Comprised primarily of, but not exclusively, history majors, Phi Alpha Theta is led by its four student officers: the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Marketing Chair. A student from the organization is also selected to serve as a representative of the student body on the Undergraduate History Council.
Executive Board, 2021
- Nils Peterson: Nils is the Phi Alpha Theta President for the 2021-2022 academic year. He is a junior studying history and Chinese with a particular interest in China’s legal system. Outside of PAT, Nils enjoys competing in ultra endurance events.
- Anastasia Bruss: Anastasia is a senior majoring in History and International Studies: Global Security and she is serving as the Vice President of Phi Alpha Theta this year. Her historical interests are primarily the history of 18th century Europe and its colonies, and Jewish History. Outside of Phi Alpha Theta, Anastasia serves as Team Principal of Wisconsin Racing Formula SAE, an auto racing team on campus, and enjoys skating with the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club.
- Julia Derzay: Julia works as the Secretary of Phi Alpha Theta this academic year. She is in her third year at UW-Madison and is majoring in economics and history. Her interests particularly lie in Southeast Asian history and American politics in the interwar period. This semester, Julia is finishing her honors senior thesis examining the La Follette dynasty of Wisconsin, and how the strength of their personal family bonds affected their political enterprise, the Progressive party, and electoral politics in general. Finally, she is excited to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief in the ARCHIVE Undergraduate History Journal in Spring 2022.
- Jeff Wang: Jeff is a senior pursuing a major in History and a certificate in Business. He is serving as the marketing chair and the Undergraduate History Council representative for PAT this year. Currently, Jeff is researching the legal impacts of 19th Century U.S. extraterritoriality in China. In his free time, Jeff enjoys cooking and playing rugby for the Badgers.