Leadership Team

Learn more about the faculty, staff, and students that comprise our Leadership Team.

Overall – Sarah Hunt

Sarah is third-year student majoring in Actuarial Science with minors in Statistics and Mathematics. Before stepping into the Overall role, she was a chair and captain for Sapphire's Ethics and Social Responsibility team. Outside Sapphire, she continues her ethics and social responsibility engagement with the Tarriff Center as a member of the Smeal Business Ethics Case Competition Team and completer of the Smeal Ethical Leadership Challenge. Beyond studying for actuarial exams, she continues her involvement in the Actuarial Science major as our university's CAS Student Ambassador. She is excited to build Sapphire into a cohesive unit and mobilize our leadership program into a positive, impactful direction!

Overall -- Sacha Smith




Professional Development Team

The PD team is dedicated to providing students the necessary skills to thrive in a professional setting as well as the opportunity to interact with corporations and business leaders to advance in their careers.

Sanjana Devarakonda -- Captain


Ben Petrulis -- Captain


Jack McCormack -- Chair


Palmer Moore -- Chair




Leadership Development Team

The Leadership Development Team serves to enhance, empower, and evolve Sapphire members. We provide resources and opportunities for members to develop into strong, ethical leaders.

Riley Radosavich -- Captain


Mark Vighetti -- Captain


Hunter Badamo -- Chair


Caleb Shuman -- Chair


Sapphire Involvement Team

The Sapphire Involvement team is committed to developing the culture of Sapphire. We provide opportunities for Sapphires to bond and create relationships with each other through community engagement events.

Natalie Stuart -- Captain


Sarah Lessig -- Chair


Community Involvement Team

Commitment to give back to the broader Penn State community and ensuring strong boding across all Sapphire cohorts.

Holly Deemer -- Captain


Colton Shiry -- Chair


Matt West -- Chair


Communications Team

Working diligently to improve internal efficiencies, communicating within Sapphire with point systems and beyond.

Jake Musmanno -- Captain


Emma Care -- Chair


Grace Hubbard -- Chair



Sapphire THON

Raising funds for the world's largest student run philanthropic effort, the 46-hour Penn State Dance Marathon through a variety of events and campaigns in Sapphire, Smeal, and the greater Penn State community.

Hunter Allen -- Captain


Madi Hunter -- Chair


Matt Miller -- Chair



Ethics and Social Responsibility 

Jason Hess 


Diversity, Ethics and Inclusion

The DEI Consultant works in collaboration with all Sapphire student teams to incorporate and promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all Sapphire programming and community as a whole. The goal is for all Sapphire members to permanently instill these values not only within our community, but also the global business world that we strive for. 

Chaewon Lee