Jeremy Lowe – President
Sophomore – Environmental Engineering and English

Hey guys! I am Jeremy Lowe and I am currently studying environmental engineering and English here at the best university in the world, NC State. I am thrilled to serve as President for EWB! I walked in the door about halfway through my first semester at NC State, and I haven’t wanted to leave since. I thoroughly believe in our efforts to empower the world through international development, and I hope to make a career out of it. If you want to get in contact with our chapter and get the gears moving, I’m your guy!

AndyAndy Grieshop – Faculty Advisor

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.


Daniel Cockson –  Vice President of Projects
Sophomore- Industrial and Systems Engineering

My name is Daniel Cockson and I have the honor to be a sophomore in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Philosophy at NC State University. Outside of EWB, I am heavily involved with undergraduate research, the Goodnight Scholars Program, and volunteer/non-profit work. Additionally, I am passionate about learning, reading, anything outdoors, and traveling.

Marie Spokas – Vice President of Chapter Development
Junior- Mechanical Engineering

Hello, I’m Marie Spokas and I am currently a junior in Mechanical Engineering. I joined EWB and the SLRE team in 2018, and was part of the SLRE travel team that completed the implementation trip over winter break. Outside of EWB I enjoy playing soccer, working at the gym, and baking cookies with my roommate. I am excited to serve EWB as Vice President of Chapter Development, and I look forward to seeing all our members at the next general body meeting! If you have any ideas, questions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Project Leads

Jennifer Woods –  Sierra Leone Water Systems Co-Lead

Junior- Mechanical Engineering

Hi, my name is Jennifer Woods, and  I am a junior 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

Junior – Chemcal Engineering, Minor in Business Entrpreneurship

Hey! My name is Michael Myers, I’m a junior 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!


Julia O’Brien – Guatemala Water Systems Co-Lead
Junior- Chemical Engineering and Spanish

Hi everyone! I’m Julia O’Brien and I am a junior studying Chemical Engineering and Spanish. I am one of the co-leads for the Guatemala Water Project team and have been involved with EWB since my freshman year, working as the Financial Director, participating in fundraising efforts, and traveling with our project team on both our assessment and implementation trips. I am so excited to see what this semester brings!

IMG_5429Luke Shealy – Guatemala Water Systems Co-Lead
Sophomore- Environmental Engineeirng

Hi, my name is Luke Shealy and I am one of the co-leads for the Guatemala Water Systems project. I’m studying environmental engineering here at NCSU. I also enjoy running, playing guitar, and audio production. EWB is a fantastic organization where technical knowledge can be utilized to make an impact. I am excited to work with EWB and expanded our mission of global development. If you have any questions, feel free to send an email.


IMG_5564Evan Grant – Sierra Leone Renewable Energy Co-Lead
Junior- Mechanical Engineering

Howdy, my name is Evan Grant and I am currently a sophomore 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 Virginia if you have any questions or just want to chat!

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

Hey everyone, I am D. Conner Borkowski and I am a Freshman 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.

IMG_5464Matthew Guin – Local Projects Co-Lead
Freshman – Civil Engineering
Hi! I’m Matthew Guin, a freshman in Civil Engineering here at NC State and a co-lead of Local Projects here in EWB. Already in my short time here I’ve been able to see what a special club and opportunity Engineers Without Borders is. The kind of work that it does, that combines practical engineering with social care, is something that betters both the individual and the community that they are working for. Here in Local Projects, we’re applying that mindset of diligent engineering for community betterment right here on campus and in the surrounding areas. I’m looking forward to being a part of it!

Freshman – Environmental Engineering

My name is Ashlyn Wilson and I am a freshman intending to study Environmental Engineering here at NC State. I live in the EcoVillage here on campus alongside many other environmentalists to try to learn more about how to take care of our beautiful planet. The only thing I’m more passionate about than the environment is helping people, and that’s why I love being a part of Engineers Without Borders! I attended the EWB interest meeting at the beginning of my freshman year and have been involved since! I’m looking forward to leading local projects alongside Matt this semester!

Chapter Development Officers

Sydney Allen – Administration Director

Sophomore – Environmental Engineering

Hi! My name is Sydney Allen and I am a sophomore 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!

Connie Feinberg – Public Relations Director

Sophomore – Industrial Systems Engineering

Hello guys, gals, and nonbinary pals! I’m a sophomore 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!).



Jeel Vachhani – Financial Director


Sindhu Polavaram – Fundraising Director

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 
Sophomore – Mechanical Engineering

Hey guys! My name is Ari, and I’m the Technical Director for EWB. I’m currently a sophomore 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

Sophomore – Mechanical Engineering

Hey everybody! My name is Holly Newman and I am a sophomore 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!




Amy Butler – Community Director

Junior – Civil Engineering

My name is Amy Butler and I am a junior 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.