Howdy! My name is Tyler Hill, a finance major and German minor from Scranton, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, I moved to Germany for approximately one year to play ice hockey and study the German language and culture. This experience sparked a passion for learning about global cultures and how they pertain to the different industries of business. IBA gives me the opportunity to create friendships with other students from around the world, while furthering my appreciation and understanding of international commerce and culture.
Preston Pearson '19 — International Student Coordinator
Howdy! I am Preston Pearson, a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, Texas. Believing in the Aggie network and it's reputation, I set out for Texas A&M University. In which I have had nothing short of a life changing experience. I am currently perusing a Bachelors in Marketing from Mays Business School. I love being outdoors, traveling as much as possible, and playing sports because these hobbies have all helped create some of my favorite memories.
Morgan Evans '19 - Chief Operations Officer
Howdy! My name is Morgan Evans. I am a second year accounting major from Lufkin, Texas. Although I've only been out of the country a few times, I was raised as a host family for foreign exchange students. Still to this day, they come visit and keep us updated on their life as we do for them. I'm excited about being a leader in IBA because I get to further my global awareness while also gaining new, lifelong friendships with local and international students.
Paige Brazina '20 - Chief Marketing Officer
Howdy! My name is Paige Brazina and I'm a sophomore Marketing major from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I've been to 19 countries so far and hope to study abroad twice while at Texas A&M. In the future I hope to work abroad as well. I love being a part of IBA because it allows me to be surrounded by curious, tolerant, and hardworking people who strive to think big. Every member of IBA has a different perspective and an interesting story to tell. IBA is a place to learn about the world while having fun and I can't think of any group I would like to support more
Jonny Livingstone '19 - Chief Financial Officer
Sophia Rahimeh '20 - Social Team Leader
Howdy! I’m Sophia Rahimeh- a sophomore and business management major. I was born in Chicago but grew up in the DFW area. Coming from a diverse background, with my mother being from the Ukraine and my father of Greek/Arabic origin, I've had the opportunity to learn different languages and travel from a young age. I have spent time abroad in countries like France, Poland, Ukraine, Canada, etc. These exposures to different cultures and languages has allowed me to develop an interest in cross-cultural exchanges and meeting people from all around the world. IBA has provided a great way to connect with others from not only a business standpoint but in creating lasting friendships as well. In the near future, I'm planning to study and work abroad in a French-speaking country!
Jessie Wade '19 - Professional Team Leader
Howdy! My name is Jessie Wade and I am originally from New Mexico where I grew up on a vineyard. I am a Junior here at Mays and I am currently studying Management. I joined IBA because I have always had a fascination with culture and I believe that to truly understand an individual we must understand their culture. In business this is especially important, in order to build a good working relationship it is critical to understand each other's wants and needs.
Elizabeth Key '19 - Community Service Team Leader
Howdy! My name is Elizabeth Key and I am a sophomore Business Honors and Supply Chain Management major from Atlanta, Georgia! I am a Spanish minor and have had the opportunity to immerse myself in the language and culture of the Dominican Republic, Spain, and Peru. I am looking forward to studying abroad in Madrid for a semester. I love being a part of IBA because it is a great way to connect with other students that are passionate about business with an international mindset and learn from their experiences.
Luis Ordonez '18 - Fundraising Team Leader
Howdy! I am a junior economics major from Prosper, TX. I have been a member of IBA for one year, and have had the privilege of sharing memories with some of the most worldly people at Texas A&M. Being an Ecuadorian-American, I have learned the importance in appreciating different cultures. As a leader in IBA, I will contribute to an organization that builds meaningful international relationships between globally minded individuals.
Katy Lane — Faculty Advisor
Howdy! My name is Katy Lane and I am the Associate Director at the Study Abroad Programs Office. I am also pursuing a PhD with a focus on international experiences for undergraduates. I had the opportunity to intern in Panama and study in Spain as an undergraduate and think that every student should spend time abroad while in college.