. Olivia’s determination to serve as a direct liaison between students and staff stem from her own wonderful connections she has made during her time at Eller. Eller has given her wonderful memories, opportunities, and irreplaceable connections that she wants to return to her peers. Eller, as well as her classmates, and professors continue to teach her valuable lessons inside and outside of the classroom. To her Eller is much more than a school, it is now a community she calls home.

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Ngoc Nguyen

Staff & Faculty Recognition Chair

Ngoc is a rising junior studying Accounting and Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona. He actively participates in different on-campus organizations and holds different leadership positions, prominently as the Co-President for Accounting Student Association/Beta Alpha Psi and the Staff Recognition Chair for the Eller College Dean council. Proactive to adapt, highly motivated, and optimistic are just a few words to describe his strength. Ngoc is looking to thrive and be better day by day!

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Elisa Magallanes

VP of Diversity; Equity & Inclusion

Elisa currently serves on Dean’s Council as the VP of Diversity; Equity & Inclusion

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Julia Spencer

Be Heard Week Chair

Julia Spencer is a senior double majoring in accounting and management information systems. In Eller outside of ECDC, Julia is president of the Accounting Students Association (ASAB) and an Eller Ambassador. She is also Mellophone Section Leader for the Pride of Arizona and a member of the pep band. Julia has had internships with HeinfeldMeech and Christina Granillo, CPA. She accepted an internship with EY for the Summer of 2023. Julia plans to get her Master's in Accounting and then work for EY or another Big 4 public accounting firm.

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Ken Li

Eller Expo & Career Showcase Chair

Ken currently serves on Dean’s Council as the Eller Expo & Career Showcase Chair

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Quentin Stepp

Eller Expo & Career Showcase Chair

Quentin currently serves on Dean's Council as the Eller Expo & Career Showcase Chair. 

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Darya Abtahi

Council Member

Darya Abtahi is from Cupertino, California, and has not been afraid to familiarize herself with all of The University of Arizona's offerings. In her freshman year, she joined her dorm's hall council as a liaison for the Coronado Dorm with the National Residence Hall Honorary and later obtained the Director of Marketing position with NRHH. In Eller, she was a part of PACE, Premier, and the Business of Entertainment club. She is thrilled to continue her passion for student government with the Dean's Council!

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Anne Pagel

Advisor

Anne Pagel is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate students.

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Johara Mohammed

President

Johara Mohammed is a senior from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia pursuing a double major in MIS and OSCM. Previously, Johara served as the VP of External Affairs within ECDC and now aids in the facilitation of relationships within Eller. In addition to Dean’s Council, she serves as the Vice President of the Eller African American Honorary and works part-time at Eller’s IT Department. In her free time Johara enjoys reading, going on hikes, or getting in a quick gym session!

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Melina Davis

Council Member

Melina Davis, who goes by MJ, intends on majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and has a minor in Anthropology. She is currently a member of the Dean’s Council but is also a part of the Eller Leadership Board. Once she graduates, she would like to go into sports marketing and then eventually start her own business that focuses on providing a variety of athletes with a healthy environment and culture to train and grow in. She also has a strong passion for promoting Diversity Equity and Inclusion in all spaces so she decided to minor in Anthropology to help give her more insight as to how I can do that. She is very excited to start the new year and see what Eller has in store for Dean's Counci!

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Farida Eyub

Council Member

Farida Eyub is an incoming Accounting major at the Eller College of Management. On campus, she is involved with the Accounting Student Association and the Muslim Student Association, where she currently serves as President. In recently joining the Eller College Dean's Council, she is extremely eager to have an impact on the Eller Experience. Off-campus, she assists in the operations of her family-owned freight company.

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Hannah Hudson

Council Member

Hannah is a Junior majoring in Business Management and is a W.A. Franke Honors College student. In addition to Dean’s Council, she is Concerts Director for the Wildcat Events Board and works for the Eller Career Coach marketing team. In her free time, she is attending concerts, watching movies, mountain biking and hiking, reading, stargazing, and watercolor painting.

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Adiah Jackson

Council Member

Adiah Jackson is from Boise, ID, and is majoring in Accounting. He is involved in Beta Alpha Psi, Eller College Dean's Council, and previously in Premier. He is passionate about helping others succeed and in his free time he enjoys partaking in photography!