“EWB builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.”
SPRING 2023 OFFICER ELECTIONS
Hi everyone, my name is Nirmal (he/him). I’m the President of EWB and love what we do as a club. I grew up in central New Jersey (shout out to the Garden state!). I’m a big fan of D&D, video games, and writing. As president, I do work for all three projects, but I was originally part of the Ex-Nicaragua Project. I love EWB because of the sense that the work I’m doing matters. Our project teams always push through the challenges put before them and make sure our end solutions are effective and sustainable. As President, I want to lead, organize, and help our E-board accomplish all of our club’s goals, from our internal operations to our project meetings. Let’s make this a great year for EWB!
Hi! My name is Claire (she/her) and I am this year’s vice-president of internal operations! I am from Pennsylvania, and I am also a part of RPI Quidditch. I have previously been involved with the Panama Project. EWB is an awesome place where you meet cool people and learn how to help people using engineering!
Hi, everyone! My name is Daniela (she/her), I am the vice-president of project management and am happy to be in my fourth year as part of the amazing EWB-RPI. A fun fact about me is that I am originally from Mexico City and moved to PA when I was about 8. Since joining EWB I’ve been mainly a part of our Ex-Nicaragua Project and really enjoyed helping orchestrate community relations in Spanish, and helping with the overall design and strategy of our work. I have gained invaluable experience through EWB and hope I can continue to help our projects advance and reach all of their goals this semester and beyond!
Hi! My name is Cristina and I am from NYC; outside of EWB I love to sing, dance and take part in material/business clubs on campus. As a member of the executive board, I am the treasurer of EWB, handling all the finances to ensure the club can fulfill its goals. The main project I take part in is the Panama project, mainly because it is a place where communities with students struggle to obtain the necessary infrastructure to become successful in their studies. During my tenure as treasurer, I plan to aid the Panama project in visiting Panama during summer 2023, bringing as many members as possible, while coming up with strategic ways to grow our budget and expand our capabilities!
Hey everyone! I’m Sophia (she/her) and I am the Professional Liaison for this semester, as well as part of the Panama Salt Creek Project for our chapter at RPI. I am from Auburn, Massachusetts and I am also a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. I love to try new things, travel, watch horror movies, and play video games. I joined EWB because I have always been so interested in the impact this organization has on different communities internationally. I really enjoy the sense of community that is held in the group and I look forward to finding people with similar perspectives that are not as familiar with the extent of our involvement, communicating with other EWB chapters and further establishing a name for the organization around our university and community.
Hello, my name is Brianna (she/her), and I’m the Community Relations Coordinator for EWB! While I’m originally from the Dominican Republic, I spent most of my life in Massachusetts. In my free time, I like to play volleyball and watch anime. I joined EWB because I am passionate about engaging with different communities to create solutions to real world problems. Right now, I’m involved with our Panama Project and in the future, I hope to help EWB reach the goals planned out for 2023!
Hi! I’m Chloe (she/her), I am the webmaster for EWB this semester, and I’m from Oxford, MS. Outside of EWB, I enjoy theater, baking, watching tv, and going on hikes! I joined EWB this fall because I want to apply the skills that I learn in my major to helping communities gain access to basic necessities; I’m particularly interested in helping bring reliably clean water to communities, and am currently working on the Salt Creek sub-team of the Panama Project. During my tenure as webmaster, I hope to increase interest in the club so that more students have the opportunity to participate in this wonderful organization!
Hi, I’m Mateo (he/him) and am this semester’s Panama Project lead. I’m from Lima, Peru and on campus I’m also part of Partial Credit A Cappella and Swim Club, and am a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha. I joined EWB before I even arrived on campus because I believe in the club’s mission of helping others through engineering which is what I want to do with my degree after I graduate. As project lead, I want to ensure we continue to work hard towards completing our checklist of goals for the semester so we are as best prepared as we can be for (hopefully) traveling over the summer.
Hi, I am Connor and I am the lead for the Ex-Nicaragua Project (we are currently searching for a new project!). I am also involved with RPI Design, Build, Fly and the Rensselaer Rocket Society. In my spare time I am also a snare drummer in a bagpipe band and compete in international competitions every year. The picture included in this post is one of me marching in a Halloween parade recently. One thing I love about EWB is getting exposure to how engineering can have positive benefits in the world and the difference that we can all make. The Ex-Nicaragua project will select a new project this semester and begin work on helping our chosen community, hoping to travel to the community some time in 2023.
Hi my name is Samantha (she/her) and I am the Troy Project lead. I am from Bakersfield California. I am also a part of the volleyball team at RPI. I decided to join EWB to make a difference in the community. I hope to accomplish finishing the shed for EWB. This project has been on hold for years due to COVID and I believe getting the shed built will help the community break away from the past and into the future.
Hi everybody! I’m Jay (he/him) and I’m the director of club experience. I’m originally from Virginia but right now am coming from Lusaka, Zambia. I don’t have one particular hobby per se (as I like to do a lot of things) but I like to play a lot of sports including soccer, tennis, and basketball. Right now, I’m currently involved in the Ex-Nicaragua Project. I joined EWB because I really liked the mission and the whole purpose of EWB as a whole. I find it very neat that we can use the knowledge that we gain from the whiteboard in class and apply it to be able to solve real-world problems. What I look forward to and hope to accomplish as an EWB board member is to help be a key member in helping achieve all the goals that EWB has set out for this semester.