2018-2019 Phi Theta Kappa Officers

Get to know your 2018-2019 officers below.

 

President

TJ Bahia

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Vice President

Natalie Rowland

Natalie is studying Biochemistry and is transferring to the University of Nevada, Reno in the Fall of 2019.  There, she plans to pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s program in Biotechnology and hopes to one day work in forensic science or immunology.  

Natalie has a heart for service both in local and worldwide communities.  Her volunteer work on mission trips to Costa Rica, Slovenia and Chile has broadened her perspective and cultivated a passion for teamwork and tenacity.  She strives to apply these lessons to her work in PTK to create a welcoming community for high-achieving students.

Outside of school and service, Natalie is passionate about fitness and enjoys kickboxing, cycling, and swing dancing.  You can also find her singing with her church’s worship team on Sunday mornings and in holiday shows.

Sierra College Graduation Term: Spring 2019

 
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Secretary and VP of Scholarship

Madison Feaver

Madison is pursuing a Mathematics major and plans on transferring in fall of 2019. She is not yet sure what she will do with her major, but she will definitely be good at math when she gets out of college, and that’s all that matters, right?

 Madison serves double time as both your secretary and VP of Scholarship, and is also the head of the Birthday Buddies committee. She also volunteers at Kaiser Permanente in the emergency department, with goals to volunteer at the UC Davis trauma hospital in the future. When not doing math, studying, or volunteering, she enjoys riding horses, playing piano, spending time with her dog, and general tomfoolery.

 
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Treasurer

Nicole Marentette

Nicole is pursuing a major in Biochemistry and plans on transferring in the Fall of 2019. After earning a bachelor’s degree, she hopes to attend medical school to further her education and later work in medicine. Nicole volunteers in the emergency room at a local hospital and works as a tutor in the tutoring center at Sierra College. She is passionate about helping others by bettering their lives in every way. She finds that this service is very rewarding and wants to implement this passion to her involvement in PTK. When Nicole is not doing these activities, she loves to work out, eat ice cream, travel, and spend time with friends and family.

Sierra College Graduation Term: Spring 2019

 

VP of Fundraising

William Jeffries

William is a legally blind honors student pursuing a Humanities/Communications double major at Sierra College with his sights set on a law degree. Through his studies, he has developed a passion for the duality of life, phenomenology, philosophy, theology, ethics, and how the interconnectivity of these things affect each individual’s perceptions of reality. He is planning on continuing his education by transferring to UC Berkeley, Stanford, or UC Davis next fall. He is intent on creating a positive change in the world through every action he takes and looks forward to that journey.  

Sierra College Graduation Term: Spring 2019


 

2017-2018 Phi Theta Kappa Officers

Get to know your 2017-2018 officers below.

 
 
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President

Kylene Landenberger

Kylene is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering to later pursue Biomechanical Engineering in graduate school. She is also the founder and President of the STEM Club, works at the Math Center, and as a PASS Peer tutor for Multivariable Calculus here at Sierra College. She is deeply devoted to serving others and is passionate about creating a supportive environment for everyone. She hopes to create a similar loving environment as a tradition for Phi Theta Kappa at Sierra College.

Sierra College Graduation Term: Spring 2018

 

Vice President of Leadership

Brittany Bean

Brittany is studying English and plans to transfer next fall to earn her bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She hopes to attend law school and become a civil rights attorney. Brittany is passionate about volunteering in her local community, advocating for equal opportunity for women, and encouraging early childhood education. She will continue to advocate for these causes throughout her education and into her career. She is also deeply interested in American history and international relations. Brittany believes it is vital for young people to study and engage in topics that they are passionate about in order to make a difference in the world. She firmly believes that every voice should be heard and that engaging in the work of the world is deeply rewarding.

Outside of school and Phi Theta Kappa, Brittany works as a Client Associate at Wells Fargo Advisors and teaches Sunday School at her local church on the weekends. In her free time, Brittany loves to read and write, takes frequent day trips to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, enjoys going to Giants games, and spending time with friends and family.

Sierra College Graduation Term: Spring 2018

 
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Vice President of Records

Hinako Masuda

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Treasurer

TJ Bahia

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Vice President of Fellowship

Hannah Harper

Hannah is pursuing a double major in Anthropology with an emphasis in Bioarchaeology/Forensics, and Natural Science with an emphasis in medicine at Sierra College. She is planning on transferring to Sacramento State University to pursue her further degree in Anthropology leading towards her goal of reaching a Ph.D. She is also a current Tutor in Anthropology in the Tutoring Center at Sierra College. Hannah also has done several humanitarian trips to Africa and plans to continue that service around the world; hopefully furthering her service as a part of the Peace Corps after finishing her BA Degree at Sac State. Service, kindness, and bringing others together are things she strives for in her life.

 
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Vice President of Fellowship

Alexia Martinez

Alexia is in her second year at Sierra College pursuing a major in Nursing. She dives for the Women’s Swim and Dive team and was a 2017 state qualifier. She can also be found at In-N-Out serving delicious food. She is passionate about helping others and creating strong communities for future generations. She wishes to help give all children the opportunity to follow theirs dreams.
Alexia will transfer in the fall of 2018 to obtain a Bachelor’s in Nursing and hopes to
later become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. After receiving a BSN, she hopes to gain experience and use her knowledge to help underprivileged patients in countries with less medical advancement.

 
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Vice President of Scholarship

Amanda Ruiz

Amanda is a nursing major, digital artist, and first generation student. She plans to transfer in the fall to achieve her Bachelors Degree in Nursing as well as a minor in Public Health. She then hopes to pursue volunteer opportunities with Doctors Without Borders as a Registered Nurse, and bring her experiences into a graduate program. She is passionate about health issues around the world and the health disparities of minorities in the US. You can find her volunteering on campus as well as working in TRiO as a tutor. 

Graduation Term: Spring 2018

 
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Vice President of Service

Ruka Terukina

Ruka is an international student from Okinawa, Japan. She is majoring in Human Development and Sociology, and plans to transfer next fall to earn her bachelor’s degree in Human Services. She is president of Sierra International Life Club that assists and supports international / ESL students and works at Residential Office on campus as an office assistant. She is passionate about serving others and community, outside of school and PTK club, she contributes to association of Okinawan people as a member of Culture and Arts department. She currently became a volunteer member of Tang’neduk Youth Group Community Association, and will work with children at orphanage in Kenya.

After graduating from college, she hopes to engage in providing environment and opportunity to access to education for children in East Africa as a Non-Governmental Organization staff of community development field. She hopes to make good connections with campus / local communities and provide opportunities to support and serve others for community revitalization as Vice President of Service.

Sierra College Graduation Term: Spring 2018

 
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Vice President of Fundraising

Louisa Crouthamel

Louisa is an Anthropology major, artist, adventurer and outdoor enthusiast from Northern California. She is dedicated to helping support and encourage her loved ones and her community and hopes to one day work for a Human Rights organization, the W.H.O, or the D.P.A.A. after graduating from college.
She lives in Nevada City, California with her family, her Golden Retriever, and her 3 rescue cats.

Sierra College Graduation Term: Spring 2018

 

Adviser

Jason File

Jason File is a Professor of the Humanities at Sierra College.  He has his M.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in Religious Studies, and a B.A. from U.C. San Diego in European History and Religious Studies.  He has been the Phi Theta Kappa adviser at Sierra College since 2016.