Katie Stephens


Hi! My name is Katie, and I am the President of this wonderful organization! I'm a senior BHP and supply chain management major. I am also involved in Texas Sweethearts and the BSM. I love running, hiking, paddle boarding, eating, watching movies, and hanging out my BHPeeps. I have been involved with HBA since my freshman year, and last year I was on Academic committee. 

Ben Carver

Executive VP

Welcome to the Honors Business Association! My name’s Ben, and I’m a senior from Dallas, TX dual-majoring in BHP and MIS. I spent my first two years serving on HBA’s Social Committee before eventually transitioning to the committee’s VP role.  I also serve BHP as a Peer Mentor, helping incoming BHP freshmen transition into life at McCombs and UT, and I enjoy breaking ankles (usually my own) playing IM basketball.

Jiaying Han

Corporate Relations VP

Hey! My name is Jiaying Han, and I am in my third year in the Business Honors Program and first year in the Integrated Masters in Professional Accounting Program. I have been actively involved with HBA ever since I came to UT, having been on the Alumni committee as a sophomore. As Corporate Relations VP,  I look forward to connecting the BHP community to a wide variety of corporations, nonprofits, and startups. Outside of HBA, I serve as the Director of Corporate Development for Capital Community and a Founding Partner for Project RISE. 

Ryan Pauley

Ryan Pauley

Financial VP

Hey y'all, my name is Ryan Pauley, I'm a sophomore majoring in Business Honors and Finance. As the Financial VP I am in charge of the food at the meetings, planning logistics for the Company Field Trip in January, and external fundraisers for the organization. I got involved with HBA as a freshman on the Financial committee where I learned the basics of how to take on the role I currently have. On campus I am involved with Austin Collegiate DECA and Capital Community and more IM sports than should be allowed. I always enjoy answering questions from students so please feel free to contact me anytime!


Sai Yeluru

External Relations vp

Hey friends! I’m Sai, a BHP and MIS junior. Volunteering is one of my biggest passions, and aside from volunteering around Austin with HBA, I also teach elementary school kids how to code. Apart from volunteering, I absolutely love discovering new apps and technologies, and I write about them from time to time. In addition, I love basketball (Go Spurs Go) and reading articles on Quora. Hope everyone has a great school year!


Michelle Lu

Academics VP

Hey everyone! My name is Michelle Lu, and I'm a junior from Sugar Land, Texas. Outside of BHP, I'm studying Marketing and Psychology. I like to Netflix, play piano, and volunteer for Austin Pets Alive! I've always loved the DWAPs the most, so last year I served on the Academic Committee and this year, I am the Academics VP. My role involves budgeting and planning events so that BHP students can further interaction with BHP professors (and hopefully, magically, make them appear less intimidating). I really enjoy what I do, and am always looking for new ideas! 


Sarah Stubbs

Social VP

Hi! My name is Sarah. I am a junior BHP and MPA major. Outside of school, I am involved in my sorority, Chi Omega, and am on the University Panhellenic Council executive board. I love to exercise, explore, eat good food, and craft. I have made the best BHP community in HBA and am so thankful for the experiences it has brought me. As Social VP, my committee and I plan monthly social events for BHP students, organize the HBA Lunch Buddies system, lead Intramural sports each semester, as well as plan the fall All-Honors Formal, spring BHP Formal. I look forward to hanging out with everyone this year and planning unique Austin events to enrich the BHP community!



Michelle Zhang

Communications VP

Hey there. I'm Michelle (the shorter one), a BHP & Plan II junior from Austin. My involvements on campus include Texas Spirits, The Daily Texan, and I'm also a BHP Peer Mentor, which means my job is to be nice to freshmen — so come say hi! As Communications VP, I am in charge of documenting and marketing HBA events, maintaining our online presence, and running the website & blog. If you're reading this, I hope that means you're interested in joining one of my favorite orgs on campus. I mean, I'm the very last blurb, so you have to be interested, right?