Meet The AITP Board: Spring 2018

Shaye Jarvis

President: 2016 - Present
Social Media Chair: 2015 - 2016             Email:


Shaye Jarvis is the current president of AITP. She is from Chesapeake, VA and entering her senior year. This her second year serving as the president of AITP, and she is eager to continue growing our AITP network. Shaye has held two internships with Dominion Energy and has accepted a full-time offer there. She loves VCU's School of Business and the Information Systems department. Shaye is excited to meet and extend her assistance to all of you as our goal is to see each and everyone succeed.

Ben Brooks

Vice President of Operations: 2017 - present    Email:

Ben Brooks is a senior who transferred to VCU from John Tyler Community College. He is heavily involved in the School of Business and the Honors College and has a passion for bringing people together to create meaningful connections.

Ben spent the summer of 2017 abroad doing consulting work through the International Consulting Program at VCU and is currently interning for NewMarket Corporation as an SAP Analyst

Giovanni Knight

Secretary: 2017 - present                                Email:

Giovanni Knight is AITP's Secretary. She is from Chesapeake, VA. This year she is a sophomore and plans to declare her major in Information Systems at the end of the year. While starting her IS journey, Giovanni has been given the opportunity to volunteer for many events including the Virginia Research Information Systems Seminar. She looks forward to continuing to hone her skills for more opportunities for volunteering, as well as internships and jobs in the future.

george akpakli

Chief Technology Officer: 2017 - present      Email:

George Akpakli Jr. is AITP’s Chief Technology Officer. He is a sophomore and is looking forward to declaring his major in Information Systems at the end of the semester. AITP has taught George valuable skills and he continues to sharpen them as he seeks internships and jobs in the future.

Jonathan Baracat

Treasurer: 2017 - present                            Email:

Jonathan Baracat is a sophomore from Richmond and plans to declare as an Information Systems major next semester. Jonathan just recently took the position of Treasurer at AITP in the Fall of 2017.

He developed a passion for Technology in High School while attending the Cisco Networking Academy in Chesterfield where he currently serves as an advisory board member. While attending VCU, Jonathan has been working part-time with VCU Technology Services providing Desktop support for various Administrative Departments at the University.

Christy Abuyan

Social Media Specialist: 2016 - present       Email:

Christy is the Social Media Specialist for AITP. She is from Virginia Beach, VA and is a senior majoring in Information Systems. She interned at the U.S. Government Accountability Office Headquarters in Washington D.C. over the summer of 2017 as an IT Analyst. Christy loves all things tech and is excited for what’s to come at AITP.

Roshaan Khan

Chief Recruiting Officer: 2016 - present      Email:

Roshaan is the Chief Recruitment Officer for AITP. Currently, he is a senior and lives in Springfield, VA. This last summer he worked at the Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group as a Software Engineering Intern and AITP played a strong role in aiding him with the skills to secure the position.

Jerron Norman

Recruiting Officer: 2017 - present            Email:

Jerron Norman is a sophomore from Richmond, Virginia and an Information Systems major with a minor in Computer Science. He is the Recruitment Officer for AITP and currently interning at Costar Group doing real-estate investment and tenant surveying.