This special group of SAA members serves as official University hosts for alumni and plans all SAA events. You must be a current SAA member to apply.

2018-19 Task Force Members

Dylan Averill

Position: Vice President of Membership and Alumni Relations

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Cellular Biology

Hometown: Anthem, Arizona

Favorite Quote: "I loved history because to me, history was like watching a movie." — Quentin Tarantino

Fun Fact: I traveled to 11 states this summer. 


Meriah Carmona

Position: Mentor and Mentee's Chair

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Tucson

Favorite Quote: "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all." 

Fun Fact: I have never left the United States. 

Nina Fitchett

Position: President

Major: Finance and Physiology

Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona

Favorite Quote: "Make yourself worse off in the short run, so that you can be better off in the long run."

Fun Fact: I'm sponsored by Optimum Nutrition and will be around campus with samples all year!

Alyssa Guerra

Position: Secretary

Major: Retailing and Consumer Science

Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, California

Favorite Quote: "Your mountain is waiting so get on your way."

Fun Fact: I love to travel and I'm close to visiting all 50 states. It's also a dream of mine to own my own business.  

Shelbie Hitchcock

Position: Social Cats and Student Engagement Co-Chair

Major: College of Nursing: Pre-Nursing 

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

Favorite Quote: "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." — Denis Waitley

Fun Fact: My favorite animal is a cow.


Daniel Hynes

Position: EVP

Major: Psychological Science or Psychology

Hometown: Chicago

Favorite Quote: "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." — Steven Furtick

Fun Fact: My nickname in middle school used to be "Heinz Ketchup" because my last name is "Hynes".

Olivia James

Position: Parade Float Chair

Major: General Studies

Hometown: Tucson

Favorite Quote: "A mind needs a book like a sword needs a whetstone. That's why I read so much." — Tyrion Lannister

Fun Fact: I was born in an old WWII hospital in Germany.

Montserrat Lugo 

Position: Homecoming Events Chair

Major: Pre-Business

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

Favorite Quote: "The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." — Mark Zuckerberg

Fun Fact: I'm a triplet!

Ariana Olmos

Position: Lighting of "A" Mountain Chair

Major: Law

Hometown: Tucson

Favorite Quote: "Life is a journey, not a destination." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fun Fact: I am also a personal trainer at Campus Rec.

Sahil Parikh

Position: Ghost Tours

Major: Business with a focus in sports marketing

Hometown: Chicago

Favorite Quote: "That's why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it." — Ted Mosby

Fun Fact: I've been to 12 different states and 5 different countries. 

Elysse Robles

Position: Treasurer 

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Tucson

Favorite Quote: "Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them." — Marie from Disney's "Aristocats"

Fun Fact: I got my first two jobs through SAA! Well technically, all three of my jobs! Being a member has been the best decision of my college career. 

Madeleine Rodish

Position: Philanthropy Chair 

Major: Global Studies and Arabic

Hometown: Phoenix

Favorite Quote: "The mind is everything. What you think you become." 

Fun Fact: Mangos are my favorite food. 

Payton Tymeck

Position: Vice president of Communications

Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona

Favorite Quote: "Just be yourself, there is no one better." — Taylor Swift

Fun Fact: Won my first golf tournament this summer.


SAA Adviser


Rebecca Determan '15
UA Alumni Association
Project Specialist, Recent Alumni and Student Engagement
Hometown: Yuma, Arizona
Favorite Quote: "Work Hard. Be Humble. Be kind."
Fun Fact: I LOVE BUFFALO CHICKEN — all types of meals with buffalo chicken.