Staff

Program Council Student Board
2021-2022

Clarisa Galindo

Clarisa Galindo

Full Name:  Clarisa Galindo
Preferred Pronouns:  She/Her
Hometown:  Houston, TX
Why you chose SHSU:  I decided to attend SHSU because I wanted to be apart of a diverse campus with many opportunities that relate to my degree plan.
Major/Minor:  Marketing
List the name of the degree you are currently pursing:  Bachelor of Business Administration
Fun Fact:  I play the clarinet.
Why you joined PC:  I joined Program Council because I enjoy giving back to others and being part of the campus community.
Favorite campus tradition/PC event:  My favorite campus tradition is the Tree of Light.
Future Plans:  Once I graduate from SHSU, I plan to continue my education by getting an MBA; I also hope to work for Disney.
Classification:  Senior

Ramon Patino

Ramon Patino

Full Name:  Ramon Patino
Preferred Pronouns:  He/Him
Hometown:  San Antonio, Texas
Why you chose SHSU:  I decided to attend Sam Houston State because of its known reputation. As well to major in Criminal Justice, which is one of the strongest links in SHSU.
Major/Minor:  Criminal Justice
List the name of the degree you are currently pursing:  Bachelor of Science
Fun Fact:  I am Trilingual (English, Spanish, French)
Why you joined PC:  To become more involved with the campus and interact more with students.
Favorite campus tradition/PC event:  I like the tailgates before the football games. Free food and lots of fun.
Future Plans:  Become a police officer in a city I desire to live.
Classification:  Junior

Taylor Nelson

TaylorNelson

Full Name:  Taylor Nelson
Preferred Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
Hometown:  Houston, Texas
Why you chose SHSU:  Sam Houston was not too close from where I am from, but also not too far. I loved the scenery and the great atmosphere, it reminded me of what I imagined a University would look like growing up. I love it!
Major/Minor:  Mass Communication, Public Relations and Advertising
List the name of the degree you are currently pursing:  Bachelor of Arts
Fun Fact:  Rom Com’s are my guilty pleasure!
Why you joined PC:  Program Council caught my interest with their creativity in events and programs that are introduced to students every month. I wanted to be apart of the creativity to meet new people and also challenge myself in planning for the University.
Favorite campus tradition/PC event:  Homecoming! I love Texas football and tailgating. All of the food, apparel, and the atmosphere is so fun and exciting to see every year. The parade and carnival are a nice touch as well, there’s also so much to look forward to.
Future Plans:  I plan to intern or seek a career in Public Relations or Social Media Marketing. I have fallen in love with event coordinating from Program Council, so I would also hope to touch bases with that as well.
Classification:  Senior

Jasriel Williams

Jasriel Williams

Full Name:  Jasriel Williams
Preferred Pronouns:  She/Her
Hometown:  Beaumont
Why you chose SHSU:  I chose to go to Sam Houston because of their agriculture program. With me being an animal science major, it has provided me with resources and opportunities to prepare me for my future.
Major/Minor:  Animal Science
List the name of the degree you are currently pursing:  Bachelor of Science
Fun Fact:  I have nine siblings.
Why you joined PC:  I decided to join Program Council because I always wanted to be involved on campus. Being active on campus helps me with social and leadership skills. Program Council has allowed me to learn these skill sets and bring happiness to students on campus.
Favorite campus tradition/PC event:  My favorite event here at Sam is the football games. It allows people of diverse groups to come together and enjoy a good game of football!
Future Plans:  I plan to continue my studies by attending veterinarian school. I aspire to continue my education to become a veterinarian with my own practice.
Classification:  Junior

Kensely Chavis

Kensely Chavis

Full Name:  Kensely Chavis
Preferred Pronouns:  She/Her
Hometown:  Beaumont
Why you chose SHSU:  I chose to attend Sam Houston because of their wonderful pre-medical program.
Major/Minor:  Biomedical Sciences
List the name of the degree you are currently pursing:  Bachelor of Science
Fun Fact:  I cannot say the words Squidward or awkward right. I also have a hidden accent that comes out when I am excited.
Why you joined PC:  I joined Program Council because of the countless opportunities of learning new skills and assets. I joined also to provide the students a fun and memorable time here at Sam.
Favorite campus tradition/PC event:  My favorite tradition is the Tree of Light here at Sam Houston. This event is beautiful and brings students and faculty together to celebrate the jolly holidays.
Future Plans:  After I graduate from Sam, I plan to attend medical school. I am also going to obtain a master's in biomedical sciences.
Classification:  Junior

Breanna Zupan

Breanna Zupan

Full Name:  Breanna Zupan
Preferred Pronouns:  She/Her
Hometown:  I am from Houston, Texas.
Why you chose SHSU:  I chose SHSU because I fell in love with the campus when I went on my tour I knew it would be the best place for me and I felt like I fit in here.
Major/Minor:  Animal Science with a minor in Agriculture Business and a teaching certification
List the name of the degree you are currently pursing:  Bachelor of Science
Fun Fact:  A fun fact about me is that I love doing pageants and love public speaking!
Why you joined PC:  I decided to join Program Council because it played a huge role in me getting involved on campus my first year. I would go to all of the events and even did the Miss Sam Houston pageant. I met a lot of people and stayed involved on campus because of PC.
Favorite campus tradition/PC event:  My favorite SHSU tradition is the Tree of Light. I love Christmas time and the big tree in the middle of campus really brings a lot of holiday spirit.
Future Plans:  After I graduate, I plan on pursuing my passion of teaching agriculture to high school students.
Classification:  Senior

Zahria Reid

Zahria Reid

Full Name:  Zahria Reid
Preferred Pronouns:  She/her
Hometown:  Mesquite, TX
Why you chose SHSU:  It fit the person that I wanted to become.
Major/Minor:  Business Entrepreneurship
List the name of the degree you are currently pursing:  Bachelor of Science
Fun Fact:  I’m military brat.
Why you joined PC:  I wanted to help new students the same way the program council allowed me to meet new people.
Favorite campus tradition/PC event:  Football games because you get to see all the school spirit.
Future Plans:  I plan on becoming a flight attended so I can travel the world and build up my photography portfolio so that I can focus on becoming a freelance photographer.
Classification:  Sophomore

Chase King

Chase King

Full Name:  Chase King
Preferred Pronouns:  He/Him
Hometown:  Houston, Texas
Why you chose SHSU:  I chose to attend SHSU because of the great program that is offered for my major and the traditions that we have!
Major/Minor:  Psychology
List the name of the degree you are currently pursing:  Bachelor of Science
Fun Fact:  I am a Sneakerhead with a large shoe collection and hope to add more!
Why you joined PC:  I decided to join the Program Council in order to work with individuals from various backgrounds and create new memories and traditions for students and staff!
Favorite campus tradition/PC event:  My favorite SHSU event is the Battle of the Piney Woods, I am a huge football fan and being to witness a tradition that spans decades is truly amazing!
Future Plans:  I plan on seeking a full time job in my field and going back to school to obtain my Masters!
Classification:  Senior