Business Honors Program
Arlette Brito is a double-major in Marketing and Management from Tampa, Florida. Arlette is a first-generation American that graduated in the top 10% of her class as well as with an Associates in Arts Degree. Arlette is a member of the Bulls Business Community, the Business Honors Program, and is a George W. Jenkins Scholar. Her history with and passion for student government has led her to pursue management.
Teju Calambakkam is a Business Advertising major with the Zimmerman Advertising Program from Lake Mary, Florida. Calambakkam was Editor-in-Chief of her high school’s award-winning yearbook. Her experiences helped her earn a marketing internship, which turned into her current part-time job. Separately, Calambakkam does graphic design work for a non-profit organization, Girls For Science. She is also involved with two choirs at USF. After graduation, Calambakkam hopes to complete a master’s degree at USF.
Aaditya Daga is a Finance major from Tampa, Florida. Daga graduated from the International Baccalaureate program in high school where he was also a member of the speech and debate team. In addition to his education, Daga is a cofounder of the BestFit Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking down socioeconomic barriers for high school students. After his undergraduate degree Daga hopes to return to school for his MBA and work for an investment firm.
Delaney Dean is an advertising major from Pensacola, Florida. She is a proud member of the Zimmerman Advertising Program and the Business Honors Program. In highschool, she interned through the Pensacola Children’s Chorus, and served as both the drama club president and varsity golf captain. Delaney is an advocate for Rally for Childhood Cancer, and strives to use knowledge learned from her major to spread awareness and raise funds.
Ashton DeMarse is a Finance major from Tampa, Florida. He is a member of the Bulls Business Community, Business Honors Program, and Judy Genshaft Honors College. He was Captain for an award-winning speech and debate team, during high school, as well as having received the Student of the Year Award from the National Speech and Debate Association Sunshine District. He is planning on working towards his MBA and PhD.
Madison Farrens is a Supply Chain Management major from Ormond Beach, Florida who is aiming to double major in Industrial Engineering. She is a part of the Judy Genshaft Honors College, Business Honors Program, Bulls Business Community, Bulls Business Network, and the Judy Genshaft Student Council. She is hoping to take part in Semester in Exeter Program, Intramural sports when they open again and one or more of the hundreds of research opportunities offered by USF. She hopes to gain a management position at a large international company to give her opportunities to travel while working.
Reaney Haskell is an Advertising major from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She graduated from the Cambridge Program in high school where she founded and supervised the chess club. After her internship at a local digital advertising company, she found her passion in demographical and analytical advertising. Now, Haskell is a part of the Zimmerman Advertising Program (ZAP), Bulls Business Network (BBN), and the Business Honors Program (BHP) where she is pursuing her Master’s degree.
Lucas Hill is a Finance major from Saline, Michigan. Lucas is a part of the Bulls Business Community and the Business Honors Program. In high school he was a part of DECA as well as a volunteer at Food Gatherers. Lucas enjoys traveling and plans on studying abroad during his time at USF. After USF, Lucas hopes to move New York and work in financial services.
Sophia Hower plans to major in Global Business with a concentration in Business Analytics. In high school, Sophia was the cofounder of the Empowerment Club and was an active member of the Freeport Board of Directors. Sophia is involved in the Bulls Business Community and Business Honors Program at USF. She hopes to do research on the effects of the ever-changing economy in regard to refugee families.
Jamee Kopnicky is a Business Advertising major from Daytona Beach, Florida. She is currently a member of the Zimmerman Advertising Program, The Bulls Business Network and The Business Honors Program. She’s had internships working alongside graphic designers as well as business managers which sparked her passion for creativity. After graduation, she plans to further her education in marketing and head to New York city to work as an advertising director for reputable fashion magazines.
Alisha Kurian is a Supply Chain Management major and member of the Business Honors Program, Judy Genshaft Honors College, Bulls Business Network, and Bulls Business Community. Kurian was extremely involved in fine arts throughout high school, participating in choir and theater all four years, and winning the award for Excellence in Fine Arts her senior year. She also served as the Vice President of International Thespian Society, and as a member of National Honor Society. After graduation, she plans on either going to law school or getting her MBA.
Noah Levin is a Business Advertising major from Pembroke Pines, FL. Along with completing his studies in the Zimmerman Advertising Program, Noah wants to learn how to manage a business along with his fellow cohorts. He was one of 16 individuals to make it to the state level in a scholastic music competition. After college, Noah hopes to work in the business field before returning to school for his Doctorate.
Ishika Patel is a first-generation, Business Advertising major from Lake Worth, Florida. She started her first business 17 during a global pandemic and hopes to inspire others to take action in the face of adversity. Her continued interest in studying market trends and creative advertising in addition to her admiration for business leadership pushed her to pursue the Zimmerman Advertising Program. Currently, Ishika is also a member of the Business Honors Program and serves as the Senator for Hall Council. She hopes the benefits from the programs she is currently involved in will help her achieve her goal of being the chief-creative-officer of a successful company.
Anthony Porras is Finance major from Laurel, Maryland. He is a very driven and determined student and leader. Porras is a member of the Bulls Business Community and the Business Honors Program. Porras was the captain of his varsity basketball team throughout high school. He hopes to do research on the affect the sports and entertainment industry has on the economy. After completing his undergraduate degree, Porras plans on gaining work experience and traveling the world before he gets his master’s degree.
Pablo Puga is a marketing major from Miami, Florida. Throughout high school, Pablo was vice president of Key Club, captain of the varsity water polo team and founder of Teach Hope Spread Love, an organization focused on aiding the homeless communities of South Florida. Pablo hopes to use his leadership experience to allow him to eventually pursue his dream of being able to work for a nonprofit organization that has commendable values and eventually be the chief-executive-officer of a nonprofit organization.
Claire Rauh is a Marketing major student from Madrid, Spain. Claire is a member of USF’s Bulls Business Community, Judy Genshaft Honors College, and Business Honors Program. Claire has lived in China, Spain and the US and wants to continue growing in her international outlook by doing a year abroad while at USF. As an ambassador to Blue Missions, a water and sanitation initiative, she wants to contribute to underserved communities. She has a special interest in digital marketing, real estate and entrepreneurship. She hopes to start her career with a large multinational in the field of Marketing.
Yuki Shao is a first-generation Management major from Tampa, Florida. She is interested in minoring in finance and getting her master’s. Bilingual in Chinese and English, she wishes to study abroad to enhance her professional endeavors. Shao is part of the Genshaft Honors, Bulls Business Community and Business Honors Program at USF. Graduating high school as the environmental club president and National Honor Society officer, she wishes to consult sustainable businesses to become vastly more efficient and expand globally.
Ainsley Vermost is an Accounting major from Clearwater, Florida. She is a member of the Bulls Business Community, the Business Honors Program, and the Business Honors Service Association. She devoted over 300 hours to community service in high school and is currently working towards finding service opportunities in the Tampa area. Vermost plans to get her CPA and work for an accounting firm in the Tampa Bay area after graduation.
Leah Whitney is a Marketing major from Cincinnati, Ohio. Leah is a member of the Bulls Business Community, Business Honors Program and Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Outside of her education, Leah is passionate about helping children with special needs and led camps where she taught kids with disabilities to play baseball and softball. After graduation, Leah plans to get her MBA and land a job in medical or pharmaceutical sales.
Jack Barrios is a Finance major from Miami Florida. In addition to his education he is passionate about serving the community. Barrios was the captain of his varsity golf team throughout his high school career. He hopes to do research on the effects of decreasing immigration rates on the economy. After completing his undergraduate degree Barrios plans on gaining work experience before returning to school for an MBA.
Olivia Blakley is a first-generation student and marketing major from St. Augustine, Florida. Olivia graduated valedictorian of her high school and is now a member of the Bull Business Network, Bulls Business Community, Business Honors Program, and Kappa Delta Sorority. Her success landed her a marketing internship at 16 that sparked an interest in the career field. She hopes the benefits from the programs she is currently involved in will help her achieve her goal of being the chief-marketing-officer of a successful company.
Rajeev Chachad is a finance major from Lakeland, Florida. Rajeev is a member of USF’s Bulls Business Community, Judy Genshaft Honors College, and Business Honors Program. Rajeev is affectionate about puppies and was once a volunteer at the SPCA. He plans to study abroad and get an internship during his time at USF. After graduation, Rajeev desires to receive a Master’s in Business Administration and work in a career related to financial services.
Sanal Gupta is a Finance major from Tampa, FL. Sanal graduated from the International Baccalaureate program in high school, where he was also part of the varsity tennis team. In university Sanal is part Bulls Business Community, Bulls Business Network, and the Business Honors Program. He is also involved in the Student Investment Club at USF and plans to research cryptocurrency. After university, Sanal plans to go into private equity or investment banking.
Derek Hines is a Business Advertising major, aiming for a minor in Mass Communications. He is apart of the Zimmerman Advertising Program, Bulls Business Community, and most recently a Mayor for Endeavor Hall Council. His history in student government coincides with a passion for service and helping the community around him. Hines hopes to follow the ‘Masters in 5’ path and get a job in professional sports advertising in Florida, Texas, or Pittsburgh.
Chloe Hoskins is a first-generation college student majoring in Finance from Mount Dora, Florida. She is a member of the Business Honors Program, Bulls Business Community, and the Arab Student Association at USF. Hoskins volunteered over 100 hours to Florida Hospital Waterman in high school and is currently leading a BHP service project for The Spring of Tampa Bay. She hopes to work for a major accounting firm upon graduation.
Roshan Jayaraman is a Finance major from Tampa, Florida. With an interest in human decision-making, he hopes to research how habit-formation impacts consumer behavior. Jayaraman enjoys analytical tasks, and is a chess Candidate Master and a math enthusiast. He also placed 3rd in FBLA nationals for the team public speaking event “Emerging Business Issues”. Jayaraman plans on pursuing a concentration in asset management and becoming an investor.
Tyler Kielma is a Finance major and is considering a minor in economics. He is a member of the Bulls Business Community, Bulls Business Network, Business Honors Program, and the Judy Genshaft Honors College. During high school Kielma was a member of the Varsity football and weightlifting teams, he was also a member of the National Honors Society. Kielma hopes to earn a master’s degree in Finance and then become the CFO of a fortune 500 company.
Caleb Krassner is a Business Advertising major from Palm Coast, FL. He is a part of the Zimmerman Advertising Program, the Judy Genshaft Honors College, the Business Honors Program, and Mayor for Hall Council. Throughout high school, Caleb was president of National Honors Society, Interact Club, and Creative Writing Club. Caleb hopes to use his numerous leadership positions throughout high school and college as a stepping stone to a successful career in the advertising/marketing field. Upon graduation, he will use the resources and opportunities USF gave to him to hopefully work for a non-profit or company with admirable morals.
Kimberly Nakamura is a Global Business major with a concentration in Marketing. In addition to the Business Honors Program, she is an active member in the Japanese Language Club and the Women in Business Society. She is considering a minor in Japanese language, and plans to study abroad in Japan during the summer of 2020. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in international marketing that would allow her to travel.
Katelyn Payne is a Business Advertising major from Tampa, Fla. Payne was Editor-in-Chief of her high school’s newspaper and a student speaker at the Florida Scholastic Press Association state convention. Her love for journalism production and business leadership led her to the Zimmerman Advertising Program and the Business Honors Program. Payne intends to use the resources offered at USF to make a difference in her community and in the world of advertising.
Hannah Proctor is a marketing major from Collierville, TN. Hannah is very creative and loves to use her innovative thinking in her classes. She is a part of the Bulls Business Community and Business honors program and hopes to expand her learning experience by being apart of these communities. Hannah plans to study abroad in the summer and aspires to work for a company that promotes ocean conservancy or a creative environment like Disney.
Shreya Rao is a Marketing major from Grand Blanc, Michigan. Shreya is passionate about community service and research. Throughout her years helping out her community she has accumulated more than 800 hours in community service and has earned the Presidential Awards for Community Service all four years of her high school career. Some of that time was spent assisting researchers with their projects, in addition to other research she conducted on genetics in diseases and symptoms.
Marina Roberts is a management major from Tampa, Florida. Roberts was an active member of the sports marketing program in her high school. She competed at the international level in DECA while holding the position of VP of Competition in her chapter due to her recognition at the state level for her test and role-play performance. Upon graduation, Roberts hopes to further her education in the Vinik Sports and Entertainment Management program.
Gary Ruderman is a dashing first year Business Management major from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An avid leader, Ruderman has past experiences leading in high school, ranging from captain of the Cross Country team to organizing countless service projects. Ruderman also loves to travel, having been to twenty countries, and he plans to study abroad in the summer of 2020. After college, he plans on attending law school with eventual plans to dominate the courtroom as a trial attorney.
Andrew Skidmore is a first-year student pursuing a degree in finance. Andrew is a member of the Bulls Business Community and Business Honors Program; Andrew is also looking to start a boxing club at USF and is applying to be on the volunteer dive and rescue team for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. In high school, Andrew played varsity football, varsity soccer, and co-founded the school’s Ping Pong Club. After graduation, Andrew plans on pursuing an MBA at USF.
Zachary Slezak is currently a Business Analytics and Information Science major aspiring to minor in Entrepreneurship. In addition to the Business Honors Program, he is also a member of the USF Honors College, Phi Chi Theta Professional Fraternity, and USF Ice Hockey Team. Slezak intends to focus research on the art of person to person interaction and how it affects the processes within the business world.
Madyson Winters is a Business Advertising major from Tampa, Fla. She is part of the Zimmerman Advertising Program, the Business Honors Program, and Lieutenant Governor for Hall Council. Winters is interested in researching how the impact of social media changed the way businesses operate. She intends to use all the resources USF provides to pursue a career in sports business with a major league sports team.
Hunter Barton is an accounting major from Pittsburgh, PA. Hunter is passionate about sports and helping others. He regularly participates in intramural sports and is a member of USF’s Honors College in addition to the Business Honors Program. Hunter has an interest in Spanish culture and hopes to speak Spanish fluently. After completing his undergraduate, Hunter will go to graduate school to receive his master’s in Accountancy and become a CPA, which will help him achieve his goal of working at a major accounting firm.
Emily Bendert is a Finance major from Tampa, Florida. Along with being part of the Business Honors Program, Bendert is also a member of the Bulls Business Community, Bulls Business Network and the Honors College. In addition to her studies, Emily is an active volunteer at her church teaching second grade aged children. Upon graduation, she plans to further her education by obtaining a master’s degree and hopes to one day work for one of the Big Four accounting firms.
Joseph DeGrave is a Business Analytics and Information Systems major, with a concentration in Cybersecurity. He is part of the Bulls Business Community and hopes to expand his learning opportunities through the study abroad program. In high school, Joseph was a class officer and Vice President of the National Honor Society; he also was on a swim team for most of high school. He hopes to use the opportunities given to him at USF to help make a difference in the world of Cybersecurity.
Stephen Ellingson is a first-year Advertising major. After becoming valedictorian of his high school, Ellingson became part of the Zimmerman Advertising Program as well as the Business Honors Program and hopes to use these organizations to drive his education. Ellingson has benefited his community by using 12 years of musical repertoire to perform piano around North Dakota. He hopes to gain a senior advertising position at a large international company.
Manuel Fernandez is a Global Business major with a concentration in Business Analytics. Fernandez is fluent in Mandarin and is now pursuing Korean. With an interest in politics, Fernandez is working on his undergraduate research project pertaining to the misrepresentation of Hispanics in the U.S. Fernandez is active in many USF organizations including the Student Government Leaders Program and Chinese Club. He plans to study abroad in China this summer and aspires to be a political ambassador for the United States.
Riley Johnson is a first-year Global Business major with a concentration in Management. She is currently involved in the Bulls Business Community, Business Honors Program, and campus ministry. Johnson plans to study abroad and become fluent in French by the time she graduates. Johnson has served on multiple urban outreach projects. Johnson hopes to use her degree in cohesion with her experience in cosmetics to create her own company.
Philip Kinder is a first-generation USF college student from Ponte Vedra, Florida. Kinder has been learning Chinese for over five years, which he plans to use in junction with his major in Global Business. He hopes to someday work internationally within the field of foreign translations (and possibly with the UN). For now, Kinder is working at USF World through the Confucius Institute, as a Chinese assistant and tutor.
Madison Markel is a Global Business major looking to minor in Management. Markel is fluent in Spanish and intends to learn French as well. She plans on starting an internship in 2019 at the company Optum, Inc. which offers healthcare services. Pursuing her passion for debate and politics, Markel has debated in three regional debate conventions, winning two best speaker gavels for her speeches on economic policy. Markel’s long-term aspiration is to travel globally for work, while managing the finances of an international company.
Cameron Meiron is studying Marketing with a focus in Sales. Meiron graduated high school with his AA degree and plans to obtain his Masters. Meiron hopes to seek a job in medical sales after graduation. He will take advantage of all the prestigious opportunities given to him through the business honors program along with the Bulls Business Community and the Marketing Sales Club.
Jennifer Moeder is a first-year majoring in Global Business with a concentration in Marketing. Moeder is a member of the Bulls Business Program and Business Honors Program at USF. With her love of travelling, Moeder plans to complete research in the effects of business travel on an employee’s body. Apart from academics, Moeder works with the equipment department at USF, along with participating in intramural sports. Post-graduation, she plans on getting her master degree and long term working for the marketing department of a professional sports team overseas in Europe or Australia.
Juanita Morales is a Global Business major with a concentration in Marketing. Morales is fluent in Korean and is now pursuing Mandarin. With an interest in global issues, Morales plans on doing undergraduate research on the effects of NGOs on third world countries. She is currently a part of the Korean Club and the iBuddy program offered at USF. Morales would like to study abroad in China for a semester to enhance her global skills.
Olivia Reller is a Business Management major. Reller played basketball at a young age and was a competitive team member for her high school lacrosse team. She gained early experience in the business world by taking business courses throughout high school and was able to achieve her first internship at 17. In her spare time, Reller loves to engage in her favorite hobby, photography, and is an active member of the USF Photography Club. She plans on obtaining her MBA after graduation.
Rylee Schroder is from Jacksonville, Florida and is a first-year USF student majoring in Accounting. Schroder is currently a member of the Bulls Business Community, Bulls Business Network, and Business Honors Program. Schroder has traveled to many countries and has a passion for different cultures. Schroder hopes to combine her love of human diversity with accounting by working at an international accounting firm.
Jessica Senatus is a first-generation Haitian-American USF student studying Global Business with a concentration in Finance. Senatus plans on writing a thesis discussing “The Financial Effects of the School-Prison Pipeline”. Her passions include Business, Law and Politics which is why she is a Senator for the College of Business. Senatus also desires to go to law school to study International Law. Senatus’ dream is to become a United States Senator for the State of Florida.
Darcy Williams, a born and raised Tampa native, is a legacy USF student, the third of four siblings to attend USF. Double majoring in Finance and Economics, Williams plans to pursue a career in hedge fund investing. Williams volunteers at local elementary schools, mentoring and tutoring migrant students. Her dream is to help businesses explore new ways to grow and become more efficient through consulting or management and later run for public office.
NandinI Agarwal is a dual degree student in finance and accounting, a part of Honors College and a Provost Scholar. Agarwal has lived in New Delhi, India for sixteen years and is bilingual in Hindi and English and she is pursuing an undergraduate research on the impediments that women face in India to become financially aware and independent. With interests to branch out in other skills, Nandini is part of Muma Analytics Team and is interning with TechHire. Bringing her mainland culture to USF, Agarwal is serving on the board for Students of India Association, USF Naach and USF Foodies Club and volunteers with American Red Cross regularly. Nandini plans to earn CPA and CFA licenses and work for one of the Big four accounting firms in the near future.
Lauren Bustillo is a first-generation honors student at USF. Her hard work and dedication led her to receive her EFDA certification at the age of 18. Bustillo is majoring in Global Business in hopes to pair it with Psychology to further aid her pursuit in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Currently, she volunteers with the Rotary club of Fish Hawk-Riverview and has become very involved with the Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders. Bustillo's future plans involve attaining a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and improving companies and organizations internationally.
Meridith Doone is a first-generation USF student, and is double majoring in accounting and finance. Hoping for a brighter future, Doone moved from a small town in Ohio to Tampa, Florida to finish her final year of high school. At USF, she is a member of the Bulls Business Community and the Business Honors Program. Doone is an avid volunteer though the Honors College and her church while working part time teaching children gymnastics. She dreams to one day live and work in Europe with an international accounting firm.
Morgan Guse is a second-year student from Tallahassee, FL majoring in Marketing. Guse is a member of the Business Honors Program, Bulls Business Network, Bulls Business Community LLC, Business Honors Service Association, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, and actively participates at USF’s Wesley Foundation. She hopes to someday work for a large non-profit organization that promotes social equality around the world. Upon graduation, Guse plans to acquire her MBA.
Danielle Heidkamp is a first-generation college student majoring in Marketing. Heidkamp is a student of the Honors College and Bulls Business Community, who also serves as volunteer coordinator for Feeding America USF to help end hunger and promote awareness. Heidkamp plans to use her bachelor's degree to one day own and operate a restaurant. She aspires to study abroad to widen her perspective and understanding of the world.
Aham Ikeokwu is an accounting major, soon to minor in entrepreneurship. Ikeokwu has a Nigerian background and is able to understand his native language, Igbo. With a major in accounting, Ikeokwu aspires to become the chief financial officer of a major company one day. In addition to this, Ikeokwu has founded an organization where he helps local youth in his city reach their artistic endeavors. Moreover, Ikeokwu has long-term goals of one day owning a successful clothing company and recording label.
Ian Leibensperger is a pre-finance major looking to pursue a second major in Spanish. Leibensperger has travelled to many countries in the world. Having taken many Spanish classes, he plans on studying abroad and getting involved in international business. He plans on using these business ventures in order to help people internationally by creating a program to help others start their own businesses and improve the economy wherever they may live. Leibensperger's dream is to retire young in order to travel the world.
Anjali Parekh is a first-year USF honors student who is majoring in Marketing. She is of Indian descent and is a bilingual student who has visited over ten countries. Anjali plans on majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Sales while simultaneously being in multiple extracurricular activities. She is part of an international dance team that combines both her Indian culture and aspects of American hip-hop. Parekh hopes to work and travel internationally while maintaining a job as a company's marketing or sales head.
Isabella Philippidis is a marketing major with a concentration in entrepreneurship. Descending from a Mediterranean background, she is quad-lingual speaking English, Turkish, Greek, and Spanish. With a thriving passion for makeup, Philippidis plans on starting her own global environmental friendly cosmetics and skincare company. Her talent and love for music has landed her an ongoing job as a piano teacher. Philippidis' dream is to move to Greece and begin the development of testing and farming all natural products for her future company.
Adrienne Salerno is a first-year advertising major at USF. Her passion for business earned her a spot in the Zimmerman Advertising Program at USF. She has used this passion along with her fascination with fashion and cosmetics to start her own blog. Salerno soon plans on taking an internship with a local Tampa advertising agency. However, she eventually hopes to work in creative marketing for a fashion or cosmetic company.
Tyler Schulman is from Freehold, New Jersey and is double majoring in Finance and Personal Financial Planning. He serves as an active member of USF’s Honors College, Business Honors Program, and Student Investment Club. He has also initiated and led the petitioning process for Phi Chi Theta, a professional business fraternity, and currently serves as President for the Zeta Rho Chapter. In desiring to help others, Schulman plans to obtain both his CFA and CFP designations to become a financial advisor. His long-term aspiration is to work in wealth management and serve as a financial advisor for professional athletes.
Sam Unger is a National Merit Scholar majoring in finance at USF. Unger plans to get a strong education through the BHP that will open many doors in the future. He is determined to work hard and efficiently to get his bachelor's degree, and continue on with a master's in the future. Unger hopes to land a job that can combine finance with his love for sports. Outside of academics, he really looks forward to enhancing his college experience by participating in extracurricular activities around campus and taking part in leadership opportunities.
Tyler Zastrow is a marketing major with a concentration in sport and entertainment management and a member of the Honors College. Zastrow speaks both English and German, and plans on studying abroad in both Italy and Florence in this summer and eventually intern somewhere overseas. After graduating, he hopes to one day get a high level front office position with a professional sports franchise.