2021-2022 Executive Board

Advisor & Counselor

Elizabeth Holloway

Advisor

Neera
Jain

Counselor

 

Officers

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Angie Zhang

President

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: Conceptual Design (Lockheed Martin - Skunkworks); Structural Design (Lockheed Martin- Skunkworks); F-35 Flight Test (Lockheed Martin); System Safety (Northrop Grumman); Supersonic Commercial Flight Research (AAE Department); Integration & Test (Northrop Grumman)
Involvements outside of SWE: PSEF
Favorite SWE Memory: Meeting up with all SWE members at the National Conference!

She/Her/Hers

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Marina Lennartz

Treasurer

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: 5-session Co-Op at Closure Systems International; Summer internship at L3Harris Technologies
Involvements outside of SWE: Women in Engineering M&M Program, Professional Practice Ambassadors, Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society
Favorite SWE Memory: Being on the SWE Grand Prix team and our team placing 5th in the 2021 Grand Prix Race!

She/Her/Hers

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Priya Desarazu

Vice President

Major: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: Research Assistant - Purdue University Department of Mechanical Engineering; Supply Chain Intern - PepsiCo
Involvements outside of SWE: Intramural Sports, Alpha Pi Mu (IE Honor Society)
Favorite SWE Memory: Outreach Bonding Fall of 2020 - We got to tie dye shirts! :)

She/Her/Hers

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Claire Settlemyre

Secretary

Major: Building Information Modeling
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: Poynter Sheet Metal - HVAC and specialty sheet metal manufacturer; Power Construction - Large general contractor in Chicago.
Involvements outside of SWE: Outside of SWE, I am a Polytechnic Ambassador where I give tours and answer questions at events for potential incoming Purdue students.
Favorite SWE Memory: My favorite SWE memory is the board retreat my sophomore year. It was my first year as a chair and I got to meet so many wonderful people on the board and get to know them better. It was a great experience to also grow together and build each other up. This always reminds me how supportive my fellow SWE members are and how much I love to be apart of this organization.

She/Her/Hers

 

Directors

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Hannah Mitchell

Professional Director

Major: Biological Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Elanco Internship Summer 2021; SEAPHAGES Research Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
Involvements outside of SWE: PSUB Open Mics, Research with Dr. Kari Clase
Favorite SWE Memory: Attending my first AMM freshman year and meeting so many fellow female engineers and future friends!

She/Her/Hers

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Adia Raya

Communications Director

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Goodyear summer 2021 Intern
Involvements outside of SWE: WIEP Mentor, WIEP IGED LTC, WIEP I2D2 LT, Engineering Dean’s Scholars, Horticulture Club, ME 290 Mentor
Favorite SWE Memory: Grand Prix 2021 when our team placed 5th in the race! It was such a great experience and the girls on the team are all so much fun. It was so great to see all of our effort pay off in the end.

She/Her/Hers

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Elizabeth Murphy

Outreach Director

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: None
Involvements outside of SWE: Treasurer of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Fundraising director for club softball
Favorite SWE Memory: My first outreach committee meeting!

She/Her/Hers

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Allie Losey

Technical Director (F)

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Summer 2020: R&D intern at Caterpillar (I worked on designing and testing metal face seals with the engineering team); Summer 2021: Sales engineering intern at Siemens (I’ve been assisting the Chicago/Milwaukee smart infrastructure sales team from a technical standpoint)
Involvements outside of SWE: I’m the VP of External Affairs for GEARE Ambassadors and am also a TA for the OPP office. Come talk to me for anything study abroad related!
Favorite SWE Memory: Attending the SWE local conference in Raleigh, NC as a freshman. It happened weeks before COVID-19 shut everything down, and I’m really excited to get back to attending SWE networking events, educational sessions, and mentoring in-person again!

She/Her/Hers

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Kyla Souza

Professional Director

Major: Environmental & Ecological Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: I’ve worked with Webb chemical as an intern last summer and I did research in the ABE department this summer
Involvements outside of SWE: None
Favorite SWE Memory: My favorite memory was Girl Scout day in 2019 when we were able to do activities and see them build different things!

She/Her/Hers

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Rama Coimbatore

Communications Director

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Date: December 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: SURF Program Fellow, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Co-op with Cook Research Inc.
Involvements outside of SWE: BME Student Ambassador, BME Society, WIEP Tutor
Favorite SWE Memory: Playing pictionary during the 2021 WE Local Conference! Some of the words were quite challenging and the drawings were super funny! I had fun laughing with my fellow SWEople!

She/Her/Hers

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Becky Cantrell

Outreach Director (F)

Major: Civil Engineering
Graduation Date: December 2021
Internship/co-op/research experience: Internship: Weihe Engineers & Ford Motor Company
Involvements outside of SWE: Purdue sustainability student council, Chi Epsilon
Favorite SWE Memory: Working alongside my fellow SWE members at outreach events and seeing the kids engage in and enjoy the event we worked to put on for them

She/Her/Hers

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Allison Mou

Technical Director (S)

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: August 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: I am currently a manufacturing engineering co-op with Collins Aerospace, in Minneapolis! I have been learning a lot about automation and manufacturing, which is super exciting! Previously, I have also conducted research on rotating detonation engines at Zucrow Labs.
Involvements outside of SWE: I have done EPICS in the past, as well as having tutored for WIEP
Favorite SWE Memory: Finally getting to experience grand prix this year! Highs were high and the lows were low, but overall, an amazing experience and I'm so excited to do it again.

She/Her/Hers

 
 

Chairs

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Patool Kutmah

Career Fair

Major: Computer Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: GE Aviation, NextEra Energy
Involvements outside of SWE: Arab society, MSA, Purdue Engineering Outreach, Women in Engineering
Favorite SWE Memory: Spring Board Retreat 2020

She/Her/Hers

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Mary Vaughn

Evening with Engineers

Major: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Date: Fall 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: On 3/5 Co-Op rotations with Sonoco Products
Involvements outside of SWE: Purdue Bible Fellowship, Rock climbing
Favorite SWE Memory: Friday morning bagels and community!

She/Her/Hers

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Megan Bingenheimer

Professional Committee

Major: Environmental & Ecological Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Summer 2021 at Generac Power Systems in Waukesha, WI as an Environmental Health & Safety Intern
Involvements outside of SWE: Purdue Swim Club and IMPACT
Favorite SWE Memory: Attending the career fair/internship panel and learning about all the cool internships the SWE ladies were involved in and to hear their advice!

She/Her/Hers

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Sofia Alfieri

Mentoring

Major: Biological Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: Biomaterials undergraduate research; Agricultural Engineering internship; NSF REU biopharmaceutical engineering program
Involvements outside of SWE: Triathlon club - officer and swim coordinator, adipose tissue engineering undergraduate research
Favorite SWE Memory: Ice cream social in Earhart's lobby fall freshman year because it was my first time meeting so many amazing SWEople

She/Her/Hers

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Mimi Wadley

Outreach Committee

Major: Civil Engineering
Graduation Date: December 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: I have just completed my third of five sessions for a co-op with the geotechnical civil engineering company Terracon (formerly Earth Exploration) in Indianapolis
Involvements outside of SWE: I am also involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers and Purdue University Choir
Favorite SWE Memory: My favorite SWE memory is when I volunteered for an Outreach event my freshman year and got to build blanket forts with kindergarteners

She/Her/Hers

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Kaylee Smith

SWEekend

Major: Computer Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: N/A
Involvements outside of SWE: Kappa Delta, Stempower, Honors Ambassador, Spikeball Club
Favorite SWE Memory: The picnic!

She/Her/Hers

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Olivia Miller

Girl Scout Day

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: Hospitality internship but not really relevant lol
Involvements outside of SWE: Black Tie Dinner (BTD), Purdue Dance Marathon (PUDM), Women in Engineering Program (WIEP)
Favorite SWE Memory: Helping with the SWEekend event

She/Her/Hers

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Hana Wong

Social Media (S)

Major: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Date: December 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: NASA Attitude Control Systems Intern (Summer 2021); Technology Co-Op with GE Appliances (On-going)
Involvements outside of SWE: Boiler Ambassadors, Engineering Tomorrow, EPICS, Research, Purdue URSC, SCALE (Workforce Development Program), Co-Op, Purdue Chi Alpha
Favorite SWE Memory: Helping run Girl Scout Day as an Activity Lead in the springtime!

She/Her/Hers

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Claire O'Connell

Athletics

Major: Civil Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: Currently none but this summer I was a swim coach and instructor!
Involvements outside of SWE: Club Waterpolo, Greek life
Favorite SWE Memory: Playing intramural volleyball and meeting new friends in my same major!

She/Her/Hers

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Erin Bollin

Social Committee

Major: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: P&G Intern 2021; Canberra Corporation Intern 2020
Involvements outside of SWE: Paint Crew, CHAARG
Favorite SWE Memory: Playing for the SWE sand volleyball intramural team!

She/Her/Hers

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Grace Rennekamp

General Meeting

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: I had the opportunity for a volunteer experience in my local hospital’s Biomedical Engineering Department!
Involvements outside of SWE: I am involved in MIND (Medical Innovation Networking and Design), Mentors and Mentees, Purdue Bands, and Purdue’s Running Club
Favorite SWE Memory: Meeting virtually with my Blog Co-Chair, Priyanka, weekly to make fun blog posts and bond :)

Pronouns

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Dhanya Sankar

Team Tech

Major: Computer Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Systems Engineering Intern at Cohere Technologies
Involvements outside of SWE: PSEF, Women In Engineering
Favorite SWE Memory: Getting to meet all of the team at Retreat!

She/Her/Hers

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Lauren Lemke

Grand Prix

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: McNaughton + McKay Electric Company
Involvements outside of SWE: N/A
Favorite SWE Memory: Placing 5th in last years Grand Prix race and seeing all our hard work pay off

She/Her/Hers

Smiling Young Man

NAME

Position

Major: Major
Graduation Date: DATE
Internship/co-op/research experience: WORK
Involvements outside of SWE: INVOLVE
Favorite SWE Memory: MEM

Pronouns

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Jenn Short

Grand Prix (F)

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: December 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: Research in Manufacturing Design Laboratory (Spring 2021); Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship @ MDLab (Summer 2021),; Internship at Andretti Autosport on IMSA WeatherTech Challenge LMP3 Team; Future Co-Op with GE Aviation (Fall 2021)
Involvements outside of SWE: Phi Sigma Rho Sorority, juggling club, Purdue concert bands
Favorite SWE Memory: Winning 5th at the Grand Prix this year after a season of hard work

She/Her/Hers

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Isha Chavan

Networking Night

Major: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Engineering Research Fellow at CISTAR NSF Engineering research center; Undergraduate research fellow (SURF); Data Quality Intern at Altman Inc.; Global Leadership and Consulting Intern at Upkey
Involvements outside of SWE: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Omega Chi Epsilon ChE Honor Society, Instructional Technology Support, Research assistant to
Favorite SWE Memory: Participating in Team Tech

She/Her/Hers

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Megan Prange

Market Yourself

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: ME Summer Research: Understanding, Users, Stakeholders, and Beneficiaries
Involvements outside of SWE: Purdue Cycling Club, EDPS Fellows
Favorite SWE Memory: Being on pit crew for our SWE Grand Prix team!

She/Her/Hers

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Helen Rumsey

Professional Committee

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: Environmental Compliance Engineer Intern - Cummins
Involvements outside of SWE: Purdue Formula SAE, undergraduate research
Favorite SWE Memory: Attending the Grand Prix with the SWE team.

She/Her/Hers

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Anjali Padiyar

Outreach Committee (F)

Major: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Biohaven Pharmaceuticals
Involvements outside of SWE: AIChe, GEARE, WIEP, and OXE
Favorite SWE Memory: Packing for the SWEkend

She/Her/Hers

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Olivia Osuch

SWEekend

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: None yet:)
Involvements outside of SWE: Purdue Orientation Programs (BGR), Intramural Volleyball, Biomedical Engineering Society
Favorite SWE Memory: Writing questions of the week on the office board while working as the office assistant to the SWE secretary!

She/Her/Hers

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Priyanka Pereira

SWE Next

Major: Computer Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: For several years, I've worked at an organization called Breakthrough Silicon Valley, a college access and readiness program for underserved students, who will typically be first or second generation college students. I teach math, chemistry, and a choir elective for middle school during summers. I hope to get more major-specific internship and research experience these upcoming semesters :)
Involvements outside of SWE: I'm a General Manager with College Mentors for Kids here at Purdue, where I run activities every week with local elementary school kids who are partnered with Purdue college students. I'm also joining the community choir this semester since it's my first semester on campus!
Favorite SWE Memory: My favorite SWE memory is definitely Girl Scout Day in spring 2021! I was leading a breakout room with 4 girls in it, and they were just so fun to talk to and were so creative with the activities. Two of them were sisters at the same computer, and they were racing and competing the whole time. I was online that semester, so it was really cool I was still able to participate so much

She/Her/Hers

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Alia Ahmed

Social Media (F)

Major: Computer Engineering
Graduation Date: Fall 2021
Internship/co-op/research experience: Internships at Nucor Steel, John Deere, and Charles Schwab
Involvements outside of SWE: Honors Engineering, IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
Favorite SWE Memory: 2019 Nationals in Ontario!

She/Her/Hers

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Meagan Williams

Webmaster

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2022
Internship/co-op/research experience: Vehicle Dynamics Active Safety Application Software Engineer at Bosch (Summer 2021)
Involvements outside of SWE: Sigma Delta Tau, Project Manager of the ISBVI EPICS Team (feel free to ask me anything about EPICS!), Women in Engineering M&M Program
Favorite SWE Memory: Meeting and getting to know new people at AMMs! I love hanging out and talking with fellow SWEople:)

She/Her/Hers

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Kate Wilson

Social Committee (F)

Major: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: GE Healthcare Supply Chain - Lean Leader Intern for CT Gantry Line
Involvements outside of SWE: PurdueTHINK (student-led, internal consulting club for Purdue)
Favorite SWE Memory: SWE Local Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina

She/Her/Hers

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Gen Trese

General Meeting

Major: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Internship at Borg Warner
Involvements outside of SWE: Purdue Bands and Orchestras, IEEE, Undergrad TA for ENGR 161/162
Favorite SWE Memory: End of year picnic this past year

She/Her/Hers

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Mahati Potharaju

Diversity & Inclusion

Major: First Year Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2024
Internship/co-op/research experience: None
Involvements outside of SWE: Women in Aerospace, Hiking Club, Women in Aviation, Badminton, Singing
Favorite SWE Memory: Having a lunch picnic and painting sesh with all the OAs and Chairs on Krach Lawn!

She/Her/Hers

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Shreya Misra

Team Tech

Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Internship at Laminar Technologies LLC, an Iowa-based startup
Involvements outside of SWE: International Aerospace Council at Purdue - President, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Student Advisory Council - Mentoring Team Member
Favorite SWE Memory: PSWE Local 2021

She/Her/Hers

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Molly Sharp

Grand Prix (F)

Major: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Date: May 2023
Internship/co-op/research experience: Internship with NLign Analytics in Cincinnati, Ohio; Co-op with Emcor Automated Controls in Indianapolis, Indiana
Involvements outside of SWE: I am in Women in ECE and I work as a UGTA for EPICS
Favorite SWE Memory: Watching Kart 47 appear on the leadership board during the very last second of the race signaling PSWE Black got fifth despite just barely qualifying for the race. Cheering and hugging with my teammates was the first time I really felt apart of something and that I helped us accomplish more than our goals.

She/Her/Hers