Amanda galaydick ('13), president
Amanda is originally from Scranton, PA; she has lived in the Baltimore area with her husband, Jack, since graduating from Penn State in 2013. After graduation, Amanda worked in the non-profit industry as a Regional Service Manager for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland for two years. Currently, she is a federal contractor at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD where she does administrative work. Amanda first got involved with the alumni association through the football game watches. She is an avid PSU fan and hopes to someday permanently reside in State College.
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Michelle Buzelli ('19), vice-president
Michelle is a current Penn State World Campus student studying Homeland Security. Her concentrations include Public Health and Hospital Administration preparedness. She has a BS from Duquesne University (2007), MS from Towson University (2011) and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (NCHEC) as well as a volunteer instructor for the American Red Cross. Michelle works for Clinical Associates, based out of Towson, as their population health analyst and program developer. She is currently serving her second term as VP of Programming and has been involved with the chapter since 2014. She has participated in alumni council leadership activities and liaises between the chapter and world campus students and organizations in Baltimore.
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Tara Balach ('19) and rachel Cohen ('19), COMMUNICATIONS
Tara Balach is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She moved to Baltimore for work after graduating from Penn State in 2019 with a degree in biomedical engineering. During her time there, she was involved in ski club, women in engineering program, and THON. Now, she works as an equipment breakdown risk engineer for Chubb Insurance. In Baltimore, Tara enjoys playing Volo City sports and going to Noble's for Penn State games.
Rachel is originally from Bucks County, PA. She moved to Baltimore soon after graduating from University Park in 2019 with a degree in Marketing and minor in Digital Media Trends and Analytics. During her time at Penn State, she was involved with THON, as well as her Business Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Rachel now works as an e-Commerce Search Analyst for Flywheel Digital. During her free time in Baltimore, Rachel enjoys participating in Volo City kickball and cornhole leagues, watching Penn State Sports games at Nobles, and exploring the city.
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JACK GALAYDICK ('13), webmaster
Jack Galaydick is originally from Dunmore, PA; he has lived in the Baltimore area with his wife, Amanda, since graduating from Penn State in 2013. After graduation, Jack worked for Earth Resources Technology (ERT, Inc.) as an Environmental Scientist and currently works at Social Security Administration (SSA) headquarters as a Geospatial Analyst.
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Hunter Davey ('19), Young Alumni Ambassador
Hunter graduated in 2019 from University Park with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Honors in Supply Chain Management. During his time at Penn State, he served as a Lion Ambassador, and planned the University Wide Senior Sendoff, an event sponsored by the Alumni Association the week before finals to celebrate graduating seniors on their great achievements. Since moving to Baltimore, Hunter has enjoyed participating in a kickball league, going to Noble's on Thursday nights, and playing at an open mic night every Wednesday.
Hunter has the unique opportunity to to act as the Young Alumni Ambassador for the Baltimore Chapter. This program is sponsored through the university to help foster young alumni engagement and develop future volunteer leaders for the Alumni Association.
Follow him on Instagram at @hdavey19!