Hello Illinois FBLA!
My name is Shria Halkoda and I have the honor of serving as your 2022-2023 State Secretary. Currently, I am a senior at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in the Central Northern Area, where I am also Vice President.
Outside of FBLA, I am heavily interested in the fields of computer science and entrepreneurship. I spend most of my free time outside of the classroom and FBLA competing in international pitch competitions with my start-up Tobelli and picking up machine learning skills and acumen through research under a computer science professor and as the Chief Systems Officer for IMSA's Epoch CUDA cluster.
FBLA has given me many opportunities and has allowed myself to hone so many skills including leadership, public speaking, and networking. The FBLA experience is one of a kind, from the competitive conferences to the people you meet along the way. I hope as a state officer, I can help each member of our state achieve the same experience I have been so lucky to receive.