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

Trutna

Courtney Trutna
courtney.trutna@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Chair/Co-chair BME)

Hello! I'm from Austin, Texas, and I'm majoring in Biomedical Engineering. At Duke, I'm currently involved with Presbyterian Campus Ministry and Chapel Scholars, and am in a sorority. In the past, I've been involved with club sports and Hoof'n'Horn, the student-run musical theater group. Feel free to email me with any questions about Duke, Pratt, really anything!

Zach Visco
zachary.visco@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Chair/Co-chair BME)
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hi everyone! My name is Zach and I'm a pre-med Biomedical Engineer minoring in Chemistry from Chapel Hill, NC. I'm involved with tour guiding, research, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and  Round Table, a Selective Living Group. If you have questions about anything Duke/Pratt related please don't hesitate to contact me!

Agudogo

Júlia Agudogo
ja189@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Religion
Pre-Med

Hey Yo! My name is Júlia and I'm a pre-med, BME major from Accra, Ghana. At Duke, I'm involved in the TOpS research lab (on cervical cancer detection in low resource settings), volunteer at the VA Hospice and the Duke Chapel. My BME interests lie in designing for the developing world; I travelled to Tanzania with Engineering World Health through Duke Engage in the summer of 2015. In my spare time, I enjoy cracking silly jokes, skyping old friends and dancing casually... very casually. Please feel free to email me about anything related to Duke or Pratt! Go Duke!

Alex Culbert
agc26@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hey! My name is Alex Culbert, and I'm a sophomore hailing from a small city called Eagle River, Alaska. I'm currently pursuing a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. I'm a member of Duke's Ski and Board team, as well as being a part of the SLG (Selective Living Group) Brownstone and a staffer for PWILD. I also work as a circulation desk assistant for Lilly Library. I'm excited to get to know you, and would love to answer any and all questions you may have about Pratt, Duke, or whatever.

Joy Duer
jed53@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hi! I'm from Greenville, SC and I'm a BME major working on pre-med classes. On campus, I'm involved with RUF (Reformed University Fellowship), a sorority, and the American Medical Women's Association. During spring semester 2016, I was a fellow of social engineering in the Center for Global Women's Health Technologies. During summer 2016, I lived and taught English in Kolkata, India through DukeEngage. Send me an email if you have any Pratt or other Duke questions!

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

Hello! My name is Jonathan Gans, and I am a junior 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!

Ghoshal

Delta Ghoshal
udg@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Genome Sciences and Policy

Hi, I'm Delta! I'm a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering, with a certificate in Genome Sciences and Policy. I transferred to Pratt right before my sophomore year, and I have never looked back. Outside of classes, I do research in a virology/genome engineering lab in the medical center, sing in the Duke Chorale and the Chamber Choir, and watch Netflix. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have about life at Duke!

Melissa Horowitz
mrh56@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Pre-Business/Grad School

Hi, I'm Melissa! I'm from south Florida and am majoring in BME/ECE. I'm interested in possibly pursuing a PhD in bioinformatics or bioengineering. I'm a member of Girls Engineering Change and am currently involved in a lab researching plant genetics. I've also spent this past summer in Duke's Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions!

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

Hey guys! My name is Kelsey Li and I am a current sophomore 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!

Mao

Michelle Mao
michelle.mao@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hi! I'm a senior from Chapel Hill, North Carolina majoring in biomedical engineering with a chemistry minor on a pre-med track. I am involved with Duke's China Care program as the playgroup coordinator and I actively volunteer at Duke's Cancer Center. In the summers, I help instruct a leadership class for high school students at Duke and in Shanghai, China. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Deepthi Nacharaju
dn56@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry & Global Health
Pre-Med

Hi! I'm from Columbus, Ohio and am majoring in Biomedical engineering. On campus, I'm currently the Vice President of my dorm's House Council and volunteer in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Duke Hospital. I spent this past summer conducting mental health research in orphanages in New Delhi, India with Duke's Global Health Institute. I'm also an avid Duke Basketball fan, love playing tennis, and in the past have been involved with CHANCE tutoring, Tadpole, and have worked in a lab investigating alternative detection methods and therapies for cervical cancer. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have! 

Ashwin Prakash
arp38@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hello! My name is Ashwin and I am a senior from University Place, Washington majoring in biomedical engineering. At Duke, I work in an orthopaedic tissue engineering lab and am involved with Engineering World Health and Cricket Club. I also enjoy playing the violin and tennis. Feel free to contact me with any questions about Pratt or Duke!

Zoe Roecker
zoe.roecker@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

I am a senior from Wisconsin majoring in BME considering going to medical school. On campus, I run the Club Tennis team, work in a BME research lab, volunteer at the hospital, and am very involved with my selective living group. I love Pratt because of the people I get to work with every day. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Alice Silberstein
aes88@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hey! I'm Alice and I'm a rising junior from Delray Beach, FL. I transferred to Pratt the spring of my sophomore year to study biomedical engineering with a minor in chemistry and am taking pre-medical classes. I'm a peer tutor on campus and also teach science as a volunteer through a program called FEMMES. I'm a huge basketball fan, and I'm on club tennis and in a sorority. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about Pratt or Duke in general! 

Singh

Anisha Singh
anisha.singh@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Chemistry
Pre-Med

Hello! My name is Anisha Singh, and I am a senior Biomedical Engineering major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Outside of E-Team, I conduct research as a Pratt Fellow in the Truskey lab, volunteer in the Duke Hospital Emergency Department, and am involved with the Society of Women Engineers. The camaraderie of Pratt has been one of my favorite aspects of Duke, and I’m excited that you are joining us! Please feel free to contact me with any questions about life at Duke that you may have.

Alexa Soren
mcf26@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Minor: Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS)

Hi guys! My name's Alexa and I'm from Chicago, IL. I'm studying Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Biomedical Engineering. I'm the current Student Organization Finance Chair as a part of Duke's Student Government and I also am a member of Engineering World Health and Greek Life. Last year I studied abroad in New Zealand. If you have any questions about study abroad or anything else feel free to contact me! 

Jillian Udell
aas63@duke.edu
Year: Junior
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: Sophomore
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

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

Hi! I'm a junior 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!

David Betancourt
dab82@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Civil Engineering
Minor: Evolutionary Anthropology

Hi! My name is David Betancourt and I am a rising sophomore currently pursuing a major in Civil Engineering (environmental track) and a minor in Evolutionary Anthropology. This past year at Duke I helped work on a Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) project being implemented in Madagascar. Outside of engineering, I'm a part of the Selective Living Group Ubuntu and I'm spending my summer doing research at the Duke Lemur Center. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have about Duke, Pratt, or lemurs!

Emma Palmer
ejp32@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Environmental Engineering
Minor: Environmental Science and Policy

Hi there! I'm a rising sophomore 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

Maria Folgueras
mcf26@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering (Chair/Co-chair ECE)
Minor: Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS)
Energy and the Environment Pre-Business/Grad School

Hello! My name is Maria Folgueras, and I am a senior from Baltimore, MD. I am majoring in ECE and minoring in EOS, with career interests in renewable energy research and development. On campus, I serve as the ECE Executive Board Chair for E-Team, and I am a member of Zeta Tau Alpha (serving as my sorority's treasurer last school year). I studied at the Duke University Marine Lab the summer after my freshmen year, participated in the DukeEngage Portland, OR program the summer after my sophomore year, and interned at the National Renewable Energy Lab as an Electrical Engineering Research Intern this summer (the summer after my junior year). While I may be a senior, I will be staying at Duke another year to complete the 4+1 Masters Program, which I was admitted to in March of my junior year. Finally, I love to play the piano, sing, volunteer, and help others. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

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

Hi there! My name is Jihane Bettahi, and I am a junior 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!

Alex Culbert
agc26@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hey! My name is Alex Culbert, and I'm a sophomore hailing from a small city called Eagle River, Alaska. I'm currently pursuing a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. I'm a member of Duke's Ski and Board team, as well as being a part of the SLG (Selective Living Group) Brownstone and a staffer for PWILD. I also work as a circulation desk assistant for Lilly Library. I'm excited to get to know you, and would love to answer any and all questions you may have about Pratt, Duke, or whatever.

Bridget Dou
bridget.dou@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science
Minor: English

Hi! I'm a senior studying ECE/CS, and am originally from Chapel Hill, so it has been a real journeyfor me to get where I am today. I'd love to talk to you about questions about Pratt, Duke, social life, classes, professors, basketball, etc. I'm also involved in various groups on campus, including an SLG (selective living group) and Campus Ministry Group, so let me know if you have any questions about these things. I love Pratt, and know you will too. 

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

Hello! I'm Juan Pablo, a Junior 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. 

Vishnu Gottiparthy
vtg4@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hello! My name is Vishnu Gottiparthy, and I'm a sophomore from Cary, NC studying ECE. On campus, I'm involved with two dance teams, the Duke Tour Guides, and the Community Empowerment Fund. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Melissa Horowitz
mrh56@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Pre-Business/Grad School

Hi, I'm Melissa! I'm from south Florida and am majoring in BME/ECE. I'm interested in possibly pursuing a PhD in bioinformatics or bioengineering. I'm a member of Girls Engineering Change and am currently involved in a lab researching plant genetics. I've also spent this past summer in Duke's Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions!

Jimenez

Lucia Martos Jimenez
lm260@duke.edu
Year: Junior
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! 

Gideon Pfeffer
gap16@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science

My name is Gideon Pfeffer and I am a rising sophomore in Pratt, double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science.Just a little bit about me – I grew up in Warrenton, Virginia. I love music, watching movies, and shoes (I’m a bit of a sneaker head). I’m most involved with the Duke Motorsports Team and research on campus. If you have any questions let me know.

Alexa Soren
mcf26@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Minor: Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS)

Hi guys! My name's Alexa and I'm from Chicago, IL. I'm studying Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Biomedical Engineering. I'm the current Student Organization Finance Chair as a part of Duke's Student Government and I also am a member of Engineering World Health and Greek Life. Last year I studied abroad in New Zealand. If you have any questions about study abroad or anything else feel free to contact me! 

Katherine Van Dyk
kmv10@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
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!

Yuan

Stanley Yuan
sy77@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science

Hi, I'm Stanley. I'm from a suburb of Chicago, where I went to a math and science boarding school. I’m an ECE/CS double major. Though I really enjoy coding and electrical engineering, I'm also very interested in social justice, and the intersection of the ways that various systems of inequality can be combated with technology. I also took a semester off to help launch a startup with some friends (which I'm still working on), so I know a little bit about alternative paths through Duke and tech startups. I’ve also been involved in a lot of different things on campus, from the Women’s Center to the Chronicle’s editorial board to Asian American activism, and am happy to talk about anything, so feel free to hit me up. 

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Leibowitz

Samantha Leibowitz
sll34@duke.edu
Year: Junior
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, 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!

French

Melissa French
mef37@duke.edu
Year: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Energy and the Environment

Hi, I'm Melissa, from Windsor, California. I'm studying Mechanical Engineering as well as pursuing a certificate in Energy and the Environment. I love being in Pratt because of the overwhelming about of love and support I receive from the faculty and my fellow students. Outside of the classroom I enjoy playing music, taking outings to some of North Carolina's most beautiful parks and forests, attending sports games and exploring Durham. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Furth

Joshua Furth
jaf64@duke.edu
Year: Junior
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: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Hey guys! I'm Allison and I'm from Phoenix, Arizona. I am 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. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have!

Samuel Liu
sl365@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
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!

Maslin

Mike Maslin
mjm103@duke.edu
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Hi guys! My name is Mike and I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I am also pursuing a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I like to volunteer on campus and in the Durham community. I am also involved in Greek life. Ask me any questions you have about Pratt, Duke, or anything else you can think of!

Ankit Rastogi
arr45@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Finance
Aerospace

Hey! My name is Ankit Rastogi and I'm a Mechanical Engineering student from St. Charles, Illinois. Here at Duke I am involved in Aerospace Research and am a TA in the MEMS department. I am also a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity on campus. If you have any questions at all about Duke, Durham, or anything else, go ahead and shoot me an email!

Hale Rodgers
hhr8@duke.edu
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Economics

Hi! I'm Hale from Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an Econ Minor along with the Aerospace Engineering Certificate. I am also part of the FAC program and am a member of a fraternity, and I love playing intramural sports as well. Ask me any question you have about Pratt, Duke, or anything else that comes to mind!

Vitha

Amy Vitha
ajv10@duke.edu
Year: Junior
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!