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 has closed for Fall 2018.

Our Team

Executive Team

   Catherine Cheng   President Austin, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2020  president@usiteam.org   Catherine enjoys contemporary poetry, medical mysteries, and Insider Food videos. She is a Business Honors and Finance Junior and has experience in venture capital, investment banking, and equity research. After wrapping up a summer analyzing and valuing cryptocurrencies at Susquehanna International Group, a global quantitative trading firm, she is excited to return to New York and join Evercore for Summer 2019.

Catherine Cheng
President
Austin, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020
president@usiteam.org

Catherine enjoys contemporary poetry, medical mysteries, and Insider Food videos. She is a Business Honors and Finance Junior and has experience in venture capital, investment banking, and equity research. After wrapping up a summer analyzing and valuing cryptocurrencies at Susquehanna International Group, a global quantitative trading firm, she is excited to return to New York and join Evercore for Summer 2019.

   Eric Sun   Vice President Allen, TX BHP, Finance, Mathematics Class of 2020  vicepresident@usiteam.org   Eric likes morning runs, diet soda, and trying vegan food. He is a Business Honors, Finance, and Math Junior and has experience in investment banking and corporate finance. This past summer, Eric was in Boise, Idaho where he reviewed potato products and interned at Micron Technology in the treasury and finance strategy groups .

Eric Sun
Vice President
Allen, TX
BHP, Finance, Mathematics
Class of 2020
vicepresident@usiteam.org

Eric likes morning runs, diet soda, and trying vegan food. He is a Business Honors, Finance, and Math Junior and has experience in investment banking and corporate finance. This past summer, Eric was in Boise, Idaho where he reviewed potato products and interned at Micron Technology in the treasury and finance strategy groups .

   Matt Hopp   Director of Investment Nashville, TN BHP, Finance Class of 2020  investment@usiteam.org   Matt is a Junior majoring in Business Honors and Finance. When he’s not in the classroom or the FERC, you can find him in the nearest body of water: wakesurfing, scuba diving, or just hanging out. Matt has spent the past two summers working in wealth management and credit investing, and he will be joining Point72’s hedge fund internship program in New York next summer.

Matt Hopp
Director of Investment
Nashville, TN
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020
investment@usiteam.org

Matt is a Junior majoring in Business Honors and Finance. When he’s not in the classroom or the FERC, you can find him in the nearest body of water: wakesurfing, scuba diving, or just hanging out. Matt has spent the past two summers working in wealth management and credit investing, and he will be joining Point72’s hedge fund internship program in New York next summer.

 

Directors

   Athena Zeng   Director of Marketing St. Louis, MO BHP Class of 2021  marketing@usiteam.org   Athena enjoys playing tennis, making themed playlists, going to concerts, and skateboarding. She is also a big fan of Michael Cera. Currently, Athena is a Sophomore in the Business Honors Program, and she is interested in combining her business education with entrepreneurship and digital media . Outside of USIT, Athena is a Resident Assistant and a member of Texas Spirits. Last summer, she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Athena Zeng
Director of Marketing
St. Louis, MO
BHP
Class of 2021
marketing@usiteam.org

Athena enjoys playing tennis, making themed playlists, going to concerts, and skateboarding. She is also a big fan of Michael Cera. Currently, Athena is a Sophomore in the Business Honors Program, and she is interested in combining her business education with entrepreneurship and digital media . Outside of USIT, Athena is a Resident Assistant and a member of Texas Spirits. Last summer, she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

   Jessica Huang   Director of Technology Frisco, TX BHP, Computer Science Class of 2021  technology@usiteam.org   Jessica enjoys traveling, drawing, watching reruns of Friends, and laughing at terrible jokes. She is a Sophomore majoring in BHP and computer science and is looking forward to exploring her interests in artificial intelligence, algorithmic trading, and collecting funny socks.

Jessica Huang
Director of Technology
Frisco, TX
BHP, Computer Science
Class of 2021
technology@usiteam.org

Jessica enjoys traveling, drawing, watching reruns of Friends, and laughing at terrible jokes. She is a Sophomore majoring in BHP and computer science and is looking forward to exploring her interests in artificial intelligence, algorithmic trading, and collecting funny socks.

   Rhea Nelson   Director of Operations Austin, TX Electrical Engineering Class of 2021  operations@usiteam.org   Rhea enjoys being active and outdoors whether playing tennis, figure skating, hiking outdoors, or running in races (training to run a marathon). Rhea loves to travel and go on adventures and went on a road trip to Boise, Idaho and visited Iceland this summer. Rhea is a sophomore in Electrical Engineering with interests in engineering management and personal finance..

Rhea Nelson
Director of Operations
Austin, TX
Electrical Engineering
Class of 2021
operations@usiteam.org

Rhea enjoys being active and outdoors whether playing tennis, figure skating, hiking outdoors, or running in races (training to run a marathon). Rhea loves to travel and go on adventures and went on a road trip to Boise, Idaho and visited Iceland this summer. Rhea is a sophomore in Electrical Engineering with interests in engineering management and personal finance..

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

Taha Siddiki
Director of Accounting
Frisco, TX
Finance
Class of 2021
accounting@usiteam.org

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

 

Chairs

Applications for board chairs will open in Fall 2018.