2019 - 2020 Student Leaders
Jaden Arbuckle | Chapter President
Monique Tessier | V.P. of Fundraising
Monique Tessier is a senior at Portland State University, double majoring in Human Resources and Management/Leadership; with a personal goal to complete her SHRM-CP by 2020. She is the Vice President of Fundraising for the Portland State SHRM HRMA chapter, which allows her to network with HR professionals and help raise money for the chapter. Out of school, she is very involved in the community, working with different non-profit events to bring awareness to humanitarian issues such as working with Human Solutions to find affordable housing to eliminate homelessness in the Portland area. Monique moved to Portland two years ago from Miami, FL and likes to soak in the seasons she didn't get back home. When she is not working or at school you can find her depending on the season, on top of a mountain snowboarding, hiking or just exploring the outdoors.
Brian Wielenga | Chapter Treasurer
Eddie Strom | Co-V.P. of Programs
"Hello! My name is Eddie Strom. I am a senior at Portland State University, double majoring in Human Resource Management and Management/Leadership. I love being a part of PSU HRMA because it allows me to meet, interact, learn from, and connect with working professionals from the HR field. As a part of the leadership team, I help provide opportunities to other students to learn about HR outside the classroom and make career impacting connections. PSU HRMA is a group that loves to network, loves to learn, and loves HR. If you have any questions, shoot me an email. I hope to see you at the next meeting."
Kaden Fleming | Co-V.P. of Programs
"Kaden Fleming is a senior at Portland State University, majoring in Human Resources, Accounting and Management/Leadership; with intern experience as a business analyst in information technology and sales. He is the Co-Vice President of programs for the Portland State SHRM HRMA chapter, which allows him to network and connect with HR professionals while also reaching out to professionals to share experiences with students in the chapter. Out of school, Kaden is working at his part-time job at Starbucks, and consistantly searching for opportunities and ideas that help bring his career goals into focus. When he isn’t working or at school you can find Kaden exploring the Portland area for the best food and coffee options with his friends, hiking, and even snowboarding on top of the mountain."
Skye Muller | V.P. of External Relations & Director of Merit
"After working in entry-level HR positions for five years I realized that to really be effective I would need a degree. Returning to school has been incredible; PSU HRMA is part of what has made it incredible. It is a great way to reinforce HR studies by providing talks with professionals from the community and endless networking opportunities. I am excited for the opportunity to do whatever I can to support the club"
Molly Haytas | V.P. of Internal Communications & Director of Information Systems
"After graduating from PSU in June of 2019 with a double major in HR and Management and Leadership, becoming a SHRM-CP, and jumping into my first HR role post-university, I gained an even greater appreciation for HRMA and the impact it has made on the trajectory of my career. I have fallen in love with HR data and analytics, and am very fortunate and excited to be continuing my education at PSU in the HR Analytics graduate certificate program while serving another year on the HRMA leadership team.
Shahbaz Babar | V.P. of Marketing and Visibility
"PSU is such a great institution to explore many learning opportunities. The HRMA is a wonderful group that has given me a direction and helped me build a strong network with people relevant to my field and also from a diverse background. I am very excited to be part of HRMA and learn a lot. I am a double major in Leadership & Management and Human Resource Management. HRMA is such a great platform for me to learn and explore the Human Resource field with an abundance of information".
Tyler Sommer | Director of Member Acquisition
Nour Obeidi | Chapter Secretary
Hello! My name is Nour Obeidi and I am a junior at Portland State University pursuing a double major in Human Resources Management & Management and Leadership. I work at the SALP office at PSU and strive to maintain high ethical standards in the workplace. PSU HRMA will not only open doors to many opportunities in the HR field but will also broaden my knowledge and skills. I am the Chapter Secretary of HRMA and I will be authorized to maintain records of all chapter activities and will always be willing to support my team in any way possible.
In 2018, I came back to PSU to add to my professional toolkit. I am a postbaccalaureate student pursuing a double major in HR and Management and Leadership and will graduate in Winter 2020. Being a member of PSU HRMA has provided a great opportunity to meet current and future HR professionals from a variety of backgrounds, as well as gain valuable insights from working professionals. I am proud to be a part of the leadership team.