Meet the Executive Board

At the end of the Spring Semester our Chapter held its annual elections. Over 25 members submitted applications and ran for leadership positions. As today is their first day in office, we would like to introduce the 2016-2017 Executive Board.

Chapter President


My name is Amanda Karpinski, I have completed my first year at BCC and expect to graduate next Spring. I would like to transfer to FDU to pursue a double major degree in English and Creative Writing with a minor in Communications. I have been elected Chapter President and I am eager to implement positive changes that will benefit all students at BCC. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, and volunteering. One of my main goals is to abolish the negative stigma that surrounds community colleges.

General Vice President


My name is Macarena Silvestri. My major is Natural Sciences and Mathematics and I plan on graduating in the Spring of 2017. I have high hopes and dreams of attending a four year school after Bergen Community and also attending Medical School after that. My main goals are to help the community, grow mentally and intellectually, and meet new people. 


Vice President of Finance


My name is Egnatia Vaso, but everyone calls me Nadia. I moved from Italy three years ago, and I currently am a student at Bergen community college. My major is business, and I will be graduating in spring 2017. My goal is to major in either economics or finance once I transfer to a four-year institution, and double major in Italian studies. I would like to pursue a career in the business field, but I also want to further my studies in Italian literature. As the new Vice President of Finance for the Phi Theta Kappa chapter Alpha Epsilon Phi, I'm looking forward to make a change in our community and also collaborate with and assist highly motivated students in reaching their goals.  


Vice President of Operations


My name is Gi Young Kim. I earned two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Binghamton University and I chose Bergen Community College as my second education path. I study Chemistry here and look forward to enroll in the Pharm. D. program in Fall 2017. I enjoy water sports and skiing although I always have a fear of getting hurt. I love traveling and exploring new cultures. My personal motto is to enjoy and live life without regrets. I strongly believe leadership experiences from Phi Theta Kappa will make me a more successful being when I step into a real world. In pursuing a medical career as a pharmacist, I want to improve community’s health quality conditions and their medical needs especially for underserved populations.


Vice President of Communication


My name is Alberto Chamorro and I am a student at Bergen Community College expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2017. The spotlight of my academic interest lies in the manner in which people of different cultures and lifestyles communicate with one another from a personal level to a global scale. Music, literature and work wind the spring of my quiet life; my free time is spent teaching percussion, reading and serving food. I thrive off of a hard day’s work and the thrill of learning by doing. By involving myself in Phi Theta Kappa, I hope to further grow my work ethic and help my community in an environment that is passionate and committed to helping others.


Vice President of Recruitment


My name is Rayyan Islam. I'm currently majoring in Business Administration and looking forward to become a Business Analyst in the near future. I love meeting new people and going to new places. I believe in hard work and utilizing opportunities. From my personal experience, I have realized that one has to think outside of the box in order to get something worthwhile. While this motto, I am improving every day and intend to continue this growth. Through Phi Theta Kappa, I want to establish long lasting relationships with people and work on projects that would make a positive impact on the minds of the people living around us.