||Chemical Engineering & Physics
Class of 2017
Year(s) involved: 3
Other Involvments:American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Society of Physics Students (SPS), Rutgers University Dhol Effect (RUDE), Undergraduate Researcher under Dr. Dismukes in the Chemistry Department, Cap and Skull Senior Honors Society
Project(s): (Originally) Kenya
Why did you join EWB?
I joined because I wanted to apply the engineering skills I was learning in the classroom to solve one of the largest problems facing developing communities around the world: lack of access to clean water. I joined because I saw how a commitment to teamwork, community partnership, and sustainability can positively impact thousands of lives.
Why have you gotten more involved?
I stayed involved in the chapter through the Kenya Project because I fell in love with both the challenges and successes associated with finding water for the community residents of Kolunje. I continued to stay involved because I loved surrounding myself with a family of dedicated and motivated students who each care to give back to the organization as a whole.
How has EWB helped you to grow as an individual?
I joined EWB 2 weeks into my freshman year and since then, it has taught me a bunch of things. I've learned to become more socially-conscious for the problems facing our communities at home as well the communities abroad, I've learned to keep a level head when dealing with seemingly insurmountable challenges. I've learned to work as a team player, especially when half that team is across the world. And finally, I've learned what it means to be a good leader - acting entirely selflessly to bring out the best in the people around you.
Favorite color: navy blue
Favorite song: Crazy In Love by Beyonce
Favorite quote: "Work hard in silence, let success be your noise."