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2021-2022 Executive Board

About

Established in 2003, the Washington State University Student Entertainment Board provides dynamic and accessible arts and entertainment programs to the campus community. The board is run by 10 student leaders including an Executive Director, a Director of Marketing and eight event programmers.

The Student Entertainment Board is compassed of nine different committees: Arts, Concerts, Films, Gallery, Marketing, Speakers, Special Events, Spotlight, and Up All Night. Each committee brings a unique perspective and experience of event planning to students on campus. Due to the hard work of our student executive leaders, student committee members, and advisors, the SEB has continued to enhance the quality of life on the WSU campus. SEB serves as the premiere campus resource for entertainment, programming over 250 events a year including films, lectures, performances, concerts, poetry slams, open mics, art exhibits, residencies, Up All Nights, Homecoming events and festivals.

Planning and executing events, building a strong resume, developing new skills, networking with campus leaders, and creating new friendships can all be achieved through getting involved with the Student Entertainment Board.

SEB is funded and supported by the Service and Activity Fee (S&A Fee). To read more about the fee click on this link: https://www.studentfees.wsu.edu/

Our Mission: 

The Student Entertainment Board strives to bring insightful and entertaining events for WSU students to experience and enjoy.

What is your name?

Jacob Wakeman-Rasmussen

What is your SEB position?

Executive Director

What are you studying?

Finance

What are your hobbies/interests?

I love playing and watching sports, hiking, running and planning events!

Why did you apply to SEB?

I loved event directing in High School and found SEB to be the perfect fit! Putting on huge events for a wide range of audience and getting to see how much they enjoy the event brings me so much joy.

 

 

Jacob Wakeman-Rasmussen : Executive Director

What is your name?

Eva Garcia

What is your SEB position?

Director of Arts

What are you studying?

Digital Technology and Culture with a minor in Business Administration

What are your hobbies/interests?

I love thrifting whenever I get the chance. Crafting, making art, upcycling things and binge watching movies and shows while I do so!Who is your favorite musical artist or genre?

Why did you apply to SEB?

I had a great time planning online events last year as Director of Arts and wanted to apply again to be able to plan in person art events! It’s so fun seeing people’s reactions to event announcements.

 

Eva Garcia : Director of Arts

What is your name?

Sierra Horon

What is your SEB position?

Director of Concerts

What are you studying?

Pre-Veterinary/Animal Science

What are your hobbies/interests?

One of my favorite hobbies is collecting vinyl records and CD’s. I also love going thrift shopping!

Why did you apply to SEB?

SEB plans some of the biggest and best events of the year at WSU. I knew before even coming to Washington State that it was something I wanted to get involved in. Concerts are one of my favorite things in the world, and I can’t wait to share my passion for music with my fellow cougs.

 

Sierra Horon : Director of Concerts

What is your name?

Joanna Wyler

What is your SEB position?

Director of Films

What are you studying?

Broadcast Production with a minor in Film Studies

What are your hobbies/interests?

I am currently learning how to play the guitar. I also paint a bit. But I honestly just love watching new movies, I can't get enough.

Why did you apply to SEB?

I always wanted to join SEB in any capacity really since I loved the events they put on for students. I also wanted to be more involved with students and campus. When I saw that the Films Director position was open I had to jump at the chance.

 

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Joanna Wyler : Director of Films

What is your name?

Ella Kitzmiller

What is your SEB position?

Director of Gallery

What are you studying?

Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship

What are your hobbies/interests?

I love spending my time outside! During the summer I spend as much time as I can going hiking, biking, and floating down rivers near my parent's home.

Why did you apply to SEB?

I have had the dream of running my own gallery for a very long time. When I saw that SEB was hiring for Director of Gallery I knew I had to apply.

Ella standing, smiling, in a white and blue shirt.

Ella Kitzmiller : Director of Gallery

 What is your name?

Jasper Willson

What is your SEB position?

Director of Marketing

What are you studying?

Multimedia Journalism with a Political Science minor

What are your hobbies/interests?

I do a martial art (Aikido). I also love to take photos and videos and bingewatching my favorite shows (like New Girl).

Why did you apply to SEB?

SEB put on some really cool events last year despite not being in person. Being a part of a team that is able to bring so many cool opportunities to everyone at WSU is really exciting.

Jasper Willson : Director of Marketing

 

What is your name?

Olivia Burdick

What is your SEB position?

Director of Special Events

What are you studying?

Hospitality Business Management

What are your hobbies/interests?

I like to hang out with friends, exercise, and read.

Why did you apply to SEB?

I applied to SEB to increase my knowledge of events, while also helping create a fun and inclusive year after COVID for the student body! After a year of isolation, I wanted to help give the student body back what they lost and SEB allows me to peruse this.

Olivia standing, smiling, wearing a red shirt.

Olivia Burdick : Director of Special Events

 

What is your name?

Jerika D’Acquisto

What is your SEB position?

Director of Spotlight

What are you studying?

Journalism/Broadcast with a minor in Spanish

What are your hobbies/interests?

I love to go on spontaneous adventures, blast music full volume in the car, hang out with friends, really just make the most out of every opportunity.

Why did you apply to SEB?

I applied to SEB to be able to have the opportunity to create memories for everyone at WSU, while supporting and uplifting others.

Jerika standing and smiling into the camera with a black shirt on.

 

What is your name?

Rocky Lasagna

What is your SEB position?

Director of Up All Night

What are you studying?

Marketing with a minor in Construction Management

What are your hobbies/interests?

I love to paint, and also play any sport.

Why did you apply to SEB?

I like to push the boundaries of what I can make happen especially when it come to putting on events for others to enjoy, so I felt that the Up All Night position was perfect for me.

SEB is proudly funded by Service and Activity fees. Information regarding allocations can be found at: studentfees.wsu.edu