Our Mission

To stimulate interest in the field of Human Resources (HR) and to provide assistance in developing our members’ careers in business.

OUR Goal

To create an environment that fosters network development, to provide leadership opportunities, and establish and support standards of excellence in Human Resource Management.

Meet our Executive team

Yadira Torres

President

Yadira is a Graduate Student from Lubbock, Texas. She is in the Interdisciplinary Studies Masters program where her program focus is on counselor education, general business, and communication studies.

 

Yadira has been a mentor for Mentor Tech for one year. She is currently working as a HR coordinator for Sysco. This opportunity was made possible to her by Tech SHRM.

 

Yadira joined Tech SHRM as an undergraduate in Spring 2016. She joined to find students who shared her interests.  What she found was a great opportunity to network with her Lubbock community and to learn more about Human Resources as a growing discipline. She previously served as the 2018-2019 Senior VP of Internal Operations.

Maggie Sather

Senior VP of Internal Operations

Maggie is a senior from Amarillo, Texas. She is a Management major with a concentration in Human Resources. In addition, she is minoring in Art History, and obtaining a certificate in International Business. Maggie is an avid traveler, and recently studied abroad in Norway.

 

Maggie is very involved on campus, including Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, Rawls Ambassadors, and Mortar Board. She served as the Pi Beta Phi Vice President of Finance in 2018, and currently serves as Pi Beta Phi's Vice President of Member Development.

 

Maggie joined Tech SHRM in Fall 2018 to gain valuable Human Resource Management experience outside of the classroom, as well to expand her business network into the Lubbock community. She previously served as Tech SHRM’s Vice President of Administration in the Spring of 2019.

Gabby Elliott 

VP of Engagement

Gabby is a sophomore from Schertz, Texas. She is a Supply Chain Management Major. 

 

In addition to serving as Tech SHRM's VP of Engagement, Gabby is involved in numerous other organizations. She is a member of the Rawls Business Leadership Program, Rawls Dean's Student Council, Tech Supply Chain Association, and Multicultural Student Business Association. Gabby is excited to add Tech SHRM to her list of organizations this year and become more involved by serving as an officer. She looks forward to participating in all of the wonderful events and resources offered through Tech SHRM. 

 

Gabby joined Tech SHRM in the Spring of 2019. She joined as a way to learn more about Human Resources and have more opportunities to network with fellow students and HR professionals.

Danae Steiger

VP of Administration 

Danae is a senior from Brownfield, Texas. She is a Management and Marketing major, also working towards obtaining a certificate in Sales. She will be graduating in December 2019.

 

In addition to being an officer for Tech SHRM, she is also involved in a sales competition, working directly with Reynolds to find a way to market in Brazil and Indonesia. This experience has given her an insight into real-world marketing strategies, as well as, giving an insight into the processes that big corporations go through. 

 

Danae joined Tech SHRM in Spring, 2019 to gain an insight into the value of Human Resource Management and to obtain skills and experience that would help her flourish within this industry. Through this, she’s expanding her business network within the Lubbock area. She believes that the skill sets and knowledge of Human Resource Management would be beneficial and applicable in any given Industry.

Mikayla Feeler

Senior VP of External Affairs

Mikayla is a senior from San Angelo, Texas. She is currently a Management major with a concentration in Human Resources and will be graduating in May. After graduation she hopes to continue her education by getting her masters in Human Resources Management. Mikayla loves to travel and spend time with friends and family. 

 

Mikayla joined Tech SHRM in the Spring of 2019 to build connections with other Human Resources students and become more involved with the industry. She believes that Tech SHRM can grow your business network and connect you with other Human Resources professionals that can help you even after graduation. 

Karmen Ramirez

VP of Finance

Karmen is a junior from Dallas, TX. She is currently an accounting major and working towards a certificate in finance. She enjoys traveling and volunteering. 

Karmen joined Tech SHRM in the spring of 2019. She joined to make professional connections and learn more about the HR field. Other organizations Karmen is involved in include the Hispanic Student Society, Accounting Leadership Council, and the Global Techsan Program. 

Courtney Zizmont

VP of Public Relations

Courtney is a senior from Beaumont, TX and is majoring in management with a concentration in Human Resources. She has spent her time over the past few years serving the Lubbock community through various volunteering efforts, most notably volunteering to visit hospice patients through Kindred Hospice. 

 

Courtney joined this organization in the Spring of 2018. She sought out an officer position with Tech SHRM in order to make connections with other members as well as HR professionals within the Lubbock community. Additionally, a major reason for accepting this responsibility was for the purpose of giving back to the organization that has provided her with an abundance of resources for her career.

Feruzan Irani Williams

Faculty Advisor

Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Human Resource Management Program and the Rawls Summer Business Institute at the Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University.  She teaches and does research in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.  Her specific areas of research interest include emotional labor and stress, leadership, training and performance appraisals, and workplace aggression and counterproductive behaviors, with a special emphasis on the struggles faced by women. 

 

Dr. Irani Williams is passionate about working with, and mentoring, students and student organizations and thoroughly enjoys her current role as the Faculty Advisor for Tech Society for Human Resource Management.  She is also actively involved in fostering community relationships, especially with the Lubbock Society for Human Resource Management.

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