Pat Guevara

“I joined SASE over two years ago after attending the first Southeast Regional Conference at UF in 2014. I was inspired and decided to join the Programming Team the following year for SERC 2015 to develop my professional and soft skills. This year as the Programming Director, I want to give back to the SASE family after all they have done for me. I hope that everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to learn from the workshops, network with companies, and meet new people.

My vision is to improve from SERC 2014 & SERC 2015 by increasing the number of workshops to 16, increasing the number of sponsors and companies attending the networking session, and giving back to the community. This year we will be selling and decorating felt squares the day of conference which will later be sewn to make blankets to be donated to the local shelter. The proceeds raised from the felt will be donated to the March of Dimes. Along with our goals to provide opportunities and jobs for the attendees, we also want to do our part to provide resources and donations to the less fortunate.

I enjoy coming up with workshop ideas and brainstorming different icebreakers with the team. It is rewarding seeing the growth of conference through months of hard work by the whole board. I am excited to share the results with all the attendees.

I look forward to meeting and exchanging ideas with the SASE family. Also, stay tuned for the Talent Showcase with performances from various SASE members throughout the Southeast region!”