Committee Members Biographies

Portrait of Lobna Ahmed

Name:  Lobna Ahmed

Lobna joins the START Committee this year as a freshman at The Pennsylvania State University in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Management Information Systems and Security and Risk Analysis with an option in Cybersecurity. Aside from the START Committee, Lobna is also part of the Penn State Management Information Systems Association, as well as a peer-mentoring organization called BLUEprint.

Portrait of Kayla Esannason

Name:  Kayla Esannason

Kayla is currently a freshman at The Pennsylvania State University and a first-year START committee member. She intends to major in finance or marketing and minor in spanish. Aside from the START committee, Kayla is also a part of the Beaver Hall council.

Ayanna

Name: Ayanna Harmon

Ayanna is currently a sophomore at The Pennsylvania State University in the Smeal College of Business. She intends to major in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as Art History with the aim of starting up her own interior design firm. Ayanna is the treasurer of Multicultural Women's Forum, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Silent Praise Mime Ministry. She is also a mentor in the Youth Empowerment Program, and is returning to the START Committee for the second consecutive year.

 Name: Xinchun ( Lucy ) He

Xinchun is currently a sophomore at The Pennsylvania State University. She intends to major in Supply Chain and Information System, as well as minor in political science. She joins the START committee this year. She also part of one of Smeal Diversity Club--Ascend as VPPR.

Portrait of Courtney Fisher.

Name: Courtney Fisher

Courtney is a first time member of this year’s START committee. She is a junior at The Pennsylvania State University in the Smeal College of Business studying Finance. Courtney is a member of multiple executive boards – including the treasurer of Hope Here Hope Now and the Community Involvement Chair of The Multicultural Women’s Forum. She is also a part of the Diversity Enhancement Program, Sapphire Leadership Academic Program and a THON Finance Committee.

Portrait of Jaclyn Krevis.

Name: Jackie Krevis

Jackie Krevis joined the START Committee this year as a freshman at The Pennsylvania State University in the Smeal College of Business, majoring in Enterprise Risk Management and intending to one day find a position in consulting. Aside from the START Committee, Jackie is also involved in the Penn State Thespians and is a member of the Smeal Diversity Scholars.

Portrait of Hannah Olszewski.

Name:  Hannah Olszewski

Hannah joins START this year as a Freshman in the Smeal College of Business, majoring in Marketing. Aside from START, Hannah is involved in the Women In Business Organization and was granted the opportunity to become an Events Coordinator Intern for the fall semester. Hannah is currently pursuing a marketing related internship for the upcoming summer.

Portrait of Amir Thorpe.

Name: Amir Thorpe

Amir Thorpe returns to the START committee for his second year. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Security and Risk Analysis. During Amir's time at Penn State, he's held numerous positions including treasurer for Black Male Leadership Symposium (BMLS), BLUEprint mentor, and recruiting intern for Penn State Football

Portrait of Shefali Raghavan.

Name: Shefali Raghavan

Shefali joins the START Committee this year as a freshman at The Pennsylvania State University in the Smeal College of Business majoring Accounting. Aside from the START Committee, Shefali is also part of Women in Business. She dances for Penn State Natya and a liaison for Infusion, a dance competition held up her at Penn State.