Dylan Adkins is a third year Business Honors, Finance, and Public Policy student from Beaumont, Texas. He has served his time on the Board of Directors from the University Co-op and as the Governmental Representative for the McCombs School of Business focusing on improving student life for all students. He promotes the media and social media analytics for the Center of Sports Leadership & Innovation. Dylan’s interests lie in sports, human capital, and entrepreneurship for all individuals across city, state, and country lines.
Nikita Ahuja is a fourth-year Marketing and Physical Culture and Sports major. Nikita’s passion for sports stemmed from her childhood participation in figure skating. Alongside her work with CSLi, she has volunteered with a number of non-profits and is on the executive board for the Texas chapter of Camp Kesem, a non-profit camp for children whose parents have cancer. Looking forward, she hopes to pursue a career that allows her to share the incredible effects sports and fitness can have on the lives of others.
Miles Andres is a junior at UT Austin pursuing a degree in Sport Management. He serves as the student representative on the Faculty Recreational Sports Committee, as well as an officer in the Interfraternity Council. Miles co-founded the first RBI Baseball Camp (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) in Dallas in conjunction with the Dallas Independent School District and the Texas Rangers Foundation. He hopes to work for a professional sports team in operations, scouting and player personnel.
Hydeen K. Beverly is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. Hydeen is interested in the interconnectedness of social work and education, student athlete development, and restorative justice principles. He is interested in intervention research in the areas of behavioral health and education for underserved youth, student-athletes, and their families.
Andrew Bramlett is a junior in the Plan II, Business Honors, and Master in Professional Accounting Programs at UT Austin. In addition to his work with CSLi, he serves in varied leadership capacities across campus—most notably in the UT Student Government, the Undergraduate Business Council, Students for Texas Athletics, Texas Cowboys, and the Tejas Club. Andrew has a passion for college athletics and student-athletes, and is excited about the impact that his work will have on student-athletes and coaches.
Andrew is a third year Radio-Television-Film and Business major from Houston. In his time on the Forty Acres he has worked with Texas Exes as a Camp Texas counselor, advocated for academic issues for students in the Senate of College Councils, and produced multiple video projects throughout his involvements in college. Andrew loves story telling, and wishes to tell sports stories for a living through film and video.
Victoria is a junior studying Radio-Television-Film. Born in Dallas, she has always had a love for her local sports teams and believes CSLi transforms this passion into positive change in the community. She currently serves on the executive council of Texas Spirits and assists with the programming for the Nike and UT RecSports partnership. She is interested in a career in sports or music festival production.
Cameron is a third year Finance major at UT Austin from Dallas, Texas. During his time at UT Austin he has served on the executive boards for both the Black Student Alliance and Afrikan American Affairs, as well as holding an external appointment through Student Government. His passion for athletics and athletes transcends simply knowing a name and stats, but caring about learning their individual stories. He hopes to take this passion to serve not only student-athletes and promote leadership at UT, but also younger athletes. Being a longtime Mavericks fan, his ultimate goal is to work in the front office for the Dallas Mavericks.
Maia is a sophomore studying Sport Management, Business Foundations, and Sport & Media at UT Austin. Growing up in the Philippines, Maia developed a strong passion for sport at a young age. Determined to use her diverse background along with her experience of sponsorships and event management from previous sports internships, Maia is excited to further the growth of CSLi. Professionally, she hopes to one day serve in an active management role of an NBA team.
Will, a Senior Plan II major, was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and first took an interest in sports when he watched Vince Young sprint into the end zone to win the 2006 Rose Bowl. A lifelong Dallas Mavericks fan, Will hopes to be able to create an environment in which sports can better the lives of its players and fans and serve as a venue for athletes and other individuals to contribute to more widespread social change. His passion for sports is rivaled only by his passion for music, and Will hopes to enter either field as a professional once he graduates from the University of Texas.
Trevor is a fourth-year Marketing student in the McCombs School of Business, minoring in Sports Advertising through the Moody College of Communications. He serves as the Public Relations Chair for The 2017 Longhorn Run Committee and served as the Social Media Director for the race in 2016. Trevor is also a mentor for first-year students on campus through the Gateway Scholars Program. Having played sports throughout his life, he has a genuine passion for athletics that has grown during his time at The University of Texas. Trevor hopes to continue to inspire people through the power of sports.
Jessica Robinson is a sophomore Broadcast Journalism and Corporate Communication student from The Woodlands, Texas. She broadcasts Texas Athletics games, hosts college sport shows, and serves as Director of Social Media Marketing for the Sport Network at Texas Student Television. Additionally, she assists Texas Football by hosting recruits on Game Day, serves on media and #iLEAD committees for CSLi, and is a member of the Rowing Team. Jessica spent her most recent summer studying Sport Law at The International Olympic Committee in Switzerland. As Assistant Philanthropy chair for her sorority, Jessica helped raise over $60,000 in one school year. She hopes to use her broad experience to one day better lives through sports as a sports reporter.
Brent Rubin is a junior, double majoring in the Liberal Arts Honors program as well as the Business school. Along with CSLi, he is an active member of the Texas Cowboys, the Neighborhood Longhorns Program, and Students for Texas Athletics. He is a die-hard sports fan and truly bleeds orange. Leadership opportunities through sports have immensely influenced Brent, and he is thrilled about the opportunity to incorporate the lessons he has learned to better the sports community.
Emilio Seng is a third year finance major at UT Austin. Growing up an Astros fan, baseball became one of his greatest passions. He has served in various leadership positions across campus, which includes being an Ambassador for Target Your Future, Assistant Director of Philanthropy for Student Government and on the executive board of his fraternity. Emilio is excited by the prospect of working with student athletes of all ages in order to better their lives.
Parker Sexton is a first-year Sport Management major. In addition to serving on the CSLi’s #iLEAD committee, Parker is also a member of the Men’s Golf Team at the University of Texas. He plans to pursue a graduate degree and continue his father’s path in the world of sports.
Joey Stelly is a first year Journalism student from Beaumont, Texas. He served as a student broadcaster for the Hardin Jefferson Hawks basketball team for 4 years. While he enjoys all sports, baseball was his first love. He hopes to work for an MLB organization in any form of communication with player operations. His goal is to assist student-athletes and coaches reach their goals in athletics and most importantly in life.
Karna Venkatraj is a second year Business Honors, Finance and Plan II Major from College Station, Texas. He currently serves as a Senior Analyst in the Strategic Capital Group, a student-run investment fund. Karna joined the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation to pursue his passion for education in Texas. Karna’s interests include Texas Football, Investing, and intramural sports.
Bryce Westbrook is a junior Business Honors and Finance student from Nacogdoches, Texas. During his time on the Forty Acres, he has been a member of the practice squad for the Women’s basketball team. Bryce is passionate about impacting students of all ages through the medium of sports during his time at UT. He plans to continue to teach life lessons through sport wherever his career takes him.
Allie Wilson is a sophomore Athletic Training student at the University of Texas. Though originally from Bakersfield, California, Allie has quickly adapted to the Texas lifestyle but has yet to master her “y’all.” Allie joined CSLi to cultivate a positive environment for athletes from a medical perspective. She plans on attending Physician Assistant school with dreams of working in a collegiate or professional sports setting.
Micky Wolf is a junior studying Plan II, Business Honors, and Psychology. He has a passion for student leadership, and spends much of his time outside the classroom on Student Government, Texas Leaders leadership training, and Texas for Expanding Opportunity middle-school mentorship program. Like most Spurs fan growing up in San Antonio, he once wanted to become an NBA player. While his career goals now focus on social entrepreneurship and consulting, he believes in bettering people’s lives through the power of sports. His interests include travel, positive psychology, new food, and freestyle rapping.
Brad’s career in the sports realm began at the ripe age of 10 when he launched The King of Sports Blog. That eight year journey enabled Brad to interview hundreds of star athletes including state superstars Cowboys Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and Texans lineman J.J. Watt. The next chapter of Brad’s sports life is with CSLi’s Financial Literacy programming. Brad has experience with SXSW on their SXsports team, Boeing, and has been an active chairperson in the Undergraduate Business Council. Brad won the Michigan Sports Business Conference (MSBC) BIG Initiative Award, been a finalist with the NBA’s Hackathon, and been named a Quora Top Writer. He majors in Business Honors and Finance.
Stacie Brodie is a first year master’s student in the Program in Higher Education Leadership with a concentration in College and University Student Personnel Administration. She currently serves as a Graduate Assistant for Recruitment and Student Success in the College of Education and as an Academic Mentor with Texas Athletics. Stacie’s professional interests lie in academic support and life skills programming for student-athletes. She also has research interests in the social and cultural identity development of student-athletes of color.
Vir Mehta was born in Odessa, Texas but spent most of his life growing up in Montgomery, Texas. Throughout his life, Vir has always had a love and a passion for sports. To show his love for sports, as well as his dedication to the University of Texas, Vir volunteers as an athletic recruiter for the University of Texas football team. Also, Vir has aspirations of one day being a professor, just like both of his parents. To help achieve this goal, Vir is a Teaching Assistant for two courses at UT and assists with marketing research.
Katherine Plevka was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. A huge hometown sports fan, she developed a passion for sports and leadership development through her high school and collegiate experiences as a competitive swimmer. She graduated from Duke University in 2015 with a B.A. in Psychology and currently manages Dr. Jacqui Woolley’s Imagination and Cognition Lab at UT Austin
Donald is a Master’s candidate in Exercise Science here at UT and is working to enhance how athletes are trained on a global scale. He joined CSLi to help grow as a sport leader to improve his ability to create positive growth in the mindset of athletes He is a former collegiate 400m hurdler from Pittsburgh, PA and current Texas Ultimate (frisbee) club player here. Donald enjoys traveling and has been to 6 countries and coached in 2.
Spencer Schredder is a fourth-year student studying Economics and International Relations at the University of Texas. He currently serves as University-Wide Representative in Student Government, and for the past two years has worked for the Italian soccer team, AS Roma. His personal interests include reading, writing, sports, and leadership development. Professionally, Spencer hopes to pursue a career in sports, and from either an investment or media development role.
Avery Westerlund is a sophomore undergraduate student at UT Austin studying Sport Management and Business Foundations. She serves on the executive council of her sorority, Kappa Delta. Although she has lived in Austin her entire life, she has yet to attend ACL. Avery plans to attend law school and be a sports agent for professional athletes.