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2021-2022 Leadership

Shannon Clancy
Shannon Clancy

Shannon is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering. As a member of the Daly Design and Engineering Education Research Group, her research focuses on front-end design practices, specifically creativity in engineering, idea generation, and the development of divergent. She is from Pasadena, MD, and received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hammocking, kayaking, binge watching tv, and listening to musicals.

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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.

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Charlotte Zhao
Charlotte Zhao

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

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Courtney Videchak
Courtney Videchak

Courtney is a Ph.D. 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.

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Shannon Clancy
Co-Director
Connie Lee
Co-Director
Charlotte Zhao
Treasurer
Courtney Videchak
Secretary
Vibhavari Vempala
Vibhavari Vempala

Vibhavari is a second year Masters student in Biomedical Engineering. She works in the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Lab and her research interests include powered prosthesis and rehabilitation.

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Lauren Cooper
Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper is a Ph.D. 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.

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Songlin Liu
Songlin Liu

Songlin is a Masters 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.

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Emily Bao
Emily Bao

Emily Bao is a Ph.D. 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.

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

Christina is a Ph.D. 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.

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Raha Kannan
Raha Kannan

Raha is pursuing a Ph.D. 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.

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Ava Mauser
Ava Mauser

Ava is a Ph.D. 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.

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Sarah Bork
Sarah Bork

Sarah is a second year Ph.D. 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.

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Raha Kannan
Outreach - Girl Scouts
Christina Lee
Outreach - Elementary 
Sarah Bork
Professional Development
Ava Mauser
Outreach
Jessica Doshi
Jessica Doshi

Jessica is a first year Masters student in Industrial & Operations Engineering. She is from Mumbai, India and received her B.S. in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, traveling, and hanging out with friends.

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Alia Gilbert
Alia Gilbert

Alia is a Ph.D. student in Robotics researching multi-agent systems and human-robot interaction. She obtained a B.S.E in Engineering (Robotics) at Arizona State University. Her interests include traveling, reading, weightlifting, running, and watching movies.

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Shailaja Humane
Shailaja Humane

Shailaja Humane is a Ph.D. 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.

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Kelley Dugan
Kelley Dugan

Kelley is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering. She is advised by Dr. Daly with a focus in holistic engineering design. Kelley received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2017 and worked in the consumer appliance industry for two years before starting grad school. In her free time, Kelley enjoys walking around parks, reading books, and practicing yoga.

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Shailaja Humane
DEI
Jessica Doshi
Professional Development
Alia Gilbert
Membership
Kelley Dugan
Operations
Meagan Brucker-Hahn
Meagan Brucker-Hahn

Meagan is a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on making computational models of spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic pain. She received her B.S. in Computer Engineering from Kansas State University. In her free time, she likes to bike, embroider, and hang out with her dog.

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Yingxiao Zhang
Yingxiao Zhang

Yingxiao Zhang is a Ph.D. student in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, studying biosphere-atmosphere interactions and the effects of climate change. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. In her free time, she enjoys doing outdoor activities, eating good food, and hanging out with friends.

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Behnoush Rostami
Behnoush Rostami

Behnoush is a Ph.D. 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.

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Cecelia Kinane
Cecelia Kinane

Cecelia is a Ph.D. student in Macromolecular Science and Engineering. She is studying polymer design for soft robotics in the Pena-Francesch lab. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Cecelia received her BS in Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas, MN. In her free time, she enjoys rowing, camping, baking, and embroidering.

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Yingxiao Zhang
Networking
Meagan Brucker-Hahn
Media
Behnoush Rostami 
Career Fair Liaison
Cecelia Kinane
External Relations
Akshaya Jagadeesh
Akshaya Jagadeesh

Akshaya is a junior from Fair Lawn, New Jersey studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Outside of SWE, she works at the EAC and is involved in Rec Tennis, PMP, and Alpha Gamma Delta. In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends, shop, cook, drink coffee, and try new foods!

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Akshaya Jagadeesh
U-SWE Liason
Emma Purcell
L-SWE Liasion