SWE Leadership 2020-2021

Executive Board


Executive Board email: swe.eboard@umich.edu Sharon Thomas President swe.pres@umich.edu Sharon is a senior from Memphis, TN studying Computer Engineering with a focus in Embedded Systems. Outside of SWE, she is an instructional aide for EECS 270 and a part of CLAWS, an AR project team. In her free time, she enjoys painting, crafts, reading, and working on puzzles. Gillian Minnehan External Vice President swe.external-vp@umich.edu I'm a senior majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Music. I am from Tampa, FL. I consider the outreach trips to Liberia and India that our section does to be the absolute highlights of my time in college, and I encourage everyone to check them out! I also love to run, cook, spot dogs, and drink coffee or green tea. Allison Wilcox Internal Vice President swe.internal-vp@umich.edu Allison is a senior from Allentown, Pennsylvania studying biomedical engineering. She is passionate about designing affordable orthopedic devices and is the mechanical subteam lead for Michigan Neuroprosthetics design team. In her free time, Allison loves reading, hiking, and exploring Ann Arbor. Anezka Kovarik Treasurer swe.tres@umich.edu Anezka is a senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and a certificate in Sustainable Engineering. Outside of SWE, she works as a Chem 130 Study Group Facilitator, IOE Student Ambassador, and IOE Career Fair Director. In her free time, she likes reading sci-fi/ historical fiction, playing board games (virtually!?), and watching British dramas. Heba Abdallah Co-Secretary swe.sec@umich.edu Heba is a junior from Dearborn Heights, MI studying electrical engineering with a specialized study in embedded systems. Outside of SWE, she is part of a new organization called Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) and is an EECS 270 IA. In her free time, she likes to play soccer and tennis, read about news in the automotive industry, and drink coffee!




Corporate and Alumni Relations


For general questions, please email swe.car.info@umich.edu Brittney Honeycutt Corporate and Alumni Relations Co-Director swe.car.directors@umich.edu Brittney is a junior from Battle Creek, MI studying Computer Science and Math. She is an avid volunteer at her local humane society, a member of the Society of Women in Economics and she studied abroad last spring in Spain. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and going to football games. Mykel Dolinski Corporate and Alumni Relations Co-Director swe.car.directors@umich.edu Mykel is a junior studying biomedical engineering from Trenton, MI. She’s also a senator for Engineering Student Government and the president of Gowns for Good. She works in the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Lab, as well. She enjoys kayaking when it’s nice out and has super cute orange cat named Kitty. Nipuli Gunaratne Administration Officer & EOY Officer swe.car.admin@umich.edu swe.car.eoy@umich.edu Brittney is a sophomore from Battle Creek, MI studying Computer Science and Math. She is an avid volunteer at her local humane society, a member of the Society of Women in Economics and she studied abroad last spring in Spain. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and going to football games. Gabrielle Reszke Secretary & EOY Officer swe.car.sec@umich.edu swe.car.eoy@umich.edu Gabrielle is a junior from Pinconning, MI majoring in Chemical Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is involved with WISE RP and AIChE. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Law and Order, gardening, and spending time with friends. Leanne Alawieh Finance & Alumni Officer swe.car.finance@umich.edu swe.car.alum@umich.edu Leanne is a sophomore studying biomedical engineering. Outside of SWE, she is the secretary of Books for a Benefit and is involved in the Lebanese Student Association. She's from Dearborn Heights, MI, and in her free time she likes to bake, read, watch movies, and play board games. Eva Mason Student Coordinator & Alumni Relations Officer swe.car.sc@umich.edu swe.car.alum@umich.edu Hi, I'm Eva! I am from Jacksonville, Florida and am a sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering. Some of my hobbies include sewing, swimming, and playing volleyball. My favorite part about SWE is how it brings people together, so I’m thrilled to be the Student Coordinator and Alumni Relations Officer and am excited to help make this an especially great year! Samar Tawfik Purchasing Officer & Professional Development Officer swe.car.purch@umich.edu swe.car.pd@umich.edu My name is Samar and I'm a junior studying electrical engineering. I'm from Sterling Heights, MI. I'm also a part of Team Tech in SWE. Outside of SWE, I'm in WECE and Phi Sigma Rho. I enjoy traveling, football games, and exploring new coffee shops! Jenna Sherwin Publicity Officer & Professional Development swe.car.pub@umich.edu swe.car.pd@umich.edu Jenna is a sophomore from Grand Rapid, MI majoring in Civil Engineering. Outside of SWE, she is an officer for the American Society of Civil Engineers and is involved with the project team BLUELab Thailand. She also works as a receptionist for the Engineering Career Resource Center/Engineering Advising Center. In her free time, she enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.




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 Talia is a junior in Industrial and Operations Engineering. She is from Birmingham, MI. Outside of SWE, she is involved in Greek Life. She loves to watch movies, read, go to the Arb, workout and hangout with friends. She loves Michigan Basketball and loves to explore the restaurants of Ann Arbor. She hopes to have a career in healthcare operations and management.




Individual Positions


Jennifer Cheung Jennifer Cheung Career Fair Co-Director careerfair@umich.edu I'm a junior studying Data Science Engineering from Queens, New York. I am passionate about solving hard problems using data and technology. When I'm not representing SWE, I also enjoy reading both fiction and nonfiction, trying to reach new fitness goals, and spending time with friends and family. Liz Howden Elizabeth Howden Career Fair Co-Director careerfair@umich.edu Elizabeth (Liz) is a junior studying Computer Science Engineering. She is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Outside of SWE, Liz loves to bake (anything from chocolate chip cookies to intricate breads), read (Ruth Ware is her favorite author), or watch any collegiate level sports (but specifically her Michigan Wolverines!). This past summer she interned at Northrop Grumman and is excited to see what comes next! Charvi Chhatwal Grad-SWE Liaison swe.gradliaison@umich.edu Heba Abdallah Heba Abdallah SWE-India Co-Director hebaaa@umich.edu My name is Heba and I am from Dearborn Heights, MI. I am a junior studying electrical engineering with a specialized study in embedded systems. Outside of SWE, I am in the multidisciplinary program and the Arabesque Dance Troupe. In my free time, I like to play soccer, watch movies, hang out with my friends. Reva Kulkarni Reva Kulkarni SWE-India Co-Director kulkarnr@umich.edu Reva is a sophomore studying electrical engineering. She is from Ann Arbor and loves spending time in Gallup park. She is especially interested in cancer research and is a part of Dr. Deepak Nagrath's Systems Biology of Human Disease lab. Outside of SWE, research, and academics, she likes to exercise outdoors, spend time with her little sister, and travel. She has been to 9 countries around the world, and most recently visited southwest Australia in summer 2019. Olivia Dotson Olivia Dotson L-SWE Director swe.liberia@umich.edu Olivia is a junior pursuing a major in chemical engineering. She is from from Ypsilanti, MI, right outside Ann Arbor and a fun fact is that she can hula-hoop for over an hour. Ece Erben Ece Erben L-SWE Officer swe.liberia@umich.edu Ece Erben is a senior in Industrial & Operations Engineering, minoring in German and Entrepreneurship. She grew up in Istanbul, Turkey until she came to Ann Arbor for college. She loves helping other people, going to sporting events, reading crime novels, and eating ice cream! She also loves seeing new places and experiencing new cultures and one of her biggest dreams is to travel around the world!




Advisors


SWEet Caroline Section Mascot Natalie Setterberg Section Advisor natsett@umich.edu Krishna Garikipati Faculty Advisor krishna@umich.edu




Strategic Planning


Kathryn Beeman Strategic Planning Director swe.strplan@umich.edu Katie is an incoming junior studying computer engineering, but plans to switch to electrical engineering this semester! She is from Ovid, MI where there are 7 cows per person. She enjoys knitting anything and everything and hanging out with SWEople in her spare time. Nina Makhlouf Professional Excellence Co-Officer swe.sp.prof-exc@umich.edu Nina is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering and is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Outside of SWE, she is involved in the Daly Design and Engineering Education Research Group and the Steel Bridge Team. In her free time she loves to watch Michigan sports, play IM sports, and spend time with her friends.