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

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Darya Abtahi

Vice President

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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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

Staff & Faculty Recognition Chair

Tyler Rountree is a current junior studying MIS and Accounting with a minor in Spanish. He currently serves as the Vice President of Membership for Dean's Council and formerly held the VP of Information Technology position. He has been a member of Dean's Council since the end of his freshman year and his favorite part of Dean's Council is the relationships and mentorships that he's built over the past three years. You can find Tyler around Eller as Vice Chair of Eller's SAGE (Sexual and Gender Equality Board) or preceptor for BCOM 314. On the side, Tyler has been a piano player for about 15 years and enjoys trying new foods!

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Ethan Hefflin

VP of Alumni Relations

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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Celeste Mesa

VP of Membership

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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Adiah Jackson

VP of Correspondence 

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!

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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 External Affairs

Elisa is a senior studying Accounting and Communications. She is originally from southern California and has spent her time studying abroad in Russia, Germany, and Italy. As the vice president of student affairs, she aims to unite the council with its surrounding community, while fostering a culture of inclusivity and togetherness. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and Toni Morrison novels.

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Farida Eyub

Student Success Chair

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

Eller Expo & Career Showcase Chair

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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Derek Encinas

VP of Informations Technology

Derek is a Junior who was born in Mexico but has lived most of his life here in the Tucson Arizona area. He is pursuing a major in Accounting with hopes of becoming an IRS Special Agent. In his free time, Derek enjoys playing sports, working out, and trying new foods!

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Connor Carpenter

VP of Public Relations

Connor is from Madison, WI, and is a Junior majoring in Accounting with a Minor in Real Estate. In addition to Deans Council, he is involved with Eller Management Association and Financial Freedom Club. In his free time, he enjoys playing Intramural sports, being outdoors, and hanging with friends!

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Karla Arvizu

VP of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Karla is originally from Tucson but has lived all her life in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. She is currently an Honors Accounting student with a minor in Spanish. She is very involved around campus as she takes pride in being the Vice President of Community Service for the Eller Hispanic Honorary, a board member for the Eller Student Excellence Fund, and a member of both ALPFA and Spark. Aside from this, she is an Intern Lead for Cultural and Inclusive Experiential Learning Opportunities, also known as CIELO, and has accepted an offer to be a summer intern with Raytheon Technologies. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, watching moves on repeat, and trying new foods! 

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Easton Villafuerte

Be Heard Week Chair

Easton is a junior accounting major from Honolulu, HI. Around campus he is a ThinkTank business tutor and enjoys playing various intramural sports. Easton also enjoys to golf and play video games during his free time.

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Josh Boda

General Member

Josh Boda is a rising junior majoring in Accounting and Management Information Systems. He is passionate about making processes more efficient and having an eye for detail. While on campus he has gotten involved in many different ways within the business school as well as outside of it. He is very focused on growing as a well-rounded human being and using this time in college to the fullest of its potential.

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Gabriella Nkeze

General Member

Gabriella Nkeze is a sophomore originally from Seattle, Washington. She intends on double majoring in Operations/Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems. She is a team leader, an excellent communicator, and a stellar collaborator. Outside of the Dean's Council, she is a part of Delta Sigma Pi, Elevation Ski Club, the Zipperman Scholars Program, & Eller's African American Honorary. She values life-long learning and in the long run, hopes to aid others in their own journeys towards self-discovery.


Anne Pagel


Anne Pagel is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate students.

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Kaitlyn Hsu


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 an artist at heart and frequently takes on commissions for digital media projects. This past summer, she interned at STUCK Design in Singapore, designing advertising campaigns and gaining invaluable global experience. You can find her exploring various cafés, packing for her next road trip, or live-sketching all around Tucson.

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Danny Watkins

General Member

Danny is a junior in Eller studying dual degrees in Finance and Mathematics/Computer Science. He interned/will intern at MIT in Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication his freshman summer, Complex Financial Instruments at BDO this past summer, and Sales and Trading at JP Morgan next summer. He has a background in Quantum Computing and Japanese Woodworking. In his free time, he enjoys Climbing, Tennis, Yoga/Meditation, and Golf.

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Mattox King

General Member

Mattox is a junior majoring in Finance with a minor in Global Business. Mattox is a part of the Wall Street Scholars Program, TAMID Group, and Financial Modeling Club. Outside of academics, he also plays for the University of Arizona Rugby team. In his free time, he enjoys working out, cooking, and spending time with friends.


Abhi Videm

General Member

Abhi is a junior in the Finance program. He is originally from Hyderabad India. Abhi is a part of the student special events team at the university's parking and transportation services.  He is also a Cat ambassador at Take Charge Cats. When not at school he enjoys volunteering and spending time with his friends. 

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Jenna Frannea

General Member

Jenna Frannea is a junior from Dallas, Texas, pursuing a major in Marketing at Eller. She is also a member of the Rising Stars in Marketing Program and currently serves as the President of Enharmonics A Cappella, a vocal performance group on campus. Having a passion for both creative expression and working with numbers, she intends to combine them by pursuing a career in marketing analytics.

Addison Porch

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General Member

Addison Porch is a Junior majoring in Finance and Economics. In addition to being a member of the Dean’s Council, she is also a member of the Wall Street Scholars Program, Vice President of External Affairs for Kappa Alpha Theta, Vice President of Communications for the Investments club, and Vice President of Membership for the new business fraternity, Phi Gamma Nu. This past summer she spent her time interning at the MOHR Financial Group, a Wealth Management firm in San Diego, and next summer she will be interning in New York at Morgan Stanley in their Institutional Equities Division. In her free time, she enjoys going on runs, grabbing coffee, reading, and watching movies!

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Austin Elberg

General Member

Austin is an Honors sophomore student majoring in Finance and Information Science with a minor in Global Business. He is a member of the Wall Street Scholars Program, FESO Representative of the Financial Modeling Club, and Vice Chair of the Eller Sexuality and Gender Equality Board. Over this past summer, he interned as a Wealth Management Summer Analyst at BGK Capital and studied abroad in Paris and Barcelona. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and thrift shopping.

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Cortney Arrasmith

General Member

Cortney Arrasmith is a senior majoring in Business Economics, Spanish, and Entrepreneurship. In college, Cortney has pursued academic excellence while working as a front desk clerk in the Eller College of Management, participating in intramural sports, joining pre-professional clubs, and leading a team in an entrepreneurship club called SPARK. Post-graduation, Cortney hopes to work in a role that will allow her to use her skills and knowledge to make practical changes in organizations that help them function and grow. Later on in life, she hopes to open and own her own small business.

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Kailun Yang

General Member

Kailun currently serves on Dean's Council as a council member.

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Leopold Bond

General Member

Leopold currently serves on Dean's Council as a council member.

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Nick Horonenko

General Member

Nick currently serves on Dean's Council as a council member.

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Sasha Sood

VP of Internal Affairs

Sasha currently serves on the Dean's Council as the VP of Internal Affairs. Sasha Sood is a sophomore at the University of Arizona, studying Finance. Sasha is involved in a variety of organizations on campus, including Eller College's Dean's Council, the Wall Street Scholars Program, Investments Club, Financial Modeling Club, and her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. This upcoming summer, Sasha will be furthering her finance ambitions in New York City, where she will be working in Investment Banking at Bank of America.

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Paige Begody

General Member

Paige Begody is from Carlsbad, California, and is majoring in Management Information Systems. In addition to Eller College Dean’s Council, she is the founder and current President of American Indigenous Business Leaders and is a Chen Chow Bear Down Scholar. She is Navajo, and her native roots ignited her passion for growing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She loves to help students find community and grow within their lives in and outside of the University of Arizona. She enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Rachelle Nkeze

General Member

Rachelle Nkeze, an accomplished individual, possesses a diverse array of skills and passions that influence her future aspirations. Showcasing a strong interest in human resources personnel recruitment and management, she illustrates a commitment to fostering a positive impact in professional environments. Following several years of experience in the Human Resources field, she aims to venture into entrepreneurship within the massage therapy sector, driven by her genuine affection for providing massages, particularly within her family. The joy she derives from giving her family massages serves as a testament to her caring nature and the satisfaction she gains from helping others feel great by reducing pain, and stress, and promoting relaxation.

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Setora Latipova

General Member

Setora Latipova, is a dynamic professional with a strong foundation in business, economics, and data analytics. Selected for the International Conference at Harvard and the World Trade Organization Forum in Geneva, Latipova is recognized as a thought leader. As a Preceptor in MIS and Orientation Leader, she contributed to student growth, guided new students, displaying leadership in campus integration. Proficient in Excel, Python, SQL, and fluent in four languages, including English, Uzbek, Russian, and Arabic. She is an active member of the Arizona Consulting Club. Recently completing a Study Abroad Program in Barcelona, Latipova enhanced cultural awareness. Traveling extensively across Europe, Latipova developed a cross-cultural understanding, adding a global perspective to her dynamic professional profile.

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Abriana Hernandez

General Member

Abriana is a Tucson, Arizona native and has always been a Wildcat fan. She is a sophomore majoring in Finance with a minor in Personal & Family Financial Planning. She is involved in multiple clubs and loves being part of the Eller Community. She is the VP of Correspondence for the Eller Hispanic Honorary and is also a member of the Investments Club. During her free time, she loves walking her Basset hounds and hiking trails in Sabino Canyon.

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Angelica Ingram

General Member

Angelica is a sophomore studying Marketing and Global Business. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Alumni Relations on the Dean’s Council and Marketing Chair for Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and Professional Woman in Business Association. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and finding new coffee shops around town with friends.

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Natalia Rojas

General Member

Natalia currently serves on Dean's Council as a council member 

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Natalie Dafoe

General Member

Natalie currently serves on Dean's Council as a council member 

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