Braden is currently a junior majoring in Advertising and minoring in Arabic. Some of his hobbies include off-roading, mountain biking, and quote: “Ball is life.” Along with being an active brother, Braden is the VP of Marketing for the Student Alumni Organization at Pepperdine and is a Vector Marketing Sales Rep and Craftsman. He hopes to one day work for GMC on the advertising and marketing team in commercial development. And most importantly, he’s a dog lover.
Serving as Chapter President, Braden holds responsibility over all Cal Psi SigEp brothers. He is in charge of managing the operations of the chapter and leading his brothers to become true Balanced Men on and off the Pepperdine campus. He is the face of our Fraternity to our chapter, the Pepperdine Greek community, and Pepperdine University.
“SigEp has brought me closer to men I may not have otherwise met. These men who I now call my brothers have helped grow and shape the man I am today. We all have room to grow, and know that as a cohesive unit we will do great things through diligence, patience, and brotherly love. My SigEp presidency means everything to me as my brothers put their trust in me to take our chapter to new heights. I look forward to what the future has in store for Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Cal Psi chapter.”
Vice President of Recruitment
Jacob is currently a junior majoring in Sports Administration and minoring in Spanish with a Certificate of Conflict Resolution. He is a member of the College Republicans Club and Spanish Club, along with being a writer for the Graphic and Currents Magazine and an anchor for NewsWaves and Good Morning Malibu before he studied abroad in Buenos Aires. Jacob is well known for being an unsuccessful long boarder, book worm, crazed Bay Area sports fan, and fantasy football aficionado. He currently works as a Spanish tutor for high school students and hopes to one day become a sports agent for Spanish speaking athletes, where he can live out his dream of becoming Tom Cruise in the movie Jerry Maguire.
As the Vice President of Recruitment, Jacob drives the quantity and quality of our chapter's membership. By successfully recruiting the best men on Pepperdine's campus, he ensures a great fraternity experience for his brothers and the long-term success of the Cal Psi chapter.
“I’m excited to recruit new members as head of recruitment that are passionate about SigEp and eager to add their unique character to our growing brotherhood. I look forward to getting to meet and develop relationships with our future new brothers!”
Vice President of Programming
Zachary is currently a junior majoring in International Business and minoring in Nonprofit Management with Straus Conflict Management Certification. During his free time, you can find him being one with nature by running, hiking, and surfing. He is a member of Pepperdine Ambassadors Council and also is a part-time employee at Young Life in West LA. After graduation, Zachary plans on attending law school to obtain a law degree in either entertainment law or civil rights law.
When it comes to his position as Vice President of Programming, Zachary is responsible for the planning and execution of the chapter's events and functions. He is the head of the programming committee and works to ensure our brothers have a balanced, values-based experience.
“I love SigEp because it’s a community of brothers that I know will always have my back. I’m excited to work alongside the rest of E-Board this year as I strive to provide a diverse, values-based programming experience for the members of SigEp.”
Vice President of Member Development
Clay is currently a junior from Portland majoring in Fine Art. Along with being an active brother in SigEp, you can find him playing rec sports and saving animals whenever the opportunity arises.
The Vice President of Member Development oversees the development experience of each brother by providing support and structure during a crucial part of their lives. Managing the chapter’s membership experience by implementing the Balanced Man Program is the keystone of the role, providing a positive fraternal experience and ensuring strong chapter leadership and operations. Clay ensures that our Founder’s vision lives on day in, day out, at the Pepperdine Cal Psi Chapter.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity to help my brothers grow and improve, especially during these trying times. SigEp has done so much for me and I’m hyped to give back however I can.”
Vice President of Communications
Ryan is currently a sophomore double majoring in Creative Writing and Film Studies with an emphasis in Writing for Screen and Television. When he's not writing the next blockbuster movie, you can find him constantly going to the beach, shopping, and playing volleyball. He currently works as a Commercial Marketing Intern for ADT Commercial and a Copy Editor for Pepperdine Graphic Media. When considering his future career aspirations, Ryan hopes to one day work in the entertainment industry as a screenwriter.
As Vice President of Communications, Ryan serves as the chapter's information officer, lead storyteller, and primary protector of the Cal Psi brand as well as the Grand Chapter's brand. He wields tools like the chapter site and social media accounts, helping shape perception of the chapter and amplifying its brand to thrive on campus and attract key stakeholders.
"SigEp has made my Pepperdine experience so much more memorable. I cannot be more grateful to have found a brotherhood that accepts me for who I am. I'm looking forward to continuing to showcase SigEp's values through this role and give back to the fraternity that has already impacted my life in so many positive ways."
Vice President of Finance
Reza is currently a junior majoring in Business Administration. During his free time, you can find him rolling sushi, riding shotgun when off-roading with Braden, disappointing Gordon Ramsay by constantly burning his food, and always trying to “Stay in Savage Mode.” He is the VP of Human Resources and Recruitment for SAO at Pepperdine and is a research assistant at Prospect Research. For his career, Reza wants to enter the field of finance and work within the wealth management sector.
As the Vice President of Finance, Reza is the the chapter’s chief financial officer. He is entrusted with managing the chapter’s budget and properly allocating financial resources.
“I’m excited to serve my fraternity that has done so much for me. I hope to keep the legacy of the previous VP of Finance’s honesty and transparency for the chapter. Most importantly, I won’t let my brothers down.”
Residential Learning Community
Zach is currently a junior majoring in Business Administration. His hobbies include body boarding, skating, and spending lots of time with friends and brothers. He currently works as a Acquisitions Analyst for Avanath Capital Management, a multi-family real estate investment firm, and he plans on working for a large-scale brokerage firm with the hopes of becoming a multi-family residential broker.
As the Vice President of Residential Learning Community, it is Zach's priority to ensure that his brothers consistently strive for academic excellence. Through fostering a living-learning environment, he reinforces a chapter culture that is dedicated to intellectual growth and development, engages with faculty and university partners, and promotes knowledge and academic success within the chapter.
“It is my goal to foster a community of academic learning amongst the brothers of SigEp. I hope to encourage brothers in diverting their efforts towards schooling in order to boost their academic success and to support my peers in their academic aspirations throughout college and post-grad. SigEp has been so influential in my years at Pepperdine and I cannot wait to use my skills to give back to my SigEp community.”
Vice President of Philanthropy
Neek is currently a third year Biology major hoping to go to graduate school for Bioengineering and then law school. He wants to eventually go into environmental law and start a conservation firm. He is stoked to be a part of our 2021 Executive Board as our VP of Philanthropy and is looking forward to hosting some really cool events in the upcoming holiday months and 2021 school year!
Neek's duties revolve around coordinating events and activities to seek donations and promote awareness for SigEp’s national service and philanthropy partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, as well as other local philanthropic endeavors. Specifically, the Cal Psi chapter hosts our annual SigEp Bounce philanthropy event to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
“‘We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.’ This quote by Buddha reverberates much of what I hope to bring to SigEp and to Pepperdine. I can’t wait to integrate this with the SigEp model of a Balanced Man and shoot to do some cool things this year. Stay tuned for much to come!”
Thomas is currently a sophomore majoring in Political Science. In addition to SigEp, he is a member of Model UN and the Political Journalism Club. In his free time, Thomas enjoys discussing government and politics, hiking, road tripping, and is known to be a coffee connoisseur. In terms of career goals, he aspires to one day work in diplomacy/public policy.
As Chaplain, Thomas is bestowed with the care and guard of the Fraternity's Ritual. Additionally, he leads the judicial branch of the chapter, which makes him responsible for holding all members accountable to SigEp's core principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love, as well as the other standards of membership. Thomas plays a key role in recognizing and reinforcing the positive behaviors and actions of his brothers.
“This is a time where the world needs fine leaders ready to go and leave their mark on society. I want to light a fire in the soul of every member of this fraternity to make the change they want to see in the world, and serve as bastions of tolerance and progress in a dark time. I will work without an end to create a community for these great men, and consistently encourage them to reach for the next echelon of growth as individuals.”