Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Meet the Officers

Christina Hallam, President

Hi everyone! My name is Christina Hallam. I am a senior double majoring in Psychology and Economics. I am from Ellicott City, MD. This is my third year at the University of Maryland, after first attending American University for my freshman year. My hobbies are ski racing, dancing, and traveling. Some other things you might like to know about me are that I am a big Orioles fan and I also love dogs. Iím excited to meet all the new members this year and plan awesome events for all of you!

Aaron Brooks, Vice President

Hey everyone! My name is Aaron Brooks and I am a senior Business Management and Marketing double major. I have had the wonderful opportunity to transfer into the Robert H. Smith School of Business after transferring from Montgomery College. In my spare time I love to play basketball and baseball and I am also an avid video game lover so if any of you want to play please feel free to let me know! Tau Sigma is such wonderful organization for transfer students to get accumulated and make the sometimes difficult transition into a new school and I am so glad to have became a member. I am also very excited to have the chance to serve you all as your Vice President this year !

Najah Saahir, Secretary

Hi Iím Najah Saahir, a junior pursuing a dual-degree in Government and Politics: International Relations, and Chinese with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management and a certificate in East Asian Studies. I transferred to UMD in the Spring of 2019 after earning my A.A. in International Relations from Prince Georgeís Community College last fall. Some of my activities and involvement on campus include: participation in LCSLís Alternative Breaks and Weekend program as a participant and Site Leader, the MLEAD program as a participant and Conference Facilitator, a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization, involvement with TOCSL as an ELA, and T2T as a mentor, and various on-campus jobs. I am very passionate about the transfer, black, commuter, and non-traditional student communities and hopes to help foster a change for better inclusivity amongst these populations at UMD.

Isabella Wajsowicz Macrae, Director of Communications

Hello, my name is Isabella Wajsowicz Macrae and my role is the Director of Communication Outreach. My main goal as a communications officer is to advocate for more direct and punctual communication between the leadership team and students by sending out newsletters in advance and updating social media with nice photos to help students remain engaged. My past experience as a student leader include being a Senator on the SGA at Saint Maryís College of Maryland where I created constituent emails and helped plan socials for Intervarsity. The communication strategies used by my previous leadership organizations inspired me to become more creative and persuasive which is how I hope my posts will appear to students in this honors society. Additionally, this semester I am a student in the Undergraduate Technology Apprentice Program which focuses on different presentation styles and formatting, so I will endeavor to incorporate my findings from that class to enrich my communication approach. I am open to any new ideas students may have regarding communication objectives.

Danielle Spencer, Community Engagement Chair

Hey everybody! My name is Danielle Spencer and I am a senior Family Science Major, with a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship. I transferred from Prince Georgeís Community College where I received my Associates of Arts degree. My favorite sport is softball, I played as catcher for four years in high school. Tau Sigma has allowed me to experience a number of great resources on campus. I am excited to serve as the Community Engagement Director this year, and I hope to see yíall at all of the wonderful events we have planned! Donít be nervous, we all know how it feels to be a transfer student!