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2020-2021 Leadership

Maryam Akram
Maryam Akram

I am PhD student in mechanical engineering. I received my BSc in mechanical engineering from University of Tehran. I am concerned about gender equality and women professional development. I enjoy reading, traveling and outdoor activities in my free time.

Connie Lee
Connie Lee

Connie is a mechanical engineering Ph.D student focusing on heat transfer coupled with neural engineering. A Los Angeles native, she graduated with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, California in 2017. She enjoys reading, watching movies with friends, playing the violin, and eating tasty food.

Shannon Clancy
Shannon Clancy

Shannon is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. As a member of the Daly Design and Engineering Education Research Group, her research focuses on the development of divergent thinking tools and practices in how we engage with and perceive engineering problems. She is from Pasadena, MD, and received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In her free time, she enjoys reading, hammocking, kayaking, binge watching tv, and listening to musicals

Courtney Videchak
Courtney Videchak

Courtney is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, advised by Dr. Andre Boehman with a focus on diesel engines fueled with alternative fuels. She grew up in Haverhill, MA, and received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Merrimack College in 2019 with minors in mathematics and business management. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, cooking, learning new things, and buying too many plants.

Maryam Akram
Co-Director
Connie Lee
Co-Director
Shannon Clancy
Treasurer
Courtney Videchak
Secretary
Vibhavari Vempala
Vibhavari Vempala

I'm a second year masters student in Biomedical Engineering. I work in the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Lab and my research interests include powered prosthesis and rehabilitation.

Lauren Cooper
Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering, working on creating novel setups for few-cycle pulses in fiber lasers. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Western Kentucky University in 2019. In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, running, reading the classics, and learning Russian.

Songlin Liu
Songlin Liu

Songlin is a Master student in the Computer Science and Engineering department. She received her bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix.

Emily Bao
Emily Bao

Emily Bao is a PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on Natural Language Processing. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan with a minor in Biology in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys biking, taking walks, and playing the piano.

Vibhavari Vempala
Activities
Lauren Cooper
Activities
Emily Bao
Networking
Songlin Liu 
Activities
Christina Lee
Christina Lee

Christina is a PhD student in biomedical engineering. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University in 2018. Her current research focuses on performance of upper limb prostheses and surgical intervention for better prosthetic control. Christina is originally from Korea but grew up in Singapore.

Raha Kannan
Raha Kannan

Raha is pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Biomaterials and Regenerative Engineering. She is originally from Oregon and went to Oregon State University for undergrad. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, playing board games, and binge-watching tv shows in her spare time.

Charlotte Zhao
Charlotte Zhao

Charlotte is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering. She is studying the self-assembly of nanoparticles with computational simulations. She enjoys reading and traveling in her spare time.

Sarah Bork
Sarah Bork

Sarah is a second year PhD student in Engineering Education Research studying engineering graduate students' mental health. She obtained a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State in 2017. Sarah likes to relax and recharge by camping, watching movies, and playing with her dogs.

Raha Kannan
Outreach - Girl Scouts
Christina Lee
Outreach - Elementary 
Sarah Bork
Professional Development
Charlotte Zhao
Professional Development
Ava Mauser
Ava Mauser

Ava is a PhD biomedical engineering student. She is from New Mexico and received her B.S. in chemical engineering with a minor in mathematics from the University of New Mexico. During her spare time, she enjoys working out, volunteering, watching movies and skiing.

Allison Vanderstoep
Allison Vanderstoep

Alli is a masters student in Industrial and Operations Engineering. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Hope College with a minor in Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing beach volleyball, traveling, and baking banana bread.

Shailaja Humane
Shailaja Humane

Shailaja Humane is a PhD student in Applied Physics, interested in computational plasma physics. She received her bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, and is originally from Warren, NJ. When she's not working, she enjoys baking, cooking, and finding new music to listen to.

Leanne Su
Leanne Su

Leanne is a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering. As a member of the Plasmadynamics and Electrical Propulsion Laboratory, she researches cross-channel interactions in nested Hall thrusters. She is from Seattle, WA, and received her B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys playing cards, embroidering, and caboozing.

Shailaja Humane
Membership
Ava Mauser
Networking
Alli VanderStoep
Membership
Leanne Su
Operations
Alex Moy
Alex Moy

Alex is a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on the mechanical and electrochemical behavior of solid state batteries. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. She is originally from Southborough, Massachusetts. In her free time she likes to play soccer, read, bike, and explore.

Charvi Chhatwal
Charvi Chhatwal

Charvi is an undergraduate junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering. On campus, she is involved with the Global Investments Committee and SWE. In her free time, she enjoys painting, hiking, and golf

Behnoush Rostami
Behnoush Rostami

Behnoush is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering, advised by Prof. Najafi. Her research is focused on the design and fabrication of neural probes, which are ultra-fine needles implanted in the brain to communicate with the brain cells. She received her bachelor's degree and master's degree both from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. She enjoys drawing and watercolor painting, reading , watching movies, doing Yoga, and running

Charvi Chhatwal
U-SWE Liason
Alex Moy
Media
Behnoush Rostami 
Career Fair Liaison
Cecelia Kinane
External Relations