Sean Anderson

Sean Anderson
Role: Member
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy
Year: Junior 

Sean is majoring in Electrical & Computer Engineering with an additional major in Engineering & Public Policy. He swims IM and distance Freestyle on CMU’s Swimming & Diving team. In his free time, In his free time, Sean enjoys running, soccer, and Chipotle.

Being a part of a community means making contributions that benefit each member of the community. Sean wants to help members of the College of Engineering better themselves in areas outside what’s taught in the classroom. He is excited to help students meet new friends, develop themselves into better professionals and members of society, and make their time at Carnegie Mellon unforgettable.

 

Gaurav Balakrishnan

Gaurav Balakrishnan
Role: Member
Major: Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Year: Junior

Gaurav is majoring in Materials Science and Engineering with an additional major in Biomedical Engineering. Outside of the Engineering Student Council, he enjoys playing and performing music and is the President of the Independent Musicians Organization. He is involved in Residential Life as an RA for the first-year dorm, Boss House. He is also been working with a lab studying nanoelectronics and their interaction with biological systems.

Gaurav is an international student from India and considers a creating a sense of community and home of great importance. By being on the Engineering Student Council, he wants to help create a sense of  togetherness, understanding, pride, and support. He is looking forward to his second year in this organization and building upon the work that has been done.

 

Monica Barrigan

Monica Barragan
Role: Member
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Junior

Monica is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Robotics.  In addition to Engineering Student Council, she is Social Chair for Fringe and a Social Media reporter for the Dean’s Office and works in the Robomechanics lab conducting research on terrain manipulation. In her free time, she enjoys eating, napping, and watching basketball.

After being a part of the First-year Advisory Board, Monica decided to join ESC to continue her role in working with other passionate students to further strengthen the College of Engineering community.

 

Devin Gund

Devin Gund
Role: Member
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering, International Relations & Politics
Year: Senior

Devin is majoring in Electrical & Computer Engineering with an additional major in International Relations & Politics. At CMU, he has been involved in leading campus policy on the Engineering Student Council and as a Chair in the Undergraduate Student Senate. Outside of school, Devin has interned at Apple for the past three summers and is studying in Washington D.C. for the fall while interning at the Securities & Exchange Commission.

To Devin, ESC is about promoting positive experiences that connect everyone in one community. CMU engineers have so many diverse background and interests, and by coming together we are capable of achieving anything. The engineer community leads to amazing things in the classroom, but should also be an important support system outside of academics.

 

Neha Kapate

Neha Kapate
Role: Member
Major: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Year: Senior

Neha is a majoring in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. In addition to being a member of Engineering Student Council, she is the President of Society of Women Engineers and is involved with research in a cardiopulmonary bioengineering lab, Greek Life, the Community Standards Board, and Mortar Board and Rho Lambda honor societies. Other activities that Neha enjoys are hiking, baking, and trying new Pittsburgh restaurants!

Neha finds her time spent in ESC rewarding because the organization helps promote a sense of camaraderie amongst engineering students. Surrounded by so many brilliant individuals, Neha believes we should take the opportunity to form as many connections with one another as possible and be empowered to reach our full potential, which ESC strives to help facilitate.

 

Ike Kilinc

Ike Kilinc
Role: Member
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Year: Sophomore

Ike is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering with an intended minor in Machine Learning. Outside of the Engineering Student Council, Ike serves as the VP of Projects for Engineers Without Borders, is doing research on utilizing computer simulations to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, and plays on the Club Tennis Team. In his free time, Ike loves to play the piano, exercise, and take naps.

As a Turkish immigrant who moved to the U.S. at the age of 6, Ike understands the value of belonging to a community. The high-trust environments that lie at the heart of meaningful communities represent the essence of courageous innovation. High-trust environments enable the curious to go beyond their comfort zone, to push the boundaries of what they believe is possible, and to take on seemingly impossible challenges without being afraid to fail. Ike believes that the most valuable asset any workspace can offer is the freedom to make mistakes and use them as opportunities to grow. Ike joined the Engineering Student Council to foster a community that gives others the courage to fail forward.

 

Kimberly Lamberti

Kimberly Lamberti
Role: Member
Major: Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Year: Junior

Kim is studying Mechanical Engineering with an additional major in Biomedical Engineering. In addition to Engineering Student Council, she has been involved with CMU in Haiti, Greek Life, the Society of Women Engineers, the Highland Ambassadors, Freshmen Orientation, and Strong Women Strong Girls. She also enjoys reading, travelling, and hanging out with friends.

After being a part of the First-year Advisory Board, Kim decided to join ESC to continue working to build a cohesive community of engineers at CMU. She enjoys seeing her peers at ESC events, as well as meeting new engineers in the community, and she is excited to continue building the friendly, supportive community that the College of Engineering strives to uphold.

 

Irene Lin

Irene Lin
Role: Member
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Year: Junior

Irene studies Electrical & Computer Engineering. She is also a Teaching Assistant in the ECE Department and an ECE Student Ambassador. She is interested in blockchain technology and human-computer interactions. In addition to human-computer interactions, she enjoys human-human interactions, longboarding, and dessert.

Irene volunteers her time to serve the engineering community because she loves to bring people together. After finding her place in ECE and her source of community, she desires to be a source for her peers.

 

Jennifer Lott

Jennifer Lott
Role: Andy Bear’s Chauffeur
Major: Chemical Engineering
Year: Senior

Jen is majoring in Chemical Engineering with minors in Chemistry and French.  She is the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Figure Skating Club, Treasurer of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, and a writing tutor at the GCC.  She is also involved in the Engineering Student Council, Society of Women Engineers, and CMAC Student Interviewer program.  In her free time, she enjoys Zumba and watching Law and Order: SVU.  

Having decided to study engineering after a middle school summer program at CMU, Jen is excited to study at a university that fosters a passion for engineering at all ages.  She has enjoyed her time in a community of inspiring and supportive engineers.

 

Caroline Morin

Caroline Morin
Role: Director
Major: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Year: Senior

Caroline is majoring in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. On campus, she has been involved with Engineers Without Borders, the Society of Women Engineers, Spring Carnival Committee, the All University Orchestra, Freshman Orientation, research in a biomolecular engineering lab, and of course, the Engineering Student Council!  In her free time, she loves running, hanging out with friends, and playing musical instruments.

Being part of a community means that you are surrounded by people who know exactly what you are going through, which is a support system Caroline believes is necessary to handle the rigor of CMU's engineering curriculum. She is excited to be a part of an organization that promotes a sense of belonging and school pride for engineering students.

 

Jack Ronayne

Jack Ronayne
Role: Member
Major: Chemical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy
Year: Junior

Jack is majoring in Chemical Engineering with a double major in Engineering & Public Policy. He is involved with Engineers Without Borders, Kiltie Band, Chem-E-Car, Global Business Brigades Panama, and the Engineering Student Council. His hobbies include trumpet-playing, kayaking, reading, hiking, and skiing.

The CMU Engineering community consists of highly talented and motivated individuals. Jack believes all CIT students are tied by a common purpose to learn and grow. This purpose is the foundation of the engineering community. He is passionate about expanding and improving this sense of community.

 

Tamvo Shah

Tanvi Shah
Role: Member
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year: Sophomore

Tanvi is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Chinese and Computer Science. In addition to ESC, she is involved with Carnegie Mellon Solar Racing, Engineers Without Borders, Fringe Buggy, and hopes to become more involved with Explorer’s Club. Outside of these commitments, Tanvi enjoys hiking, painting, and listening to miscellaneous podcasts.

As an engineering student, Tanvi has found that the College of Engineering is characterized by boundless opportunity across the disciplines. By joining the Engineering Student Council, she hopes to share her enthusiasm for collaboration and develop lasting friendships during our shared time here at CMU. 

 

Michelle Smyk

Michelle Smyk
Role: Member
Major: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Year: Senior
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

Michelle is majoring in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. While she enjoys her time with the Engineering Student Council, she is also actively involved with her sorority, Alpha Phi, as well as the Society of Women Engineers. During her time at Carnegie Mellon she has been a work study in the Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Lab and has conducted research in the Complex Fluids Engineering Lab. At the end of each day she gets to go home to her dog (a bernese mountain dog and poodle mix) named Zaboo, who she is training to be a therapy dog!

Being a part of the Engineering Student Council enables Michelle to add her own perspective to a diverse group of students as they organize fun social and professional development events to bring the engineering community closer together!

 

Sophie Yang

Sophie Yang
Role: Member
Major: Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy
Year: Sophomore

Sophie is majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy. Outside of the Engineering Student Council, Sophie is also the First-Year Advisory Board Liaison, a member of Fringe buggy, and a site leader for 1000plus. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, having free time, and high-quality ice cream.

Coming from a close-knit Pittsburgh suburb, Sophie really values having a supportive community. Sophie finds it important to foster a supportive and generous environment that students can rely on. She is looking forward to working with ESC on events and initiatives that help us grow individually and as a community.

 

Michael You

Michael You
Role: Member
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Year: Sophomore

Michael is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Outside of Engineering Student Council, he is also the Treasurer of Project Sunshine and plays violin in the All University Orchestra. In his free time, he enjoys learning virtuoso piano passages, cooking filet mignons, and coding bots that do useless things like play online games and update fantasy sports lineups.

Michael found events such as CIT Pride Day and Major Declaration memorable as part of his freshman year, because they were opportunities to bond with students outside of one’s major. In addition, he also strongly believes in promoting engineering identity and pride, since it makes students happier and more productive—the community that results gives fellow students a place to rely on for emotional and academic support.