2019-2020 Officers

Sarayu Gangavelli

President

Hi! I’m Sarayu Gangavelli, and I am excited to be serving as your President! I am entering my senior year and my fourth year in FBLA. I joined as a freshman and fell in love with this organization. Through my journey in FBLA, I have competed in Hospitality Management, Introduction to Public Speaking, Introduction to Business Procedures, Healthcare Administration, Advertising, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. This past summer, I was fortunate enough to have placed 1st in the nation in Entrepreneurship with my two partners, Will Harmon and Jacob Shulman. I also had the amazing opportunity to serve as the Colorado FBLA State Vice President representing District 5 during my junior year, and I am now serving as the Colorado FBLA State President! At Cherokee Trail High School, I am involved in the IB program, Student Leadership, and DECA. Outside of CT, I love to dance, bake, and adventure outdoors with my friends and family. I can’t wait to work with all of you and see what this year brings!

Ava Trahan

Vice President

Hi! I’m Ava Trahan, and I’m incredibly excited to be one of your vice presidents this year. I joined FBLA two years ago as a freshman, and since then I have placed 10th at State in Introduction to Financial Math and placed 6th at Nationals in Organizational Leadership. This year I’ll be a junior in the IB program, and outside of FBLA, I’m passionate about tennis, the Chinese-adoptee community, my family, and friends. In my free time, I also enjoy hiking, listening to music, and watching Netflix.

Will Harmon

Vice President

Hi! My name is Will Harmon and I’m proud to be serving as one of one of your vice-presidents! This  will be my second in FBLA. My favorite, and only, event that I have competed in is entrepreneurship, in which I was lucky enough to win first at nationals in San Antonio this summer with my two amazing teammates. Here at CT I am also a member of the IB program, president of National Honor Society and Cornhole Club, and love competing in DECA as well. Outside of school you can usually find me at the gym, eating, or spending time with my friends. I’m so excited to work with each and every one of you, and am looking forward to a great year!

Ian Dakake

Treasurer

Hi! My name is Ian Dakake, and I am proud to be serving as the treasurer of our chapter’s FBLA. I joined FBLA my freshman year, and since then learning from my experiences as a freshman, I advanced to the state level at Veil my sophomore year in Computer problem solving, and then eventually advancing to the national level for Banking and Financial Systems in San Antonio! This year I will be a senior in the IB program, and aside from my studies, you can find my volunteering, playing video games, practicing golf or spending time with my family and friends!

Mitali Desai

Secretary

Hi! My name is Mitali Desai and I’m so excited to serve as our chapter’s secretary this year! I have been involved in FBLA for the past two years, my freshman year I placed fourth at state in Introduction to Business Procedures and took it to nationals in Maryland. My sophomore year I served as a district officer and competed in Intro to Business Procedures and Hospitality Management. Within CT, I participate in Orchestra, Tennis, and DECA, along with FBLA. Outside of school, I am extremely passionate about youth civic engagement and volunteer with the Aurora Youth Commission and the Colorado Youth Advisory Council where I am the Senate District 28 representative. I can’t wait to accomplish great things with all of you this year!

Landon Ungerman

Membership

Hi! I'm Landon Ungerman and I'm your membership officer. This is my second year in FBLA and I couldn’t be more excited to be a leader of the program this year. I competed at last years district and state conference in public speaking. At the district level I received 1st for my presentation therefore qualifying for state at the Gaylord Hotel, which turned out to be my favorite part of my freshman year. This year I’m a sophomore and I’m already waiting for competition season to come. When I’m away from school, I’m usually playing basketball, listening to Chance the Rapper, or adding to my shoe collection.

Grace Trahan

Public Relations Director

Hi! I'm Grace Trahan, and I'm very excited to represent you as your new Public Relations Officer. This is my first year as an officer and second as an FBLA member. At districts, I competed in Web Page Design and Introduction to Financial Math. I placed first in the state for Introduction to Financial Math, and recently attended the FBLA National Conference in San Antonio, Texas. When I'm not at school, I like to bake, work, and read books.

Emily Aspey

Craft Fair Coordinator 

Hi! My name is Emily and I am one of your 2019-2020 craft fair officers! I joined FBLA two years ago as a freshman, competing in Introduction to informational technology at the district level and web page design as a national finalist! Last year, I competed in Cyber security and E-business and brought our state’s first place Chapter Business Report to nationals. This year I also was one of 14 national interns working during the conference to keep things running smoothly. In addition to FBLA, I also am involved in TSA, Mu Alpha Theta, NHS, and the IB Program. In my free time, you can often find me playing board games with my friends, listening to music, or reading.

Wyatt Herren

Craft Fair Coordinator 

Hello!! My name is Wyatt Herren and I am proud to say I’m one of the Craft Fair Coordinators. This will be my first year as an FBLA officer, but overall this will be my second year in FBLA. I have competed at districts, but I unfortunately did not proceed to state. I think districts was my favorite event  because I got the experience as an FBLA member what competition looks like, and what FBLA supports in the great state of Colorado. It was very fun, I loved the events and not mention I was apart of the team who won Clue Room!! I am a Sophomore in Cherokee Trail High School. Even though FBLA takes a lot of my time I still am able to enjoy hiking, snowboarding, and traveling . I am apart of Outdoors club and that allows me to enjoy the outdoors in all kinds of ways!!

Tanya Tyagi

Competition

Hey there! My name is Tanya Tyagi and I am a competition officer for CT FBLA. I am currently a junior and my first year as an officer, however, it is my 3rd year in FBLA. As a freshman, I was a state finalist in hospitality management along with my 2 partners, and had the incredible opportunity to go to Baltimore MD and compete at the national conference. I always have a great time competing at districts and state and I cant wait for the many experiences that I have yet to come! In my free time I like to play tennis, watch Netflix and walk my dog.

Nitisha Gajavalli

Activities

Hey! My name is Nitisha Gajavalli and I will be your activities officer for the 2019-2020 school year. I’m so excited to be able to help make our FBLA chapter even better than before. I’ve been a part of FBLA since my freshman year and have made countless memories. I’ve competed at the district, state, and national levels. Within CT I’m involved in things like NHS, SASA, and the IB program. Outside of school, I enjoy dancing, volunteering at PSL medical center, and hiking. I’m ecstatic to see our successes this year!

Megan Monforton

Technology

Hi! My name is Megan and I am so excited to be your 2019-2020 technology officer. I can't wait to help all members new or returning get even more involved with our wonderful chapter.  Last year I had the opportunity to travel to The Gaylord of the Rockies for our FBLA State competition. I got to see what it was really like to be in a professional environment.  Other than FBLA I am also part of the CT softball and basketball team.  I love everything FBLA has to offer from the leadership conferences to the Trick or Treat Trail, and I can't wait to make this year even better

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