E-Team Members

Welcome to the E-Team website! We are a group of upperclassmen engineering students who form Pratt's peer advisory group, and we would love to help you make the transition to Duke. If you have any questions about classes, student groups, life on campus, or really anything, don't hesitate to ask one of us!

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Click the headers below to meet Pratt's peer advisors:

Biomedical Engineering

Watson

Nate Watson
nww5@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Chair/Co-chair BME)
Pre-Med

Hi everyone! My name is Nate Watson and I am a Biomedical Engineering major following the pre-med track from Tampa, FL. I am currently involved in undergraduate research in both ECE and BME, greek life, a volunteer at the VA hospital, as well as the BME chair for the ETeam. Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about Pratt, pre-health, or Duke.

Wyckoff

Lysk Wyckoff
elw33@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Chair/Co-chair BME)

Hey! My name is Lysk, and I am a senior studying biomedical engineering from New York City. On campus, I am involved with Duke eNable, Greek life, and microbiology research. When I'm not studying, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, listening to music, and watching Duke Basketball. I love Pratt because of my incredible peers (specifically, their sense of humor)! I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about Pratt or Duke in general, so please ask away.

Gans

Jonathan Gans
jg285@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Computer Science

Hello! My name is Jonathan Gans, and I am a senior from Calabasas, CA, studying biomedical engineering with a minor in computer science. Outside of E-Team, I am also on Engineering Student Government, am involved in greek life on campus, and am a huge Cameron Crazy (proud member of Tent 1 last year). If you have any questions about Pratt/Duke in general, fill free to send me an email!

Golbin

Ben Golbin
bdg17@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Ben, and I'm from Hewlett, New York, which is on Long Island. I am majoring in BME with a potential double major in ECE. Apart from E-Team, I cover sports for the Chronicle and am an active member in a fraternity. Feel free to contact me with any questions, I am happy to answer!

Gupta

Neil Gupta
ng88@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Neil Gupta, and I'm a junior from Louisville, Kentucky. I'm studying Biomedical Engineering at Duke, but I'm also involved in a fraternity, On-campus research, and Duke's Innovation Co-Lab. Feel free to email me with any questions about Pratt, Duke, or college life in general!

Jeffs

Sydney Jeffs
sej22@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Pre-Med

Hi everyone! My name is Sydney and I'm a pre-med Biomedical Engineer from Chapel Hill, NC. On campus, I am involved in research as a Pratt Fellow, a member of the Baldwin Scholars program, the Duke Honor Council, a Boeing Fellow, and in the Spring of 2016 participated as a Global Women’s Health and Technology (GWHT) Fellow leading up to my summer Duke Engage in Kolkata, India. If you have questions about anything Duke/Pratt related please don't hesitate to contact me!

Li

Kelsey Li
kyl9@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Psychology/Neuroscience

Hey guys! My name is Kelsey Li and I am a junior from Johns Creek, GA (about 40 minutes north of Atlanta)! I am a BME major with a possible minor in either psychology or neuroscience. On campus, I'm a member of Duke WISER, am involved in Greek Life, and work as a team member at the Duke Arts Annex. Feel free to ask me any questions!

Moon

Samantha Moon
sam135@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese)

Hello Everyone! My name is Sam Moon, I'm from Dallas, TX, and I'm a Biomedical Engineering Major planning to minor in Japanese! I love to dance and often perform with Duke Modern Repertory Ensemble and "The Bridge". I am also involved in Naval ROTC, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and LangDorm. In the future I hope to do medial instrumentation for the Navy, or work in cell and tissue engineering! Feel free to contact me for any questions about BME, Pratt, or the Duke experience in general! Go Devils!

Udell

Jillian Udell
jau2@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Hi! I am a junior from New York majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. On campus I am involved in Engineering World Health, FEMMES, and greek life. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

Katherine Van Dyk
kmv10@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hey guys! I'm from Marlton, New Jersey, and am planning on majoring in biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering. I'm involved with the Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke's Center for Global Women's Health Technologies, FEMMES, and am in a sorority. I also participated in DukeEngage- Kolkata in the summer of 2016. Feel free to email me with any questions!

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Moffa

Michelle Moffa
mam167@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering (Chair/Co-chair CEE)

Hi! I'm a senior from Linwood, New Jersey majoring in civil engineering with the environmental/water resources track. I'm involved in research related to drinking water purification technologies for use in low-resource settings. Outside of the world of engineering, I play the flute and I do volunteer work with the Catholic Center. I love Duke and Pratt and would be happy to answer any questions!

Krogius

Michelle Krogius
mfk17@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Minor: Political Science
Architectural Engineering

Hi! I'm Michelle, a junior pursuing a major in Civil Engineering (structural), minor in Political Science, and certificate in Architectural Engineering. Outside of E-Team and engineering, I'm involved with Duke Political Review as a managing editor and Catholic Center as a student coordinator. Next year, I'll be participating in Bass Connections research. I'm also a member of a sorority and selective living group on campus! Feel free to email me with any questions you have about life as an engineer at Duke!

Palmer

Emma Palmer
ejp32@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Environmental Engineering
Global Development Engineering

Hi there! I'm a junior Environmental Engineer here at Duke. I'm from a small town in Central Florida. This summer I went on a trip to Madagascar with Duke Engineers for International Development. Other clubs I'm involved in on campus include: Duke Symphony Orchestra, Hoof 'n Horn, Chi Omega, and Duke Wesley Fellowship. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Pearson

Parker Pearson
jpp20@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (Chair/Co-chair ECE)
Minor: Philosophy

Hello! My name is Parker Pearson, and I am a senior from New Vernon, NJ. I am majoring in ECE and CS and minoring in Philosophy. I have career interests in combining my studies and pursuing research in artificial intelligence. On campus, I serve as the ECE Executive Board Chair for E-Team. I am also a member of the Duke Swimming and Diving Team, as well as the chess club. Finally, I love movies, volunteering, and helping others. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Jihane Bettahi
jb442
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science
Minor: Education

Hi there! My name is Jihane Bettahi, and I am a senior all the way from Morocco but before coming to Duke, I studied for two years at a pan-African leadership school in South Africa. I am double majoring in ECE and Computer Science, and minoring in Education. I actually was in Trinity and switched to Pratt last year and I love it! I am interested in artificial intelligence, machine learning, engineering design and software development. I am also very interested in education, particularly curriculum development. Outside of classes, I enjoy playing tennis and I am part of IEEE and the residential team. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about anything!

Bland

Sarah Bland
scb49@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Hello! I am a sophomore from Houston, Texas studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. Other than E-Team, I am involved in community service and the Catholic Center on campus, and I am also a part of a sorority. This summer, I am participating in the DukeEngage program in Kolkata, India. I would love to hear from you! 

Juan

Juan Pablo Gonzalez
jpg27@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics
Minor: German

Hello! I'm Juan Pablo, a senior from Monterrey, Mexico. I am double majoring in ECE and Physics with a German minor. Apart from the E-Team, I am involved in the Catholic Center and compete with the Triathlon Club. Last semester I was part of the study abroad program in Berlin, Germany. If you have any questions regarding double majors, minors, studying abroad, sports, etc. feel free to contact me. 

Jimenez

Lucia Martos Jimenez
lm260@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science
Pre-Business/Grad School

Hi! My name is Lucia and I am an ECE major & Computer Science double major. I am from Spain but I studied in London for 7 years . I've been involved in many clubs at Duke including triathlon, volleyball, outing and tennis. I am also involved in Greek life, part of a sorority and an SLG (I lived with my SLG last year). I also went to Duke Engage Beijing last summer and was a Duke Engage Guide the year after that. Currently working at a bank for the summer in the M&A sector. If you have any questions about anything please feel free to send me an email! 

Katherine Van Dyk
kmv10@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hey guys! I'm from Marlton, New Jersey, and am planning on majoring in biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering. I'm involved with the Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke's Center for Global Women's Health Technologies, FEMMES, and am in a sorority. I also participated in DukeEngage- Kolkata in the summer of 2016. Feel free to email me with any questions!

Zheng

David Zheng
dhz@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Hi, my name is David and I was originally born in Guangzhou, China but I went to high school in Auckland, New Zealand. I am currently double majoring in ECE/CS and I am very interested in computer vision and machine learning. At Duke, I've been involved with Duke IEEE and have taken part in HackDuke events. Outside of Engineering, I have taken additional interests in multiculturalism as I am currently in the committee of Duke International Association. Furthermore, I took part in Duke Engage Seattle during the summer of 2016. Feel free to email me any questions through my email!

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Leibowitz

Samantha Leibowitz
sll34@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering (Chair/Co-chair MEMS)
Aerospace Engineering

Hi guys! I'm Sam and I'm from Long Island, New York. I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering and will be pursuing a certificate in Aerospace Engineering. Here at Duke I am involved in Duke Electric Vehicles, Panhel, SWE, and I am also a member of a sorority. I'd love to talk to you if you have any questions about academic life, social life or just Duke in general!

Calderon

Francesca Calderon
fbc4@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hi, I'm Francesca and I am from Orinda, California. I am studying Mechanical Engineering, and hope to pursue a trinity minor. I'm a huge Duke basketball fan, and tented a couple times this year. If you have questions about Duke, Pratt, or anything else feel free to contact me!

Chang

Iris Chang
iyc5@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Creative Writing

Hey ya'll! I'm Iris, from Chandler, Arizona, hoping to major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in creative writing. I love horses, pro-football, philosophy, and violin/music. At Duke, I'm involved with e-NABLE (a 3D-printing prosthetics club), a BME research lab, and I was in my dorm's house council last year! As a freshman, I know I was confused and unaware of a lot of opportunities going on at Duke, so please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns!

French

Melissa French
mef37@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Energy and the Environment

I'm a MechE from Santa Rosa, CA, interested in using Engineering the help protect the environment. My interests center around energy and renewables, and I have taken all sorts of coursework from all over Pratt--after all, I've declared my major 4 different times leading up to this point. I enjoy finding weird and random applications of engineering, and the places my studies have taken me--from a hippie commune in Panama, to the bustling streets of Dublin, to the inside of a massive Hydro-Electric plant right here in North Carolina. I also love to talk about engineering and about Pratt, so feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

Furth

Joshua Furth
jaf64@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Hi! I'm Josh, and I'm from Stamford, CT. I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering and also completing the Aerospace Engineering Certificate. When I graduate, I hope to design an airplane...it's just rocket science, right! In addition to course work, I am a member of the Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL) and a member of the Men's Varsity Swimming & Diving Team. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have!

Heredia

Allison Heredia
agh23@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Hey guys! I'm Allison and I'm from Phoenix, Arizona. I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Here at Duke I'm involved in Greek Life and GANO (a service club that provides English tutoring to Spanish-speaking adults in Durham) and I serve as a Duke Tour Guide for the Admissions office. The summer after my freshman year I traveled to Costa Rica to implement a project as a part of Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) and I spent this past summer interning for a social entrepreneurship organization in Nicaragua through a DukeEngage program. I also had the opportunity to study abroad in France during my Junior Fall semester. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have!

Samuel Liu
sl365@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Markets and Management Studies

Hi, I'm Sam from Brookfield, Wisconsin. I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Markets and Management Studies. During the school year, I am active on the Motorsports team and in Christian fellowship. I also love to play tennis, basketball and soccer. Please contact me if you have any questions, I'd be happy to help!

Pangan

Angelica Pangan
ap375@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Hi! I'm Angie and I'm from Mesa, AZ. I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering and considering completing the Aerospace Engineering Certificate. This past year, I was involved in Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) and Christian fellowship on campus. If you have any questions about Duke, Pratt, or campus life in general, I'd be happy to help!

Vitha

Amy Vitha
ajv10@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Hello! My name is Amy and I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I'm really interested in the intersection of engineering and business so I am pursuing the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. I also serve as the Industry Relations Chair for Society of Women Engineers, where my role is to plan programs that help students with resume guidance and maintain connections with the career center and alumni board. I'm participating in the Duke in Oxford program this summer, so I'm also familiar with abroad summer experiences and am excited to help out freshmen this year! 

Waugh

Katherine Waugh
kew53@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Hey guys! I’m Katherine, and I’m from Easton, CT. I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering and plan on also pursuing a certificate in Aerospace Engineering. In addition to academics, I’m involved with a lot of music groups on campus: Duke Out of the Blue (A Cappella), the Duke Chorale, and the Duke Chamber Choir. Also, I’m a member of Duke’s chapter of Engineering World Health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions about Pratt, music at Duke, or just Duke in general!