This award recipient leads by example. They put their heart and soul into everything they do. They have held e-board positions in OXE (Omega Chi Epsilon, Chemical Engineering Honor society), serving as the President, Alumni Relations Chair; Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), serving as the Treasurer; and ChemE Car, serving as an EGC representative. They have also had two internships at Merck and Barclays. They were a research assistant for one year in Professor M. Silvina Tomassone’s lab. They served as a mentor for new e-board members and have helped grow OXE into the organization it is today. In fact, under their leadership, OXE grew from an organization with five members to an organization with 20.
They have been a very dedicated individual in helping set up and clean up Coffee with Professors, and speaking with underclassmen about experiences in ChemE while also providing some tips on how to be successful. This recipient would go into the lab during a quiet time to repair the 3-D printer or to build car parts. After learning a professor wanted to integrate a hands-on project, building a heat exchanger, into a class in the near future, they started working on it. Several weeks later, they sent the professor photos of the heat exchanger, and is now working with the professor to determine how to integrate it into the curriculum and any challenges the class might experience. During the fall semester, when the EGC was running their annual SoE food drive, they coordinated with the senior class to make a large donation. They collected monetary donations and went to buy three shopping carts worth of groceries (with a little help) to help support the Rutgers Food Pantry. Thanks to this recipient the senior class donated 750 pounds of food, and the chemical engineering department donated over 2,000 pounds of food.