Virginia Association of the Technology Student Association

2022-2023 TSA Executive Council

William Collins

State President

Hey Virginia TSA! My TSA journey began in the fourth grade when I entered the revolving doors of the Gaylord Texan Resort at the 2015 National TSA Conference. Two years later when I began middle school, I joined TSA right away, and I had no clue how far it would take me. But here I am, and I’m super excited to be serving my third year on the state executive council as your state President! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is William Collins, and I am a senior at Abingdon High School! My love for this organization grows exponentially greater as I continue to make new memories, meet new people, and grow as a leader. TSA has provided so many wonderful experiences through competitive events and leadership opportunities, and I am extremely happy to be able to give back to this organization. Throughout my time in TSA, I have competed in a multitude of events, and Chapter Team is my favorite. I have also run for office on the Chapter, Region, State, and National levels! 

Outside of TSA, I try to stay active within my school and community! I’m a 2x section leader in my marching and concert band, the student body Vice President, the National Honor Society President, and I am also a club officer for Chess Club and World Language Club! I am also a member of 4-H and a part of my school’s tennis team! Finally, I like to bake & decorate cakes and cupcakes, I love Chick-Fil-A, and I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog, Tucker!

Virginia TSA, I am absolutely honored to be your 2022-2023 State President, and cannot wait to show all of you what this team will accomplish this year. If you have any questions, or would just like to talk, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via Instagram @wc.collins, or email me at president@tsavirginia.org! Signing off for now!

William Collins,

Virginia TSA President

Cecilia Johnson

Vice President

Hello Virginia TSA! If you don’t know me, my name is Cecelia Johnson, I am currently serving as your Vice President, and am now a senior at Abingdon High School. This year will be bittersweet for me— and all my fellow seniors— but I’m so happy I get to help lead this organization in my final year of high school. Outside of TSA I enjoy running for my school’s track and cross country teams and playing music; my favorite instrument is the piano. My biggest goals this year are to continue outreach to schools around the state in order to grow our delegation and to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Thank you so much for electing me again, and I’m so excited for you to see everything we have planned for this year!

Steven Ramsey

Secretary

Hey Virginia TSA! My name is Steven Ramsey, and I’m honored to be able to serve as your Secretary for the upcoming year. This year, I’ll be a senior at Stuarts Draft High School, and I’m heading into my seventh year in this amazing club. I can’t think of any better way to spend my final year in this organization than by serving as a state officer!

Although I’ve competed in dozens of competitive events throughout my career in the organization, my favorite is easily Essays on Technology. My biggest goals for the upcoming year are to promote the organization, communication, membership, and general welfare of our association. If you have any ideas, would like more details, or want to discuss potential policy ideas, I’d love to hear from you – my contact information is below! When I’m not doing TSA, you can find me playing baseball, riding roller coasters, hanging out with my friends, listening to music, or spending time in the woods – I love hiking, fishing, camping…basically anything that has to do with the outdoors! 

I cannot wait to work for all of you to make the upcoming year the best one Virginia TSA has ever had! If you ever need to contact me, please don’t hesitate to send an email to secretary@tsavirginia.org or shoot me a DM on Instagram (@steven.ramsey.3). Here’s to another awesome year!

Kushal Gowda

Treasurer

Hey! I’m Kushal Gowda and I’m going into 10th grade at Maggie Walker. I’m a super social person and I love to talk to new people. A few things about me are that I’m a huge football fan, love the outdoors, and love music. I’ve been a hardcore Baltimore Ravens fan and you can catch me watching their games every Sunday! I’m a football coach and also love to get outside and play some myself. Alongside that, in the spring and summer, I’ll either be playing concerts with my band around Richmond or down by the river fishing or kayaking. I’m super excited for this coming year and wish everyone a great summer!

Sreemayi Gangireddy

Reporter

Hi! My name is Sreemayi Gangireddy, I’m a Sophomore at Maggie Walker GS, and I am your State Reporter for the 2022-2023 school year! I’ve been a part of TSA for almost 4 years now, joining in 6th grade. TSA has shaped me into who I am today, teaching me what it means to be smart and to be a leader. I especially love hands-on challenges! My favorite TSA competitions are CAD Engineering and Dragster, two challenges that have taught me a lot about precision and design. Outside of my TSA life, I play the Viola with my school orchestra (no, it’s not a bigger violin).  I like playing basketball with my friends, and I’m currently learning Chinese!

Tarini Besireddy

sergeant At Arms

Hello there! My name is Tarini Basireddy and I’m a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I’ve been a part of Virginia TSA for five year now and I’ve loved every moment of it! Last year, I served as the Northern Region treasurer. My favorite events are Off the Grid and Data Science and Analytics. Outside of TSA, I love microscopy, painting, and random science facts (did you know that the letter J does not appear on the periodic table? Not once). Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about TSA or suggestions for future Virginia TSA events.

Vidhi Shah

Historian

Hey Virginia TSA! My name is Vidhi Shah, I am a junior at Deep Run High School, and am serving as your State Historian. TSA not only has taught me so much about applications of technology, but also provided me with countless memories, and helped me grow exponentially as a leader. Outside of TSA, I enjoy running for my school’s track team, anchoring, and being a part of Model UN. I look forward to seeing what this year holds for us. TSA has always been there for me, and now I have a chance to give back to the organization by being a part of this amazing executive council!

Alison Chavez

Parlimentarian

Hello! I’m Alison Chavez, a current senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I have been a TSA member since my 7th-grade year of middle school and am excited to serve as VA TSA Parliamentarian for my final TSA year. My favorite part of TSA is meeting new people across the nation and last-minute finishing my events (hopefully) the day before competition. I am an aspiring engineer and enjoy learning about various STEM subjects, such as computer science and math. In my free time, I love tutoring kids at work, traveling with my friends and family, and listening to reggaetón.