Hey Tennessee TSA! My name is Rick Tzompa-Chimal and I am ecstatic and honored to serve as your 2023-2024 State Treasurer. Currently I am a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School in Nashville, Tennessee.
My TSA journey began in eighth grade when a friend of mine encouraged me to attend a TSA interest meeting. After joining, I was immediately greeted with a community of individuals who had a passion for STEM education and teamwork which inspired me to stay in TSA. In the past four years, I have had the opportunity to explore a vast array of competitive events and make memories that will last me a lifetime. My favorite competitive events have been Webmaster and On Demand Video. My time in TSA has only bolstered my love for student-led organizations, and during my time in office, I hope to inspire others to lead by example in an organization as amazing as ours.
Outside of TSA, you can catch me working on a few different projects! At my school, I am the President of the Spanish National Honor Society and the Vice President of Career Development of the DECA chapter. I also enjoy going on bike rides, cooking, and thrifting!
For this upcoming year, I hope to work on a few projects to improve on the TSA experience for new and returning members! One of my main goals is proving competitive event resources for chapters across the state to aid in preparation for regional, state, and national conferences. Another goal is connecting with different local businesses and sponsors to expand post-secondary opportunities and connections. Finally, social media resources to help chapters utilize social media to their fullest potential!
I am extremely excited to work with the rest of Team 46 and to serve all of our Tennessee TSA members! I know we are going to have an exceptional year!