We’re all super excited and honored to serve as your Homestead FBLA Officer Team of the 2017-2018 school year! If you have any questions about anything related to FBLA, please feel free to talk to any of us! We look forward to an amazing year!


 Helen Rhee

Helen Rhee


Hello everyone! My name is Helen Rhee, and I am so excited to spend this upcoming year with all of you in FBLA. Having been part of FBLA since middle school, I guarantee that FBLA is not your ordinary club, but a supportive, loving family. Outside of FBLA, I run into still objects accidentally, sing in the shower, and watch food tutorials 24/7. I know that it might be a bit intimidating to approach an upperclassman, but catch me in A207 to talk to me about anything!


“Don’t fear imperfection.”

Grace Kim

Grace Kim

Executive Vice President | Bay Section President

Hola amigos!! My name is Grace Kim and I am a current senior. I will be serving as your Executive Vice President, as well as Bay Section President and CAFBLA Vice President. In my free time I love to nap, eat good food with friends, and binge watch YouTube videos. I’d love to get to know you better so please feel free to say hi if you see me in the hallways, or if you want to talk about anything!


“you can”

Venkata Muriki

Venkata Muriki

Vice President of Public Relations | State Secretary

Hey you! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Venkata and I will be serving as your VP PR for this year. FBLA has been a big part of my life and a huge factor to the confident man I am today. I’m also involved in leadership, Boy Scouts, and swimming. I love hip-hop and the culture it sets, getting lunch with my friends, and solving rubiks cubes. If you ever need a person to talk to about anything, hit me up!


“Peace, Love, and Positivity!”

Katherine Tien

Kathy Tien

Vice President of Member Relations

Hi FBLA family! My name is Kathy Tien, I am a senior and will be serving as your VP Member Relations this year. I am in charge of putting on all the wonderful socials and business tours, so come introduce yourself at any of our events! In my free time, I enjoy taking walks with my corgi Bingo, baking cookies, and listening to every genre of music. My favorite aspect of FBLA definitely has to be the bonds I share with my fellow officers and members. I hope you all have a productive year, I cannot wait to meet you!


“To succeed in life, you need 3 things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”

Anne He

Anne He

Vice President of Conferences

Hello! My name is Anne and I’ll be your VP Conferences this year. That means be nice to me or I’ll put you in a bad hotel room at States. I’m also a senior drowning in college apps so don’t talk to me until 2nd semester. All jokes aside, you can catch me screaming at rallies, mentally decomposing in class, or chilling on the hill. Come say hi!


Text @hhsfbla to 81010!”

Laeticia Yang

Laeticia Yang

Vice President of Written Competitions

Hey pals, my name is Laeticia and I am going to be a junior this year. I am super excited to serve as your VP written competitions officer, and I can’t wait to meet many of you! Feel free to come up to me to talk at anytime so we can be best friends. I really enjoy listening to Disney music, eating food, and laughing at stupid jokes. If you ever want to feel good about being funny, you can just tell me a joke and I will most likely laugh


You’re slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.”


Valerie Hu

Vice President of Speaking Competitions | Bay Section Vice President

Hey everyone! My name is Valerie, I’m a junior, and I am your VP Speaking this year. Outside of FBLA, I can be found drowning (some people like to call it playing water polo), listening to Broadway show tunes, and spending hours at Starbucks using the free wifi, meeting cute puppies, and drinking ice water. I do occasionally get a caramel macchiato, though. My favorite emoji is 🤔, so if you message or email me and urgently need a reply, that’s the best way to get my attention. Feel free to say hi if you see me at school (or more likely, at Starbucks!)


Uh oh spaghettio!”

Varun Tandon

Vice President of Technology Operations

Hi! I’m Varun Tandon, I am a senior, and the VP of Technology. In my free time I love to…jk I don’t have free time right now because of college apps, but I will get back to you second semester! One interesting fact about me is that I love fish. Come talk to me about fish (or FBLA, or anything)!



Kevin Ham

Kevin Ham

Vice President of Technology Competitions

Hello there! My name is Kevin Ham, I’m currently a junior, and I’ll be serving as your VP Tech Comps this year! One of my FBLA memories was naming Barton, the sombrero-wearing stuffed sheep, our room mascot. Outside FBLA you can find me building wooden models, hanging out with friends, or freaking out over Star Wars. Don’t hesitate to come talk to me and I can’t wait to meet all of you!


“There is a time for many words, but there is also a time for sleep.” -Homer

Darren Hsing

Darren Hsing

Executive Technology Chair

Hello there! My name is Darren, I’m a sophomore, and your Executive Tech Chair for the 2017-2018 school year. I love playing sports, talking about tech, and meeting new people! My favorite experience in FBLA so far is getting the opportunity to travel and explore with my friends. If you have any questions about tech or just want to chill, feel free to come and chat!


“I’d like to live like a poor man – but with a lot of money.” – Pablo Picasso

Michali Bachar

Michali Bachar


Hey everyone! My name is Michali Bachar and I am a junior this year as well as your FBLA treasurer! My favorite FBLA memory was competing at Nationals last year in Anaheim. Outside of FBLA, you can find me playing soccer, volunteering, and binge-watching Netflix. I’m really excited to meet all of you so feel free to come and talk to me anytime!


“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” 


Ritu Channagiri

Middle Level Chair

Hey guys! My name is Ritu and I’m a junior who is incredibly excited to serve as Middle Level Chair this year! My favorite part of fbla is meeting all of you and taking a million pics at conferences :)). But apart from fbla, I love playing water polo and badminton! I also really enjoy binge watching Grey’s Anatomy and dessert tutorials. I would love to get to know all of you, so free to come up and talk to me!


“Be anything but predictable.”


Manisha Srivatsan

Middle Level Chair

Hey guys! My name is Manisha, I’m a junior, and I am really excited to be one of your Middle Level Chairs this year! When I’m not in school, I’m usually asleep, binge watching Netflix, or eating unhealthy amounts of sugar. If you want to hear really corny jokes or belt out random Disney songs, feel free to come talk to me, I would love to get know all of you 🙂


“Love the life you live, and live the life you love.”


Abby Shamelashvili

Community Service Chair

Hey guys! My name is Abby and I’m a sophomore this year as well as your Community Service Project Chair. Oh and yes, you saw that right, it isn’t a spelling mistake, that is the world’s longest last name. I enjoy binge watching Netflix, eating, and hanging out with friends and my favorite FBLA memory is, definitely, attending conferences and meeting people from all over America. If you ever figure out how to pronounce my last name or just want to chat, feel free to come on up and talk to me!



Shelby Jennett

Community Service Chair

My name is Shelby Jennett, and I am currently in 10th grade. This year, I am one of the Community Service Project Chairs. I enjoy running on the cross country and track team, here, at Homestead, and I also like to hike and travel. My favorite memory in FBLA was when my team and I won 2nd place at Nationals for the Intro to Business Presentation competition.

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll still land among the stars.”


Zibaa Adil

Partnership with Business Chair

Hello! I’m Zibaa, a sophomore, and I will be one of your Partnership with Business Project co-chairs this year. In my free time I like to play Tetris and card games, practice music (violin and ukulele) and raise plants. Getting to know new people is something I love about FBLA so hit me up and we can have some spine-tingling conversations!

“Your skull is susceptible to breakage under immense force. [Stay safe.]”


Kelly Mao

Partnership with Business Chair

Hey everyone! My name is Kelly, I’m a sophomore, and I am so so excited to be one of your Partnership with Business chairs this year. Outside of FBLA, you can find me listening to music (hit me up if you have/want recommendations ☺️), watching pet videos, and spending money on food and boba. I know that this year will be amazing and I can’t wait to meet all of you, so please come talk to me!

“You are only confined by the walls you build yourself.”


Roma Bedekar

American Enterprise Chair

Hi y’all! I’m Roma, your friendly neighborhood Roma tomato and American Enterprise Project Chair! Fun facts: I’m in tenth grade, and if I’m not FBLAing, you can find me at the figure skating rink, making bad jokes, or having an existential crisis. Even though I’m not a Pokemon, I’ve evolved… into a better person due to FBLA and its wonderful and unique opportunities. Don’t hesitate to come on over and chat with all 5 foot 1 inch of me about anything!

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big!”


Clarissa Gao

American Enterprise Chair

Hey everyone! My name is Clarissa Gao, I’m a sophomore, and I’m super excited to be one of your AE Chairs this year. I love good books, sleep, and boba (aka things I don’t get enough of), and I am terrible at taking care of houseplants. (My dying cactus will attest to that haha) Anyways, I can’t wait to meet you all, so come to talk to me if you have any questions about FBLA or if you just want to chat! 🙂

“If not now, when?”