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Engineering Futures Mentors, Spring 2023

Mentors, Spring 2023

Zakarya Abdi, Biomedical Engineering, Senior
Fulton Difference Activities: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, Research Experience for Undergraduates at Rice University, Industry Internship, National Society of Black Engineers

Joy Era Agus, Biomedical Engineering, Junior
Fulton Difference Activities: Barrett Honors College, Fulton Ambassadors, Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Grand Challenges Scholars Program, E2 Camp Counselor

Deepit Arora, Engineering (Robotics), Human Systems Engineering Minor, Junior
Fulton Difference Activities: Fulton Ambassadors, Undergraduate Instructional Assistant, Grand Challenges Scholars Program, Industry Internship

Erin Burgard, Environmental Engineering, Spanish (Minor), Junior
Fulton Difference Activities: Barrett Honors College, Internship, Undergraduate Researcher, Venture Devils, E2 Camp Counselor

Paulina Cortes, Biomedical Engineering, Senior
Fulton Difference Activities: NASA L’Space Academy, Industry Co-op, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Engineering Futures Scholar

Isabella Gaspar, Mechanical Engineering, Junior
Fulton Difference Activities: Dean’s List, ASU Student Athlete, Athletes in Engineering

Daniel Haros, Mechanical Engineering, 4+1 Masters Degree Student
Fulton Difference Activities: Six Sigma Green Belt, Energy Efficiency Specialist at ASU Industrial Assessment Center, Industry Internships, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (President 2021-22, Vice President External Industry Relations 2020-21), Engineering Projects in Community Service

Michelle Houchins, Computer Science, 4+1 Masters Degree Student
Fulton Difference Activities: Research Experience for Undergraduates at New York University, Industry Internship, Barrett Honors College, Next Level Devils, Phi Sigma Rho

Michael Leef, Electrical Engineering, Junior
Fulton Difference Activities: Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, Industry Internship & Co-op, Fulton Ambassadors, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Sergio Lopez, Mechanical Engineering, Senior
Fulton Difference Activities: Energy Efficiency Specialist at ASU Industrial Assessment Center, Industry Internship, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (President 2022-23), Undergraduate Researcher

Leslie Pastor Moscayda, Chemical Engineering, Senior, Materials Science and Engineering Masters Degree Student
Fulton Difference Activities: Industry Internship, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (Vice President Internal 2021-22), Fulton Outreach and Recruitment Assistant, University Academic Success Programs Desk Aide

Krishna Narasimhan, Computer Science, Junior
Fulton Difference Activities: Industry Internship, Phi Kappa Psi, Volunteer Therapeutic Recreation Coach

Susanna Westersund, Civil Engineering, Senior
Fulton Difference Activities: Barrett Honors College, Industry Internship, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, American Society of Civil Engineers (President 2022-23), Concrete Canoe Project Manager, Undergraduate Researcher, Young Engineers Shape the World Mentor

Engineering Futures Scholars, Alumni

Kaitlyn Alvarez, Masters Degree Student, Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering, Statistics (Minor), May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Undergraduate Researcher at Social Insect Research Group, Chemistry and Mathematics Tutor, Industry Internship, Innovation Space, Learning Assistant at EdPlus

Alexander Amaya, Software Engineer, Paypal
Computer Systems Engineering, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Barrett Honors College, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Community Assistant at Barrett Honors College, Computer Science Grader, Industry Internship

Cameron Anundson, Software Development Engineer, Amazon
Computer Science, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Industry Internships, Edson Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute Fellow, Study Abroad-Spain

Gema Contreras
Electrical Engineer, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Huong Dang
Informatics, December 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Industry Internships, UX Design Lead at Apple + ASU, Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore, Residential Assistant at Tooker House, Next Generation Service Corps, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Computer Science

Shawn De Jesus, Software Developer, Charles Schwab
Computer Science, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Industry Internship

Keith Dixon, Industrial Engineer, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Industrial Engineering, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Lean Six Sigma Certification, Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Industry Internship, Engineering Projects in Community Service, Institute of Industrial and System Engineers

Antonio Enriquez, Software Developer, GAP Inc.
Computer Science, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Software Developers Association (Director of Communication 2019-20), Industry Internship

Bryson Gregory, Software Engineer, DriveTime
Computer Science, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Industry Internships, Chess Club Manager, Chess Coach, Second Place Winner of SolutionsX Hackathon at Bank of the West

Krissian Hargreaves, Research and Development Engineer, Beckton, Dickinson & Co.
Biomedical Engineering, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Fulton Ambassador, Biomedical Engineering Society, Engineering Projects in Community Service, Industry Internship

Moses Kang, Software Engineer, Visa
Computer Science, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Asian Pacific American Student Coalition (Director of Operations, 2019-20), Industry Internships, Apple Swift Developer at ASU , XR Developer at Meteor Labs

Austin Mares Gonzalez, Field Engineer, Harder Mechanical Contractors
Mechanical Engineering, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Abraham Martinez, Software Engineer, Amazon
Computer Science, December 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Software Developers Association – ASU, Industry Internship

Carlos Matherson, Co-Founder and Project Manager, 40 Labz (Blockchain Apps)
Biomedical Engineering & Computational Mathematical Sciences, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Biomedical Engineering Society, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Industry Internships, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at the Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory

Raymond Mcdaniels, Software Developer, Garmin
Computer Science, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Front End Developer for a Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Challenge, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Blaise Mutai, Masters Degree, Computer Science
Computer Science, December 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Front End Developer for a Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Challenge, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Thomas Peters, Manufacturing Engineer, ASML
Mechanical Engineering, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Engineering Projects in Community Service, Industry Internship, Espace Makerspace Team Lead, Sun Devil Robotics Club

Madasyn Pettersen, Process Engineer, Loparex
Chemical Engineering, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Fulton Undergraduate Research Internship, Research Experience for Undergraduates at University of Iowa’s The Nano-science and Nanotechnology Institute, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Shujauddin Rahimi, Software Engineer, Institute of Automated Mobility
Computer Science, December 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Study Abroad-Spain, Computer Science Peer Tutor, Research Assistant at Institute of Automated Mobility, Industry Internships

Istvan Trakal, Aerospace Engineer, Boeing
Aerospace Engineering, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Industry Internships, Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory, Sun Devil Rocketry, Volunteer at Project CURE

Matan Utschen, Process Engineer, EV Group (Semiconductor Manufacturing)
Mechanical Engineering, May 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Fulton Ambassador, Engineering Projects in Community Service, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Industry Internship, Research Experience for Undergraduates at University of Minnesota, Research Assistant ASU Autonomous Vehicles Lab, Entrepreneurship and Value Creation

Jessica Westerham, Mechanical Engineering, Masters Degree Student
Mechanical Engineering, December 2021
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Industry Internship and Co-op, Sun Devil Robotics Club, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

William Wood
Computer Science, August 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Texas Instruments Robotics Workshop, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Virtual Reality Game Development

Siyuan Zhou, Software Engineer, Honeywell
Computer Science and Computational Mathematical Sciences, May 2022; Certificate in Applied Business Data Analytics, May 2022; Certificate in Mathematical Concepts of Engineering, December 2022; Masters Degree in Computer Science, December 2022
Fulton Difference Activities: Industry Internships, Undergraduate Tutor

Current Scholars

Daniel Abreu (Entering Class, Fall 2021)
Electrical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: Engineering Projects in Community Service

Jaafar Al Shamari (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics (Minor)
Fulton Difference Activities: Engineering Projects in Community Service, Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, Engineers Without Borders (Tech Team Lead and Fund Raising Chair, 2019-21), Blockchain Club (Vice President, 2021-22), Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Industry Internship

David Avezov (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Aerospace Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: Next Generation Service Corps, Mathematics and Physics Student Tutor, Program Aide for University Academic Success Programs, Engineering Projects in Community Service

Yisely Barraza (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Computer Science
Fulton Difference Activities: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Project  Experience at ASU Center for Human-AI-Robot Teaming

Andrew Bartle (Entering Class, Fall 2021)
Computer Science
Fulton Difference Activities: Engineering Projects in Computer Science

Dylan Bluth (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Biomedical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: Barrett Honors Peer Tutor for K-12 programs, America Reads Tutor, Education at Work: Discover Financial Services, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Madison Branch (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Biomedical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: —

Evelyn Brannen (Entering Class, Fall 2021)
Computer Science
Fulton Difference Activities: Engineering Projects in Computer Service, Women in Computer Science (Historian 2022-23), Desk Assistant at the Fulton Engineering Career Center, Industry Internship (Summer 2023)

Natalie Butterfield (Entering Class, Fall 2021)
Biomedical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: Undergraduate Research in Rege Bioengineering Lab, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society

Jarek Cameron (Entering Class, Fall 2021)
Aerospace Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: —

Marco Castillo (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering (Minor)
Fulton Difference Activities: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation

Michael Chung (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Computer Science
Fulton Difference Activities: Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Autonomous Agents and Intelligent Robot Lab, Artificial Intelligence Club (Member Liaison, 2019-20; Vice President 2020-22), Data Science (Club (Technical Director, 2020-22); Industry Internships

Paulina Cortes (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Biomedical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: NASA L’Space Academy, Industry Co-op, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Engineering Futures Mentor

Kaytlyn Daffern (Entering Class, Fall 2021)
Computer Science
Fulton Difference Activities: Women in Computer Science-WICS, WICS Annual Coding Competition (Fall 2022)

Sebastian Diaz Aguilar (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Computer Science
Fulton Difference Activities: Deans List (Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2022)

Connor Holmes (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Mechanical Engineering, Project Management (Minor)
Fulton Difference Activities: Engineering Projects in Community Service, American Society of Mechanical Engineers-ASU Chapter (Founding Member-Fall 2021; President Spring 2022), Industry Internship

Austin Huffman (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Information Technology
Fulton Difference Activities: ASU Sync Technology Assistant, Industry Internships

David Keeney (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Materials Science and Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Angelica Lopez (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Biomedical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: Fulton Ambassador, Society of Women Engineers (ASU Tutoring Initiative Committee Chair 2021-22), Industry Internships

Christopher Mccormick (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Electrical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Small Satellite Development Lab, Interplanetary Initiative

Lamarius Miller (Entering Class, Fall 2021)
Mechanical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Mouied Mohamed (Entering Class, Fall 2021)
Industrial Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Emily Montoya (Entering Class, Fall 2019)
Chemical Engineering
Fulton Difference Activities: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Peer Mentor at ASU Barrett Honors College, Undergraduate Researcher, Point of Care Sensor for Iron Detection, International Research Experience for Students (IRES), Dubin, Ireland, Safety related Certifications with SAChE (13 certifications completed)

 

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