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Meet The Board

Meg Herling

Psi Chi President

Hi, everyone! My name is Meg and I am a senior this year! My major is Psychology and I have a minor in English Studies. I have been a part of this organization since my freshman year and I have been a board member since my sophomore year. I love mental health advocation and self-care! I look forward to getting to know you! 🙂

Emily Knobbe

Psi Chi Vice President

I’m Emily and I will be a senior this year majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration! I love helping people and my goal is to becoming a children’s therapist. My favorite things include binge watching tv shows, going out to eat, swimming, and Taylor Swift!!! Can’t wait for a great year with you all 🙂

Danielle Gesell

SPA President

Hello!! My name is Danielle and I am a senior psychology major. I am minoring in children studies and plan on becoming a school psychologist in the future. I joined Psi Chi/ SPA my freshman year and it was by far one of my best decisions I have made here at ISU. Feel free to reach out about anything, I can’t wait to meet you!!

Morgan Beutel

SPA Vice President

My name is Morgan Beutel and I’m a senior psychology major and writing minor here at Illinois State! I love festivals, reading, and working out (if you see me at the rec, feel free to say hi!!). I’m a tutor for psych 110 and writing at the Visor Center and the Vice President of SPA which only furthers passion for psychopathology and personality psych! I’m excited to meet you all and if you have any questions, please reach out!

Anabelle Ehman


Hello, everyone! My name is Anabelle, and I am a sophomore psychology major. I am currently trying to pursue a double major in criminal justice as well. In the future, I would like to become a criminal psychologist. I enjoy tumbling, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. I can’t wait to meet you all and make fun memories this school year!!

Maddie Baitler


Hi, everyone! My name is Maddie Baitler and I am a senior Psychology major with a minor in Children’s Studies. I’ve been a part of this club since my sophomore year and I am extremely excited to serve as your secretary for the upcoming school year. I love reading, watching movies and spending time with my friends and family. I can’t wait to get to know you all!

Taylor Daker

Social Chair

Hey there! My name is Taylor Daker, and I am a Sophomore Psychology major! On top of SPA, I’m also involved with ESA, SGA, St. Jude at ISU, and I am a CA at Cardinal Court! I can’t wait to get to know everyone!

Jaina Brandon

Social Media Chair

      I’m Jaina Brandon. I am a sophomore psychology major, minoring in children’s studies. I really enjoy studying on the Quad and enjoying the sunshine when possible. When I’m not studying or working, I enjoy baking, making coffees, paddle boarding, and going swimming.

Nicole Portor

Fundraising/Volunteer Chair

Hi everyone ! My name is Nicole and I’m a senior studying psychology. I’m planning on working in the field of I/O Psychology after getting a master’s degree. I joined SPA my junior year and am so excited to be on the board this upcoming year! I love drawing, painting, and being in nature during my free time. I’m so excited for this year with you all! 

Past Executive Boards

2022-2023 Executive Board

Psi Chi President – Caitlyn Kant

Psi Chi Vice-President – Katie Rokusek

SPA President – Meg Herling

SPA Vice-President – Allie Callham

Treasurer – Kassy Diaz

Secretary – Erik Harris

Volunteer/Fundraising Chair – Blake Tennent

Social Events Chair – Danielle Gesell

Social Media Chair – Peyton Kennedy

RSO Advisor – Julie Campbell

2021-2022 Executive Board

Psi Chi President – Nathan Beltran

Psi Chi Vice-President – Audre Knecht

SPA President – Katie Neal

SPA Vice-President – Katie Rokusek

Treasurer – Meg Herling

Secretary – Caitlyn Kant

Volunteering Chair – Erik Harris

Fundraising Chair – Shania Vasquez

Social Events Chair – Ellie Marsan

Social Media Chair – James Patterson

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