2021 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Elle Eckersall • Chief Executive Officer

Hey hey!!! My name is Elle Eckersall and I have the honor of serving as the President/Chief Executive Officer of TCU Theta. I am an incoming senior Business Information Systems & Psychology dual-degree from a suburb of Chicago… but I feel like I’ve always been a Southern girl at heart! Outside of doing all things Theta, studying at my fave FW spots, and going for long walks along the Trinity River, you can find me reading, writing for my blog, dreaming up my next place to explore, or spending time with the people I love. After graduation, my dream is to one day lead a tech company of my own! I’m passionate about living a life that is rooted in love, excitement, and kindness, and serving as the CEO/President of this incredible chapter has been one of the biggest joys of my experience at TCU thus far. I have absolutely loved getting to lead alongside such amazing, genuine, and passionate women. Becoming a Theta has meant becoming part of something so much bigger than myself; a place where you are welcomed, loved, and encouraged, just as you are, right where you are. We can’t wait to meet you! Theta love and mine, Elle <3

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Lauren Brown • Chief Administrative Officer

Hi y’all! My name is Lauren Brown, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve Theta this year as the Chief Administrative Officer! I am a junior Marketing and Management double major from Arlington, Texas. My very favorite things include chocolate chip cookies, concerts, sunsets, game shows, and being with my friends and family. Theta has given me more than I could have ever asked for, and I am honored to give back to this amazing chapter and the wonderful people in it. Think Theta!!

Ally Dowdell • Chief Recruiting Officer

Hi everyone! My name is Ally Dowdell and I am so honored to be Theta’s Chief Recruiting Officer this year! I am a rising senior Nursing major from Sacramento, California. Post Graduation, I hope to work as a Pediatric Psychiatric Nurse somewhere close to any body of water. I have always loved the Recruitment process, and I am so excited to lead the chapter and meet Potential New Members this coming fall. I am the middle of three daughters and can definitely attribute being the middle child to much of my personality. I am passionate about mental health, a good walk on the Trinity, and Cold Brew coffee from just about anywhere (but I recommend Ascension in FW). I am lucky enough to live with my four best friends who are all Thetas, and can’t wait to introduce PNMs to their role models and future go-to-girls. See you all in August!

Claire DeCastro • Chief Learning Officer

Hi everyone! My name is Claire DeCastro, and I am so excited to be the Chief Learning Officer this year! I am a Management Major and Spanish minor from Marietta, Georgia. Being someone who loves to travel, I hope to study abroad in Spain during my time here at TCU. Although I haven’t decided what I want to do when I graduate, I do know I would love to work with people and continue to travel. I love spending time with my friends and family, being outside, and trying new foods in Fort Worth (especially desserts). Theta has been such a great addition to my experience at TCU, and I can’t wait for the rest of this year. Think Theta!!!!!

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Shelby Ralston • Chief Financial Officer

Hi y’all! My name is Shelby Ralston, and I couldn’t be more honored to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for TCU Theta! I am a junior accounting major from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I am a proud Arkansas and will always call it home, but Fort Worth has stolen my heart! In my free time you’ll find me exploring everything DFW has to offer—from warm coffee shops, to trendy restaurants, to random pop-up shops! After graduation I hope to go to law school with dreams of becoming a mergers and acquisitions attorney. Theta has given me a place of true belonging on campus and has given me friendships that meet me where I am, and support, encourage, and inspire me to be the best I can be! Not everything that glitters is GOLD, but Theta is pure 24-carat all the way through! As always, Theta love and mine!

Ashley Northrup • Chief Operating Officer

Hey Y’all! My name is Ashley Northrup and I am the Chief Operating Officer for Theta this year! I am a Senior Finance major and I hope to one day work on Wall Street. I am from San Diego, California and I am a California girl through and through. I love surfing, fishing, hiking, and all things outdoors. Theta, though, has become my home away from home. My favorite thing about being COO of this chapter is the women that it is made up of. In our chapter you can find leaders, world changers, true friends, and women who will pick you up and walk with you through life’s ups and downs. I joined Theta because I saw women that I wanted to be like and it is the best decision I ever made. I am so excited to meet you and cannot wait for Fall!

Julia Avery • Chief External Affairs Officer

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Hey y’all! My name is Julia Avery and I am a sophomore Biology major and International Relations minor from Albuquerque, NM. After graduation, I hope to research in the field of ecology or environmental science. I am new to Texas, but have loved getting to know and spend time in Fort Worth. I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend TCU and cheer on the frogs! In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, running, cooking, or attending sports games. Theta has had such an impact on me during my time at TCU and I am so thankful to be surrounded by passionate, selfless, driven and accepting women. Theta has shown me what it looks like to be humble and lead with grace. This chapter has provided the best support system, most incredible role models and the closest of friends. I am humbled to lead this incredible chapter and serve as this year's Chief External Affairs Officer. As CEAO, I have the joy of overseeing alumni relations, social media, service outreach, and fundraising for Theta’s national philanthropy CASA. Service and philanthropy is something that is so important to the women in this chapter and it is an honor to oversee that. I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to give back to the chapter that has given me so much! Think Theta and go frogs!

Raney Harriss • Chief Panhellenic Officer

Hi y’all! My name is Raney Harriss and I am so honored to serve as the Chief Panhellenic Officer, representing Theta in the Panhellenic community! I am a sophomore Speech-Language Pathology major and Spanish minor from Sugar Land, Texas. After my undergrad at TCU, I hope to get my Masters in Speech Pathology and work at a children’s hospital. Outside of Theta, I am in the John V. Roach Honors college, hold leadership positions in other on-campus organizations, and am a volunteer in the Fort Worth community. I love to travel, try new restaurants, and spend time with friends and family. Some of my favorite memories in college so far have been girl’s trips to Dallas and Austin, exploring Fort Worth, and move nights. Theta has given me more than I could possibly imagine: lifelong friends, a Theta sister in my biological sister, confidence in myself as a leader, and a home away from home. Theta has pushed to be the best version of myself and I could not be more excited to be serving alongside these amazing women. I cannot wait for 2021 recruitment and all it has in store. 

Sarah Covell • Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Hi! My name is Sarah Covell and I am a rising senior from Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Theta has added so much to my college experience. I’ve met my actual best friends here and made the most unforgettable memories that I will always cherish. I’m not sure what my life at TCU would look like if I wasn’t a Theta, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Being on Exec has added a whole new appreciation to my experience in Theta, and my position as CDEIO specifically has shown me how much this organization cares about people, whether they are members or not.