Introducing the 2018 Social Media Team!

Written By: Ashley Maul

Each year, Illinois DECA members from all around the state of Illinois use a variety of social media platforms to stay connect to their organization. In order to keep the social media accounts of Illinois DECA up to date and informational for it’s members, a group of dedicated Illinois DECA members work every day behind the scenes. Here is a quick look at the members that are part of the Illinois DECA Social Media Team!


Yosra Abdulwahid

Yosra Abdulwahid is a Junior at Oak Forest High School and current president of the Oak Forest DECA chapter. She has been an active member of DECA since her freshman year and is a two-year State finalist in the Business Operations Research Event and Community Service Project Event. Aside from DECA, Yosra is the editor-in-chief of her school’s newspaper, a peer tutor, and is currently working on creating her own personal training business. Outside of the classroom, Yosra enjoys working out, reading business and leadership books, and spending time with her family and friends. Overall, Yosra is beyond enthusiastic to be apart of the social media team!


Hope Mailing

Hi everyone! My name is Hope and I’m a senior at Glenbrook North. This year, my fourth year in GBN DECA, I am the VP of Chapter Events and Fundraising for my chapter. I have been doing Sports and Entertainment Marketing role plays for the past three years and I am usually one of two or three girls in SEM at ILCDC every year. Outside of DECA, I am a photographer and ads editor for my school’s newspaper, a reading/writing/math tutor, and on math team, among other activities. I love sports photography and time spent with my friends. I can’t wait to meet all of you 🙂


Anne Nicholl (Not Pictured)

Hey Illinois DECA! My name is Anne Nicholl and I’m a senior at Rolling Meadows High School. This is my second year involved in DECA and I am the Communications Coordinator for my chapter. Outside of DECA I love to travel, hang out with my friends, watch movies, and shop. I’m looking forward to being a member of the 2017 Illinois State Social Media Team and I can’t wait to meet new people at the conferences this year!


Shanay Shah

Hello Illinois DECA members! My name is Shanay Shah and I am a freshman at Naperville North High School. I enjoy theatre, watching action movies, and of course, going for fantastic DECA conferences! I also love photography and traveling to new places. I am super excited to be on the Illinois DECA State Social Media Team as the Facebook intern! I can’t wait to start bring more content to Illinois DECA social media, and hope to see you guys at Sectionals, SCDC, and ICDC! Feel free to email me at if you have any feedback!


Vivian Zhao

Vivian Zhao is a sophomore at Naperville Central High School and a VP of Marketing in her chapter. She joined DECA her freshman year and placed second in Human Resources (HR) and third in Professional Selling at the ILCDC, proceeding to compete at ICDC in HR. Outside of DECA, Zhao tutors, plays piano, writes for the school newspaper and competes in debate. She enjoys reading, watching Netflix and hanging out with friends in her free time. Last, but definitely not least, she’s incredibly excited to be part of the state social media team and can’t wait for a #Limitless year!


Now that you know the members of the social media team, if you see them at your area or the state competition, be sure to ask them for a picture so you can be featured on one of the Illinois DECA social media platforms! Illinois DECA hopes that you enjoy your 2018 Social Media Team’s content, and Have a limitless year!