Texas State University

Texas State University H.E.A.T. Chapter


T he Texas State chapter of the H.E.A.T. Establishment is the alpha chapter, founded in 2010 by Ian Smith and Natalie Berko. It is the largest chapter, with meetings reaching over 200 interested students. The Sparks Mentorship Program and the  Smith Distinguished Leadership Program are unique to the Texas State chapter. Influential projects include “sWag Your Tails,” “Free Your Meat,” “No Home for Styrofoam,” “Swipes for the Homeless,” and “SMD” (Save More Dolphins). The members and executives of H.E.A.T. at Texas State look forward to continuing the expansion and influence of H.E.A.T. on a global scale.


Follow Us:


facetwit you flickr  insta

Contact Us:



LBJ Student Center
601 University Dr.
Mailbox 246
San Marcos, TX 78666



Google Drive Files



Member Calendar Link: http://tinyurl.com/awuyr2y




Executive Board 

Our Executive board is comprised of the most dedicated H.E.A.T. Leaders. This exec board puts in countless hours to make sure their chapter is being the best it can be. These leaders are not only committed to H.E.A.T., their education, and personal ambitions, but they are also driven to help H.E.A.T.’s members accomplish their goals and projects successfully within the organization.

Michael Smits


Hannah Creasey

Vice PresidentEmail

Katie Garcia


Eileen Sanchez


Jessica O'Donnell

Human DirectorEmail

Gemma Parmar

Human DirectorEmail


Environmental DirectorEmail

Megan Heath

Environmental DirectorEmail

Rusti Wade

Animal DirectorEmail

Jennifer Nelson

Animal DirectorEmail

Gabby Besson

Social ChairEmail

Josh Andrews

Team CommitteeEmail

Dusty Vaught

Faculty AdvisorEmail