Cohort 2018

Farhat Ali

Farhat Ali

Habari Yako my fellow LSP-ers! My name is Farhat Ali and I was born in Nairobi, Kenya. My family immigrated to the United States in 2003 and I’ve called Arizona home ever since. Through my involvement in high school as well as my community, I discovered my love for leadership, public speaking and activism.I am SO excited to be a Sun Devil as I join a community of unique and inspirational individuals, committed to making this world a better place! More than anything I love to travel (I’ve been to 7 countries so far!), read and binge my fair share of romance movies. In my free time, I love spending all my money on food, going to weddings, hanging out with my gal pals and listening to good music in a variety of languages. I am incredibly close to my family, my culture and my country of birth. Everything I work towards is not only for me, but for the future I hope we will someday achieve. I’m passionate about activism, specifically equality in education, female rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. You can find me at a protest in the near future. Most of all, I love getting to know more about others and making friends, so don’t be afraid to talk to me. I cannot wait to begin this journey as a Sun Devil with all of you! Go Devils!

Rosalia Burr

Rosalia Burr

Don’t be fooled by my last name, I don’t handle the cold too well. That’s why I’m going to Arizona State where it is sunny almost everyday, plus I’m a second generation Sun Devil. I am beyond excited to be apart of LSP with all of you aspiring people! I come from a small town in Arizona called Show Low (and yes it does snow there) and attended Show Low High School. Where I graduated with 150 people so it’s nice to be on such a large campus with over 40,000 students. I also graduated from Northland Pioneer College with an Associates degree in Business Entrepreneurship, so you can say I love Business. I had the reputation of being the girl who did everything in high school. I did three sports: soccer and cross country in the same season and track. I pretty much ran every club at my high school including being president of FBLA, president of the National Honor Society, President of Spanish Club, Teen Court, Ski Club, Show Biz choir, and the Running club. I even started my own yard service business to help clean peoples yards, organized two community blood drives, and knitted purple beanies for Shaken Baby Syndrome last October. Oh and you can see I do a lot of running, if you ask me about it I can tell you a funny story as to why. I hope to gain valuable skills when being involved in LSP. I enjoy networking with various people and learning about different cultures. Especially when working on a service project or group project. That’s what I want to do in the future, work with people to help the greater good. I can’t wait to start my work with LSP and see what ASU has to offer. I also felt so welcomed by everyone in LSP and I hope to gain life long friendships with some of these amazing people. Here’s to the next few years and most importantly: GO DEVILS!! “Be the Leslie Knope of whatever you do!”

Siddhant Chaurasia

Siddhant Chaurasia

Hi there! My name is Siddhant Chaurasia, and I am majoring in Computer Information Systems. So far I have lived in Atlanta (Georgia), Cleveland (Ohio), Singapore and most recently Columbia, Missouri where I graduated from Rock Bridge High School. At Rock Bridge, I was involved in DECA, where I served as the State Vice President of Communication for Missouri DECA. I was also engaged in clubs such as SkillsUSA, Future Business Leaders of America, Math Team and my very own club that I started up: Rock Bridge High Inc. (An organization that develops technology to make my school and community a better place for all). Outside of school, I started up a community service program at a local senior living home where I conducted hourly classes for senior citizens covering a wide variety of topics regarding technology. Additionally, I love watching and playing sports such as basketball and soccer, which have now made me into a die-hard fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Manchester United. If I’m not outdoors, playing sports or on my Mac trying to come up with an idea to develop, you can find me going to a concert, watching a movie or just jamming to Travis Scott. But my real passion lies in business and technology. More importantly, I aim to use my skills in business to develop technology that creates a positive impact on our community, making the world a better place. I hope to grow as a leader through the LSP and take full advantage of the limitless opportunities at ASU to eventually create a dent in the universe and start my own company up in Silicon Valley. Go Devils!

Jack Culbertson

Jack Culbertson

Hey, I’m Jack! I just graduated from Veritas Preparatory Academy right here in Phoenix, Arizona. So, I suppose that makes me kind of a homer-local. But the truth is, I love meeting new people, especially from different backgrounds, places and cultures. I’ve been blessed to this point in my life to have traveled a bit, but I really look forward to seeing the rest of the world someday. While almost everyone else already seems to have a passion, I’m apparently still on the search for mine. That said, I am extremely interested in the business world and changing the moral foundation upon which it is built. Someday, I hope to create a business whose products and services benefit others in a meaningful and conscientious way. My fledgling attempt at this so far spurred the creation of my own small company - Jack of All Trades. Through this event services business, I have had the opportunity to hire multiple peers and meet incredible people like Ambassador Barrett! In my free time I enjoy staying active. I love to hike, exercise, or just catch up with friends. Whatever I do, I like to be surrounded by other individuals who are kind, passionate, and sport a healthy dose of humor.

Hannah Dragon

Hannah Dragon

Hello! I was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona and graduated from Corona Del Sol High School. During my four years in high school, I participated in color guard and marching band allowing me to learn valuable leadership skills and earning a reputation known for hard work and dedication. I participated in clubs such as National Honor Society and Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society. These two clubs allowed me to expand my volunteer experience and even help organize a voter registration drive at Corona! I also participated in Corona’s We the People team which influenced my life and pushed me to major in political science at ASU. I enjoy getting coffee or tea with friends as well as going hiking and working out. I love to paint and create. Specifically, I enjoy using oil paints to recreate pictures I take of places of great importance to me. I also enjoy music, both playing and listening. My favorite composer is Claude Debussy because his songs are relaxing to play and challenging to learn as a piano player. I have always wanted to travel the world and plan to study abroad while at ASU. I have always wanted to learn Swedish and one day travel to Sweden and live there as well. I am so incredibly excited to be attending ASU Barrett this year and being a part of the LSP family!

Farah Eltohamy

Farah Eltohamy

Hello there! My name’s Farah Eltohamy, and from day one - the desert has been my home. Both of my parents hail from Cairo, while I’m a native of Chandler, Arizona. I have a strong connection to my Egyptian background, and it has been a major element in my life growing up and in my identity overall. My upbringing has taught me the everlasting importance of kindness and building strong affinities with those in my life. I graduated from Arizona College Preparatory - Erie, from a class size of just 97 students. During my time in high school, I was a busy leader on campus, with one of my biggest accomplishments being that I single handedly organized a schoolwide fund raiser in collaboration with the Syrian American Medical Society, in order to bring attention to the Syrian crisis and inspire within my fellow peers a sense of global awareness and empathy. In addition, I was treasurer of NHS, co-editor (and comic artist) for the school newspaper, a tutor for Tutor Club, and an active member of She’s the First and Sustainability Club. I was also a finalist in Intel ISEF for my work in environmental science! Aside from my school endeavors, I am a lover and enthusiast of art, cooking, sitcoms, Studio Ghibli films, and most importantly, social activism. I hope as a journalism major to use my platform for good - becoming a voice for marginalized groups and standing up against misrepresentation and prejudice. As I enter a new chapter in my life, I genuinely cannot wait to experience what lies ahead. I am beyond grateful to be apart of LSP’s 2018 cohort, and I am excited for all the opportunities for me to grow and become a proactive leader at ASU. Go Sun Devils!

Zevin Gamez

Zevin Gamez

Hello everyone! My name is Zevin Gamez, and before I start this “short” bio I want to express my appreciation towards this WONDERFUL Leadership Scholarship Program. I’m super grateful and beyond excited to see what these next few years have in store for me! Now for starters, I am a native of the sunniest city on earth, also known as Yuma AZ. I am a graduate of Antelope Union High School, where I managed to stay super busy throughout my 4 years of being there. Being involved in Student Council, Key Club, HOSA, National Honor Society, Young Life, Gifted, and captain of the varsity basketball team, has allowed me to learn the ropes of leadership and engage in many community/social events. It is because of these extracurricular activities and the MANY opportunities they provided that have shaped me into the genuine leader I am today. I am extremely proud of all I accomplished in high school and I am very eager to see what my future at ASU holds for me and the impact I intend to create! #FearTheFork #1inInnovation

Isaiah Graham

Isaiah Graham

What’s up guys, my name’s Isaiah Graham. A couple of things I enjoy are dancing, playing basketball, and making playlists for when I take the aux on car rides. I graduated from Centennial High School, home of the Coyotes. I plan on majoring in Software Engineering at ASU for the sole reason of creating programs that people will be entertained by; I hope to inspire people with the beauty of computers and what you can make of them. It would be ideal to say my inspirations are people like Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg, but really, it was rooted from a lot of“Jimmy Neutron” and a “Meet the Robinsons” DVD. Although I aspire to be a Software Engineer, my love for dance and music will never die. I teach young children fundamentals of dance at a studio, and the smile on their faces as they’re free to enjoy dancing is something that I appreciate. I am excited to live and explore ASU as a pat of the LSP Program and am delighted to be able to create happiness in my own way at Arizona State!

Dane Harding

Dane Harding

My name is Dane Harding. I have recently graduated from Desert Mountain High School in North Scottsdale, and am excited to be attending ASU and participating in LSP! In high school I spent a great deal of time participating in sports such as football and track as well as got involved in student led organizations like Future Business Leaders of America. Outside of school, I worked as a volunteer through my local Boys Team Charity chapter, eventually becoming president of my class during senior year. A great deal of my volunteer work as spent at the Miracle League of Arizona after growing very close to a couple of very special children. I hope to use what I’ve learned through my years of volunteer work to get involved with the ASU community! I enjoy spending time with friends, playing almost any sport, and checking out our sports teams as they compete to win! I hope to be a valued member of The Inferno as one of my many club involvements. I look forward to a great 4 years with my cohort and other peers!

Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris

My name is Nathan Harris and I graduated from Vista Grande High School in Casa Grande, AZ. I am a Barret Honors student here at ASU that plans on majoring in biomedical engineering. While in high school, I was involved in various clubs/ organizations tailored towards community service, and I hope to explore the opportunities that ASU here has to offer. Some things about are that I love to go on spontaneous adventures and am always looking for new opportunities and experiences. Going hand in hand with spontaneous adventures, I absolutely enjoy the outdoors and love to go hiking, camping, snowboarding, and basically anything that has to deal with the outdoors. In addition to my hobbies, I also have a list of several different things I would deem as my favorite. My favorite type of foods would most definitely have to be Mexican and Chinese food. My favorite color is red, and my favorite sport is soccer. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and family, so I would say that hanging out with others is my favorite thing to do of all time. Exploring and traveling is also another one of my favorite hobbies that I constantly find myself doing.

Illona Illya

Illona Illya

Hello everyone! My name is Illona Illya and I was born in Tarzana, California but around the age of five my family had moved to Arizona and I have never felt more at home since. Recently I had graduated from Paradise Honors High School in Surprise, Arizona (that really is the name the city, I promise I am not hiding the actual location of my high school). During my high school career I was an involved student around campus. I was apart of Student council, Amnesty International as well as the Surprise Youth council, I volunteered at many local schools, I was even apart of the High School student simmer volunteer program at Mayo Clinic, along with other extracurriculars. In the fall of 2018 I will be majoring in Political Science at the West campus and I could not be more excited. Ever since I studied government during my sophomore year of high school, politics and the different functions of government systems have been one of many interests that I have discovered in my life. Some of my other interests include but not limited to: literature (F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my favorite authors), movies (The Godfather movies are one some of my favorites, and Francis Coppola is one of my favorite directors). My other interest is coffee, I live off of coffee, I basically take it with my oxygen I am always up to read more books watch more movies and try more coffee so if anyone has any recommendation I am all ears.

Rahul Javangula

Rahul Javangula

Hello, my name is Rahul Javangula, but I have been called RJ for as long as I can remember. I’ve moved all over the place, but I have lived in Phoenix, Arizona for over 10 years now. I graduated from Sandra Day O’Connor High School. I played soccer and ran cross-country during my four years here! I was involved in numerous clubs, like Freshmen Mentors, National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Project Fresh Start, Collective Minds, and Spanish Club. I spent a lot of my time volunteering or organizing different kinds of events for the school. I started a podcast called The Java Talks at the end of my Senior Year, and I hope to continue making it bigger and better over the years! Over the next four years, I plan on studying Computer Science and Political Science. I want to create my own software/technology company within 9 years and eventually get into politics. I want to become as involved as possible at ASU, and be a positive influence over all the students! I’m proud to be a member of ASU and LSP, and look forward to every moment in my future as a Sun Devil!

Aaron Lopez

Aaron Lopez

Hello, my name is Aaron! I graduated from Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho. In high school, I was heavily involved in FIRST Robotics through LiveWire Robotics 3562 where I maintained the team’s website and was the team’s mascot for two seasons. I also played an instrumental role on a Chairman’s Award Team that won a regional Chairman’s Award and two regional Engineering Inspiration Awards for the team’s community service impact. My love for community service stems from my robotics team. I enjoyed spreading the knowledge of science and technology through the community. I loved running robotics camps for middle school students and holding classes teaching senior citizens about smartphones. In high school, I also participated in Speech and Debate, Key Club, NHS, and Golf, which is now one of my biggest passions. I will be attending the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts for my freshman year to clarify my career path. When I finish college, my dream is to be an entrepreneur and create my own technology company focusing on smartphones and computing. A fun fact about me: I love sports! My favorite sports teams include the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and I like most Arizona sports teams too! Sports I love to play besides golf includes basketball, baseball, football, and soccer. I am also a pretty happy guy! I love to laugh, smile, and have a good time no matter what I do. I am also extremely excited to be a part of the LSP twenty-five years after my father, Eddie Lopez, became part of the 1993 LSP Cohort. His experiences due to the LSP are inspirational and I cannot wait to create my own memorable moments’ thanks to such a wonderful program! Forks up!

Benjamin Mensik

Benjamin Mensik

Hello! My name is Benjamin (Ben) Mesnik. I am an Arizona native from Gilbert and a 2018 graduate from Basha High School in Chandler. During my time at Basha I held leadership roles in the Marching Band, Band Council, American Sign Language Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Link Crew, and Health Occupations Students of America. I also volunteered in the community with the Gilbert Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, the Dignity Health Summer Volunteer Program and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Arizona. I am very passionate about being actively involved in giving back to the community and I have learned a great deal about myself and other people. It has been a terrific honor for me to be considered a member of these organizations and through my experiences; I have learned a great deal and have grown as a leader. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to the movies, traveling, volunteering my time and participating in new experiences. I also enjoy playing music and will be a member of the Sun Devil Marching Band, GO DEVILS! I am eager to absorb all of the aspects that ASU has to offer such as: innovation, inclusivity, diversity, impact, and excellence through programs, academics and events. I am so excited to start my next adventure at ASU and I am thrilled to be a member of LSP and the ASU community! I look forward to the next four years!

Abby Meyer

Abby Meyer

I come from a Wildcat family, so naturally I had to stir the pot and choose to attend ASU. When I first saw the Tempe campus I seriously got goose bumps and fell in love! The atmosphere was so energetic and exciting that I made my decision to attend ASU within the first 5 minutes of my tour. My second home was Liberty High School in Peoria, AZ, where I spent 4 amazing years. I went into Liberty only knowing about 5 people and somehow won the freshman Student Council election. I had a huge passion for Student council and had the privilege to be student body president my senior year. I also participated in clubs such as Christian Club on Campus, DECA, NHS, and the student broadcasting network. After school I participated in various sports like soccer, dive, and tennis. In my free time you’ll catch me watching old movies, thrift shopping, eating my favorite foods (Chick-fil-a, Chinese and Thai food) or doing some sort of crafty project. I’ll be majoring in Communications with hopes to become an event planner. I love the excitement of doing something different every day and event planners have different situations for every person. This is a huge reason why I’m excited for LSP this year, I feel like every day will be a new challenge or an exciting project. I am SO excited to be a Sun Devil and cant wait to show my Wildcat family who’s boss!

Nithara Murthy

Nithara Murthy

Hello! My name is Nithara Murthy and I am so excited to be a part of the LSP 2018 cohort! I am a recent graduate of BASIS Chandler and a fervent enthusiast of neuroscience, political science, music, and writing. In my free time, I love to watch Friends, listen to podcasts, or plot world domination with my ukulele. I am always the first person to smile or laugh, or to offer a hug to someone who needs it. I love kids, and would someday like to become a pediatrician, which is why I am pursuing a pre-med track with Business, Public Policy and Service as my major this fall! Throughout high school, I was very involved in my community. I volunteered with Dignity Health for four years, and received my first taste of the medical field. I continued this trend as a volunteer with Hospice of the Valley, where I cared for individuals with Alzheimer’s. During the school year I acted as head coordinator for a program called Peer Aspire, which provided free tutoring to children of all ages. I also acted as the Secretary for Tri-M National Music Honor Society, a service club dedicated to bettering the community through music. Apart from academics, I have a strong inclination and commitment to social justice. I love animatedly discussing politics with friends and advocating for the rights of all people. I was raised by two immigrant parents, which has shaped and solidified my worldview. In 2016, I was selected to give a TEDx Youth talk titled “Open Letter to Donald Trump”. I spoke on the topic of breaking stereotypes, and on the divisions created by stereotyping. I hope to continue being an active and involved member of my community through LSP! I am incredibly grateful to have been selected to participate in LSP, and to be part of its warm, supportive environment Thank you for this opportunity!

Devin Rodriguez

Devin Rodriguez

Hello Everyone! My name is Devin Rodriguez. I come from a small school called La Joya Community High School. Coming from a low-income community, my story has always been very similar to that of my friends and fellow students. I am the very first in my family to not only graduate high school,but go on to college! I have always had this motto that you learn the most from people unlike yourself. For this reason, as I grew up I always made sure to get to know the people that no one else would give a chance to. I’ve met many, vastly different people in my lifetime who have ultimately taught me life’s greatest lesson, you never know what someone is going through. When I got to high school, I decided I wanted to make a difference in my community and at my school so I got involved in multiple clubs, volunteered at community service events and even tried after school programs, but it was student council that impacted me the most. While every club built me as a person, student council provided me with a family and home atmosphere when things weren’t going so great outside of school. I was also able to directly impact the student body which fulfilled my goals to make my campus more inclusive to different types of people. While transitioning to college, I wanted to be apart of a club or organization that would bring the same atmosphere and opportunities, which brought me to LSP. I have always had my heart set on ASU, so the fact that I am officially a sun devil is beyond exciting. I look forward to continuing to grow as a leader and am hopeful for what the future holds.

Brittani Rusnak

Brittani Rusnak

My name is Brittani Rusnak and I will be majoring in nursing. I graduated from Red Mountain High School, where I participated in many different clubs and sports. I was the Link Crew Vice President, as well as the Captain of the varsity soccer team. Just this last season, I was named the Mesa Region Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, I was apart of the first swim team to ever beat our rivals Mountain View, and even played tennis my freshmen year. Something I feel very strongly about is helping others in their time of need. Because of this, I have participated in numerous service opportunities, such as Best Buddies, and even organized my own non-profit called Pajamas 4 Patients, an organization that collects pjs to distribute at the local children’s hospital. To date, we have donated over 1,600 pairs of pajamas! I am so excited to be a Sun Devil! I look forward to all the relationships and memories I will make through LSP. My goals for these next four years is to enjoy my time at ASU, make a positive impact on our campus, and to be a successful nursing student. I can’t wait to get to know you all more! Forks up!

Samantha Sabbara

Samantha Sabbara

Hi, my name is Samantha Sabbara, I am majoring in Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology). My main goal in life is to help others and spread kindness in every way that I can. I graduated from Poston Butte High School all the way out in San Tan Valley, Arizona. I was part of Poston’s first graduating class of STEM students; a program where I took biotechnology and forensics courses and found my passion for biology! I was a part of NHS where I took part in organizing 9 blood drives, raised money for the Lupus foundation and planned Recycle Runs to make our school a more sustainable place. I was also part of Link Crew a club focused around making freshmen feel more at home. I love Harry Potter and listening to Taylor Swift! I hold my family, friends and Jesus closest to my heart. I’m so excited to be at ASU and I can’t wait to spend time getting to know all of you!

Christopher Hernandez Salinas

Christopher Hernandez Salinas

Hello! I am beyond excited to get to be a part of this wonderful organization. Leadership has always been an important trait for me to grow and I can’t wait to continue to grow as a leader and as a person with the help of LSP. In high school I took to this task of growth by being in Student Government, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), Key Club, National Honors Society, Link Crew, Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council, Tennis and the SUSD Student Advisory Board. I also volunteered during the summers at the Scottsdale Public Library and Honor Health Osborn Hospital. While these groups reflect my love for being involved, they also reflect my love for finding who I am and meeting new people along the way. As I enter freshman year at ASU, I plan on continuing this act of being involved. I hope to make a difference in my community and know that LSP will allow me to make that hope a reality. As for studies, I will be majoring in Biomedical Sciences and will then go on to medical school. My life goal is to one day open a private practice or clinic of sorts in which I can tailor to helping sub-economic and minority groups. Another goal as well is to travel to and experience as much as the world as I can. I love coffee (iced, never hot), Netflix, dogs, dancing, and just love getting to know people for who they truly are. While these facts might be random, they’re pieces of who I am. I hope to get to know pieces of who you are as well and maybe start a conversation.

Kai Sanford

Kai Sanford

Hi! I’m Kai, a video game enthusiast fueled by compassion, curiosity, and dissatisfaction with the status quo. I was born and raised in Surprise, Arizona and a proud graduate of Willow Canyon High School. Throughout the course of my high school career, I’ve participated in countless clubs and groups; from the varsity golf team to SkillsUSA to the fashion club, I think it’s safe to say my interests are quite diverse. Being heavily involved in volunteering clubs both inside and outside of my school, a majority of my time has been dedicated to community service. I’ve worked with the National Honors Society to hold clothing and book drives in support of the homeless and timed community sponsored sporting events through Key Club. From volunteering as a Surprise Junior Sundancer, I’ve integrated myself in my community and have learned how much goes into planning and running events for hundreds of people. In addition to serving others, I’m a state and national competitor for SkillsUSA and STEM. I love corny jokes and making people smile, and I can’t wait to see what my next adventure will bring!

Becca Sturm

Becca Sturm

Hello all! My name is Becca Sturm and I just graduated from BASIS Flagstaff. Born and raised in Flagstaff, so any tips on how to beat the heat would be much appreciated! I plan on double majoring in Global Studies and Global Health and being on the Pre-Law track because I hope to one-day work for the World Health Organization’s Legal Department. I am a cross-country runner (no short distance for me) as well as a soccer player, having been playing since I was four years old. In high school, I was the Treasurer for National Honor Society, served as an attorney for Teen Court, and developed a company through the MIT Launch Club. On top of that, I have worked for a legal resource firm for low-income individuals and spent three months in Florida my senior year doing research project! I also love anything outdoorsy, be it kayaking, hiking, or camping as well as playing the flute. I am incredibly excited to be a part of the LSP 2018 Cohort and an ASU Sun Devil!

Aaron Valenzuela

Aaron Valenzuela

In the far southwestern corner of Arizona, 24 minutes away from California and only 18 minutes away from Mexico, I live in the small city of Somerton. I grew up in this town where you find your elementary and kindergarten teachers on a casual visit to grocery store (there used to be two, but now only one big one). I’ve grown up and lived in the same house since I was a year old, along with my 6 other siblings. I graduated from Kofa High School making memories that will last a lifetime. I acquired traits that make me the person I am today and have helped me accomplish many things, one of which is making the Leadership Student Program. Throughout high school, I was privileged enough to be a part of Student Council, Ceramics Society, Veteran’s Heritage Project, Key Club, Kofa athletics and several other clubs. Within Kofa athletics I did swim and dive, tennis, and my primary sport of wrestling. Wrestling is very big to me and that is why I am glad I will be able to continue it in college! I am very excited to see what this year holds at ASU and even more LSP! I can’t wait for all the football games and late nights with coffee getting ready for midterms and finals! Feel free to join me! #ForksUp

Chase Walther

Chase Walther

Hello! My name is Chase Walther and I will be majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I am a recent graduate of Lee Williams High School in Kingman, Arizona. I grew up in the very small town of Thayne, Wyoming, and I have since lived in 4 different states, finally settling into Arizona back in 2014. I’m proud to call Arizona my home, and I can remember wanting to go to Arizona State since I was a little kid. During my time in high school, I served as President of 7 clubs, Vice President of 1, and Treasurer of 4 more. I was also co-captain of my swim team, section leader in the marching band, and an Assistant Governor for Interact. I was in the honors program, and am proud to have brought home the first “Top in the USA award” from Cambridge University to my school. I was also involved in Theatre, and was the lead in two of our school musicals. I absolutely loved getting involved, meeting new people, and trying new things. All of these experiences helped me become the person I am today, and I wouldn’t change one second of my high school experience for anything. I am a very social person, so if I ever have a free moment from my work and activities, you can always find me out making new friends and being adventurous! I love to read, swim, and spend time with friends. I also love photography (though I would not say it is my strong suit!). I am excited to meet so many new people and experience the world here at ASU! After college, I plan to go to work for Boeing or SpaceX in research design, and I hope to one day pursue my dream of being a politician and working for the good of society! Walther 2036! I’m excited to see where the next 4 years take me.

Natalie Zarasian

Natalie Zarasian

Hello! My name is Natalie Zarasian and I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. I graduated from Notre Dame Prep where I was involved in many clubs, sports, and leadership roles. While at Notre Dame, my tennis team and I won a state championship and my individual doubles team got second place. I was also involved in planning multiple service projects with organizations such as MANA House and St. Vincent de Paul. Not only do I love going out in the community and getting involved, but I love traveling and immersing myself in different cultures. As an Armenian American born to two parents who migrated from Middle Eastern countries, I hope to take my love of traveling and helping others to find a career in International Law focusing in human rights. I look forward to getting involved at ASU and am especially excited for LSP. I look forward to the next four years! Forks up!