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Meet the Team of Spring 2021
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Taylor Courtney

Finance Manager

Taylor Courtney is the Finance Manager for Bauer Women Society and has been an active member since Fall 2020. She is a Junior, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Finance. She is in the 5 year PPA program to get her Master of Science in Accountancy and hopes to eventually earn her CPA license.

​She was born and raised in Houston and loves what the city has to offer. Outside of school, she likes to travel and experience all the different cultures in the world. Her dream is to go visit her family in New Zealand and Australia one day. She enjoys any chance she gets to volunteer at the Houston Humane Society. She likes to spend as much time as possible with her mom and friends. 

Since joining BWS, Taylor has found a community of women for support and friendship. She hopes to continue a community where everyone feels welcome and a place to make lifelong connections. 

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Ilene Sanchez

Operations Director

Ilene Sanchez is the operations director for Bauer woman society. She is a senior majoring in supply chain management with a minor in marketing. She hopes to later get her MBA in Operations Management.

She’s been an active member of the BWS since Spring 2020. She joined the organization  to help her gain confidence and continuously meet new people. She’s motivated and inspired to develop personally and professionally. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, trying new foods, and is also very crafty. She is a small business owner of I Crafts and Glitz n glam Btq (insta: i.crafts, glitznglambtq20).

Her goals for BWS is to maintain a welcoming environment. She hopes to get to know everyone, have fun professionally and socially! She wants people to gain the confidence and feel the comfort she did when she joined BWS!

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Avani Shah

Logistics Manager

Avani Shah is the Logistics Manager of Bauer Women’s Society. She is a junior majoring in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. She has been an active member of BWS since Spring 2020.
 
Avani came across BWS through Rush Week and impulsively decided to go to orientation. As a member, she attended as many events as possible and made the most of her membership. Towards the end of the Spring 2020 semester, she decided to be even more involved in the organization by becoming an officer. She embraces the opportunity to be a part of an organization that works tirelessly for women empowerment. She previously worked for the Bauer College in the Digital Learning Office as a team lead assisting faculty with distance learning. Currently, she is the Organizational Development Intern at HCSS!
 
In her free time, Avani enjoys watching crime related tv shows and anything Marvel! She also enjoys travelling and spending time at the beach with friends and family. She is very excited to take on the challenges of this upcoming year and make sure every member still feels the same sense of community she did when she first joined. Feel free to message her for any help!

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Brianna Aguilar

Senior Corporate Relations Director

Brianna Aguilar is the Senior Corporate Relations Director for Bauer Women Society. She is a Senior at the C.T Bauer College of Business, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Health, and hopes to later get her Master’s degree in Hospital Administration. 

​Brianna was born and raised here in Houston and loves finding new places within the city. She spends most of her free time enjoying quality time with her loved ones. Fitness and being active are very important to her. She particularly enjoys strength training. While she loves working out, she will never give up her sweet tooth. Brianna has a passion for baking and learning how to make different recipes. Her favorite pass times outside of school include swimming and being near any body of water, reading fiction books, watching movies and tv shows, and listening to music. She feels that these activities give her an escape from everything going on. She has a very diverse taste in music and loves discovering new music and artists across genres. Her favorite music artists include Wallows, LANY, Bad Bunny, Myke Towers, Key Glock, and SZA. Brianna also loves to travel and learn about other cultures and hopes to travel all over the world in the future. She is adventurous and is always interested in trying new things especially ones with an adrenaline rush. 

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Hina Chundrigar

Junior Corporate Relations

Hina Chundrigar is the Junior Corporate Relations Director for Bauer Women Society and has been a member since Fall 2020.
She is a sophomore at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, majoring in Management concentrating in Human Resources.

In her free time, Hina enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones, reading, watching movies/shows, and exploring new places. She loves being a part of BWS since it provides such amazing opportunities and gives members the chance to build lasting connections.

In her time at the University of Houston, Hina has learned to move out of her comfort zone and grow as a person. She is excited to empower young women and to open up opportunities for members to interact with the corporate world. Hina wants members to feel welcomed and help them optimize their resources within BWS for successful futures.

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Kimberly Vazquez

Member Relations Director

Kimberly Vazquez is the Member Relations Director for Bauer Women’s Society. She is a junior double majoring in Marketing and Management at C.T Bauer College of Business. Upon graduation, Kimberly plans to pursue law school and open up various businesses all around the world! 

In her free time, Kimberly enjoys traveling, shopping, spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and unleashing her creativity with makeup. 
Some of her favorite artists include Lady Gaga, Lana del Rey, Bad Bunny and J Balvin!  
She is very passionate about her Mexican heritage and takes a lot of pride in being Latina! Most of her year is spent visiting friends and family over in her home city, Monterrey, Nuevo León. 
Kimberly would describe herself as unique, kind, loving, outgoing, adventurous, determined, and fun! 

This semester, she hopes to promote a welcoming and loving environment for all members, a place where everyone can flourish both personally and professionally. BWS has allowed her to create life-long friendships and wonderful memories that she will cherish forever. She strives to make an impact on this amazing organization that has given her so much. Kimberly is excited to meet all new members and show everyone everything BWS has to offer!

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Meher Khan

Community Service Director

Meher Khan is the Community Service Director of Bauer Women Society. Meher  is currently a sophomore studying Management Information Systems at Bauer and is minoring in Sales. She has been an outstanding member of BWS and joined Fall 2020 to meet new people and to join a community of strong and like minded women.  

In her free time, Meher likes to create art, write poetry and go to the gym. She likes to paint as well as make sculptures using unconventional materials and often uses poetry as the basis of many of her works. Meher was born in New Jersey and spent most of her childhood moving to various areas like Boston, Spring Texas, Austin and etc. Meher is also a member of the MISSO organization at UH as well as the Program for Excellence in Selling. She also loves to volunteer and find new and fun ways to help her community! 

Meher’s goal for BWS is to form meaningful connections with our members and get to know them and their interests while ensuring that everyone has a fun time at all of our events!

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Muika Agostinho

Media Director

Muika Agostinho is the Media Director for Bauer Women Society. Muika is currently a junior studying Managment and Marketing at the Bauer School of Business in the hopes of finding a career in digital marketing and app development. Since joining BWS spring of 2020, Muika has been able to get involved in business orientated events on and off campus through the corporate networking events held by BWS.

In her free time, Muika enjoys traveling, painting and listening to music as well as volunteering in her local community. Some of her favorite artists include Marina, Beyonce, Amy Winehouse and Rosalía. Throughout her life, Muika has been able to travel to  19 countries and plans to visit many more in the future.  Originally from Luanda, Angola, Muika has been able to adapt her surroundings by picking up English as her second language and Portuguese as her first. She hopes to encourage younger women to join BWS and reap the same benefits that she has. Through BWS, Muika has been able to network and build friendships with bussinesswomen throughout her community.

Muika's goal for BWS is to extend their platform beyond the university and create a mentor system for younger girls who are interested in learning the fundamentals of the business field.

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Nirka Flores

Secretary

Nirka Flores is the Secretary for the Bauer Women Society and has been a member since Spring 2020. She is a junior majoring in Marketing. Before attending UH, she did her basics at Lone Star College.

In her spare time, Nirka enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Cooking is one of her favorite things to do especially when someone joins hers, it makes it more enjoyable. She tries to do two new recipes for at least a month. Her parents own a food truck and Nirka helps them out a few times a week. Biking is a fun activity that she loves because it involves being out with nature. Another few things she enjoys are binge-watching shows and reading. She also volunteers weekly with West-Houston YoungLife, being present in high school girl’s lives to provide rides and be with them during trying times. 

One of her goals for this semester to help create an inclusive atmosphere. Nirka would love to be there in any way possible she can for members and to help them grow personally and professionally, just like BWS has for her.

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Aline Lovag Torrano

President

Aline Lovag Torrano is the President for Bauer Women Society and has been a member since Fall 2018. She is Senior, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Supply Chain Management, and hopes to eventually earn her CPA. She has been completing various internships during her college career to learn more about her future in Accounting. 

Outside of school, she is an avid traveler. She speaks three languages and has friends and family all over the world. She has visited many countries in Europe and Central America; some of her favorites include Greece, Portugal, and Costa Rica. In her spare time, she enjoys various forms of exercise, primarily weight training and taking her dog, Ellie, for runs in the park. Her favorite things to do include spending time with her loved ones, watching drama/horror movies, and trying new things to eat. She has a wide range of music taste, but she prefers alternative and Reggaeton. 

Aline hopes to create meaningful connections with our members this year and wants everyone to take home valuable knowledge and great memories. BWS has been an amazing experience and has allowed her to grow and improve so much, and she wants members to reap the same benefits.

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Alyssa Villanueva

Vice President

Alyssa Villanueva is the Vice President for Bauer Women Society and has been a proud member of BWS since Spring 2019. She previously served as the Operations Director and is a junior studying Supply Chain Management. 

With the skills she learned as Operations Director and as a participant of the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program she earned an internship this summer with Arrive Logistics. The fastest growing brokerage in the logistics industry. She enjoys going to music festivals, listening to podcasts, and spending time with family. Her goal this semester is to provide a safe and uplifting environment where members can explore career opportunities and gain the confidence to utilize them. She hopes that BWS is able to make a meaningful impact on members the way that it has on her. She is excited for a semester full of virtual events!

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Jennifer Contreras

Finance Director

Jennifer Contreras is the Finance Director for Bauer Women Society and has been a member of BWS since Spring 2019. She has previously served as Community Service Director and is a senior, double majoring in Accounting and Finance.
 
​In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and her bunny Ruby. She loves crafting and baking any and everything. She is also very passionate about volunteering and giving back the community. Her goal is to help BWS members feel welcomed and empowered to step out of their comfort zone and explore all the opportunities that BWS has to offer.