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2022-2023 State Officers

President: Sahil Maher

Sahil Maher

Greetings! It is my humble honor to be serving a second term as your New Jersey TSA State President. I am a senior at Freehold Township High School and this counts my seventh and final year in TSA. Over the years, I have attended six state and five national conferences, some of which were held via virtual platforms, and placed in events including Debating Technology Issues, Leadership Strategies, STEM Animation, Community Service Video, and TEAMS. And if there’s anything to take away from the past couple virtual years, it’s that our delegation is resilient and constantly innovating, to which I applaud each and every member, officer, and advisor for. This year’s itinerary holds priceless value to the continued success of our association through the number of initiatives and opportunities established by the state. Outside of TSA I am a swim instructor, lifeguard, swimmer, volunteer supervisor with the American Red Cross, and clinical shadow. The goal for this year is to put our best foot forward! After everything TSA has taught me, I thank you all for the esteemed opportunity to serve once more as our delegation’s leader. Can’t wait to meet everyone at the Leadership and State Conferences and make this year exceptional!

 Vice-President: Michael Tepperman

Michael Tepperman

Hi New Jersey TSA! My name is Michael Tepperman, and I’m beyond excited to serve as your State Vice President for this upcoming year. I’m currently a senior at Biotechnology High School in Freehold, NJ, and this is my fourth year in the organization. Serving as your State Sergeant-at-Arms last year was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and I’m looking forward to doing even more this year to bring NJ TSA to its greatest potential. In the past, I’ve competed in the Geospatial Technology, Webmaster, and Architectural Design competitions, with Geospatial being my personal favorite. Outside of TSA, I’m active in my school’s Academic Team and Student Government, and I love reading in my free time. I wish everyone the best of luck this year in the competitive events, and I can’t wait to see you all at the State Conference!

 Secretary: Jack Wietzke

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Hello! My name is Jack Wietzke and I am incredibly grateful to be serving as Secretary this 2022-2023 school year. I am currently a senior at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology as well as in my third year of TSA. I have competed in Video Game Design, Music Production, and Tech Bowl. Outside of all things TSA I am passionate about building and recreating cool props from shows or games I enjoy playing. I also enjoy reading, going for runs, and swimming. In the future my goal is to become a teacher of engineering and provide a fun yet educational classroom where students feel safe to learn. As my first year on the TSA State Board I am over the moon that I can make a difference in the community I care so much about. I want to make this year one of the best TSA has ever seen. I am so excited to be working so closely with so many great people to bring you an amazing experience. I can’t wait to see everyone soon!

Treasurer: Sutej Upadhyaya

Sutej Upadhyaya

Hello New Jersey TSA! My name is Sutej Upadhyaya and I am the 2022-2023 State Treasurer. I am a senior at Colts Neck High School, and this is my sixth year at TSA. Some of my interests are biking and designing video games. Over the past couple of years, I  have done events such as Dragster, Mechanical Engineering, Video Game Design, and Board Game Design. Outside of TSA, I do clubs such as Vex Robotics, Deca, Science League, and Jsa. I also volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, and the American Red Cross. Over the years I have learned many skills, and have become more responsible throughout TSA. I am thrilled about returning for the new year and hope we can all have a great time together!

Sergeant-At-Arms: Cassidy Brennan

Cassidy Brennan Headshot

Hello NJ TSA! My name is Cassidy Brennan and I’m delighted to serve as your 2022-2023 state Sergeant-At-Arms. I’m in my junior year at Biotechnology High School and have been a proud member of TSA since sixth grade. I’ve attended several state and two national conferences and have placed in events such as TEAMS, Video Game Design, and Technical Design. Being able to serve the state delegation is such an honor to me because TSA has truly become such a special part of my life over the years. Along with TSA, I participate in many school clubs, took part in last year’s Governor’s STEM Scholars program, and lead my church’s youth group, in which we perform many acts of service. I love to spend my time with friends, reading, watching movies, or walking my dogs. My goal this year is to equip every chapter with the knowledge and resources necessary to thrive. I am unbelievably excited to see everyone in person again and have a year full of positive change. It’s going to be a blast!

Reporter: Khushi Patel

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Salutations! My name is Khushi Patel and I am so honored to be your State Reporter for this 2022-23 school year. I am a senior at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology and this is my fourth year in TSA. I have competed in Prepared Presentation, Fashion Design, and On Demand Video. Outside of the TSA, I am an active member in Key Club and the Class Council. I have worked as a lifeguard in the past and am currently training to be an EMT in the winter. Photography, videography, and storytelling is my passion and I absolutely love drawing from elements of psychology to tell a story. In the future, I hope to have a hand in research and technical innovation within the medical field to heal and bring communities closer. This is my second year on the state board, and I am brimming with new and exciting initiatives to enrich your TSA experience. It is my personal goal to provide informative and influential content throughout the year, that should expose you to the opportunities both within and outside of your competition. You can expect to see more content across all platforms. You can also expect the process of getting involved to become more efficient, as all information will be at your fingertips. It is my goal to make TSA to be a fun experience that inspires growth and direction for you and your career. I am so excited to foster a stronger connection within our TSA community and to see you all in the Spring!

Historian: Anushka Gupta

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Hello NJ TSA, my name is Anushka Gupta, and I am a senior at High Technology High School. This will be my sixth and final year in TSA! I’ve competed in various events, such as Music Production and Digital Video Production, placing in Engineering Design at states. Outside of TSA, I run an NHS chapter because I am passionate about volunteering. I firmly believe in bringing STEM and technology-based education to youth through the STEM Without Boundaries chapter I run as well! My hobbies consist of makeup art, video editing, and kickboxing. It’s an honor to serve as your State Historian, and I’m excited for this year to come!

Parliamentarian: AJ Boyle

AJ Boyle

Hey New Jersey TSA! My name is AJ Boyle, and it’s my honor to serve as your state Parliamentarian for the 2022-2023 school year. Right now, I’m in my junior year at New Providence High School, and this is my fifth year in TSA. Having attended three national conferences, I’ve been inducted into the TSA Honor Society and enjoyed competing in events such as TEAMS, Coding, and Software Development. Outside of TSA, I run cross country and track but also try to pursue my interests in computer science and service. Right now, I’m taking part in the Governor’s STEM Scholars program, serving as Assistant Director of Technology of the non-profit Tree-Plenish, conducting research with the Network Contagion Research Institute, and volunteering as Co-Lead of Tutoring of the non-profit Schoolhouse World. I am so excited to be in person again and can’t wait to see everyone at states!