The SAA Executive Committee is a group of student leaders who oversee the planning and execution of all Student Alumni Association programs and events.These students have the opportunity to work closely with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association staff and various Georgia Tech Alumni to ensure that programs align with the mission of SAA and provide value to all SAA members.
Chad Sims is a 4th Year Business Administration student from Tyrone, GA. He is a huge fan of Buzz and the Ramblin' Wreck; and in his free time enjoys spending time with friends over hot wings. Chad works as a Co-op for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and will finish his last tour this spring. In addition to SAA, he is a GT Ambassador, Marketing Director for the GT Student Foundation and member of the GT Glee Club. One day, Chad wishes to continue his traveling experiences by visiting Japan, Australia and Singapore. Chad says, “I love SAA because it offers a wealth of opportunities for any student. You can get involved and create your own unique experience.”
Rosario is a 3rd year Industrial Design student from Managua, Nicaragua. Her favorite tradition involves playing pranks with George P. Burdell. In addition to SAA, Rosario is the T-book editor of the Ramblin’ Reck Club, a member of the Hispanic Recruitment Team, Students for Life, Catholic Student Organization and the Industrial Design Society of America. She really loves graphic design and cooking, and hopes all SAA members take part in Georgia Tech’s rich traditions!
Taylor is a 6th year Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and International Affairs double student from Gainesville, FL. During his college career, He has worked as a Co-op for ExxonMobil. Taylor is very passionate about giving back to the Georgia Tech community, and is thrilled to help in any way he can. Taylor is also active across campus, serving as the Director of Financial Programming for the Georgia Tech Student Foundation, President of the GT Chapter of AIChE, and as a Justice on the Undergraduate Judiciary Cabinet. Taylor is also a brother of Sigma Nu. Taylor's favorite GT tradition is the Budweiser Song at Georgia Tech football games.
Ria is a 2nd year Business Administration student from Germantown, MD. This past summer, Ria worked as an intern for The Coca-Cola Company. In her spare time, she loves to write young adult fiction, sing, and hang out with her friends. She aspires to travel around the world and eat the best food she can find! Ria is also involved in the Residence Hall Association, the College of Business Student Development Board, and the Management Information Systems Club. As freshman, she made so many great friends in SAA committees, and hopes that you get involved with SAA!
Carli is a 3rd year Business Administration student from Union, SC. She loves Tech Traditions and studying at the Scheller Business School. Around GT, Carli serves as the Purchasing Chair of the Alpha Delta Gamma sorority, and Registration Chair of the GT Women's Leadership Conference. She is an avid fan of art, dance, and music and plays in the GT Band. Her favorite tradition is the Mini 500 because who doesn't want to watch grown men try to ride a tricycle?
Daniel is a 2nd year Business Administration student from Alpharetta, GA. At the end of every third quarter, you can find him bouncing to the Budweiser Song, his favorite tradition. Currently in his first tour, Daniel works as a Co-op at Oglethorpe Power Corporation. Along with SAA, He is the Development Director of GT Student Foundation, a brother of Sigma Nu, a Scheller Business Ambassador and a Connect with Tech Host. When he is not giving back to Tech, he enjoys sports and traveling.
Viabhav Gupta , Tradition Tours Chair
Viabhav is a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering major and intern for IIT and L&T Infotech. Bringing the Jersey strong to the South, Vaibhav, also called Vaibs, loves Georgia weather, Atlanta and Tech traditions. His favorite traditions are the different homecoming activities as well as throwing money at Sideways grave hoping to not fail the next test. Outside of SAA, Vaibhav is part of BMED FUTURES, conducts research, is part of several other clubs and works in a coffee shop. You can find him chilling in the biotech quad either laying in the grass or taking a nap on the roof of the CULC.
Kirsten is a 3rd year Industrial Engineering student from Suwanee, GA.Currently, Kirsten works for Coca-Cola Refreshments. She is a member of Reck Club, Wreck Camp and a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta. Kirsten loves playing tennis, reading, and having fun with my friends.She really enjoys Homecoming at Tech. When asked why she responded, “During Homecoming the whole campus continues unique traditions like the Mini 500, the Freshmen Cake Race, and the Ramblin' Reck Parade. I love all of the crazy things that happen on campus during this week because everyone comes together to celebrate Georgia Tech, and it reminds me of all the alumni that have come before me that also did these same events.”
Josh is a 3rd year History, Technology, & Society student. He enjoys traveling and wants to visit Rome. Josh is really excited to get involved around campus this year. Josh’s favorite tradition is the Clean, Old Fashioned Hate rivalry with U(sic)GA, and he especially loves to remind his high school friends about their gaffes in choosing U(sic)GA. Josh says, “SAA is awesome because of the great people involved, and the opportunities you can have with both the people and the group." Josh’s question for you, “What’s the Good Word?”
Natalia is a third year Civil Engineering student, minoring in Architecture History. She works for Gilbane Building Company as a Co-op. In addition to SAA, Natalia is a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha. She loves relaxing at Piedmont Park, and experiencing Atlanta. Her favorite GT tradition is attending every home football game and cheering on the Jackets!
Rana is a 2nd year Graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering student from Lahore, Pakistan. He is huge sports fanatic, Cricket, Soccer, Football, Tennis, you name it! Around GT, he serves on the Executive Cabinet of Pakistan Student Association and volunteers for different organizations. In his lifetime, Rana would like to visit Ireland and Switzerland. His favorite GT tradition is 'Ramblin On', as it gives the student the last chance to affiliate itself to the Georgia Tech and be a part of the traditions.
Sunny Hong , Member-At-Large - International Initiatives
Sunny is a 2nd year Computer Engineer from Jinju, Korea. Her favorite Georgia Tech tradition is Ramblin' Wreck. She loves to play musical instruments, sing, and write songs. She enjoys traveling and finding tasty restaurants. She likes meringues, red velvet cupcakes, and vanilla ice cream.
Ryan is a 5th year Computer Science student from New Castle, PA. He loves the great outdoors, except spring time in Atlanta of course. Previously, Ryan has worked as an intern for Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company. When he isn't diligently studying, Ryan dedicates all of his extra time to the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. His favorite Georgia Tech tradition is doing the Horse after games and he also enjoys taking long walks around the scenic Georgia Tech campus. Ryan also enjoys learning new things in the wide world of computing and developing applications in his spare time.
Quirtina is a 4th year Business Administration student from Conyers, GA. She has been a member of SAA for 4 years and considers the organization one of her favorite parts of Georgia Tech. Outside of SAA, she serves a GT Student Ambassador and is a member of the African American Student Union. In her spare time, she loves indulging in the arts and music!
Nathan is a 2nd year Business Administration student from Peachtree City, GA. He is a member of the Scheller College of Business Student Development Board, the Scheller Society of Entrepreneurs' Marketing and Public Relations Chair, an active member of Drama Tech, an International Plan Candidate for French, and he served on the SAA Marketing Committee before joining the leadership team. His favorite Tech tradition is Homecoming. Nathan intends to live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Jasmine Burton is a 4th year Industrial Design student from Dunwoody, Georgia. In addition to participating in the President's Scholars Program and the Honors Program, she is the co-founder of the College of Architecture Ambassadors while also serving as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Georgia Tech Student Ambassadors. This past summer she interned and researched at Columbia University's School of Public Health where she began to learn about how to pursue her passion for global sanitation. This is Jasmine's 2nd year participating in SAA Leadership and game days are her favorite GT tradition. She loves dressing up, singing the fight song, and hanging out with her best friends at football games, rain or shine!
Kelly is a 2nd year Business Administration student from Alpharetta, GA. This past summer she interned with ADP, and she also tutors for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. She is a member of the Society of Women in Business (SWiB) and the Lambda Sigma National Honor Society. She loves to travel and run. Her favorite Tradition is Buzz and seeing him run around campus playing pranks.
Danny is a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student from Atlanta, GA. At Tech, He plays defense for Club Lacrosse, and is a brother of Sigma Nu. Danny works Newcomb & Boyd as a Co-op. His interests include: playing golf, hanging with friends, and traveling. Danny loves just about everything at Tech, but if you ask him his favorite Tradition is racing in the Mini 500.
Katie is a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering student from Plymouth, MN. She currently works for Kimberly Clark as a Co-op.Katie is involved with Women in Engineering and is the Director of Administration for the Alpha Phi Sorority. Her favorite Georgia Tech tradition is the Freshman Cake Race.Katie loves being involved with SAA because it provides a great connection with our awesome alumni.
Karan Pahawa , Co-Chair of Dinner Jackets
Karan is a 3rd year Industrial Engineering student from Marietta, GA. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, learning how to code in various computer languages and being a mentor to others. On campus, he is a Peer Leader for RHA and volunteers with several community service groups. Karan joined SAA because he likes to meet new people, and he enjoyed discussing with GT Alumni about their areas of expertise and interest.
Rebecca is a 5th year Business Administration student from Lawrenceville, GA. As a Co-op, she worked for the Enterprise Innovation Institute. She is the VP of Recruitment for Alpha Phi and Take Back the Night Co-chair for Women's Awareness Month. She is also a Department of Professional Practice Ambassador. Rebecca's favorite tradition is the Ramblin’ Wreck Parade during Homecoming!
Danish is a 2nd year Business Administration student from Snellville, GA. He enjoys working with technology and learning about all the cool things being done with new innovations. Danish got involved with SAA by chance his freshman, and has loved every moment of it. He really enjoyed being a member of the planning committee of Tech’s largest graduation party, Ramblin On. Danish is looking forward to helping out with all the SAA activities around campus and planning this year’s celebration!
Sunny is a 2nd year Computer Engineering student from Princeton, NJ. Sunny loves to build computers in his free time and has a passion for taking photos as a small time hobby. His favorite tradition is attending all the UGA vs. GT games. Around campus, he is a member of GT Student Foundation, United Indian Student Alliance, Model UN, and a 1-on-1 tutor.
My time as part of SAA's Ramblin' On committee was a phenomenal one. I simply loved the experience, which allowed me to help plan a major event while developing necessary communication and cooperation skills with both other members of the committee and professionals, as well. Plus, the group of students I worked with ultimately all became my friends, which is an invaluable feeling!! - Josh Brown, HTS 2015, SAA Committee Chair
Mentor Jackets program is awesome. I not only have a wonderful mentor, but also ended up having a lifetime friend who can offer me advice and help whenever I need it. I will participate in this program every year. The program provides precious opportunities for students to connect closely with alumni. - Zhong Chen, Master's CS 2013, Mentor Jackets Participant
Being a part of the Student Alumni Association opened doors at Georgia Tech that I would never have dreamed of. During my time as a member of SAA, I was given the opportunity to coordinate a Dinner Jacket event with Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and a fellow Yellow Jacket. That was easily one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences from my time at Tech. Plus, I got a free steak out of it! - Imran Ali, MGT 2012, Dinner Jackets Participant