Meet the 2018 Cohort


Name: Bharath Balasundaram
Hometown: Chennai, India
Undergraduate Institution: Anna University, India
Undergraduate Degree: B.Tech in Information Technology
Masters Institution: VIT University, India
Masters Degree: Software Development and Program Management
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando Magic Recreation Center and New Hope for Kids
Career Aspirations: Marketing, Business Operations or Diversity & Inclusion for a NBA team

Name: Abdul Bello-Malabu
Hometown: Abuja, Nigeria
Undergraduate Institution: University of Hertfordshire
Undergraduate Degree: B.A in Marketing
Current G.A.: The Institute For Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando City Soccer Foundation
Career Aspirations: Work with a professional Soccer Team

Name: Austin Bloom
Hometown: Oviedo, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. General Business. DeVos Sports Business Management Minor
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando Magic Recreation Center
Career Aspirations: Community Relations/Event Management

Name: Gabriel Cabral
Hometown: New York City, New York
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.A.B.A Business Administration and minor in Health Services Administration
Community Outreach: Orlando Magic Recreation Center
Career Aspirations: Fan Experience/Community Relations for a professional sports team

Name: Matthew Caspari
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Current G.A.: Graduate Assistant for Scott Bukstein
Community Outreach: Orlando City Soccer Foundation
Career Aspirations: Corporate Partnerships, Community Outreach, or Human Relations with a professional sports organization

Name: Christopher Chennault
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Undergraduate Institution: Valdosta State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.F.A. Speech Communication
Current G.A.: Graduate Assistant for Dr. C. Keith Harrison
Community Outreach: Orlando City Soccer Foundation
Career Aspirations: Corporate partnerships with a professional sports team

Name: Tais Cotta
Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Undergraduate Institution: Delta State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. with a double major in General Business and Finance
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando City Soccer Foundation
Career Aspirations: Team Operations or Game Day Operations for a Soccer Team

Name: Todd Currie
Hometown: Pawling, New York
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Event Management
Current G.A.: Graduate Assistant for Dr. Richard Lapchick
Community Outreach:
Career Aspirations: Community Relations for a professional sports team

Name: Katherine Decker
Hometown: Pebble Beach, California
Undergraduate Institution: Santa Clara University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Political Science and minor in Middle Eastern Studies
Current G.A.: DeVos Office and National Consortium of Academics and Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando Magic Recreation Center
Career Aspirations: Premium or Corporate Partnership Activation with an NBA team

Name: Kaitlin Ellenburg
Hometown: Easley, South Carolina
Undergraduate Institution: Winthrop University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Sport Management; Minor in Legal Studies
Current G.A.: The National Consortium for Academics and Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando City Soccer Foundation
Career Aspirations: Marketing & Branding Management for a Professional Sports team

Name: Tyler Gradl
Hometown: Winter Garden, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S.B.A in Finance
Community Outreach: Frontline Outreach
Career Aspirations: Director of Operations for a Minor League Baseball team

Name: Kaitlyn Huss
Hometown: Apopka, FL
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Sport Management, Minor in Communication, Minor in Hospitality Management
Community Outreach: Frontline Outreach
Career Aspirations: Community relations for a sports team

 
Name: Braden Johnson
Hometown: Frisco, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate Degree: B.B.A. in Sports Management, Minor in Finance
Community Outreach: Hope for Stanley
Career Aspirations: Business operations for a professional team or marketing agency

Name: Timothy Klug
Hometown: West Nyack, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Coastal Carolina Universiry
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Finance; Minor in International Business
Community Outreach: Give Kids the World
Career Aspirations: International Business or Business Strategy with Major League Soccer

Name: Isaac Koppel
Hometown: Plantation, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S.B.A in Accounting
Current G.A.: Graduate Assistant for Scott Bukstein
Community Outreach: Orlando City Soccer Foundation
Career Aspirations: Basketball operations or business strategy and development for a professional team

Name: Sable Lee
Hometown: Oviedo, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: Jacksonville University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S in Sport Management
Current G.A.: Graduate Assistant for Mike Redlick J.D
Community Outreach: USSSA and Hatters Gold Softball
Career Aspirations: Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Championships, and Merging professional and youth sports

Name: Keng-Haw (Ryan) Liang
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Undergraduate Institution: Soochow University
Undergraduate Degree: B.A in Computer Information Science
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando Magic Recreation Center
Career Aspirations: Analytics for a professional sports organization or an NBA franchise

 
Name: Saahil Marfatia
Hometown: Sunnyvale, California
Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado
Undergraduate Degree: B.A in English
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando City Soccer Foundation
Career Aspirations: Predictive analytics for a professional sports team

Name: Evin Morrison
Hometown: South Boston, Virginia
Undergraduate Institution: High Point University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S.B.A in Business Administration
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Frontline Outreach
Career Aspirations: Community relations for a professional team

Name: Raymond (Mark) Mueller
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Undergraduate Institution: Occidental College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Art History and the Visual Arts: Film
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Scholar Ballers
Career Aspirations: International Sports Business

Name: Mary Mulcahy
Hometown:
Undergraduate Institution:
Undergraduate Degree:
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: New Hope For Kids
Career Aspirations: Corporate Sponsorship in Professional Sport

Name: Destini Orr
Hometown: Petersburg, Virginia
Undergraduate Institution: Virginia State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Health and Physical Education. Double Minor in Business Marketing and Sport Business Management
Current G.A.: Graduate Assistant for Dr. Richard Lapchick
Community Outreach: Orlando Magic Recreation Center
Career Aspirations: National Basketball Players Association

Name: Christal Peterson
Hometown: Houston,TX/Hampton,VA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S in Health Science Pre-Clinical
Current G.A.: Student-Athlete Welfare and Development Office at UCF
Community Outreach: Scholar Baller
Career Aspirations:Working in College athletics as a Senior Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator overseeing the Student-Athlete Welfare and Development office.

Name: Scott Proietti
Hometown: Cumberland, Maryland
Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Journalism, Minor in Business Administration
Community Outreach: Hope for Stanley
Career Aspirations: Analytics or Scouting with NFL, MLB or NBA

Name: Stanley Sylverain
Hometown: Naples, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Human Communication
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Hope for Stanley, He Got Up Initiative
Career Aspirations: Player Development

Name: Tynelle Taylor-Chase
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany, State University of New York
Undergraduate Degree: B.A Political Science; B.S Information Science
Current G.A.: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Community Outreach: Hope For Stanley, He Got Up Initiative, Orlando Magic Recreation Center
Career Aspirations: Manager of Player Engagement/Diversity and Inclusion for a Professional League Office

Name: Jeannette Torres
Hometown: Queens, New York
Undergraduate Institution: Southeastern University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Business Management
Current G.A.: Athletics Development Office at UCF
Community Outreach: Office Admin at New Hope for Kids, Hope for Stanley
Career Aspirations: Business Operations for the NBPA

Name: Eric Uribe
Hometown: Elko, Nevada
Undergraduate Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate Degree: BA in Journalism
Current G.A.: The National Consortium for Academics and Sport
Community Outreach: Scholar Baller
Career Aspirations: Content creator for World Wrestling Entertainment

Name: Briana Vaughn
Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree: BA in Interdisciplinary Studies Minor in Mass Culture and Collective Behaivor
Current G.A.: The National Consortium for Academics and Sport
Community Outreach: Working with UCF Athletics coordinating an internship program, facilitating events for the student athletic leadership institute and assisting with all life skills events in the student athlete welfare and development office
Career Aspirations:  Work with a D1 university in Athletic Administration

Name: Morgan Villanueva, ATC, LAT
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Athletic Training with a Minor in Theatre
Community Outreach: Orlando City Foundation, Soccer for Success
Career Aspirations: Professional Soccer or Minor League Baseball

 
Name: Connor Willings
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: Bucknell University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S Economics; B.S Psychology
Community Outreach: Orlando Magic Recreation Center
Career Aspirations: Finance or Marketing for an MLS Team

Name: Alex Wilson
Hometown: Tallahasse,Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate Degree:
Current G.A.: The National Consortium for Academics and Sport
Community Outreach: Orlando Magic Recreation Center
Career Aspirations: Baseball operations for a major league baseball organization