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Sarah AbrahamSarah Abraham
Biomedical Engineering

Hello! My name is Sarah Abraham and I am studying Biomedical Engineering with hopes that one day I will be designing prosthetic limbs and other robotic medical devices. I am a sophomore and in my free time I enjoy being outside and hanging out with friends. I have an on campus job at UMass IT as a Help Center Consultant so I am happy to answer any computer/tech questions you may have. I look forward to meeting you all and if you have any questions just ask!



Amanda BaturaAmanda Batura
Industrial Engineering

Hi! My name is Amanda Batura, I am a freshman Industrial Engineering major. I am from Easthampton MA, and I am currently living in the Orchard Hill residential area on campus. Outside of classes I enjoy Knitting, reading mystery novels, and watching tv (mostly Anime) with friends. I also have an on campus job at the W.E.B Dubois Library information desk, feel free to stop and say hi if you see me working!





Aisha Ben-NetichaAisha Ben-Neticha
Electrical Engineering

Hi! My name’s Aisha. I’m a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering from Shrewsbury, Ma. I enjoy playing soccer, basketball and video games. I also enjoy reading drawing, swimming, and travelling. Netflix and PS4 are my best friends. My favorite superheroes are Iron Man and Spider-Man.


If you’ve made it this far, “sorry I annoyed you with my friendship” – Andy Bernard




Gabrielle BernsGabrielle Berns
Chemical Engineering

Hi, my name is Gabrielle Berns and I am from Avon, CT. I am a Senior Chemical Engineering major and an Economics minor. I am passionate about the environment and I love reading, dogs, and crosswords!



Matt DaniellMatt Daniell
Mechanical Engineering

My name is Matt Daniell, I’m a freshman Mechanical Engineering major, and I’m from Dracut, MA. Outside of class, I love to watch most sports and I am a drummer. After college, I hope to be able to attend graduate school, but that’s a long way away.




Allison DavisAllison Davis
Civil Engineering

Hi! My name is Ally and I’m from Westfield, MA. I’m a sophomore majoring in Civil Engineering. I’m a part of the Seismic Design Team and highly recommend joining any of the design teams if you get a chance. I love to travel and hope to make that a large part of my future. The things I enjoy the most include dogs (especially my own), The Office, and the beach. If you see me around campus feel free to say hi!





Thomas GableThomas Gable
Mechanical Engineering

Hi, I’m Gable and I’m a sophomore MechE here at UMass. I’m from Weymouth, MA, but am currently living in Southwest. When not in class, I like to hit the gym or go out and try something new. If you ever hear someone playing “A Thousand Miles” on the pianos around campus, it’s probably me.




Nhi HoNhi Ho
Mechanical Engineering

Hi, I am Nhi and I’m from Worcester, MA. My favorite foods are sushi, cheesecake and créme brûlée. On my free time, I play games and listen to music. Music I listen to these days are R&B and rap. I also enjoy singing, playing tennis, and spending time with my family. I hope to travel to eat amazing food and support my future cat with my engineering degree.






Amanda IsakAmanda Isak
Civil and Environmental Engineering

I'm a sophomore from Worcester, MA.








William JeromeWilliam Jerome
Biomedical Engineering

Hello, my name is Will Jerome. I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major from Boston. I’m also a Pre-Med student at UMass. Over the summer, I was an EMT with Fallon ambulance services. I am also a huge Patriots fan and like playing pick up football when I’m free.




Cyrus KarimyCyrus Karimy
Electrical Engineering

My name is Cyrus Karimy. My major is Electrical Engineering. I am currently a sophomore. I’m doing the five year program here (essentially I get my Masters in a year). I’m also pursuing my PhD after UMass. I’m going through many years of school because I want to become an engineering professor that also does research on the side. I love playing and watching soccer (Barcelona is my favorite team). I also ski and play tennis.





JP LieuJP Lieu
Mechanical Engineering

Hello, My name is JP Lieu and I am a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering. I like hiking, going to the gym, and doing some yoga. I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana and I live in Connecticut. Catch me always eating or trying to learn something new. Fun fact I can juggle 4 balls on a stackline.






Elizabeth LoweElizabeth Lowe
Mechanical Engineering

My name is Liz Lowe and I am from Stoneham, MA. A fun fact about me is that I foster dogs and love spending time with them and my dog Finn! I also love Grey’s Anatomy and ramen noodles.







Sanjana ManghnaniSanjana Manghnani
Chemical Engineering

Hi! My name is Sanjana Manghnani and I’m a freshman majoring in Chemical Engineering. I’m from Madrid, Spain and I live in Burlington, MA. I play on the UMass Table Tennis Team, and I am a member of CEPA. I really enjoy traveling, listening to music, and watching soccer.






Adaline NuesseAdaline Nuesse
Chemical Engineering

My name is Adaline Nuesse. I’m a Chemical Engineering Senior with a Math Minor. I’m the Vice President of Sustainability Projects Abroad and a member of the poetry club. I am from Hull, MA. When I’m not studying, I love to draw, write, and be outside. My goals for my future are to be involved with a company that values its employees, the environment, and world as a whole. I have more life goals than career goals, but I’m excited to be a chemical engineer in industry.

Ajey PandeyAjey Pandey
Electrical Engineering

Hi! I’m Ajey, I use he/him pronouns, and I'm a senior in electrical engineering! My life right now is dominated by tabletop role-playing games--in particular, I'm a game master, and in particular particular, I'm running games in the Genesys role-playing system.

I'm also into weird SoundCloud music, dorkily fancy pens, podcasts, and YouTube leftist politics channels.

(This is me on Jerimoth hill, the literal highest point in Rhode Island.)



Bucket ReesBucket Rees
Honorary Engineering Student

Hi! My name is Bucket. I’m an expert at giving hugs, and really good at helping on homework problems (my mom tells me I’m not really all that helpful, but for all the pats I get I must be good, right?). I love food, long walks in any weather, torturing my little sister by stealing her toys, and sleeping (preferably upside down). I’m good at mind control, especially for getting tasty snacks from unsuspecting targets - they can’t help but share. Did I mention I love food?! You can find me Friday afternoons in the Engineering CEI Hub.




Waymond SzetoWaymond Szeto
Mechanical Engineering

My name is Waymond Szeto and I’m a freshman Mechanical Engineer. I’m from Malden, MA, and when I’m not doing engineering work I hang out with friends and eat at Worcester. I really enjoy traveling. I’m also a big Patriots fan and love watching motorsports.



McLean TaggartMcLean Taggart
Chemical Engineering

Hello, my name is Mclean and I am a Freshman studying chemical engineering on the pre-med track. I am from Florida but moved to Sandwich, MA when I was 11. I am a part of Engineers Without Borders, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the Powerlifting team. If I’m not in class, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find me in the gym or at Worcester wolfing down chicken.



Tina TranTina Tran
Mechanical Engineering

I really enjoy going on hikes and the outdoors, but there is no denying I am a city girl at heart. In the future I hope to work in the sustainable energy sector. Being a part of my robotics team in high school gave me that hands on experience that really interested me and peaked my interest in engineering.





Luan Vo
Electrical Engineering

My name is Luan, currently a junior and I come from Las Vegas, NV. I am living in Cashin, up in Sylvan Residential area. Aside from burying myself in heaps of works and projects, I enjoy playing video games and create my own text-based RPG games using python and java. My favorite pastime is to watch Nigahiga, Kurzersagt and SovietWomble on Youtube. Once in a blue moon, I also enjoy playing badminton for a change of pace.

Madelyn WrightMadelyn Wright
Electrical Engineering

Hey, I’m Madelyn and I’m a sophomore in Electrical Engineering. Engineering is really a full-time major, but when I’m not studying like crazy I’m just hanging out with friends and eating loads of food. I am not very good, but I love rollerblading and I will shamelessly advertise $2 Tuesdays at Interskate 91 in Hadley.








Additional Peer Resources


Victoria Adams-ForneVictoria Adams-Forne
Civil Engineering / Math minor

Born in Spain but lived mostly in SE Asia. Interests: traveling, hiking/being outdoors, working out, film photography. Career Goals: be able to travel and live overseas for with the work I do.






Payton AndrewsPayton Andrews
Biomedical Engineering

My name is Payton Andrews I am a sophomore biomedical engineer. I am currently living in central and on the UMass Alpine Ski team. I have been able to ski since before I could walk and have also enjoyed the winter because of that. My goal once I graduate is to build prosthetic to help with para athletes throughout the world.





Emily BrannEmily Brann
Mechanical Engineer

My name is Emily Brann I am a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering. I am from Shrewsbury, MA. When I have time I like to paint and go outside as much as possible. I am a part of Engineers without Borders and SWE.






Benji CantonBenji Canton
Mechanical Engineering

My name is Benji Canton and I am a freshman mechanical engineering major from Newton, MA. In my free time I enjoy running, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. I can be found at Worcester working the late night shift.




Lila Duran RuizLila Duran Ruiz
Chemical Engineering

My name is Lila, I’m a junior in Chemical engineering. My favorite thing is sleeping but engineering has made that a little harder to accomplish. As a result I’ve been working on developing mad skills and time management to get my naps in while keeping up with school, my job, and research!







Daniel EmersonDaniel Emerson
Mechanical Engineering

Hi. My name is Dan Emerson and I am a junior Mechanical Engineering major. I am from Sandwich MA (on the cape). I mostly play soccer, but I also play Golf, intramural volleyball and disc golf. My favorite study spot on campus is the fourth floor of the ISB. My favorite ice cream flavor is coffee toffee, I like really spicy food, and I can make pretty good pizza.




Allison EvansAllison Evans
Biomedical Engineering

Hi! My name is Ally Evans. I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering Student. I am an active member of engineers without borders and the Biomedical Engineering Society on campus. I work in a lab on campus and as a tour guide for the College of Engineering. When I’m not doing homework, you can find me at sweets and More, at the hockey games, or at Chicken tender Thursday night at Worcester. After I graduate I plan to go to grad school and continue research in Molecular therapeutics.



Judith Gibson-OkunieffJudith Gibson-Okunieff
Journalism, Civil Engineering

Hi, I’m Judith, a super senior majoring in civil engineering. I’m from Boston and I’m interested in transportation. When I’m not doing engineering homework, you can find me photographing sports.








Jennifer GosselinJennifer Gosselin
Electrical Engineering

Hey, I’m Jenn. I’m a sophomore in Electrical Engineering. When I’m not studying I like to walk around campus, watch the UMass Hockey games, or sit on the hill and read. I’m a majore Potterhead and my Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw, which suits the whole, engineering always studying theme. Don’t worry though, you’ll still have time to hang out with friends and try out the intramural sports (which are a lot of fun!). Feel free to say hi to me!


Merveille KazimotoMerveille Kazimoto
Civil Engineering

My name is Merveille (pronounces mer-VAY) Kazimoto. I’m a senior in Civil Engineering. I’m interested in Transportation Engineering, specifically how intelligent transportation systems can be applied to traffic management and different modes of transportation. I love watching films (whether it’s at a movie theater or home under a cozy blanket), and I believe Wes Anderson is a genius! My favorite spot on campus would have to be the Durfee Conservatory, hands down. Be sure to check it out!


Carl MacDonald JrCarl MacDonald Jr
Mechanical Engineer

Hi my names Carl, I am a super senior studying mechanical engineering and psychology. I’m originally from Cape Cod, and spent a year studying at Cape Cod Community College before transferring to UMass. In my spare time I hang out with friends, read, work on cars, and stay up late into the night watching youtube videos on obscure subjects I’ll never need to know. If you ever see me around please come up and say hello! I’m always looking to make new friends.






Dillion MontiDillion Monti
Mechanical Engineering

My name is Dillion Monti, I am a sophomore pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree and Engineering Management minor. I am from NJ, and I like frisbee and planes.






Timur Niyazov
Chemical Engineering

Hey everyone! I'm Tim and I'm a senior chemical engineering major. I’m originally from Moscow, Russia, but locally I'm from Acton, MA. When I'm not studying or doing homework, I'm usually planning events for my fraternity, Alpha Chi Rho, or AIChE (The American Institute of Chemical Engineers). Any other free time is spent reading, hanging out with my friends, or watching movies (I'm a HUGE movie buff)!! Catch me at your local trivia or karaoke nights!

Subiksha ParthasarathySubiksha Parthasarathy
Biomedical Engineering

Hi! My name is Subiksha Parthasarathy and I’m a sophomore BME major! I grew up in Botswana (in Africa) and when I’m not studying I like to either be completely lazy and watch Netflix or I like to go on adventures. My future goal is to settle down in New York City.




Alexandra SheaAlexandra Shea
Biomedical Engineering

Hi, my name is Alexandra Shea. I am a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering. Though homework takes up a lot of my time, when I am not studying, I am involved with many clubs and activities on campus. Currently I am the Co-President of the UMass Biomedical Engineering Society. I am also a part of the Engineers without Borders Kenya project along with being the Publicity and Recruitment chair for the chapter. If I ever find an open moment, I love to spend my time at the craft center.


Nandini SivakumarNandini Sivakumar
Computer Engineering

Hi! My name is Nandini Sivakumar and I am a freshman majoring in Computer Engineering. I did my middle and high school in India. I enjoy singing, playing piano, dancing and helping people whenever I can. I hope to pursue a career in cybersecurity. 





Thanathorn SukprasertThanathorn Sukprasert
Computer Engineering

Hello, I am Tammy. I am a freshman Computer Engineering. I’m from Thailand. I enjoy taking photographs and watching movies. My favourite movie of all time is Star Wars. May the force be with you!




Hansen TjoHansen Tjo
Chemical Engineering

I'm a chemical engineering sophomore who enjoys pursuing the liberal arts. Outside of classes, I conduct research on the dynamics of polymer systems, work on academic projects as part of iCons, and tutor students in 'Intro to Chemical Engineering' as ExSEL Leader. Being an engineering peer, I am a strong advocate for the rigorous problem-solving skills learned through engineering.





Abraham WaldmanAbraham Waldman
Chemical Engineering

My name is Avi Waldman, and I am a sophomore Chemical Engineering Major in the Commonwealth Honors College here at UMass. I am from Concord, MA, and I am on the Clubs Soccer team here, as well as being a research assistant in a lab, and a member of AIChE. When I am not studying, I enjoy hiking and relaxing with friends. After college, I am planning on attending graduate school.