Meet the Team of Spring 2020
Saher Malik is the Finance Manager for the Bauer Women Society. She is a sophomore, double majoring in Finance and Management at the C.T. Bauer College of Business and has been an active member of BWS since Fall 2018. BWS has helped her find long-lasting connections that can help her in the future.
Saher loves to spend time with family, play sports like basketball and soccer, and listen to Frank Ocean on repeat. She also counts sleeping as one of her skills. She can sleep for 8 hours and still not be satisfied with her “nap.” Her goal for BWS is to create a comfortable atmosphere that helps members stay involved.
Alyssa Villanueva is the Operations Director for Bauer Women Society. Although she is a junior, this will be her second year as a cougar. She is a transfer student from Concordia University in Austin. She is pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Management.
She has been a part of the BWS family since Spring 2019. She joined the organization to grow professionally and to step out of her comfort zone. This organization gave her the confidence to land a summer internship with one of the top marketing firms in Houston. She plans to become the first in her family to graduate college.
Alyssa loves to travel, try new restaurants, and all things beauty-related. She also enjoys hot yoga and staying active. She is passionate about women's rights and empowering women overall, which is part of the reason she felt so at home with the community at BWS. She plans to motivate members to feel comfortable and confident as a business professionals and with themselves.
Stephanie Segovia is the Logistics Manager for Bauer Women Society. She is a junior, double majoring in Accounting and Supply Chain Management. She transferred from Houston Community College where she completed her basics and decided to continue her college education at the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Although this is her third semester at UH, she managed to become Secretary after joining BWS in Fall 2018.
Apart from her BWS duties, she spends her free time visiting different cafes and boba places to experience the different flavors each place has to offer. If you need any recommendations on where to eat, she is the person to go to. She loves skating with her friends although she might not be very good at it. Lastly, she indulges in different genres of music, which range from K-pop to hip-hop to EDM.
Stephanie’s goal for BWS is create a motivating and fun atmosphere that encourages everyone to explore new business opportunities. She wants people to feel comfortable and motivated like her when she first joined BWS.
Senior Corporate Relations Director
Sarah Taylor is the Senior Corporate Relations Director for Bauer Women Society. She is a senior at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, majoring in Supply Chain Management. She has been a member of BWS since Fall 2018.
In her free time, Sarah likes to cook, paint, and listen to music. She is also a fan of reading; her favorite genres being historical fiction and fantasy. Sarah also has a very spoiled rescue dog who demands constant attention.
Sarah grew up in a military family. She is from Virginia, but has also lived in California, Hawaii, and Okinawa, Japan. She graduated from high school in Honolulu and earned an Associate of Arts degree from Lonestar College-Montgomery before transferring to UH. Bauer Women Society made her transition much easier and a more enjoyable experience than it would have been if she did it alone. She wants to return the favor and help others going through this situation. People can reach out to her if they have questions or just need someone to talk to.
Junior Corporate Relations
Sarah Thomas is the Junior Corporate Relations Director for the Bauer Women Society. She has been an active member since Spring 2019 and is currently a senior at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, double majoring in Finance and Accounting. Although this is her first leadership role in BWS, she has experience from different positions she has held in the past, and currently holds as well. Through BWS, she hopes to continue to grow and learn from those around her.
Outside of her time at UH and her internship at Geospace Technologies, Sarah loves to spend time with family and friends, bake and cook all kinds of food, and binge-watch all her favorite TV shows. She also likes to draw when she can. In her time at the University of Houston, she has learned to move out of her comfort zone, and meet new people, which is part of the reason she enjoys BWS so much.
Her goal for BWS is to continue empowering women to strive for the best that they can be and to open up opportunities for members to interact with the corporate world. She hopes to help BWS remain a place where everyone feels welcome and safe, and where they are able to build long-lasting relationships. Bauer Women Society helped her develop professionally, and she looks forward to giving others that same advantage.
Member Relations Director
De'Auvionne Johnson is the Member Relations Director for Bauer Women Society and has been a member since Fall 2019. She is a sophomore, majoring in Marketing, with an interest in Entrepreneurship and Professional Selling.
When she is not in school, she loves to indulge in a good book. Netflix is life while at school, so she loves watching it when she gets a chance to binge. She is a foodie who loves to try different places across Houston with friends. She has an eclectic taste in music, but you will often hear her vibing to Houston Rap. She also has a YouTube channel where she uploads content related to her interests. She works at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences as a desk assistant in the Dean's office.
De'Auvionne hopes to have fun and engaging events for the members of BWS and uplift other young women through her personality. She would like future members to receive the same support and benefits that she has while being a part of BWS. Her goal is to make others feel a part of something greater while studying at the University of Houston.
Miriam Mogus is the Media Director for Bauer Women Society. She is a senior in the C.T. Bauer College of Business, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Management. She transferred from San Jacinto Community College in Fall 2018 and has been an active member since Fall 2019. After she graduates, she plans on working in a creative marketing company with a focus on branding.
When she is not in school, Miriam enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and watching movies and YouTube. She has a taste for all different types of music, but her favorite genre of music is Soul and Indie. A fun fact about her is that she plays the drums and the guitar. She is also an animal lover and has two dogs named Marley and Buddy. She currently works at a creative co-working space where she gets to network and connects with people every day.
Miriam plans to have fun, connect with all the BWS members, and encourage strong, independent, and young women to grow professionally and personally. She is a supporter of women's empowerment and wants to create a safe space where everyone feels welcome and acknowledged.
Community Service Director
Jennifer Contreras is the Community Service Director of Bauer Women Society. She transferred to the University of Houston Fall 2018 and has been a member of BWS since Spring 2019. She is a senior at the C.T. Bauer College of Business currently working on her Bachelor’s degree
in Accounting and Finance.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, baking, watching Netflix, and playing with her fluffy bunny, Ruby. Giving back to the community is a huge passion of hers and hopes to one day start her own non-profit organization. She loves that BWS is so diverse, and is so encouraging of members, and wants all members to feel welcomed.
Being a part of BWS has helped her step out of her comfort zone and plans to help members do the same. As community service director, she plans to encourage as many members to make time to give back to the community and help empower
others outside of school.
Aline Lovag Torrano
Aline Lovag Torrano is the Secretary for Bauer Women Society and has been a member since Fall 2018. She is a sophomore, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Supply Chain Management, and hopes to eventually earn her CMA.
Outside of school, she is an avid traveler. She speaks three languages and has friends and family all over the world. She has visited many countries in Europe and Central America; some of her favorites include Greece, Portugal, and Costa Rica. She is currently completing an internship to learn more about her future career in Accounting. In her spare time, she enjoys various forms of exercise, primarily weight training and taking her puppy, Ellie, for runs in the park. Her favorite things to do include spending time with her loved ones, watching drama/horror movies, and trying new things to eat. She has a wide range of music taste, but she prefers alternative and Reggaeton.
Aline hopes to create meaningful connections with our members this Spring and wants everyone to take home valuable knowledge and great memories. BWS has been an amazing addition to her college career so far, and she wants members to reap the same benefits.
Ginnessa Johnson is the President of Bauer Women Society. She began her college experience at the University of Houston in Spring 2017 as a transfer student and is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Finance and Human Resource Management.
Upon transferring to UH, Ginnessa explored different ways to give back to the community and make connections. She immediately found a home with BWS. As a member, she was thoroughly involved in BWS events and was later recognized for various awards, including the Most Active Member Certificate and the BWS Academic Award. Prior to serving as President, she served as the Media Director in Spring 2018 and also as BWS’s Finance Director for the 2018-2019 academic year. She hopes to continue the society’s efforts for diversity and inclusion, connect students with women in the work field, and provide for the members of Bauer Women Society.
In addition to her involvement with BWS, Ginnessa completed the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program and has also started her first semester in the SURE™ Program, Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship. She currently enjoys cooking and exploring the Greater Houston area.
Kate Banwell is the Vice President for Bauer Women Society and has been a member since January of 2018. Prior to this position, she served as the Logistics Manager for BWS and loved the flexibility that the role allowed. She is currently a junior double majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management and is also a part of The Honors College.
Kate just finished up a summer internship at Wunderman Thompson and is looking forward to taking on the Houston Regional Assistant role at Girlstart. Similar to BWS, Girlstart also works to empower women but works to inspire girls from a young age through experiments in STEM. She credits BWS for creating opportunities to excel and begin her career.
Starting her first year at UH as a freshman straight out of high school at a university 4.5 hours away, Kate was needing a home away from home. This home was very quickly found within BWS. The welcoming faces in the first few events she attended made her realize that this organization was a place made for improvement and personal growth. She knew after her first semester that she wanted to dedicate herself to BWS in order to make the same impact in other members lives.
She is very excited for this upcoming year and the opportunity to make an impact to this wonderful organization.
Marium Murphy is the Finance Director for Bauer Women Society. She is a junior, Finance major in the C.T. Bauer College of Business. She aspires to be a certified financial planner someday. She has been active in BWS since Fall 2018.
In her free time, Marium likes to watch Netflix. Her favorite shows are The Office and That 70's Show. She also enjoys baking and cooking in her spare time. Her favorite food is pho and Bahn Mi.
Marium likes volunteering and helping people out. She hopes that BWS members gain valuable experience in the volunteering events that BWS has.