Esther BedoyanEsther Bedoyan

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Bio: Esther is a sophomore studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and she joined ESC to help plan fun events for her CIT peers and to help build a sense of community within the general CIT body. On campus, she’s involved in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Women in ECE (WinECE). In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks outdoors, exploring new food places in Pittsburgh, and catching up with friends.


Vivian Cheng

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics.

Bio: Vivian is a sophomore from San Jose, California studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics. She is passionate about socially assistive technology that can help improve people’s quality of life. Outside of classes, she is an EXCEL Leader for 18-100, involved in Roboclub, and enjoys going on food adventures, traveling, playing the erhu, and more. She joined ESC in order to strengthen the bonds within the CIT community. 


Rohan DhesikanRohan Dhesikan

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bio: Rohan is a sophomore studying Electrical and Computer Engineering with an additional major in Computer Science. On campus, he is involved with Robotics Club and Build18. In his free time, Rohan plays on the CMU Club Water Polo team and loves to explore new restaurants in Pittsburgh.


Drishika DugarDrishika Dugar 

Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Year: Junior 

Bio: Drishika is a junior studying Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy. On campus, she is the social media chair for ESC, treasurer of ASCE, member of SWE, part of the agriculture project with EWB, reporter for cmuTV, and a Career Peer Mentor. She enjoys reading, photography, playing the violin, mountain biking, golf, amongst other things.


Nick JonesNick Jones

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Junior

Bio: Nick is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering, and he joined ESC to help students feel at home in the College of Engineering. Outside of class, he is involved in research in the Robomechanics Lab and rows with the crew team. In his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, cooking breakfast food (which outranks all other types of food), and exploring Pittsburgh’s abundance of restaurants.


Harriet Khang

Major: Chemical Engineering 

Bio: Harriet is a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering and Computer Science, and joined ESC to organize fun events for her CIT peers. On campus, she is also involved in Asian Students Association and Vivid Cosmetics Club. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and going to concerts.


Bhumika KapurBhumika Kapur

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bio: Bhumika is a sophomore studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. She joined ESC to foster a sense of community within the College of Engineering. On campus she is involved in Fringe and is a research assistant in HCII. She enjoys exploring Pittsburgh and playing guitar. 


Ike KilincIke Kilinc

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bio: Ike is a senior studying Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. Outside the classroom, he is a Fifth Year Scholar leading a campus initiative to accelerate student innovation and entrepreneurship, and has worked as a teaching assistant for 15-112 and served as president of Engineers Without Borders. Ike was born in Ankara, Turkey and grew up in New York City. He loves running, playing tennis, exploring local restaurants, and supporting startups on campus!


Julia LuiJulia Lui

Major: Chemical Engineering 

Bio: Julia is a junior studying Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. On campus, she is the director of sustainability on Student Government, a board member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and involved in solar energy research. Outside of classes, Julia enjoys rock climbing, cooking, spending time outside, and exploring Pittsburgh! 


Skylar McAuliffeSkylar McAuliffe

Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bio: Skylar is a sophomore studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. She joined ESC to help create fun events for CIT. Outside of classes, she is the editor-in-chief of the Thistle Yearbook, a TA for 15-112, an RA for Mudge House, and a Booth Chair for Student Dormitory Council. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exploring Pittsburgh and other nearby cities, taking and editing cool photos, and planning projects she will probably never do. 


Vaheeshta MehrshahiVaheeshta Mehrshahi

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bio: Vaheeshta is a junior studying Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. Outside of classes, she is a resident assistant, a teaching assistant, and an executive board member of SWE. On ESC, she loves strengthening the large CIT community with her fellow council members!


Jessica MengJessica Meng

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bio: Jessica is a junior studying Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Creative Writing. She is interested in the intersection between technology and creativity, as well as how to use technology to solve societal issues. She is the current secretary for WinECE and a teaching assistant for 18-240: Structure and Design of Digital Systems. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, playing pool, and exploring the city.


Grace TaylorGrace Taylor

Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Bio: Grace is a senior Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy major and joined ESC to learn what it was all about. Since then, she has loved planning interesting events to help CIT network and feel connected. She is involved in her majors and Greek Life, and likes to cook and explore new places in her free time. She is passionate about mitigating climate change and hopes to do this through sustainable design and policy.


Nikhila Vembu

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Bio: Nikhila is a junior Mechanical Engineering major, and she became a part of ESC to help bring the College of Engineering closer together and create new friendships. She is involved in a cappella, Society of Women Engineers, and Greek life. In her free time, Nikhila loves to be outdoors, compose music, and explore new places to eat.


Kayla VoktKayla Vokt

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Bio: Kayla is a junior studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and is really interested in the intersection of healthcare and technology. On campus, she is also involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. She joined ESC in order to represent her class and to contribute to building community within the College of Engineering. She is an avid cat lover and enjoys Pittsburgh’s changing seasons and the Carnegie Public Libraries.


Sophie Yang

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Senior

Bio: Sophie is a senior Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management. She is currently the director of ESC and a resident assistant in Stever House. Sophie is from Pittsburgh, and in her free time she enjoys running and exploring the city.