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About the Officers

Acting President: Kreteeka Chaudhury

  • Major - Mechanical Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - May 2018

 

Kreteeka's hobbies are painting and dancing. She also enjoys jumping out of airplanes and is very proud of her first solo skydive she did on 10th June 2017. She is also an undergraduate research assistant at the Digital Design and Manufacturing Laboratory in Scott Lab. Her main motive behind joining TBP was to make new friends, grow her professional network and hone her leadership skills. As the Vice President she enjoys the perks of travelling to TBP's conventions and meeting TBP alumni and other leaders from around the country.


Secretary: Lauren Vaccaro

  • Major - Chemical Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - May 2019

 

Lauren is a junior from Canton, Ohio. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading and traveling. In May 2017, she had the opportunity to travel to Greece with the Engineering of Ancient Greece program and loved exploring the country as well as learning its history. In addition to TBP, Lauren is a freshman peer mentor for Chemical Engineering, member of AIChE, BuckeyeThon Team Caption and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Lauren works for the Engineering Education Department as an undergraduate teaching assistant. Since being initiated, Lauren’s favorite part of TBP is meeting engineering students in other disciplines and the opportunities to grow her professional network.


Treasurer: Hamil Shah

  • Major - Electrical Engineering
  • Month/Year of Graduation - May 2019

 

Hamil is interested in many fields, ranging from aerospace to business finance. In addition to Tau Beta Pi, Hamil is a member of the Buckeye Space Launch Initiative and Business Builder’s Club. While not at the library, you will likely find him at football games (Go Bucks!), the Oval, or in the Union. Hamil enjoys travelling, and has been to many places, such as Brazil during the World Cup and Sydney, Australia. He chose Tau Beta Pi to meet highly motivated people from all engineering disciplines, and expand his network. As the Treasurer, he seeks to help put on great events for TBP members as well as the entire Buckeye community.


Community Service Chair: Hanna Rosenblum

  • Major - Chemical Engineering
  • Month/Year of Graduation - May 2019

 

Hanna is from New York and came to THE Ohio State University for a myriad of reason, the main of which is the outstanding engineering program. Her hobbies include intramural soccer, group fitness classes, and football games! She was a part of the Alpha Epsilon Phi from 2015-2016 and is currently a part of the office of student life at Ohio State where she works as an Office Assistant. Hanna’s main motives for joining TBP were to find new opportunities, meet more students focused in her major, as well as expand her professional network.


Community Service Chair: Matthew Lertola

  • Major - Chemical Engineering
  • Month/Year of Graduation - May 2019

 

Matt’s favorite activity is snowboarding, but he also enjoys playing volleyball, Utimate Frisbee, and piano.  His favorite band has been Green Day ever since he was a kid.  Matt joined TBP to become a part of a large network of motivated engineering students at Ohio State.  As a member, he also has exclusive networking opportunities with cutting-edge companies.  Outside of TBP, Matt is a part of Phi Gamma Delta, Students for Education Reform, and MoneyThink.  He also works with carbon nanotube-polymer composites as a research assistant in Koffolt Labs.


Social Chair: Emily Young

  • Major - Biomedical Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - December 2018


Emily enjoys crafting, cycling, and watching sports (she loves her teams from the CLE). She is an undergraduate research assistant in The Infant Lab over at Martha Morehouse and also conducts research for OSU's BME department with Nationwide Children's Hospital. Outside of TBP she is the Vice President of Finance for Phi Sigma Rho Sorority and a long term member of OHSE's Choose Ohio First program. She joined TBP to meet new people from all fields of engineering as well as expand her professional network. As the previous initiation chair, she enjoyed recruiting a getting to know all of the new members. Now, as Co-Social and Co-BM5K chair, she looks forward to working with Isabelle to establish better connections among our members as well as plan a great 5K.


Initiation Co-Chair: Marissa Banks

  • Major - Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - May 2019


In addition to TBP, Marissa is also involved in Chimes Junior Honorary, the OSU Community Orchestra, and several organizations within her major. She enjoys playing the piano and violin and listening to music. She joined TBP as an opportunity to learn from more experienced engineers, both students and professionals, and gain more leadership experience. Besides planning initiation, her favorite activity with TBP is volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore last spring.


Initiation Co-Chair: Ben Luce

  • Major - Civil Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - May 2019

 

Ben is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and enjoys ultimate Frisbee and intermural soccer. Along with TBP, he is an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Fundamentals of Engineering class circuit and member of Net Impact, a sustainability club on campus. Ben joined TBP to meet engineers outside of class and gain leadership experience as well as professional networking opportunities. As a new officer, Ben looks forward to creating fun and memorable Initiation experience for new members.


Initiation Co-Chair: Nicole Nassif

  • Major - Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - May 2020

 

Something interesting about Nicole is that she went on a study abroad trip to China this past summer. She enjoys playing pick-up games of any sport, and also enjoy photography, Netflix, and sleep. In adition to ther position with TBP, she is the BMES social chair, in Phi Sigma Rho, and  a member of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. She joined TBP to be a member of a group of high achieving engineering students.


Webmaster: Joel Pepper

  • Major - Biomedical and Computer Science Engineering
  • Month/Year of gradutation - May 2019

 

Joel's hobbies include skiing, boating and attending as many concerts as possible. He also has a passion for GNU/Linux, open source software, and pharmacology, and spends a lot of time researching/working with these subjects when not overwhelmed with his primary coursework. Besides TBP, Joel is a member of the biomedical engineering society, grades for the CSE web development course, and does research on biomedical nanotechnology. He joined TBP for its unique interdisciplinary approach to bringing together passionate students and scholars within the engineering profession.


Engineering Council Representative: Melissa Ardagh

  • Major - Chemical Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - December 2018

 

Melissa’s hobbies are hiking, camping, and playing soccer. She also enjoys traveling and has traveled as far as New Zealand with other Ohio State students in May 2016 to study linguistics. She is a Chemical Engineering Peer Mentor for first-year students and a member of Women in Engineering at Ohio State. She joined TBP last spring, but she is very excited to learn from more experienced engineers, expand her professional network, and to volunteer with her fellow members.


Engineering Council Representative: Annie Graff

  • Major - Material Science and Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - May 2018

 

Annie has always enjoyed reading and running and hopes to run a full marathon next year. She also loves traveling and was able to live/work as a research intern in Germany this past summer. Annie is a member of SWE, an Academic Path Peer and participates in undergraduate research within the MSE department. TBP appealed to her because of its national recognition and reputation, and it gave her a great opportunity to network with other engineering students and professionals. As an E-council representative, she was able to gain more insight on the work that goes on behind the scenes in order to make all of the engineering organizations at OSU so successful.


URF Co-Chair: Jacob Enders

  • Major - Biomedical Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - May 2018


Jacob's hobbies include singing and rock climbing.  He also enjoys going on service trips, and went to Peru last winter where he helped the citizens of Cusco and visited Machu Picchu.  He is also an undergraduate research assistant in the Microsystems for Mechanobiology and Medicine laboratory where he uses DNA origami to study cancer cell migration, and works as a member of PassGo: An Employment Empowerment Initiative to connect ex-felons and veterans with employment resources.  He joined TBP to grow his professional network and meet other highly-driven engineers.  As a coordinator for the Undergraduate Research Forum, he helps host a poster session in the spring for about 40 undergraduate engineering and architecture students to present their research.


URF Co-Chair: Kyle Burrows

  • Major - Chemical Engineering
  • Month/Year of graduation - May 2019

 

Kyle is originally from Eldersburg, Maryland which is a small town about 30mins. northwest of Baltimore. Kyle enjoys playing a variety of intramural sports, attending different OSU sporting events, and doing community service. Kyle is an Engineering Ambassador with the College of Engineering, involved in the Green Engineering Scholar program, is a Resident Hall Peer Tutor with the Office of Student Life, and a member of the Ohio State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Kyle is also a member of Block O and plays on the Club Lacrosse team here at THE Ohio State University. Kyle’s main motives for joining TBP were to expand his professional network, meet other motivated engineers, and to be part of a great honor society that both his father and aunt are members of.