Executive Board


Genie Bustos

Genie was initiated into the Gamma Gamma chapter at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2004 where she obtained both her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Education. Upon graduation, she has made it a point to serve the fraternity in any capacity that she can. In 2010, Genie moved to Austin, TX where she is now entering her third year on the ZTA Austin Alumnae board. She currently works for the University of Texas at Austin, as a Student Affairs Administrator. Genie also serves as the Ritual Advisor for the Theta Psi chapter at Texas State University.









Vice President, Membership/Panhellenic

Marilyn Russell

Marilyn pledged the Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha in 1997 at the University of Arkansas. She was actively involved in student leadership both on campus as well as in her chapter and served as the new member coordinator and President of her chapter which lead to her application to serve as a Traveling Leadership Consultant for ZTA. Traveling for the fraternity was a turning point for Marilyn and lead her to choose a path in Higher Education. She received her Masters degree from San Diego State University and worked in Greek life as well as residence life while in graduate school. She has since worked as a Greek advisor at the University of California, San Diego and now is the Coordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Life at The University of Texas at Austin. Joking that she is a “professional sorority women” Marilyn continues to serve ZTA in her position as Director of New Chapters for the Lambda Gamma Chapter at The University of Texas at San Antonio as well as serving as an executive board officer for her forth term. Marilyn stays busy and always looks forward to catching up with friends and enjoying Austin’s music and theatre scene.





 Vice President, Programming

Dayoliz Drews

Dayoliz was initiated into the Eta Tau chapter at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2002.  She became avidly involved serving on numerous Program Committee positions and on the Executive Board as Historian in 2004. Her most beloved honor was receiving Best Big/Lil Pair in 2003 and Most Dedicated Sister in 2004. In 2006, she graduated with a degree in Political Science and returned to the great republic of Texas in 2007. Dayoliz has been in Austin since 2009 and recently served on the board as Alumnae Collegiate Relations in 2012. She is an active volunteer in the Austin community and has worked with Austin Partners in Education, GirlStart, and Austin Young Chamber of Commerce; and currently serves as a North Austin YMCA board member.







Leslie Chunta

Leslie pledged Zeta Tau Alpha at Texas Tech University (Gamma Tau chapter) in 2004. She served the chapter as philanthropy chair for two years as well as a variety of other on-campus leadership roles. After graduation, Leslie has continued to be active in ZTA taking part in local chapter officer roles, serving as past secretary and Vice President of Programming for the Austin Alumnae chapter. In addition to working with the alumnae group, Leslie also continues her involvement with the collegiate chapters. She served as the program council advisor for the Texas State University (Theta Psi) chapter from 2008-2009 and as the chapter General Advisor from 2009-2013. Leslie is currently the Province President for XI-B covering the University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, Southwestern University and Baylor University.






Nicole Visser

Nicky is from Georgetown Tx and was initiated into the Theta Psi Chapter (Texas State) of Zeta Tau Alpha. She graduated from Texas State in three and a half years with a degree in Business Marketing . While attending school Nicky stayed active in the Associated Student Government, Students in Free Enterprise and Texas State Cheer. She currently works at Liberty Mutual Insurance as a sales representative. Since Graduation Nicky has become involved with Networking Austin, Austin Young Professionals and Austin Young Chamber of Commerce. In her free time she enjoys doing anything outdoors in Austin!








Service; Race for the Cure Chair/Representative

 Lindsey Hendrix



Lindsey Hendrix from Victoria, Texas is a 2013 graduate from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders.  While at Texas State, she was actively involved with Greek life serving as Vice President of Recruitment for the Theta Psi chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha and Panhellenic President.  Lindsey enjoyed numerous leadership positions during her college years with Student Foundation, Associated Student Government, Student Organizations Council, and Honor Code Committee.  She was the recipient of the Laura Mauro Endowed Scholarship, the John Garrison Leadership Scholarship, the Dean’s Leadership Award Scholarship, and the Associated Student Government Scholarship.  Lindsey was selected for the Housley Principled Leadership Program and the Faith and Values Leadership Forum.  She is pursuing a career as a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist.  Her hope is to balance a career with international travel and volunteerism.






Alumnae/College Relations

Hope Brusevold


Hope was initiated into the Kappa Chapter (University of Texas) of Zeta Tau Alpha.  During her time as a collegiate she held a variety of positions in the chapter as well as through other student organizations. A few years after graduation from The University of Texas, she became active in the Alumnae chapter and served on the board as VP Programming (2008-2011) and in 2007 began as the PC Advisor for Kappa Chapter.

Hope is the Director of Marketing & Broker Resources at Oxford Commercial, managing the commercial real estate company’s marketing, giving and staff. Hope is grateful for the strong mentors that have helped shape her career and gives her time to volunteer with young leaders in Austin including ZTA, Livestrong Texas 4000 for Cancer and Girls School of Austin. Hope isalso on the leadership committee at her church, St. Julians of Norwich Episcopal Church and serves as a route volunteer for Meals on Wheels and More.





Brittany Partridge

Brittany is from Carmel Valley, Ca and pledged Zeta Tau Alpha at the Iota Omega chapter at University of Maryland, College Park in Spring 2007.  She graduated from California State University Sacramento with a degree in Health Care Administration in 2010. Brittany them moved to Austin to complete Graduate work at UT in Health Information Technology. She works on the Clinical Informatics Team at Seton Family of Hospitals. Brittany really enjoys the outdoors in her spare time you can find her adventureing all over Texas with her new husband Matt.








Rachel Waugh

Rachel pledged Zeta Tau Alpha at Texas State University (Theta Psi) in Fall 2009. She served the Chapter as the Sisterhood Chair on the Program Council, Senior Panhellenic Delegate on the Executive Council and also served as the Vice President of Public Relations on the Texas State Panhellenic Council. She graduated from Texas State with her degree in Consumer Science and Business Administration. She now works as the Senior Store Manager at Maria & Kyndal’s Boutique in Westlake. Since graduation Rachel has become involved in the National Association of Professional Women and Texas Young Professionals. Rachel stays busy in her spare time by fulfilling her Austin Bucket List!



Vice President, Fundraising

Lara Burns

Lara was initiated into the Kappa Chapter (University of Texas) of Zeta Tau Alpha in the fall of 2003.   During her time as a collegiate she held a variety of positions including Web Master, Preference night chair, and Panhellenic Delegate for Zeta.  While working towards her major in Economics and a minor in Business Lara fell in love with Austin and has called it her home ever since.   Since graduation Lara has continued to be active in Zeta Tau Alpha serving as, VP Programming, and Co-VP Membership in the past.  To balance her daytime job as CFO & COO of Urbanspace LLP she is currently involved in several organizations such as including the Junior League of Austin, Austin Children’s Shelter, Young Texans Against Cancer, & RECA.






Julia Laskowski

SecretaryCorresponding-JuliaLaskowskiI am a native Austinite and pledged Zeta Tau Alpha in 2002 at The University of Texas at Austin. I served as the Communications chair in 2004 and on the Executive Board as House Manager in 2005. After graduating, I moved to San Antonio to work for a civil engineering company to do land development. I immediately got involved with the local ZTA Alumnae Chapter and served as the Alumnae-Collegiate Relations (Kappa Chapter) chair. I only stayed in San Antonio one year because an opportunity to move back to Austin became available and I couldn’t resist! When I moved back to Austin, I got involved with the Alumnae Chapter and have served on the Austin Alumnae board as Membership, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and am currently serving as Treasurer. In my free time, I am a huge Longhorn fan (Hook ‘em Horns!) and love swimming and playing soccer.