Our Executive Board consists of motivated students who work to further Net Impact's mission.
2019-20 Executive Board Members
Catie Kelly is a junior, a civil engineering major, and a lover of the earth! Catie is passionate about so many things including Net Impact, the environment, space, and Air Force ROTC, which she is also involved with on campus. She hopes to spend her time in the service flying planes and working to make them more environmentally friendly, followed by working for NASA.
Katie is a Senior majoring in Psychology with a Neuroscience option, and minoring in Global Health and Biology. She enjoys being involved in two child development labs as an undergraduate research assistant, as well as having a role in various other organizations, such as Student Farm, Net Impact, Global Brigades, and the THON org A-7. In her free time, she can frequently be found gardening, hiking, watching any Penn State sport, or leaving the US to explore other countries. After graduation, Katie hopes to volunteer with the Peace Corps before earning her Masters of Science in Public Health and PhD in a public health-related field. She is extremely excited to be this year’s Vice President and cannot wait for an awesome year with new and old members, learning more about sustainable actions and how to make positive change across the university and beyond!
Thomas is a sophomore from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. He is studying finance with a minor in psychology. Besides Net Impact, Thomas serves as the Corporate Relations Chair of the Penn State Finance Society and is a founding member of the Penn State chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Thomas is interested in sustainability, Joe Rogan, and football.
Grace Fogel is a junior majoring in marketing with a minor in agribusiness management. Along with Net Impact she is a part of a service organization on campus called Fresh Start. She also works a part time job downtown and enjoys traveling and spending time with friends.
Public Relations Director
Faith is a junior double majoring in Supply Chain Management and Global and International Studies with a minor in International Business. On campus, Faith is primarily involved in sustainability, mentoring, and international focused organizations including serving as a Education Abroad Peer Adviser, a Resident Assistant, and on the Student Sustainability Advisory Council. She enjoys spending as much time outside with her family and pets as possible including hiking, kayaking, and more, traveling, and watching movies with her friends. Faith hopes to pursue a career in sustainable sourcing or international business law.
Corporate Relations Director
Service Corp Director
Maggie Rose is a senior studying General Science and Spanish, with an interest in Spanish linguistics. She is from Binghamton, NY but bleeds blue and white. She followed her older siblings to Penn State and has been glad of that decision since the day she set foot on campus; from Saturdays in Beaver Stadium, to eating ice cream at the creamery and taking walks through the Arboretum. In her free time, she enjoys running and being outside, reading, playing with her two golden retrievers, traveling, and eating good food. She is very excited about her role in Net Impact as the Service Corp Director this year. She joined the club as a freshman and admired the work being done. She aims to continue that work in her role, and influence others to engage in the service projects planned for the year. Small steps can make a big difference in this world.
Rigers is a senior majoring in Finance with additional coursework on Sustainability. Aside from Net Impact, he is also involved with the International Business Association. His hobbies include playing sports, music, and reading about world cultures. His plans after graduating are to pursue managerial finance and encourage change toward sustainable finance.
Ryan is a junior majoring in Supply Chain management with a minor in Information Sciences and Technology. He has experience working in the industrial gases industry and has been on the Conference Committee for three years. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, kayaking and building computers. In the future, he hopes to work addressing sustainable development related to the tech industry’s supply chain.
Faculty Adviser and Business Law Professor
Kyle is a professor of Business Law at Penn State University and a father of two. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2004 with a degree in marketing before pursuing a master's degree in sports management the following year. Kyle obtained both an MBA and a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 and worked in industry for a number of years following. Since coming to Penn State, Kyle continues to run his own enterprise, Firefly Recreation LLC, and enjoys spending time with his family and dedicating himself to his "students' success as business leaders."