Velvet Gaston – President
Senior – Environmental Engineering
I have worked with Engineers Without Borders for the past 3 years, and in that time I have had the privilege to see the amazing growth which occurs as students are exposed to the work of international aid and development. I am so happy to be a part of something larger than the scope of our every day lives as students, and look forward to the next year of work!
Jacob Robbins – Vice President of Projects
Junior – Physics and Applied Mathematics
I served as the Professional Development Director (PDD) for 1 year before being elected the vp of projects. Working on the chapter development committee has given me an appreciation for all that our chapter does here on campus, in addition to our projects abroad. As PDD, I helped organize many of the speakers, workshops, and social functions our chapter put on, and there were quite a few. I hope to continue helping EWB in their great mission, and getting to work with more great members and officers in the process!
Nathan Hansen is a member of the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy project. Nathan plans 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.
Hi! My name is Alec Pura and I am the project lead for the Bolivia Water Sanitation project. I am a senior in Biological & Agricultural Engineering and I have been a member of EWB NCSU/Bolivia project for one and a half years. I am extremely passionate about this club and the people in it. We were fortunate to have an implementation trip this Summer ’13 and I look forward to start a new project with Bolivia.
Hello, I’m Vini and I’m the project lead for the Sierra Leone Water Systems committee! I am extremely passionate about what Engineers Without Borders stands for and I am committed to the success of this project. Together, we can make a difference.
Hi, my name is Dylan Cawthorne and I am the Project Lead for the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy Committee. I’m a senior in environmental engineering, and I have been involved with EWB for 3 years. I went on an assessment trip to Freetown, Sierra Leone in Dec 2011/Jan 2012. I am excited at the prospect of working with the community to meet their energy needs!
Emily Johnston was an inaugural member of the local projects committee and a member of the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy project. As co-local projects lead she plans to improve communications with local organizations for the development of the community and members.
Alex Johnson was an inaugural member of the local projects committee and a member of the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy project. As co-local projects lead he plans to improve communications with local organizations for the development of the community and members.
Chapter Development Officers
Emily McGuinness – Financial Director
Sophomore – Textile and Chemical Engineering
Hello! My name is Emily McGuinness and this is my second year working with EWB-USA, NCSU. In addition to being Finance Director this year, I am also a part of the Sierra Leone Water Systems project. I really love working with EWB and I am looking forward to all the progress we will make in this upcoming year!
Sophomore, Electrical Engineering
Shraddha Sainath served as a member of the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy project and Fundraising. She has also served in a similar capacity in other university organizations. As the Administrative Director, Shraddha plans to assist in the overall direction of the chapter and to maintain a reproducible and dependable managerial system.
Sophomore, Electrical Engineering
Anushka Basavaraj was a member of the fundraising committee and Sierra Leone Water Systems project. Anushka plans to lead a fundraising committee to develop a procedure for fundraising events, such as Benefit Dinners. She also wants to increase corporate funding for the chapter.
Mahvish Zakaib was a member of the fundraising committee. She is co-lead of the fundraising and public relations committee. She plans to increase the presentability of the chapter and the number of publications of the chapters’ projects.
Suzanne Leonard – Professional Development Director
Sophomore – Biological and Agricultural Engineering
I’m Suzanne Leonard and I am a sophomore in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. As the 2013-2014 Professional Development Director, I am looking forward to helping advance the organization by planning helpful and informative meetings and workshops.
Raz Camby – Media Specialist
Senior – Electrical and Computer Engineering
I have been with EWB-USA, NCSU for two years as a member of Sierra Leone Renewable Energy project. My goal as EWB-USA NCSU’s 2013-14 Media Specialist is to use various medias to interest and engage people while maintaining the professionalism of the chapter.
Hi, I hope you are finding our website excellent. Maintaining the website is my most explicit responsibility but I also enjoy working with the Bolivia Water Sanitation team and promoting EWB in general. EWB is an amazing organization. Our members help people in developing regions break through engineering obstacles while gaining practical experience themselves. Teamwork is my favorite part of being in Engineers Without Borders. Feel free to contact me with concerns about the website or otherwise!
The responsibilities of each officer can be seen here.