Hey PA DECA! My name is Emilee Barkley and I am beyond grateful and excited to be serving as your state president! My home chapter is Lehigh DECA. I am a rising senior at Kutztown Area High School. This is my fourth year in DECA and my third year serving as a state officer. PA DECA has been a part of my life experiences since I was a baby. I have attended many state and national conferences. Being a member of DECA has helped me grow and mature into the person I am today. I don’t know where I would be without DECA. Outside of DECA you will see me participating in student government, mock senate, playing golf, volunteering at golf tournaments, caddying, going to concerts and serving as a hostess at a local restaurant. I am confident that this year in PA DECA is going to be the BEST. PA DECA has the most amazing members and Team 72 has planned a great year full of opportunities and experiences for our members. I am excited to see and meet with all of the members of PA DECA. If you ever have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]. Get ready for a great year PA DECA!
State Vice President
Hey PA DECA! I am honored to be serving as your Vice President this year. I am a junior at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in District 11. This will be my fourth (and final 😭) year in DECA and I could not be more excited to be working with all of you and team 72. Outside of DECA you can find me prepping for Mock Trial, in a class officer meeting, baking something new, or exploring nature. My main goal this year is to make the plan of action easily accessible and understandable so all chapters can showcase their hard work. Please feel free to reach out at any time (email: [email protected] ) with questions and I wish you the best of luck this year!
Vice President of Communications
Hello Pennsylvania DECA, my name is Brai Tate and for the 2022-2023 school year I am so excited to serve as your VP of communications. I am a senior at Midd-West high school in district 4. I am in my fourth year of DECA, but I also participate in my school’s student council, class congress, cheerleading team, and lacrosse team. Outside of school I drag race, but I also enjoy baking and shopping with my friends. DECA has been the best thing I have chosen to do in high school, it has helped me grow in so many amazing ways that I am so grateful for. This year I can’t wait to change the game with team 72 and build onto all the amazing things that past teams have done for Pennsylvania DECA. Feel free to contact me at any time through my email or Instagram!
Vice President of Community Outreach
Hey PA DECA! My name is Grace Shang and I will serve as your 2022-2023 VP of Community Outreach! I am a rising senior at State College Area High School and this will be my 4th year in DECA. My favorite part about DECA is undoubtedly the opportunities that it has given me—both through competition and building relationships with amazing people I’ve met through DECA. Outside of DECA, I am also a part of my school’s Mock Trial team, Ocean Bowl, FBLA, National Honor Society, and National Technical Honor Society. In my free time, I enjoy reading, biking, traveling, following Formula 1, and spending time with my family and friends. Please reach out if you ever need anything, and I can’t wait to meet you all!
Vice President of Member Development
Hi PA DECA!! My name is Amanda Hulver, and I’m so excited to be serving as your VP of Member Development! I’m a senior at North Allegheny Senior High School, and this is my 4th year in DECA. Through DECA, I’ve learned so much about business and about myself, but by far my favorite part has been meeting so many amazing, motivated people, and I can’t wait to meet even more of you this year! Outside of DECA, I also do robotics, speech and debate, and cybersecurity competitions, and in my free time I like to read, bake, and play video games. Feel free to reach out to me via email or Instagram if you need anything, and hopefully I’ll see you all this year (we have lots of exciting things planned)!
Vice President of Business Partnerships
Hi everyone! My name is Belle Zou, and I’m a rising senior at the Downingtown STEM Academy. It is an honor to serve as the VP of Business Partnerships this year. Over my four years of DECA, my favorite part is getting to meet new people at all our conferences and events, and I have formed some incredible friendships because of it. Some things about me are that I love teaching dance, getting boba, and shopping. I dance at the Rock School West and for my high school dance team. It is truly an honor to be part of the PA DECA leadership team and carry on its legacy, and I can’t wait to do it with the amazing Team 72. You can reach me at [email protected] or at my Instagram at @deca.belle.
District 1 Representative
Hello PA DECA! My name is Isabelle Ehrensberger and I am a junior at Ridgway Area High School. I am so excited to be the district 1 representative for the 2022-2023 school year! Outside of DECA I enjoy cheerleading, envirothon, environmental conservation and sustainability club, and spending time with friends and family. I love DECA because it has given me so many great experiences with great people. I can’t wait to meet you all and please feel free to contact me through instagram or email!
District 2 Representative
Hey PA DECA! My name is William Sun, and I’m looking forward to serving as the upcoming District 2 Rep! I’m a rising senior at North Allegheny Senior High School, and this will be my third year in DECA. Even though it feels like such a short time since I first heard about DECA, I’ve really come to appreciate the opportunities to meet countless new people from around the world that it represents, as well as the energy and vibrance of the community we have. Outside of DECA, I play violin in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, work at the Woodlands Foundation, and hang out with my pet green-cheeked conure. Super excited for this year!
District 3 Representative
Hello PA DECA! My name is Lexi Dorfner and I am so excited and honored to serve as your district 3 representative. I love DECA so much and I am so excited for this opportunity. DECA is so amazing because you get real life experience in business which many people don’t have. DECA helps you get the edge! Outside of DECA, I play tennis, listen to music, and I work at an ice cream shop. This DECA year will be amazing. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about anything. I would be more than happy to answer.
District 4 Representative
Hi PA DECA! I’m Tianna Lauver. I am a junior at Midd-West High School, and I will serve as the district 4 representative for the 2022-2023 school year. Outside of DECA I cheer and am active in the national honor society, student council, and class congress. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and traveling. I love DECA because of the opportunities it gives me and the people I have met. I also love the professional experience it gives me. I’m so excited to serve everyone this year and make this year the best one yet! If you have any questions you can contact me on my DECA instagram @deca.tianna or email me at [email protected].
District 6 Representative
Hey Pennsylvania DECA! I’m Leon Dang and I am beyond excited to serve as your District 6 Representative this year. I am a senior at the Downingtown STEM Academy and this is my fourth year with DECA. I’m passionate about DECA because it has allowed me to expand my business knowledge, make new friends, and grow so much as a person. Outside of DECA, you can find me swimming, snowboarding, learning a language, or getting involved with BSA Scouting. Don’t be afraid to stop and say hi if you see me during any of our DECA functions!
District 7 Representative
Hello PA DECA! My name is Kondwani Keitt, and I will be serving as District 7’s Representative. I go to East Stroudsburg South High School and joined DECA my freshman year. DECA is an amazing club for people who are interested in the intricacies of Business. When I’m not doing DECA work, I’m on the pitch training or in the gym lifting. I hope to see you sometime this year.
District 9 Representative
Hi PA DECA! My name is Anjana and I’m your district 9 representative! I am an incoming senior from Henderson High School. One of the many reasons I love DECA is that it has provided me with such a wonderful network of like-minded individuals and opportunities. Outside of DECA, I am a Co- Founder of a few small companies. I also help run other clubs like Kindness Club, Girls Advisory Board Of West Chester (GAB) and Girl Scouts. In my free time, I enjoy baking and volunteering in my local community! I am so excited to meet everyone!! Please feel free to reach out to me at any moment via Instagram or my email!
District 10 Representative
My name is Denzel Perez and I am your District 10 Representative. I am an incoming senior at Northeast High School. I enjoy being a part of Deca because I get the opportunity to learn and use real life skills of marketing while having fun. I also enjoy meeting new people from all around the country. 3 facts about myself are that I love playing baseball, Enjoy working in cars, and one of my favorite things to do is riding an ATV. I’m super excited for all the great times that are to come this year.
District 11 Representative
Hey PA DECA! My name is Sai Nellutla and I will be serving as your 2022-2023 District 11 Representative. I am a rising senior at Harriton High and this will be my fourth year in DECA. I started DECA during my freshman year in Canada and continued being part of it after I moved to Pennsylvania. I love DECA because it gives me a surreal opportunity to meet passionate and like minded people who inspire me to strive to be the best version of myself. In the future, I am interested in pursuing engineering with a minor in philosophy. During my freetime, I like learning languages from around the world. Currently, I can speak English, French, Telugu, and Hindi but I am learning Portuguese, Tamil, and Mandarin.
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