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President: Emily Spero
Hi! My name is Emily, and I am honored to serve as the 2021 President of AIChE at NC State! I am a junior in CHE, with minors in French and biotechnology. Previously, I was a co-VP of Industry Relations alongside Mark Haskins. I am very excited to work with this very talented group of board members to help serve the ChE community to the best of our abilities. AIChE is here for you! Please do not hesitate to reach out at any time, to me or anyone on the board, whether it be with an event suggestion or wanting to get more involved. Go Pack!
Vice President of Operations: Mark Haskins
Mark Haskins is a junior in Chemical Engineering and the VP of Operations for AIChE. He loves music, cooking, and his cacti collection. He is very excited to be a 2021 officer for AIChE and hopefully improve the operations aspect of the organization!
Vice President of Industry Relations: Andrew Berley
Hello, I am a second year student in Chemical-Biomolecular Engineering and Plant Biology from the small town of Denver, NC. I have served as both the Co-K12 Outreach Chair and Dinner Chair for AIChE. I enjoy racquet sports and am also a member of the NC State Marching Band where I play the tenor drums. Go Pack!
Vice President of Industry Relations: Carmen Jarrell
Hi, I'm Carmen Jarrell! I am a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering, minoring in Spanish, and enrolled in the honors program. I am excited to have the opportunity to help this chapter grow and continue to help students by serving as VP of industry relations alongside Andrew Berley! On campus I am involved in the running club, Kappa Alpha Theta, and CRU. I enjoy hanging out with friends and being outside. Feel free to reach out with any companies you would be interested in having here at state! This spring I will be an intern at International Paper.
Vice President of Finance: Ramya Balasubramanian
Hi everyone! My name is Ramya and I am a junior in Chemical Engineering with a biomolecular concentration and minor in Spanish. I have been a member of AIChe since 2019 and am also involved with Engineers Without Borders, ChemE Ambassadors, and undergraduate research. I'm excited to serve as your VP of Finance this year!
Vice President of Records: Abigail Cordiner
Social Chair: Elizabeth Vampola
Technology Chair: Noha Zayan
Hey everyone, my name is Noha Zayan and I am a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Sustainable Engineering, Energy and the Environment. I'm also minoring in Spanish and a part of the University Honors Program! I joined AIChE last year as a member and now hope to advance our organization's internet presence as the technical chair. Around campus, I'm also involved in Engineering Ambassadors, Engineers' Council, and Scholars' Council. Feel free to reach out whenever and I hope to see you all in the fall!
Publicity Chair: Zach Whitacre
Hi my name is Zach Whitacre and I am a second year in Chemical Engineering with a biomolecular concentration. I am also pursuing a minor in biomanufacturing. I joined AIChE in 2019 and am the current co-publicity chair. I plan on working in R&D with a biotech company, specifically with pharmaceuticals. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing sports like racquetball. I’m excited to serve as the co-publicity chair and better advertise our events. Go pack!
Publicity Chair: Andrew Chu
I am currently a junior in Paper Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering. I am currently a co-Publicity Chair and I have held this position since the 2020 Spring semester and I hope to help increase student involvement by creating eye-catching, yet simple, flyers. I have spent a summer doing undergraduate research on nano-cellulosic foams I spent eight months of co-op with WestRock in Hopewell, VA last year. For the Summer of 2021, I will be working for Ecolab as a Technical Sales Intern. Besides my involvement in AIChE, I am the President of the TAPPI Student Chapter at NC State, and I also serve on various committees. After college, I hope to pursue a career in the Pulp & Paper Industry and/or in Energy.
Publicity Chair: Annie Chen
Hi! My name is Annie Chen. I am a third-year double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Paper Science Engineering. I will be apart of the publicity team for this year. I have been involved in the Nine Star Lion Dance troupe, undergraduate research, Bioresources scientific journal, and have gone on a super co-op with Westrock. Some of my favorite things are taking a nice long nap and drinking tea. I look forward to working with the rest of the team!
Fundraising Chair: Christina Nguyen
Hello! I am Christina Nguyen and I am currently a sophomore in Chemical Engineering with a biomanufacturing concentration. I am currently serving as the Fundraising Chair this year. In my free time I really enjoy baking and going camping. I look forward to working with you all!!
Professional Development Chair: Alexis Voulgaropoulos
Hi! My name is Alexis Voulgaropoulos and I am a fourth-year in Chemical Engineering with a biomolecular concentration and a prospective minor in Spanish. I have interned at multiple pharmaceutical companies in the past and am currently doing a co-op with Biogen in Cambridge, MA. Aside from AICHE, I am an Engineering Ambassador, a Grand Challenges Scholar, and have done undergraduate research for the past 3 years. In my free time, I like to run, bike, and try my hand at baking/cooking new recipes. With my past experience in professional development-related activities, I hope to help the chapter with planning helpful events for next year. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about Professional Development or anything else that I've mentioned!
K-12 Outreach Chair: Julianne Mahley
Hello! My name is Julianne Mahley and I am a junior in ChE with a minor in Marine Science. This will be my first year as the K-12 Outreach Chair. Besides AIChE, I am also involved in Girls Engineering Change and the Scholars Program. I love reading, spending time outside, and meeting new people! Looking forward to an exciting year!
Dinner Chair: Zac Gill
Brewing Chair: Sean Kauder
ChemE Cube Chair: Mariam Shah
Hi everyone! My name is Mariam Shah and I'm currently a junior in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in biomanufacturing. While I've been a member of AICHE throughout college, this will be my first year on the board. On campus, I'm also a Research Ambassador and am a SASE Officer. Outside of school, I love hanging out friends and checking out new restaurants in the area. Looking forward to working with my fellow board members on ChemE Cube.
ChemE Car Chair:
Industry Liaison: Adam Helsel
Growing up in the Raleigh area I have been a Wolfpacker all my life. All of my three brothers went to NC State so it was predetermined that I would as well, the only question was what major. loving math and science, engineering was the obvious choice, but I also enjoyed chemistry in high school and after finding that Chemical Engineers made the most of any other BS major my mind was made. During school I also picked up additional degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a few years after graduation I obtained my Professional Engineers license. Throughout school I had internships at the Electric Power Research Center (HQ at NCSU), Phillip Morris (now Altria), and Milliken. After graduation I went to work for Albemarle Corporation (specialty chemicals) in varying roles from process design, product/process improvement, and R&D. I later transitioned to Talecris (now Grifols) Biotherapeutics in a Plant Reliability Engineering role, after which I transitioned to the role as the Radwaste Supervisor at Duke Energy Progress' Shearon Harris Nuclear Power plant. Currently I am the Senior Facilities Engineer with Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in RTP.
Advisor: Dr. Kim Roberts
As someone who bleeds Wolfpack red and white, I always knew I'd go to NC State and my dream was to return and work here. And here I am! I earned my BS in Chemical Engineering at NC State and my PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. As an undergrad, I worked in the Spontak, Overcash and Roberts (the original!, one of the BEST AIChE advisors ever, and author of your reactors book) labs. I had Felder for CHE 205 (and his college roommate and thermo expert, Sandler for grad school thermo). I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since I also earned a BA in Spanish from NC State as a Ben Franklin Scholar. I interned at Miliken Chemical, too! After graduate school, I accepted a job in the College of Engineering's Deans Office for Academic Affairs. I oversee all transfer admissions and interact with all first year engineering students. I also take the opportunity to guest lecture for CHE 395, which is great fun! I volunteered to be the faculty advisor for AIChE because my experience in the chapter was so impactful during my time at NC State! I benefited greatly from interacting with professionals regularly and I truly enjoyed the camaraderie of the students in the chapter. Of course, the conferences are amazing, too! I want to help you make your NC State CHE experience just as fantastic as mine was! Your first step is joining the chapter!