[DECA story, how you got involved, why you stayed] : Ramya joined DECA her freshman year, unaware of the amazing opportunities and community that DECA forges for all of its members. Immediately after her first experience at Norcal CDC, Ramya realized she had found her passion for business through DECA and understood the special connections, skills, and networking DECA provides for each and every individual. Through this, she decided she wanted to expand this role of leadership to give back to this supportive community of DECA members. She is eternally grateful for the connections she has built and all the memories DECA has given her in the past two years.
[past DECA leadership] : In her sophomore year, Ramya served as her chapter’s Director of TDM’s. This position allowed her to help new members as well as returning members of her chapter learn and experience the plethora of opportunities DECA provides for its members. Her time in chapter office inspired her to run for and serve as California DECA’s Vice President of Marketing her junior year. These leadership positions allowed her to strengthen professional skills, mentor students in their DECA journey, and meet many people who have inspired her to develop her leadership skills.
[hobbies & extracurriculars outside of DECA] : Outside from DECA, Ramya loves to play badminton and the piano and is active in her school’s Mock Trial club. Additionally, she loves to learn different forms of crafts, artwork, and tinker with jewelry. She loves to creatively expand her knowledge whether it be learning a new trick on adobe or making paper mâché and is grateful DECA has helped her in all her other interests.
[gratitude, looking forward to a great year] : Ramya is extremely thankful for everyone who has helped her along this journey including her advisor Alberto Ballado, fellow officers, parents, and all of her chapter members. She is extremely grateful for the opportunities that DECA has given her in the past, and is excited to share these opportunities with members of California DECA. She looks forward to an amazing year filled with leadership and service alongside the state officer team.