Meet the Officers

Overview

The California Theta Chapter officer team is made up of eight Executive Board members and eight Chairpersons. The reasoning behind this specific number of Officers stems from the wisdom of having “too many cooks in the kitchen” and the reasoning why a larger team is not necessarily more efficient than a smaller one.

Executive Board

President

Jack Karapetian

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Jack is a fourth-year aerospace engineering major (Astronautics) and is proud to serve as President of Tau Beta Pi’s California Theta chapter during the ’23-’24 school year. Jack is also an NIH BUILD Year 2 Scholar conducting research on solid fueled ramjet engines at CSULB’s Solid Propulsion and Combustion Laboratory and will pursue graduate studies following the completion of his undergraduate degree. When Jack is not in class you can find him catching a workout at the SRWC or studying in the Veterans Center on campus.

 

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Vice President Internal

Danielle

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Vice President External

Andrew Nguyen

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Andrew Nguyen is a fourth year Computer Science student and plans on graduating in Spring 2024. He transferred from the Bay Area with an associate in Computer Science. When he graduates, he would like to pursue a career in the IT industry. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, playing badminton at the SRWC, and reading.


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Corresponding Secretary

Brian Poon

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Brian Poon is a fifth-year Computer Science undergraduate with a career focus in software engineering and full-stack development. He also served as a software developer for CSULB’s Association for Computing Machinery BeachHacks Website Committee and was a member of CSULB’s College of Engineering 2022-23 Dean’s Leadership Academy. In his spare time, he enjoys running outdoors and playing chess.
 

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Recording Secretary

Jack Martin

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Jack Martin is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering major planning on graduating in Fall 2024. Along with engineering interests, Jack taught high school marching band and competed in Drum Corps International with the world class drum and bugle corps the Cavaliers and Blue Knights. After graduating he plans on finding a career in the automotive industry working on autonomous electric vehicles.
 

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Treasurer

Andrew Nakamura

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Andrew is a third year Civil Engineering student expecting to graduate in spring of 2025. He transferred from Long Beach City College with an associate in mathematics and physical science. He enjoys the many elements of geotechnical engineering and is focused on pursuing a career with the US Navy. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his son, building many various projects about his house, blacksmithing, reading, cooking, brewing mead and beer, and playing board games.

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AVEP Coordinator

Yesenia Morales

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Yesenia is a senior mechanical engineer graduating in Fall 2023. She transferred from Cerritos College to the Antelope Valley Engineering Program (AVEP) in 2021. She enjoys fluid dynamics, mathematical theory, and data analysis. She is also an active member if the Long Beach Rocketry Team. Apart from Engineering, Yesenia likes to paint, play guitar, and go to the gym.

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Chairs

Webmaster Chair

Bryan Tineo Ccasani

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Bryan, a fourth year computer science major with a minor in Cyber Security, is gearing up for a 2025 graduation and a future in software engineering. He’s skilled in developing APIs and integrating them with React. With a passion for learning new programming languages, Bryan also finds joy outside of coding, whether it’s playing his guitar, tennis, or basketball. As the society’s webmaster, he’s eager to contribute in the coming semesters.

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Historian Chair

Edward Coeto Perez

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Hello, I‘m Edward Coeto-Perez. I have a Bachelor‘s in Civil Engineering from Cal State Long Beach, and I‘m currently pursuing my masters in Civil Engineering with a Structural Emphasis. I work as a Project Engineer for a metal fabrication company called Bapko. I enjoy playing video games and watching anime, as well as playing soccer on a weekly basis, and playing guitar. I hope to take a lot of pictures of everyone this semester!

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Advisory Board

Chapter Advisor

Chris Braga

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Chris is an electrical engineer graduate student with an emphasis in power, with plans to graduate in Spring 2023 and pursue a career working with green energy, batteries, or electric vehicles. They are honored to serve as co-president of the California Theta chapter and look forward to welcoming more members into the chapter. Chris’s favourite colour is purple; if you see someone in the Tau Beta Pi office with a purple water bottle, purple phone case, purple dance bag, and purple keyboard, that’s probably Chris. In their free time, Chris enjoys ballet, writing, and playing Dungeons and Dragons as a Dungeon Master (they, of course, own many purple dice sets).