Hey Tennessee TSA! My name is Mark Nashi and I am beyond honored to serve as your 2023-2024 State Secretary. I am currently a senior at Signal Mountain Middle High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
When I joined TSA in 8th grade, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life. I was always drawn to science but at the time, I had no idea what I wanted to do as a career. Through TSA, I found my passion in biochemistry after competing in biotechnology design in my freshman year. What surprised me most, though, was the community I found in TSA. I felt as though I had found my place as I continued to make lasting connections with other people. That is why I joined the Membership Committee my sophomore year and became a chapter officer. I then ran for office at the end of my sophomore year and was thrilled when I found out I would be serving as the TNTSA Treasurer. Working with Team 45 was one of the best experiences of my life as I fostered relationships across Tennessee alongside my team.
Outside of TSA, you can find me advocating for policy change, debating in Mock Trial, writing poetry, listening to music, running, or just hanging out with my friends!
As a member of Team 46, I will utilize my experiences as a state and chapter officer to create new opportunities for the TNTSA members. This year, I will focus on three goals: community, communication, and equity. For community, I plan to connect chapters from across the state so that they are able to ask questions and bond outside of state conference. As for communication, I will utilize the TNTSA website to showcase videos on competitive events and update chapters with new information. I plan to create a sponsorship drive to obtain more funding for TNTSA in order to ensure equity for all members. While I have a lot of goals, I am grateful for the opportunity to work on them. I can't wait to work with Team 46 and with all of you!