Founded in 1981, the Pi-Xi Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was the first Greek organization established at UC San Diego, and we’ve been prominent leaders on campus since then. With brothers participating in Division 1 athletics, Associated Students, and executive boards of other on-campus organizations, on top of schoolwork, the diversity among the men in our chapter resembles that of UC San Diego as well.
While this diversity certainly contributes to the strength of our brotherhood, we don’t let that define us. Rather, we don’t limit ourselves to pre-defined notions at all. Our brotherhood constantly evolves as new members join and more senior brothers graduate, which provides both fresh ideas and experienced guidance to our growth as a brotherhood. The only constant in Pi-Xi is our pride of being well-rounded gentlemen. We value men of high character, without exception.
We’d love to elaborate on what being a brother of the Pi-Xi Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon means, but there’s only so much we can convey here. If you want to learn more about our brotherhood, please feel free to message us via our Facebook or by contacting any of the executive board members to meet us in person.
Below is the Fall 2017 Rush schedule. If you have any questions about the rush process, the rush schedule, or TKE in general, please feel free to contact our Rush Chairs Scott and Nick, or visit our booth on Library Walk throughout Weeks 1 and 2.
Rush Chairs: Scott Mountain (661) 859-6785 & Nick Vandenburg (267) 614-7217
Shuttling to off-campus events will start 15 minutes prior to the event from the Upper Muir parking lot.
Coming all the way from Athens, Greece, Athena is a junior Sixth College student with a major in Math/Economics and a double minor in Computer Science and Accounting. She is an active member of Chi Omega and works as an assistant in the Center for Student Involvement at UCSD. In her free time, Athena also volunteers as a math tutor to underprivileged high school students at The Preuss School. After graduation, she wishes to pursue a career in Investment Management and eventually get her MBA at a top-tier school.
Mio was Pi-Xi Chapter’s Sweetheart in 2014-2015. Befitting of her character and how loving she was as Pi-Xi Sweetheart, she was nominated and subsequently selected to be TKE International Sweetheart for 2015-2016.
Andrew Liu is an Investment Banking Associate at Arma Partners, a London headquartered Investment Bank, focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions advisory and is based in Palo Alto. Previously, Andrew held roles at JMI Equity, a $2 billion dollar AUM private equity firm, and Union Square Advisors, a boutique investment bank in San Francisco. While an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Andrew served as Recruitment Chair and was a respected voice within the chapter until his graduation in 2012. Andrew graduated from UCSD with a degree in Management Science.
Casey Baumgartner is an analyst at Maverick Research China. His primary work is in the planning and production of market reports, as well as working with the research team on Maverick's custom projects. Casey is originally from San Francisco, California. While an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Casey served as both Publicity Chair and Vice President of External Affairs. He received his B.A. in International Politics, with a minor in Chinese Studies from UCSD in 2012.
Ryan O'Rear is the co-founder and CEO of Contemporary Capital L.L.C., a La Jolla-based private equity and venture capital company. His company sources seed-round and Series A funding from angel investors interested in buying out equity in technology, life sciences, and alternative energy startups. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Natural Health Solutions, an Australian nutraceutical company that produces cholesterol-lowering dietary supplements. Ryan also recently secured a position as an amateur team racer driving for Scuderia Ferrari Motorsports. While an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Ryan served as Treasurer and Fundraising Chair. He graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Political Science and Mathematics.
Kevin is an analyst in Citigroup's Technology Investment Banking Division based in San Francisco. Prior to Citi, he was an analyst in Piper Jaffray's Technology Investment Banking Division, also based in San Francisco. While at UC San Diego, Kevin served as President and Vice President of Marketing for the Interfraternity Council, Historian, Vice President of Alumni Relations and Publicity Chair for Tau Kappa Epsilon, and founded Arete Visuals, a photography and video company. Kevin graduated from UCSD in 2013 with a degree in Political Science, receiving distinction with honors for his thesis work on The Political Value of Facebook and Implications for American Campaigns.
Along with his brother Jaime, Grant is the co-host of "The Celebration", a web-based travel series documenting unique cultural festivals around the world. Grant is a 2014 graduate from Muir College with an Honors degree in Political Science. He also served as Pi-Xi's Prytanis from 2013-2014. Grant pledged with the Beta-Mu class in Fall of 2010. Click here to see their first episode together.
Bradley Feest is a Data Scientist and Research Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation, working on an Autonomy Research and Development Team based in Redondo Beach. His team is tasked with applying the latest breakthroughs in Big Data, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence to the development of new applications within the Defense Industry. While an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Bradley served as Treasurer, Educator, and President, and has acted as an advisor to chapter leaders since his graduation in 2014. Bradley graduated from UCSD with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2014 and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2013.
Philanthropic outreach is an important part of every frater’s experience here at Pi-Xi. From participating in various on-campus organizations’ philanthropy events to organizing large-scale events of our own to hosting blood drives and community clean-ups, we take pride in knowing we positively influence our surrounding communities.
Tau Kappa Epsilon has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Pi-Xi consistently contributes to advancing cures and preventions targeted at devastating children’s diseases. We have organized multiple events with full proceeds going towards benefiting St. Jude and it’s mission.If you would like to check out Tau Kappa Epsilon’s partnership with St. Jude, please click the link here. If you would like to contact our chapter’s philanthropy representative, please email Joey Gronovius at email@example.com.
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