2019-20 Washington TSA State Officers
These six students were elected by the Washington TSA membership at the 2019 State Conference to serve as the 2019-20 State Officer Team. They are responsible for representing the membership of WTSA, planning activities, and facilitating events. The seventh officer was added by the WTSA Board, to help with the additional events that WTSA is hosting this year.
Past State Officers
Dozens of officer teams have led our organization. In addition, some Washington TSA members have been elected to serve as national officers. We’re grateful for their contributions!
Become a Washington TSA State Officer
Are you an outgoing, social, organized high school student? Are you willing and interested in stepping outside of your comfort zone? Can you lead by example, manage large groups of teens easily, and handle a crazy schedule while keeping your grades up and meeting your deadlines? Do you think that the Technology Student Association is the place for you to shine? If so, you are a perfect candidate for a WTSA state officer.
Meet the Officers
Maria Arguelles, State President
Hey guys, my name is Maria Arguelles and I am a Senior at Cedarcrest High School. This is my fifth year as a TSA member. Currently, I am your State President and am really excited for this coming year.
Aside from TSA, I have been a part of my school’s ASB since elementary school, as well as National Honor Society (NHS), Link Crew, and Random Acts of Kindness Club (RAK). I have also served as a chapter officer at my school’s TSA chapter since freshman year, and am the President there as well.
Outside of school, I am a dancer and figure skater, and enjoy spending time with my friends as well as volunteering for nonprofits in my free time. I can’t wait to meet you guys during the course of the year, and look forward to seeing you at all of our TSA events!
jade smith, Vice President
I'm Jade Smith and I'm a senior at Goldendale High School. My hobbies include TSA, robotics, competitive swimming, running cross country, eating and reading. My favorite events in TSA are Architectural Design and VEX Robotics, although I am excited to try Fashion Design and Prepared Presentation this year as well.
In 8th grade, after doing robotics all year, the high school teacher asked if I wanted to go to a TSA Conference to compete in robotics. I had no idea what TSA was, but as I sat at my first opening ceremony, I knew it was a place I belonged, as well as a place where everyone could belong.
As part of the state officer team last year, we tried to provide the leadership and professional training that students needed, interact with them throughout the year, and put on the best state conference we could.
As a state officer this year, I want to make sure everyone, whether new to TSA or a veteran member, feels that they belong and that their input matters.
ethan stone, Secretary
Hello, my name is Ethan Stone and I’m so excited to be your 2019-2020 Washington TSA State Secretary! I’m a senior at Inglemoor High School in the IB program and an officer in my local TSA chapter. Inside of TSA, my favorite events are Animatronics and Video Game Design. These events allow me to push the boundaries of what I can do as a student interested in technology to create incredible finished products and build real career skills. Outside of TSA, I participate in First Robotics Competition, environmental stewardship, and rock climbing.
TSA has allowed me to take part in so many fantastic opportunities in my High School career. Ever since I joined TSA and competed at my first State Conference, I saw how meaningful this organization is, and can give countless examples of how TSA has positively impacted my high school career and beyond. Since Washington TSA has given me so much, I want to give back by working to improve communication between WTSA and all our members. I hope this will allow as many people as possible to make the most of the opportunities that have positively shaped my future forever.
andrew edwards, Treasurer
Hey hey! My name is Andrew Edwards- I'll be a Junior at Shorecrest High School during the 2019-2020 school year. I joined TSA at my K-8 school when I was in 6th grade. Who knew how life-changing it would be! My favorite event has always been Video Game Design, but I'm taking a break from that to try some new things this year. I'm very excited about the Cybersecurity event!
I enjoy computer science, reverse-engineering, security testing, Hawaiian shirts, and good friends. I can't imagine school without TSA: as Treasurer, I will focus on accurate and responsible financing, expanding our technological arsenal, and making sure we've all got big smiles and great projects.
Thank you for electing me, Washington- let's round up and take off!
rohinee mattikalli, Reporter
Hi everyone! My name is Rohinee Mattikalli and I am so excited to be serving as your 2019-2020 Washington TSA State Reporter. Currently, I am a sophomore at Eastlake High School. This is my fourth year in TSA, and I am looking forward for the amazing year to come.
I learned about TSA as a middle school student, and now am extremely grateful for the opportunities that the club has offered me. Participating in various events and attending my first State conference sparked my interest in TSA. Since then, TSA has been one of my great passions. I enjoy so many of TSA’s competitive events, with my favorite one being biotechnology design.
Outside of TSA, I love to swim for my high school swim team and play the piano. In addition, I enjoy serving my community as a member of National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Key Club by volunteering at places like my local elementary school.
I am very excited to meet you all this year at the State conference, and learn about your passions that can grow through TSA!
thea smith, Sergeant-At-Arms
Hi WTSA, I’m Thea Smith, your 2019-2020 state Sergeant-At-Arms for Goldendale. This is my fifth year in TSA. Over the years I have competed in Catapult Design, Off the Grid, VEX, and Career Prep. My hobbies include swimming, robotics, running, and hanging out with my sisters.
I joined TSA five years ago and have made countless friends and memories throughout the years. TSA has improved not only my professional and leadership skills, but also my public speaking and time management skills.
I was incredibly honored last year to be elected as the first middle school state officer in Washington TSA history. WTSA now has more middle school chapters than high school chapters!
As a state officer, I want to work to improve activities and experiences for middle school students. I want to also make sure that WTSA has quality teaching experiences for all kids so that everyone can develop skills they will use throughout their lives in school and careers. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you soon!