Board

Who We Are

USIT is overseen and led by a 3-member Executive Team and a 4-member Board of Directors who manage the day-to-day operations of the organization and run USIT's flagship competition events. Each member brings to the organization a unique perspective that we believe contributes to USIT's success. Directors are further supported by six Board Chairs who learn the operational, marketing, technical, and financial skills necessary to run a successful venture.

How to join

Board Chairs are selected through a competitive application process at the beginning of each fall semester. Interested applicants will submit both a resume and application and then be called to interview with the Executive Team and Directors. Members are encouraged to attend our information sessions to gain more insight into responsibilities and the application process. We encourage members of all academic backgrounds and experience to apply.

Applications for Board chair positions are now closed but we are accepting General Members year-round.

Our Team

Executive Team

Angela Yang   President  Plano, Texas CBHP, Finance Class of 2021  president@usiteam.org   Angela spends her free time playing Tetris, crafting handmade paper goods, and watching late-night political satire. She is active in her campus ministry and enjoys playing guitar on the worship team. She spent the past two summers studying abroad in Hong Kong and interning at UT’s endowment fund, and she will be joining Point72’s hedge fund internship program in New York next summer.

Angela Yang
President
Plano, Texas
CBHP, Finance
Class of 2021
president@usiteam.org

Angela spends her free time playing Tetris, crafting handmade paper goods, and watching late-night political satire. She is active in her campus ministry and enjoys playing guitar on the worship team. She spent the past two summers studying abroad in Hong Kong and interning at UT’s endowment fund, and she will be joining Point72’s hedge fund internship program in New York next summer.

Taha Siddiki   Vice President Frisco, TX Finance Class of 2021  vicepresident@usiteam.org   Taha enjoys supporting the Cowboys, listening to Hip Hop, watching eSports and laughing at cringe comedies. He is a Junior pursuing Finance and is interested in the venture capital industry and entrepreneurship.

Taha Siddiki
Vice President
Frisco, TX
Finance
Class of 2021
vicepresident@usiteam.org

Taha enjoys supporting the Cowboys, listening to Hip Hop, watching eSports and laughing at cringe comedies. He is a Junior pursuing Finance and is interested in the venture capital industry and entrepreneurship.

Nick Marchenko    Director of Investments  Trumbull, CT CBHP, Finance Class of 2021  investment@usiteam.org   Nick competes on UT’s Club Tennis team, loves playing new golf courses, struggles learning how to surf, and enjoys watching movies by Quentin Tarantino. He spent the last two years studying abroad in Hong Kong, gaining experience in strategic advisory at Austin Growth Capital, and learning about private markets investing at Santé Ventures and StepStone Group. Next summer, Nick will be joining Point72 for its Academy Summer Internship in New York City.

Nick Marchenko
Director of Investments
Trumbull, CT
CBHP, Finance
Class of 2021
investment@usiteam.org

Nick competes on UT’s Club Tennis team, loves playing new golf courses, struggles learning how to surf, and enjoys watching movies by Quentin Tarantino. He spent the last two years studying abroad in Hong Kong, gaining experience in strategic advisory at Austin Growth Capital, and learning about private markets investing at Santé Ventures and StepStone Group. Next summer, Nick will be joining Point72 for its Academy Summer Internship in New York City.

 

Directors

Elizabeth Zhang   Director of Operations Montgomery, New Jersey Finance Class of 2022  Elizabeth enjoys watching architectural digest videos, doing “5 Second Rule" trivia with her roommates, and drinking lots of coffee. She is also a big follower of the Bachelor Franchise. This past summer, Elizabeth studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland where she learned more about business law and the law of the European Union.

Elizabeth Zhang
Director of Operations
Montgomery, New Jersey
Finance
Class of 2022

Elizabeth enjoys watching architectural digest videos, doing “5 Second Rule" trivia with her roommates, and drinking lots of coffee. She is also a big follower of the Bachelor Franchise. This past summer, Elizabeth studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland where she learned more about business law and the law of the European Union.

Deepti Aravapalli   Director of Marketing Frisco, TX Plan II, CBHP Class of 2022  Deepti has a passion for social entrepreneurship. She cares deeply about the state of the climate and hopes to continue to do her part in mitigating climate change through her social venture, Dear Future Gen. When she’s not re-binging the Marvel movies for umpteenth time, you can probably find her writing poetry, nerding out about Harry Potter, or curled up with a good book.

Deepti Aravapalli
Director of Marketing
Frisco, TX
Plan II, CBHP
Class of 2022

Deepti has a passion for social entrepreneurship. She cares deeply about the state of the climate and hopes to continue to do her part in mitigating climate change through her social venture, Dear Future Gen. When she’s not re-binging the Marvel movies for umpteenth time, you can probably find her writing poetry, nerding out about Harry Potter, or curled up with a good book.

Andrew Chang   Director of Technology Fairview, TX Computer Science Class of 2022  Besides his chronic boba addiction, Andrew enjoys playing basketball, shopping, and all things food--especially Gordon Ramsay. This past summer, Andrew interned as a software developer at Amazon and visited his homeland of Taiwan. He is part of the founding team of an enterprise software startup and is looking to pursue more intersections between the tech and finance worlds this school year.

Andrew Chang
Director of Technology
Fairview, TX
Computer Science
Class of 2022

Besides his chronic boba addiction, Andrew enjoys playing basketball, shopping, and all things food--especially Gordon Ramsay. This past summer, Andrew interned as a software developer at Amazon and visited his homeland of Taiwan. He is part of the founding team of an enterprise software startup and is looking to pursue more intersections between the tech and finance worlds this school year.

Emily Nguyen   Director of Finance Spring, TX CBHP, Finance Class of 2022  Emily enjoys traveling, skateboarding, and collecting postcards/succulents. She always has her sunnies on. Emily is a sophomore in BHP with interests in high fashion, energy, and education policy. This past summer, she interned at NextEra Energy conducting project valuations for solar sites..

Emily Nguyen
Director of Finance
Spring, TX
CBHP, Finance
Class of 2022

Emily enjoys traveling, skateboarding, and collecting postcards/succulents. She always has her sunnies on. Emily is a sophomore in BHP with interests in high fashion, energy, and education policy. This past summer, she interned at NextEra Energy conducting project valuations for solar sites..

 

Chairs

Jessie Yu     Analytics Chair Plano, TX CBHP Class of 2023  Description: When Jessie isn’t obsessing over raccoons and Green Thai Tea, she usually enjoys spending her time watching stop motion cooking videos on Youtube, baking sweet treats, or playing Pokemon Go. This past summer, she surrounded herself with family in China and explored various cities in Japan-- a dream come true for her. Fun fact: Jessie finds it hard to say no to boba and is probably 75% milk tea at this point...so if you ever want to go on a late-night boba run, hit her up!

Jessie Yu
Analytics Chair
Plano, TX
CBHP
Class of 2023

Description: When Jessie isn’t obsessing over raccoons and Green Thai Tea, she usually enjoys spending her time watching stop motion cooking videos on Youtube, baking sweet treats, or playing Pokemon Go. This past summer, she surrounded herself with family in China and explored various cities in Japan-- a dream come true for her. Fun fact: Jessie finds it hard to say no to boba and is probably 75% milk tea at this point...so if you ever want to go on a late-night boba run, hit her up!

Lauren Ouyang   Media Chair Plano, TX Undeclared Class of 2023  A large part of Lauren’s time outside the classroom is spent on dancing, learning photography/videography, and binge-watching YouTube videos. Over this past summer, she spent her time traveling to Chicago, Japan, and across China which happened to be one of the best things that has happened to her yet. She is also a huge fanatic of Kpop and Korean and Chinese dramas, so if you’re ever interested in fangirling with her or just having a conversation, feel free to shoot her a message or ask to meet up!

Lauren Ouyang
Media Chair
Plano, TX
Undeclared
Class of 2023

A large part of Lauren’s time outside the classroom is spent on dancing, learning photography/videography, and binge-watching YouTube videos. Over this past summer, she spent her time traveling to Chicago, Japan, and across China which happened to be one of the best things that has happened to her yet. She is also a huge fanatic of Kpop and Korean and Chinese dramas, so if you’re ever interested in fangirling with her or just having a conversation, feel free to shoot her a message or ask to meet up!

Shikha Lakhi   Logistics Chair Pearland, TX Business Class of 2023  Outside of the classroom, Shikha enjoys debating unanswerable philosophical questions and volunteering around her local community. Shikha also loves participating in adrenaline-fueled activities. However, on a more calm day, you can catch her watching crime shows while cooking with her friends or drinking a large cup of chai.

Shikha Lakhi
Logistics Chair
Pearland, TX
Business
Class of 2023

Outside of the classroom, Shikha enjoys debating unanswerable philosophical questions and volunteering around her local community. Shikha also loves participating in adrenaline-fueled activities. However, on a more calm day, you can catch her watching crime shows while cooking with her friends or drinking a large cup of chai.

Eunbin Jennifer Cho     Finance Chair Austin, TX CBHP Class of 2023  Outside of the classroom, Jennifer is passionate about fashion, traveling and volunteering at local nonprofits. In her free time, she enjoys food-traveling with friends, hiking in the middle of nowhere and drinking gallons of coffee, for the caffeine fix, and Pamplemousse La Croix. To understand the contrasting fashion cultures of international countries and to utilize the most of her last summer before college, she traveled to Japan and South Korea this past summer.

Eunbin Jennifer Cho
Finance Chair
Austin, TX
CBHP
Class of 2023

Outside of the classroom, Jennifer is passionate about fashion, traveling and volunteering at local nonprofits. In her free time, she enjoys food-traveling with friends, hiking in the middle of nowhere and drinking gallons of coffee, for the caffeine fix, and Pamplemousse La Croix. To understand the contrasting fashion cultures of international countries and to utilize the most of her last summer before college, she traveled to Japan and South Korea this past summer.

Michelle Jiang     Membership Chair Plano, TX CBHP Class of 2023  In her free time, Michelle enjoys binge-watching crime and mystery shows on Netflix and doodling in her bullet journal. This past summer, she spent her time traveling around New York visiting art museums and in China exploring all the local restaurants and subsequently trying to walk off all the food she ate. Her sleep schedule has also been permanently messed up, so if you ever need a late-night study buddy, she’ll definitely be awake.

Michelle Jiang
Membership Chair
Plano, TX
CBHP
Class of 2023

In her free time, Michelle enjoys binge-watching crime and mystery shows on Netflix and doodling in her bullet journal. This past summer, she spent her time traveling around New York visiting art museums and in China exploring all the local restaurants and subsequently trying to walk off all the food she ate. Her sleep schedule has also been permanently messed up, so if you ever need a late-night study buddy, she’ll definitely be awake.

Ethan Ohman   Technology Chair Hong Kong Electrical Engineering Class of 2023  Whenever Ethan isn’t on the grind, he enjoys indulging himself on his numerous interests. He can be found playing his acoustic guitar and ukulele, sketching, dreaming about skiing (snow isn’t exactly in high supply in Texas) and dunking on kids in Gregory Gym.

Ethan Ohman
Technology Chair
Hong Kong
Electrical Engineering
Class of 2023

Whenever Ethan isn’t on the grind, he enjoys indulging himself on his numerous interests. He can be found playing his acoustic guitar and ukulele, sketching, dreaming about skiing (snow isn’t exactly in high supply in Texas) and dunking on kids in Gregory Gym.