Board

PennEWB Executive Board 2014

 

Co-President – Larry Fan, Wharton ‘15 | juntian [at] wharton.upenn.edu

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Larry is a junior in Wharton, studying Management, Finance & Marketing and minoring in Anthropology & Mathematics. He began his involvement with EWB during his first semester at Penn before becoming the VP of Public Relations for Penn EWB and leading the EWB-USA Northeast Region Conference. Currently, he is also co-leading the Cameroon project. Larry looks forward to yet another amazing implementation trip to Cameroon and establishing opportunities to engage the Penn community at large – aspiring engineers, ambassadors, consultants, doctors and nurses alike. During his free time, Larry enjoys trying new foods, traveling, and doing random, spontaneous things.

 

Co-President – Alia Lahr, Engineering ‘15 | lahralia [at] seas.upenn.edu

Alia is a junior studying Bioengineering and minoring in Engineering Entrepreneurship. She has been involved with Penn EWB since her first semester here. Her primary involvement has been as the Vice President of International Relations, as a member of the Guatemala project team, and a past team leader for the project. She has travelled to Guatemala for EWB projects three times. She looks forward to working with all of EWB’s committees in the coming year to implement sustainable projects and increase EWB’s presence both on campus and internationally. At Penn, she is also involved with Biomaterials Research and is a member of Sigma Kappa as well as the club tennis team. She loves traveling to new places, Spanish, and finding new foods!

 

VP of Local Projects – James Lovey, Engineering ’16 | jlovey [at] seas.upenn.edu
jamesJames Lovey is a sophomore mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  Since his first semester at Upenn, he has invested a lot of effort into designing and presenting hands-on science labs for W.B. Saul High School’s EWB afterschool program.  James embraces the challenge of combining valuable learning experience with entertainment during these weekly lessons and every other aspect of his life.  After enjoying his role a crucial driver towards the completion of the Saul irrigation project, he is currently seeking to involve his committee in other local sustainability projects.  James hopes to use his interests in product design and the environment to create consumer products that bridge the gap between convenience and sustainability

 

VP of Public Relations – Wyatt Shapiro, Engineering ‘15 | shapirow [at] seas.upenn.edu

Wyatt Shapiro is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics with a concentration in Energy and Sustainability. He has been a member of Engineers Without Borders since arriving at Penn and was the Volunteer Committee Leader for the EWB USA Northeast Regional Conference. This summer, he will be going to Cameroon as part of the implementation team. As the new VP of Public Relations, he hopes to spread the word about EWB so more Penn students can take advantage of the awesome opportunities the club provides. Outside of EWB, Wyatt is a member of The Mask and Wig Club, the nations’ oldest all male musical comedy group, where he plays trombone for the band. His favorite TV shows are Mad Men and HIMYM.

 

Co-VP of Design – Aardra Rajendran, Engineering ‘16 | aardra.rajendran [at] gmail.com

Aardra is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Bioengineering and a major in South Asian Studies. She has been involved with EWB’s Design Committee since her first semester at Penn. Aardra has been a large part of the research on microfludics device development, and as VP of Design, she hopes to further this ongoing project. She also aims to create more sustainability-based initiatives, using Design as a means to learn hands-on and support green technology and solutions. Outside of Penn EWB, Aardra does research on cardiac tissue engineering and plays sitar for Sargam. She loves chocolate and talking about philosophy and wishes it could be summer all year long!

 

Co-VP of Design – Shriram Sundararaman, Engineering ‘16 | shrirams [at] seas.upenn.edu

shriramShriram Sundararaman is pursuing a BSE in Bioengineering and a minor in Mathematics while on the pre-med route. As a freshman, Shriram helped spearhead the microfluidic initiative of the Design Committee. As a VP of Design, He is excited to collaborate with other students here at Penn to engineer products with real world applications.  Besides EWB, Shriram is heavily involved in undergraduate research in an optogenetics lab and is also an avid member of Penn Masti, the premier co-ed South Asian fusion dance team on campus!

 

 

Treasurer – Chetna Johri, Wharton & Engineering ‘16 | cjohri [at] wharton.upenn.edu
chetnaChetna is a sophomore in the M&T program, studying Bioengineering and concentrating in Healthcare Management and OPIM. In addition to Engineers without Borders, Chetna is doing research with the Healthcare Management department and is part of the Weiss Tech House Community Relations Committee, MedX Externship Committee, and Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Club. Her hobbies include running and reading.

 

Chief of Media and Operations – Eric Jiang, Engineering ‘16 | jianger [at] seas.upenn.edu

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Eric is a sophomore pursuing a BSE in Digital Media Design with a minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship. He first became involved with EWB as a freshman before becoming the website manager this past fall. As a strong proponent of both community service and sustainability, he hopes to strengthen outreach and communication between EWB and its members – current and prospective; he hopes to improve EWB’s impact both on and off campus, and ultimately, to improve the lives of others. Outside of EWB, Eric is involved with Pi Kappa Alpha and PennConnect. He enjoys graphic design as well as listening to, writing, and playing music in his free time.

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory Board

Joseph Sun

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Director, Office of Academic Programs

School of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS

 

Megan Doherty

Associate Director for International and Service Initiatives, SEAS

 

 

John Keenan, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, SEAS

Associate Dean for Education, SEAS

Faculty Adviser, PennEWB

 

Kenneth Foster, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Department of Bioengineering, SEAS

Faculty Adviser, PennEWB

 

 

Tony Sauder, P.E., P.G.

Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, SEAS, and Department of Earth & Environmental Science

Senior Hydrogeologist, Pennoni Associates

Professional Mentor, PennEWB