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 an unique perspective that we believe contributes to USIT's success. Board of Directors are further supported by 7 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.

Recruitment for Fall 2019 will begun in late August. Please fill out this form if you’re interested in receiving updates regarding upcoming events and our recruiting timeline.

Our Team

Executive Team

Angela Yang   President  Plano, Texas BHP, 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
BHP, 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 BHP, 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
BHP, 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, BHP 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, BHP
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 Accounting Spring, TX BHP, 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 Accounting
Spring, TX
BHP, 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

We are looking for new chairs for the upcoming 2019-20 academic year! Applications will open in late August. Please fill out this form if you’re interested in receiving updates regarding upcoming events and our recruiting timeline.