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The 2021-2022 Student Alumni Executive Board

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President

Colin Hughes

I'm a senior from Bountiful, Utah studying finance. I love BYU, and the years I've spent here have been some of the best of my life. I'm passionate about Student Alumni's mission to connect students and alumni for good, and I believe the relationships formed in college are an important key to future happiness and success. 

I love skiing, cycling, camping, and basically anything else outdoors. I'm also a total spreadsheets geek, and I genuinely enjoy studying about business. 

I'm incredibly excited to continue serving the BYU community this year!

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Executive Vice President

Isabella De Guzman

I am a senior from Winnipeg, Canada, studying Exercise Science with a minor in Nutritional Science. I served a mission in Costa Rica where I gained a love for the culture and people. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going for runs, and baking cookies.

Through Student Alumni, I have felt the Spirit of the Y, and have learned what it means to be part of the BYU community. I am grateful for the lasting connections we can build with alumni, faculty, and students, as we go out to serve and make a difference in the world.

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Vice President of Traditions

Eliza Hafen

I'm a junior/senior studying Experience Design and Management, which is a major incorporating so many of my favorite things into one! I'm a life-enthusiast and a people lover. I enjoy all things outdoors, spending time with my family, and trying new things. I served a mission at the Winter Quarters Visitors Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

I am passionate about the mission and purpose of Student Alumni. I firmly believe that every person who currently attends or has ever attended BYU has a place here. I'm grateful to God for the life I have and the many opportunities I have been given.

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Vice President of Philanthropy

Makayla Maisey

I am a Russian major and a Nonprofit Management minor from Anchorage, Alaska. I learned Russian while serving a mission in the Ukraine Kyiv Mission.

My all-time favorite parts of my BYU experience have been related to the Student Alumni Association in one way or another, whether through hearing motivational speakers at The Summit, learning priceless financial tips at Show Me the Money, or volunteering for the Choose to Give scholarship campaign.

I am beyond grateful for the innumerable opportunities and resources that BYU provides to each and every student. I hope to give back to a university that has inspired and directed me to be connected for good.

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Vice President of Publicity

Leah Merrill

I am a junior from Chicago, IL studying Human Development with a minor in Spanish. My hope is to become a licensed Child Therapist and help children cope with past trauma and manage their many emotions.

I served a mission in California, where my love for the Hispanic culture and serving others only grew. College life can be stressful but I have found that I feel happier as I spend my time serving those around me.

I believe in the mission of BYU Student Alumni. I have benefited from participating in various Student Alumni events and I have seen first-hand the positive impact such events can have on BYU and the BYU community. In my free time, I love to go to concerts, sing karaoke with my friends, and hike.

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Vice President of Connections

Joseph Andreason

I am a Junior from Murray, UT, studying Journalism and Spanish. I served my mission in El Salvador and Belize. I got married last year and enjoy going with my wife to any and every BYU sporting event that will let us in. We also frequent Bahama Bucks and Cafe Rio, but my heart belongs to the Creamery and Panda Express.

BYU Student Alumni is an organization that helps students to love BYU now and to keep loving it in the future. We plan events to connect students to alumni and create a big family. That's a mission I can get behind.

If you love BYU, this is the place for you, too!