Student Alumni Executive Board 2017-18


Cecily Palmer is a senior from Redlands, California studying Family Life with an emphasis in Human Development.  She enjoys ceramics, swimming, serving the community and planning events with groups of people.  Cecily served an LDS mission in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina where she learned service builds strong bonds of friendship and gives life more meaning. This is why she chooses to get involved and serve while at BYU. After graduation she hopes to take her knowledge and work for a socially innovative company to improve impoverished areas of the world. 

Vice President, Traditions

Katy Vance is a senior from Ridgefield, Washington. She served a mission in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Katy is studying Information Systems and plans to continue her education by pursuing a master’s degree in Information Systems or Business Administration. She appreciates the creative aspect of Information Systems that enables her to use technology to make a difference.  In that same spirit, she loves volunteering with Student Alumni because of the difference Student Alumni creates.  Student Alumni has enriched Katy’s BYU experience by providing her with meaningful relationships and opportunities to serve.  Katy's perfect day includes hiking and eating ice cream with friends and family. 

Vice President, Professional Development

Josh Singer is an Information System student from Houston, TX. He served a mission to Cochabamba, Bolivia where he grew to love rice, potatoes, and Latino culture. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in business intelligence and data analytics. Josh’s passion for BYU Connect has created a desire to assist students in choosing a career path. Josh’s ambition and vision has helped him connect with people at BYU, and he looks forward to helping grow the BYU Student Alumni brand. He spends his free time playing basketball, skiing, and writing musical parodies.

Vice President, Philathropy

Cate Carabine is a junior at BYU studying Exercise and Wellness. Although her family is divided between the U of U and BYU, Cate bleeds blue. She became involved with Student Alumni her freshman year and is passionate about promoting the Spirit of the Y. Cate served a mission in Antofagasta, Chile, where she gained a greater love for people, as well as an appreciation for green grass and carpet. In her free time, Cate enjoys participating in outdoor activities, particularly mountain biking and water and snow skiing, but could also be found with a good book and good food.

Vice President, Publicity

Becca Pearson is a senior from Loveland, Ohio, studying public relations. After graduation, she plans to work at a communications agency with a focus on content creation and strategic planning. Through studying at the BYU Jerusalem Center and serving a mission in Salt Lake City, Becca has gained a love for connecting with people from all across the globe. She looks forward to the new kinds of connections she’ll be able to make with students and alumni this coming year. When Becca is not in school you can find her summiting mountain peaks, running, or playing music with friends.

Vice President, Outreach

James Belyeu is a Junior from Johns Creek, double majoring in Advertising and German. He enjoys traveling, tennis, and spending time with his friends. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in international business. Before attending BYU, James worked for six years with a nationwide retail company as an executive brand director and buyer. James looks forward to applying the marketing techniques and skills acquired in this capacity to the Student Alumni organization this year. James has been involved with Student Alumni since his freshman year and is excited to continue his involvement in building the Alumni brand, strengthening campus dynamics, and developing lifelong skills and relationships with fellow students.