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Society of Women Engineers

2020-2021 Executive Council

Meet the SWE ASU Executive Council!

The Executive Council is comprised of ASU women engineering students who have devoted their time and energy to leading and guiding the SWE organization.  These are the women you will see at SWE events and meetings. They are your go-to people for any questions related to SWE.

President

Elizabeth Jones

Major: Electrical  Engineering

Year: Senior

Vice President of Undergraduate Affairs

Kayla Zeien 

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Senior

Vice President of Graduate Affairs

Rachel Scheller

Major: Electrical Engineering

Year: Senior/Graduate

Treasurer 

Cassidy Michaels

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Year: Junior

Secretary

Clare Peterson

Major: Electrical Engineering

Year: Sophomore

Director of Graduate Professional Development

Shreya Reddy 

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Year: Graduate Student

Director of Undergraduate Professional Development

Claire Cirelli

Major: Computer Science

Year: Junior

Director of Outreach

Rhiannon Lewis

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Year: Junior

Director of Internal Relations

Salma Ly

Major: Chemical Engineering

Year: Sophomore

Director of Student Engagement

Sara Franco

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Year: Graduate Student

Director of Graduate Research

Krisha Samir Mehta

Major: Computer Science

Year:  Graduate Student

Director of Freshman Affairs

Shachi Shah

Major: Computer Science

Year: Sophomore

Director of Sophomore Affairs

Devyn Baldus

Major: Engineering Management

Year: Sophomore

Director of Junior Affairs

Morgan Wade

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Junior

Director of Senior Affairs

Nadia Jafar

Major: Computer Systems

Year: Senior

Graduate Representative 

Anjali

Major: Computer Science

Year: Graduate Student

Graduate Representative

Pranjali Patil

Major: Computer Engineering

Year: Graduate Student

Director of International Affairs

Pruthvi Kapadia

Major: Industrial Engineering

Year: Graduate Student

Counselor

SWE ASU Counselor

Amanda Levenson

Process Engineer, Intel Corporation

About:

Amanda Levenson graduated from the University of Washington (UW) with a BS in Chemical Engineering in June 2018, and has since been a Process Engineer at Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona. During her time at UW, Amanda held various leadership roles within her collegiate SWE chapter, and was a founding member of the Women in Chemical Engineering organization, where she was heavily focused on building professional development programs/opportunities for her department. She is passionate about supporting and advocating for women in STEM, and excited to continue her involvement with SWE as the President of the Phoenix Professional Section, and Collegiate Counselor for ASU. In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing soccer, hiking, cooking, and drawing.

 

Email: amanda.levenson@intel.com

Faculty Advisors

Undergraduate Advisor

Alicia Baumann

Lecturer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

About:

Ali Baumann received her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wyoming before working as senior systems engineer at General Dynamics C4 Systems. She is now part of the freshman engineering education team in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Currently, she focuses on enhancing the curriculum for the freshman engineering program to incorporate industry standards into hands-on design projects. She is an instructor for the Introduction to Engineering program, Engineering Transfer Success program, Engineering Futures program, and the Electrical Engineering department of ASU. She is a winner of the Fulton Top 5% Teaching Award and was nominated for Badass Women of ASU. Her philosophy boasts incorporating large scale systems engineering techniques into collegiate engineering curriculum to better prepare upcoming professionals and develop a student’s resume from day one. Her goal for the Society of Women Engineers at ASU is to foster an environment engaging women to achieve self-independence while creating a network of supportive female professionals.

 

Email: ajbauma2@asu.edu

Graduate Advisor

Maria Elena Chavez Echeagaray

Lecturer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

About:

Helen is collaborating as Lecturer at the Academic and Student Affairs office at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Prior to this appointment, Helen collaborated as a PostDoctoral Researcher at innovative Learning and User eXperience (iLUX) lab at Arizona State University (2018-2019). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2018. She received an M.S. in Computer Science from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara in 2001, and a B.S. in Computer Systems from the same institution in 1998. Helen’s research area of interest is focused on affective computing, mainly on the development of self-adaptive environments that consider the diverse aspects, cognitive and affective, of people’s learning traits and needs; this is complemented with her interest on areas such as Intelligent Tutoring System, Educational Technology, Engineering Education, and Software Engineering.

 

Email: mchaveze@asu.edu