Board Members

Board members for the 2020-2021 semester. 

Quan Au


Quan is a third year Biochemistry major. He joined the UTSA ACS chapter Fall 2018 and has held the office of Treasurer since Fall 2019. He is currently finishing his undergraduate degree. Quan’s passion for biological chemistry derives from the fascination of how everything interacts inside the human body.

Elizabeth Cervantes

Vice President

Kassandra Carranza


Kassandra is a Junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. She joined the UTSA ACS Chapter because she was originally struggling with Chemistry, but soon fell in love with the demos and Chemistry itself. Beside Chemistry, she also loves most sciences, writing, learning languages, and gardening. 

Elisa Carian

Demonstrations Officer

Elisa is a third-year student majoring in Chemistry. She loves seeing concepts learned in lecture applied when performing a lab experiment or at Demos meetings. She is also overly obsessed with coffee, plants, dogs, and currently owns two Parakeets She hopes to enter the Aerospace Medicine industry and help humankind go where no one has gone before.

Nicholas Porter


Nicholas is a second year student majoring in Physics and Chemistry. He is active in the chemistry and physics departments as well as the honors college. He plans to continue schooling until he gets his PhD. He hopes someday to work in the field of physics, or continue research in academia. He is active at UTSA because he loves to build a community, and help those who need it in any way that he can. Fun fact: Nick is a super nerd at heart. He loves video games, tabletops, and he streams on Twitch! He also love puzzles, and he can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute!

Marissa Villarde

Public Relations

Past Officers

Fall 2019- Spring 2020 President

Fall 2019- Spring 2020 Vice President

Fall 2019- Spring 2020 Demonstrations Officer

Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Public Relations 

Fall 2018 Vice President- Spring 2019 President

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Public Relations Officer

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Historian

Fall 2018 President

Fall 2017- Spring 2018 President

Fall 2017- Spring 2018 Vice President

Fall 2017- Spring 2018 Secretary

Fall 2017- Spring 2018 Historian

Fall 2017- Spring 2018 Treasurer

Fall 2017- Spring 2018 Public Relations Officer

Fall 2017- Spring 2018 Demonstrations Officer


Seminar Committee 
Schedule and coordinate with diverse speakers to provide informative presentations in chemical research and graduate school opportunities.

Outreach & Promotion Committee 
Recruit members and promote our society, chemistry department, and university.

Fundraising Committee 
In order to keep our club running, the fundraising committee raises money to sustain our activities. Funds are used to send our members to National ACS Meetings to present research!!

Demonstrations Committee 
Our demos committee shows the educational flashy sides of chemistry! They have meetings every other Wednesday and perform chemistry demonstrations at elementary and middle schools around the San Antonio areas.

Social Committee 
Organizes down time in between study time! This can include any type of activity such as movie nights, holiday parties, and the Chemistry Department BBQ.