Leadership Team

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

Overall – Chrisly Li

Portrait of Chrisly Li.

Chrisly is a junior majoring in supply chain management and minoring in statistics. She is beyond grateful for the opportunity to represent Sapphire as an Overall for the 2022 calendar year! Last year, she held the title as the Sapphire Communication Captain. Outside of Sapphire, she is involved in the Nittany Lion Consulting Group, the Smeal Business Career Center, and the Residence Life. During her free time, she likes to go out and eat with her friends, watch Marvel movies, play the piano and guitar, and bake cookies! Looking ahead, she is excited to work with Michael to carry the legacy from the previous leadership teams and lead Sapphire to the next level!

Overall – Michael Mitole

Portrait of Michael Mitole.

My name is Michael Mitole & I am a junior studying Finance and minoring in English. In the past, I have served as the Chief of Staff for the University Park Undergraduate Association and a Penn State Orientation Leader, where I met students from 23 countries around the world. Outside of Sapphire, I presently work within the Nittany Lion Consulting Group and pursue my other interests like public speaking, reading books and academic papers, writing and research, fitness, and collecting colognes (yes, really!). Looking ahead to the next year, I am expectant to continue Sapphire’s rich tradition and contribute to its future.

Professional / Leadership Development Team

Dedicated to providing students the opportunity to interact with corporations and business leaders with the purpose of preparing them for a professional career.

Portrait of Sacha Smith.

Sacha Smith

PD/LD Captain

Portrait of Michael Mitole.

Gabe Rodriguez

PD/LD Captain

Riley Radosavich

PD/LD Chair

Faith Ann Finch

PD/LD Chair

Sapphire Involvement Team

Portrait of Amanda Garcia.

Amanda Garcia

Sapphire Involvement Captain

Stephen Farley

Sapphire Involvement Chair

Community Involvement Team

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

Portrait of Darielle Ketler.

Dari Ketler

Community Involvement Captain

Benn Azzalina

Community Involvement Chair

Communications Team

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

Portrait of Holly Deemer.

Holly Deemer

Communications Captain

Kayla Anthony

Communications Chair

Jake Musmanno

Communications Chair

Sapphire THON

Fundraising efforts for the world's largest student run philanthropic effort, the 46-hour Penn State Dance Marathon including the ever popular Sapphire Bingo Night!

Portrait of Karsyn Kehler.

Karsyn Kehler

Sapphire THON Captain

Natalie Stuart

Sapphire THON Family Relations Chair

Hunter Allen

Sapphire THON Fundraising Chair

Ethics and Social Responsibility Team

The Ethical and Social Responsibility Team is responsible for helping to identify and create ethical engagement opportunities for Sapphires so students can be equipped with the foundational skills to lead challenging conversations and initiate change.

Portrait of Sarah Hunt.

Sarah Hunt

Ethics and Social Responsibility Captain

Lydia Mabamije

Ethics and Social Responsibility Chair

Owen Mann

Ethics and Social Responsibility Chair