Meet the Team of Spring 2022
Avani Shah is the President of Bauer Women’s Society. She is a senior majoring in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. She has been an active member of BWS since Spring 2020.
Avani came across BWS through Rush Week and impulsively decided to go to orientation. She saw the sense of community and camaraderie between the officers and was able to see herself being a member. As a member, she attended as many events as possible and made the most of her membership. Towards the end of the Spring 2020 semester, she decided to be even more involved in the organization by becoming an officer. She served as the Logistics Manager for the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 school yea. Avani embraces the opportunity to lead an organization that works tirelessly for women's empowerment. She previously worked for the Bauer College in the Digital Learning Office as a team lead assisting faculty with distance learning and was working for HCSS as an Organizational Development Intern.
In her free time, Avani enjoys watching crime-related tv shows and anything Marvel! She also enjoys traveling and spending time at the beach with friends and family. She is very excited to take on the challenges of this upcoming year and make sure every member still feels the same sense of community she did when she first joined. Feel free to message her for any help!
Kimberly Vazquez is the Vice President for Bauer Women’s Society. She is a Senior double majoring in Marketing and Management at C.T Bauer College of Business. Upon graduation, Kimberly plans to pursue law school and open up various businesses all around the world!
In her free time, Kimberly enjoys traveling, shopping, spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and unleashing her creativity with makeup. Some of her favorite artists include Lady Gaga, Lana del Rey, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin! She is very passionate about her Mexican heritage and takes a lot of pride in being Latina! Most of her year is spent visiting friends and family over in her home city, Monterrey, Nuevo León.
Kimberly would describe herself as unique, kind, loving, outgoing, adventurous, determined, and fun! This semester, she hopes to promote a welcoming and loving environment for all members, a place where everyone can flourish both personally and professionally. BWS has allowed her to create life-long friendships and wonderful memories that she will cherish forever. She strives to make an impact on this amazing organization that has given her so much. Kimberly is excited to meet all new members and show everyone everything BWS has to offer!
Taylor Courtney is the Finance Director for Bauer Women Society and has been an active member since Fall 2020. She is a Senior, majoring in Accounting. She is in the 5 year PPA program to get her Master of Science in Accountancy and hopes to eventually earn her CPA license.
She was born and raised in Houston and loves what the city has to offer. Outside of school, she likes to travel and experience all the different cultures in the world. Her dream is to go visit her family in New Zealand and Australia one day. She enjoys any chance she gets to volunteer at the Houston Humane Society. She likes to spend as much time as possible with her mom and friends.
Since joining BWS, Taylor has found a community of women for support and friendship. She hopes to continue a community where everyone feels welcome and a place to make lifelong connections.
Luz Miranda is the Finance Manager at Bauer Women Society. She has been a member since Fall 2021 and is currently a Senior majoring in Accounting at C.T. Bauer College of Business.
In her free time, she likes to travel, hang out with friends, and go shopping. Her favorite place she’s visited is New York City and Key West. Luz also loves to spend time with her new golden retriever puppy Lola and teach her tricks.
Her goal for BWS this semester is to fundraise as much as possible for the organization while building relationships with members. She can’t wait to meet all the new members and create a fun environment at fundraising events!
Member Relations Director
Sarika Adi is the Member Relations Director for Bauer Women Society and has been an active member since Fall 2021. She is completing her third year at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, majoring in Supply Chain Management.
During her free time, Sarika enjoys spending time outdoors and enjoys activities like camping, hiking, fishing regularly. Her goal is to do a cross-country camping road trip one day!
Joining BWS helped Sarika gain a lot of confidence personally as well as professionally, and would like to extend this experience and help new members find their potential!
Community Service Director
Emily Orozco is the Community Service Director of Bauer Women Society. She is a senior majoring in Public Health with a minor in Finance. Joining BWS in Spring 2021 allowed her to create many more friendships and open up to the endless opportunities within the business world!
In her free time, Emily loves to spend it surrounded by family and friends. Her alone time is spread out watching true crime documentaries/supernatural shows, swimming, reading books, playing animal crossing, and running.
Emily's goal for this semester is to extend to members the same meaningful connections and ability to become empowered just as BWS has allowed her to.
Kiara Campos is the Operations Director of Bauer Women’s Society. She is a current junior majoring in Management and has been a member of the Honors College since Spring 2022. She has been
an active member of BWS since Fall 2021.
Kiara’s first semester at the University of Houston was the Fall of 2021 where she was taking all asynchronous, online classes. She figured she would at least try to get involved in at least one Bauer organization during her time at UH. She came across BWS on the Bauer website of student organizations, and it was clear that BWS was the organization she wanted to participate. It was right after the first social at Barkley's that she knew she wanted to be more than just a member. Being surrounded by incredibly kind and like-minded women was something Kiara wanted to be a part of!
When not at school or attending/coordinating BWS events, Kiara works as a legal assistant at a Mass Torts law firm and is concurrently finishing her second AAS in Paralegal Technology at Houston Community College.
Kiara is also a first-generation Latinx woman who will be the first person in her family to graduate from college. Being an officer means she is able to empower other members who are in a similar position and offer her experience and advice. Her goal in the organization is to bring in more students and get them involved in BWS and hopefully become officers themselves one day!
Meher Khan is the Logistics Manager of Bauer Women Society. Meher is currently a junior studying Management Information Systems at Bauer and is minoring in Sales.
She joined Fall 2020 to meet new people and to join a community of strong and like-minded women!
In her free time, Meher likes to create art, write poetry and go to the gym. Meher is also a member of the MISSO organization at UH. She also loves to volunteer and find new and fun ways to help her community!
Meher’s goal for BWS is to form meaningful connections with our members and get to know them and their interests while ensuring that everyone has a fun time at all of our events!
Sr. Corporate Relations Director
Hina Chundrigar is the Senior Corporate Relations Director for Bauer Women Society and has been a member since Fall 2020. This is her third year at the C.T. Bauer College of Business and is majoring in Human Resource Management.
In her free time, Hina enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, reading books, and watching shows/movies. In addition to being a full-time student, Hina works part-time as the Human Resources Intern at Tenaris. She loves being a part of BWS since it provides a welcoming and supportive environment where members are given the chance to build lasting connections.
In her time at the University of Houston, Hina has learned to move out of her comfort zone and grow as a person. She is excited to continue to empower young women and facilitate amazing opportunities for members to interact with the corporate world. Hina wants to help members grow as young professionals and optimize their resources within BWS for successful futures!
Jr. Corporate Relations Director
Valerie Reyes is the Junior Corporate Relations Director for Bauer Women Society. She has been an active member since Fall 2020. Valerie is a senior at the C.T. Bauer College of Business double majoring in Supply Chain Management and Marketing, and a second-semester Program for Excellence in Selling student.
In three words Valerie would describe herself as a friendly, encouraging, and reliable friend. She hopes to be that friend for every new and present member! In her free time, Valerie enjoys taking shopping trips with her friends, trying out new foods, traveling, and going on new adventures! She has an identical twin sister, and they were born in Heidelberg, Germany, and grew up in Orlando, Florida. Valerie moved to Houston in 2009 and now considers Texas to be her forever home.
Valerie is grateful to have found BWS and been a part of such an amazing organization. Her goals for BWS are to create a welcoming, encouraging, and inclusive environment for new and previous members where we can build lifelong connections! Additionally, she would like to support and help members in any way possible and offer members amazing opportunities to interact with individuals in the corporate world!
Ariana Lee is the Media Director of Bauer Women Society. She was born in New York but grew up in Houston. She’s a junior in the Honor’s College majoring in Management Information Systems.
Ariana joined BWS in the Spring of 2021 after feeling supported and welcomed by the women she met during Bauer Involvement Week. She states that BWS has really helped her feel plugged in and motivated after her classes moved online due to the pandemic. When she is not studying, she likes to spend time with her puppy, work out, travel, and cook. She got her yoga teacher training certificate last summer as well.
As the Media Director, she wants to accurately reflect the org’s mission in exciting, fun new ways. She hopes to increase member engagement and get more women to join BWS. She wants to empower as many women as possible by creating a supportive, loving environment.
Emili Arnautovic is the Secretary for the Bauer Women Society and has been a member since Fall 2020. She is a senior majoring in Management and minoring in Anthropology. Before attending UH, she explored Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Originally from ex-Jugoslavia, Emili can speak Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. Her family came to the United States as refugees in an effort to escape the war. On a happier note, Emili is an artist and enjoys drawing in her free time. She utilizes her talent by having designed most of the BWS t-shirts as well as all of the BWS stickers. Additionally, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, and traveling. After graduating, she would like to spend one half of the year living in Croatia and the other half in Greece to be close to family.
One of her goals for this semester is to provide a welcoming and empowering environment for all members. She wishes to unify and empower young women not only in the business world but everywhere else and to reassure them that they have all the potential they need to succeed.