SWE Leadership 2021-2022

Executive Board


Executive Board email: swe.eboard@umich.edu Elle Cai President swe.pres@umich.edu Elle is a senior from Troy, MI studying biomedical engineering with a minor in Gender and Health. Outside of SWE, she is involved in Michigan Club Taekwondo and research at the Shikanov Biomedical Engineering Lab. She enjoys strong cups of tea, good books, volunteering at the local soup kitchen, and spending time with friends and family. Katie Beeman Internal Vice President swe.internal-vp@umich.edu Katie is a senior in electrical engineering from Ovid, MI. Outside of SWE, she works in the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility. She enjoys knitting, crochet, cross stitch, and all things in the fiber arts in her spare time. Mykel Dolinski External Vice President swe.external-vp@umich.edu Mykel is a senior studying biomedical engineering! She’s from Trenton, MI and is a part of ESG and gowns for good, in addition to SWE! She enjoys swimming with her niece and nephew, kayaking, and spending time with her orange cat, Kitty! Charvi Chhatwal Treasurer swe.tres@umich.edu Bio coming soon! Arianna Bressler Secretary swe.sec@umich.edu Arianna is a senior from Dundee, Michigan and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Multidisciplinary Design. Outside of SWE, Arianna was a mentee, and then a Peer Mentor in WISE RP and loves doing research with two professors at UMTRI. In her free time, she loves to read, hang out with friends, and play video games or board games.




Corporate and Alumni Relations


For general questions, please email swe.car.info@umich.edu Eva Mason Corporate and Alumni Relations Co-Director swe.car.directors@umich.edu Eva is a junior studying Computer Engineering. Outside of SWE she is a part of Techlab Climate Change on the Carbonfree Chemicals team and also involved in IEEE. In her spare time she enjoys drawing, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends. Gabrielle Reszke Corporate and Alumni Relations Co-Director swe.car.directors@umich.edu Gabrielle is a senior from Pinconning, MI majoring in Chemical Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is involved AIChE. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Law and Order, gardening, gaming, and spending time with friends. Jenna Sherwin Administration Officer & EOY Officer swe.car.admin@umich.edu swe.car.eoy@umich.edu Jenna is a junior from Grand Rapid, MI majoring in Civil Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is the Vice President of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is involved with the project team BLUELab Thailand. In her free time, she enjoys thrifting, cooking, and hanging out with friends. Emily Wallace Secretary swe.car.sec@umich.edu Emily is a sophomore from Scottsdale, Arizona studying biomedical engineering. Outside of SWE, she is also involved in Blueprints for Pangaea and M-HEAL. She enjoys traveling, going to coffee shops, and spending time with friends. Nipuli Gunaratne Finance & Alumni Officer swe.car.finance@umich.edu swe.car.alum@umich.edu Nipuli is a junior from Ann Arbor, MI studying Chemical Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is involved in ChE/MSE research and AIChE. In her free time, she likes to read, crochet, watch sitcoms and spend time with friends. Ramani Tyagi Student Coordinator & Alumni Relations Officer swe.car.sc@umich.edu swe.car.alum@umich.edu Hi, I am Ramani Tyagi! I am from a senior majoring in computer science and I'm from Canada. I am passionate about using technology to create positive impact. Currently, I am a research assistant in the CAD-AI research laboratory. I'm also a part of the ProjectX team and an engineering peer mentor. Ketaki Gaikwad Purchasing Officer & Professional Development Officer swe.car.purch@umich.edu swe.car.pd@umich.edu Ketaki is a sophomore from St. Joseph, MI studying computer science and business. Outside of SWE, Ketaki is also involved with Sigma Eta Pi. This past summer, she had the opportunity to work at Microsoft as a Program Manager intern. In her free time, Ketaki enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and tennis. She is looking forward to her third year in SWE. Maggie Chen Publicity Officer & Professional Development swe.car.pub@umich.edu swe.car.pd@umich.edu Maggie is a junior from Brooklyn, NY majoring in Computer Science. Outside of SWE she is also a member of Girls Who Code and part of the Multidisciplinary Program. She enjoys drawing, baking, and traveling!.




Marketing & Membership


Arianna Bressler Marketing & Membership Director swe-mandm@umich.edu Arianna is a junior from Dundee, Michigan and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. For the last two years, Arianna was a mentee, and then a Peer Mentor in WISE RP. In her free time, she loves to read, hang out with friends, and play video games or board games. Jamie Hare Web Presence Officer swe.web@umich.edu Jamie is a senior from Otsego, MI studying Computer Engineering with an International Minor. Outside of SWE she is involved with Alternate Reality Initiative and UMBees. She spent the last summer in Ann Arbor interning at Microsoft virtually. Her interests include augmented reality, origami, autonomous robotics, reading, aesthetics, sci-fi movies, and beekeeping. Sahana Reddy Publications and Marketing Officer swe.pub-mark@umich.edu Enakshi Deb Membership Officer swe.membership@umich.edu Enakshi is currently a junior from the Philly suburbs. She is majoring in Electrical Engineering with a German Studies Minor. Enakshi is interested in working with biomedical devices in the future and loves meeting new people. In her free time, she likes to read, watch TED-ED videos on YouTube, and eat chocolate. On campus, she is also a part of Michigan Sahana, the Michigan Mars Rover team, and a part the newly founded WECE (Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering)! Paulina Rajski Member Engagement Co-Officer swe.membeng@umich.edu Paulina is sophomore majoring in Industrial and Operations Engineering with an International minor. She is especially interested in sustainable development, socially-engaged design, and participatory action research. Outside of SWE, Paulina loves making short films and traveling. Recently, finished producing her first documentary. Her favorite cartoon is Scooby Doo. Katie Martin Member Engagement Co-Officer swe.membeng@umich.edu Katie is a Junior from Grand Rapids Michigan and is studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Material Science Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is a research assistant in the Biomechanical Lab and a member of the recreational tennis team. In her free team she loves to play tennis, swim, and watch Planet Earth.




Outreach


Harshini Murali Outreach Director swe.out@umich.edu Harshini is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. She is from West Bloomfield, Michigan and enjoys trying new foods, watching scary movies, and playing tennis, and attending Michigan Football games. Outside of SWE, she is involved in Alliance Consulting Group. She is super excited about expanding outreach and making it accessible to more students. Mary Ho Girl Scout Outreach Officer swe.girlscout@umich.edu Mary is a sophomore from Boulder, Colorado. She is majoring in Computer Science Engineering and is minoring in business. She is passionate about research and is currently working with a lab that uses lidar technology in Antarctica in order to explore unknowns in the atmosphere. Outside of work and academics, she enjoys hiking fourteeners, baking, and volunteering. Anjana Krishnan High School Outreach Officer swe.highschool@umich.edu Anjana is a junior from Portage, MI studying biomedical engineering with plans to go to medical school. At Michigan, Anjana is a hospital tutor as part of Opportunities to Educate Children, a tutor for Michigan Athletics, and a research assistant at UMTRI. She enjoys traveling, volunteering with children, playing tennis, and trying new restaurants. In her free time, you can find her eating Taco Bell or playing pictionary with her friends. ​​ Katherine Nicholson Middle School Outreach Officer swe.middle@umich.edu Katie is a junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan studying Data Science Engineering. She is passionate about supporting girls in STEM and is involved with several women in STEM themed organizations on campus, including WISE RP and FEMMES. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing intramural volleyball, and watching movies! Kaitlyn Barr Kaitlyn Barr Elementary School Outreach Officer swe.elementary@umich.edu Kaitlyn is a junior from Troy, Michigan studying Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. At Michigan, she works as a student research assistant performing fuel cycle optimization research, an instructional assistant for NERS 211, and an M-Write teaching fellow for Math 216. Her hobbies include sewing, baking, reading, and thinking about elephants. In the summer of 2019, she was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to an elephant reservation in Thailand and play with the baby elephants. In case you were curious, they are adorable and very cuddly! Annabel Sharnowski Alternative Spring Break Co-Officer swe.out.asb@umich.edu Annabel is a sophomore from Novi, Michigan, planning on majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is part of the BLUElab Nicaragua project team. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, swimming, travelling, and music. She also enjoys volunteering, especially working with children, and can’t wait to do more volunteering through SWE next year! Julia Rice Alternative Spring Break Co-Officer swe.out.asb@umich.edu Julia is a Junior from Sterling Heights, Michigan studying Computer Science. Her hobbies are baking, playing the piano, and playing card games and board games with friends. She loves reaching out to young women to offer them the chance to get involved in engineering, because if it weren't for SWE, she would not be studying engineering. Ketaki Gaikwad SWENext Officer swe.swenext@umich.edu Ketaki is a sophomore from St. Joseph, MI studying computer science and business. Outside of SWE, Ketaki is also involved with Michigan Aeronautical Science Association. This past summer, she had the opportunity to work at Ford Motor Company as a Manufacturing IT intern. In her free time, Ketaki enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, photography, and tennis. She is looking forward to her second year with SWE.




Public Relations


Michelle Cai Public Relations Director swe.pr@umich.edu Michelle is a junior from Troy, MI studying biomedical engineering with a minor in Gender and Health. Outside of SWE, she is involved in Michigan Club Taekwondo and immunoengineering research at the Shea Lab. She enjoys strong cups of tea, good books, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Kyra Kothawala Social Officer swe.pr.social@umich.edu Kyra Kothawala is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering from Portage, MI. Her interests include traveling, reading, music, and intramural sports. She is also involved in BLUElab India Project and passionate about sustainable, socially-engaged design. Lily Craighead Community Relations Co-Officer SWECommunityRelations@umich.edu Lily is a sophomore from Clarkston, MI studying Civil Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is involved with Cru and the WISE RP. She also works at CAEN in the web department. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, attending basketball games, and watching movies. Sandra Dubaisi Community Relations Co-Officer SWECommunityRelations@umich.edu Sandra is a senior from Dearborn Heights, MI studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in International Studies and Materials Science Engineering. Outside of SWE, Sandra is also a Resident Advisor and works at a lab in the NCRC. She loves to hang out with her friends, watch movies, travel to new places, and meet new people! Elizabeth Lu College Relations Co-Officer SWECollegeRelations@umich.edu Elizabeth is a sophomore from Canton, Michigan studying Computer Science. Outside of SWE, she is involved in MEG Consulting. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading, graphic design, and drinking green tea with honey Akshaya Jagadeesh College Relations Co-Officer SWECollegeRelations@umich.edu Akshaya is a sophomore from Fair Lawn, New Jersey studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is also involved with the Mars Rover Team and Alpha Gamma Delta. In her free time, she loves to play tennis, drink coffee, and spend time with friends!




Summer Engineering Exploration Camp


Lily Craighead Lily Craighead SEE Camp Co-Director swe.seecamp@umich.edu Lily is a freshman from Clarkston, MI planning on studying Civil Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is involved with the WISE RP and works in the lighting shop for University Productions. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, going to basketball games, and spending time with friends. Bridget Furlong Bridget Furlong SEE Camp Co-Director swe.seecamp@umich.edu Bridget is a senior from Plymouth, MI studying Computer Science Engineering. Outside of SWE, she works as a peer advisor in the CSE Undergraduate Advising Office. This past summer she interned at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis and after graduation she will be working for a security company in Seattle. In her free time she enjoys doing puzzles, traveling, playing The Sims, and spending time with her friends. Erin Mitchell Erin Mitchell SEE Camp Co-Director swe.seecamp@umich.edu




Team Tech


Shriya Shah Shriya Shah Team Tech Co-Director swe.teamtech.directors@umich.edu Shriya is a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. She is originally from Troy, MI. Outside of SWE, she loves playing basketball and other sports. Maddie Winter Maddie Winter Team Tech Co-Director swe.teamtech.directors@umich.edu Maddie is a junior in Mechanical Engineering. She is from Basking Ridge, NJ. Last year she was a member of Team Tech, and now she is a director along with Shriya Shah. Outside of SWE, she is a peer mentor for the College of Engineering. Emma Cho Team Tech Treasurer swe.teamtech.tres@umich.edu Emma is junior from Summit, New Jersey and is majoring in Industrial and Operations Engineering. She did research for the Nuclear Engineering department last semester and is the Member Development Chair for Tri Delta. Outside of school, Emma enjoys singing, reading and spending time outdoors! Talia Lamb Team Tech Communications Officer swe.teamtech.com@umich.edu