2015 Executive Board

Co-President - Frances R. Lu '16

Frances Lu is a junior in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering department. She is from the beautiful beach town of Wilmington, North Carolina. She has been a member of EWB since freshman year, and previously served as a Project Manager for the Sierra Leone Program. Outside of EWB, she serves as Co-Chair of the Student Volunteers Council Executive Board and a member of Princeton Business Volunteers. She loves photography and listening to music in her free time.. 

Co-President - Aaron Schwartz '17

Aaron is a Sophomore from Melville, NY studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. He developed an interest in sustainable development after participating in the Princeton University Bridge Year Program, where he worked with a local NGO to implement rural health development projects in and around Urubamba, Peru. Before serving as President, Aaron was Co-Director of Engineers Without Borders Sustainable Engineering and Development Scholars Program (SEADS). In addition to his involvement with Engineers Without Borders, Aaron plays the Saxophone in the Princeton University Wind Ensemble and woks for the social action non-profit Music is Medicine. 

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Co-Director of Outreach - Natasha Turkmani '18

Natasha Turkmani, a proud member of the Class of 2018, was born and raised in Washington, DC. She is currently majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a strong interest in water purification. In the fall semester, she fell in love with the Peru team and is now enthusiastic about serving the Board as their Co-Director of Outreach. Apart from Engineers Without Borders, she enjoys dancing hip-hop with BAC and tutoring at a local prison through Petey Greene. 

Co-Director of Outreach- Lucy .Z Tang '17

My name is Lucy Tang and I am a sophomore majoring in MAE. I grew up in the UK and am on EWB's Peru Team. I love being part of EWB because I am very interested in the sustainable development and clean energy fields, and being involved has been very rewarding. Outside of EWB, I play badminton, go rock climbing, volunteer with SVC and am an OA leader. I love spending any spare time I have with friends, reading and travelling.  

SEADS Co-Director - Catherina Pan '18

Catherina Pan is a freshman from the beautiful city of Vancouver in Canada. She is currently planning to study Molecular Biology with a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. Outside of class and EWB, Catherina is a passionate ballroom dancer, an International Orientation Leader, and loves doing pilates in her spare time or baking goodies in the kitchen.. 

SEADS Co-Director - Joshua Burd '17  

Joshua Burd is a sophomore pursuing CBE. Josh really enjoys jazz, and plays the saxophone in the concert jazz ensemble. He also sings in Umqombothi, an African A cappella group and will be an ARCA in Forbes this fall. 

 

Information Technology Director - Vibhaalakshmi Sivaraman '17

Vibhaa, a sophomore, hails from Chennai in India and is pursuing an engineering degree in Computer Science. Apart from EWB, she is involved with Princeton Women in Computer Science and the Princeton Hindu Satsangam. She is extremely passionate about dancing and is a part of the Princeton Bhangra team in addition to being an independent Bharatnatyam dancer.. 

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Secretary - Hassan Ejaz Chaudhry '18

My name is Hassan Ejaz and I am a freshman from Lahore, Pakistan majoring in Financial/ Electrical Engineering. I started off by being a part of the Kenya Team and I soon realized that I wanted to invest more time in it. Thus, I applied for the E-Board and was lucky to be selected as the Secretary. Engineers without Borders has been a rewarding experience for me. I always say that it is the closest thing to working in a NGO while being in college. Apart from EWB, I am involved with the USG. I am also a part of Pehchaan (Pakistani Students Association), play club cricket and serve on the board for MSA. When I am not busy working, you will most probably find me seeing Suits. I look forward to a fun year with EWB both as a member of the Executive board and also as a member of the New Project!!! 

Kenya Project Co-Manager - Brendan Hung '17

Brendan Hung is a sophomore from Happy Valley, Hong Kong studying Operations Research and Financial Engineering. He intends to pursue certificates in Finance, Statistics and Machine Learning and Applications of Computing. Brendan serves as a Project Manager for the Kenya Team and has traveled on the team's past implementation trip in August 2014 and assessment trip in January 2015. He is excited to help implement a second rainwater catchment system with the Muchebe Community as well as assess for future projects. Outside of Engineers Without Borders, Brendan enjoys traveling, playing racket sports and can often be found passionately glued to the TV watching Arsenal games.. 

Kenya Project Co-Manager (2014-15) - Cecilia Stoner '17

Cecilia Stoner is a sophomore from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with certificates in Materials Science and Robotics. She is the Project Co-Manager for the EWB Kenya Team and looks forward to the implementation of the team's second rainwater catchment system for the Muchebe community this summer. 

 

Kenya Project Co-Manager (2015-16) - Grace Lynch '17

Grace Lynch is a sophmore in the mechanical and aersopace engineering department. Along with Brendan, she is co-Project Manager of the Kenya team. She hails from the amazing city of Atlanta, Georgia and is super excited to start a new year with Engineers Without Borders. Outside of EWB and class, Grace is an OA leader and works in the Writing Center. She also loves to run and read!

 

Peru Project Co-Manager (2014-15) - Amanda Li '16

Hey everyone! I’m currently a junior majoring in EEB.  My involvement with EWB began when I attended the first meeting for the Peru team. In that meeting, and the meetings to follow, I soon became drawn into the mission and goals of EWB. I loved the idea of working closely with students from all different backgrounds, skill levels, and disciplines, applying our knowledge and learning from one another as we embarked on our task at hand: providing the community members of Peru with a sustainable water system. Wanting to become more involved in EWB, I decided to run for the EWB board, and was fortunate enough to be elected as Secretary. I am definitely looking forwards to this next year as both a member of the board and as co-Project Manager of the Peru team!

Peru Project Co-Manager (2014-15) - Kasturi Shah '16

Hi everyone! I'm a junior who lives in Mumbai, India and I'm going to major in Physics. I have been involved with the Peru team since the second week of my freshman year and have loved it from Day One. Managing the Peru project this year with Amanda thus far has been terrific! Outside EwB I can be found playing rugby for the women's club rugby team, planning events with the International Student Association and watching 'Homeland'.

Peru Project Co-Manager (2015-16) - Josh Umansky '16

Hi! I'm Josh and I'm a junior from Parsippany, NJ majoring in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with a certificate in Robotics. My third year with EWB, I have been fortunate enough to travel with the team to Perú for the past two summers and am so excited to help shape the future of the program as we partner with a new community! Working to bring potable water to the families of La Pitajaya has been by far the most meaningful thing I've ever done and I can't wait to engage all of our new members as we continue to make such an amazing impact!.

Peru Project Co-Manager (2015-16) - Corrie Kavanaugh '16

Hey guys! I am currently a Junior in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and I have been a part of the Peru team since first semester of my freshman year, when I served on the technical, community, and financial subteams, as well as being the Secretary on the Executive Board. I was fortunate enough to travel with the team these past two summers to finish out our project, and am super pumped to be leading this team next year! Working with Engineers Without Borders has been one of the highlights of my time here at Princeton, and I can’t wait to begin working on our new project! Some of my other involvements on campus include Princeton University Wind Ensemble, Princeton Running Club, Princeton Faith in Action, and Princeton Hindu Satsangam.

Dominican Republic Project Co-Manager - Alexander Byrnes '18

I am a sophomore from Allentown, NJ and am pursuing a degree in chemical and biological engineering. I joined in the very early stages of the Dominican Republic project during the spring of 2015 and currently focus on the technical parts of the project. When not working on EWB, I am a member of varsity sprint football, and also enjoy running!

Dominican Republic Project Co-Manager - Corinne M. Lowe '17

Corinne, originally from Incline Village, Nevada, is a sophomore in the CBE Department concentrating in energy and the environment. She is also pursuing a certificate in Sustainable Energy. Since the start of freshman year she has been an active member of the EWB-Sierra Leone team, specifically the technical sub team. Other than EWB, she writes or has written for several publications, including The Prince and Innovation Magazine.