Meet the Officers
President: Xena Eriksen
Xena Eriksen, our chapter President, is passionate about being active within her community in a number of ways. Fighting for social justice, she serves as the Secretary of the North Carolina NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Youth and College Division, also serving as the First-Vice President of the Raleigh-Apex NAACP Youth Council, and the Secretary/Treasurer of Precinct 01-01 for the Wake County Democratic Party. It should come as no surprise that Xena is working towards attaining her Associates in Arts degree, planning to continue to obtain a degree in Political Science.
Xena finds time for Phi Theta Kappa, and is looking to encourage more people to become involved. Additionally, she works full-time as a caregiver for an elderly woman who will turn 109 years old next month. Needless to say, Xena is always on the move, so if you see her, be sure to say “hi”.
Vice President (Main Campus): Mary Darlington
Vice President (North Campus): Muhammad Ibrahim
My name is Muhammad Ibrahim, I am the Vice President (North Campus) of Wake Tech’s Phi Theta Kappa Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to the United States to pursue my education, and my goal of becoming a computer scientist. I have been a member of BAZ for about a year, and have been exposed to so many leadership, growth, and developments opportunities. I decided to run for office of Vice President as I wanted to help my fellow members and the college community at large as past officers did to help me grow. I am mostly on the North Campus so if you feel like you need to come say hi, or I could help you in any way, you would find me there (trust me, I’m not hard to find. wink wink).
Publicity Secretary: Katrina Edelman
Hi everyone! My name is Katrina Edelman and I am PTK’s publicity secretary. I have been here at Wake Tech since Fall ’11 pursuing my Associates of Arts degree, aiming to graduate in the Spring. My major keeps changing, but for now, I’m going for Performing Arts. I plan to attend Meredith College in the future. I have been with PTK-BAZ since November 2014 and an officer since May ’17. I am usually always on North Campus and can be found wearing a fleece panda hat 90% of the time (yes, even in hot weather). I am a total nerd and I love to talk about almost anything there is to talk about and always willing to help out in any way I can. If you ever see me, don’t be afraid to say hi or ask me something. Just don’t ask why I always wear the hat, because I honestly don’t know. It’s a mystery yet to be solved.