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Meet The Board

Nathan Beltran

Psi Chi President

Hello! My Name is Nathaniel Beltran and I am a senior majoring in Psychology with a Sociology minor and an HR certificate. I am planning to go to grad school with a focus on Developmental Psychology. I have been a TA and done research with multiple professors here at ISU. I am a Residential Assistant in Wilkins Hall (Tri Towers). I am also on the cheerleading team here at ISU. I truly have a passion for people. Please feel free to reach out to me if there is ever anything that you need!

Audre Knecht

Psi Chi Vice President

Greetings, Psychology fans! My name is Audre Knecht (she/they pronouns) and I am a senior at Illinois State with a major in Psychology and a double minor in Spanish and Latin American/Latinx Studies. I graduated from McHenry County College in 2020 with my Associate in Arts, where I was a member of Psi Beta (the community college version of Psi Chi) and served as a teaching assistant for an Introduction to Psychology course. Outside of serving Psi Chi, I also serve as Treasurer of ISU’s Speech and Debate Team and play on the Quidditch team as a chaser. I am excited to return to in-person events, and to get to know every single one of you! You can reach me at

Katie Neal

SPA President


Katie Rokusek

SPA Vice President

Hi everyone! My name is Katie and I am a junior Psychology major with a Children’s Studies minor. I’m hoping to become a School Psychologist and would love to talk with anyone else who is interested in the same career path. We have so many fun events planned this year and I am so excited to be back in person! If you ever have any questions or need clarification about anything, please reach out to me at

Aleena Mangold


Senior, Psychology Major

Erik Harris

Volunteer Chair

Junior, Psychology Major

Ellie Marsan

Social Chair

Hello! My name is Ellie and I am a senior Psychology major, with a sociology minor. I have also earned my HR certificate as I am wanting to go into Human Resources for my career. I am also involved in Best Buddies on campus! This is my first year on the board and I am so excited! I love spending time with friends and watching the office in my free time:) A fun fact about me is that I went skydiving! If you have any questions or just want to chat please reach out! My email is

Caitlyn Kant


Hello! My name is Caitlyn and I am a senior with a double major in Psychology & Biology (Physiology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Sequence) and a double minor in Cognitive Science and Chemistry. I am currently on the Pre-Med track and plan to attend medical school once I graduate from ISU! In my free time I love binge watching netflix and spending time with my 2 dogs. I am looking forward to our in-person events this semester so that I can get to know everyone better!

James “Franky” Patterson

Web Coordinator

Yo! Sup! Hi! Hello! Wazzup Wazzup Wazzup! The name’s Franky! I am a senior psych major whilst I am earning an HR certificate. Currently I am learning sign language and a few other things. I am a gamer, meaning I main Terry in Smash. CoD is my main go to. And I paint figures for some DnD stuff. Every board, I’ll be floating around campus so don’t be shy and ask me lots of questions!

Shania Vasquez

Fundraising Chair

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