Hannah Shin

State President

Hello PA DECA! My name is Hannah Shin, and I am forever grateful and incredibly excited to serve as your State President. I am a senior at North Allegheny, and over the years, DECA has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. It has launched me into a community that has shaped me beyond measure and introduced me to some of the most inspiring, impactful, and all-around incredible people! Truly, I love PA DECA so much, and we of Team 71 aim to build our legacy for this beautiful organization that has become our home. I will dedicate myself to bringing new initiatives to life and pursuing prosperity for PA DECA, making this year one for the books. Also, one of my biggest goals is to be an approachable, open president, and I encourage you to never hesitate to contact me at [email protected]! Here are some fun facts about me: I speak Korean, play the flute, piccolo, and ukulele, and love to read and write. I hope you all take care and stay safe. My love for PA DECA is LIMITLESS!

Daulton Bauer

State Vice President

Hello PA DECA! My name is Daulton Bauer and I am so excited to be your 2021-2022 State Vice President. I am a Senior at St. Mary’s Area High School. Outside of DECA I am a part of my schools National Honor Society, Ecology Club, Foreign Language Day Planning Committee, Mock Trial Team, German Club, and Spanish Club. I am also the Chairman of the Recycling Committee and Secretary of The Youth Activities Commission. I play football and I am also a thrower on our Indoor and Outdoor Track team. In my free time I like to weightlift, paint, and work in our garage on classic cars. I am so excited to serve as your 2021-2022 Vice President and you can reach out to me at any time!

Cayce Becker

Vice President of Communications

Hey PA DECA! I am honored to be serving as your VP of Communications this year. I am a junior at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in District 11. This will be my third year in DECA and I could not be more excited to be working with all of you and team 71. Outside of DECA you can find me prepping for Mock Trial, in a class officer meeting, or trying to cook something new (which doesn’t always end well). My goals this year are to grow the PA-DECA Instagram while providing resources that promote member success. Please feel free to reach out at any time (email: [email protected] ) with questions and I wish you the best of luck this year!

Emilee Barkley

Vice President of Community Outreach

Hey PA DECA I am Emilee Barkley and I am going to be your VP of Community Outreach for the 2021-2022 school year. My chapter is Lehigh CTI. I am going to be a junior this year. I have been a part of DECA since freshman year. Some of my favorite things about DECA are how it brings everyone together and I also love the networking aspect as well. I play golf for Kutztown Area high school. A fun fact about me is I have been going to state conferences since I was three weeks old. Also I love to listen to music, especially SZA and Olivia Rodrigo. Lastly and most importantly I can’t wait to meet everyone and make this the best year ever.

Shrey Dhingra

Vice President of Member Development

Hey PA DECA! My name is Shrey Dhingra and I am beyond excited to serve as your 2021-2022 Vice President of Member Development! I am a senior at the Downingtown STEM Academy, and this year is my fourth year in DECA. I am the Vice President of my grade and I play Varsity Singles for the Downingtown West tennis team. Outside of school, I enjoy playing basketball and Xbox with my friends. A fun fact about me is that I have an identical twin brother who is a national officer of another CTSO. I love going to the beach, meeting new people, and taking vacations! I can’t wait to make this year your most memorable one yet! See you all soon!

Victoria Zhu

Vice President of Business Partnerships

Hi PA DECA! My name is Victoria Zhu and I am so excited to be serving as your 2021-22 VP of Business Partnerships! I will be a senior this year at State College Area High School and this will be my fourth and final year in DECA. I cannot wait to make it the best! Besides DECA, I enjoy participating in Model UN, debate, student government, and hanging out with my friends! I love watching TV shows and movies with my friends, some of my favorites are The Queen’s Gambit and Interstellar. I can’t wait to see you all this year! #LIMITLESS

Payton Bauer

District 1 Representative

Hello PA DECA! My name is Payton Bauer and I am a senior at Saint Marys Area High School. I am so excited to be serving as your District 1 Representative for the 2021-2022 year! Outside of DECA, I participate in German Club, Foreign Language Day Planning Committee, volleyball, and I am a thrower on our indoor and outdoor track and field team. I am also part of the National Honors Society. I love how Deca allows me to meet new people and further advance my skills. In my free time, I like to weightlift, make jewelry, read, and hang out with my friends and family! I am thrilled to serve PA DECA and help make this year the best it can possibly be!

Joshua Pail

District 2 Representative

Hello PA DECA! My name is Joshua Pail and I am a senior at Freedom Area High School. I am very excited to be your District 2 Representative for the 2021-2022 school year. This is my third year of DECA and last year I was my chapter Vice President of Competition. During my time in DECA, I have strengthened many life skills including public speaking, communication, and critical thinking. In the summer and fall, you can find me golfing, hiking, or playing football, whereas in the winter you will find me on the ski slopes enjoying east coast skiing. I am also involved in Naturalist Club, Physics Club, and National Honor Society. That is a little bit about me, and I cannot wait to meet you all. Go Team 71 and go PA DECA!!

Sophie Lu

District 3 Representative

Hey PA DECA! My name is Sophie Lu, and I’m so excited to be the next District 3 Representative for Team 71. I’m a senior at North Allegheny HS, where I am a part of speech and debate and play violin in orchestra. I first joined DECA in my sophomore year, and (though it’s hard to choose) my favorite part of DECA is the connections you form with everyone and the ability to gain more immersive experience in the business world. Outside of DECA, I love writing, art, food, skiing, and travel. I’m also the world’s biggest fan of “The Office” and love sitcoms in general. Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime!

Grace Shang

District 4/5 Representative

Hey PA DECA! My name is Grace Shang and I am honored to serve as your 2021-2022 District 4/5 Representative. I am a junior at State College Area High School and have been involved in DECA since my freshman year. This organization has taught me so many practical skills and has allowed me to meet some of the most influential individuals in my life. I love everything that DECA stands for, and I hope to help other members experience the same benefits DECA has brought me. 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 really enjoy biking and hiking, reading a good book, playing board games, baking desserts, or spending time with friends and family. I am so excited for the upcoming year and I look forward to meeting all of you!

Mollie Helstrom

District 6 Representative

Hello PA DECA! My name is Mollie Helstrom and I am a senior at Berks Catholic Highschool. I am the Co-President of the service club at my school, as well as a varsity field hockey player and the President of both my DECA chapter and Rotary Interact Club. I love to travel and so far, I have been to 10 countries, and I have been to Disney World 16 times! I also have a passion for creating and marketing my jewelry shop called “BeadQueenShop”. I adore my family and my dog, Dorie, and during my relaxation time, I like reading mystery novels and watching movies. My personal favorites are Usual Suspects, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and all of the Marvel movies. I can not wait to see all the amazing things you guys do this year, and never hesitate to ask me any questions or strike up a fun conversation! This year is going to be great!

Jenny Ro

District 7 Representative

Hey PA DECA! I’m Jenny Ro and I am so extremely excited to serve as this year’s District 7 Representative. I am a senior at East Stroudsburg High School South and I also serve as my home chapter’s president. I’ve been in DECA since my freshman year, and that’s also when I knew I wanted to be a State Officer. At my school, I’m also in Track and Field, National Honor Society, Chess Team, and a manager for my school’s football team. I volunteer with a non-profit organization called EntrepreHER, and am passionate about everything business. I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity and will do my best to bring the best year for my district and state. #district7strong

Sarah Shaner

District 8 Representative

Hi PA DECA! My name is Sarah Shaner, and I am so excited to be serving as your District 8 Rep for this upcoming school year! I am a senior at Northampton Area High School, and I am also the president of my home DECA chapter. I have been heavily involved in DECA since my freshman year of high school. I am also a member of my school’s winter and spring track and field teams in addition to National Honor Society. I participate in both long and triple jump in track and field. When I am not in school, I spend my time reading a great book, hanging out with my friends, or working at my local grocery store. I cannot wait to make this year of DECA special!

Rohit Vipperla

District 9 Representative

Hey PA DECA! I am Rohit Vipperla, a senior at the Downingtown STEM Academy, and I am beyond excited to serve as your District 9 Representative. DECA has inspired me to be a more outgoing and diligent person, and I want to share some of these positive experiences with you and PA DECA as a whole. Outside of DECA, you can find me playing tennis on virtually any court near me or attempting to play basketball with my friends. I am involved in the Pennsylvania Student Business Review (PASBR), a journal that allows students to write about topics that truly interest them. I’m also a huge Eagles, Sixers, and Manchester United fan. Thank you, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I’m excited to help rebuild PA DECA and get back to a world filled with Limitless opportunities!

Djanika Rene

District 10 Representative

Hey PA DECA! My name is Djanika Rene and I am so excited to be your District 10 Representative this year! I’m currently a senior at George Washington High School. I joined DECA freshman year and I’ve loved it since. I was a chapter officer for two years but decided to become a state officer for my last year. I also enjoy cheerleading, playing lacrosse and hanging out with friends. I am also involved in my school’s government as I am class president. I’m big on literature, reading and writing are passions of mine. I also like doing makeup and hair on myself and on friends. I’m so excited to be serving you this year and I hope you guys are ready to pass your limitations with PA DECA.

Unnati Gupta

District 11 Representative

Hi PA DECA, my name is Unnati Gupta and I’m your District 11 Representative! I am an incoming senior from Conestoga High School. One of the many reasons I love DECA is because it has given me such an amazing community of like-minded people to be around. Outside of DECA, I run my city‘s local TEDx conference called [email protected], and help run other clubs like TEDxStoga and Speech and Debate. In my free time, I love to hike, play the piano, and hang out with friends. I am super excited for everything team 71 is planning this year!

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