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Biomedical Engineering

Natalie Wilkinson

Natalie Wilkinson
nsw16@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Chair/Co-chair BME)
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hey everyone! My name is Natalie Wilkinson and I'm a junior from Fishers, Indiana studying biomedical engineering. I am currently pre-med and I am pursuing a minor in chemistry and neuroscience. Outside of academics I participate in BME/neuroscience research. I also volunteer at Duke Hospital and at a local nursing home. Additionally, my freshman year, I was a walk-on goalkeeper to the Duke Varsity Soccer Team. Feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding academics, extracurriculars, or Duke life in general!

Tahsin Bari

Tahsin Bari
tb235@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry and Sociology

A bit about me: I’m from Texas, I do research in a cancer laboratory here at Duke, volunteer in the emergency room, and tutor kids through America Reads America Counts. I’ve also participated in Duke Engage in Uganda. Feel free to ask me any questions!

Craig Chen

Craig Chen
cxc3@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Math
Minor: Finance

Hi everyone! I'm Craig Chen, originally from San Diego, CA, and I'm majoring in Math and Biomedical Engineering as well as getting a Minor in Finance. At Duke, I'm currently involved in Duke Impact Investing Group, Taekwondo, and was formerly invovled in Neurodegenerative disease research. Right now, I'm trying to transition into Math/Computational Bio research. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Pratt, Math/Finance, or Duke!

Philip Cho

Philip Cho
pnc10@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hey there! My name’s Philip, and I’m a sophomore from Fairfax, VA pursuing a BME major on the pre-med track. On campus, I’m heavily involved with undergraduate research in a BME/neuroscience monkey lab, and I play various instruments for the Duke Catholic Music Ministry. I also play soccer with both my friends and the club team. Let me know if you have any questions!

Lauren Collier

Lauren Collier
lkc15@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hi! I am a senior from a tiny town in Tennessee studying Biomedical Engineering. One day, I hope to work somewhere in medical device design. I am involved in both research and design projects on campus, which I would love to talk to you about sometime!

Jackie Contento
jmc161@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hi! My name is Jackie Contento and I am a Biomedical Engineering major following the pre-med track from Westchester, NY. I am currently involved in undergraduate research in BME, greek life, FEMMES, and work at the VA hospital. Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about Pratt, pre-health, or Duke :)

Craig Cronin

Craig Cronin
cjc80@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hi, my name is Craig, and I am from Atlanta! I am currently majoring in biomedical engineering as well as chemistry and am interested in medical school after college. On campus, I am also involved in research, duke student government, and I am in a selective living group. If you ever want someone to talk to about Duke basketball or anything Pratt related don't hesitate to reach out!

Mia de Leon

Mia de Leon
mid6@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Bioinformatics
Science and Society

I am a junior BME student with a minor in Bioinformatics and a certificate in Science & Society. I am involved with many organizations on campus including FEMMES, DEID, and Club Lacrosse.

Alexa Eyring

Alexa Eyring
ae103@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

My name is Alexa & I’m from the Columbia, South Carolina area! I’m a Biomedical Engineering major on the pre-health track, with a minor in Chemistry. I’m involved with a lot on campus, including Greek life, FEMMES, NAMI, EGR 101 TA, freshman advisory counselor (FAC), and work as a cadet on Duke University EMS. I also work at a local hospital as a licensed emergency medical technician. If you have any questions about BME, pre-health, patents, EMT, Perkins, how to make a killer study sheet, where the vending machines are located, or where to get the best grilled cheese at Duke, then I’m your girl.

Parker Faircloth-Henise

Parker Faircloth-Henise
pcf7@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Hello! My name is Parker Faircloth-Henise and I'm from a small town in Pennsylvania. I'm an upcoming junior studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Outside of class, I am involved in Roteract, TAing, and working at the Perkins Library Service Desk. Feel free to email me with any questions about Duke, Pratt, or college in general!

Emilia Grzesiak

Emilia Grzesiak
eag43@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry

Hello! My name is Emilia Grzesiak and I am from the Chicagoland area. I am a BME major and chemistry minor. On campus, I am involved with SWE, biomedical data research, and the DukEngineer magazine. Feel free to reach out to me about BME/Pratt advice anytime!

Taylor Huie

Taylor Huie
tsh31@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Pre-Med

Hi everyone! I am a junior from St. Joseph, MI studying Biomedical Engineering on the pre-med track. Outside of E-Team, I am President and Founder of the Duke Rotaract Club, am involved in BME research on campus, sing and perform opera, and compete in dressage (horseback riding). I love being apart of the Pratt and Duke family, so if you have any questions about anything at all, please ask away.

Evelyn Putri

Evelyn Putri
eap57@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hey there! My name is Evelyn, and I am a junior from Wilmington, DE. I am majoring in BME and ECE, hoping to be involved in developing medical instrumentation that combines the two fields in the future. On campus, I am part of Project Tadpole and some BME research, but I also love exploring RTP for good eats. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about Pratt or anything Duke!

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Sadie Wood

Sadie Wood
sw401@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Environmental Engineering (Chair/Co-chair ECE)

Hello! My name is Sadie Wood and I'm a sophomore majoring in Environmental Engineering. I'm from a small town in Vermont. Two of the things I'm most passionate about are clean water and sustainable energy. In addition to working on E-Team, I like to take naps in the gardens, watch football, and think about how much I miss my dog. Please email me with any questions you have about Pratt or the Environmental Engineering major, or if you'd like to know where the best locations are to nap on campus (the gardens).

Sarah Mosier

Sarah Mosier
sm561@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Civil Engineering (Chair/Co-chair CEE)
Global Development Engineering

My name is Sarah and I'm from State College, Pa. I'm majoring in Civil Engineering (environmental/water track) and pursuing a certificate in Global Development Engineering. During my time at Duke, I've participated in Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) in Madagascar, DukeEngage, independent study, and I work in a CEE lab at Duke on climate modeling. My favorite thing to do for fun on campus is going to the arts annex to throw pottery! Feel free to ask me anything about Pratt or life at Duke!

Zoë McDonald

Zoë McDonald
zm38@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Civil Engineering
Architectural Engineering

Hi! My name is Zoë and I am a junior from Toronto, Canada. I am studying Civil Engineering and pursuing a certificate in architectural engineering. Outside of Pratt, I am involved in the Kenan Institutes's Citizenship Lab program and am a member of the Standard. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have!

Elena Waechter

Elena Waechter
ew162@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Minor: Earth and Ocean Sciences

Hi there! My name is Elena and I'm from Miami, Florida. I'm an upcoming sophomore studying Civil and Environmental Engineering and trying to get a minor in Earth and Ocean Sciences. I was involved in research my freshman year in the Nicholas School of the Environment and I was involved in a research project in Pratt this past summer. I'm also communications officer in my SLG and I am an RA on East Campus. Please feel free to ask me anything you need help with! :)

Tiffany Wei

Tiffany Wei
tmw36@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Environmental Engineering

Hi! My name is Tiffany, and I'm a senior from Cary, North Carolina majoring in Environmental Engineering. On campus, I'm involved in remote sensing research within the Barros group as a Pratt Fellow, Swerve (Club Women's Ultimate Frisbee), Peer For You, and Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity. Feel free to ask me any questions about Duke!

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ben Golbin

Ben Golbin
Bdg17@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering (Chair/Co-chair ECE)

Hi everyone! My name is Ben Golbin, ECE Chair and Co-President of E-Team. I am a senior with a double major in BME/ECE and I’m involved in BME research as well as having work experience in the biotech industry. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Sarah Bland

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

Hi! I'm Sarah, a senior from Houston, Texas majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Outside of class, I'm involved with the Duke Technology Scholars program and also volunteer in the Durham community. I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions!

Brian Bosem

Brian Bosem
bab97@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hi everyone! My name is Brian Bosem and I am a junior double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering from Weston, Florida. On campus, I'm involved in Duke eNable, I give tours for the Admissions Office, I'm part of a Greek organization, and I'm a committed Cameron Crazie. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I'd love to help out! Let's Go Duke!

Anna Diemel

Anna Diemel
ad356@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Hi there! I am a junior from Winston Salem, NC, and I'm pursuing a dual degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I've been involved in a number of things on campus, like research, tech fellowships, and greek life. If you have any questions for me or want to reach out, don't hesitate to send me an email!

Dima Fayyad

Dima Fayyad
dkf8@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Hi! I am a senior from Amman, Jordan double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I am involved with the Duke chapter of IEEE, Mastery Tutoring where I tutor Syrian refugees in English, and am in a sorority. Feel free to email me with any questions!

Adam Hufstetler

Adam Hufstetler
akh47@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Minor: German

Hi there! I am a sophomore from Columbia, SC, and I'm planning on majoring in both Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Outside of class, I'm involved with the Duke Men's Rowing Team and Greek Life. If you have any questions for me or want to reach out, don't hesitate!

Ana Martinez

Ana Martinez
apm36@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Hi! My name is Ana Martinez and I live in Allentown, PA but my family is originally from Monterrey, Mexico. I am majoring in ECE as well as pursuing the Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate. Outside of class, I am a member of Chorale, Duke Rotaract, DTech scholars, and am a Pratt tour guide. Last summer I did Duke Engage in Guatemala and this summer I will be a software engineering intern with a company in Durham. I love music, traveling, Netflix, and Duke basketball. I'm happy to help so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions about Duke, Pratt, or life here in general!

Jackson McNabb

Jackson McNabb
jdm109@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Minor: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Howdy everyone! I'm Jackson, and I am from Nashville, Tennessee! I am a rising sophomore studying biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering with a minor in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Outside of E-Team, I am involved in undergraduate research with ECE labs, volunteering with Duke Hospital and public health brigades, and innovating with some awesome student-run engineering clubs on campus. I loved my first year experience, and I would more than love to help you love yours!

Dana Mulligan

Dana Mulligan
dmm107@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Hey! I'm Dana, and I'm a sophomore from Austin, Texas planning on double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I love solving circuits and working through problems in general, and am an avid patron of the arts here at Duke. Don't hesitate to reach out–I'd love to get in touch and answer any questions you have!

Ryan Piersma

Ryan Piersma
rrp17@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Minor: Arabic

Ryan is a senior at Duke majoring in ECE. In his free time he enjoys playing various musical instruments and attempting to improve at chess.

Yousuf Rehman

Yousuf Rehman
yar5@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Minor: Computer Science and Arabic

Hey hey my name is Yousuf, I'm a Senior from Northern Virginia. I'm majoring in ECE and minoring in Arabic and Comp Sci. At Duke, I'm involved in deep learning research through Bass Connections, Duke Diya, SLG life, Injaaz, and I'm also an RA. I also have studied abroad in Jordan. I transferred into Pratt after my first year, partly due to advice from upperclassmen mentors back when I was a first year. Feel free to reach out with any and all questions you might have about Pratt or anything else!

Jerry Wang

Jerry Wang
jsw66@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Hey all! I’m Jerry, a junior from the small town of Vienna, West Virginia studying ECE and CS. Outside of my major and E-Team, I’m also a member of Duke Rotaract, Asian Students Association, Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Re Mind. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions that come to mind!

Hannah Wilen

Hannah Wilen
hew19@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hi! My name is Hannah Wilen, and I'm a Senior from Los Angeles. I'm majoring in ECE. On campus, I TA for ECE 230 and I work at a VR gaming lab! Outside of school, I Iove flying kites and cooking. Email me if you have any questions, I'd love to hear from you!

Mechanical Engineering

Katherine Waugh

Katherine Waugh
kew53@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering (Chair/Co-chair MEMS)
Minor: Music
Aerospace Engineering

Hey guys! I’m Katherine, and I’m from Easton, CT. I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering and am also getting a certificate in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Music. 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, the Duke Academy for Model Aeronautics, Pi Tau Sigma, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and Sheroes. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions about Pratt, music at Duke, or just Duke in general!

Jack Bateman

Jack Bateman
jrb119@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Psychology

Hi, I’m Jack from Rye, New York and I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Psychology. At Duke, I participate in on campus polymer research and am involved with Challah for Hunger as a Bake Officer. In my first summer, I did Duke Pratt in Costa Rica where I learned differential equations and I also travelled to California for Solar Spring Break freshman year. This summer I'm interning at a chemical research company. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to chat!

Atanaz Bohlooli

Atanaz Bohlooli
ab577@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

Hi! I'm Atanaz, and I'm from Miami, Florida. I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering and am also getting the certificate in Aerospace Engineering. In addition to my academics, I am a TA for EGR121, a member of Duke Motorsports, and a member of Duke AERO/AIAA. If you have any questions about Duke, Pratt, or anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Francesca Calderon

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

Hi, I'm Francesca and I am from the Bay Area in California and I am a Mechanical Engineering major. Last fall I studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. Currently I am a TA for EGR 224, Mechatronics, and am also a member of the Panhellenic community.

Iris Chang

Iris Chang
iyc5@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Creative Writing

Hi ya'll! I'm from Chandler, Arizona, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in creative writing. I love horses, pro-football, philosophy, swimming, and violin/music. I'm involved with eNABLE (a 3D-printing adaptive devices club), an acute care technology laboratory, and I also TA EGR101 and judge the local NC speech and debate circuit!! Feel free to reach out for anything!

Shami Chideya

Shami Chideya
czc5@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Spanish

Hi! I'm Shami, I'm from Zimbabwe but live in Greensboro, NC. On campus you'll find me playing the drums with Duke's Amandla Chorus, at a DukeAFRICA event, or planning activities for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). My freshman summer was focused on a DukeEngage trip to Kaihura, Uganda — feel free to ask me about that and Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID). I love Pratt and still remaining involved on campus outside of engineering, ask me any question you have!

Annika Hsu

Annika Hsu
ach71@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Hi! I'm Annika and I'm from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am studying Mechanical Engineering and will be pursuing a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. At Duke, I am involved in Club Sailing, FEMMES, SWE, Greek Life, and will be studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh this Fall. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about Duke, Pratt, tenting, or anything else!

Rebecca Lau

Rebecca Lau
ral33@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering and German
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Hi, I’m Becca and I am from Chicago, IL. On campus, I am involved in several extracurriculars, including the Duke University Marching and Pep Band, She’s The First (a national organization that promotes access to education for females around the world), and Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID), whom I will be traveling with to Siatha, Bolivia, to build a pedestrian bridge in a rural community this summer. If you have any questions about Duke, Pratt, or campus life in general, I would be more than happy to help!

Angelica Pangan

Angie Pangan
ap375@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: English

Hi! I'm Angie and I'm from Mesa, AZ. I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in English. While at Duke, I have been involved in Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID), the Duke Robotics Club, and Christian fellowship on campus. I have also worked as a Peer Advisor and Peer Tutor, but now work at the Co-Lab's Bluesmith Program. If you have any questions about Duke, Pratt, or campus life in general, I'd be happy to help!

Bridget Sypniewski

Bridget Sypniewski
bis5@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: German
Aerospace Engineering

Hi there! I'm Bridget, I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering and am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I volunteer at the Canine Cognition Center's Puppy Kindergarten and am involved in Greek life and in the Spring Semester, you'll probably find me tenting in K-Ville. I also studied abroad in Berlin during my Junior spring. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about Duke, Pratt, study abroad, or anything else that happens on campus!