Officers

 

Connie Feinberg – President

Junior – Industrial Systems Engineering

president@ewbncsu.org

Hello guys, gals, and nonbinary pals! I’m a junior in Industrial Systems Engineering here at good ole NC State. I love people and I want to make the world a better place, so EWB was a great fit for me! It’s an incredible organization that wants to empower everyone involved. I wish I had joined EWB the second I stepped foot on campus! I was worried that I might not have the skills needed, but I’m here to spread the word that EWB is open to every skill level and major (yes! Non-engineers too!).

 

 

AndyAndy Grieshop – Faculty Advisor
apgriesh@ncsu.edu

Dr. Andy Grieshop of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is the awesome faculty advisor for our chapter. Click here to read more about Dr. Grieshop’s work.

 

D. Conner Borkowski –  Vice President of Projects
Sophomore – Electrical and Computer Engineering with minors in Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Science

vp_projects@ewbncsu.org

Hey Everyone, I joined EWB when I first arrived at NC State and have since been a project lead and now VP of Projects. I am all about teamwork, community, and interdisciplinary learning and I hope that as a chapter we can make the world feel a little more friendly through the relationships we cultivate. I am all about learning things I don’t learn in school and meeting new people, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

Amy Butler 

Vice President of Chapter Development

Senior – Civil Engineering

vp_development@ewbncsu.org

My name is Amy Butler and I am a senior in Civil Engineering. I have been a part of Guatemala Water Project for 2 years now and have been the Community Director of the chapter since the beginning of the year. Outside of EWB, I am the President of NC State’s chapter of the American Concrete Institute, I’m involved with It’s On Us, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and during my free time I enjoy rock climbing.

Project Leads


Jennifer Woods –  Sierra Leone Water Systems Co-Lead

Senior – Mechanical Engineering slw@ewbncsu.org

Hi, my name is Jennifer Woods, and  I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering who has been part of EWB since my freshman year. I will be serving as co-lead for the Sierra Leone Water project come summer 2019. I am incredibly excited to continue working with this project & team who are so passionate! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Michael Myers – Sierra Leone Water Systems Co-Lead

Senior – Chemcal Engineering, Minor in Business Entrpreneurship

slw@ewbncsu.org

Hey! My name is Michael Myers, I’m a senior in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business Entrepreneurship, and I am a co-lead for the Sierra Leone Water project for EWB. Outside of school, I like hiking, golfing, and spending time with friends. If you have any questions or comments, I’m all ears!

 

Sydney Allen – Guatemala Water Systems Co-Lead
Junior – Environmental Engineering
gws@ewbncsu.org

Hi! My name is Sydney Allen and I am a junior in Environmental Engineering. I’ve been a part of NC State’s Engineers Without Borders chapter and the Guatemala Water Sources project for a year and a half now and I have loved every second of it! This organization has truly shaped me both as a young engineer and a young adult and I wish for every other member to encounter a similar experience. If there is anything I can do to enhance this journey for you please do not hesitate to reach out!

Jenny Gosney – Guatemala Water Systems Co-Lead Junior – Civil Engineeirng
gws@ewbncsu.org

Hey guys! My name is Jenny Gosney and I am a junior studying Civil Engineering. I am currently one of the co-leads for the Guatemala Water Systems project. I love being a part of the EWB community and a service-based project. The project in Guatemala has taught me so much technically and personally.  Outside of school I love to be outdoors and to exercise (especially yoga). If you have any questions feel free to email me!

 

IMG_5564Evan Grant – Sierra Leone Renewable Energy Co-Lead
Senior – Mechanical Engineering
slre@ewbncsu.org

Howdy, my name is Evan Grant and I am currently a Senior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Art and Design. I have spent one year as a member of the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy project team. This organization represents a tremendous opportunity for students with a passion for international service to use and develop their professional skills in order to help others in developing regions meet their fundamental needs. The projects we complete have a significant impact on the lives of real people abroad, and I am excited and honored to now serve as a project lead! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to either me or Conner if you have any questions or just want to chat!

Conner Borkowski – Sierra Leone Renewable Energy Co-Lead
Sophomore – Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering with a Renewable Electric Energy Systems Concentration

slre@ewbncsu.org

Hey everyone, I am D. Conner Borkowski and I am a Sophomore Studying Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering with a Renewable Electric Energy Systems Concentration. I started with EWB in 2018 and traveled to Sierra Leone with the Sierra Leone Renewable Energy (SLRE) coming into 2019. I am super excited to be a larger part of this service based community and hope I can continue this, possibly as a career. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about EWB or SLRE.

Stephen Griffith – Local Projects Co-Lead
Junior – Mechanical Engineering
local_projects@ewbncsu.orgMy name is Stephen Griffith, I’m an undergrad in Mechanical Engineering, graduating in 2021. I have been a co-lead for Project North Carolina since August of 2019. I have a passion for making a change in our local and state communities, and I work to make our project the best that it can be. I hope to be a force for positive change in our state. In my free time I like to go cook, go hiking, and spend time with my wife.

Sophomore – Environmental Engineering

local_projects@ewbncsu.org

My name is Ashlyn Wilson and have been a co-lead for NCP since January 2019. I love Engineers Without Borders and international development, but have grown to care more and more about North Carolina’s needs during my time with NCP! My favorite part of leading our team is watching the group grow in numbers and in knowledge about NC issues. We have a really great group of students who share my passion for helping others and I can’t wait to see what lives they will lead. Feel free to reach out about what we are working on or if you want to get involved in our local volunteering efforts.


Chapter Development Officers


Sydney Allen – Administration Director

Junior – Environmental Engineering

administration@ewbncsu.org

Hi! My name is Sydney Allen and I am a Junior in Environmental Engineering. I’ve been a part of NC State’s Engineers Without Borders chapter and the Guatemala Water Sources project for a year and a half now and I have loved every second of it! This organization has truly shaped me both as a young engineer and a young adult and I wish for every other member to encounter a similar experience. If there is anything I can do to enhance this journey for you please do not hesitate to reach out!

Nizhoni Henry  – Public Relations Director
Freshman – Chemical Engineering & Political Science

pr@ewbncsu.org

Hey everyone! My name is Nizhoni Henry and I am a first-year student intending to double major in Chemical Engineering and Political Science. I love music, service, anything outdoors, and people! Don’t be afraid to reach out to me if you’re interested in our Engineers Without Borders chapter here at NC State – I promise I won’t bite.

 

 

Jeel Vachhani – Financial Director

finance@ewbncsu.org

 

Sindhu Polavaram – Fundraising Director

fundraising@ewbncsu.org

Hello! I’m Sindhu Polavaram and I’m a freshman planning on majoring in Chemical Engineering and Spanish. I am currently the Fundraising Director for our EWB chapter and have been involved with the Guatemala Water Systems project this past semester. My experiences with EWB have shown me about what it is to be an engineer and the incredible impact one can have through service. Feel free to reach out with any ideas or questions about EWB and fundraising!

 

Ari Felder – Technical Director 
Junior – Mechanical Engineering

webmaster@ewbncsu.org

Hey guys! My name is Ari, and I’m the Technical Director for EWB. I’m currently a Junior in Mechanical Engineering, and this is my first year in EWB! I’m so excited be involved with our chapter and to help improve the world around us. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me or one of the other officers an email!

image.pngHolly Newman – Partnerships Director

Junior – Mechanical Engineering

partnerships@ewbncsu.org

Hey everybody! My name is Holly Newman and I am a Junior in Mechanical Engineering. I joined EWB last semester and I have loved being part of such a dedicated and passionate group of people! If you have any questions about partnerships or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

 

 

Julia Yan – Community Director

 

Sophomore – Civil Engineering

community@ewbncsu.org

Hello everybody! My name is Julia, and I’m the community director this year for EWB. I’m a sophomore in Civil Engineering concentrating in Structures. I joined EWB last semester, and am a part of the Irrigation subteam under North Carolina Projects. In addition to EWB, I play club volleyball and beach volleyball here at State. I also am a big fan of climbing trees, trees in general, running, reading, and learning new skills (currently attempting rock climbing). If you have any ideas for fun things to do this year, just let me know!