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THON 2020 Executive Board 

President: Trevor Waldman

Hometown: Boyertown, PA


Major: Mechanical Engineering


My name is Trevor Waldman and I am super excited to be President this year! Ayuda was my very first organization I joined in college and I loved every minute of it. My sophomore year I was a Fundraising Exec, and last year I served as the Donor and Alumni Relations Exec. I am also involved in the THON Hospitality Committee, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honors Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. I enjoy playing baseball and watching all sports including everything Penn State, the Philadelphia Flyers and Oakland Raiders!

Email:  president.ayuda@gmail.com or trevorwaldman32@gmail.com


Vice President: Emily Briselli

Hometown: Hershey, PA


Major: Journalism

My name is Emily Briselli, and I am thrilled to be serving as Vice President this year! This is my third year in Ayuda, and I'm so grateful to be part of an org with an amazing THON family, ample opportunities to get involved, and some of my best friends! Outside of Ayuda I am involved as a tour guide for Lion Scouts and the Bellisario College of Communications, and an intern with Penn State's Office of Social Media. Last year was a blast, and I can't wait for all of the exciting things in store for our org this year!

Email: emilybriselli@gmail.com


Family Relations Chair: Alexis Neimeyer

Hometown: Mertztown, PA


Major: Human Development and Family Studies

My name is Alexis Neimeyer and this is my third year being involved in Ayuda! I am so excited to be given the opportunity serve as a Family Relations chair again this year! We are so lucky to have an incredible family like the Goras, and I can't wait to spend another awesome year with them. Ayuda is like a family to me and I am so glad to have found such an awesome org to belong to. I have also been involved in THON committees for two years. Outside of THON, I am a Penn State Homecoming captain and a fitness instructor on campus! I love spending time with family and friends, going to football games, and teaching fitness classes!

Email: lexneimeyer@gmail.com



Family Relations Chair: Drew Bennison

Hometown: Hopewell, NJ


Major: Data Sciences

My name is Drew Bennison and I am so lucky to be one of Ayuda’s Family Relations chairs for the upcoming year! This is my third year in Ayuda and I could not be more excited to be back together with this amazing org and continue to help it grow with new faces and ideas. Outside of this org I am also involved in Club Kickball and am an avid supporter of all Philly sports, trust the process! I love Penn State Football and can't wait to experience another THON with everyone.


Email: drewbennison11@gmail.com


Fundraising Chair:  Sam Lewis

Hometown: Vienna, VA


Major: Supply Chain Management

My name is Sam Lewis, and I am eager to start my third year in Ayuda. Ayuda immediately stood out to me from other organizations my freshman year. The family-feel that Ayuda has, as well as our awesome THON family, the Goras, made it an easy choice to continue coming week after week. Outside of Ayuda, I am involved with Snowboarding Club and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. I also enjoy exercising, whether it be a hike or going to the gym, as well as watching DC sports teams.

Email: slewispsu68@gmail.com


Fundraising Chair: Aaron Crist   

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA


Major: Finance

My name is Aaron Crist, and I'm excited to be one of Ayuda's fundraising chairs for THON 2020. This is my third year involved with Ayuda. I first got involved with Ayuda because of the immediate bond I had with the other members. After spending time with the Gora's, I know this is definitely the right home for me. I was on the OPPerations Committee for THON 2018 & 2019, and I’m now a Finance Captain for THON 2020! I'm a big Pittsburgh sports fan, and I love playing baseball, soccer, and golf in my free time. I can't wait to enjoy another successful year with Ayuda!

Email: ajcrist5@gmail.com


Special Events Chair: Hunter Peirson

Hometown: Dallas, Texas


Major: Architectural Engineering

My name is Hunter Peirson and I am the Special Events chair. This is my second year in Ayuda and I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us. Last year I had the privilege of also serving on an OPP Committee for THON. Outside of THON, I work for Penn State Intramural Sports as a Supervisor. I'm a huge sports fan, specifically with college football, basketball, and golf. I'm so thankful to be apart of an amazing org with an amazing family and can't wait for the future.

Email:  peirsonhunter9@gmail.com


Donor and Alumni Relations Char: Thomas Bower

Hometown: Ambler, PA


Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services

My name is Thomas Bower, and this is my third year in Ayuda. This year I am serving as one of the Donor and Alumni Relations chairs. I decided to join Ayuda because of the family atmosphere it offered; everyone was so nice and very welcoming. I am excited to help plan some of the fun events we are going to have this year. Also, I am a huge football, soccer and hockey fan, and enjoy watching these as well as playing them!

Email: thomasbower17@gmail.com


Donor and Alumni Relations Chair: Shelby Sellars

Hometown: Hershey, PA


Major: Psychology

My name is Shelby Sellars, and this is my third year involved with Ayuda. I am so excited to be one of the Donor and Alumni Relations chairs this year! Ayuda has been such an important part of my time at Penn State. Getting involved has given me great opportunities to participate in THON events, make new friends, and get to know our THON family, the Goras. Outside of Ayuda, I've been involved in THON's Donor and Alumni Relations Committee, Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society, and I am a research assistant in a cognitive psych lab. I'm looking forward to another amazing year with Ayuda!

Email: sms9902@gmail.com