Ryland Stevens My name is Ryland Stevens. I’m a senior from Texas Tech University studying Personal Financial Planning. Throughout my time in college I've been involved with Red to Black Peer to Peer Financial Coaching, Toastmasters, Personal Financial Planning Ambassadors, and of course Mortar Board. The proudest moment of my college career has been helping fellow students reach their financial goals through Red to Black Peer to Peer Financial Coaching. After college, I will be working in Michigan at a Financial Advising firm. Outside of school, some of my hobbies include running, reading, and watching films by my favorite directors. Wreck 'em!

Ryland Stevens

My name is Ryland Stevens. I’m a senior from Texas Tech University studying Personal Financial Planning. Throughout my time in college I've been involved with Red to Black Peer to Peer Financial Coaching, Toastmasters, Personal Financial Planning Ambassadors, and of course Mortar Board. The proudest moment of my college career has been helping fellow students reach their financial goals through Red to Black Peer to Peer Financial Coaching. After college, I will be working in Michigan at a Financial Advising firm. Outside of school, some of my hobbies include running, reading, and watching films by my favorite directors. Wreck 'em!

Whitney Watson My name is Whitney Watson, and I am a senior at Texas Tech pursuing a degree in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Texas Tech because it has given me several opportunities that have helped me grow as an individual. Some of which include joining organizations like, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), the Center for Integration of STEM Education and Research (CISER), Texas Tech University Association of Biologists (TTUAB), and the Physician Assistant Student Organization (PASO). Other opportunities have presented themselves in forms of awards such as, 2nd Place for my first Oral Presentation of my research, winning one of the Top 10 Presenters at the CISER annual research forum, and my most significant being named as an Innovator in Science by the College of Arts and Sciences. After college, I truly hope to attend Physician Assistant School where I can enhance my love and passion for the medical field. Becoming a physician assistant has been a lifelong goal that I intend to fulfill with my entire heart and soul. Outside of school, I try to indulge in as much reading as possible as it is one of my favorite things to do, and I never oppose going on outdoor adventures.

Whitney Watson

My name is Whitney Watson, and I am a senior at Texas Tech pursuing a degree in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Texas Tech because it has given me several opportunities that have helped me grow as an individual. Some of which include joining organizations like, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), the Center for Integration of STEM Education and Research (CISER), Texas Tech University Association of Biologists (TTUAB), and the Physician Assistant Student Organization (PASO). Other opportunities have presented themselves in forms of awards such as, 2nd Place for my first Oral Presentation of my research, winning one of the Top 10 Presenters at the CISER annual research forum, and my most significant being named as an Innovator in Science by the College of Arts and Sciences. After college, I truly hope to attend Physician Assistant School where I can enhance my love and passion for the medical field. Becoming a physician assistant has been a lifelong goal that I intend to fulfill with my entire heart and soul. Outside of school, I try to indulge in as much reading as possible as it is one of my favorite things to do, and I never oppose going on outdoor adventures.

Isaac Griswold-Steiner Isaac came to Texas Tech after working on a startup in Chennai, India for over a year where he learned to code and develop software. Since coming to Tech, he has worked at National Instruments on high performance computing software, and Microsoft on enterprise software. Next summer he will again be at Microsoft, this time on the Azure Machine Learning Studio team. At Texas Tech he is one of the University Innovation Fellows selected by the university, and currently leads the Software Development Club. His focus at Tech has been to help the university encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as getting the computer science department more focused on technologies that are driving industry in the 21st century. After Texas Tech he will likely either go into industry or go to grad school to study machine learning. He spends his free time with friends, family, or reading.

Isaac Griswold-Steiner

Isaac came to Texas Tech after working on a startup in Chennai, India for over a year where he learned to code and develop software. Since coming to Tech, he has worked at National Instruments on high performance computing software, and Microsoft on enterprise software. Next summer he will again be at Microsoft, this time on the Azure Machine Learning Studio team. At Texas Tech he is one of the University Innovation Fellows selected by the university, and currently leads the Software Development Club. His focus at Tech has been to help the university encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as getting the computer science department more focused on technologies that are driving industry in the 21st century.

After Texas Tech he will likely either go into industry or go to grad school to study machine learning. He spends his free time with friends, family, or reading.

 
Chad Campbell My name is Chad Campbell. I’m a senior from Abilene, Texas, majoring in history with a minor in German. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by the past, thus, my choice of majoring in history at Tech. Once I receive my undergraduate degree, I plan to pursue a degree in museum studies or historic preservation. Outside of the traditional classroom setting, I’m a member of various honor societies and groups at Tech such as the Bayless Board, which is a group of students that oversee the Bayless Elementary Mentoring Program through the Honors College in which I mentor as well. Also, I’m affiliated with the Honors College Undergraduate Research Scholars Program where I’m part of a team that is designing a digital educational tool to teach students about the Holocaust during the Second World War. In addition, I’m also researching the possibility of preserving two buildings in Dallas, Texas, related to Bonnie and Clyde as a means of educating others on the Great Depression. As a result of the project so far, I have had the privilege of speaking at three conferences in Seattle, Washington; Asheville, North Carolina, and at Tech. Aside from school, my hobbies include trips to museums, historic sites, and collecting things myself. I’m an avid collector of weaponry, clothing, equipment, books, and everything in between, during the period lasting from the First World War to the Second World War, primarily things related to Texas and my hometown of Abilene. Mortar Board, for me, is a culmination of all of these pursuits, passions, and opportunities. However, it’s also a new beginning, leading me to something greater where I can be of service to others. It’s a privilege and honor to be a part of the Texas Tech Chapter of Mortar Board.   

Chad Campbell

My name is Chad Campbell. I’m a senior from Abilene, Texas, majoring in history with a minor in German. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by the past, thus, my choice of majoring in history at Tech. Once I receive my undergraduate degree, I plan to pursue a degree in museum studies or historic preservation. Outside of the traditional classroom setting, I’m a member of various honor societies and groups at Tech such as the Bayless Board, which is a group of students that oversee the Bayless Elementary Mentoring Program through the Honors College in which I mentor as well. Also, I’m affiliated with the Honors College Undergraduate Research Scholars Program where I’m part of a team that is designing a digital educational tool to teach students about the Holocaust during the Second World War. In addition, I’m also researching the possibility of preserving two buildings in Dallas, Texas, related to Bonnie and Clyde as a means of educating others on the Great Depression. As a result of the project so far, I have had the privilege of speaking at three conferences in Seattle, Washington; Asheville, North Carolina, and at Tech. Aside from school, my hobbies include trips to museums, historic sites, and collecting things myself. I’m an avid collector of weaponry, clothing, equipment, books, and everything in between, during the period lasting from the First World War to the Second World War, primarily things related to Texas and my hometown of Abilene. Mortar Board, for me, is a culmination of all of these pursuits, passions, and opportunities. However, it’s also a new beginning, leading me to something greater where I can be of service to others. It’s a privilege and honor to be a part of the Texas Tech Chapter of Mortar Board. 
 

Brian Rodriguez My name is Brian Rodriguez, and I'm a senior from Lubbock studying Clinical Laboratory Sciences. While at Texas Tech I've served as both the Vice President and President of the Dr. Bernard Harris Pre-medical Society. The proudest moment of my college career has been winning a Neurosciences presentation award at the national research conference ABRCMS. After college, I plan on doing a post-bacc at the National Institute of Health, and then hopefully Medical school following that. Outside of school I love going swimming, attending concerts, and doing research. Its my hope that as a part of Mortar Board I can represent Texas Tech everywhere and I go and show other people what a great University this is. Guns up!

Brian Rodriguez

My name is Brian Rodriguez, and I'm a senior from Lubbock studying Clinical Laboratory Sciences. While at Texas Tech I've served as both the Vice President and President of the Dr. Bernard Harris Pre-medical Society. The proudest moment of my college career has been winning a Neurosciences presentation award at the national research conference ABRCMS. After college, I plan on doing a post-bacc at the National Institute of Health, and then hopefully Medical school following that. Outside of school I love going swimming, attending concerts, and doing research. Its my hope that as a part of Mortar Board I can represent Texas Tech everywhere and I go and show other people what a great University this is. Guns up!

Alex DeRossi My name is Alex DeRossi and I am a senior energy commerce major from Flower Mound, TX. My journey through Raiderland is coming to a close with my final year in front of me. Thought out my time in college I have been so fortunate to be involved in Sigma Phi Epsilon as Vice President, President and now currently serving as Senior Advisor, the interfraternity council as the Chief Financial Officer, serving as a founding member on the Greek Advisory Board, becoming a shareholder of a Silicon Valley startup, tilt.com, and finally serving the student body as External Vice President of Texas Tech University. The proudest moment is being able to look back and see the impact these organizations have made in the life's of Texas Tech Students. Additionally, joining Mortar Board, it is so inspiring to see 49 other young adults share the same leadership and service aspirations that drive me. I plan to graduate in May 2017 and pursue a career in energy lobby or energy trading. Outside of school and watching the crude-oil markets spiral out of control, I am an avid skier, dress sock connoisseur, and self-proclaimed world-traveler.

Alex DeRossi

My name is Alex DeRossi and I am a senior energy commerce major from Flower Mound, TX. My journey through Raiderland is coming to a close with my final year in front of me. Thought out my time in college I have been so fortunate to be involved in Sigma Phi Epsilon as Vice President, President and now currently serving as Senior Advisor, the interfraternity council as the Chief Financial Officer, serving as a founding member on the Greek Advisory Board, becoming a shareholder of a Silicon Valley startup, tilt.com, and finally serving the student body as External Vice President of Texas Tech University. The proudest moment is being able to look back and see the impact these organizations have made in the life's of Texas Tech Students. Additionally, joining Mortar Board, it is so inspiring to see 49 other young adults share the same leadership and service aspirations that drive me. I plan to graduate in May 2017 and pursue a career in energy lobby or energy trading. Outside of school and watching the crude-oil markets spiral out of control, I am an avid skier, dress sock connoisseur, and self-proclaimed world-traveler.