In order to plan an event of this magnitude, The Big Event at Virginia Tech needs nearly 200 dedicated individuals working year round. From the Exec to the Committee to Staff members, all positions are extremely important to the overall success of The Big Event.

 

Your 2021 Exec Team

Trilby

Name: Trilby Brown
Position: Co-Director
Grade: Senior

Email: director@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of the Co-Directors of The Big Event for 2021, Trilby Brown. Trilby is currently a senior graduating with dual degrees in Marketing Management & Hospitality Tourism Management, and she is from Winchester, VA. An interesting fact about Trilby is that she is the youngest of three girls and has a niece and nephew. She will get two more within a week of graduating, and will round out the sisters as VT grads 👩‍🎓!
Julia

Name: Julia
Position: Co-Director
Grade: Senior

Email: director@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of the Co-Directors of The Big Event for 2021, Julia. Julia is currently a senior majoring in electrical engineering, and she is from Mechanicsville, VA. An interesting fact about Julia is that she took piano lessons for 11 years and wanted to be on American Idol when she was little 🎹!
Jaylin

Name: Jaylin Kimble
Position: Communications Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: communications@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Communications Executives, Jaylin Kimble. Jaylin is currently a senior majoring in Public Relations and Creative Writing and she if from Haymarket, VA. An interesting fact about Jaylin is that she loves to lift and workout.
Nicky

Name: Nicky Hatch
Position: Communications Executive
Grade: Junior

Email: communications@vtbigevent.org
Meet one of our Communications Executives, Nicky Hatch. Nickyis currently a junior majoring in Economics and Political Science and he is from Vienna, VA. An interesting fact about Nicky is that he won $200 in a bracket challenge for the Bachelor two years ago.
Rissa

Name: Rissa McGill
Position: Fundraising Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: fundraising@vtbigevent.org
Meet one of our Fundraising Executives, Rissa McGill. Rissa is currently a senior majoring in National Security and Foreign Affairs and she is from Leesburg, VA. An interesting fact about Rissa is that she has traveled to 17 countries.
Alex

Name: Alex Scharr
Position: Fundraising Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: fundraising@vtbigevent.org
Meet one of our Fundraising Executives, Alex Scharr. Alex is currently a Senior majoring in business information technology with a concentration in operations and supply chain management and he is from Richmond, VA. An interesting fact about Alex is that he is an only child!
Ethan

Name: Ethan Alexander
Position: Programming Executive
Grade: Junior

Email: programming@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Programming Executives, Ethan Alexander. Ethan is currently a junior majoring in Civil Engineering and he is from Chesapeake, VA. An interesting fact about Ethan is that he has a new puppy named Ellie 🐶!
Emily

Name: Emily Smith
Position: Programming Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: programming@vtbigevent.org
Meet one of our Programming Executives, Kate Carnivale. Kate is currently a senior majoring in clinical neuroscience with hopes of going to dental school. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An interesting fact about Kate is that she was once in a TV commercial and was also charged by a bison in Yellowstone National Park.
Robby

Name: Robby Stanziano
Position: Programming Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: programming@vtbigevent.org
Meet one of our Programming Executives, Robert Stanziano. Robert is currently a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering and he is from Warrenton, Virginia. An interesting fact about Robby is that when he was a baby, his mom called him "my little chunkalope" (AKA a chunky antelope).
RyanS

Name: Ryan Shayer
Position: Projects Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: projects@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Projects Executives, Ryan Shayer. Alexis is currently a senior who is majoring in in Geography and from Schwenksville, PA. An interesting fact about Ryan is that he has collected postcards from all seven continents
Rayna

Name: Rayna Odegaard
Position: Projects Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: projects@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Projects Executives, Rayna Odegaard. Rayna is currently a senior majoring in Criminology and Sociology and she is from Leesburg, VA. An interesting fact about Rayna is that she is conversational in American Sign Language and a member of the Corps of Cadets.
Carly

Name: Carly Rettie
Position: Student Outreach Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: studentoutreach@vtbigevent.org
Meet one of our STUDS (Student Outreach) Executives, Carly Rettie. Carly is currently a senior majoring in Human Development and minoring in Political Science and Diversity & Community Engagement . She is from Falls Church, VA. An interesting fact about Carly is that she once hula-hooped for 47 minutes without stopping!
Justin

Name: Justin Petrie
Position: Student Outreach Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: studentoutreach@vtbigevent.org
Meet one of our STUDS (Student Outreach) Executives, Justin Petrie. Justin is currently a senior majoring in agricultural sciences and he is from Stephens City, VA. An interesting fact about Justin is that he drives buses for Blacksburg Transit!
Cristian

Name: Cristian Vives
Position: Technology Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: technology@vtbigevent.org
Meet one of our Technology Executives, Cristian Vives. Cristian is currently a senior majoring in computer science and he is from Arlington, VA. An interesting fact about Cristian is that he grew up in Spain and moved to the US when he was 15.
Byrge

Name: Luke Byrge
Position: Technology Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: technology@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Technology Executives, Luke Byrge. Luke is currently a senior majoring in computer science and he is from Nashville Tennessee. A fun fact about Byrge is that he is Diamond in Valorant and plays for the VT team!
Ryan

Name: Ryan Adcock
Position: Internal Relations Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: internalrelations@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Internal Relations Executives, Ryan Adcock. Ryan is currently a senior majoring in Public Relations and he is from Nelson County, VA. An interesting fact about Ryan is that when he was 6 years old, he played rec basketball with someone who played for the Duke men's basketball team.
Sammy

Name: Sammy Chee
Position: Internal Relations Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: internalrelations@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Internal Relations Executive Executives, Sammy Chee. Sammy is currently a senior majoring in Biological Sciences and she is from Montclair, NJ. An interesting fact about Sammy is that she has a cat named Missy and she adopted her from the Montgomery Country Animal Shelter 🐱.
Rachel

Name: Rachel Wolniak
Position: Visual Communications Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: visual@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Visual Communications Executives, Rachel Wolniak. Rachel is currently a senior majoring in Industrial Design and she is from Baltimore, MD. An interesting fact about Rachel is that she went bobsledding down an Olympic bobsled track when she was younger.
Christina

Name: Christina High
Position: Visual Communications Executive
Grade: Senior

Email: visual@vtbigevent.org

Meet one of our Visual Communications Executives, Christina High. Christina is currently a senior majoring in marketing and she is from Haymarket, VA. An interesting fact about Christina is that she loves running and she has ran 3 half marathons.