Emily Johnson – President
Junior – Biomedical Engineering
Hey y’all! My name is Emily Johnston and I am the current President. I’m a junior in Biomedical Engineering and I stumbled upon EWB at the beginning of freshman year and allowed it to change my life! I have held many different officer positions and have had the great opportunity to watch the organization and the members in it grow and evolve through my time with it. I am so excited for what we are going to have going on in the near future!
This is my second year working with Engineers Without Borders; in addition to VP of Chapter Development, I am a member of our chapter’s Sierra Leone Water Systems project. My involvement with EWB has been amazing experience. I have gained invaluable skills and lifelong friends. I look forward to watching our chapter and students grow over the next year!
Nathan Hansen – Vice President of Projects
Senior – Mechanical Engineering
I a member of the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy project. I plan to lead the smooth transition of the chapter finances to the national office, as well as implementing a consistent, reproducible and predictive budget to facilitate the large scale vision of the chapter and goals of the project teams.
I have been a part of the Bolivia Water Sanitation (BWS) project since Fall 2012 and was lucky enough to take part in the May 2013 implementation trip. The project’s goal is to increase and improve the water supply at a school in the highlands of Bolivia. As new project lead, I am excited to keep the project moving forward!
The success of the BWS project (and EWB in general) is dependent on help from people with a wide range of skills and talents. Please contact me if you are interested in getting involved, no matter what your major is!
Hello, I’m Vini and I’m the project lead for the Sierra Leone Water Systems committee! I believe that having a direct application for one’s education fuels the passions that can change the world, and that is exactly what I’ve gotten out of my time with Engineers Without Borders. I am determined to make this project a success, so please email me to learn more about what we’re doing and how you can be a part of it (no matter what your major is).
Kushɛ! (“Hello” in the Krio language of Sierra Leone) My name is Leif Reinert and I am the Project Lead for the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy Committee. I am senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering and I have been a member of EWB for 3 years now. Last Summer, I traveled on our first implementation trip to Sierra Leone, West Africa. I am committed and excited about working hard with our team over the next year in helping this community meet their energy and computing needs. Please email me with any questions about our work or to learn more about how to join.
With local projects, I want to give myself and others a chance to get outside of the box and start applying their thinking to the real world. Classrooms are a start, but they also strip away the social and design dimensions that engineers often only have a chance to practice after graduation.
I became involved last year out of an interest in international work, and I’ve since become interested in the local dimension of EWB involvement. Raleigh is a growing city with plenty of opportunities for EWB members to get some useful experience, while also doing some good.
Chapter Development Officers
Owen Webster – Financial Director
Freshman – Mechanical Engineering and Economics
My name is Owen Webster. I am majoring in both mechanical engineering and economics. My greatest passion is implementing science, technology, engineering, and entrepreneurship to affect positive social change. Through Engineers without Borders, I have found that this objective is very attainable. My involvement with Engineers without Borders began during my first semester at NC State. I am eager to serve the organization and work towards realizing its noble goals in a manner that reflects well on our wonderful chapter and university.
John Merrill – Administration Director
Freshman – First Year Engineering
Hello, everyone! My name is John Merrill and I am a freshman with Environmental Engineering intent. I am the current Administration Director of our EWB NCSU chapter and a member of the Sierra Leone Water Systems project team. I joined EWB this past fall and have already seen some of the incredible things that this great organization has done and plans to do. I can’t wait to see the impact we continue to make over the years to come!
Colin Davis- Fundraising Director
Senior – Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Microbiology
I am excited about the work and impact Engineers Without Borders has globally, locally, and on campus. Being able to collaborate and interact with fellow members is as a rewarding and fulfilling experience as any and I am humbled by their passion. In addition to my officer position I am involved with the Bolivia Water Systems project for a second year. I look forward to supporting this organization in an official capacity and cannot wait to raise plenty of funds in the coming months! Please email me with any questions or if you would like to contribute in any way!
Hey! My name is Amber Fields and I am a junior in civil engineering. This is my second year being involved with EWB after joining the fall of my sophomore year. In addition to being the Public Relations Director, I am a member of the Sierra Leone Water Systems project. I have loved being in EWB so far and I can’t wait to see what is to come.
Taha Arif – Professional Development Director
Sophomore – Mechanical Engineering
Hey guys! I am a sophomore in Electrical and Computer Engineering, I am in charge of the fundraising committee for Sierra Leone Renewable Energy. I enjoy bicycling, slacklining, and freestyle slam poetry. My goal in life is to travel abroad and implement renewable energy systems abroad.
Neera Chatrath – Media Specialist
Junior – Computer Science
Hey! I’m Neera Chatrath and I am a junior in Computer Science. I came across EWB sophomore year and decided to join it in Spring 2014. As media specialist, I hope to use media to attract a larger crowd to spread interest for EWB and the EWB NCSU chapter to promote their mission and vision.
Hey Guys! I’m Josh, the current Webmaster for this awesome EWB chapter here at State! I got started this Spring and wanted to become a bigger part of what makes this organization so great: the people, the mission, and the purpose. I look forward to spending my undergrad career with EWB-USA, NCSU, and who knows, maybe I’ll stay here for grad school too! If you have any questions or concerns [or compliments :)] feel free to let me know!
The responsibilities of each officer can be seen here.