Executive Board Officers 2019 - 2020


Andrew Elberson


Bad Kreuznach, Germany

Senior / International Business & German

Andrew was born and raised in Germany and came to the US to attend university. He recently transferred from East Central Community College. Andrew chose Mississippi State because of the International Business program and the beautiful campus. Outside of ISAB, he also holds the the Event Chair position for the Transfer Student Association. In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing sports.

Anirudh Aditya

Vice President

Vicksburg, MS, USA

Sophomore / Biochemistry & Pre-MBA

Anirudh was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and went to school there until the 8th grade. He then moved to Bangalore, India and attended high school there. In 2016, Anirudh came to Mississippi State during the spring semester, but then over the summer, he got a research job in a hospital located in Bangalore. He worked there for two years with the surgical team. In 2018, he returned to Starkville. Anirudh is on the DOTA 2 team and part of the eSports team. He enjoys film-making and theater. 

Stephanie Nigrinis


Miami, FL, USA

Senior / International Business & French

Stephanie was born in Miami and attended middle school and high school in Barranquilla, Colombia. She majors in International Business with an emphasis in Marketing and French. Before this role, Stephanie served as the chair of the Research and Outreach Committee and in previous years as the chair of the Programming Committee. She is a huge fan of Mississippi State Athletics and goes to many games on campus including American football, basketball, and baseball.  

Yashaswin Sridhar

Communication Chair

Mumbai, India

Senior / Psychology

Yashaswin's hobbies include running, origami, and drawing. A fun fact about Yashaswin is that he loves most things that have mint in them. His goals as the president of ISAB include creating more opportunities for both international and U.S. students to interact and learn about each other and increasing the awareness of ISAB as a student organization for not only international students but also U.S. students. 


Sophia Alvarez


Belmont, MS, USA

Junior / Political Science & Minor in Mathematics

After receiving her bachelor degrees, Sofia plans on attending law school. She chose Mississippi State because of all the opportunities and organizations available. Besides ISAB, she is also involved in the Pre-Law Society, Latino Student Association, and the Dean's Student Advisory Council. During her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing tennis.

Truli Strickland

Programming Committee Chair / Interim Secretary

Corinth, MS, USA

Senior/ Psychology

Truli was born in the Guangdong province of China and adopted at 13 months old. She is majoring in psychology and plans to attend graduate school for clinical mental health counseling. Her plans for ISAB are to foster more connections between ISAB and other organizations on campus through social events. She enjoys being a cool aunt to her nieces and nephew and naps frequently.


Mariat Thankachan

Research and Outreach Committee Chair

Kerala, India

Sophomore / Biological Sciences - Physical Therapy Concentration 

Mariat moved to the U.S. when she was eight years old. She has a passion for painting, creative writing, and learning new languages. Aside from being a member of ISAB, Mariat is also an undergraduate research assistant on campus. If she's not in class trying to stay awake, she can be found napping in a green hammock under a tree somewhere or laying on the Drill Field grass with friends, always on the lookout for cute puppies to play with on sunny afternoons. This year, she hopes to introduce more volunteering/ outreach opportunities for ISAB, meet new people, and get at least an inch more harmonious when trying to play the harmonica.   


Thank you Executive Board Officers 2018 - 2019!