Executive Board

Jennie Thomson
Jennie Thomson
Chief Executive Officer
Business Administration Major with a Minor in Health Administration
Class of 2019

A Chicago native, Jennie came to USC having spent little time in California. She quickly became involved with Omicron’s leadership as Athletic Chair, which combined her love of athletics and desire to foster a fun atmosphere in which all Omicrons could enjoy each other’s company. Outside of Theta, Jennie works for the Undergraduate Vice Dean’s Office of the Marshall School of Business. She is also an active member of the USG Wellness Affairs committee, advocating on behalf of student needs and safety on campus. Jennie hopes to someday manage a hospital or work on the management side of the healthcare industry. In her free time, she loves to be active while hiking with friends, swimming in the ocean, or running through Downtown LA.

Three words that describe Jennie: Warm-hearted, Diligent, Ambitious

Brooke Upchurch
Brooke Upchurch
Chief Operating Officer
Neuroscience Major
Class of 2019

Originally from Texas, Brooke is enjoying the many adventures California offers. When she is not goofing around at the Theta house or studying for one of her pre-med classes, she is often volunteering for various causes at USC or in the broader L.A. community. Brooke is a proud member of Camp Kesem, an organization that hosts a free summer camp for kids affected by a parent’s cancer, as well as USC Global Medical Brigades. Most weekends, you can find her working at a hospital downtown, advocating for the Alzheimer’s Association, or working on her EMT certification. While studying and volunteering keep Brooke busy, she always finds time to relax and watch football or spend time outdoors.

Three words that describe Brooke: Compassionate, Joyful, Driven

Elizabeth Kalinowski
Elizabeth Kalinowski
Chief Financial Officer
Business Administration Major with a Minor in Social Entrepreneurship
Class of 2019

With Midwestern (Missouri) roots and parents who attended Notre Dame and Michigan, Elizabeth fueled the sports rivalry in her family when she committed to attending USC. You can often find Elizabeth volunteering or performing in a variety of student productions at USC. She has dreams of becoming a social entrepreneur and has had many rewarding experiences with the Brittingham Social Enterprise program on campus.

Three words that describe Elizabeth: Organized, Silly, Thoughtful

Adriana Bass
Adriana Bass
Chief Marketing Officer
Business Administration Major
Class of 2018

Growing up in the L.A. area, USC was always Adriana’s dream school. Adriana transferred to USC as a sophomore from Loyola Marymount University, and the amazing women of Theta helped her acclimate to her new environment. She became Omicron’s Transfer Director, and has dedicated herself to taking on more responsibilities within the chapter ever since. Beyond her involvement with Theta, Adriana loves exploring new restaurants, going to the beach, binge watching TV shows, and playing with her puppy.

Three words that describe Adriana: Proactive, Sincere, Trustworthy

Ali Ozmeral
Ali Ozmeral
Chief Administrative Officer
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Major with a minor in Communication Design
Class of 2018

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ali always had the goal to live in California and was so excited to achieve that goal by attending USC. In addition to serving as Omicron’s CAO, Ali interns at a health clinic in Downtown Los Angeles, which helps some of the most underserved populations in LA. She is also a certified yoga instructor and practices yoga several times per week at a studio in Beverly Hills.

Three words that describe Ali: Adventurous, Caring, Determined 

Adelaide (Adie) Jessup
Adelaide (Adie) Jessup
Chief Education Officer
International Relations & Global Business Major with a Minor in History & Culture of Business
Class of 2018

Adie is a third generation Trojan, born and raised in Palm Springs, California. She came to USC the Spring semester of her freshman year. In addition to her CEdO duties, Adie works with WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other), mentoring and empowering 8th grade girls in East Los Angeles. You may find her hanging in her hammock, or surfing Yelp for the next best restaurant to try with her best friends. 

Three words that describe Adie: Ambitious, Intuitive, and Gregarious

Katherine Furgurson
Katherine Furgurson
Chief Recruitment Officer
Accounting Major
Class of 2018

Katherine grew up in a Trojan family in Malibu, California, and was so excited to become a Trojan herself. On campus, she is involved with the Accounting Society, Student Alumni Society, and the Politics Club. As an Accounting major at USC, Katherine has had incredible exposure to the work of the “Big 4” accounting firms, and this exposure has helped shape her career goals as an accountant. Beyond the classroom, Katherine loves the spirit of the USC community, and could not imagine her college days without it.  

Three words that describe Katherine: Encouraging, Charismatic, and Honest

Sophie Spallas
Sophie Spallas
Chief Panhellenic Officer
Communication Major with a Minor in Organizational Leadership & Management
Class of 2018

Sophie’s plan since age 8 was to move from her home in Northern California to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. Today, Sophie is so happy she chose to go to USC, which her Dad always said would be more enjoyable than UCLA. When she is not studying at Annenberg or hanging at Theta, Sophie can typically be found going to the beach, hiking, running, or doing something food related (eating, cooking, reading reviews on the newest restaurants, etc.).

Three words that describe Sophie: Enthusiastic, Positive, Conscientious