Officers & Advisors

Michael Saenz

Co-Advisor

Assistant Director PLTL, Math Lab, CommLab Contact Email: michael.saenz@utdallas.edu

Julie Murphie

Co-Advisor

Program Specialist Contact email: jxm112731@utdallas.edu

Sahana Sastry

President

Hi, my name is Sahana Sastry and I am a senior double majoring in Neuroscience and Child Learning and Development and am on the pre-medical track at the University of Texas at Dallas! I enjoy meeting new people and hearing about their experiences. My hobbies include sleeping, trying new places to eat, traveling, and dancing. I am heavily involved in activities on campus; I am a General Chemistry PLTL leader, Freshman Mentor, and I work in a Schizophrenia Research Lab. Moreover, I am the President of Golden Key! Golden Key is a great way to meet new people and give back to the community. We are a very tight-knit group of people, and we are always looking to add more members! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Zehra Rizvi

Vice President

I am a senior Biology major and Healthcare Studies minor here at UTD. I really believe in college being the experience that you make it so I am involved in several organizations and departments on campus; feel free to stop me and say hi if you ever see me around! As Vice President of the UTD chapter of Golden Key, I am here as a resource for YOU! What I love most about Golden Key at our campus is that we really treat this organization as a family. We want to celebrate your successes and be part of the steps leading you there; we travel to different cities across the U.S. and bond while we get lost. Golden Key has been both a home and a stepping stone for my career, and I hope to see it become the same for you.

Qin (Lucy) Shao

Treasurer

Hi my name is Qin (Lucy) Shao, I am a senior accounting major. I am currently a PLTL Leader with the Student Success Center and this is one way I am involved as a leader. Another way that I am involved as a leader is through my work as treasurer for Golden Key. I am experienced in balancing budgets for not just Golden but several others, and as a result I am good at analyzing the financial needs for various events and allocating the proper amounts after members submit their requests to me.

Katayoun Morakabi

Recruitment Officer

Hi, my name is Kat! I completed my BS in Biochemistry here at UT Dallas and I'm currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry. I have been with the Golden Key Chapter at UT Dallas for over 2 years now as the recruitment officer. If you have any questions about our chapter I would be happy to meet with you.

Canice Dancel

Secretary

I send out weekly emails, update our forms and documents, and make sure our organization is in good standing! i collaborate with the golden key officers and inform our members of important events and deadlines. It's nice to meet new people so feel free to come by and say hi to me!

Yash Gari

Social Events Manager

My name is Yash. Currently, I occupy the role of Social Events Manager. I am a senior Biology major earning a teacher certification and on my way to Med school. Any ideas you may have for future events are always welcome!

Ryan Dao

Workshops Coordinator

Hey, I’m Ryan and I’m a senior majoring in Biochemistry. I’m an undergraduate researcher working on phage therapy and phage pathway research in Dr. Palmer’s lab. I served as a TA for Intro. to Modern Biology I, and have been a freshman mentor since sophomore year. When I graduate I plan on pursuing an MD/PhD dual degree program. As the workshop director this year, I’ll be coordinating events to help expose members to different fields of study and help develop connections with others in their field of interest.

Rolina Luo

Rose Sales Director

Heejin Shin

Participation Manager

Hello! My name is Heejin Shin and I am a senior majoring in Chemistry and I am in the UTeach program at The University of Texas at Dallas. I am working on getting certified 7-12 Chemistry and plan to teach high school chemistry when I graduate. I love helping and anything related to education. I am a mentor in the Freshmen Mentor Program, a PLTL Leader for Organic Chemistry, and I work in the Stefan Research Lab. Aside from my studies, I like to play the cello during my leisure time, listen to music, watch movies, and sleep. I organize Golden Key members’ points from various involvements and also graduation regalia. I also work on orientation fairs to inform incoming freshmen about Golden Key. Please feel free to say hi! I love talking to people and meeting new members.

Khadyoth Nanneboyina

Service Director

Hi guys, I am Senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and have been involved in Golden Key for a one and half years. I will be organizing and leading the Service Events for Golden Key this year. Some of the events I have planned are a Busybook Making event, as well as a volunteering at a local food pantry. My goal for Service Events is for members to have fun and enjoy themselves while doing activities and events that give back to the community.

Akshay Chitale

Director of Media

I help with taking images occasionally. I mostly have a supportive role as help is needed.

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