We’re all super excited and honored to serve as your Homestead FBLA Officer Team of the 2016-2017 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!


Edward Li


Hello everyone! My name is Edward Li and I am absolutely humbled to serving as Homestead FBLA’s president this year. FBLA is something that I am extremely passionate about! It has allowed me to network and develop soft skills, develop an interest in business, and most importantly, meet friends that always have my back. Outside of FBLA, I work at a country club, enjoy wrestling, and participate in student government as senior class president. If you have any questions about FBLA or high school in general, please let me know! I look forward to personally meeting all the FBLA members this year.

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Brandon Chen

Executive Vice President

Hey everyone, my name is Brandon and I am currently a senior in FBLA. My interests include doing stuff, doing stuff, and doing stuff. My favorite memory in FBLA was that one time I was around people in FBLA and it was a lot of fun! If you want to find out more about me, feel free to come up to me and ask!

“Something deep.”

Yvonne Yang

Vice President of Business Development | Bay Section Parliamentarian

Hey! My name is Yvonne and and I am senior this year, and the Bay Section Parliamentarian for 2016-2017. I love to drink boba and visit new tea places that are popular on Yelp. My favorite memory is going to Chicago for Nationals in 2015 and eating deep dish pizza. If you would like to learn more about me, want to know about new boba places, or want to grab boba with me, then come chat with me!

“Buy me boba :)”

Joey Hwang

Vice President of Community Outreach | Bay Section Treasurer

Hi there! My name is Joey Hwang and I am the Vice President of Community Outreach. One of my duties is to host the socials and events that many of you will be attending this year. How do I know you’ll be attending them? Because you are interested enough in FBLA to read these bios and I’ll be there! 😉 Some of my favorite activities include spending real money on online games, baking, playing soccer! I really want to get to know each and every one of you this year, so please talk to me!

“Surprise yourself”

Shaunak Modak

Vice President of Conferences

Hey! I’m Shaunak, the VP of Conferences, and I’m a senior this year. I have FBLA to thank for a lot of my friends and memories, and my favorite experience was attending Nationals in my freshman year, in Nashville. Besides FBLA, I’m interested in cars, chess, music, puzzles, and science. If you ever have any questions about FBLA / life in general, feel free to talk to me! BONUS: there’s a code word hidden in the text of this blurb & quote; I’ll give you candy if you can find it!

“If they are Right, those men of principle, and Life in depth is so inimical, the third dimension is Dispensable.” – The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

Helen Rhee

Vice President of Written Competitions

Hello! My name is Helen Rhee, and I am currently a junior who is SUPER excited to help your FBLA career as the next VP Written Comps. I may look a lil’ scary, but that’s because I’m zoning out most of the times. Say hi to me!

“What could possibly go wrong?”

Grace Kim

Vice President of Speaking Competitions

Hola amigos!! My name is Grace, I’m a junior, and I will be serving as your VP of Speaking Competitions for this school year. I greatly enjoy sleeping, avoiding homework, and binge-watching How to Get Away with Murder. I’d like to get to know all of you this year, so feel free to come up and talk to me anytime!

“Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward” – Princess Diana

Heidi Dong

Vice President of Technology Competitions

Hello, I’m Heidi, a senior, despite my height! I really like pearl milk tea, blueberries, good typography, cargo shorts, & OneRepublic. More prominently, I enjoy programming (shameless plug join Programming Club!) & design (and Design It!). Also I have a fluffy cute dog named Lady (ig @enhdlessfluff). I love all the opportunities FBLA offers, and having an amazing time at conferences. I look forward to my third year as VP Tech Comps (third time’s the charm!)!

“Anything’s possible!”

Soham Pardeshi

Vice President of Technology Operations

My name is Soham Pardeshi and I’m a senior this year. Aside from being VP Tech Ops, I like coding, running, and baking (although I’m not very good at it yet). Feel free to come talk to me or ask any questions!

“Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it”

Varun Tandon

Executive Technology Chair

Hi! My name is Varun, I am a junior, and I am the FBLA Executive Technology Chair. I really enjoy programming, running, eating, and sleeping (I’m probably the only junior who gets 8 hours of sleep a night). I love meeting new people, as well as talking about technology and life in general, so feel free to come talk to me at any time!

“What’s the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.” – Dave Attell

Anne He


HEY I’M ANNE! I’m a junior this year as well as your FBLA Treasurer. Catch me around Homestead madly doing homework last minute in the library, mentally decomposing in class, laughing with my friends in the quad, or screaming my face off at rallies (2018!). Talk to me about Netflix shows, because whatever show you watch, I’ve probably watched twice.

“Very Happy”

Venkata Muriki

Middle Level Chair

Dude whats up!1!! I’m Venkata and I’m a junior this year! I’m pumped to be your Middle Level Chair with my dude Andrew. I love good music, jokes, and Netflix. At NLC this past summer, I had two near-death experiences at a restaurant named Mellow Mushroom and a Ferris wheel! So if you want to eat full meals during 6th or just hang out, feel free to chat!


Andrew Li

Middle Level Chair

Hi everyone, my name is Andrew and I’m a junior this year! Some of my interests include playing badminton, watching YouTube videos, and watching way too many other TV shows. My favorite part about FBLA is meeting new people and my favorite memory was when I got lost at night in Chicago at the 2015 National Leadership Conference. Although I’ll probably be really sleep deprived this year, feel free to come talk to me or ask me any questions!

“Smile more!”

Akhil Sanka

Community Service Chair

Hey fam! My name is Akhil, I’m a sophomore ← (super surprised I actually spelled that correctly) this year, and I’m also your Community Service Project Chair. I love volleyball, biking, binge watching shows on Netflix, and photography. *SELF PROMOTION* Go follow me on Instagram to see me dreadfully attempt to make good captions. I’m really excited to meet all of you so feel free to hit me up any time!

“Sanity is the insanity most call normality, put forth by society”

Laeticia Yang

Community Service Chair

Hi everyone! My name is Laeticia, I am in 10th grade, and I am super excited to be a community service project chair. I like listening to Disney music and High School Musical songs because I truly believe that WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER and that we can DEFEAT THE HUNS!!! I am also part of marching band, which is probably why I’m so tan. Anyways, I’m really excited to meet and talk to you guys, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Also, if you want to, you can just tell me a pun and I will most likely laugh.

“What’s invisible and smells like carrots? Rabbit fart” HAHAHAHA

Kevin Ham

Partnership with Business Chair

Hey guys! My name is Kevin Ham, I’m a sophomore, and I am your Partnership with Business chair! Here are the basics: I’m tall, my favorite color is blue, and I’M A PROUD NERD. $3 to whoever knows the significance of 2 meters in the nerd realms. One of my FBLA memories was when we named one of our throw pillows husbondo (That’s not weird at all). Anyway, don’t hesitate to come chat with me and I can’t wait to talk to you guys!

“Where’s the food at?”

Valerie Hu

Partnership with Business Chair

Hey guys! My name is Valerie and I’m super excited to be one of your PwB Chairs this year. Outside of FBLA, you can find me being a drowning water polo egg, singing (I love musical theater!), and obsessing over cute dogs. Hit me up if you have cute pets or questions about FBLA.

“Always Happy”

Ritu Channagiri

American Enterprise Chair

Hey everyone! My name is Ritu and I’m super pumped to be one of your AE project chairs this year! My favorite part of FBLA is being able to attend the awesome conferences and making the best memories with some of the best people. Apart from FBLA, I spend my time playing water polo, making jewelry, and watching dessert tutorials on YouTube. I’m a super bubbly and energetic person so if you ever see me, say hi! 🙂

“What’s the wifi password?”

Kathy Tien

American Enterprise Chair

Hi FBLA family! I am Kathy Tien, and I’m a junior. I am serving as one of your American Enterprise Project Chairs this year! In my free time, I enjoy taking walks with my corgi Bingo, eating anything and everything, playing clarinet, 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. This year is going to be “Tien” out of ten, and I cannot wait to meet you all!

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Kid, you’ll move mountains!”