Mari Nishimura is eager and honored to serve as your 2016-2017 Vice President of Membership. Entering her senior year in the Fall of 2016, she is currently enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism program at Southwest Career and Technical Academy. Mari is tremendously excited to take a further step into DECA and provide more opportunities for Nevada DECA to grow as a whole.
As a member since her freshman year, Mari has developed into an aspiring leader, gained knowledge about professionalism, and most of all learned how to network and create friendships that last a lifetime. In her sophomore year, Mari won first place in the Community Service Project at SCDC, and realized that competing and speaking about business and marketing was her passion.
Not only does Mari’s fully devoted passion show within DECA, but also through other extra-curricular activities such as National Honor Society. In addition, she has been highly involved in Track and Field since her freshman year and was awarded as a Varsity athlete. She also recently graduated a 10 year Japanese School at which she served as a Class Representative. Mari is determined to bring her committed mindset to this year’s Nevada DECA team.
Mari is planning to major in Radiology, with a minor in Business Communications to utilize her business knowledge and skills she absorbed in DECA. Mari is extremely excited to not only increase membership in both Northern and Southern regions, but to make 2016-2017 an unforgettable year!