Interact District 5495 Council
Executive Board

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Georgia Bukata

District Governor

gbukata@cox.net

BASIS Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Georgia Bukata is a junior at BASIS Scottsdale and is extremely excited for her year as District Governor. She founded BASIS Scottsdale’s Interact Club 2 years ago and has enjoyed watching it expand and participating in various local and global projects. Georgia is passionate about playing competitive golf and varsity soccer, conducting scientific research, and being involved with her city and state youth government commissions. Georgia enjoys taking rigorous AP classes and looks to pursue a career in medicine. She hopes to make this year the best one yet with the help of her phenomenal district council and Interact clubs across the state!

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Erica Cabato

Executive Assistant Governor 

erica.cabato29@gmail.com

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Erica Cabato is a Senior at Mohave High School. She is serving her fourth year in Interact as the President. She is also involved with other clubs and is President of the senior class of student council. She is excited for the year and is ready to make a difference in the council. She attended RYLA as a freshman in 2020 and has been accepted for Junior Councilor. Being the leader of the two biggest clubs on campus she also enjoys helping out smaller clubs around the campus. 

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Emily Osuna

District Secretary  

osunaem16@crsk12.org

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

    

Emily Osuna is a Sophomore at Mohave Highschool. She has been a part of Interact for four years and will be her second on the district council. Emily is in many other community based clubs and focuses her time on community service. She is looking forward to seeing the growth this upcoming year and helping build the district council to be the best it can be.

Assistant Governors

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Sahana Attaluri

 Assistant Governor  

Basha Highshool

Chandler

    

Sahana is currently a sophomore at Basha High School in Chandler, and has been actively involved with Interact since her freshman year, including attending RYLA as a delegate. Sahana enjoys taking rigorous AP classes, and is also involved in other clubs which include Academic Decathlon, Bring Change to Mind, GIRLSxSTEM, Science is Fun, HOSA, and Spanish Honor Society. Outside of school, Sahana continues to be involved with her community while also pursuing other passions such as art. She looks forward to helping Interact clubs and making a positive impact as an Assistant Governor!

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Grace Cusumano

 Assistant Governor  

Canyon View Highschool

Scottsdale

Grace Cusumano is in 11th grade and goes to Canyon View High School. She loves science and math and plays the trumpet in marching band. Her favorite movie is Star Wars and she loves animals and hiking.

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Riya Gaur

 Assistant Governor  

Basha Highschool

Chandler 

Riya Gaur is a sophomore at Basha High School. She is involved in multiple clubs, including Interact, Bring Change to Mind, and Spanish Honor Society. Riya is also a very active member of Academic Decathlon, and is on the Varsity Swim team. She is excited to do service projects and help the community, along with the council.

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Cooper George

 Assistant Governor  

Parker Highschool

Parker 

Cooper is a 17 year old senior at Parker High School and the president of his Interact club. Additionally, he is also the student body president of his school, the vice president of the Parker High School band, and a member of National Honor Society. He has lived in Parker all of his life and is currently on track to graduate as one of his school’s Valedictorians. He was also an ambassador on the most recent Crutches 4 Africa trip where he traveled to Kenya to help hand out mobility devices to the local people. After graduating, plans to attend college to pursue a career in microbiology. 

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Gunika Goyal​

 Assistant Governor  

BASIS Phoenix

Phoenix

Gunika Goyal is a freshman this year in BASIS Phoenix. This is her first year on the Interact District Council and she is very excited to get to know everyone and do a lot of service for the community. She is also a part of NJHS and an organization called Sewa International, which is a hindu faith based nonprofit service organization. She enjoys taking challenging classes such as AP Computer Science Principles. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, and playing tennis.

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Hannah Lewis

Assistant Governor

Canyon View Highschool

Wadell

Hannah Lewis is a Junior at Canyon View High School whose classes are filled with honors and AP, plus her fine arts classes. This is her 3rd year in Interact and second year as an AG. In her free time she enjoys dancing, singing, and acting. When she gets older she would like to move to New York and be on Broadway. Outside of her fine arts activities, she enjoys filling her time with service projects and she hopes this year to do even more! 

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Kassandra Macias

 Assistant Governor  

Westwood Highschool

Mesa

Kassandra Macias is a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Westwood High School. Kassandra has been apart of Interact for 3 years and her second year of being an Interact Assistant Governor. This year she is the East Valley Team Leader and the president for Westwood Interact Club. Along with Interact, Kassandra partakes in several clubs such as Bring Change to Mind, National Honors Society, and Latinx. Kassandra is excited to strengthen interact clubs in the east valley and improve her leadership skills as an AG.

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Hannah Mack

 Assistant Governor  

Canyon View Highschool

Wadell

Hannah Mack is a junior at Canyon View High School. This is her second year in Interact and her first year on the council. At school, Hannah is part of many clubs such as Key Club, Science Olympiad, STEM, and NHS. She is an AP student and plans to pursue a career involving physics, engineering, and space. In her free time, she likes reading, gaming, and puzzles. She can't wait to help serve the community with IDC this year, and for all the great service projects that are to come.

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Sherlyn Montano

 Assistant Governor   

Westwood Highschool

Mesa

Sherlyn Montano is a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Westwood High School. This is Sherlyn’s first year as an assistant governor, but has been part of interact for two years. This year Sherlyn is the secretary for the Westwood interact club and is involved with other clubs such as IB mentors, NHS, and French club. Outside of school Sherlyn can be found playing on her club soccer team or working at Chick-fil-A. 

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Natalie Pacheco

 Assistant Governor   

Westwood High School

Mesa

Natalie Pacheco is a Junior at Westwood High School, she is a part of the International Baccalaureate program, and Vice President of her school’s interact club. This will be Natalies first year as an assistant governor, but she has a been involved with interact for two years. Natalie is also the secretary for her Bring Change to Mind club, and is starting a book club this year. In her free time, Natalie is usually hanging up posters in her room, or trying to find a concert to go to!

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Nayeli Pascual

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Nayeli Pascual is currently a senior at Mohave High School. Nayeli has been involved with Interact and other services projects throughout the 4 years in high school. This will be her second year serving as an Assistant Governor. In her free time, she loves reading, weight lifting, and continuously doing school work.

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Rylee Ressler

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Rylee Ressler is a Senior at Mohave High School. She is the secretary of her Interact Club and National Honors Society, and has been in Interact for the past four years. She has a passion for helping other people and hopes to continue being a part of Rotary and community service long after graduation. After high school, she plans to go to college in Washington and pursue a career in animal conservation. 

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Piper Rietz

Assistant Governor 

Basha High School

Chandler

Piper Rietz is a Sophomore at Basha High School. She has been an interact member since freshman year. Piper also attended RYLA last year as a delegate and has since then become more involved in Interact. Piper is very excited to work with clubs around the state and serve internationally. In addition to Interact, she is also a competitive swimmer and member of International Thespian Society. 

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Brendan Salisbury

Assistant Governor 

Barry Goldwater High School

Phoenix

Brendan Salisbury  is a junior at Barry Goldwater High School and an International Baccalaureate Diploma student. He loves to be involved in his school as a member of more than 5 clubs most notably the founder of the Bring Change to Mind branch in the Deer Valley Unified School District. When he is not at service projects, you can find Brendan dancing at hip hop competitions and riding his horses EZ and Aneesah. He believes it’s best to live by the quote, “Make failures your greatest learning opportunity rather than a setback.”

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Josephine Sili

Assistant Governor 

Westwood Highschool

Mesa

Josephine Sili is a junior in high school. She is Treasurer in her school’s Interact & this is her third year in Interact. She is a Honors / AP student and is also the Vice President of the Nesian Islandz club that she helped the original founders start last year. Outside of school Josephine enjoys raising awareness for worldwide issues & volunteering in her community.

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Ashley Sherman

Assistant Governor 

Boulder Creek High School

Anthem

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Bhavitha Sunkara

Assistant Governor 

BASIS Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Bhavitha Sunkara is a sophomore at BASIS Scottsdale, and this is her third year of Interact. She is currently the President of the BASIS Scottsdale Interact club, and is very excited to participate in many service projects this year, both local and international. She is taking lots of AP courses this year in preparation for college, and is very passionate about psychology and neuroscience. Her hobbies include reading, crocheting, singing, and playing tennis. She is very excited to be on the District Council this year, and looks forward to working with her fellow Council members and being more involved in her community.

Ashley Sherman is a sophomore at Boulder Creek High School. She has been involved in interact for two years. She was also a Junior Counselor at Junior RYLA. Her favorite part about Interact is meeting new people and learning about leadership and service. She is in the Global Studies club as well as Ted Ed. She loves creative writing and traveling!

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Eddie Trujillo

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Eddie Trujillo is currently a senior at Mohave High School. This will be Eddie’s fourth year in Interact, and first year in the District Council. He is also the Public Relations officer at the Mohave High School’s Interact club and as well as being part of his schools Student Council and the study body Treasurer. Eddie is looking forward to be more involved with the community this year as well as making more connections within the community. 

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Camila Vargas

Assistant Governor 

Canyon View High School

Waddell

Camila Vargas is a Senior at Canyon View High School in Arizona. This is her fourth Year being in Interact Club and second year being an assistant governor. Camila is an Honor/AP student and takes pride in being a leader. She is the president of Canyon View’s Interact Club, Drum major of her school's marching band, a Principal Advisor, A National Honor Society member, Secretary of Science National Honor Society, Treasure of Key Club and more. Camila’s passion is to pursue art and plans to bring creative hands-on community service ideas to the table. She is super excited to work with others who aspire to help their community in the best way possible. Camila hopes to inspire those around her to reach their fullest potential.