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
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!!!!!
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!