PLP Student Directors

Kishan Mistry
President
Kishan is currently a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s in Finance, expecting to graduate in the fall of 2021. Upon graduation, he plans to begin his career in the financial services industry. As a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at UNT, he has served as Social Chair and Vice President. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his friends and family.
Julia Mathew
Vice President
Julia is a senior pursuing a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Accounting. In her free time, she loves to hike, bike, swim, and play badminton. Julia enjoys reading autobiographies and biographies, as well as mysteries and adventure novels. When she’s not studying, Julia loves watching old TV shows such as “I Love Lucy”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, and “The Andy Griffith Show”. She has learned a lot throughout this past year, but is excited for what’s to come. Julia is eager to continue to learn and grow in next year’s program, and it is her hope to positively impact the next generation of PLP alumni. Julia is grateful for this opportunity to serve and wants to make the most out of this experience.
Karen Aguilar Diaz
Facilitator Liaison
Karen is a senior double majoring in Finance and Organizational Behavior & Human Resources. This summer she will be interning at Fidelity Investments as a Human Resource Intern. She is an active member of the Association of Latino Professionals for America and is also a sister of Kappa Delta Chi Incorporated, having served as Social Chair and Treasurer. Her goal after graduation is to work in the financial services industry and then earn a graduate degree while working full time. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing guitar, watching sports, and learning a new language.
Matthew Torres
Social Coordinator
Matthew is a junior at UNT studying Finance and Real Estate. His career aspirations lean towards the real estate industry and to hopefully own his own brokerage firm, or developing company. During his free time, he loves spending quality time with friends and the people he cares about the most!
Haley Brand
Marketing Team
Haley is a senior majoring in Applied Behavior Analysis. After graduation, she will work towards her Master's in Business Management in hopes of working in Human Resources as a Talent Manager. Previously, she worked as a Housing Ambassador, providing tours of the residence halls. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Green Jackets, and Honors College Programming Council. She is excited to grow as a servant leader alongside the 2020-2021 PLP class!
My Nguyen
Marketing Team
My is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Digital Retailing with a minor in Consumer Experience. My is a senior and is excited for her third year in the United States. My is from Vietnam and is thrilled to have achieved her life-long goal of studying abroad! My’s life goal is to pursue personal happiness and bring happiness to others.
Lazayvion Hammick
Community Engagement Team
Lazayvion is a senior majoring in Business Computer Information Systems with a minor in Criminal Justice. Lazayvion is a member of the North Texas 40 (NT40) and serves as a Lead Mentor for MARTIAL Eagles. Lazayvion is involved with the Student Government Association, Progressive Black Student Organization, and the Professional Leadership Program. Lazayvion also serves as a Building Manager for the University Union. In his free time, Lazayvion enjoys catching up on the latest technology news and visiting seafood restaurants. In the future, Lazayvion hopes to start a career in the field of Information Technology as a Computer Network Engineer / Administrator.
Avery Barthold
Community Engagement Team
Avery is an Accounting and Business Economics double major with plans to get his Master’s in Accounting. After college, he would like a career in tax accounting for a public accounting firm. Besides PLP, he is also heavily involved in other parts of campus, including serving as the President of the National Association of Black Accountants. In his free time, he loves to read, hang with friends, play video games and watch movies.